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Sreejata Roy
During her MPhil studies in media art at the Coventry School of Art and Design, UK (2001-05).
As an artist particularly drawn to community-related projects, Sreejata has for the past several years focused on exploring the relationship of art and public space through a variety of media forms, in collaboration with young people from working-class communities. She was awarded a grant for 2008-09 from the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) for developing a public art project. This took the form of completely reshaping a neglected municipal park in one of Delhi’s sprawling low-income settlements. She has also created art projects that explore the relationship of community and public space in other Indian locations and abroad.
Sreejata has been awarded prestigious scholarships (Overseas Research Scholarship, U.K.; National Scholarship, India) and has participated in many national and international exhibitions, residencies and workshops. She was briefly involved in research on curatorial policy in India, undertaken by the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
Academic Qualifications
2005 MPhil in New Media, Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry University, UK
1994 M.V.A (Masters Degree in Visual Art) in Painting, Rabindra Bharati Univeristy, Calcutta, India
1991 B.V.A (Bachelors Degree in Visual Art) in Painting, Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta, India
2000-04 Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS), United Kingdom
1991 -1993 National Scholarship, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi, India
2008 ‘LOG Book’ published in ‘FRONTIER’ SARAI Reader07
2007 Art reviews, matters of art an e-magazine, India, onward
2005 Article. Cut-up, an online Magazine, Netherlands
2005 ARN HUB, Online publication, Netherlands
2005 Dshed Net, online, Watershed’s online Showcase of digital creativity
2002 Digest artist, Bristol Watershed, Publication
2005 ‘City Mask’, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry School of Art and Design,
Coventry University, UK
2003 ‘Map of our life’ an digital installation, Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry
University, UK
2008 ‘Continuum Life’ a group show curated by Sushma Bahl, New Delhi
2006 ‘FOOT PRINTS’ a touring exhibition on Women’s print making at Chemould Gallery, Mumbai, India
2005 Digital Animation, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2004 NEXUS “Interfaces” Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur International Media Arts Exhibition & Digital
Graphic Performances
2002 Digest artist, Collaborative works sponsored by Watershed Media Lab, Bristol, UK
2002 Mute- Dialogue show, collaborative project by artists that are engaged with cultural politics to
explore their ideas the digital medium, sponsored by Watershed Media Lab, Bristol, UK
2000 Imprint, Group Show of printmaking, Cimroza Gallery, Mumbai, India
1999 Atelier 2221, Group show of four artists experimental print making, New Delhi, India
1998 Online Australian Show of Digital art
1997 Pan pacific Digital Artistry, sponsored by Fractal Painter, Hong Kong
1996 Group show AIFACS, New Delhi, India
1995 Group show Lalit Kala Academic, New Delhi, India
1994 Group show Central Art Gallery, Calcutta, India
1987-1994Group shows in Academy of Fine arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta, India
2005 New Tools: Neutral Wires, FACT, Media Lab Liverpool, UK
2004 Research Module workshop, for Post graduate students, Coventry School of Art and Design, initiated by Prof. Stephen Scrivener
2002 Art Workshop, Silai, NGO for Migrant Women, Bristol. UK
2002 Mute Dialogue, Watershed Media Lab, Bristol, UK
Professional Experience
2007 Project coordinator in Ankur Society for alternative in Education, New Delhi, India
2004 Research Assistant, VIDe Research Centre, Coventry School of Art and Design, UK
2003 Graphics Co-coordinator, WEBCT, E- Learning project and Distant learning Projects, Coventry University, UK
2000-2003 Assistant Tutor Foundation Course, Coventry School of Art and Design Coventry University, UK
96-1999 Media executive, NIIT, New Delhi, India
96 Lecturer, Art and Design, South Delhi Polytechnic College, New Delhi, India
95 Worked as a Designer ‘KATHA’, NGO, New Delhi, India
94 Teacher, Art and Design, Delhi Kannada Secondary School, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India
Presently she lives and works in New Delhi