Currently based in Guwahati, India

My artistic expression evolves from a reflective stance towards my own positionality in the socio-political and cultural realities of my surrounding landscapes. Emphasizing on the humane aspect of our society, my actions tries to expand, and at the same time, contest the widespread blanket understandings associated with the contextual subjects of my art-making. Multidisciplinary outtakes illustrate the aesthetics of my practice.

Since my earliest engagements in academic and professional spaces as a Visual Practitioner, I have been drawn towards work that engages communities through values of transparency, inclusivity and accessibility towards visual arts, that aid in a sustainable future. I am putting my efforts towards creating an avenue in North-East India through Northeast Lightbox (a collective co-founded by me and Hrishikesh Chowdhury, a social worker from Assam), that can facilitate more accessibility towards visual art, while generating new audience as well as cultivating an inclusive space of dialogue and exchange for art-makers and practitioners. My intention is to make discourses associated with art more and more public through workshops, residencies and seminars including artists and students alike and at the same time bring art directly into the public realm through public actions, interventions and exhibitions.

Education 

2007 - 2011

Bachelor of Architecture, Department of Architecture and Landscape Design, Jammu, India

2017 - 2019

Master of Fine Arts in Public Arts and New Artistic Strategies, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

Selected Exhibitions

2021

Hong Kong International Photo Festival; Hong Kong
Things of State Unstable;
 Simultan Festival, Romania

Normalizing Disasters; Sudden Beams, United Kingdom

Ostrale Biennale for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany 

2020

2019

Chronicles of an Inferno; Egaro Photo Festival 4th Edition, Agartala, India

Climate, Changed; Nottingham Arts Mela, Nottingham, England

Ich sehe was Du nichst siehst! ; ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany

Take me Home ; Bauhaus Summaery, Weimar, Germany

Did you mean Bauhaus? ; Gallerie Bernau, Bernau bei Berlin, Germany

MANIFESTO ; New Bauhaus Museum, Weimar, Germany

Imaginary Bauhaus Museum ; Schiller Museum, Weimar, Germany

Open Constructies ; Playroom, Zaandam, Netherlands
Frei-Kunst Exhibition Series II ;
 Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

2018

2017

You have a Strange Perception of Yourself ; Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

Where Do You Go When You Leave ; Northeast Lightbox with Maati Centre, Guwahati, India

Kunst im Dialogue ; Stichting White Cube, Landshut, Germany

Che Bella Brutta! ; Ruhr-university, Bochum, Germany

Wir sind auch Enten ; Sternbruecke, Weimar, Germany
 

3rd Berliner Herbstsalon ; Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin, Germany

DISPLA(Y)CED ; Gallerie Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, Dresden, Germany

6ix ; Assam State Museum, Guwahati, India

 

Grants and Commissions

2018

2020

Bauhaus Annual Scholarship for Students in the field of Arts

Normalization of a Disaster, Video Work Commission, Abr Circle, Delhi, India

Residencies

2019

Northeast Lightbox Residency, Majuli, India