DELFINA FOUNDATION, LONDON
Avani Tanya – 2017
Avani Tanya has been selected for a three-month residency at Delfina Foundation supported by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and Charles Wallace Trust. In collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum, Avani will be provided with a studio at the museum, access to their collections and curatorial support from Nida Ghouse and Aaron Cezar to produce a new body of work as part of a larger project Here, There & Everywhere.
The project itself has a write up on the 'holding website' for Here, There & Everywhere which we will update once the project is clearer following this research trip. Here is a link : Blog
Deepa Bhasthi – 2016
Gitanjali Dang – 2015
Gitanjali Dang is a Bombay-based curator, writer and researcher. She is interested in creating intimacy between all manners of context—including ideas, histories, philosophies, geographies and disciplines. In doing so, Dang hopes to make visible underlying hybridity and question notions of identity construction. She is curator of Khanabadosh, an itinerant arts lab she founded in Bombay in 2012.
Past exhibitions and projects include the India chapter of the online intervention 'beam-me.net' (2010) and 'Shikaar: The Hunt' (2011) Select City Walk Mall, New Delhi. Her recent projects with Khanabadosh include ‘Kairos’ (2013) Shedhalle, Zürich and ‘Love in the Time of Choleric Capitalism’ (2014), What About Art?, Bombay, which in 2016 travels to The School of Arts and Aesthetics Gallery, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Ongoing projects include Draft, a year-long undertaking conceived in collaboration with Institute for Contemporary Art Research (IFCAR). Engaging critical discourse and practice related to the public sphere, the project is anchored in nine metropolises and opened with a conference in Bombay in June 2015.
Pallavi Paul - 2014
Pallavi Paul’s work is deeply engaged in the technologies of poetry and time travel. She works primarily with video and the installation form to propose orders of tensility that inhabit non-fiction material. Using the disruption between ‘reality image’ and ‘documentary’ as a starting point, she attempts to create a laboratory of possibilities which test the contours of fantasy, resistance, politics and history.
ABOUT DELFINA FOUNDATION
Her curiosities lead her towards mechanics and disruptions rather than continuities. The textures of video, an inherently staccato form, are used by her as an allegory to open out the potential for exploring dimished moments. The ambition of her work is to create an imagnative playfield where historical combustion can be extricated from the languages of deficiency and mourning, to become a playful critical interface. Paul’s primary influence is the chaos of the contemporary and the dizzying tessellations that sprout from it.
Paul’s works have been shown at Tate Modern Gallery (London), Edinburgh Art Festival (Edinburgh), Hundred Years of Experimentation (1913- 2013) Retrospective of Indian Cinema and Video, Experimenta Film Festival (Bangalore), Mumbai Film Festival (Mumbai).
She has been an artist in Residence at Delfina Foundation (London), Vancouver Biennale (Canada), KHOJ Intl. Artists’ Association (New Delhi) and SARAI City as Studio (New Delhi). Paul is also the recipient of several prestigious fellowships including Charles Wallace India Trust and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation fellowship (in collaboration with Delfina Foundation) for emerging Indian Artist, India Foundation for the Arts, Public Service Broadcasting Trust Fellowship for non- fiction film and pad.ma fellowship for experimental video. She currently lives and works in New Delhi.
Delfina Foundation (DF) is more than London’s largest international residency programme – it is a home where the next generation of contemporary artists, curators and thinkers are supported and nurtured.
Based in two newly renovated Edwardian houses near Buckingham Palace, DF is an independent, non-profit organisationdedicated to fostering artistic talent and facilitating exchange through residencies and public programmes ranging from workshops to exhibitions, both in the UK and with international partners. A recent photo tour of our new space was published online in Wallpaper* (please click the link to visit their site).
Established by arts philanthropist Delfina Entrecanales CBE, DF is the successor to Delfina Studio Trust. From 1988 to 2006, Delfina Studio held an unprecedented record for supporting artists through residencies and exhibitions, including more than a dozen Turner Prize nominees such as Mark Wallinger, Jane & Louise Wilson, Tacita Dean, Martin Creed and Glenn Brown as well as renowned artists such as Chantal Joffe, Michael Raedecker, Hangue Yang, EsraErsen,WimDelvoye and Khalil Rabah.
DF is proud to build on this history. Working internationallyDF has hosted artists from 18 different countries over the last six years with a soft focus on practitioners from the greater Middle East and increasingly South Asia. We have commissioned new artworks and programmes, often in partnership with leading institutions including Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Serpentine Gallery and Frieze Art Fair in the UK, as well international organisations such as MACBA in Barcelona, Videobrasil in São Paulo, Art School Palestine in Ramallah and Art Dubai - to name a few.
Our work is followed by key arts professionals and our audiences include arts patrons, curators, major art collectors and the general public. Over the last year, DF’s work has been featured inthe Financial Times,The Independent, New York Times, Art Review, Frieze, ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum and The Art Newspaper.
ABOUT INLAKS SHIVDASANI FOUNDATION
The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation was established by Indoo Shivdasani in 1976 as a permanent platform for his philanthropic activities. The Foundation focuses on providing scholarships, grants and awards in any field to outstanding young Indians to develop their professional, scientific, artistic and cultural abilities.
ABOUT CHARLES WALLACE INDIA TRUST
Charles Wallace India Trust enables Indians in the early to mid stages of their careers to spend time in the UK, helping them to achieve artistic, academic and professional ambitions and to broaden their international contacts.
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