Bhavna KakarSwitzerland | Critical Writing
10-25 June 2022 — Critical Writing
Bhavna Kakar completed her BFA in Painting from Government College of Art, Chandigarh and an MVA in Art History from MS University, Baroda. Having received a JRF-UGC research fellowship, her ongoing thesis focuses on pre-modern art and Brahmanical sculpture from the Vidarbha region. She is a jury member for the Alpine Visual Arts Fellowship (2022 and 2021), recipient of a research trip to Switzerland from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia (2022); Arts Entrepreneur of the Year Award by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers and Commerce and Industries) – YFLO (Young FICCI Ladies Organization) (2017), International Studio Programme at the OCA (Office for Contemporary Art Norway) (2016) and ATSA (Art Think South Asia) Fellowship (2010). She is also the Co-Founder of DCAW (Delhi Contemporary Art Week), an curated event focusing on contemporary art.
With two decades of experience in arts management, editing and curating, Kakar founded the contemporary art space LATITUDE 28 in New Delhi in 2010. In the same year, she established TAKE on Art, a bi-annual magazine on South Asian art practices.
Read more about her research trip here.