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Rakhi Peswani

Head of the Department, Visual Arts, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Visual Arts, Ashoka University

MFA (Sculpture), M.S.University, Baroda

Rakhi’s art practice explores various discursive and material aspects of crafts and the nuanced associations of crafts as languages, especially with an emphasis on the hand-made. She is interested in the affective possibilities of materiality and labour as well as the contexts or locations these create in contemporary image making. She has recently been examining the environmental and pedagogical ties associated with craft based practices.

Rakhi obtained Master’s degree (MFA) in Ceramic Sculpture (2003) and Bachelor’s degree in Painting (2000) from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Baroda, Gujarat.

She has worked as guest faculty at Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (2004 – 2012), full time faculty at Srishti School of Arts and Design, Bangalore (2012-14), and as Visiting Associate Professor at School of Culture and Creative Expression at Ambedkar University, Delhi (2016-2017).

Currently, she is Associate Professor at the Visual Arts Department, Ashoka University, Sonipat.
She has held arts workshops in various art colleges, participated in several academic conferences in India. Her works have been widely shown in many curated exhibitions in museums and biennales in India and abroad. She has held solo exhibitions of her works in Bangalore (2020), Hamburg (2019), Mumbai (2018, 2013, 2007, 2006), Delhi (2015, 2009) and Hong Kong (2011).

Solo Exhibition Catalogue: 
2009 – Intertwinings – Published Catalogue; Vadehra Art gallery ISBN 978-93-80001-09-8
2007 – Sonnet for Silent Machines; Published Catalogue; The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Reference texts
2019 – Paper Thread Dolls by Sandhya Bordwekar Gajjar. Art India Vol.23/Issue 3/Quarter 3.
2019 – Incisions Inflections Aberrations. Solo Exhibition press release and additional information.                   https://www.westwerk.org/rakhi-peswani.html
2019 – Tear Rupture Repair. Lead feature. Mario D’Souza. Art India Vol.23/Issue 3/Quarter 3.
2019 –  Critics’ Picks, Art Forum, 08th January 2019. Roshan Kumar Mogali
2019 – The Possibilities of a Slow Stitch- Amrita Gupta Singh – Critical Collective, February 2019.
2019 – Prognosis on Modernity – Amrita Gupta Singh reviews solo exhibition- Conditions of Infirmity, Indian Art Journal. January    2019.
2018 – The Uncertain Body by Parul Dave Mukherjee. Catalogue Essay for the exhibition – Conditions of Infirmity. The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2017 – Essay by Murakami Aya, Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre, Aomori, Japan.
2015 – Zakkir Hussain and Rakhi Peswani   Review by Georgina Maddox, Studio International, 16/09/2015                                                http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/zakkir-hussain-translating-the-silence-rakhi-peswani-in-continuum-review-india
2014 – A Sharp Needle,   Interview with Giridhar Khasnis, Indian Contemporary Art Journal, Volume 13, 2014
2013 – Weaving tales with no end or beginning, Robert Nelson, The Age, Review of Ghar Ghar Ki Baat, at Margaret Lawrence      Gallery,
              Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia
2011 – Santosh Sakhinala  Matters Under the Skin, A Review, published in
             Art etc, volume 3, no.1
2010 – An Anagram of Making Meanings, an article in the section Understanding Art,
            Time Out, Mumbai, January 08-21, 2010.Rakhi Peswani
2009  – Featured in Younger than Jesus : The artist directory co-published by the New  Museum and Phaidon.
2009 – Janice Pariat reviews the show Intertwinings in Art India Magazine,
            Vol XIV, Issue III, Quarter III, 2009
2009 – Review, Of material and the ‘stitched word’ Art Concerns, Dec 2009-Jan 2010,
            Akanksha Rastogi, http://artconcerns.com/html/review5_akansha.htm
2009 – Review, Flash Art International, November-December 2009, Rajashree Biswal.
2009 –  Matters of Art, e magazine. Woven Dreams, by Lina Vincent
            September 15, 2009
2009 – Growing from the Middle…’Catalogue Text for Intertwinings,
    by Parul Dave Mukherjee,
                      Published Cat; Vadehra Art gallery ISBN 978-93-80001-09-8
2009 – Images, Text and Mutagenesis, Catalogue Text for Intertwinings,
                     by Avijna Bhattacharya
2007 – Matters of Art, e magazine. My work : Re-winding the modern
            February 21, 2007
            Indian Express, National Newspaper. Arts New Clothes  by Georgina  Maddox,
            http://www.indianexpress.com/sunday/story/20290.html, Sunday, January 07 , 2007
2007 – Matters of Art, e magazine.   Pointing at Cognitive Experiences
            by  Subbalakshmi Shukla
2006 – Time Out, Mumbai.    Girl Talk       by Deepanjana Pal. December 2006
2005 – Art India, National art News Magazine. Salient Liaison reviewed by Susie Tharu,
             Volume X, Issue ii, 2005
2004 – The Hindu, Hyderabad. Novel Dimension by Deepa Alexander. Dec 2004   http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/mp/2004/12/06/stories/2004120600720300.html
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