I am curious about spatial encounters; a combination of objective reality and subjective perception play an active role in my practice. My work is deeply rooted in mathematics and geometry, including the philosophical dimensions to these subjects, spilling over into physics, metaphysics and psychology.
Trained as a painter, I prefer to work mainly with the medium of drawing, but my practice does extend into site-specific sculptural works as well. My drawings are a notation of daily thoughts or an extension to the thoughts. Almost always limited to the size of an A4 sized sheet of paper, they run parallel to my spatial works and deal with fundamental elements of visual art like line, shape, form, and concepts of geometry.
For my site specific works, I look at the intended purpose of a space, and through my artistic interventions in this space, I try to open up situations in which the same space can be re-imagined. I look at ordinary surroundings and their mundane nature, and respond to them by adding, removing, and twisting by playing with perceptions through texture, scale and form.
My practice lies in the journey from the precise to the abstract, from the known to the unknown, at the edge of doubt / uncertainty/ surprise / absurdity.
2014 MVA–Faculty of Fine Art [painting], M. S. University at Baroda, In.
2011 Indian Aesthetics certificate course – Kalina University at Mumbai, In.
2008 Diploma in Art Education–Sir J. J. School of Art at Mumbai, In..
2006 Gov. Diploma in Drawing and Painting – L. S. Raheja School of Art at Bandra, Mum. IN
2002 Foundation Course – Model Art Institute at Dadar, Mumbai, In.
WORK / ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
2015-ongoing Visiting faculty at Academy of Architecture Rachana Sansad, Mumbai.
2017-ongoing Visiting faculty at B.VOC Rachana Sansad, Mumbai.
2015-16 Visiting lecturer at L. S. Raheja school of art (Fine art), Bandra, Mumbai
and ‘Academy of art and craft’ Rachana Sansad, Mumbai.
2011-13 Assistant lecturer at Rachana Sansad School of Art and Craft, Mumbai.
2009-12 Drawing Teacher at TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) Child Care Center, Mumbai.
AWARDS/ GRANDS AND RESIDENCIES
2018 City and Architecture, Resident, at SPACE STUDIO, Vadodara, India
2018 Awardee, Junior Fellowship 2017-2018 by Ministry of Culture, Gov. of India.
2015 Resident at ‘What About Art’ Bandra, Mumbai India.
2015 Verticale Artist Center, short residency, Laval, Canada.
2015 Kochi Biennale Foundation PG Residency collaboration with Palette people, Vagamon, Kerala, India.
2015 Participated in ‘Activating Space’ by ‘Khoj International Artist Association, Delhi, India. Apr.
2014 Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation supporting International (India-Quebec) Residency at The Darling
Foundry, Montreal, Canada.
2014 Khoj peers share’ program at ‘Khoj International Artist Association’, Delhi, India.
2014 Awardee, Nasreen Mohamedi in MVA Display, M.S.U. Baroda, India.
2011 Habit Art Residency, Bangalore, India.
2006 Awarded 2nd in ‘Art Society of India’ Exhibition, a Jahangir art gallery, Mumbai, India.
Award received from ‘L.S. Raheja School of art’ Annual Exhibition, Mumbai, India.
2017 OTHER’S SPACES at Gallery OPTICA in Montreal, Canada
2021 In The Light Of curated by Gitanjali Dang at Gallery Ark, Vadodara, In
2020 Hindsight 20/20, Gallery Ark, Vadodara, India.
All is not lost 20:20:20 curated by Saloni Doshi at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, IN
2019 Shared spaces at Kala Chaupal gallery, Gurgaon, IN
Motif, Art Centrix Gallery Delhi. IN
2016 A Point & Line to Plane XII, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai, IN
visual infinity at Kala Dirgha art gallery. Maharashtra, India.
2015 endoscopy at Art Gate Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2014 MVA II 2014 in M.S.U. Gallery, Baroda, India.
2011 Genesis art gallery, Bangalore, IN
2010 Indian oil Exhibition, Mumbai, India.
2007 Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai, India.
2006 Camlin Art Exhibition, Nehru center art gallery, Mumbai, India.
Bajaj art Exhibition, Bajaj art gallery, Mumbai, India.
ART FAIRS & BIENNALES / INSTITUTIONAL PARTICIPATIONS
2018 Navigation is offline, Bhubaneswar Art Trail, Odisha. IN
collaboration project with ‘case design studio at Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy.
When Is Space? contemporary architecture exhibition curated by Rupali Guptey and Prasad Shetty, Javahar kala Kendra, Jaipur. IN
2016 Young Subcontinent Exhibition curated by Riyas Komu, Serendipity Art Festival, Goa, India.
Public art project with ArtO2, Mumbai. IN
2015 in situ ‘mind-space’, Artist Center Verticale, Laval, Canada.
Participated in ‘Bartered collection’, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, India.
2011 A project for universities, 54th Venice Biennale Sessions, Italy.
WORKSHOPS / TALKS / PRESENTATIONS
2020 External Review for module on water at CEPT, Ahmedabad.
2019 Elective module conducted at School of Environment Architecture &
AIDED, Rachana sansad Academy of Architecture,
B.VOC & faculty of fine art, Mumbai, for a week.
2019 Presentation at seminar on Women in Art at SNDT, Mumbai.
2018 talk/presentation at M.S.U. Vadodara and at Rachana Sansad, Mumbai.
2017 Presentation & talk at Darling foundry, Montreal, Canada.
Panelist for the symposium “The Pleasure of Making” at 'School of
Environmental architecture’ [SEA], Borivali, Mumbai, India.
Presentation and talk at what about art, Badra.
2017 Participant of ‘International mural Painting camp’ at Kottayam, Kerala, India.
Participated in ‘sound workshop’ conducted by Igal in M.S.U. Baroda, India. 2013
PRESS / REVIEWS/ CURATORIAL CATALOGUES / PUBLICATION
2018 Text by BY Hannah Barnes, Indiana, USA on work at Bhubaneswar Art Trail, Odisa.
Part of 'HAKARA ' a bi-lingual journal of creative expression publication, India.
mind space publication with writer Caroline Loncol Daigneault by Gallery Verticale, Canada.
2016 Mid-Day article By Sumedha Raikar.
Text BY ANUJ DAGA Young Subcontinent - Serendipity Arts Trust.
2014 Participated in group for ‘Insert2014’ publication. Delhi
BY Hannah Barnes,Indiana,USA
Bhubaneswar Art Trail
Montreal's daily newspaper, Le Devoir
Mid-Day article By Sumedha Raikar
Hakara a bi-lingual journal of creative expression [publication]
BY ANUJ DAGA.
Curatorial Assistant to Riyas Komu
Serendipity Arts Trust.
BY BHASHA MEWAR
Caroline Loncol Daigneault
Montreal, February 2016
(Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei)
Caroline Loncol Daigneault is a writer, researcher, and curator. Using writing as a primary light, she tracks down art practices still in the shadows, as well as the links between art and the environment.