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Rohini Devasher

Devasher has trained as a painter and printmaker, and works in a variety of media including, video, prints and large site-specific drawings. Her practice explores the ways in which different frames; science / art / fiction / speculation, transform our construction of this planet, combining the study of what we know, what we imagine, and what we hope for our future on it and with it. 

Devasher’s work has been shown at the 14th Sharjah Biennial Leaving the Echo Chamber (2019), Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) (2018), 7th Moscow Biennial (2017), the Spencer Museum of Art (2018,16), USA, MAAT Museum of Art and Technology,  Lisbon,  ZKM, Karsruhe (2016), Bhau Daji Lad City Museum in Mumbai (2016, 2018) Singapore Art and Science Museum (2016), Dhaka Art Summit (2016), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016), and the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial (2014), the 1st Kochi Biennale (2012), among others. Recent solo shows include Hopeful Monsters at Project 88, Mumbai (2019). 

 In 2018 she spent 26 days as artist in residence on board an oil tanker as part of the Owners Cabin Residency Program. Recent projects include the 5 Million Incidents Project initiated by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi & Kolkata, conceptualized in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective.

Devasher was the recipient of the Forbes India Young Contemporary Artist of the Year (2014), Skoda Breakthrough Artist Award (2013) and the Sarai Associate Fellowship (2010).

Devashar currently lives and works in New Delhi.

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