International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, New York.
ISCP – Inlaks Residency for Artists and Curators.
Open Call – 2017
Deadline : December 1, 2016
Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi - 2017
Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi is a writer, curator and researcher currently based in New Delhi. He is Exhibitions Coordinator at Devi Art Foundation and also a Doctoral Candidate at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is the recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship from University Grants Commission, India (2010 - 2015).
Anushka Rajendran - 2016
A selection of his recent curatorial projects, both institutional and independent include: The Third Meaning: Giuseppe Stampone - Sarnath Banerjee at the Italian Cultural Centre (New Delhi, 2016), which he co-curated with Italian curator Eugenio Viola. He was also Assistant Curator of This Night Bitten Dawn, curated by Lahore based Salima Hashmi and produced by Devi Art Foundation with Gujral Foundation (New Delhi, 2016). He conceptualised the panel discussion: Reflections on All the World’s Futures, on the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor (New Delhi, 2015).
Aditya’s single and collaborated writings have appeared in international publications including: Information: Documents of Contemporary Art, MIT Press + Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2016), Journal of Visual Culture’s Visual Activism issue with Jerome Reyes and Nine Yamamoto (2015), Raqs Media Collective: Case Book (Toronto, 2014), INSERT2014 Publication (Delhi, 2014), An Autocorrected Journal with Renan Laru-an (Manila, 2014), Sarai Reader 09: Projections (Delhi, 2013), among others. Aditya is a regular writer for many journals and publications; including Hong Kong based Ocula.
Previously, Aditya worked as the Assistant Curator to the Delhi based Raqs Media Collective for a major international curatorial project produced by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation called INSERT2014, including artists: Anton Vidokle, Harun Farocki, Hito Steyerl, Nikolaus Hirsch + Michel Müller, Rirkrit Tiravanija and SUPERFLEX among others. He has also participated in prestigious national and international lecture- performances, conferences and workshops, including Conversations with Contemporary India, Università Ca 'Foscari (Venice, 2016), Visual Activism, organised by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and International Association of Visual Culture (San Francisco, 2014) and the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course (Gwangju, 2013).
In 2017, Aditya will curate a exhibition at the Korean Cultural Centre, New Delhi including artists from Guwahati, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City and Seoul.
Anushka Rajendran is a curator, art writer, and researcher who pursued a Master's degree in Arts and Aesthetics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University before completing an MPhil (2013), researching on "Installation Art in India: Preoccupations with Trauma". She contributes as an art writer to various publications and is a research scholar in Contemporary Visual Arts, at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her ongoing curatorial interests include socially engaged art practices, which she plans to explore further during her upcoming residency at ISCP, supported by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation. She is currently working on her PhD dissertation, “Where Lies the Public? Aesthetics of Social Engagement.” She has been the editorial coordinator of TAKE on India (formerly TAKE on art) for over four years now, and is a key member of the team. She was the recipient of the Arts Scribes Award in 2015.
Naveen Mahantesh’s practice lies at the intersection of art, architecture and the
city. He is involved in creative research with a love for urban life. His past projects
includes, working with teams of artists and curators and engaging with ideas of
placing art in the public realm while considering the city as a studio. His projects
provide alternate perspectives for the banal routines, take inspiration from urban
myths, and engage within the ecologies that the city thrives upon.
Naveen Mahantesh (born in 1985) is the principal architect of CRESARC based in Bangalore.
His projects and propositions have been a part of Sarai-Reader-Exhibition'09 (2013)
and Insert (2014), curated by Raqs media collective; Mediating Modernities (2013)
at Srushti School of Design; design for change at TEDx-R.V.Vidyaniketan (2013),
Bangalore; and FOA-FLUX-art|life|technology Symposium at Swissnex (2015). He received
a grant from KHOJ (2013) for his collaborative project Ecologies of the excess,
and as part of 080:30, he received a grant from India Foundation for the Arts -
Project560-Found space (2014) project that intimately situated art within the fabric
of Bangalore City. He has been a City as Studio fellow (2013) at Sarai-CSDS., and
a Visiting Faculty and critic for architectural design at design institutes in Bangalore
including R.V School of Architecture and SIT, Tumkur. His recent talks include a
presentation at the Washington Project for Arts; Washington DC, The department of
Cultural Affairs for Arlington County (2015) and International Studio for Curatorial
Practices, New York City.
Aarti Sunder - 2016
Aarti Sunder graduated from the Dutch Art Institute in 2015. Her practice includes drawing, writing and per formative elements. She has worked with ‘If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be A Part Of Your Revolution’ and ‘Open!’, and has exhibited in the Museum of Yugoslav History (Belgrade), over the past two years. She has also been a part of publications, where she has contributed text and fiction. Using writing, drawing, video and performative elements, she is interested in ideas that create the subject: thought, territory, time, space, relationality and potential; how we relate to them; and how these ideas affect and make us. These forces of abstraction that create the individual become the form and the content of her practice through the act of making or collecting or plotting.
ANJANA KOTHAMACHU is a visual artist, currently dividing her time between Mumbai
and Bangalore. After her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she studied and worked
in the field of animation. Subsequently she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts
and Crafts, Rachna Sansad. Later she was part of the residency programme, The Last
Ship, in Mumbai in 2011. Following this, she was invited as artist in residence
by the Stiftung Futur Foundation, Switzerland, which culminated in a solo exhibition.
