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) began her artistic training with a Bachelors Degree in Painting at Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam. She went on to get a Masters of Visual Arts degree at M.S University, Vadodara, with a specialization in print making – a medium that has come to define his artistic practice. Soghra has had several solo exhibitions such as ‘Cratered Fiction’ curated by Sumesh Sharma at TARQ, Mumbai (2015); ‘To Speak for the Mute’, Gitler & _____ Broadway, New York, U.S.A (2015) and her debut solo – ‘One day it will come out’, curated by Hena Kapadia and Sumesh Sharma at TARQ, Mumbai (2014). She has participated in several group exhibitions across the country; those of note are - ‘Memento Mori’, TARQ, Mumbai (2015); Regional Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai (2014); ‘Multiple Encounters’, AIFACS, New Delhi (2013); ‘Visual Evidence’, Clark House Initiative, Mumbai (2013); and ‘Interstices’— a collateral project of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012. She was also a part of TARQ’s exhibit at the India Art Fair 2018 (New Delhi). Soghra has been a part of numerous artist residencies such as the KHOJ-Kooshk Residency in Tehran and New Delhi (2016), National Printmaking camp conducted by the Directorate of Art and Culture, Goa (2015) and the Lalit Kala printmaking camp, Vadodara (2012). She has been the recipient of the 56th National Academy Award at Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi (2015) and Kala Sakshi Memorial Trust Award, New Delhi (2009). Born in Vishakhapatnam, Soghra currently lives and works in Vadodara.
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