Lipika Bhargava

Artist Fellow

The Museum of Arts and Design has selected Lipika Bhargava as its twelfth MAD Artist Fellow. Created in 2016, the fellowship is a full-time opportunity dedicated to promoting emerging artists from historically underrepresented communities by providing a stipend, dedicated studio space, and professional development opportunities.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Lipika Bhargava is a multi-media artist working across ceramics, painting, textile, and performance. Drawing from her background in Indian classical and contemporary dance, her practice is process-oriented and performative. Bhargava is interested in the overlapping of mediums, rupturing the boundaries between them, and building an interdisciplinary space where one medium can flow into the other. In her recent body of work, clay functions as a map, trace, and evidence of her body in movement. Her art explores notions of sexuality, violence, identity, and the political choreography of the body.

Bhargava completed her MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design and was recently an AICAD fellow at Pratt Institute. Her work has been featured in Harpers Bazaar, Hindustan Times, Scroll.in, and Cosmopolitan.

Image: Every song is really the same song, 2022 (excerpt from video documentation of performance at Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, New York: Martin Seck).

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