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Smita Rajmane

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Smita Urmila Rajmane is a public intervention artist and performer. She has completed her diploma in  painting from Bharti Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune in 2011 and received Kiran Nadar Fellowship to compete her MFA from Shiv Nadar University, Dadri in 2016. The major themes of Smita’s work deal with societal  norms that arise from class/caste and gender discrimination, communal violence, the projections of hate  and the differences that pervade today’s world. Her work deals with researching, unravelling and  highlighting these issues through archival installations and public performances. She was a part of  ‘Contemporary visual art projects- Mid & Western Jutland, Denmark (2019), Pune Biennale curated by  Zasha Colah and Luca Cerizza (2016), New Weight Biennale (2016) – The University of California, Los  Angeles. She has done a performance at Kochi Student Biennale (2016), 2020 -75 Artists ‘A Future Under  Construction’ (2018) at Horniman Circle, Bombay, Savdhan: THE REGIMES OF TRUTH curated by Shaunak  Mahbubani( 2018). She has worked with a forum called Artists Unite, 2019. She was invited for  seminars at ‘October School- International seminar’ at Shiv Nadar University 2017, Experience and  Infrastructure ‘A Seminar on the Arts at CAMP’ Mumbai 2017, BEING CONTEMPORARY a bi-lingual  (Marathi- English) Seminar, examining issues of Regional Centers and the Contemporary Art, NGMA,  Mumbai (2015). She has curated a show for school children ‘Mokita’ – Dalit Panthers movement and  archive (2019). ‘The wall of Voices – Celebration of the Constitution’ – One week interactive  participatory show for school children on the occasion of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar birth anniversary (2019- 22). Currently working as a Scenographer for a play ‘Mahish’ Third Space Collective, Delhi. Currently she  has been invited to show her project at TANKEN, ET4U, Lemvig museum, Denmark.