CV

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Presently managing and developing programmes for an Arts Studio/Centre with ARTS-GLACERHI to create alternative learning spaces, and assisted workshop modules with ‘Arts for Social Change’ on themes like nature + waste management.
  • Presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Communication Design Department at the Indian Institute of Art & Design.
  • Active collaborator with Dastaan LIVE as an art director and creator of 360 experiences. As a collective, we have now created and released two videos for the song Mat Ro Bachche, one showcasing the poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz with shadow puppetry and the other is a 360 music video experience that is a work in progress.
  • Awarded an Archival and Museum Fellowship by IFA and CCK(AUD) in 2018-19 for the Delhi Visual Archive Virtual Exhibition and public programmes. For this fellowship, I have created three videos to be viewed in 360.
  • Awarded a fully funded fellowship in 2016-17 by The DO School for ‘The Connection Challenge’ working on social impact business. We worked with Messe Berlin, to create a fluid information architecture system for their business in trade fairs.

 

  • Curation+Design for Vijay Kowshik – two exhibitions “Syntactics in Glass” and “Parsing- The Mind’s Eye”. 
  • Graphic and exhibition design for Arts-Glacerhi for exhibitions of Raj Dassani(2017), “Evolving Identities – The Bengal Masters (2018), K.G. Subramanyan (2017). 
  • Stage designer for the Tadpole Repertory, Delhi (from Taramandal 2009- till Quicksand 2017). 
  • Won the ‘Best Stage Design’ for ‘Still & Still Moving’ at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award,2015. 
  • Communications and Programmes Manager at The Rasaja Foundation 2014-2015. 
  • Designed ‘Jazz in India’ exhibition held at India International Centre, November 2014. 
  • Art director for the Tandanu New music video album for the Indian Ocean Band. 
  • Installation Artist, Spatial Designer and curator for Bacardi NH7 Music Festival in 2011-13.
  • Worked at ZED (Eco.Bcil) as a Communication Designer & Outreach Coordinator.
  • Worked on the pitch for the India Pavilion, World Expo, 2012 with Meroform Pvt. Ltd. and ABDesignHabit. 
  • Worked on six ad campaigns as a production designer in four months, and working on independent documentary films for four months all in and around Bombay, managing teams on various levels. 
  • Worked as the chief designer for the Fiat and Tata auto show 2008, managed a team of 100 people. 
  • I graduated from the National Institute of Design in ‘Exhibition Design’ in 2009.
EDUCATION

  • 2017-2018: Archival and Museum Fellowship by IFA.
  • 2016-2017: Entrepreneurship for Good Fellowship with The DO School, Berlin. 
  • 2004-2009: Graduate Diploma Programme in Design – Exhibition Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
  • 2000-2004: Higher studies completed at The Mother’s International School, New Delhi
  • 1990-2004: Schooling at free-progress Mirambika School, New Delhi.

COMPUTER SKILLS

● Proficiency in Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Microsoft Office, Sketchup Pro, Autocad, Balsamic Mockups, WordPress, Drupal CMS, etc.(ability to learn new software as per projects).

OTHER INTERESTS AND SKILLS

  • Swimming.
  • Assisting Glass Artist Vijay Kowshik on all his endeavors.
  • Assisting Textile Designer Maneesha Kowshik on all her endeavors.

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