The Artists

Aarti Vir studied painting at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara and S N School, University of Hyderabad, and ceramics at the Golden Bridge Pottery, Puducherry. She was awarded the Charles Wallace India Trust scholarship and has apprenticed with Micki Schloessingk, Sandy Lockwood and Gwyn Hanssen Pigott. Aarti is based in Hyderabad and has been an artist-in-residence at the Gaya Ceramic Art Centre, Bali and at FLICAM, Fuping, China.She has exhibited in India, Japan, Australia,Bali, China, South Korea and the US

Adil Writer practiced architecture prior to training at the Golden Bridge Pottery, Puducherry in 1998. Currently a partner at Mandala Pottery in Auroville, he strikes a balance between making functional tableware and his own studio ceramics. Adil’s ceramics and large-scale unfired clay and acrylic paintings have been showcased at several solo and group exhibitions internationally. In 2013 Adil arranged a residency for eighteen Indian ceramicists to make artwork for the proposed Museum of Contemporary Indian Ceramics in Fuping, China. A recent milestone was the show In Collaboration with Laxma Goud, at Pundole Art Gallery in Mumbai. Adil is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva.

Ajay Kanwal has a BFA in Sculpture from the Institute of Music and Fine Arts, Jammu and an MFA from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, where he currently teaches sculpture. Ajay has won numerous grants from MSU and Lalit Kala Akademi. He received the Junior Fellowship from the Indian Ministry of Culture, the AIFACS Award and an HRD National Scholarship. Ajay has completed several art commissions all over India and has actively participated in solo and group shows in the UK, USA and India, and in camps in Baroda, Pondicherry, Jammu, New Delhi and Tripura. He was artist-in residence at De Montfort University, England, UK in 2013.

Anjani Khanna trained at Golden Bridge Pottery, Puducherry. She has been a resident artist in the US, Europe, China, Australia and India. Recipient of a Senior Fellowship from the Government of India, she also has grants from the India Foundation for the Arts and received a NCECA Multicultural Fellowship. An ARThink South Asia Fellow, a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva and a founder-director of the Contemporary Clay Foundation, her work is in international and Indian public and private collections. She writes on the Arts and has a degree from the University of Cambridge, UK. Her studio is in Alibag, across the Mumbai harbour.

Antra Sinha has a BFA and MFA from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, and an MFA, with a STEM Fellowship, from Utah State University. As a teaching assistant at the Golden Bridge Pottery, Puducherry she attended and facilitated workshops by artists from around the world. Recipient of the JENESYS grant from the Japan Foundation, she was a resident artist at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan. She was also at Zentrum fur Keramik, Germany and GAYA CAC, Ubud, Bali. Antra assisted John Neely in Australia and has presented her work at several global ceramics conferences. In 2015 she received

a Multicultural Fellowship from NCECA and was awarded the Caine College of the Arts Master Researcher of the Year in 2017.

Ashwini Bhat (in collaboration with Forrest Gander) studied ceramics with Ray Meeker at Golden Bridge Pottery, Puducherry. She has a background in literature and dance. Her work has been featured in many galleries and publications in the US, India, Australia, Denmark, Ireland, China and Japan. In 2017, Ashwini was a Guest Artist at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shiga, Japan. She lives in Petaluma, California.

Forrest Gander (in collaboration with Ashwini Bhat) is a writer and translator with degrees in geology and literature, was born in the Mojave Desert and lives in Petaluma, California. Gander’s book, Core Samples from the World, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the recipient of grants from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Howard, Whiting and United States Artists Foundations. Forrest was the Briggs- Copeland Poet at Harvard University and later the AK Seaver Professor of Literary Arts & Comparative Literature at Brown University.

Asim Paul has an MFA in Ceramics from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata. He uses the Lalit Kala Akademi’s Kolkata studio for ceramics, and paints in his private studio. He has spent several years in production design projects across India andenjoys the challenges of working with space and light. For the past five years he has worked in site-specific Durga Puja temporary installation projects in Kolkata. He has had solo exhibitions and shown in major events in India, ArtIchol MP, and at the Lalit Kala Akademi. He has received recognition from the Government Art College, Kolkata, Indian Society of Oriental Art, Academy of Fine Arts and the Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata.

