Installation view of Chiara Camoni’s Tent (centre) in ‘Sheher, Prakriti, Devi’ at Ishara Art Foundation, 2024. Image courtesy of Ishara Art Foundation and the artist. Photo by Augustine Paredes/Seeing Things.

Talk, Walkthrough

Virtual Exhibition Walkthrough of Ishara Art Foundation's "Sheher, Prakriti, Devi"

April 10, 2024 – April 10, 2024
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual Event

We were thrilled to host a virtual walkthrough and Q&A for the exhibition, Sheher, Prakriti, Devi. This program was led by the Director of Ishara Art Foundation in Dubai, Sabih Ahmed

Sheher, Prakriti, Devi, marks artist and photographer Gauri Gill’s first extensive curation. Ruminating on the interwoven relationship between dynamic cities, the natural environment and the inseparable sacred, the show presents twelve artists and collectives working across diverse contexts of urban, rural, domestic, communitarian, public and non-material spaces. 

The exhibition includes works by Chamba Rumal, Chiara Camoni, Gauri Gill, Ladhki Devi, Mariam Suhail, Meera Mukherjee, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Rashmi Kaleka, Shefalee Jain, Sukanya Ghosh, Vinnie Gill and Yoshiko Crow.

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Sabih Ahmed is the Director of Ishara Art Foundation in Dubai. His curatorial work and research focus on modern and contemporary art of South Asia through diverse itineraries, languages and inter-disciplinary formations. Prior to Ishara, he was a Senior Researcher and Projects Manager at the Asia Art Archive where he was involved in the establishing of AAA in India (AAA in I) in New Delhi. Ahmed has led projects around the digitisation of artist archives, creation of multi-lingual bibliographies of art, and has organized colloquia and seminars around educational resources. He has been involved in several curatorial projects that include being a curatorial collegiate member of the 11th Shanghai Biennale curated by Raqs Media Collective in 2016. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation in Delhi, he has been a visiting faculty at the Ambedkar University Delhi and offers regular guest lectures and workshops at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi. His writings have been featured in a number publications and journals. He is the co-author of ‘Mass Traffic’ with Lantian Xie, published by Kunsthalle Bern and Mousse Publishing, 2023.  

AAAinA’s general programming and operations are funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, Ruth Foundation, and the Vilcek Foundation.