ANNOUCING RECIPIENT OF EMERGING ARTIST AWARD 2016 | RENUKA RAJIV
The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art is delighted to announce that the FICA Emerging Artist Award 2016 is being granted to Renuka Rajiv. Renuka Rajiv was chosen by a jury that consisted of Santhosh S, Assistant Professor, School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University Delhi; Sonia Khurana, Artist; Sumedh Rajendran, Artist; Chandrika Grover Ralleigh, Director, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, New Delhi; and Vidya Shivadas, Director, FICA.
announcing recipient of FICA Inlaks Goldsmiths Scholarship 2016 - 2017 | Meenakshi Thirukode
FICA, in collaboration with Inlaks, is pleased to announce that Meenakshi Thirukode has been selected as the recipient of the FICA Inlaks Goldsmiths Scholarship 2016 - 2017. The jury included members of FICA and Inlaks along with Prof. Irit Rogoff and Dr. Stefan Nowotny of the Curatorial/Knowledge Programme at Goldsmiths. The jury was impressed by Meenakshi's focus on questions of "imagination and empathy as ways to re-build conflict/post-conflict spaces" – not only in view of the obvious urgency of these questions, but also because of their carefully considered relation to the curatorial as a mode of contemporary critical knowledge production. Meenakshi's proposal touched on key issues of Curatorial/Knowledge at the conjunction of theory and practice, of art and socio-political concerns.