1997, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Aakash Dubey completed his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Government College of Arts and Craft, Calcutta, Kolkata in 2019. At present he is pursuing his Masters in Visual Arts from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He has been a part of several exhibitions including the Student’s Biennale organised by Kochi Biennale Foundation in 2018, FLUX – Preview Show at Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 2020, Alumni exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata in 2019, the 51st and 52nd Annual exhibition at Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata in 2017 and 2018 respectively and the Annual exhibition at Government College of Arts and Craft, Calcutta in 2016, 2017 and 2018. His awards and workshops include the Principal’s Choice Award for best work in 2019, College Award 2017, Gita Das Memorial Scholarship in 2016, ‘ I in the Image’ workshop led by Abhishek Kukreja, Conflictorium – Museum of Conflict in 2021, The Artist’s Way # 5 Workshop led by Vibha Galhotra, The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, ‘What is Contemporary Art’ in Coursera led by Ariele Dionne-Krosnick, Sean Anderson, Christian Rattemeyer, Sophie Cavoulacos, Erica Papernik-Shimizu facilitated by Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), “Fanush” workshop organised by Chitpur Local Public Art Group, Kolkata and Ceramic workshop led by Partho Dasgupta on “Raku” facilitated by Government College of Arts and Craft, Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal.
Aakash is currently living and working in Vadodara.
Architecture and urban planning have a substantial potential to satisfy the pressing need to erase, rewrite and overwrite history with new material that has become more suitable. Cities are subject to vital efforts in designing the urban environment, as the demand for places to consume, reside and work continues to evolve and coincide with the political and economic representative agenda. The physical design of public spaces dictates how individuals move, limit, or allow user access and encourage or prevent individual and group encounters
Aakash’s practice examines how cultural landscape shapes a city’s geography and the involvement of the public in its manufacturing. The dynamics of cultural manipulation are not abstractions but policies that turn into laws that become infrastructure-based institutions. Infrastructural decisions form more than the physical city. It has an impact on how residents and visitors perceive the city. We often fail to recognize urban design as a form of regulation. Spaces have racial significance. The built environment is one of the most overlooked instruments of modern racial development. Through his practice, Aakash tries to evaluate subtle ways the built environment contributes to practicing segregation and exclusion based on various aspects of one’s identity, raising questions on the areas of conflict based on representation, accessibility, ownership, and agency attempting to generate conversation around social and urban systems by initiating alterations and interventions into space.
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