Atita Taware is based near Mumbai and has a BFA from Bharti Vidyapeeth College, Pune and an MFA from the J J School of Art, Mumbai. Atita has participated in various group shows and art festivals like IPEP 2017, Mumbai, Distant Mirrors in Switzerland, PratyaAgati, and Girls Only India, in Mumbai, Spot Art in Singapore and United Art Fair in Delhi. She received a fellowship from Futur Foundation, Switzerland and organised the

exhibition Biophilia.

BCB) The British Ceramics Biennial and its underpinning year-round programme of artists’ commissions, and community and education engagement projects, is delivered by The Clay Foundation, a registered charity set up in Stoke-on-Trent. Five BCB festivals have taken place since its inception in 2009 establishing the BCB as the largest ceramics event of its kind in the UK, supporting the collective vision for Stoke-on-Trent as an international centre of excellence for contemporary ceramics.

Joanne Ayre, Rasika and Ramesh Hengadi and Barney Hare Duke are part of the team.

Benitha Perciyal is a Chennai based artist with several solo shows to her credit. She is an alumni of the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai, with a BFA in Painting and an MFA in Printmaking. In 2015 she was nominated by Atul Dodiya and Gulam

Mohammed Sheikh for the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) Amol Vadehra Art Grant. In 2014, she was invited to participate in the Kochi Biennale and 2016 in the Yinchaun Beinnale. Her work has been shown at Centre Pompidou and is currently on show at the sculpture park in Madhavendra Palace, Jaipur.

Danijela Pivašević-Tenner has a diploma from the University of Belgrade and an MFA from the Weissensee School of Art, Berlin. She is the artistic director of Ceramic Artist in Residence and Ceramic Artist Exchange - Tandem, in Neumünster, Germany. A lecturer at the University of Kiel, curator of the 2nd International Ceramics Symposium Neumünster, and participant in Post-Colonialism? Israel, she has grants from Indonesia, the Peter Siemssen Foundation and the 8th International Ceramic Symposium, Römhild. She has awards from UNICUM 2018, Kellinghusen town and was a finalist for the Alen Müller Hellwig Art Award.

Dipalee Daroz works out of her Delhi studio, practicing and researching within the ceramic medium. She has participated in numerous group shows including Mutable, Luminous, Transition / Tradition, and Digging Time. She has had four solo shows at Alliance Francaise, Pundole Art Gallery, Art Alive Gallery and Gallery Nvya. The recipient of a National Scholarship and a Junior Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, she has received a Crafts Museum grant to study traditional Indian black pottery of Azamgarh. She was awarded the Charles Wallace grant to study in the UK. She participated in a residency program at Jingdezhen, China in 2008 and at the 2018 International Artists Symposium in Bihar.

Élodie Alexandre is a ceramicist and illustrator based in Himachal Pradesh, India. Originally from France, she studied at the Cardiff School of Art & Design in Wales. She holds a Ceramics BA and MA from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. Her degree show installation was chosen for a Rising Stars Award in London. Her work was selected for the 2011 British Ceramics Biennial and the 2015 Biennial of Ceramics in Belgium. She was artist in- residence at the Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale. Recently, Élodie has started exploring feminist concerns, where she brings the narrative dimension into her ceramic work.

Ester Beck is based in Israel. She works in a free-style forming technique that she developed, after years of wheelwork, producing abstract sculptural forms. For pleasure and meditation, she still occasionally throws vessels on the wheel. She is a member of the Israel Ceramics Association, executive board member of the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Centre in Tel-Aviv, and founder-director of the Benyamini Centre Ceramics Library and Archive of the History of Israeli Ceramics. A member of the International Academy of Ceramics, her work is in private and public collections in Israel, Australia, Korea, Ireland, Israel, Europem and the US.

Ingrid Murphy was born in Cork, Ireland in 1969. An internationally exhibited artist, Ingrid uses traditional and digital processes to make interactive ceramic artifacts. She previously led the Ceramics Department at Cardiff School of Art & Design, and is currently its academic lead for trans-disciplinary teaching and research. Ingrid also leads the University’s Fab-Cre8 group for applied research in digital fabrication and physical computing. In 2015 Ingrid was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for her contribution to art and design education. Ingrid divides her time between her home in Wales and her studio in South West France.

