Soghra Khurasani26 April - 07 June, 2014
One day it will come out by Baroda based Soghra Khurasani is the artist’s first solo show. This exhibition looks into her complex practice, which revolves around her visceral reaction to the political and religious realities of being in India today. She keeps returning to the imagery of blood cells in her work, and thus systematically blurs the lines between powerful emotions and biological reality. The display includes several forms of printmaking as well as new media work, through which the artist is able to explore and express ideas of beauty and violence, using an incredible attention to detail. Her print works include the use of the woodcut, etching and serigraphy techniques. We are delighted to be able to display some of Soghra’s wood blocks, from which she has made the prints on display, as these are artworks in their own right, and are essential to understanding the artist’s process The body of work is accompanied by a catalogue published in collaboration with the Clarke House Initiative, featuring an essay by Sumesh Sharma, who has been closely involved with Soghra’s practice.Download Exhibition Catalogue
Soghra Khurasani (b.1983) got her Post Graduate Degree in Print Making (with Distinction) from M.S. University of Baroda, 2010 and Undergraduate Degree in Painting from Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, 2008. Her solo shows include, SKIN, Gitler & ______, New York (2018); Cratered Fiction, curated by Sumesh Sharma, TARQ, Mumbai (2015); To Speak for the Mute, Gitler & _____, New York (2015); Reclaiming Voices, curated by Noman Ammouri, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad (2014); and One day it will come out, curated by Sumesh Sharma and Hena Kapadia, TARQ, Mumbai (2014).
She has participated in several group shows, some of which include Body, curated by Johny ML, Shanghumugham Art Museum, Kerela (2019); India Art Fair, represented by TARQ, Mumbai (2018 & 2019); Memento Mori, TARQ, Mumbai (2015); VadFest, ‘Back to College’, Vadodara International Art & Cultural Festival (2015); Series: A construal of mourning and rage, woman artist show, Emami Chisel Art, Kolkata (2014); and Visual Evidence, Clark House Initiative, Mumbai (2013).
She recently participated in Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency, Womens Studio Workshop, Germany (2018). Her other residency and camp participation includes Khoj Kooshk Residency Exchange Program in Tehran and Delhi (2016); Lalit Kala Print making camp, Baroda (2012) and National Print Making Camp by the Directorate of Art and Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Goa (2015).She is the recipient of 56th National Academy Award at Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan New Delhi, 2015 and Kala Sakshi Memorial Trust Award, New Delhi, 2009.
She lives and works in Baroda.
Soghra Khurasani works are layered with social and historical references and she speaks up for women. Through printmaking as well as new media work, she is able to explore and express ideas of beauty and violence, using an incredible attention to detail
Verve03 May 2014
Beauty and violence caught on canvas
Almost like a statement to her own work , comes the first solo exhibition of soghra khurasani titled , One day it will come out . like one of her painting , which depict the crimson lava , perhaps the allusion is to an artist and the desire for an individualistic expression
Asian Age01 May 2014