1 October - 30 December — Visual Arts
Ankur Yadav is an artist and researcher based in Rajasthan, India. His practice is ever-evolving and nomadic, traversing various issues and concerns in a continual journey of finding methods and materials for producing multiple forms of subjectivities of sustenance. Recently, engaging with people, stories, and incidents within the community have become critical to his practice, through works that seek to address the social oppressions on individuals stemming from patriarchal structures. He also engages in researching alternative modes of economy involving practices of sharing. In other projects, questions about the exploitation of land and people by creating a situation of viewing near mining operations are probed, and an earlier series looks closely at the systems of hierarchical and dominating colonial knowledge structures by constructing an alternate space of ambiguity. A graduate of Fine Arts from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, he pursued his postgraduation from painting at the Faculty of Visual Arts, MSU Baroda. He is a recipient of INLAKS Fine Art Award 2020, and The Emerging Artist Award Extended Support Platform by FICA & MMF 2020, A grantee of the Generator co-operative art production fund created by Experimenter 2021.
Read more on Ankur’s residency here.