Born in 1982/06/22
Graduated from M.A. HISTORY OF ART, NATIONAL MUSEUM INSTITUTE in 2006
Recent 5 main activities are:
2013 ' Rendez-vous 13' As a preview of the 12th Biennial of Lyon, France.
2013, 'Ideas Of The Sublime' curated by Gayatri Sinha, Rabindra Bhavan, New delhi.
2012, Sarai Reader: 9 EXHIBITION, Curated by Raqs Media Collective, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi.
2012, Kino Is the Name of a Forest, FICA Emerging Artists Award - Solo Exhibition, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (IN)
2011, Three-months residency hosted by Stadt galerie, Bern (Switzerland) in collaboration with Pro Helvetia (Swiss Arts Council) and FICA
2010, Awarded 'the City as Studio' - Sarai-CSDS Media Lab Associate Fellowship for Contemporary Art and Media Practices and Residency
2011, Awarded with FICA Public Art Grant 2011 as Part of 'WALA' (an artist-writer collective of three: Paribartana Mohanty + Sujit Mallick + Akansha Rastogi)
Conversation is a challenge to pedagogy; it is a response to the threat, fear and insecurity that our time produces. History and archive has been a dominant force and source of in my practice earlier, to reate dialogues. Now I am searching other possibilities to have conversations, different ways talk, other forms of argument, searching more conditions for life. So I am planning to stage conversations. I am interested to create propositions or provocation for conversations. Continuing the research I have started small experiments. My current project 'Act the Victim' is a proposition to start dialogue. It is a provocation to converse/talk/argue with the contemporary, memory and dream. I am interested in the notion of public that has no form, considered as a crowd, chaos. I feel the urge to go to the public talking to people and collect narratives. I am interested in the mass memory, which never could be a part of our value system, never became knowledge. I love the idea of fiction and story telling.
The Tourist, 2013, Digital print on archival paper, 24"x 36"
Snake Charmer, 2013, Video, 33"x 48"
Apparatus, 2011, Video, Variable
Act The Victim, 2012/13, performance/audition, Inder Salim
Act The Victim, 2012/13, performance/audition, Amit Slathia
Act The Victim, 2012/13, performance/audition, Tanvi Jaswal