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LIFE

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017

 

Lapsus / Kairos for ‘Delirium & Destiny’ at A Tale of a Tub | Rotterdam

Lapsus / Kairos for ‘Art Night London’ with Whitechapel Gallery at Arnold Circus | London

The Particle and The Wave for ‘Archival Alchemy’ at Abrons Art Centre | New York

Radar Level for ‘nawki’ at 12ø | Liverpool

Distance of the Moon for ‘Mientras desaparezca’ at Ladrón Galeria | Mexico City

Silicontology for ‘All of the Above; None of the Above’ at Mela House | Oslo

 

2016

 

Transit with Agency of Singular Investigations at Fabrika | Moscow

Rift for ‘The Missing One’ at Dhaka Art Summit & OCA | Dhaka, Oslo

To Tehran in my Dreams for ‘Love in the Time of Choleric Capital at JNU | Delhi

Radar Level for ‘Frozen World of a Familiar Stranger’ at Kadist | San Francisco, Delhi

The Paris Follies for ‘Laughter and Forgetting’ at The Meet Factory, Art Week | Prague, Bucharest

Giving Birth to Beauty at Birthrites | Manchester

The Contract for ‘Canning Time’ at el chap'eau for Art Licks Weekend | London

Safe Travels for ‘Aether’ at Imperial College | London

Selected videos for ‘Zayn Malik Zindabad’ at ICA | London

The Log Book for ‘Sea Change’ at Mosaic Rooms | London

Gardening in a galaxy far far away at Gallery for Russian Arts and Design | London

In the Meantime for ‘Sham Romance’ at Chalton Gallery | London

One and I for ‘John in a Cage’ at Chalton Gallery | London

hybrid / simultaneous or the disembodiment of non-artificial intelligence at Kelder | London

 

2015

 

You Really Got Me Now | London, Berlin, Delhi, Bombay, Goa, Pune, Guayaquil [ONGOING]

Life on Mars at The Large Glass Gallery | London

The Time Machine for The Deleted World at 5th Base Gallery | London

Anti-Natural at Apiary Salon | London

Love letter to Outer Space [in collab with Buzz Aldrin] | In-Flight

The Particle and The Wave for Plants, Machines, Animals and Objects! at Sector 2337 | Chicago

The Clockmaker’s Reverie for An Avalanche of Subtlety at Pi Artworks | London

Safe Travels for sofltly overrripe at Ha Ha Gallery | Southampton

In the Meantime at Greenwich Observatory | London

 

2014 - 2012

 

On Erasure for New Models for Common Ground for Insert at the IGNCA | New Delhi

The Last International with Raqs Media Collective for Performa 13 | New York City

Right Side Up for Lateral at Kona | New Delhi

The Museum of Habit at Devi Art Foundation | New Delhi

 

Curatorial

 

2017 [Advisor] GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! for the Serpentine Marathon | London

2016 Videokills: Invisible City Symphonies| London

2015 Minor Delay at Lumen Studios | London

2013-14 We are Ours: Manifestos at Khoj Studios & Clark House Initiative | Delhi, Bombay

2012 Reconstructing [White]3 at The Loft | Bombay

2011 ¡Space :: Invaders! At The Loft | Bombay & Words: A User’s Manual at Exhibit 320 | Delhi

 

Residencies

 

Arctic Circle Residency | Svalbard, 2017

Lumen Studios | London, 2016

Arslant Writer’s Residency | Paris, 2015

ICA | Moscow, 2015

Bangalore Artist Residency | 2010

 

Publications

 

Essays:

Suitcase Magazine | Artforum International | Artsy | Bomb Magazine | National Geographic Adventure | CNN Travel | Front | ArtSlant |  The Flaneur | VICE | Ocula | The Outdoor Journal | National Geographic Traveler | The Hindu | The Fuschia Tree Arts Zine | The Telegraph | The New Indian Express | Vogue | Caravan | ArtFair | ArtEtc. | Tasveer Journal | Indian Contemporary Art Journal | TAKE on Art | Art India | Art Concerns | NDTV | Telegraph | New Indian Express | Namaste Magazine | Tehelka | Office of Contemporary Art Catalogue | Expeditioner’s Guide to the World Anthology of Travel Stories

 

Poetry:

 

Egg Notes, with the support of the India Foundation for the Arts

Eclectica | Hoax Journal | The Penny Dreadful | AQNB | Hysteria | Prairie Schooner | Four Quarters Magazine | Kritya | New Quest | Asia Writes | Quay | Muse India | CNN | Pyrta Journal | Madness Mandali | Bread Loaf Journal Vol. 1 and 2 | Modern Indian Poetry by Younger Indians, Sahitya Akademi | Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poetry, Yellow Nib | TAKE on Art | Hysteria

 

Gr(and) Un(if)ying The(or)y 

Himali is a writer and artist based between London and Delhi. She uses metaphors from outer space and the natural environment to construct imaginary cosmologies of interferences, entanglements, deep voids, debris, delays, alienation, distance and intimacy. In doing this, she thinks through ecological loss, and the loss of home, seeking shelter somewhere in the radicality of love. Her speculations are performed in audio-visual, immersive environments.