Jacques Kaufmann studied ceramics at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, Geneva (1974-1977), and later worked as chief of the Ceramic Action Project for the Swiss Cooperation in Rwanda. Rwanda was a life transforming experience, where cultural exchange and an approach of ‘back to origins’ ceramic technology involved working with bricks at an “earth scale”. Jacques has taught and chaired the Department of Ceramics at the Ecole d’arts Appliqués, Vevey, Switzerland till 2014. Since 1999 he has been actively engaged with China at multiple levels. His most recent project is a ‘brick temple’ in India, built as homage to brick makers. Jacques is the president of the International Academy of Ceramics and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

Jae Joon Lee studied ceramics and earned his MFA at the Department of Fine Arts at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. He was awarded the Grand Prix at the 19th Seoul Contemporary Ceramic Art Competition and the Bronze Prize at 2011 IDEA Design Award. His work is represented at Daemyungcondo, W-shopping mall park, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Doosan Art Square ceramic facade, YIDO Pottery, and the Ceramic facade at Myeong-dong Hanabank. He has had six solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 170 group exhibitions. He was has a lecturered at Sanmyung University, Konkuk University, Namseoul University, Dankook University, Ewha Womans University, and Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. Currently he is a visiting Professor at Seoul Women’s University in Seoul, Korea.

Jane Perryman (in collaboration with Kevin Flanagan) is a ceramicist, writer, photographer and filmmaker from England. Her practice has developed traditional pottery making and firing techniques into a contemporary art form. She combines studio work with writing; her books are published in the UK, America, France and Germany. She exhibits, lectures and leads workshops internationally, and is represented in many public collections and museums. She has longstanding connections with India through travel and research for her book Traditional Pottery of India and film Pottery Traditions of India. Kevin Flanagan comes from Lowell, Mass., US, and is interested in the intersection of contemporary music, jazz, and improvisation. He has put out two CDs with his group Riprap, and worked with ensembles, poets, filmmakers, painters and dancers in commissions from several festivals. .

Jessika Edgar lives and works in Detroit, US. While her work is often in mixed-media, the most prominent material is clay. Jessika’s research explores contemporary popular culture and the influences of mass media in propagating consumption. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, the Ceramic Research Center and Brickyard Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe in the US and the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Jessika has been a resident artist at The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, a Post MFA Fellow at Ohio State University, Columbus, US and a resident at Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark.

BCB) The British Ceramics Biennial and its underpinning year-round programme of artists’ commissions, and community and education engagement projects, is delivered by The Clay Foundation, a registered charity set up in Stoke-on-Trent. Five BCB festivals have taken place since its inception in 2009 establishing the BCB as the largest ceramics event of its kind in the UK, supporting the collective vision for Stoke-on-Trent as an international centre of excellence for contemporary ceramics.

Joanne Ayre, Rasika and Ramesh Hengadi and Barney Hare Duke are part of the team.

Juree Kim has held four solo exhibitions since her graduation from Kyunghee University School of Sculpture. She has been invited to prestigious institutes such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Bernardo Foundation, Seoul Museum of Art, Song Eun Art Space, China Henan Museum and Sungkok Museum to work as resident artist and exhibit her work and videos. Several of these institutions also have her work in their collection. She is the recipient of the Grand Prize award at the The 2010 10th Song-Eun Art Award, South Korea. Juree has been invited to participated in numerous Beinnales and art festivals in England, China, Korea and Taiwan.

Kate Malone is one of UK’s leading ceramicists with an illustrious career spanning thirty years. A regular contributor at specialist art events,and a judge on BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down, Kate has had over ten solo show. Her work has been acquired by public and private collections all over the world, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Arts Council, UK. Kate has worked to make her artwork accessible to all levels and dedicates much time to sharing her expertise. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London.

Madhvi Subrahmanian trained with Ray Meeker in Puducherry and obtained her MFA from the US. Her work can be seen in several public collections including the Mumbai Domestic Airport, India, Shigaraki Ceramic Sculptural Park, Japan and Fule museum, China. Madhvi has also exhibited at museums in Bangkok, Manila, Jakarta, Henan and Singapore where she was commissioned to show her installation Ode to the Unknown. Represented by Gallery Chemould in Mumbai and a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, she has been published in books and international journals, as well as featured on the cover of ART India Magazine.

Neha Kudchadkar is a visual and performing artist based in Mumbai. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, and the Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara. Neha has shown her work in several group shows in India and abroad, including Postcolonialism?

