Gauri Gill and Rajesh Vangad (IN)

Image: Gauri Gill and Rajesh Vangad, [Heaven and Hell], 2014. From the series, [Fields of sight]. Courtesy the artists.

Image: Gauri Gill and Rajesh Vangad, Heaven and Hell, 2014. From the series, Fields of sight. Courtesy the artists.

Gauri Gill was born in Chandigarh, India and earned a BFA (Applied Art) from the College of Art, New Delhi; BFA (Photography) from Parsons School of Design/The New School, New York; and MFA (Art) from Stanford University, California. She has exhibited within India and internationally, including at MoMA PS1, New York (2018); Documenta 14, Athens and Kassel (2017); Kochi Biennale (2016-17); 7th Moscow Biennale (2017-18); Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington (2016); and Whitechapel Gallery, London (2010). Her work is in the collections of prominent institutions worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Museum, London; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington and Fotomuseum, Winterthur, and in 2011 she was awarded the Grange Prize, Canada’s foremost award for photography.




Rajesh Vangad was born in 1975 in Ganjad village in Dahanu, Maharashtra. He is a bearer of the Warli style of painting, which is a traditional form of painting belonging to the indigenous people of Warli. He learnt the art at a young age from his parents—particularly his mother; and later from masters like Jivya Soma Mashe. He has painted noteable murals at the Craft Museum, New Delhi, the Homi Bhaba Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and the T2 Terminal at the International Airport in Mumbai. His work has been exhibited across India and internationally in the UK, Spain and Japan. Vangad has published three books: My Gandhi Story (Tulika Books), Kabir Saamagri (part of Kabir Project) and The Indian Crafts Journey, as well as a map of Maharashtra (Dastkaar Haat Samiti). He has conducted workshops on Warli painting with students in Pune and New Delhi, among other places. Since 2013 he has been working on a collaborative series with the photographer Gauri Gill, Fields of Sight, which has been exhibited across the world including at Documenta 14, Kassel; the 7th Moscow Biennale, Clouds⇄Forests, Moscow and Prospect 4: The Lotus In Spite Of The Swamp, New Orleans.

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