Art><Junction offers a unique opportunity for a short to medium term artist residency in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Art><Junction provides an open platform where creativity can unfold free from accustomed distractions. A unique atmosphere of entirely new environment, developing interrelationships among artists from different geographical locations having varied social, religious and cultural perspectives, foster collaboration, encourage experimentation, exchanges and dialogues among practicing and emerging artists.
At the end of Art><Junction residency selected artist will have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork and to conduct public lecture, reading or talk at local institutions.
Disciplines: Visual Art (Interdisciplinary or Drawing, Painting, Print making, Miniature art, Photography, Sculpture, Installation, Performance art), New Media Art, Curating, Research, Writing and Music Composition.
Art><Junction founder and director
Dr. Chiman Dangi is multi-disciplinary artist of Udaipur, He raised in a small village of Jodhpur, Rajasthan; in 2014 graduated with Ph.D. and Masters 2003 in Visual Art from MLS University Udaipur Currently has been awarded with the Post Doctoral Fellowship for New Media Art.
Earlier has been awarded research Fellowship, Junior Artist Fellowship Ministry of Culture, Indian. Horizons Arts nature in Sancy & Galleries Pave Haut 3 Quai Montébello Paris France. International Print Biennial Bhopal. Jaipur Art Summit 2017. Splore Festival New Zealand. Artisterium, Tbilisi Georgia.. Netherlands and Mexico. Narrative Movements AIR. Sowing Seed International Village Residency Jodhpur, Pali, Sirohi, Jaisalmer. SINDHUPARE’ International Group art Exhibition at Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Kolkata. Also in Farance Poland, Germany, Latvia, Nepal, New Zealand, Spain.
Since 2009, founder Director of the Kaman Art Foundation, he has been organising the Sowing Seeds International Artists Village Residency Rajasthan, India. After successfully Six year sowing seed village art residency (that is movable) so he start permanent Art junction international artist residency in Udaipur. Art Junction organizes Art as Dialogues seminars. His own artwork exhibits at museums and galleries internationally. He has worked on several commissions, among others the Foreign also President of Singapore have private collection.
Art><Junction is a natural progression from the rural based Sowing Seeds Project. Even though Udaipur has always been a cultural hub with long traditions of art, there was no residency which would provide an opportunity for artists to explore the rich history and at the same time get involved with the contemporary life and beat of a lively, changing urban culture.
The lake city Udaipur, known as the Venice of the east, is famous for its beautiful lakes with a backdrop of Aravali hills, one of the oldest fold mountains in the world. The romance of Rajasthan is still alive in the form of art and culture, Mewar School of art, imbued with spirituality, is still present with its eminent characteristics. The historical monuments of Mewar attract the attention of artists in both miniature and contemporary art. The majestic architecture of the City Palace is an ultimate example of Mewar art. Impressive temple architecture, with its fragrance of religious sentiments enveloping the city, inspires visiting artists to create their own masterpieces. Many miniature art and contemporary art studios and galleries can be found in Udaipur. Every day a special dance and puppet show organized by Indian culture heritage is performed at Bagor Ki Haveli. Every last Saturday of the month there is also a live drama performance.
Udaipur is an enchanting location, a fascinating blend of past and present, sights, sounds and experiences and an inspiration for the imagination of artists, sculptors, musicians, dancers, poets, writers and filmmakers.
Apart from the typically touristy attractions you may immerse yourself in the experience of ordinary daily life in Udaipur.
At Art><Junction residency you will make your own choices, explore the crevices of the local environment, find what intrigues you, and see how these influences translate into expressions and movements enriching your creative process