Online Exhibition


Jal, Jungle aur Zameen

जल जंगल और ज़मीन


Recent paintings by

Rajkumar and Shantibai

17 June to 15 August 2021

  .Exhibition                .Shantibai                   .Brief bio


Shantibai was born in 1960 in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, India. She was trained under her husband Raituram a master craftsperson and assisted him in a number of training programmes held at Shilpi Gram sponsored by Government and Non-Government Organizations and the commissioned assignments from 1980 to 1996. It is around this time she became the founding member of Dialogue Interactive Artists Association (DIAA) in Kopaweda, where she serves as the Vice-President currently. As part of DIAA, Shantibai has been organizing art workshops for neighbourhood children at Pilla Gudis in and around Kopaweda with Rajkumar, Gessuram, Navjot Altaf, and other local Adivasi artists. She has been interacting with community persons from the neighbourhoods and Nagar Palika (municipality) officials to discuss Issues concerning artworks in public spaces, their maintenance and their cleanliness. Nalpar is one such collaborative project with artist colleague Navjot Altaf. She has participated in seminars including, Samvad 3, Value [of] Nature, organized by DIAA (2015), Samvad 2, What is Contemporary in Contemporary Art by DIAA (2011).  

Shantibai has widely exhibited her artworks in India and abroad. Her important group shows include Sculpsit: Between Thought and Action, curated by Sasha Altaf, at The Guild (2019) and at Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts, Goa, in collaboration with The Guild, (2019), Starting from the Desert: Ecologies on the Edge, Curated by Marco Scotini, 2nd Yinchuan Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Yinchuan, China (2018); Joint show Not under Great Law, not under Sacred Law curated by Navjot Altaf at The Guild Alibaug (2016); Sculptures and Acrylic on Paper Exhibition: joint show with Gangadevi at Aditya Ruia Gallery, Mumbai (2008); Sculptures And Paintings Artists from Kondagaon, Bastar, with Rajkumar and Gessuram at Sakshi Gallery Mumbai (2004); Modes of Parallel Practice: Ways of World Making, Interactive project at Shilpi Gram with Navjot Altaf, Bhanumati Padamsee, Kabiram and Gessuram at Sakshi Art Gallery Mumbai and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, as part of Asian Art Triennale, Communication: Channels for Hope, Fukuoka, Japan, curated by Raiji Kuroda (1997-98). 

Shantibai lives in Kopaweda and works at DIAA in Kopaweda, Kondagaon, Chhattisgarh.






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