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Anni Kumari

Visiting Faculty, Department of Visual Arts, Ashoka University

M.F.A (Painting), College of Art, University of Delhi

Anni Kumari is a visual practitioner and art educator. She earned a Master’s degree (MFA) in Painting (2013) from the College of Art, Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree (B.A) Hons in Political Science from Miranda House, Delhi University.Her practice includes drawing, painting, printmaking and videos with a cross-disciplinary focus on mathematics (including fractal geometry, Fibonacci and Prime Number sequence) and social anthropology.

She is a recipient of research and art education grants, including the National Artist Scholarship, Lalit Kala Akademi(2013); Junior Research Fellowship, Ministry of Culture (2014) ; Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission( 2015) ; Artreach Teaching fellowship for visual artists (2015, 2017); and the Sahapedia-UNESCO Research fellowship (2017).

Her works have been exhibited in curated solo and group shows in India, including ‘Algorhythms’ ,Anant Art Gallery +Apparao Art gallery,(2021), ‘Spiralling into the absurd’, Anant Art Gallery (2021), ‘Shifting Positions’, India Art Fair(2020), ‘Mirrored Questions’, Art District XIII(2019)  and ’Again & yet again’, OED gallery, Kochi(2017).

She had been a visiting faculty at the College of Art (Delhi) and the State University of Performing and Visual Arts (Rohtak, Haryana) between 2014 and 2017.

List of Shows 
2020: A place to pour all of us, site-specific installation as part of ‘Studio’ by India Art Fair, DLF Avenue & Art District XIII (Delhi)
2020: Shifting Positions, India Art Fair, Art District XIII (Delhi)
2019: Mirrored Questions, two person show at Art District XIII (Delhi)
2019: Art Bengaluru, Galleria Sublime, Bangalore (Karnataka)
2017: Again & yet again, group show, curated by Shruti Ramlingaiah, OED gallery, Kochi Biennale collateral (Kerala)
2017: Some things change, two-women show at India International Centre (Delhi)
2017: National Exhibition, Camlin Art Foundation, Jahangir Art Gallery (Mumbai)
2016: Five for the Future, as part of the five finalist under the Emerging Artist Award by BestCollege Art and Glenfiddich India
2016:  ABOUTTURN: Is the female point of view essentially feminist, Alliance Francaise (Gurugram)
2016: Ideas Travel faster than light at Niv Art Centre and India Habitat Centre as part of PUBLICA, Floodlight Foundation, Delhi
Publication 
Kumari, Anni. “Significance of Kolam in Tamil Culture.” Sahapedia.org, Sahapedia, 03July 2018, https://www.sahapedia.org/significance-of-kolam-tamil-culture
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