– a residency, symposium, and exhibition in Israel, and Pinch Your Thumb and Three Fingers, a solo exhibition at the Mumbai Art Room. She is a recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship and the Junior Fellowship, Government of India. Neha is founder-director of beej, a performing arts collective in Mumbai.

Nidhi Jalan has an MFA from Hunter College, New York, and trained with Ray Meeker and Michel Hutin in India and was recognized as an ‘Emerging Artist’ at NCECA 2010. Nidhi has been featured in Susan Peterson’s book Working with Clay. She received the Zankel Gift Award at Hunter College and was awarded a prize at the 55th edition of the International Competition of Ceramic Art, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche (Italy). She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan (Maine), Henry Street (New York), Hunter College (New York) and at the European Ceramic Work Center (Holland).

P R Daroz works in Gujarat and Delhi. His commissioned projects for large scale ceramics include public and private corporations across the world. He was honoured with the National Academy Award for ceramics by Lalit Kala Akademi, and for a luminous porcelain relief at the 2nd World Ceramics Triennale, Yugoslavia. He was also awarded a Medallion at the International Biennale, Portugal. He is a former member of the International Academy of Ceramics and participates in international artists’ workshops worldwide. He represented India in the 4th World Ceramic Biennale, Korea, the 2nd Beijing Art Triennial, China and the 3rd World Ceramic Triennial, Zagreb.

Partha Dasgupta has a BVA from the Government Art College, Kolkata and an MFA in Ceramics from Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. His base in Kolkata provides an opportunity to explore an interest in installations and space design during the annual Durga Puja celebrations. He has collaborated with American artists and experimented with ceramic refractory props and 3D street paintings. Partha has been to art camps in Bahrain and Korea, held solo exhibitions and participated in major art events. A recipient of many research fellowships and grants from the Ministry of Culture and the Lalit Kala Akademi, he also works with Indian tribal communities.

Priya Sunderavalli learnt ceramics from the late Felipe Ortega, a master from the Jicarilla Apache tradition, New Mexico, while pursuing her degree in industrial engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has been a resident artist at the Clayarch Gimhae Museum, South Korea and is currently an artist-in-residence at the European Ceramic Work Centre in the Netherlands. She has had several solo and group shows to her credit and her work has works have found place in several public art collections including the Gimhae Airport in Busan, South Korea and at the GVK Museum at the Chhatrapatti Shivaji Airport in Mumbai.

Rahul Kumar (in collaboration with Chetnaa) completed his MFA from the US on a Fulbright Scholarship and received the Charles Wallace Award to study in the UK. He has had eight solo shows in the US and India, and his work has been auctioned at Sotheby’s London. A three-time recipient of the AIFACS National Award, he received the Junior Fellowship from the Government of India. Rahul is an India Foundation for the Arts grantee. His work is in significant collections including the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.

Chetnaa completed her MFA in painting from the College of Art, Delhi. She has been part of several group shows in India and abroad and has two solo shows to her credit. Chetnaa has received the AIFACS Drawing Award and is a winner of the Emerging Artist of the Year award by Glenfiddich. She recently received a Special Mention award from SCZCC Nagpur. Chetnaa lives and works in Gurgaon.

Rakhee Kane studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara and has a Postgraduate diploma from National Institute of Design in Ceramics. Her early training was with Jyotsana Bhatt before she moved to Auroville, near Puducherry where she apprenticed with Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith at the Golden Bridge Pottery. She has been an artist-in-residence at the studios of several well-known ceramicists including Jane Perryman and Ruthanne Tudball in the UK. She has participated in several international symposiums and workshops in the UK, China and South Korea and her work is in several prestigious art collections.

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Sri Lankan-born artist based in Sydney has been gaining tremendous international recognition in recent years. His latest

solo presentations at Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh and Encounters at Art Basel Hong Kong were very well received. He was the youngest artist in the history of

National Gallery of Australia to have a solo exhibition where he exhibited Mud Men. Besides several museum shows Ramesh has exhibited at biennales such as KuanduBiennale, Taipei and Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Adelaide. He was the winner of the 2015 Sidney Myer Fund Award, and the 2014 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship. He has had several shows both in Australia and internationally.

Ray Meeker, a student of architecture and ceramics from the University of Southern California, founded Golden Bridge Pottery in Puducherry with Deborah Smith forty seven years ago. Ray’s prolific work ranges from “tea bowls to houses” to kiln building and monumental sculpture; Kyoto Protocol, Hegemony, Ozymandias and Passage being but a few examples. In recognition of his almost five-decade influence as a teacher and artist, he received a joint Outstanding Achievement Award with Deborah from NCECA this year. Still an explorer and making new work, he is developing India’s first Anagama kiln. His book Building withFire was launched at the Triennale.

