Raqs Media Collective was formed in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi,Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta.The word`raqs'in several languages denotes an intensification of awareness and presence attained by whirling,turning,being in a state of revolution.Raqs Media Collective takes this sense of`kinetic contemplation'so as to make a restless and energetic entanglement with the world,and with time.Raqs practices across several forms and media; it makes art, produces performances, writes, curates exhibitions, and occupies a unique position at the intersection of contemporary art, philosophical speculation, and historical enquiry. The members of Raqs Media Collective live and work in New Delhi, India. In 2001, they co-founded the Sarai program at CSDS (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies) New Delhi and ran it for a decade, where they also edited the Sarai Reader series.
Exhibitions curated by Raqs Media Collective
"In the Open or in Stealth-The Unruly Presence of an Intimate Future"(Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona[MACBA],Barcelona,Spain,2018-19)
11th Shanghai Biennale"Why Not Ask Again:Arguments,Counter-arguments,and Stories"(2016-17)
Manifesta 7"The Rest of Now"(Bolzano,Italy,2008)
"Raqs Media Collective:Not Yet At Ease"(Firstsite,Colchester,UK,2018-19)
"Raqs Media Collective"(K21 Ständehaus,Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen,Dusseldorf,Germany,2018)
"Raqs Media Collective:Twilight Language"(The Whitworth,Manchester,UK,2017-18)
Sharjah(11th,2013/13th,2017)，Venice(50th,2003/51st,2005/56th,2015)，São Paulo(29th,2010)，Shanghai(8th,2010-11)，Istanbul(10th,2007)，Sydney(15th,2006)，Taipei(2004-05),Documenta 11(2002)
Group Exhibitions in Japan
Setouchi Triennale 2019 (Honjima,Kagawa Prefecture, 2019)SUZU 2017: Oku-Noto Triennale (Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, 2017)
Click here to read comments from Akira Asada, Chairman of the Artistic Director Selection Committee for the 7thYokohamaTriennale.
Raqs Media Collective (from left: Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta)
Photo: TANAKA Yuichiro