Guest Artist

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jun 1st 2018 to Jun 30th 2018
  • FROM : India

Indian artist Mrugen Rathod (b. Ahmedabad, 1982) graduated with an MFA from the Baroda Art School. His site-responsive interdisciplinary practice includes sculpture, performance and installation. His works evolve out of a process-driven spontaneous engagement with a specific context and its communities. Rathod is especially interested in the impacts of consumerism on the local environment. His works have been exhibited in India, South Korea, and the United States. In a 2013 interview with Tehezeeb Moitra, Rathod describes his art as “going beyond the realms of environmental art, sustainable art or site-specific art” to what he terms “mindful art.” For Rathod ‘mindful art’ encourages an audience to engage by paying “attention to the present, non-judgmentally and non-reactively … [and] then respond[ing] appropriately.”

This Residency is sponsored by Art Forum San Francisco, a not for profit that strives to define and promote all art forms emerging from South Asia.