Nidhi Khurana is an Indian artist and educator based in New Delhi. Her studio work takes the form of drawings, textiles, carpets, prints, artist books, and sculptures to reflect upon the role of the human within nature.
In her recent works, she explores her relationship with the natural world by mapping her experiences as cyclical graphs of time, inspired by the diversity in cognitive approaches such as the Australian aboriginal dreamtime, the Mappaemundi, the yatra (pilgrimage) maps, representations from Islamic cosmological diagrams and illuminated manuscripts. Nidhi uses natural dyes, 24-carat gold and silver, handmade paper and silk to document her experience of the world.
She has been a part of many group exhibitions namely, Breathing Through shifting Scapes, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; Every 100 Feet The World Changes, Braunschweig, Germany; Mapping Frontiers, Goethe- Zentrum, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad; Fibers Fables, Weavers Gallery, The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi.
Mansoor Ali (b. 1978, Jasmatpur, Gujarat) completed his Masters in Fine Arts (Sculpture) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda in 2004 and Bachelors in Fine Arts in 2002 from the same institution.
Mansoor Ali builds on the Dadaist idea of the readymade, with the chair as his object of choice to create implications of power, politics, and its many trappings. The geometric order of the chair is rearranged to exhibit the cacophonous and dissonant symphony of political opinions, corruption and human greed. “Deciphering and questioning political and social inclinations in a rapidly changing society have constantly informed my works. Moreover, Identitarian politics, too, determine my artistic concerns and choices. My art practice revolves around local as well as national concerns for identity search or/and as an individual. As a result, my works echo the individual, who is sometimes me, sometimes you and sometimes he or she,” says the artist.
Subodh Kerkar (b.1959) is a Goan painter, sculptor, and installation artist. He is also the founder of Museum of Goa. A qualified medical professional, he gave up medicine to pursue the arts. Experimenting and exploring the potential of different mediums, Kerkar has been practicing art since over three decades.
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