1 - 29 February, 2024
Nidhi Khurana (b.1980) is an Indian artist and educator based in New Delhi. Her studio work takes the form of drawings, textiles, carpets, prints, artist-books, and sculptures to reflect upon the role of the human within nature. Nidhi has completed an artist residency funded by the Ministry of Culture and Media, at Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany in 2022. In 2021-22 she was selected for the Space Studio residency in Baroda, Gujarat, India. She was a resident at the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Braunschweig, funded by the State of Lower Saxony (BS Projects Scholarship 2018-19) Germany. Nidhi was shortlisted for the English Heritage and Newcastle University Artist residency program 2022. She was awarded the Mexican Government Scholarship by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for a residency in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2015-16. Nidhi has received a travel grant from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations(ICCR) in 2013 and the Sher- Gill Sundaram Arts foundation Grant in 2017. Nidhi has participated in The Why Not Place residency, New Delhi, the Disappearing Dialogues Residency in Maihar, the 1 Shanthi Road Studio Residency in Bangalore and the Piramal Art residency in Mumbai.She received the Bajaj Capital Art House Fellowship, New Delhi in 2011. Nidhi has exhibited in Mexico, Germany and India. Khurana was invited to collaborate with 'The Wall People' for a public art workshop in Parque Mexico, Mexico City D.F. in 2013 and conducted a workshop for children at Centro del las Artes de San Augustine (CASA), Oaxaca, Mexico in 2016. In 2019 she was invited to conduct a workshop with the 'Road_ To' project in Heidelberg, Germany on the subject of migration and the idea of 'HOME'. In 2022 Nidhi worked as an archivist for the Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation, New Delhi. Nidhi has co-curated the exhibition, "Where in the World" at the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon with the students and teachers of the Arts and Aesthetics Department, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Nidhi was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh and received a Master's in Art from the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She completed her Bachelors in Visual Arts with a specialization in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Gujarat in 2003.
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