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aditi- studio shot - 2023

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....

About

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“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). 

Biography

Aditi Aggarwal (b.1987 , N. Delhi ) is a Visual Artist based out of Kaladham, Greater Noida – Uttar Pradesh, India.

 

She holds a PhD in Visual Studies from the University of Delhi.

 

Her most recent projects include the 'Future is Born of Art' commission by India Art Fair and BMW India

 

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 is also a recipient of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi X Art-Reach Teaching Fellowship.

She was awarded the Gold Medal during her MFA degree and the Sailoz Award during her BFA final year at the University of Delhi’s College of Art.with respect to academics .She is a recipient of the Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Art India) Research Grant, H.R.D. Junior Fellowship,

National Scholarship by Ministry of Culture & Camel Art Foundation Award.

She has also presented and published research 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 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 her works, Aditi explores and expresses the idea of repetition, beauty, automatism and 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 Painting + Analogue and Alternative mediums and approaches of photography.

LINK of the studio: 🔗  InstaHandle

CV ~ Dr. Aditi Aggarwal 

Born in 1987 in New Delhi, India.

Presently lives and works in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Education

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

2024 Odyssey Fellowship, The Alternative Art School (Online /Global) <LINK🔗>

2023 Finalist - Gallery Art Positive Grant, Delhi

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

 

Residencies

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

 

Workshops

2024 Gallery Art Positive New Delhi Workshop / Residency, New Delhi

2023 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

 

Camps

 

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 

Presentations

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.


Solo Exhibition

2016  ‘Recent works’ curated by Amal Allana, Text by Prof. (Dr.) Nuzhat Kazmi, Art Heritage II, New Delhi.

 

Group Exhibitions 

 

2023

Group Show at Gallery Champa Tree, GK 2 , New Delhi

GAP Mentorship Awards Show Gallery Art Positive (Bajaj Capital Art House, Lado Sarai), Delhi

 

2022   

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. 

 

2021   

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. 

 

2020   

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) 

 

2019   

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.

 

2018   

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

 

2017   

‘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

 

2016   

‘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

 

2015   

‘On the Wall’, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad (two artists show)

 

2014   

A4A Annual Exhibit, Multipurpose Hall / Gallery Sanskriti Kendra Anandgram

 

2013   

"On the Threshold of Time-3”, Curated by Amal Allana at Art Heritage, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

 

2012   

“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

2011   

‘100 Years of City of Delhi’, AIFACS, New Delhi

 

Authored Publications

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'.

(ISSN 202581-9976).  Weblink 🔗  |   Pdf 🔗

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)

 

Aggarwal, A.; Prof. Dr Jyotika Sehgal “Weaving emotions with time” in International Journal of Scientific Research and Reviews

(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)

References

Photomontages published in 108 Portraits Of Indian Photography, Authored by Dr Alka Pande, ASIN: ‎B0CV7C6B7D, Publisher: Arthshila Trust, Delhi, January 2024

Work Experience

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at the Dept. of Painting), College Of Art, New Delhi, University of Delhi (July 2015 – October 2021). 

 

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Collections

 

Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi | Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad | Urusvati Museum of Folklore, Gurugram 

Delhi Art Gallery X Jaipur Art Summit | College of Art, New Delhi | Private Collections |

I attempt to capture the noise, speed, time, and duration of the urban experience in my works. The process involved is free association, abstracting both time and space, articulating spaces of both anxiety and dysfunction. In addition, the method of working on images for an extended period of time becomes an exploration of the possibility of letting the image lose its meaning under the weight of the spectacle. In my works, I also respond to and archive my immediate surroundings consisting of objects and memories.

The images created in various formats like bookmaking, drawing, painting, analogue and digital collages are also an overflow of information of sorts, conveying multiple viewpoints simultaneously to communicate the intensity of experiences/surroundings. In essence, the results are both inexplicable and familiar.

While creating images, I sometimes de-structure them into several layers to see the possibilities in juxtapositions and separations. To me, the visual must be unified. The course of creating images itself gives birth to various forms and thereafter dictates dimensional spaces. I aim at creating visuals resonating with energy and evolving as a personal mapping of my working process. The creation of works aims to create visually layered images, but the concepts evolve in layering at multiple levels.

Key things I have in my mind while approaching the creation of images :
• archiving surroundings/ spaces/ objects/ memories,
• compressing/condensing/lessening the images (reducing what I already have)
• exploring the ideas of politics of connectivity and inclusion.
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