Photo credit: Rahul More, courtesy Exhibit 320
Born in 1976 and based in NCR of Delhi, Rahul Kumar a Fulbright Scholar, holds a Masters’ Degree from the University of Dallas (Texas). He has held ten solo shows of his works in both India and the United States. He is a Charles Wallace grantee and an India Foundation for the Arts fellow. His artistic practice starts with clay, often combined with other materials into large constructions and installations, exploring ideas of dichotomies and the tension between the physical and the cerebral. He is a three-time recipient of the AIFACS National Award and a Junior Fellowship for Excellence in the Field of Visual Arts by the Government of India. Rahul was part of the first Indian Ceramic Triennale in 2018. His works are displayed at the ongoing edition of The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort (Jaipur), curated by Peter Nagy. Rahul is part of prestigious collections including the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. He is an art journalist, writing and editing on global visual art practices, and is currently the Editor (Arts) at the online magazine, STIR.
During his research trip to Switzerland, Rahul will study and explore how Swiss ceramic practices have contemporarised the medium of clay. During his research trip, he plans to visit museums in Zurich and Geneva, and also make several studio visits of practicing artists. He will conclude his trip with a visit to the Art Basel fair.
Follow Rahul on Instagram at @rahulclaystudio