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Iaspis Kitchen Talk with Cop Shiva (IND)

Date: Wednesday May 31, 2017.
Time: 4.30 pm.
Place: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Residency Kitchen.
Address: Maria skolgata 83, 2nd floor, Stockholm.
Language: English.
Coffee will be served. Please note! Limited seats, please let us know if you are attending.


Please join us for this informal presentation and conversation with the Indian artist Cop Shiva, Iaspis studio grant holder in Göteborg 3 April – 21 June 2017.

Iaspis Kitchen Talks is a series of conversations aimed at art and design professionals and is intended as an informal meeting between various actors in the industry with the purpose of creating meetings between international artists and curators and the Swedish Visual and Applied Arts worlds. Cop Shiva will first be presenting his artistic practice followed by a conversation around the table in the Iaspis residency kitchen.

I am an artist who uses photography as means of expression. In my practice I document the complexity of rural and urban India, focusing on people and portraiture as a genre, fascinated with the idea of masquerade and the roles people play in public and private. My portfolio includes intimate portraits of urban migrants, people of alternative sexuality, street performers and others living in the hinterland of urban and rural conflict. I capture the diversity of humans who live on the edge and represent the spirit of our times. I have been coordinator  of the art space and residency 1Shanthiroad in Bangalore, India ( for over 10 years, where I have managed more than 100 exhibitions and art events, and assisted more than 50 international artists in residency. Besides, In 2001 I joined Karnataka Police Department. My works are represented by Gallery Sumukha in Bangalore ( and Art Heritage Gallery in New Delhi ( I have had the opportunity to present my work in 7 individual shows in well reputed galleries and several group shows, nationally and internationally, including Chobi Mela in Bangladesh, India Art Fair and Kochi Biennale, and I have had the opportunity to present my work in 7 individual shows in well reputed galleries. Private collectors and International museums count with my works in their permanent collections.
Iaspis Kitchen Talks 2010 – 2017, in selection: The Sober and Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art (Lauren von Gogh and Robyn Cook) (RSA), Breeze Yoko, artist and curator Johannesburg (RSA); Azalea Seratoni, art historian, writer and curator in art and design (ITA); Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Raqs media Collective (IND); Yvonee Dodorer, architect (DE); Ruth Morrow, architect (IRL); Pierre Bernard,  design collective Grapus (FRA); Maureen Moreen graphic designer (NL); Jacob Fabricius (DEN); Margit Säde, curator, Tallinn; Eva Wittocx, STUK Arts Centre, Bryssel; Lise Nelleman, curator Sparwasser HQ, Berlin (DE); Felix Vogel, curator Bucharest biennal; Ana Janevski, curator Museum of Modern Art in Warszawa; Claire Staebler, curator, Paris (FRA); Kate Fowle, director iCI, New York (USA); Emmanuel Lambion, curator, Bryssel (BE); Dobrila Denegri, curator, Rom (ITA); Dieter Roelstraete, curator MuHKA, Antwerp (BE); Michelle Cotton, curator, Cubitt gallery, London (UK); Milena Hoegsberg, curator, New York (USA); Helmut Batista, director Capacete, Rio de Janeiro (BRA); Philippe Pirotte, director Kunsthalle Bern (SUI); Barnaby Drabble, curator, Zurich (SUI); Jan Debbaut, curator London (UK); Alexei Shulgin, curator, Moskow (RUS); France Choinière, Dazibao, Montreal (CAN); Pirkko Siitari, curator Helsinki (FIN); Melissa Mboweni, curator Cape Town (RSA); Eduardo Navas curator New York (USA); Noriko Kawakami, journalist, curator Tokyo (JAP); Nina Due, curator Design Museum, London (UK); Peter Lang, architect and professor (USA); Francien van den Westrenen, curator Stroom den Haag (NL); Jonas Lundqvist is Head of workshops at the Royal Opera in Stockholm (SWE).


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