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.

Education

2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration

2014 High School Modern School, India

Experience

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

e.  vidishaaggarwal2@gmail.com

in. @ShiftingParadigms

2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration
2018 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA Painting, Fibers, Film, Arts Administration