Are you working on any new projects currently?
Recently, I founded a new organisation called LAND, based around the concept of art being a storehouse of knowledge. Learning through Arts, Narrative and Discourse (LAND) develops alternative process and experience-based art learning programs. Keeping this mission in mind we have been working with different organisations in developing art curriculum for children with Autism, hearing impairment and art resources for educators. We are also building Visual Art content with NalandaWay Foundation (India) for the new curriculum of Delhi State board. Along with this we are working as art advisors for Wipro India, for their different campuses. Curating artworks for their employees which address identity, ecology, social structures. These carefully selected and interwoven artworks challenge the audience to recognize, investigate, and appreciate their surroundings and their individuality and equip them with analytical skills vital to all areas of work and life in general.
What can we do to continue to uplift the work of Indian artists? Do you have any resources to recommend?
To continue to uplift the Indian artists, more funding programs would become a core necessity as the pandemic has been really hard hitting. Especially if the artist is not represented by a gallery structure. More visual representation for international exposure would be helpful to sustain this eco- system for many independent artists (for both emerging as well as mid- career artists) be it in the form of conversations, articles, exhibitions, virtual residency. There are funding bodies within India, but as the resources are limited it is difficult to sustain. I sincerely hope more initiatives come into play.