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Rahul Kumar

Charles Wallace award to study

Rahul has been in clay for 22 years. He completed his masters from USA on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2008 and received the Charles Wallace award to study in the UK in 2013. He has had 7 solo shows in the US and India (including with Threshold Art Gallery, Cymroza Art Gallery, Art Heritage, and Apparao Galleries). Rahul's works have been auctioned at Sotheby's London in 2012 and he is a three-time recipient of the AIFACS National Award. In 2014 he received the Junior Fellowship for Excellence in the Field of Visual Arts by the Government of India. Published critiques include essays authored by Kishore Singh, Roobina Karode, Aman Nath, and Keshav Malik. He collaborated with Raqs Media Collective for a work that was part their solo show at the NGMA-Delhi. A large scale ceramic installation, funded by India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) was showcased as a special curated project at the India Art Fair 2015 edition. His works are part of prestigious collections in India and abroad, including India Habitat Centre and Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. Rahul was recently named as one of the five-Indian-ceramic-artists-you-need-to-know by the Architecture Digest, a leading international design journal and has been honoured by the Bharat Nirman Foundation for his contributions in the field of art. His project is part of the First Indian Ceramic Triennial (curated by Peter Nagy and Pooja Sood), scheduled to be launched at JKK (Jaipur) in August 2018.

Also an MBA, Rahul served with international business research and consulting organisations. He was part of the founding team of an online art-platform, incubated by NDTV, where he also co-anchored a television program. Retiring from the mainstream corporate world after 18 years, Rahul is the consulting editor of Arts Illustrated and writes for various publications, including MINT Lounge.