Shivani Aggarwal

Shivani Aggarwal, Born in New Delhi, India 1975.
Bachelor of Fine Art (painting) from College of Art, New Delhi in 1996 M.A (cert.) painting from Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK in 2003 supported by The Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship.

Shivani’s works come from a process of continuously breaking herself to understand not just the world around her but the world within her.
Her process is an emotional premonition of her own situation or condition. Over the past few years she has been involved with creating, enlarging , bending and
twisting common everyday objects that she finds in her regular environment. Her art practice has evolved into a three-dimensional installation in wood , terracotta,
fiberglass and thread. Her use of red thread in her previous body of works has been a significant emotion of  expression .They are symbolic of functionality, whether
personal, political or societal, which are being constantly challenged.
The artist lives and works in Delhi.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK in 2003
  • Gallery Rohtas II, in Lahore, Pakistan in 2006.
  • Bombay art gallery (Mumbai) 2007.
  • ‘Close Knit’ Studio Art gallery (Delhi) 2010.
  • Solo booth at the India Art Fair Delhi 2013
  • ‘Enmeshed’ Studio Art gallery Delhi 2013

Awards

  • Garhi Grant, By the Lalit Kala Akademy, in 2004, New Delhi
  • Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship in 2003, (London) UK
  • Graphic scholarship at the Kanoria Centre For Arts, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 1997.
  • International Workshop & Residency ‘PARTAGE’ in 2004 Mauritius.

Group Exhibitions

  • Lionel Wendt gallery Sri Lanka in 2003,
  • Galleria Borowski, Cologne, Germany, 2003
  • PARTAGE Flic en Flac, Mauritius in 2004,
  • ‘Ways of Seeing’ by gallery Art Alive at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre in 2005.
  • Worked on a project “Nomadic Dresses” with 5 artists exhibited in Halifax Canada 2007,
  • Young artist’s art festival Korea with Gallery Exhibit 320, August 2010
  • Intarsia/memory trace with Sakshi gallery Mumbai 2011,
  • ‘Fragile’ with 1×1 gallery Dubai. 2011 and Singapore 2012
  • Tactile with latitude28, Oct 2012 New Delhi
  • J. Bastien Art – ‘Aux Couleurs de l’Inde’ Belgium 2013
  • ‘Clues’ group show at Studio Art gallery, January 2014 New Delhi
  • India art Fair 2012 with Abadi art space and2014 and 2018 with Studio artgallery and with Palette art gallery New Delhi
  • ‘Mapping a world of curiosities’, Studio Art, Feb 2015 New Delhi
  • ‘Red moon songs’ Appejay art gallery New Delhi, curated by Georgina Maddox (august 2016) New Delhi
  • A-typiques Jean Bastien gallery Brussels, Belgium June 2017
  • ‘One soul many lives’ curated by Georgina Maddox for Artspeaks India April 2018, New Delhi (Bikaner house).
  • ‘Silent Conflicts’ A group show curated by Ashna Singh at the Habitat Centre by Studio Art gallery, May 2019. New Delhi
  • ‘Skin’ A group show curated by Georgina Maddox for Threshold art gallery, July 2019, New Delhi
  • Work was part Of AD design fair Mumbai (October 2019) with Gallery StudioArt
  • ‘Covergence’ an online group show curated by Nalini Malviya, August 2020

Her art practice has been written about in International Art Magazines like ‘Sculpture’ and ‘Inspirational’ along with many online art magazines and portals. Her works are
part of many esteemed collections internationally and within India.

Works and interview published by the ‘Sculpture’ magazine USA (March April issue) 2019
http://www.sculptureonline.org/sculpture/march_april_2019/MobilePagedArticle.actio
n?articleId=1465192#articleId1465192

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Shivani Aggarwal
Mind paths – a search
Acrylics and stitched thread on canvas
Set of 12 works variable sizes, takes 4×7 feet of wall space
Year:2020

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Shivani Aggarwal
I can’t hold anything anymore

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Knit Unknit

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Shivani Aggarwal
Sin 02

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Shivani Aggarwal
Pin Thread

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Shivani Aggarwal
Wounded
Instruments

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Shivani Aggarwal
Detached

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Shivani Aggarwal
Untiled

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Attachment

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Untiled

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Shivani Aggarwal
Untiled

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Shivani Aggarwal
Undoing

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Shivani Aggarwal
Temporary Attachment

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Shivani Aggarwal
Knitting Needles

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Shivani Aggarwal
Self

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Shivani Aggarwal
Dysfunctional

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Shivani Aggarwal
Crochet & Acrylic on Canvas

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Shivani Aggarwal
Aleterations

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Shivani Aggarwal
Transient Threads II
size- 10 x 10 inches each (set of 8 each)
medium- acrylic on canvas

SHIVANI AGGARWAL

  • Born in New Delhi, India 1975.
  • Bachelor of Fine Art (painting) from College of Art, New Delhi in 1996
  • M.A (cert.) painting from Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK in 2003 supported by The Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK in 2003
  • Gallery Rohtas II, in Lahore, Pakistan in 2006.
  • Bombay art gallery (Mumbai) 2007.
  • ‘Close Knit’ Studio Art gallery (Delhi) 2010.
  • Solo booth at the India Art Fair Delhi 2013
  • ‘Enmeshed’ Studio Art gallery Delhi 2013

Awards

  • Garhi Grant, By the Lalit Kala Akademy, in 2004, New Delhi.
  • Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship in 2003, (London) UK.
  • Graphic scholarship at the Kanoria Centre For Arts, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 1997.
  • International Workshop & Residency ‘PARTAGE’ in 2004 Mauritius.

Group Exhibitions

  • Lionel Wendt gallery Sri Lanka in 2003.
  • Galleria Borowski, Cologne, Germany, 2003.
  • PARTAGE Flic en Flac, Mauritius in 2004.
  • “Ways of Seeing’ by gallery Art Alive at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre in 2005.
  • Worked on a project “Nomadic Dresses” with 5 artists exhibited in Halifax Canada 2007.
  • Young artist’s art festival Korea with Gallery Exhibit 320, August 2010.
  • Intarsia/memory trace with Sakshi gallery Mumbai 2011.
  • ‘Fragile’ with 1×1 gallery Dubai. 2011 and Singapore 2012.
  • Tactile with latitude28, Oct 2012 New Delhi.
  • J. Bastien Art – ‘Aux Couleurs de l’Inde’ Belgium 2013.
  • ‘Clues’ group show at studio art gallery, January 2014 New Delhi.
  • India art Fair 2012 with Abadi art space and2014 and 2018 with Studio art gallery and with Palette art gallery New Delhi.
  • ‘Mapping a world of curiosities’, Studio Art, Feb 2015 New Delhi.
  • ‘Red moon songs’ Appejay art gallery New Delhi, curated by Georgina Maddox (august 2016) New Delhi.
  • A-typiques Jean Bastien gallery Brussels, Belgium June 2017.
  • ‘One soul many lives’ curated by Georgina Maddox for Artspeaks India April 2018, New Delhi (Bikaner house).
  • ‘Silent Conflicts’ A group show curated by Ashna Singh at the Habitat Centre by Studio art gallery, May 2019. New Delhi
  • ‘Skin’ A group show curated by Georgina Maddox for Threshold art gallery, July 2019, New Delhi.
  • Work was part Of AD design fair Mumbai (October 2019) with Gallery Studio Art.
  • ‘Covergence’ an online group show curated by Nalini Malviya, August 2020.