Studio Shot : 2022 | Clicked by Harmeet Singh Rattan | Kaladham Greater Noida
My work is derived out of an awareness that we live in multiple frames of time overlapping each other,
and the works are a product of time. The attempt is to live by participating in all the time frames....
“Art is not one thing; it is many things. To think it is a single form that implies that it has a monolithic characteristic,
this implication cannot be defended in the light of understanding of complexities of art or the nature of the man”
-Krasue, Joseph H. The nature of art. Published by Prentice-Hall, 1969. ISBN 13: 9780136104773 (pg 4).
Aditi holds a PhD in Visual Studies from the University of Delhi.
She was awarded Gold Medal during her MFA degree and Sailoz Award during her BFA final year with respect to academics.
She is a recipient of LKA Garhi Grant, H.R.D. Junior Fellowship, National Scholarship by Ministry of Culture & Camel Art Foundation Award.
In 2016, she had a solo show titled ‘Recent works’ curated by Amal Allana, with Text by Prof. (Dr.) Nuzhat Kazmi at Art Heritage II, New Delhi.
In 2019, she was a part of the Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata organized by the British Council, Kolkata, the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata and the Alliance Française du Bengale in collaboration with the Kolkata-based gallery CIMA and Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal.
She has also presented and published papers at Research Seminars including the International Seminar on “Relevance of Performing and Visual arts in contemporary society: A perspective (creative experiments and changing profiles of the arts)” at the Faculty of Performing Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara recently.
In her works, Aditi explores and expresses the idea of repetition, beauty, automatism & spontaneity through bookmaking and painting format.
She is also a founding member of Studio A 89, Kaladham, based out of Knowledge Park 2 Greater Noida - A studio that focuses on Analogue and Alternative mediums and approaches of photography. LINK: 🔗 InstaHandle
CV ~ Dr. Aditi Aggarwal
Born in 1987 in New Delhi, India.
Presently lives and works in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2023 Awarded PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) Visual Arts, University of Delhi, (North Campus ) New Delhi
2011-2013 M.F.A. (Painting), College of Art, New Delhi, University of Delhi
(Gold Medal - Batch Topper with Distinction)
2006-2010 B.F.A (Painting), College of Art, New Delhi, University of Delhi
2005-2006 Foundation (Graphic Design), Apeejay Institute of Design, Delhi
Awards / Fellowships / Grants
2023 1st Runner Up - BMW India X India Art Fair - Future is Born of Art Commission < LINK 🔗>
2022 Art-Reach X Kiran Nadar Museum of Art ~ Teaching Fellowship < LINK 🔗>
2018 H.R.D. Junior Fellowship, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India (for FY 2016 awarded in 2018)
2018 Uttar Pradesh State Award (Painting) Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation
2017 Garhi Research Grant (Scholarship) Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Art, India), New Delhi
2013 First Prize, MFA Final Year Painting Dept., College of Art, New Delhi
2012 Camel Art Foundation Award
2012 University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET)
2011 H.R.D. National Scholarship, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India
2010 Sailoz Award, BFA Final Year, Painting Dept., College Of Art, New Delhi
2009 Special Prize (Rang-Srijan), The Culture Council, University of Delhi
2019 Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata organised by the British Council, Kolkata, the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata and the Alliance Française du Bengale in collaboration with the Kolkata based gallery CIMA and Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal.
2016 Reflection Art Studio’s 4th International Artist Residency, Art For Change Foundation, New Delhi
2016 NIV Art Centre Residency, New Delhi
2015 Kalakriti Art Residency at Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
2014 One-month residential summer course, Film Appreciation, Film and Television Institute of India (F.T.I.I.), Pune
2013 Arts for all Residency, Sanskriti Kendra Anandgram, Delhi
2023 (Upcoming) Shared Ecologies ~ Ghosting the Machine <Link 🔗>
2020 Ideas to Print, Farside Collective.
2019 Research Methodology Workshop in Cultural Studies at the India- Arab Cultural Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
2019 Workshop titled ‘Whims of Future‘ organized by Prameya Art Foundation at Alliance Francaise Delhi, New Delhi
2018 Book Binding Workshop with Offset Projects @ KHOJ Studio, New Delhi
2012 “Basurama. The B- side of the city”, Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi
2009 Art Appreciation, National Museum Institute, New Delhi
2021 Women Artist's National Camp at Garhi Studios organized by Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Art, India)
2017 Art Camp at Jaipur Art Summit
2017 Art Camp, Urusvati Art Centre, Gurugram, Haryana
2017 ‘Unexplored Spaces’ national art camp at World School of Design, Haryana
2016 Art Conclave (National Camp) at Dr Shakuntala Mishra National Rehabilitation University as a part of the 57th National Exhibition of Art, L.K.A. Lucknow
2016 Junior Artist Camp, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society of India ( AIFACS), New Delhi
Slide Show Presentation of Works at the British Council, Kolkata
as a part of the Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata. 2019
Slide Show Presentation of Works at the Center for Interdisciplinary Arts, Santìnìketan (CIAS)
as a part of the Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata. 2019
Slide Show Presentation of Works at M.F.A. Painting Department, College of Art, New Delhi (September 2017)
as a part of the PhD Programme (University of Delhi).
