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Rajkumar Shinge
Communications

07.05.12 25.05.12

Rajkumar (Raj) Vasant Shinge was the first artist from India to be selected within the ´ace International Artistic Residency Program. He currently lives, teaches and works in Thane, Maharashtra Province. India.

Raj works with a wide variety of media – including painting, ceramics, and video installations – having exhibited numerous times in India and the United States, where he participated in the NYC Studios MCI Video Festival in New York.

During his residency in Buenos Aires, he continued with the work that he had already started in previous residences in Dubai and China (the latter working with terracotta). Shinge is a curious pigment explorer, and he has therefore brought many pigments in order to incorporate them into his work. He also added in experimentation pigments purchased in the city of Buenos Aires. He worked on immense handmade papers brought from Bombay.

BIO
Rajkumar Shinge
1956 | Bombay, India.

STUDIES
1983 | Diploma in Metals and Enamels. Bombay University. India.
1980 | Design and Communication Sir J.J. School of Applied Arts. Bombay, India.

EXHIBITIONS
2011 | Nature walk film festival. Pune, India.
2009 | Lalit kala Akademi. Teracotta Work Exhibition. Patna-Bihar, India.
2008 | Video Installation. [Journey] NY Studio. New York, USA.
2007 | Jehangir Art Gallery. Mumbai, India.
2006 | Photography show on China VISIT. Piramal Art gallery. Bombay, India.

RESIDENCES
2012 | AIR Vallauri, France.
2010 | START Dubai. Amman, Jordan.

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Exhibitions

Communications
Rajkumar Shinge

23.05.12 17.06.12

On May 23rd, the Communications exhibition by the Indian artist Raj Shinge began. He worked with the fresco technique on artisan paper from his country as well as with earthy pigments brought from India.

Rajkumar displays in his work all the technical knowledge as well as an amazing synthesis of experiences and observations from his travels that he treasures in his memory. These works are exhibited as immense papyri, cave paintings, fragments of ancient lands manifest stories of the evolution of civilization. The materials that the artist used to carry out his work seem already loaded with knowledge and historicity, which Shinge knows how to use in order to construct his work. It contains multiple layers of sense and meaning.

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´aceNITE, Exhibitions

In Network
Verity-Shinge-Velasco

23.05.12

On Wednesday the 23rd of May at 7.00 pm ´ace will celebrate the first  aceNITE of the year. A lot of interesting activities will take place, and the audience will have the opportunity to take a look at the works produced by the artists-in-residence who worked during the month of May.

The works of the following artists will be exhibited: Maria Velasco’s (Spain/USA) and Sara-Aimee Verity’s (South Africa) work, which are works in progress, as they are not yet finished and will be developed in the future. Rajkumar Shinge (India), who worked with the fresco technique on his country’s artisan paper and with indian pigments.

Furthermore, Kadija de Paula, manager of residencias_en_red will be present in this ocassion. Residencias en red is a network of Latin American residencies, that ‘ace belongs to since the year 2011. Kadija is in Buenos Aires in order to attend to the network presentation at Arte BA, which will take place on Sunday the 20th.


About  ´aceNITE

Is an event that occurs periodically, on Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm. During these events, ´ace opens its doors and exhibition spaces to the community in order to show projects made by the artists-in-residence in forms of exhibitions, installations or video presentations. During these occasions we are able to introduce Argentine and Latin American artists selected ithrough Fusionarte´s open calls, present books, art critics, hold performances, or do everything together!

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Proyecto´ace
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Residencies 2022-2023
Deadline October 31st, 2022

 

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