Sunday, August 16, 2015
Manuela Ciotti received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the London School of Economics (LSE). She is currently Associate Professor of Global Studies at Aarhus University, and ‘Framing the Global’ Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington. Manuela has an extensive fieldwork experience and has written on the topics of modernity, subaltern communities, gender and politics, and more recently, on art and society. Under the ‘Framing the Global’ initiative, she is carrying out a multi-sited ethnography focusing on exhibitions of modern and contemporary art from India held in Asia, Europe and the USA. Manuela has published several essays in journals such as Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Modern Asian Studies, Feminist Review, The Journal of Asian Studies, and Third World Quarterly among others, and is the author of the book entitled Retro-Modern India. Forging the Low-Caste Self (Routledge 2010). Manuela is currently "Urban Language Network Asia ' (UKNA) Fellow at the Indian Institute of Urban Settlements (IIHS) in Bangalore.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Atul Bhalla was born in 1964 in New Delhi. He finished his BA in Fine Arts in College of Arts Delhi University and went for his Masters to School of Art, Northern Illinois University, USA.
He frequently combines photography, installation, sculpture, video and performance to question the human relationship with the natural and constructed environment. Bhalla’s prolific and diverse activity is not limited to the creation of artwork. His work often invites audiences to engage directly with otherwise overlooked elements of urban and metropolitan spaces, in particular water courses in his home town, New Delhi, and those he visits during the course of international exhibitions and residencies. One of India's leading artists, he exhibits widely in India and internationally.
The artist lives in Delhi and teaches at the School of Art, Design and Performance, Shiv Nadar University, UP