Ayesha Singh’s practice interrogates conscious and subconscious political agendas, social hierarchies and value systems manifested in design, material and de-contextualized ornamentation, in architectural forms that create our cities and homes.
Spread across disciplines and media, the works highlight movement and forced displacement, to emphasize cultural hybridity and reveal narratives of erasure against current puritan ideologies.
Through scale, the works examine the malleability of public and private space in both its physical and illusory presentations- Singh’s hand caresses columns on video. The viewer walks through sculptural-drawings that embody transcultural structures. Architectural-size images on the facades of buildings confront the neighboring community with markers of transformation, while becoming a space for conversations about stability.
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Ayesha Singh (born New Delhi, India) completed her MFA in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and BFA from the Slade School of Fine Art. She has exhibited solo and group shows worldwide including at The Sculpture Park Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort, Rajasthan, India (2018-20); Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China (2018); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2017); Hyde Park Art Centre, Chicago, USA (2017); Casa de Dona Gisele, Curitiba, Brazil (2015); and at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (2014). Singh was recently awarded the Emerging Artist of the Year award from India Today (2020); and has won the Ellies Creator Award from Oolite Arts (former Art Centre/South Florida), USA (2018-19); the Civil Society Institute Fellowship at Vermont Studio Centre, USA (2018); and the Science & Culture Initiative Grant from the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago(2017-18). Her work is a part of public collections including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK.
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