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PRAF-Prameya Art Foundation

MEENAKSHI NIHALANI

I am Archiving for Us

Meenakshi Nihalani is a visual artist based in Mumbai, India. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sculpture from the Sir J.J. School of Fine Arts, Mumbai. Her artistic research presents the social, psychological and geological impact of British Colonialism on farmers highlighting the absurd play of politics and power on their destinies. She has received a Scholarship Residency from Fundaziun Nairs in Switzerland (2019), a Scholarship exhibition from Honorary Indian consulate in Stuttgart in 2018, and also artist residencies in Berlin, Netherlands, Zurich, Belgium,and India. She also received the 2017 Lord Mayo Memorial Award for her sculpture during the Annual exhibition at Sir J.J School of Art

VIKRANT KANO

Lost in Translation

Vikrant Kano is an artist from New Delhi. He completed his BFA (2016) and MFA (2018) from College of Art, New Delhi

Recently in 2020, his practice-based research project titled ‘Family memories’ was the focus of an interview by Manuela de Leonardis, published in the Italian newspaper, Alias II Manifesto, Italy. Vikrant was part of the Next Step Residency Program 2019 atOne Shanthi Road and in the same year he participated in the Art camp, organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

Selected exhibitions include: The Gillehri Arts Initiative (GAI), an online exhibition platform conceptualized by Oorja Garg/2019; Call to Disorder: Experiments in Practice and Research, curated by Vidya Shivadas at the Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa/2019; “Castelnuovo Fotografia”, seventh edition held in castle of Rocca Colonna in Porto, Rome/2019; BRIEF PARABLES OF DYSTOPIA Momus: Museum of Contemporary Art, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art Collections held in Thessaloniki, Greece/2019; Shortlisted for “proyector”(video art platform ) by Indus Art Collective show at Madrid, Spain/2019; National exhibition 2018-2019 organized by Lalit kala akademi (national academy of art) New Delhi/2018; Group exhibition “pidgin”, NIV art center, Delhi/2018; Group exhibition in “CAFE” (center for art & free expression) gaffar manzil, Delhi/ 2018; Group Exhibition at Lokayata Art Gallery/2016; “Entropy”, Latitude 28 Art Gallery initiated by Student’s Biennale, Kochi-Muziris Biennale/2016; Participation in Student’s Biennale, a collateral event at Kochi-Muziris Biennale/2016-17.

ANUJ ARORA

Unsettled Identities

Anuj Arora is an Independent Graphic designer and Photographer based in India. He grew up in Delhi and studied bachelor at the University of Delhi. Later he studied visual communication in Delhi. He worked as a graphic designer in Delhi for more than a year before moving into photography. He was mentored by Bharat Chaudhary and Chandan Gomes at Sri Aurobindo Center for Arts in New Delhi where he pursued Documentary Photography. Since 2018 he has been working with several newspapers as an Independent Photographer like The Hindu, Hindustan times and Press Trust of India. Also, he has been documenting issues of Migration in Delhi as a long-term project.

Anuj has been a finalist of TOTO photography awards 2020, his work has been published in The Hindu, HindustanTimes, Getty Images, Khirkee Voice (a community based newsletter by KHOJ), Sunday Magazine by The Hindu, Your Shot National Geographic and exhibited at Indian Habitat Center with respect to graduate project.

'MADHU DAS'

Where are we

Madhu Das(Mumbai/India) his practice is primarily concerned with the projection of identity onto the social and natural world and the way in which the two are woven together in the space. In his work, the human body often establishes an improvisational relationship with objects and sculptural elements in the space. His work involves spaces, in both a narrative sense and as a site of memory, to re-narrate historical events as a way of plotting connections between the particular and the universal. Madhu adapts aspects of material culture and uses methods from anthropology and allegorical fiction as a conceptual tool, exploring linguistic devices and imagery with a sense of irony and paradox.

Recent exhibitions and residenciesinclude: ‘Concrete skies' curated by HHArtSpaces, Serendipity Arts Festival, India;(IN)Sessions, Delfina Foundation, London;Arthur Bunder Press, Chatterjee & Lal, India; Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Japan; Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taiwan;‘I am Sutradhar’ curated by Archana Hande The Guild Gallery, India;HHArt Spaces, India; Harvard South Asia Institute, Cambridge, USA; Awaaz Do -A Call to Resistance, curated by Ram Rahman in Times Lit Fest at the Mehbob Studios, India;Venice Biennale -Creative Time Summit with ArtO2 at Studio-X, India; The Conflicted Issue of Change and Urbanism, curated by Gayatri Sinha at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, India; Sarai Reader 09, curated by Raqs Media Collective at Devi Art Foundation, India;Post-Oil City: The Historyof the City’sFuture, Curated by ElkeFalat, Vishweshwaraya Museum, collaboration with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller, India; Kochi –Muziris Biennale, India; Video Wednesday II, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Gallery Espace, India; G.H. krumbiegel 'whatever hetouched he adorned, curated by Suresh Jayaram, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller, Bengaluru, India; TIFA Working Studios, India; T.A.J. Residency & SKE Projects, India; Theertha International Artists Collective, Sri Lanka and Sandarbh Artist Residency, India.

Madhu was the recipient of the Inlaks Fine Arts Award in 2015 and was selected by Harvard South Asia Institute forthe Emerging South Asian Visual Artists Program.

ISHITA CHAKRABORTY

Lyrics of Loss and Longing

Ishita Chakraborty (b. 1989, West Bengal) is an artist who has an MFA from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and is currently pursuing the MFA program at the Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland. Ishita’s practice reveals—through inkless drawings,installation, poetry, video and sound within the contexts marked by the traces—displacements, traumas of colonialism, language and identity. In 2017 she was awarded the Gästeatelier Krone residency in Switzerland, which culminated in an exhibition of theresulting project at the Museum Forum SchlossPlatz. Recent exhibitions include: I speak your language, Kunstraum Zhdk, Zurich (2019); Small Projects for Coming Communities, Stuttgart, Germany and Oncurating Project Space, Zurich (2019); What Leaf? What Mushrooms? Art Container, Zurich (2019); Art for peace, Kunsthaus Zofingen, Switzerland (2017). She was invited to participate in the Khoj Foundation PEERS SHARE program, Delhi (2018) the residency program by Piramal Museum of Art in Mumbai, India (2015). Upcoming shows include participation in the 5th International Biennale de Casablanca in Morocco, which has been postponed to 2021 as a result of the global Covid-19 related lockdown.