Apnavi Makanji (b. 1976) is a visual artist who lives and works in Geneva. They use the mediums of drawing, installation and video to talk about a composite of issues: displacement, social conditioning, environmental concerns, explorations of memory and the idea of “home” and how this synthesis interacts with the construct of urban spaces and the socio-economic structure of our times.
Their last solo show Travails of the Wandering Memory Seed was exhibited at Galerie Felix Frachon, Brussels in 2016. Their other solo shows include, Domus Vulgus, Art Asia Miami (with support from The Guild NY), Miami (2010); Domus Vulgus, The Guild, NY (2010); and Run While You Can, Chatterjee and Lal/Jehangir Nicholson Gallery NCPA, Mumbai (2006).
They have participated in several group exhibitions including Remembering the Present, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2018); Carnets, Halle Nord, Geneva (2017); Season 1: Frontiers, Galerie Felix Frachon, Brussels (2017); Raving Disco Dolly on a Rock ‘n’ Roll Trolley, Envoy Enterprises, NY (2014); Considering Collage, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2013); Caution- Children at Work, curated by Gitanjali Dang, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai (2011); I think Therefore Graffiti, The Guild, Mumbai (2010/2011); Domestic Policy, South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, The Guild, NY (2009) amongst others.