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International Residency February - March 2003
Shortly after the KHOJ Studios building came into being in Khirkee, a few International Residencies were organised between 2002 and 2004. KHOJ was fortunate to receive funding from NIFCA and the Ford Foundation to execute these projects.
About this edition
The second KHOJ International Residency explored the sculptural and plastic arts, playing host to eight artists from France, Nepal, Denmark, Mexico and India.
During the six weeks, most of the artists developed an interest in each other’s work and techniques. The different languages and scripts of India inspired the works created by Barbara Wiebel and Patrice Rouby, that were transferred and painted onto seedpods reminiscent of the laburnum tree commonly found on every road in Delhi. K.P. Soman worked with the theme of smell as a sarcastic and humorous comment on the social system and its dirty politics. He presented his entire work as a beauty parlour installation where there were many small-labelled bottles with different smells. Some of the bottle caps were made in the shape of different religious symbols, and the audience was invited to change the cap from one bottle to another, with the smell remaining the same though the structures changed. This was a subtle reference to the meaninglessness of the political system and its power to exploit people.
Kristine Michael constructed two hundred black and metallic glazed ceramic butterflies, which hung en mass from the ceiling around a 4ft high Venus Fly Trap plant. The plant was an altered male urinal with two washbasin pedestals on a bed surrounded by coal, giving the impression of a wild flower which traps flies as they hover over it. The bathroom fixtures were painted in a decorative manner with the addition of gold luster fangs. Through her art, Kristine transformed the industrial ceramic object, whilst also demystifying the hallowed traditions of blue and white pottery painting. The work dealt with the complex nature of gender issues and human relationships.
Curatorial Intensive South Asia 2023
The fifth edition of Curatorial Intensive South Asia (CISA) 2023 returns with tutors Latika Gupta, curator based in Delhi and Shuddhabrata Sengupta from Raqs Media Collective. The Phase I of the Intensive is a combination of talks, seminars and workshops that look at histories of exhibition-making, institutions and their limitations. Emerging discussions incorporate a wide range of curatorial frameworks and…
We are pleased to announce our artists in residence for Peers 2023 at Khoj Celine Jacob @sruthy_v_j Fileona Endoxa Dkhar @fileona.dkhar Gopa Roy @goparoy18 Mothe Mahesh @mothe_mahesh_ Shiv Shankar @shiv_shankar106 This year’s critic-in-residence is Riya Talitha Samuel @mithran.rt Special thanks to the jury for reviewing the long list of applications provided by the Khoj curatorial team, and selecting the Peers 2023 cohort Manisha Parekh @manisha.parekh5 Premjish…
International Residency August – September 2002
In this edition of the International Residency at KHOJ, the participating artists explored image-making, autobiography, material practice, gender and the gaze. _ Mithu Sen refers to her image-making as a process that has evolved through being opposed to the inorganic. The choice of medium and the process of making the image has often bordered on being autobiographical when placed in…
International Residency November – December 2003
In the fourth edition of the KHOJ International Residency, Khirkee Village served as the site and source for the participating artists to develop ideas and generate discourse. What this space enabled was the re-reading and rediscovery of India and the diversity of Delhi, by way of an exploration of the mini cosmos that is Khirkee. Over the course of six…
International Residency November – December 2002
2002 marked the year the KHOJ Studios building came into being in the anomalous urban/rural environment that is the Khirkee village. The physical structure anchored an erstwhile, tentative, fluid entity into brick and mortar. KHOJ sits on the edge of Khirkee Gaon – an ‘urban village’ very close to Malviya Nagar, situated in the south of Delhi. The Khirkee Village…
International Residency January – March 2004
The fifth edition of the KHOJ International Residency, in which artists from India, Spain, Slovakia, and Puerto Rico participated, addressed the dialectics of place, the city and its multiple layers, and the visuality of a transforming environment and critiqued urban inspirations that brought into focus the risks and challenges that face the common man in the modern world.
Arthshila X Khoj Artist Residency 2022
We are pleased to announce that Khoj and Arthshila are now accepting applications from creative practitioners for a fully-funded, on-site artist residency at Parivartan in Siwan, Bihar. Parivartan is an integrated rural community development initiative by Takshila Educational Society. The Arthshila X Khoj Artist Residency Open Call 2022 is a search for exceptionally talented artists working in Ceramics, Textile, Sculpture…
Curatorial Intensive South Asia 2022
Please Note : CISA 2022 has been postponed until further notice
Khoj Support Grant 2020
The ongoing global health crisis has ruptured the functioning of both individuals and institutions. At this difficult time, Khoj International Artists’ Association is invested in identifying and responding to the needs of the primary communities it serves. To honour our longstanding commitment to young artists and supporting art practice at a time which poses unprecedented challenges, Khoj announced the Khoj…
Functioning as a unique residency model that closely curates artists at the start of their professional careers, the Peers residency is populated with artists’ visits and interactions, studio visits and curated exhibition walk-throughs, for the residents to have a gamut of art-related experiences and exposure. In 2022, the Peers residents visited the studios of artists Martand Khosla, Thukral and Tagra,…
Peripheries And Crossovers: Art As Social Practice 2021
For the year 2021, Khoj is delighted to announce the start of three new projects as part of Peripheries & Crossovers: art as social practice. The participants for this year are Stuti Pradhan, Saleha Sapra & Riddhi Batra and Swati Janu. For the year 2021, Stuti Pradhan will work with migrant women in the informal sector to bring out stories…
Curatorial Intensive South Asia 2021
The fourth edition of Curatorial Intensive South Asia (CISA) 2021 will be led by art practitioner and writer Shuddha Sengupta and Delhi based curator Latika Gupta. The first phase of the fellowship is a two-week intensive programme which will be held virtually from October 18th – 30th 2021. The sessions will include a combination of talks, seminars and workshops looking at the…
After a pandemic-induced hiatus, Peers 2021 marks the 17th edition of Peers, the first-ever Hybrid Peers Residency, unfolding online, followed by a physical immersion by the residents at Khoj Studios, and a Peers 2021 open day at Khoj shortly after. At its core, the Peers program acts as a stepping-stone for young artists, aiding them through a transitional moment in…
The International Bookmaking residency sought to explore the multiple evolving aspects of book design today across cultures and continents, with participating artists from Lima, Mexico City, London, Kolkata, and Delhi. It strove to expand creative possibilities in the domain of book production and reimagine the ways in which books can be made (in terms of their physical strucure), looked at,…