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Neeraja D

Area of Practice

Visual Artist


MA in Communication, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

MFA in Studio Practice, Cornell University, USA

Work Experience

A multidisciplinary artist:

  • who makes prints, sculpture, and site-specific installations that explore how language and architecture are structures that frame our understanding of who we are, and shape our association with space as a memory.
  • who created and facilitated many art education interventions in after-school programs with inner-city schools in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • who has exhibited in several shows in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Indiana, Spoleto, and Goa

Interest Areas


photography; printmaking, and sculpture; archives; dominant narratives and caste; print culture

Current practice at Srishti


Public art, Photography and Documentation, Printmaking, 8th semester Seminar projects, Interlude program team, Capstone thesis projects

Creative practice and outreach

  • Recipient of the 2017 Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Award with a residency at the Mahler-Lewitt Studios, Spoleto, Italy, and the 2015 Charles Baskerville Painting Award.
  • Finalist for the 2019 Shergill Sundaram Arts Foundation Installation Award.


Projects showcase:

8th Semester Project: Art of Failure

8th Semester Project: Art of Failure
Student Shreya Jain with Poonam Bir Kasturi: Shreya was the recipient of the 2018 Bir Award for her graduating thesis “Lunch Break” under the project Art of Failure


Printmaking: Workshop

Printmaking: Workshop
Student engagements in the printmaking workshop