In celebration of the 2019 IARTS Residency Programs at OCAD U and the ROM, join Bangalore-based artist Indu Antony and artist, curator, and writer Swapnaa Tamhane as they discuss their newest projects in Toronto with Deepali Dewan, ROM’s Dan Mishra Curator of South Asian Art & Culture.
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Doors Open: 5:30 pm Talk: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Free. RSVP Required.
Link for RSVP: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/iarts-2019-contemporary-artists-in-con...
Swapnaa Tamhane is an artist, curator, and writer. She has exhibited at FOCUS Photography Festival, Mumbai; Art Gallery of Mississauga; and A Space Gallery, Toronto. She curated In Order to Join – the Political in a Historical Moment, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach; Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (former Prince of Wales Museum), Mumbai (2014-2015), and HERE: Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2017). Tamhane has been a Research Fellow with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (2009), and an International Fellow with Kulturstiftung des Bundes (2013). She has been supported by Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and Kunststiftung NRW. Tamhane and designer Rashmi Varma curated and wrote SĀR: The Essence of Indian Design, published by Phaidon Press (2016). www.tamhane.net
Indu Antony is an artist based out of Bangalore and Kerala, India. Born and raised in a conventional Indian family, she overcame various social obligations to pursue her forms of expression. She has since been working with individuals from the fringes of the society. She is known to explore tonalities of inward discussion, which later, burst out into communal spaces. Her work revolves primarily around the notion of the intangible character of spaces, in relation to the gendered body as a site of representation, and through a feminist stance that gives way to performances and installations. Indu Antony has participated in several group exhibitions including the Serendipity Arts Festival, 2018; Kochi-Muziris Biennale (Collateral), 2018-19; Foto Fest Biennale, Houston, 2018; Queer Asia Photo Exhibition, London, 2017 and Photo Kathmandu, Nepal, 2015. She won the Toto Funds Award for photography for the year 2011. https://www.induantony.com/
Supported by the IARTS Textiles of India Grant (ROM), which celebrates the splendour and influence of Indian textile arts in perpetuity, and the IARTS Residency Program (OCAD U), which provides artists and designers from India scope to explore innovative approaches to their creative practice and to build international networks.
For more information on the IArts Residency Program, please visit: https://www.ocadu.ca/academics/faculty-of-art/iarts-residency-program.htm