BY Hannah Barnes,Indiana,USA

Bhubaneswar Art Trail


Mid-Day article By Sumedha Raikar


Hakara a bi-lingual journal of creative expression [publication]




Young Subcontinent 

Curatorial Assistant to Riyas Komu

Serendipity Arts Trust.

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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. 

Artist Statement

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.


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.



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

                                 Patterns Of Intensity curated by Ranjit Hoskote at Gallery Art Alive, Delhi, 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.




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.




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





2018                         Text by BY Hannah Barnes, Indiana, USA on work at Bhubaneswar Art Trail, Odisa.

2017                         Text by BY Jérôme Delgado  Montreal's daily newspaper, Le Devoir

                                  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