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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Founder, Centre for Arts and Social Practice (CASP-India). This non-profit entity works through four chapters in Navi Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Kolkata since inception in 2013. CASP facilitates workshops, conversations, screenings, community partnerships and socially engaged projects, fostering a relational engagement at both individual and institutional levels.
  • Co-Founder, The White Paper Project (TWPP). This entity runs art workshops and courses for all age groups. It aims to facilitate imagination through creative activities and is based in Mumbai, India.
  • Volunteer at the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) Training Program with inmates at the Columbia River Correctional Institute, Portland, USA.
  • Member at PSU TV, Portland State University, USA.
  • Member at New City Limits (NCL), an arts collective in Navi Mumbai, India.
  • Exhibited work in galleries, research platforms and alternative spaces in India since 2000. Participated in artists’ panels and discussions, and socially engaged projects have received critical appreciation.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • 2016 – Present: Graduate Teaching Assistant at Art+Social Practice Department, School of Art and Design, Portland State University, USA.
  • Present: Faculty Member at Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, USA.
  • 2017: Creek College Class at PSU Art+Social Practice Annual Assembly, Portland.
  • 2017: Workshop at Public Annexe, Portland.

India: Visiting Faculty (workshops, lectures, and presentations)

  • 2012-2013: Visual Communication Department, Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai.
  • 2013: Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, (KRVIA) Mumbai.
  • 2012: National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Navi Mumbai.
  • 2012: Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts & Craft, Mumbai.
  • 2011-12: Mohile Parikh Center, Mumbai
  • 2011: Khula Aasman, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
  • 2008-2013: The Pomegranate Workshop, Mumbai.
  • 2004: Russell Square International College (affiliated to the University of London), Mumbai.

 Full-time Employment:

  • 2003 – 2005: Art Teacher (Head of the Art Section, Secondary Level), Delhi Public School, Navi Mumbai.

EDUCATION:

  • 2016-2019: M.F.A. in Art + Social Practice at the School of Art and Design, Portland State University, USA.
  • Awarded College of the Arts Scholarship and Simon Benson Scholarship for the program.
  • 1997-1999: M.F.A. (Masters in Fine Arts – Graphics), Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda, India.
  • 1993-1997: B.V.A. (Bachelor of Visual Arts – Graphics), Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India.

CERTIFICATE AND TRAINING:

  • 2017: Studio Production Manager, Open signal, Portland, USA.
  • 2017: Grumbacher Teacher Certification, Portland, USA.

OTHER HONOURS:

  • 2013: Ph.D. position offer at Social Sculpture Research Unit (SSRU), Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.(declined).
  • 2012 and 2014: Final Shortlist, Public Art Grant, Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, New Delhi, India.
  • 2000: Artists’ Exchange Program to Amsterdam (Netherlands), Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad, India.
  • 1999: Scholarship in Painting (Studio Residency) at the Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad, India.
  • 2000: Fellowship in Painting (Studio Residency) at the Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad, India.

PUBLIC ART / SOCIAL PRACTICE PROJECTS:

  • 2017- Present: Forest Spirit Incantation (FSI), Portland, USA.
  • 2017: Simon Benson Scholarship exhibition, Portland State University, USA.
  • 2017: Hotline Think, Portland State University, USA.
  • 2016: Bedtime Story Lab, Central Library, Portland, USA.
  • 2015: A Moon for Everyone, CRACK International Art Camp, Kushtia, Bangladesh.

India:

  • 2015-16: Mumbai Hyponatremia, a project on salt pans+housing projects (part of Geographies of Consumption: Bombay/Mumbai), a public art project curated by Mohile Parikh Center, Mumbai.
  • 2014: Spin the Top, interactive installation on child education rights in India, Child Rights and You (CRY) at Kalaghoda Public Art Festival, Mumbai.
  • 2012: A Cry to Nourish, interactive installation on under-nourishment in India, Child Rights and You (CRY) at Kalaghoda Public Art Festival, Mumbai.
  • 2011-2012: GHAR, (part of Encounters: Land (of) Mine) co-curated by the Mohile Parikh Center and ArtOxygen, Mumbai. This public art project examined the inter-related issues of land, urbanism, migration, economics and the environment through site-specific interventions, street theatre, discussions, screenings and an exhibition.
  • 2005: Raffle for Tsunami Survivors, a charity auction of artworks, The Open Circle, Mumbai.
  • 2003: Collaborative Painting on local trains organized as part of the World Social Forum by The Open Circle, Mumbai.

