“The Silence of Growing Things” Residency in Bengaluru, India
November 08, 2023

Exciting Update! After reviewing applications from 70 artists across the UK, we’re pleased to introduce the finalists for “The Silence of Growing Things” residency in Bengaluru, India, hosted by Artcore. Our finalists are Freya Gabie and Arjuna Keshvani-Ham.

Freya Gabie, a sculpture graduate from Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art, is known for her site-responsive work. She frequently works collaboratively with individuals and communities in the UK and abroad, from opera singers, clog dancers, and archaeologists, to iron miners, and many people in between. She has exhibited and been commissioned widely for international projects such as ‘Duet’ US/Mexico border, ‘All Fired Up’ a commission with Historic England responding to the Ceramic Industry of Stoke on Trent and Poole, ‘Hold The Line’ sailing aboard the Dr Fridtjof Nansen with the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research down Southwest Africa to name a few.

Arjuna Keshvani-Ham (b. 1999) is a British-Indian multidisciplinary artist, writer and documentary filmmaker. She received her BA in English and German at the University of Oxford (2021) and MA in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art (2023). Spanning filmmaking, writing and painting, her work uses intimate essayistic aesthetics and/or obsessive painterly detail to address—among other things—the materiality of trauma, histories of displacement and colonial image production, unresolved legacies of empire. For the artist, explorations of material culture necessarily open up broader existential questions: of precarity, disorder, fragility and obsession.

Stay tuned to know more about her and the upcoming residency!

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