Hello, I am Vidisha Aggarwal, an interdisciplinary artist / curator from New Delhi, India, currently based in Chicago. Having graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA degree in painting, fibers, film, and arts administration, I am now working at Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts as a programs & grants intern and simultaneously completing my residency at Spudnik Press.
My work revolves around the relationship I, my viewers, and my art share with the spaces around us. I am interested in documenting and then manipulating the architectural spaces, and peoples notions about them through the layered use of color, transparency, and materiality.
My current body of work includes experiential, interactive installations at a human scale that transform and manipulate the space around them through participation & interaction. An exploration that started with the intention to challenge the traditional roles of artists and viewers has now transcended into exploring more nuanced and personal topics of belonging, authorship, and agency we as occupants have within the spaces that surround us.
2014 High School Modern School, India
2018 Spudnik Press, Artist-in-residence, USA
2018 Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, Programs Intern, USA
2018 Chicago Manual of Style, Gallery Assistant, USA
2018 EXPO Chicago, Programs Intern, USA
2017 SAIC Wellness Center, Student Assistant, USA
2017 Chicago Design Museum, Curatorial Intern, USA
Group Exhibitions as an Artist
2018 Soft Spot, Curated by team @SITE gallery, SITE Sharp, USA
2018 SAIC Shows, Sullivan Galleries, USA
2017 21 Minus, curated by TCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA
Group Exhibitions as a Curator
2018 There is spackle stuck in the outlet, Gallery No One, USA
2018 Soft Spot, co-curator, SITE Sharp, USA
2018 Show Don't Tell, co-curator, Chicago Design Market, USA
2018 With/in, SAIC Wellness Center, USA
2017 Dys/Functional Furniture, co-curator, SITE Columbus, USA
2017 Declaration of Contemporary, co-curator, Hairpin Art Center, USA