Slide Show Presentation on Autobiographical Image-Making in Art at College of Art,
the University of Delhi at MFA Applied Art Studios as a part of the PhD Programme (University of Delhi). 2018.
Slide Show Presentation on the topic of Self Portraiture and Recent Works at Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University
Formerly JNTU College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Nov 2015
Slide Show Presentation on Self Portraiture at the College of Art, the University of Delhi
as a part of the MFA degree Programme. 2012.
2016 ‘Recent works’ curated by Amal Allana, Text by Prof. (Dr.) Nuzhat Kazmi, Art Heritage II, New Delhi.
Global Tiger Day by WWF x VKA zines Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Saket
Rekindled Spirits, Abir India @ Bikaner House, New Delhi
‘Hum Sab Sahmat’–Sahmat.Org Jawahar Bhawan, New Delhi
2022 62nd National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
Terrain Offline, Curated by Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi, Bikaner House, New Delhi.
Dreams.Exe at Terrain.Art - weblink 🔗
2021 Mixed Media Musings at Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi. weblink🔗
2021 Kaladham Projects Serigraphy Work Display, Greater Noida.
61st National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
2020 International Art Exhibition marking 100 years of Jamia at M F Hussain Art Gallery (Jamia Millia Islamia University)
Final Presentation: Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata, Experimenter - Hindusthan Road, Kolkata.
2019 ‘Imprint’– a confluence of visual art & dance at Bikaner House, Celebrating the birth centenary of artist and art historian, Jaya Appasamy, Rasaja Foundation, New Delhi.
Extending the Contemporary, Art Konsult Gallery, New Delhi
2018 Garhi Woman Artists Show at Garhi Art Gallery, LKA Regional Centre Garhi, Delhi
2018 ‘Permanent Markers’, Garhi Grant Scholars Exhibition at LKA Rabindra Bhawan, Delhi
2018 Garhi Grant Scholars Exhibition, First International Kala Mela at IGNCA, Lalit Kala Akademi, National Academy of Art, New Delhi.
2018 ‘Celebrating the Transit- 2’ initiated by Prof. Jyotika Sehgal, NDMC group art show at Janpath Subway, Connaught Place, New Delhi
‘Substrata – Layers of the Past’ at Art Centrix, New Delhi
2017 ‘Avant-Garde’, Jaipur Art Summit 2017, Jaipur
2017 ‘Celebrating the Transit’, Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh; initiated by Prof. Jyotika Sehgal.
2017 ‘Inbound’, three women artists show, Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
2017 ‘Reflections’- Garhi Grant Scholars Exhibition, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
2017 ‘Once upon a time in Black and White’ at Art Centrix, New Delhi
2017 ASYAAF 2017 (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival) with Gallery LVS, Seoul, Korea
2017 SARA Centre’s Community Action Programme: Western Ghats Eco Walk 2017, Karnataka
2017 ‘Unexplored Spaces’, Arpana Fine Arts Gallery, New Delhi
2017 ’10 Artists’, Art Heritage Gallery at Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
2017 Art Heritage Gallery. India Art Fair 2017, New Delhi
‘Small: Literally speaking | Metaphorically speaking | Culturally speaking’, NIV Art Centre, New Delhi
2016 ‘Booked | Books Meet Art’, Art Centrix Space, New Delhi
2016 57th National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi held at L.K.A. Regional Centre, Lucknow
‘On the Wall’, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad (two artists show)
A4A Annual Exhibit, Multipurpose Hall / Gallery Sanskriti Kendra Anandgram
"On the Threshold of Time-3”, Curated by Amal Allana at Art Heritage, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
“On the Threshold of Time-2”, Curated by Amal Allana at Art Heritage, Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi (Two-woman artists show)
2012 “Feminist Mappings”, Curated by Amal Allana at Art Heritage II, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
‘100 Years of City of Delhi’, AIFACS, New Delhi
Aggarwal, A. 'Kaladham Projects - Serigraphy Workshop' in Indian Creative Minds Magazine
Volume VII; Issue - 1; March- April 2021 (pg-98 to 101). Pdf
Aggarwal, A. The Weird and the Absurd'. Online journal 'Hakara' edition No. 10, 'Friction'.
Aggarwal, A. 'Mind and Mobility: A Dialogue, and Everything in-Between' at the International Seminar on “Relevance of Performing and Visual arts in contemporary society: A Perspective (creative experiments and changing profiles of the arts)” at Faculty of Performing Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
(ISBN No: 978-81-939778- 0-4). (Academic)
Aggarwal, A. ‘Autobiographical Image-Making in Art’, in 3rd National Conference on Innovation in Visual Arts 2018. Conference: ‘ Evolving Paradigms and Practices in Visual Art, at Amity School of Fine Arts, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida (March 2018).
(ISBN No.978-93-86238-50-4). (Academic)
(ISSN: 2279-0543) (Jan – March 2021) (Academic)
Aggarwal, A.; Sehgal, Prof. Dr Jyotika “Demonic Portraits" in Shodh Drishti (An International Peer Reviewed Refereed Research Journal)
(ISSN: 0976-6650) (Vol. 12, No. 2, February 2021) (Academic)
Assistant Professor (Part-Time) at the Dept. of Painting), College Of Art, New Delhi, University of Delhi (July 2015 – October 2021).
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi | Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad | Urusvati Museum of Folklore, Gurugram
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