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Kriti Arora



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SHOWS WITH ART ALIVE GALLERY
Ways of Seeing
 27th August 2005 - 31st August 2005
 Art Alive Gallery



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Statement

Northern Indias, post independence history has been determined by the epochal, geographic partitioning of a country, into two countries; India and Pakistan. The underlying theme in my work is to document people who have been displaced not out of their own choice, but due to various factors- political, social, war, genocide, geographical, seeking labor or wealth. Some of it is forced displacement, some of it is out of choice. After spending a great deal of my time alone working in my studio, I find traveling to these areas both invigorating and inspiring. Having grown up in a large metropolitan city, one was subjected to a very homogenous and structured upbringing. And yet despite the homogeneity of ones external life, every family has its own unique characteristics. These are party inherited and the rest is absorbed from the environment in the house. The cultural differences in every household fascinate and help me understand my family roots and appreciate the political environment they came from. I work along very clear parameters. I start off by documenting images from these areas. I then use these images to create a body of photographs and paintings.

Biography

Born in 1972, Kriti Arora studied for her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from M S University, Baroda 1991-1995 and Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA 1995-1999. She has taught both Bachelors as well as Masters Students in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the M.S. University, Baroda between 1999 and 2001. Kriti enjoys working in ceramics and photography and experimenting with painting and other media too. Her solo exhibitions includes "Where Art and Justice Unite", Art and Industry Building, Amherst in 1999; "Mandir Masjid" MFA Thesis Show, Student Union Gallery, UMASS in 1998 and BFA Final Display, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda in 1995. She has also participated in various group shows across India and abroad in New Delhi, Baroda, France, and New York. She has received Junior Fellowship from Department of Culture, Government of India in 2001- 2003 and scholarship from M.S. University Baroda in 1991 93. She lives and works in New Delhi.


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