Radha La Bia
Shahmen Suku is a performance artist based in Sydney who explores ideas of racial and cultural identity, gender roles, the home and the kitchen, food and storytelling.
Growing up in a modern matriarchal Indian family, Shahmen processes his sense of displacement from home as Radha La Bia, the Diva from India. Moving to Australia has given Shahmen multiple perspectives on migration, culture, race, colonisation and gender identity and finds expression in his alter ego. Radha La Bia creates holistic experiences that encompass culinary science and spatial dynamics that are spiced with the adventures of her palate.
[Original image by Kimi Gill]