Reyaz Badaruddin graduated in Ceramic

Design from Banaras Hindu University in

2000. In 2009, he was awarded a Charles Wallace Fellowship to complete an MA attachment in Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art & Design, UK. Reyaz has participated in several national and international shows and residencies. His pieces are in the collection of the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia, the FULE International Ceramic Museum in China and various other public and private collections. In 2011,he was awarded the Junior Fellowship by the Government of India. Reyaz teaches ceramics and is bulding his studio in the Kangra valley in the Himalayas.

Saraswati Renata Sereda was born in Russia in a family of ceramics professionals.She started playing with clay at a very early age, developing her whimsical style of colourful ceramic miniatures.Graduating from the Pedagogical University as a Russian language and literature teacher, she worked as a journalist for several years while keeping her love and connection to clay alive. She moved to India over a decade ago and has since been a full-time ceramicist and teacher. She has had solo and group exhibitions and participated in symposiums in India, Russia, and Belarus.Her work is in various private collections and museums worldwde.

Satoru Hoshino is based in Japan and graduated from Ritsumeikan University. Satoru has multiple awards from Japan and conducts workshops worldwide.

He was an associate professor at the Environment Design department of Osaka Sangyo University. He has had several solo exhibitions in prestigious museums such as The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, the Musée Ariana, Geneva, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota among others. His work is in many public and private collections.

Savia Mahajan lives and works in Mumbai. Originally a painter, Savia’s practice has moved away from the medium of painting, towards ceramics. Working at a local potterystudio in Mumbai, she has experimented extensively to develop her ceramic processes. Liminal, her first solo exhibition at TARQ in 2017 showcased several of these processes. Her work a was part of Mutable: Ceramic and Clay Art in India since 1947 at the Piramal Museum of Art and was also featured at Sensorium 2018: The End Is Only the Beginning, in Goa.

Shalini Dam decided to change track after a two-decade long career in advertising and did her Masters in Ceramics from Cardiff School of Art & Design,Wales, UK. She lives in a remote village in Himachal Pradesh where she recently built a small studio. Over the last three years she has shown her work at Mrittika 3, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, CretaYuga, Argilla, Faenza, Italy, Ex-Tempore, Zagreb, Croatia, All India Studio Potters’ Exhibition, AIFACS, Porcelain 2018, Visual Art Gallery, IHC, Delhi. In 2017 she was awarded the second prize at the 20th All India Studio Pottery Exhibition organised by AIFACS.

Shampa Shah locates her practice in clay in the dialogue between the traditionaland the modern and it overlaps with her writing and curating. In a three-decade long journey, she has exhibited widely in India and abroad. She established the Ceramic Section at Indira Gandhi National Museum of Man (IGRMS), Bhopal and headed it for over two decades. At the IGRMS, Shampa curated important exhibitions around mythology, tribal, folk, and contemporary art and craft practices including the permanent exhibition Mythological Trail. A five-time recipient of the AIFACS Award, she has also received the Junior National Fellowship of Ministry of Human Resources and of Roopankar Bharat Bhavan. She publishes on contemporary art and storytelling traditions of India and has many publications including Tribal Arts and Crafts of Madhya Pradesh

Sharbani Das Gupta, a Visual Arts graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, studied ceramics at Golden Bridge Pottery, Puducherry.

She was a participant in 50 Women at NCECA’s 50th anniversary, and her work has been exhibited in China,

Greece, UK, Australia, India, and in the US. She has been awarded several international artist-residencies, most recently in Israel in PostColonialism? An artist and writer, her work is featured in The Art and Craft of Clay by Jan Peterson, and several ceramic journals. Currently based in New Mexico, she moderated a panel on cultural appropriation at NCECA, and was recently accepted as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics

Shirley Bhatnagar, currently based between Delhi and Jaipur, Shirley Bhatnagar, graduated from the National

Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, majoring in Industrial Ceramics. Since then she has worked on many public and private commissions. Shirley has headed the Fired Material Application discipline at the Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur, and currently she is a visiting faculty in several leading design colleges in India. Shirley works on projects focusing on the revival of traditional crafts. She has four solo exhibitions to her credit and numerous group shows

Shitanshu Maurya graduated with a BFA and MFA in Ceramics from the College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow University. He has received several awards such as the National Academy Award, a research grant from Lalit Kala Akademi and Best Exhibit award from AIFACS. Shitanshu also received the Young Artist Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture. He has been invited to several artist residencies such as the Indo Korean residency, Chennai, Nomadic India residency at the Clayarch Museum, South Korea and a residency at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. He has participated in several solo and group shows in India, Korea, Latvia and China.