Education


MA in English  Literature | The Bread Loaf School Of English, USA | 2018

MFA in Fine Art | Goldsmiths, University of London, UK | 2015

Writing Poetry: Advanced Workshop | Iowa Writer’s Program, Online | 2013

Art Writing | Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, India | 2010         

The History of Contemporary Photography | Museum of Modern Art, USA | 2008         

Writing Fiction & Poetry | Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, USA | 2008                 

BA in Theater and English | Middlebury College, USA | 2008                                        

Voice and Body Training, Theater of the Oppressed |  Goddard College, USA | 2004

IB Diploma | The United World College of India | 2004


Selected Exhibitions

 

2018

Lapsus/Kairos at Serendipity Arts Festival | Goa

iilwimi lipsing at Primary | Nottingham

To Tehran in my Dreams at Brick Bar | Riga

The Particle and the Wave at The Conference on Virginia Woolf | Canterbury

Silicontology for 'Adventitious Encounters' at Open Space Contemporary | London

 

2017

Lapsus / Kairos for ‘Delirium & Destiny’ at A Tale of a Tub | Rotterdam

Lapsus / Kairos for 'Art Night London' + Whitechapel Gallery at Arnold Circus | London

The Particle and The Wave for ‘Archival Alchemy’ at Abrons Art Centre | New York City

Radar Level for 12ø's ‘nawki’ curated by The White Pube | Liverpool

Distance of the Moon for ‘Mientras desaparezca’ at Ladrón Galeria | Mexico City

Radar Level for ‘All of the Above; None of the Above’ at Mela House | Oslo

HELLO GIRLS! at No Vacancy | Brooklyn 

 

2016

Transit with Agency of Singular Investigations at Fabrika | Moscow

Rift for ‘The Missing One’ at Dhaka Art Summit & OCA | Dhaka, Oslo

To Tehran in my Dreams for ‘Love in the Time of Choleric Capital' at JNU | Delhi

Radar Level for ‘Frozen World of a Familiar Stranger’ at Kadist + Khoj | San Francisco, Delhi

The Paris Follies for ‘Laughter and Forgetting’ at The Meet Factory, Art Week | Prague, Bucharest

Giving Birth to Beauty for Birthrites | Manchester

Fortune for ‘Canning Time’ at el chap'eau for Art Licks | London

Safe Travels for ‘Aether’ at Imperial College | London

Selected videos for ‘Zayn Malik Zindabad’ at ICA curated by The White Pube | London

The Abyss of Space for ‘Sea Change’ at Mosaic Rooms | London

Gardening in a galaxy far far away for 'Between the Lines' at Gallery for Russian Arts and Design | London

In the Meantime for ‘Sham Romance’ at Chalton Gallery | London

One and I for ‘John in a Cage’ at Chalton Gallery | London

hybrid / simultaneous or the disembodiment of non-artificial intelligence at Kelder | London

 

2015

'You Really Got Me Now' for Radical Ideas at Richmix | London, Berlin, Delhi, Bombay, Goa, Pune, Guayaquil [ONGOING]

The Time Machine for The Deleted World at 5th Base Gallery | London

Anti-Natural at Apiary Salon | London

Love letter to Outer Space [in collab with Buzz Aldrin] | In-Flight

The Particle and The Wave for Plants, Machines, Animals and Objects! at Sector 2337 | Chicago

The Clockmaker’s Reverie for An Avalanche of Subtlety at Pi Artworks | London

Safe Travels for sofltly overrripe at Ha Ha Gallery | Southampton

In the Meantime at Greenwich Observatory | London

 

2013 - 2014

On Erasure for New Models for Common Ground for Insert at the IGNCA | New Delhi

The Last International with Raqs Media Collective for Performa 13 | New York City

The Museum of Habit at Devi Art Foundation | New Delhi


Residencies

 

Arctic Circle Residency | Svalbard, 2017

Lumen Studios | London, 2016

Arslant Writer’s Residency | Paris, 2015

ICA | Moscow, 2015



Publications

 

Artforum | Suitcase Magazine | Artsy | Bomb Magazine | National Geographic Adventure | CNN Travel | Front | ArtSlant |  The Flaneur | VICE | Ocula | The Outdoor Journal | National Geographic Traveler | The Hindu | The Fuschia Tree Arts Zine | The Telegraph | The New Indian Express | Vogue | Caravan Tasveer Journal | Indian Contemporary Art Journal | TAKE on Art | Art India | Art Concerns | NDTV | The Telegraph | New Indian Express | Tehelka | Office of Contemporary Art Book | Expeditioner’s Guide to the World Anthology