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Tapati Chowdhury
Research Associate

Tapati is a practicing artist with expertise in drawing and painting. Broadly, she is interested in observing and commenting on urban habitation and its dwellers. She also practices Installation and Performance art. For her these two mediums reflect the transient character of the world that she lives in. Her passion is to experiment with tactile materials to form a composition. She enjoys working in big as well as miniature scales. She is one of the founding members of the Kolkata Performance Art Festival (Kipaf), where they facilitate the meeting of artists of different nationalities and perform in public place. She has participated in various art residencies within India as well as overseas. Besides art she loves to trek, watch movies and spend time with kids and listen to their stories. She thinks children inspire her to push the limits of her artistic engagements.

Education
MFA Painting, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
MVA Painting, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
BFA Painting, Kalabhabana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal

Teaching and Research Interests (please fill in your areas of research and teaching) see example below for format

Drawing (Outdoor and indoor study, Illustration, Perspective, Anatomical, Geometrical), Painting (Object and outdoor study, Portrait), Creative composition, Installation art, Land art, Community art, Performance art, Methods and materials, Eastern and western aesthetics, Public art, Painting frame-A mounting device, Theory of visual culture.

Residencies (selected) (only last five)

2017 - Jothashilpa. Craft and design development project. Bangladesh
2016 - Wadden Tide Art Project. Denmark (Community Art project)
2016 - Morni Hills Performance Art Biennale. India
2015 - Healing Hill Art Residency. Peepal Tree Art Project. India. (Performance art)
2013 - kunsten i Bevaegelse. Det Internationale i Det Lokale Og Det Lokale i Det Internationale. Denmark. (Community Art project)

Exhibitions (selected) (only last five)

2018 - One Soul Many Lives. Bikanir House. Delhi (curated)
2016 - Selected works and performance. Ailamma Art Gallery. Hyderabad (solo)
2016 - Red Moon Songs. Apeejay Arts. Delhi (curated)
2015 - Sanctity. An experiment on wood. Amdavad Ni Gufa Ahmedabad. (curated)
2015 - Convergence. Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata (curated)

Curatorial Project (selected)

2016 - Kolkata International Performance Art Festival. India
2015 - Crack International Art Camp. Bangladesh