Avantika Bawa
Since 2003
Works in Atlanta, Georgia United States of America

BIO
BIOGRAPHY

Avantika Bawa is an artist, curator, and academic. She has an MFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1998) and a BFA in the same from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India (1995). She was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2008) the Vermont Studio Center, VT (2009), Milepost 5, Portland, OR (2010) and Jentel Artist Residency Program, WY (2010).

Note worthy exhibits include; The South by East Biennial in Boca Raton, FL; solos at The Columbus Museum, Columbus GA; Saltworks gallery and the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA; Lalit Kala Academy and Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India; Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India; Portland State University, Portland, OR; and juried group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, GA, The Drawing Center and Smack Mellon, NY and SAVAC, Canada. Her works has been reviewed in international publications such as the New York Times, Art Papers, Art Lies, Art India, Art Asia Pacific, The Oregonian, and The Time of India amongst others.

Bawa’s curatorial work began with a hotel room show during the Art in Chicago fair (98’) and has grown through her studio and gallery, aquaspace - a laboratory for new and multi media art. In April 2004 she was part of a team that launched Drain - Journal for Contemporary Art and Culture - http://drainmag.com/

She is currently Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University, Vancouver, WA.

Web: www.avantikabawa.com
Discussions (0) Opportunities (3) Events (0) Jobs (0)
OPPORTUNITY

...a very loud silence - a series of short silent films


Deadline:
Tue Sep 15, 2009 00:00

Location:
United States of America

CALL FOR ENTRIES

...a very loud silence - ...a series of short silent films.

aquaspace and Le Flash invite submissions for a ...very loud silence - a series of silent films.

The screening will be presented on Oct 2nd 2009, as part of Le Flash, a one-night art event in Castleberry Hill, Atlanta, GA.

In this age of anxiety: speed, mobility, conformity, access, excess and convenience dominate our culture. Over saturation of sounds and imagery proliferate, questioning our ability to resist.
Conversely, the works in a .... very loud silence investigate the scope of emptiness, nothingness and the unspoken through manipulations of moving light.
Oct 2nd marks the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who maintained a vow of silence once a week.
This project is homage to the power of silence and the work of Gandhi.
We invite you to investigate the potential of silent moving imagery to reflect intimacy, poetic beauty, total fear or a quiet rebellion.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS-
•Maximum running time per piece - 5 minutes.
•The piece could be digitized film, video, or animation and should reflect the concept of the
show and the vision of Le Flash
•Format- 720X540 or 480, Quick time (uncompressed), on a CD or DVD

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED INFORMATION
•Brief statement on the piece (40 - 80 words)
•Brief bio (50-80 words)
•All text should be submitted as hard copies and on a CD as a Word document

APPLICATION DEADLINE -
September 15 (not postmarked)

MAIL TO -
Avantika Bawa
175 Mellrich Avenue
Atlanta, GA, 30317 USA

FOR MORE INFORMATION - avantika@drainmag.com

aquaspace - aquaspace is a not-for-profit art space previously housed in Savannah, GA. Founded by Avantika Bawa, it serves as a laboratory for cutting edge, multi media work that brings together divergent art practices in alternative environments. A laboratory not bound by the physicality of space, aquaspace now transcends this very idea, by adapting itself to spaces in various cities, and occasionally as the intangible in cyberspace

Le Flash -Le Flash is a one-night art event in Atlanta, GA. Curated by Cathy Byrd and Stuart Keeler, this experiential event (in its second year) will include a range of light inspired multi media works including performances, installations and interventions throughout Castleberry hill art district. http://leflash-atlanta.com/

...a very loud silence is likely to be screened at other venues in Mumbai, New Delhi and Portland, OR as well.


OPPORTUNITY

CALL FOR ENTRIES-Play


Deadline:
Wed Dec 07, 2005 00:00

Drain - journal of contemporary art and culture www.drainmag.com

CALL FOR ENTRIES-
Play - Issue #06
How might playful energy be a driving force in art and society? Drawing attention to trials and errors, mischievousness, illusions, irregularities, pretences and states of 'make - believe' this forthcoming issue of Drain will bring together the familiar and unfamiliar. We welcome works that delve into how 'play' operates as a sociopolitical force in creative practices. In exploring these qualities this issue encourages all contributors to visually and/or theoretically tease and take a few risks by shaking our senses around with a little bit of naughtiness.
Deadline: February 20th, 2006
Launch: April 20th, 2006

Drain seeks to promote lively and well-informed debate around theory and praxis. Each issue of Drain has a specific concept that it explores.We are especially keen to publish pieces that connect the conceptual framework of each issue to broader themes and contexts such as globalization, ethics, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and capitalism. As such we welcome creative responses to contemporary culture, as well as written work by practitioners in the field of culture. Our primary mission is to provide an open environment where a variety of creative activities can be explored with a combination of sensitivity and rigor.
Drain is a refereed on-line journal. In its first year, it was published quarterly in collaboration with the independent artist collective Aquaspace with text formatted for printing in Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Its editorial policies are the responsibility of the Editors-in-Chief and the Editorial Board.
The journal is to be published bi-annually.

For more information, contact Avantika Bawa at avantika@drainmag.com or vist us at www.drainmag.com


OPPORTUNITY

CALL FOR ENTRIES


Deadline:
Wed Dec 07, 2005 00:00

Play - Issue #06-www.drainmag.com-Journal of contemporary art and culture

How might playful energy be a driving force in art and society? Drawing attention to trials and errors, mischievousness, illusions, irregularities, pretences and states of 'make - believe' this forthcoming issue of Drain will bring together the familiar and unfamiliar. We welcome works that delve into how 'play' operates as a sociopolitical force in creative practices. In exploring these qualities this issue encourages all contributors to visually and/or theoretically tease and take a few risks by shaking our senses around with a little bit of naughtiness.

Deadline: February 20, 2006

Launch: April 20, 2006

Drain seeks to promote lively and well-informed debate around theory and praxis. Each issue of Drain has a specific concept that it explores. We are especially keen to publish pieces that connect the conceptual framework of each issue to broader themes and contexts such as globalization, ethics, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and capitalism. As such we welcome creative responses to contemporary culture, as well as written work by practitioners in the field of culture. Our primary mission is to provide an open environment where a variety of creative activities can be explored with a combination of sensitivity and rigor.
Drain is a refereed on-line journal. In its first year, it was published quarterly in collaboration with the independent artist collective Aquaspace with text formatted for printing in Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Its editorial policies are the responsibility of the Editors-in-Chief and the Editorial Board.The journal is to be published bi-annually.

For more information, contact Avantika Bawa at avantika@drainmag.com