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Narendra Raghunath

Area of Practice

Artist, art educator

Education

MA (Art, Design and Communication), CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Work Experience

  • 14 years as Computer professional/ Corporate financial executive 
  • Art practice for two decades
  • Worked with IGNOU, NID and NSID as Designer/ Art and Design faculty / Visiting faculty              

Interest Areas

Painting; sculpture; installation; space and form; philosophy; physics; politics

Current Practice at Srishti

Creative practice in education

Creative Practice and Outreach

Founding member and former trustee: Aarde Foundation

Founder: Siddharth foundation

Selected Art exhibitions:

Lalith Kala Academe, Delhi, Sri Ram Centre, Delhi, Chithrakala Parishad, Prague quadrinale, Swab Barce-lona, Gwangju Art fair, South Korea, Busan art fair, South Korea, IG Bildende Kunst/ Vienna University of technology, Herwitz Gallery, Duabi art fair, Kanoria, Ahmedabad, Cept University, Lalith kala academe gallery, Kerala

Selected seminar/festival presentations

Kochi Muziris Bienalle “Value of culture”, I don’t make art; I am art, a preface for contemporary art practice Dr Veena Shekar Memorial award Talk, Cultural economics, Mumbai,  Pattachitra of Bengal, Folk art foundation, Govt. Kerala, Form finding- College, of architecture, Trivandrum, Kollam festival, National art camp, National symposium of Contemporary Arts: Spatial Trajectories, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Ahmedabad, Intersection, Prague quadrennial, Belgrade, Serbia, National Art Camp, Tripunithara, Linear and Transverse, CEPT, Toys for tomorrow, NID,  National Art Camp, Mysore , Lens conference, Bengaluru, Cognitive mapping of imagination, “Workshop”, Bengaluru, Samsung creative encounter, Amritsar Heritage restoration program,  World information architecture day,Bengaluru, Ambedkar University curriculum consultative forum, Kabani Community travel & tourism consultative panel, Heritage mapping of Calicut, Amritsar heritage preservation committee. IIT Bombay- Aesthetics of windows, Public art project, Ficci, Amritsar, Indian architecture -Tbilisi river festival, Georgia, Bhasha – Visual semiotics, Bharatmata college, Gandhi University,

Ficci flo Armitsar public art project

Projects :

Illustrated book, “story of water” for Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India; Lighting products with handmade paper, Kalam Khush; Portrait sculpture, Poona horse, Indian army; Arakkal museum project; Kannur, Craft and Culture Mapping of Kannur- Royal Netherland Embassy; Performance art installation, CEPT University; Organized & coordinated Bamboo product development workshops  in collaboration with IDC(IIT) Mumbai at Neyyar and Wood Inlay product development workshop at Thalayolaparambu for Netherlands Embassy; Visual branding – Gallery 1000a, Online exhibition design and curation, Equations, Illustrated text books for School of Agriculture and Farming, IGNOU; BSF memorial sculptural monument, Government of India; built a social media platform for “political art”; Visual branding for Transformation, Tourism initiative; Bread for the world international, Germany, Art work based Visual documentation of Transforming tourism international global seminar series.

Publication :

Book :Principles and methods of Hindu architecture, (Georgian/English), Centre for Contemporary Art, Tbilisi

Forth coming:

  • School teachers hand book for creative education, (Narendra Raghunath, Sudheesh Kumar, Aziz TM)
  • Yakshi,  a study of  early feminine aesthetics and its formulations in Indian art
  • An illustrated introduction to Quantum Physics for Children (Narendra Raghunath, Anil TK)

Papers :

                 I witness : Decoding Popular Icon, Theorising popular texts,   

                 BMC Journal, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerela

Chapters :

                 New media art and its influences in Indian education,     

                 History of Contemporary art, Edited by : Sudhakaran P Kerala

                 Lalith Kala Academy

                 Poetry: Poetry Anthology, 2008 -9

                 Online publication : Stories, Poems and Essays – Artmusings

               


Projects showcase:

Aesthetics of Invisible

Aesthetics of Invisible
Students tailoring waste from the dresses that define the neighbourhood of  Yelahanka, in order to create aesthetic meaning.

 

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Utilising a recycle approach, a student weaves a rug from tailoring waste, using a repurposed chair as frame looms.

 

Marginalisation and Gender Narratives

Marginalisation and Gender Narratives Site specific installation: The wall of invisible.
Site specific installation: The wall of invisible.