The Five Storytellers

Curated by Satyajit Dave
  Katyayini Gargi

Manali Shroff

Roshan Chhabria

Subrat Kumar Behera

Varun Cursetji

The Guild,  Alibaug

  April 8 - May 9,  2018

10.00 am to 6.30 pm


The Guild is delighted to present The Five Storytellers, a group show of five young artists, curated by Satyajit Dave.

The curator Satyajit Dave will conduct a Walkthrough every Saturday 4pm to 5pm, April 14, 21, 28, May 5.

This exhibition explores the emancipatory and empowering use of narrative forms as tools intervening through the larger schema of histories. Responding to the rapid transformations of the twenty first century, the artists in the exhibition recreate histories even as they intervene to disrupt the smooth flow of the information industrial complex that neatly packages and presents stories.


The artists play the role of a narrator, spectator and participant. They do so by weaving stories through character narratives and personal encounters. The story at once becomes public and private, temporal and metaphysical.


This oscillation between two polemic positions make for a certain hide and seek - how much to reveal and hold back - the personal and the private? How to navigate the world, in this Millenial culture, and Internet of Things?  These are the tensions that build up and intrigue us to explore their real, imagined and perceived stories through their artworks.


Katyayini Gargi has received her BVA (2013) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara and MVA (2015) from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Her select shows include A Brave New World, Khoj International Artists Association and Por Mar Collective, Goa, 2017; Iím Alone, But Not Lonely, Eeodo Publications, Waterstones, London, 2016; GRANFALLOON Degree Show Central Saint Martins, London, 2015; TOMORROW TODAY Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London, 2014; Narratives: The Anatomy Of Young Minds, Degree Show, Fine Arts, M.S.U. Baroda. 2013.


She has been a recipient of the Jeram Patel Award (2012) and the Mona Hatoum Scholarship (2013). 

Gargi lives and works in Delhi.



Manali Shroff has received her BVA (2008) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara and MVA (2015) from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Her select exhibitions include Defining Cerebral, The Barge House Gallery, London, 2017; 1+1=11, Space 77, London. 2016; Dialogue, Seoul Museum of Korea, 2015; ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artists Arts Festival) Culture Station, Seoul, 2014; Seoul Seoul Seoul, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2013.

She has been a recipient of the M.S. University Merit Scholarship (2008), and the Asia-Pacific Fellowship (2013) by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.

Shroff lives and works in Vadodara.



Roshan Chhabria has received his BVA (2011) and MVA (2013) from the Faculty of Fine Arts Vadodara. He has also pursued a course in Fashion Design (2007) from M.S. University Vadodara. His select exhibitions include Heart By MistakeAn Indo/Anglian Conversation, Roshan Chhabria & Stephanie Douet, The Queen of Hungary Project Space, London, 2017; WITHIN-WITHOUT, Nazar Art Gallery, 2016; DMZ Residency, Art Sonje Centre, Seoul, 2015; Trial & Error Hub Show, Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Vadodara, 2014; Ideal Boy, Solo Show Maskara Gallery, Mumbai, 2013.

He has been a recipient of the Lalitkala Award (2008), and the Nasreen Mohammedi scholarship in 2009 and 2010.

Chhabria lives and works in Vadodara.


Subrat Kumar Behera received his BFA (2008) in Printmaking from B.K. College of Arts and Craft, Bhubaneshwar and Post Diploma (2013) in Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts Vadodara. His select exhibitions include Lapses, Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata, 2017; Forming in the pupil of an eye, Third Edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, 2016; Morphology of Archive, Museum of Art Goa, 2016; Reviving the Retinal, Gallery OED, Kochi, 2015; Sleeping Through The Museum: Collateral Project in collaboration with Waswo X Waswo, Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, 2014; Between the Lines, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai, 2013.


He has received the Lalitkala Academy Award in 2012 and 2013.


Behera Lives and works in Vadodara. 

Varun Cursetji received his BVA (2007) from the Faculty of Fine Arts Vadodara and an MFA (2008) in Glass Design from the Edinburgh College of Arts, Edinburgh. His select exhibitions include Blue Print Open Studio, Alliance Francaise De Delhi, Delhi, 2015; Future of the Museum Collection-3, India Habitat Centre Delhi in affiliation with Art Konsult, Delhi, 2011; Miniscule Marvel B.M.B Gallery Mumbai, 2011; Have We Moved Away From Whatís Hotter Than Curry Yet? Gallery OED, Kochi, 2009; The Glass Echos, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2009.

He has received scholarships from the World Zoroastrian Organization, Pundole Art Gallery, and Edinburgh College of Art all in 2007.

Cursetji lives and works in Vadodara.

We look forward to welcoming you at The Guild, Alibaug.

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