She has participated in group shows in Switzerland, Germany and Bangalore. She is
currently working toward a solo project at 1shantiroad, Bangalore.
Akansha Rastogi is Curator, Programming and Exhibitions at the Kiran Nadar Museum
of Art (KNMA), New Delhi. Her curatorial projects and exhibitions include 'An Unfinished
Portrait: Vignettes from the KNMA Collection' (co-curated, 2014), 'Zones of Contact:
Propositions on the Museum' (co-curated, 2013) and the 'Inhabiting the Museum' performance
series (2011-15) apart from other programs at KNMA. Rastogi is currently researching
on exhibition histories and practices of Indian Modern and Contemporary Art under
IFA Research Grant. She has participated in a curatorial residency at ISCP, New
York (2014) supported by the Inlaks Shivadasani Foundation, Getty Travel Grant to
Brazil (2013), IFA-Khoj curatorial residency (2011) and Asian Curators' Program
in Japan organised by the Japan Foundation (2013). She is part of an artist collective
WALA and recipient of FICA Public Art Grant for performance project 'Kachra Seth’s
Observatory'. She is the Founder-member of an artist-run initiative Baoli Tarehd,
and member of New Delhi-based curators' collaborative 'Pracforum'.
Rastogi is co-editor of 'Seven Contemporaries' book, published by KNMA. She worked
as Assistant Curator and researcher on a seminal exhibition and set of five publications
on artist Chittaprosad with Delhi Art Gallery. She previously worked as Assistant
Curator with Centre for Research and Documentation at Osian’s Connoisseurs of Art
and Osianama museum (2008-2009).
Deadline December 01, 2016
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York announces an open call for a residency for one curator or an artist from India sponsored by The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation. This call is open to Indian citizens, who are 35 years of age or less and have resided continuously in India for at least two years prior to the time of application. The residency will take place from March 1 to May 31, 2017.
The residency includes participation in ISCP, a stipend for accommodation and living expenses in New York City and travel costs. The 2017 residency marks the fourth year for an Inlaks sponsored residency. It will be the fourth for a curatorial residency, and the third for an artist residency.
ISCP is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world, including the United States. With more than 30 artists and curators in residence at all times, the program provides residents with the space, time, and support to develop new projects. With additional activities tailored for professional development and public engagement, ISCP serves as an important platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives. ISCP’s public programs encourage dialogue and integrate residents into the cultural community of New York City. The residency includes 24-hour access to a private 120 sq. ft. furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural institutions; and participation in ISCP Talks. Residents at ISCP are also invited to take part in ISCP’s Exhibition Program and Participatory Projects.
Deadline for submissions: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Only digital submissions are accepted.
Please submit your application to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with INLAKS ISCP-Artist or INLAKS ISCP-Curator Application (your
name) as a subject line (Up to 10 MB per email. If you are submitting more than one email, please
state that, for example as subject: INLAKS ISCP-Artist or INLAKS ISCP-Curator Application (your
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Founded with one sponsored studio in 1994, ISCP has grown into an internationally recognized institution that has hosted over 2,000 artists and curators from more than 65 countries. In 2008, ISCP moved from Manhattan to East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to an 18,000 square-foot former factory. This move expanded ISCP’s facilities to 35 studios, an exhibition gallery and a project space.
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. It prides itself on being open to a wide range of subjects, many of which are not covered by other fund-giving bodies. Over the last three decades, more than 400 scholars have benefited from overseas scholarships while another 150 have received awards and Take-Off Grants in India. The list of Inlaks alumni reflects the diversity of scholars that the Foundation has supported. In response to a vibrant and flourishing art scene globally and within India, the Foundation has increased its support to young practitioners in the field of Fine Arts. Significant painters and sculptors supported by the Foundation include Jagannath Panda, Rekha Rodwittiya, N.N.Rimzon, Gigi Scaria, Vasudevan Akkitam, Manisha Parekh, Sonia Khurana, Sheela Gowda, Shaina Anand, Sakshi Gupta, Hemali Bhuta and Chinmoy Pramanick all of whom have contributed considerably to the fabric of Indian art. While some of these artists have been recipients of the Inlaks scholarships to universities abroad for graduate degrees in the Fine Arts, others have been recipients of the Inlaks Fine Arts Awards that aid them to commence their artistic projects within India. The Foundation has collaborated with the Royal College of Art for several years and supports artists at residencies at Gasworks - London, Darling Foundry- Montreal, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto Biella - Italy, Rijksakademie – Amsterdam, Skowhegan, Maine – USA, and Delfina Foundation – London. Within India, artists are supported at KHOJ in New Delhi, BAR-1 in Bangalore, Sandarbh in Partapur, Rajasthan, What About Art, Mumbai, Taj-Ske residencies, Bangalore, Studio 118, Mumbai and Cona in Mumbai. The Foundation also currently supports a curatorial lab in the School of Art and Aesthetics, at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Application form ISCP - Inlaks Residency for Artists and Curators Application 2017