SELECTED TALKS / PANELS / JURY  (India):

  • 2016: Panel Discussant, ‘Field Notes’ (Geographies of Consumption: Bombay Mumbai Symposium) at G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, as part of a public art project by Mohile Parikh Center, Mumbai.
  • 2013: Panel Discussant, ‘Architecture as Contemporary History’, at the Kamla Raheja Memorial Lecture Series, (KRVIA), Mumbai.
  • 2012: Lecture, ‘Shifting Paradigms: Artists as Social Sculptors’, Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai.
  • 2013: Panel Discussant, ‘The Philosophers, the Believers & Z’Shelter’, at StudioX, Mumbai (Global Network Initiative, GSAPP, Columbia University, USA).
  • 2012: Panelist, ‘Opening Spaces in the City: Sites / Contexts / Dialogues’ at StudioX, Mumbai (Global Network Initiative, GSAPP, Columbia University, USA). The panel was in conjunction with the educational program of the public art project Encounters – Land (of) Mine, co-curated by the Mohile Parikh Center & ArtOxygen.
  • 2009: External Jury Member, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Navi Mumbai.

EXHIBITIONS:

Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Cochin, Baroda, Chandigarh / USA, Amsterdam and Japan

  • 2017: Simon Benson Scholarship Award Exhibition, Portland State University, Portland. USA
  • 2017: Symphonies of Resilience # Exstrange. Ebay Auction, Portland, USA.
  • 2013: Art for a Cause, Gallery 7, Mumbai, India.
  • 2013: New City Limits, Yusuf Meherally Centre and Vaikunthbhai Mehta Research Centre for Decentralized Industries, Navi Mumbai (Organized by New City Limits Collective).
  • 2012: Trespassers Only, StudioX, Mumbai (Global Network Initiative, GSAPP, Columbia University, USA).
  • 2008: Ripple, Artists Centre, Mumbai.
  • 2008: Art Fusions Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
  • 2007: Ophelia, Gallery Open Eyed Dreams, Cochin.
  • 2007: Endearing Palette, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • 2006: Collective Spaces II, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • 2005: Vertical Mappings, a solo exhibition at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2004: Collective Spaces I, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • 2003: Homage to Bhupen Khakhar, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • 2003: The Harmony Art Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
  • 2002: Exhibition of Self Portraits, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
  • 2001: The Harmony Art Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
  • 2001: Exhibition of Self Portraits, National Gallery of Modern Art (Kalaghoda Public Art Festival), Mumbai.
  • 2000: The Harmony Art Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
  • 2000: Artists’ Exchange Exhibition at the Foundation for Indian Artists (FIA), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 1999: Annual Exposition, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.
  • 1999: Their Story, Voluntary Health Association of India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1999: Group Show at the Faculty Gallery, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda.
  • 1998: All India Art Exhibition, Chandigarh.
  • 1998: Rank Holders Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, Kolkata.
  • 1998: Drawing Exhibition by All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, (AIFACS), New Delhi.
  • 1998: Biennale Exhibition of Prints, Japan.
  • 1993, 1994 & 1995: Annual Art Exhibitions, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.

PUBLISHED ARTICLE (Author):

  • 2017: Inheritance of loss, loss of inheritance, Permanent Bruises, Portland, USA.

BOOK COVER DESIGN:

  • 2018: Multilingualism: The Basis of Quality Education, Unique Academy, Pune, India.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • 2017: Creek College: Planting Seeds on the Columbia Slough, June 27, 2017 // CULTURENEWS & NOTES// OREGON ARTSWATCH
  • 2012: Featured in the article on the public art project, Encounters: Land (of) Mine, Domus India magazine, Journal Section, (Vol. 1, Issue 7) Mumbai.
  • 2012: Featured in the article on the public art project, Encounters: Land (of) Mine, ‘Coming up for Air’ in Hindustan Times, Mumbai.
  • 2008: Feature in Mid-day (Mumbai) ‘Go, Ek Do Teen’, Mumbai
  • 2007: Feature in Hindustan Times ‘Art for a Cause’, Mumbai.
  • 2007: Interview: Art Concerns E- Magazine, Cochin.
  • 2003: Essay, Lalit Kala Akademi Art Journal (Issue No-47), New Delhi.

ART CAMPS:

  • 2015: CRACK International Art Camp, Kushtia, Bangladesh.
  • 1999: RPG Art Camp, Mumbai, India.
  • 1997: West zone cultural printmaking camp. Udaipur, India.

 

 

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