Rohini Devasher

Devasher has trained as a painter and printmaker, and works in a variety of media including, video, prints and large site-specific drawings. Her current body of work is a collection of ‘strange’ terrains, constructed by observing, recording, fictionalizing, reimagining objects and spaces that exist at the interface between science, nature and culture, perception and production.

Devasher’s work has been shown at the 7th Moscow Biennial in September 2017, the Spencer Museum of Art (2016), USA, MAAT Museum of  Art and Technology,  Lisbon,  ZKM (Karsruhe) (2016), Singapore Art and Science Museum (2016), Dhaka Art Summit (2016), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016), and the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial (2014), among others. She has had solo exhibitions at the Bhau Daji Lad City Museum in Mumbai (2016), Vis-a-Vis Experience Centre in New Delhi (2016), Project88, Mumbai (2013,2009), KHOJ, New Delhi (2013) and Nature Morte, New Delhi (2011). Recent shows include Asymmetrical Objects at the Bhau Daji Laud Museum in Mumbai and ‘Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World’ at Spencer Museum of Art.

She has been an artist in residence at the Spencer Museum of Art (2016), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (2014), Glasgow Print Studio (2014), The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2012) and in the Anthropocene Campus II at the Hausder Kulturender Weltin, Berlin (2016).  Most recently she was an artist in residence on an oil tanker as part of the Owners Cabin Residency Program.

Devasher was the recipient of the Forbes India Young Contemporary Artist of the Year (2014), Skoda Breakthrough Artist Award (2013) and the Sarai Associate Fellowship(2010).

Upcoming projects include In Open or in Stealth curated by the Raqs Media Collective at the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and her third solo show at Project 88 scheduled to open in December 2018.

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