About this residency:

The Silence of Growing Things is an international residency program provided by Artcore, scheduled to occur in Bengaluru, India, in January 2024. It broadly deals with post-colonial themes, botanical history, ecology, environment and landscapes as conceptual elements. The chosen artists for this opportunity 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.

Arjuna Keshvani-Ham 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.

Both these artists will journey to Bengaluru in January and subsequently showcase their artistic creations in an exhibition at Artcore Gallery in Derby, slated for April 2024.