Rohini Devasher’s artistic practice explores the interface between the underlying laws and processes, which govern growth and form in biological and physical systems and their mirroring in the digital domain. Standing at the threshold of art, science and fiction, her forms pulsate with primordial life, while simultaneously being precursors to a futuristic space.
This artwork description is an excerpt from KHOJ’s participant section on Rohini Devasher.
Born in 1978, Rohini Devasher lives and works in New Delhi. She received her MA in Printmaking from Winchester School of Art in the UK and her BFA from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her work has been exhibited widely in India and abroad.
Devasher has trained as a painter and printmaker, and works in a variety of media including sound, video, prints and large site-specific drawings. Her current body of work is a collection of ‘strange’ terrains, constructed by observing, recording, fictionalizing, and re-imagining objects and spaces that exist at the interface between science, nature and culture, perception and production.
Devasher’s work has been shown at the Spencer Museum of Art (Kansas), USA, MAAT Museum of Art and Technology, Lisbon, ZKM (Karsruhe), Singapore Art and Science Museum, Dhaka Art Summit 2016, Whitechapel Gallery, London, and the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial, among others. She has had solo exhibitions at the Bhau Daji Lad City Museum in Mumbai (2016), Vis-a-Vis Experience Centre in New Delhi (2016), Project 88, Mumbai (2013, 2009), KHOJ, New Delhi (2013) and Nature Morte, New Delhi (2011). She has been an artist in residence at the Spencer Museum of Art (2016), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (2014), Glasgow Print Studio (2014), and The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2012) and most recently participated in the Anthropocene Campus II at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.