SPACE118 FINE ART GRANT : 2019-2020
Space118 aims to provide emerging independent artists and art writers with a platform to showcase their work and grow within a diverse art community in India. We wish to be a part of creating the future of the next best artist and talent pool in the country.
We are happy to announce the Space118 Fine Art grant 2019-20 which will be given to only ONE artist for a 2 months residency from 1st November, 2019- 8th January, 2020 at Space118. This would include a production grant of upto 1 lakh rupees along with complimentary travel and accommodation. The recipient also gets a two month exhibition in January and February which will open with the Mumbai Gallery Weekend in Mumbai.
The recipient for 2019-20 will be chosen by a jury that comprises of prominent members of the industry including Shilpa Gupta-Artist, Mortimer Chatterjee-Gallerist and Anurag Khanna-Collector.
Shilpa Gupta, (b. 1976, India) studied at Sir J. J. School of Art (Sculpture). She has had solo shows at Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz and Arnolfini in Bristol and has participated in biennales in Venice, Berlin, Kochi, Lyon, Gwangju, Havana, Yokohama, Liverpool amongst others. Her work has been shown in Moma, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New Museum and Mori Museum.
Mortimer Chatterjee (b. 1975, UK) received his Masters in the History of Indian Art and Architecture from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He moved to Mumbai in 2001 while working for British auction house Bowring’s.
In 2003, he began Chatterjee & Lal along with his wife, Tara Lal. Based in Colaba’s art district of Mumbai, the gallery’s program is now focused both on the work of emerging artists and historical material. In the last ten years the gallery has been witness to groundbreaking shows by artists, such as Rashid Rana, Nikhil Chopra and Hetain Patel.
Mortimer’s recent academic projects have included a co-authored publication on the art collection of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research along with an exhibition of that collection at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai. He has also been the art consultant for the Taj Group of Hotels for more than 12 years.
Anurag Khanna, was awarded the title of “Young Collector of the Year” by Forbes Art Award India in 2014, the self-taught art enthusiast is one of the few Indian art collectors who collects video art extensively.
Anurag has earned the reputation of being a risk taker and has become one of the few collectors in India, who has dedicated a significant portion of his collection to experimental practices and video art. Given his relative distance from the artworld in cities like Mumbai and Delhi, his vision seems that much more impressive.
Deadline for applying: 25th August 2019
Announcement of the winner: October 2019
Duration of the grant: 1st November, 2019 to mid January, 2020
Open Studio Day during the Mumbai Gallery Weekend from 8-12th of January, 2020
Exhibition: The show will remain on for two months- January and February, 2020
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