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Excited by the innumerable possibilities of expression through Visual arts, Anvi has gained experience and expertise with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts specialising in Painting (Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore), and an MA (Chelsea college of Art and Design, London) where her interdisciplinary approach strengthened. She has been a part of several shows including the Grimsby festival (UK); Graceful Arts centre (Alva, USA); and Art cube gallery (London), for which she was also shortlisted for a student award.

She has been the Artist/Dancer - in residence at the Tamara confluence (Coorg, India); North Western Oklahoma State University (USA); The Art Students' League of New York (USA) with a merit scholarship; and a performance residency with the International Network of Culture and Arts at Somerset (UK).

Artist Statement 

My works deal with poetic politics. I fish for and create psychological and personal narratives. These narratives are never offered with a neat beginning, middle and end, but rather they are all cut up, disjointed, and abstracted. Since personal narratives are responses to the world around, the world within and the conflict between them, these works often hint at social/political/sexual commentaries (whether they are personal or inherited), though not necesarily seeking or offering an answer. The characters are sometimes anonymous, sometimes my own, and sometimes borrowed from various periods across History. They engage in obscure conversations and situations among themselves and with the audience who become passive performers in the process. To share these narratives, I use an Interdisciplinary approach, taking from my experiences in dance, visual arts, and Literature. These works comprise of paintings, drawings, performance, sculptural objects, found objects, videos and text, meshed into various combinations for different projects. Every idea thus has its own individual landscape, theatricality, and mood. Generally represented through the presence or absence of human bodies which become partially the subject and partially the object. These narratives blend performative and visual climates while addressing internal voyages.

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'Her poise and footwork stole the show. As she performed each step with equal clarity, the audience could not help applaud her'

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