Dimple B Shah
Artist || India
Dimple B Shah is a practicing multidisciplinary artist from Bangalore, studied in MS University, Baroda; her art practice has developed in Painting, Printmaking, Installation and Performance Art. She has worked in various residencies like The Art house UK, Villa Welbreta, Germany, Space Studio, Baroda, Glasgow Print Studio UK, Printmakers Studio Mumbai & Baroda and Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy. She has been honored with National & International Awards among them ROSL International Residency UK 2019, Villa Welbreta Residency by Municipal corporation of Munich 2017, India Foundation for the Arts grant for project 560, 2014 , Afiriperforma International Residency, Lagos ,Nigeria 2013, First Gold Prix in 7th Engraving Biennale, Versailles 2009, National Award, LKA, Government of India 2008, Commonwealth Arts & Crafts Award, UK 2005, Arunawaz Award 2004, Junior Fellowship, HRD, Govt.2000/2. She has been practicing Live Performance art since last 19 years and widely performed in International performance Festivals and Biennials in Zurich, Paris, Munich, Gothenburg, Lagos, Colombo and Dhaka and many places in India. She had solo shows in Glasgow Print studio, United kingdom., Sumukha Art Gallery & Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad. And recently she had two person shows at The Art House United Kingdom and Manchester Contemporary and her Prints and performance titled ‘The Weitere Weiterreichung’ in Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin. In 2019 she participated in International Exhibitions like Hit | Haugesund International Relief Print Festival,THE 5TH BANGKOK TRIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL PRINT AND DRAWING EXHIBITION , EIGHT INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL, SOFIA ,BULGARIA DadaFest International Festival, Liverpool and Massachusetts USA, and she has participated International printmaking camps & portfolios exchanges like 1st Print Biennial workshop, Limited Edition Art Houz, Bangalore and widely performed in International performance Festivals/ Biennials in the Zurich, Paris, Munich & Gothenburg. She has curated performances art festivals like KIPAF, JAS summit and Basavanagudi Live Art Project.
“Survival and Coexistence”
Humans are social being and during this period we have to maintain social distancing and isolation and lonely time it creates a psychological problem. We are not used to staying without socializing. We are coming in term of our existence and are confronting our mistake and exploitation of nature the imbalance created and destruction of our whole ecosystem. We are trying to understanding the cause of this pandemic and how to fight this. We already broke the rules of Nature and the ecosystem. We failed to understand the importance of our coexistence of other living beings. The world is changed for us; we have lost our freedom to unknown things.