Underpinnings: Anna Leonowens Gallery

Shaai/Ink” – a short video that I created with Smriti Mehra will be showing at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia between 21 November – 1 December 2017.

Underpinnings: 130 Years of NSCAD
NSCAD Biennial Alumni Exhibition
Curated by Tori Fleming

Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia. B3J 3J6

 
This year marks 130 years since Anna Leonowens first opened the Victoria School of Art in 1887. Since then, NSCAD has maintained its reputation as one the most influential art schools under many names, locations and presidents. NSCAD has provided the educational underpinnings for the studio practice of numerous significant Canadian artists, cultural workers, and creative thinkers.

For the 2017 Alumni Biennial, the NSCAD Alumni Association invited former students to reflect on the core values and pedagogy that have created the legacy for which NSCAD is known. Coordinated by NSCAD alumna Tori Fleming, this large, salon-style exhibition includes work by more than 100 alumni artists and designers.

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Instants Vidéo 30

Happy to announce that my work will be exhibited alongside 30 other video & multimedia installations at La Friche de la Belle de Mai in Marseille between 11th November and 3rd December as part of the 30th edition of Instants Vidéo festival.

The exhibition program can be seen here.

The day-to-day program can be seen here.

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Streetlight

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Happy to be a part of Streetlight at Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago. Begins this evening and continues to the end of the month.

Streetlight
July 17, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Featuring works by Darko Aleksovski, Michael Bauer, Emanuele Napolitano and Zaelia Bishop, Katina Bitsicas, Emilie Crewe, Furen Dai, Patrick Jenkins, Herbert Lee Jones, James Kenny, An Na Kim, Juliane Kowalke, Kasper Lecnim, Matt Lee, Dillon Lemon, Ahmed Mohsen Mansour, Henning Marxen, Tracy Miller-Robbins, Jillian Musielak, Liam O’Connor, Erika Råberg, Cole Robertson, Olim Saeki, Rory Scott, Piotr Urbaniec, and Xiaoqing Zhu.

Video will be projected every evening after dark, visible from the street. The gallery space itself will not be open to the public during these dates, except by appointment.

1224 W. Loyola Ave | Chicago, IL 60626

 

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Festival Labirinto II

My video ‘Presence of Absence‘ will be screened at Teatro Studio Uno in Rome on Thursday 18th May as part of Festival Labirinto II, presented by Gruppo della Creta. A selection of video art screenings have been curated by Nicolas Vamvouklis of K-Gold Temporary Gallery, and will take place between 15th – 28th May.

See the festival programme here.

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The New Indian Express – Interview

A short interview in The New Indian Express today about my Matchbox Collection…

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2016/dec/20/dolphin-the-killer-whale-started-it-1551361–1.html

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NH7 Weekender – Periphery Art Project

A new 48 x 24 inch print I created for the NH7 Periphery Art Project on the theme ‘Utopia’.

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Commissioned and curated by Bombay Duck Designs, this traveling exhibition features visual art that is screenprinted on the periphery cloth surrounding the area of each stage at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender music festival. The exhibition will visit Shillong, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata, Puducherry, Mysore, Nagpur and Jaipur.

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On a never-ending journey in search of an ideal place, we find joy and meaning along the way.

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Sabbatical

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Sometime in late 2006 I bought a Moleskine journal and a small selection of Tombow pens from a store on Tottenham Court Road in London. Nearly ten years later I rediscovered these supplies at the back of a drawer in my Bangalore studio and felt bad I had never used them – there and then I started working, and from the first few quick and spontaneous drawings this series took shape.

See the full series of 27 drawings here.

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