- In Letter and Spirit
Saubiya Chasmawala received her Masters in Visual Arts from Vadodara’s Maharaja Sayajirao University, Fine Arts, specialising in painting (2015). She interned under the paper-artist Anupam Chakraborty in hand paper-making at the Nirupama Akademi, Kolkata. In her work, Chasmawala routinely struggles with ideas of identity, using the visual of text to further explore her relationships with her past, and her engagement with various scriptures. Her practice also deals with ideas of the ephemeral and with notions of change over time. Her works were a part of Emerging Palettes, an exhibition of paintings held at the Srishti Art Gallery in Hyderabad (August 2015), and were also included in Reading Room, a travelling exhibition curated by Amit Jain at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, United Kingdom (October 2015). She was an artist-in-residence at the Blueprint12 Studio, Vadodara (July-December 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.
09 Jun 2016 - 02 Jul 2016
Effectively unfolding three solo exhibitions within one frame, In Letter and Spirit brings together the work of three artists who, in their distinctive ways, engage with the mystery of text. Saubiya Chasmawala, Youdhisthir Maharjan, and Muzzumil Ruheel address text in varied forms, invoke the diverse contexts it inhabits. To them, text is a site where voice meets the materiality of script, where signals are encoded and decoded, where a lively interplay takes place between language and visuality.
Exhibition Catalogue: In Letter and Spirit