Approved: 03.09.2014

Shivangi Ladha

Art historian, Artist, Film-maker, Maker, Researcher

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Approved: 03.09.2014

My most recent work is about my own relationship with animals in different cultures. I create work based on my personal experiences, observations and life journeys. I take field trips to specific locations where I could, directly relate myself to an animal, experience the environment they live in and in response create artwork.

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Biography

My most recent work is about my own relationship with animals in different cultures. I create work based on my personal experiences, observations and life journeys. I take field trips to specific locations where I could, directly relate myself to an animal, experience the environment they live in and in response create artwork.

What interests me is the complex relationship which Nature has with the ever expanding technologically advanced lifestyle and urban landscape and the way it coexist together. Currently I am interrogating some extreme scenarios where humans are controlling and violating nature to a point of reduced diversity and extinction .Thus my art raises various political and social concerns in terms of wanting to preserve nature.

I challenge drawing at every step in my practice and thus it has become an essential medium to convey a message. I try to push the boundaries of drawing by using it in a form of installation which enables the viewer to experience my artwork while sharing a common physical space. My drawings often are in the form of a narrative .Also the intricate details in my drawings invites the viewer to come closer to the subject, thus creating an intimacy between the viewer and the work. Repetitiveness at this scale makes my work extremely laborious and time consuming. This style of working helps me to meditate in my own ways and helps lower down my anxiety, which I usually suffer from.

As I believe “All life forms are equal and share the same conscience”, my empathy towards animals deepens as time passes.

CV & Education

Shivangi
Ladha
shivangi.ladha@gmail.com
www.shivangiladha.com
+44(0)7455201198

 

Education

2014-2016 

Ma PrintMaking, Royal College of Art.

London.

2012-­2014
FineArt, MFA Wimbledon College of Art,
University of the Arts,London.

2008-­2012
Painting,BFACollegeofArt,DelhiUniversity,
India.

2003-­-2008
BharatnatyamClassicalDance,
SeniorGradelevel2
Ahmedabad University, India

 

Group Exhibitions
Threads, RagFactory, London,UnitedKingdom 2013
Chain Reaction, MenierGallery, London,UnitedKingdom 2013
Film Display, No.w.here, London, UnitedKingdom 2013
SpacedOut, WimbledonSpace, London, UnitedKingdom 2012

Annual Art Exhibition,College of Art, Delhi, India 2012

ArtPerspective, KalaVidhika, India 2011
Annual Art Exhibition, College of Art, Delhi, India 2010
Annual Art Exhibition, College of Art, Delhi India 2009
Annual Art Exhibition, College of Art, Delhi, India

Experience
2012 May-­-July: Intern,Mukund Ketkar’s studio,  India

2011 May-­-July: Intern,MukundKetkar’sstudio, India

Training

2013 Film Making(16mm),
No.w.hereSummer School,
London, United Kingdom
 

2012 Certificate in Advanced Photography,
Triveni Kala Sangam,
Delhi, India

2011 Certificate in Basic Photography,
Triveni Kala Sangam,
Delhi, India

Awards

2014  Selection in Jerwood Drawing Prize
2011 Best StudentAward, College of Art, Delhi, India

Extra Curricular Activities

2012 Organized Blood Donation Camp, Pearl Gateway Towers, Noida, India

2012 Bharatnatyam Dance Show, MountAbu, India