Introduction & Statement;
Hello, I am Vidisha Aggarwal, an inter-disciplinary artist based in Chicago. I am currently pursuing my bachelor degree in painting, fibers and film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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...
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Merit Scholarship, Odyssey Grant Recipient; Student Leadership Award; Graduating Student Leader Award (Honorable Mention); 2014-2018.
Dys/Functional Furniture, SITE Gallery
21 Minus, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Declarations of Contemporary, Hairpin Art Center
Chicago Design Museum, Curatorial Intern
Dan Friedman - The Radical Modernist; 2017
Wellness Center, SAIC, Student Assistant
Curated, programmed & organized various Wellness Center events and exhibitions; 2017-present
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Curatorial intern & Summer TA
Digitized collections and drafted research; 2015-present
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