Bas Meeuws (b. 1974), is a contemporary Dutch photographer who injects the traditional Dutch genre of flower painting with new vigour through his photographic still life series. Much like the subject of his photographs–flowers–his own works are signifiers of multiple layers of meaning, referencing historical and cultural traditions, as well concepts of transience, the passage of time and mortality.
Boshudhara studied painting at the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda and has been exhibiting actively since her graduation in 2008. She has had three solo shows, two in Mumbai at the Volte gallery and at the Gallery Sarah in Muscat, Oman. She received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2013 and the Inlaks Foundation Fine art award in 2010.
Clare Arni is a photographer based in Bangalore, India. Her work encompasses architecture, social documentary and cultural heritage.
Muzzumil Ruheel was born in Lahore in 1985. He graduated in 2009 as a visual artist from the Beaconhouse National University, and currently lives and works in Karachi. Ruheel’s works are a part of several national and international collections. He is represented by Canvas Gallery, Karachi.
Pala Pothupitiye (b.1972) is a Colombo-based artist with a degree in Fine Arts from the Visual and Performance Art University, Colombo.
Born in 1978, Parag Tandel is a Mumbai-based artist with a degree in Creative Sculpture from MS University, Baroda (2005). Tandel’s solo exhibitions include ‘Pregnant Room 1’ (2008) and Pregnant Room 2’ (2010), both showcased at Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Born in 1981, Pratap Morey is a Mumbai-based artist with a post-graduate diploma in Indian Aesthetics from Mumbai University and a graduate degree in Fine Art from Vasai Vikasini College of Visual Arts.
Rithika Merchant (b.1986) deals with creating mosaics of myths that question received histories that are available to us throughout culture. Her works are an exploration of epics and myths across geographies. The tropes of myths and storytelling come together with her distinctive illustrative style to create alternative narrarives that serves as possible alternatives of a coming-together in a conflict riddled world.
Ronny Sen (1986) was born in Silchar, Assam. He moved to Salt Lake City in Calcutta in the early-90s with his family where he still lives and works. He made his first artist book titled 'Khmer Din' in 2013 which was shown at the Photobook Fest during Paris Photo as well as the National Museum of Singapore.
Saju Kunhan's practice involves mixed media works on wood that articulate his a conceptual and aesthetic engagement with archiving and examining the shape-shifting nature of images as they get reinterpreted in different contexts. Originally from Kerala, he now lives and works in Mumbai.
Sameer Kulavoor’s (b.1983) practice lies at the intersection of graphic design, illustration and art. He has been creating a personal body of work, and self-publishing art books and zines that take a look at characteristic mannerisms and archetypal facets of urban surroundings, design and culture.
Born in 1970 in Jamshedpur, Samit Das began his formal artistic training at Kala Bhava, Santiniketan in 1994. He continued on to his Masters degree at Kala Bhavan two years later. In 2000, he participated in the Associate Student Post Graduate Program at the Camberwell College of Art, London. Das was the recipient of the BRIC scholarship which led to him spending some time in Italy in 2011.
Saubiya Chasmawala received her Masters in Visual Arts from Vadodara’s Maharaja Sayajirao University, Fine Arts, specialising in painting (2015). She is a recipient of the prestigious Nasreen Mohamedi Scholarship Award (2011-12), and has also been awarded the Inlaks Fine Art Award (2016). She currently lives and works in Vadodara.
Though Savia Mahajan has trained as a painter, her practice has moved away from the medium of painting, towards ceramics since 2010. The transition has been the result of a “relinquishing of traditional art mediums (and) a deeper inquiry about practice.” She has worked extensively at a local pottery studio in Mumbai, which has given her the space to experiment and develope many of her ceramic processes and techniques.
Shahid Datawala (b. 1974) has photographed extensively for various publications. His solo exhibitions include: I once was alive, Gallery 7, Mumbai, 2015, Where the city rests, Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai, 2010 as part of FOCUS festival, Shadow Boxing, Tasveer in Bangalore, Calcutta and New Delhi, 2008-2009, A Walk with Pillars, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, 2001.
Soghra Khurasani is a Baroda based artist with a Master's Degree in Printmaking from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda's School of Fine Art.
Sonia Mehra Chawla
Sonia Mehra Chawla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in 2001, and Masters Degree in Fine Arts in 2004 from College of Art, Delhi University.
Suruchi Choksi grapples with the issues of space, limits, absence and elsewhere. Her practice includes the creation of photographs, drawings, sculptures and installations.
Tanmoy Samanta was brought up in the artistic and literary milieu of West Bengal. His parents were participants in the Bengali ‘little magazine’ movement and his formative years as an artist were influenced by the Tagorean ethos of Santiniketan. Samanta developed his practice in this creatively fertile landscape, later moving on to the Kanoria Arts Centre, Ahmedabad.
Vishwa Shroff started her artist training at The Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda in 2002. She continued on to the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (UK) in 2003.
Youdhisthir Maharjan (b. 1984, Nepal) began his academic foray into the arts with a B.A. in Creative Writing & Art History from the New England College, New Hampshire (USA).