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Peers 2007

The Khoj Peers residency program provides emerging artists and creative practitioners a platform for dialogue, experimentation, and exchange. This helps in building a forum and creating a network of young interdisciplinary artists from various art, architecture, new media, performance, performing arts and design disciplines.

About this edition

For Peers 2007, five artists fresh out of college along with a critic worked together at KHOJ Studios to develop their creative practice.

These artists were Uma Ray, whose work reflects on the journey of an individual exploring the self within as well as without, Prathap Modi who works with large woodcuts and plays with the psychological mindset of the consumer in the mechanical world, Aishwarya Sultania who works with the sense and sensibilities of the heart and mind mapping and attempts to transform the human thought process into images, Aditi Kulkarni who meditates on the idea of time and space and creates realms which give the viewer a different perception and experience of the two, and Shaahkar Siddique who is a sound practitioner experimenting with the relationship between music and spiro graphic movement by simulating laser images.


As a forum that aims to actively push the envelope of contemporary art practice mediated through practices that foreground qualities of experimentation, invention, research and critical debate, KHOJ positions PEERS as a model for practice as research within the ambit of the visual arts. KHOJ provides an opportunity for a diverse group of artists to test their work within a setting that is part public, part private. The residency practices an investigative approach that is open-ended and enigmatic, it celebrates a diverse scene of artists all responding in different ways to each other and to the site/building. A speculative approach to the production of art results in a distinct educational experience which foregrounds improvisation, reworking and allowing room for errors.


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