Sukhdev Rathod received his art education at M S University, Vadodara. He now lives and works near Murud Janjira in Maharashtra. Sukhdev has participated in several group shows in India and abroad. He is the recipient of the Nasreen Mohammadi Scholarship and Award in 2002 and 2003.He has worked as an apprentice to well known artists such as Bhupen Khakhar, Gulam Mohammed and Nilima Sheikh in Vadodara, B V Suresh in Mumbai as well as Ray Meeker in Pondicherry. He has several large-scale architectural murals to his credit

Tallur L N lives and works in-between Kundapur in Karnataka and South Korea. He received the Skoda Prize for Indian Contemporary Art in 2012. His work was featured at the first edition of the Kochi- Muziris Biennale in 2012. He has a BFA in Painting from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, MFA in Museology from Maharaja Sayajirao University and an MA in Contemporary Fine Art Practice from Leeds Metropolitan University. He shows nationally and internationally, most recently at the Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, Jaipur, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, CSMVS Museum, Mumbai and National Museum, New Delhi. His upcoming survey exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture in 2019 is a pivotal point.

Thukral and Tagra work collaboratively with a range of media including painting, sculpture, installations, interactive games, video, performance, and design. Eschewing a mediated narrative, they seek to expand the scope of art through multi-modal sensory and immersive environments and new formats of public engagement. They have had solo exhibitions in New Delhi, Berlin, Mumbai, New York, Seoul, Singapore and Beijing. Their work has been included in many group exhibitions, including at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Essl Museum, Vienna, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, and Centre Pompidou, Paris, among many others. They have been commissioned to create several works around the world.

Triveni Prasad Tiwari is a gold medalist in Pottery Ceramic and Design from Banaras Hindu University. He works at the Garhi Centre, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi and has participated in several group shows in Delhi and Mumbai, and in the 56th National Exhibition of Art by the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2014-15. His first solo show, BEEJAK…Search for Soil was in 2016 at LKA, New Delhi. He won the AIFACS, New Delhi award thrice, and the Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai award in Ceramics and Painting. In 2017 he had participated in a National Artist Camp for Ceramics in Delhi.

Vineet Kacker studied ceramics at the Andretta Pottery in Himachal Pradesh, and the Golden Bridge Pottery in Puducherry. He has been a resident artist at the Anderson Ranch Arts Centre, Colorado, and the Northern Clay Centre, Minnesota, as well as the University of Wales Institute, U.K. He is the recipient of the Charles WallaceFellowship and the Fulbright grant. His work is a part of several collections - Ariana Museum Switzerland, Mark Rothko Centre, Latvia, Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Icheon, Korea, Indian Ceramics Museum at Fuping, China, and the archival collection at Aberystwyth, UK. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

Vipul Kumar received his MFA degree in Sculpture from Banaras Hindu University in 1995. He is the recipient of the Junior and Senior Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Vipul participated as a stone sculptor in two national camps, as well as in an Indo- Japanese sculpture symposium. Working in both stone and ceramics, Vipul has had the opportunity to participate in several group shows all over India. His most recent solo exhibition was at the Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi. His work is a part of several private and public collections, including the Mumbai International Airport and at Art Ichol, Madhya Pradesh

Vishnu Thozhur Kolleri is an emerging artist and architect. He received his professional training at CEPT, Ahmedabad where he developed award winning architectural concepts for civic institutions and adivasi crafts. His undergraduate thesis focus was on the natural acoustics of the Kuthambalam theatres of the south. During his time at college he was a bass guitarist for the alternative rock band On Second Thought. Currently he is adjunct faculty at the School of Environmental Design and Architecture (SEDA), Vadodara. He regularly conducts workshops at institutions across the country and also teaches drawing. He is a founding member of Clay Club Innovations Ahmedabad, a collaborative design team that develops ceramics for architects, designers and artists