Anni Kumari (b.1983, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India) studied BA Hons. in Political Science at Miranda House, Delhi University and pursued a BFA and MFA in Painting from the College of Art, Delhi in 2013.
Her works have been exhibited in solo and group shows in India, including Algorithms at Anant Art + Apparao Galleries, 2021, Spiralling into the absurd, Anant Art Gallery, 2021, Shifting Positions, India Art Fair, Art District XIII, 2020, Mirrored Questions, Art District XIII, 2019, Again & yet again, OED Gallery, Kochi, 2017. Additionally, she is a visiting professor at Ashoka University and has been a grantee at Artreach India, Lalit Kala Akademi, Sahapedia-UNESCO, Ministry of Culture, GOI, and the University Grants Commission. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Piramal Art Foundation, Thane, Maharashtra, 2016.
Anni uses repetitive pattern making, to explore the complexities of contemporary human relationships and their constant transmutation. In her works, rhythmic patterns based on mathematical algorithms, ideas, and concepts like the Prime Numbers and the Fibonacci series, become symbols of complex interdependent structures and passages. By reclaiming her practice as a craft, she critiques the distinction between what is regarded as high art and craft, and the way value is ascribed to labour.
Anni Kumari lives and works in Delhi, India.