b, 1989, Mumbai, India. Currently lives in Goa, India.
2011 MA, Media & Communication with a specialization in Audio Visual Production, Symbiosis Institute for Media and Communication, Pune, India.
2009 BA, Media Studies, English Literature and Psychology, Christ University, Bangalore, India.
EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS
Upcoming May 2020 (will be rescheduled due to COVID 19) solo show at Kostka, Meet Factory, Prague.
Telling Tales: A journey into narrative forms, Group show at Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
Between the Sun and the Moon, Lahore Biennial, curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, Lahore Pakistan
test.site at Fluent Collaborative, in collaboration with Cynthia Toles, Austin, Texas
Reconference, A Global confluence of feminists, artists and activists organized by Crea World, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Possibilities For A Non-Alienated Life, Kochi Muziris Biennale, curated by Anita Dube, Kochi, India.
I am Sutradhar, Group Show at The Guild Gallery, curated by Archana Hande, Alibaug, India.
Mumbai Gallery Weekend, Open Studios at What About Art, Kalaghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai.
Digital Graffiti, a Projection Art festival at Alys Beach, Florida.
Be.fantastic, a Tech meets Arts festival, curated by Jaaga, Bangalore.
Homeostasis Lab, The Wrong Digital Art Biennale curated by Guilherme Brandão Fonseca and Julia Borges Araña, online.
Spams: The Internet Restaurant by IRL Studio (an incubator of emerging digital media arts), at Fusebox Festival and Marfa Open curated by the Museum of Human Achievement, Texas.
Gender Bender, curated by Sandbox Collective and Goethe-Institut at Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Upcoming: Research Fellow at the Field Research Programme, with Garage Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
Research Fellow at Institut d’études avancées de Nantes – IEA- NantesNantes, France.
testsite residency at Fluent Collaborative in Austin, Texas
Shortlisted for the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) Emerging Artist Award.
Residency at Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, as part of the New North and South Programme by Arts Council England.
Awarded Second Place under Mobile Applications and Art at the Computer Space Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Archival and Museum Fellowship at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, by the India Foundation for the Arts.
Nominated for Austin’s Critics Table Best Independent Project Award as part of Spam’s, The Internet Diner, by Museum of Human Achievement curated by Rachel Stuckey.
South Asian Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity, in the “Best web series” /”Special edition” category.
Shortlisted for Television Story of the Year, Red Ink Awards, Mumbai Press Club.
Shortlisted for writing award at the Toto Funds the Arts Awards, Bangalore. Film Curation Fellowship, Katha Centre for Film Studies, Mumbai.
Film Curation Fellowship, Katha Centre for Film Studies, Mumbai.
PANELS, TALKS AND LECTURES
Research as an artistic playground, Department of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin
Research as Art, Museum of Goa, India.
Women’s History & Technology, Reconference, organized by CREA,
Re-imagining, Re-interpreting Re-mixing the Archive, Lets Talk: Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi.
Decoding women’s inner lives, Workshops of Horrible Creation: 200 Years of Imagined Humans, International Conference on Science Fiction, Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University, and
Kalpabishwa Webzine, Calcutta.
Artist Talk: Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool.
Multimedia Presentation, Thus Collective of Interdisciplinary Art Forms, Goa.
Follow us Offline, Internet Researchers Conference, Centre for Internet and Society, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.
Old Routes/New Journeys, Conference on archives and museums by India Foundation for the Arts and Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, Delhi.
Updating Memory: Conference on Cultural Heritage and the Digital Turn in India, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, in partnership with University of Helsinki, Bangalore.
Searching Cultures, Stories from the Archives, Studio Tamasha, Mumbai.
The W in V, a panel on women in video games, EyeMyth Media Arts Festival, in association with Japan Media Arts Festival and UnBox Festival, Mumbai, India.
Accessing the Archive, Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resource Centre, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India.
‘The rise of the artist-techie’, Live Mint, January 2019
‘Shifting Perceptions’, Artist Column, Indian Express, January 2019
‘Don’t have a career plan? It could be a good thing. Here’s an example why’,
Northbound: Exploring Careers Through Stories, April 2018 ‘History Remixed’, Navhind Times, August 2018
‘Watch the intriguing content from ancient Bengal at Studio Tamaasha today’, Mumbai Mid-Day, May 2017
‘Tales of Dissent’, Mumbai Mid-Day, August 2017
‘A Dharamshala State of Mind’: Profile on the Manager of DIFF, Indian Independent
Films, October 2017
‘Crossover Magic’, Bangalore Mirror, December 2017
‘Sultana’s Reality: a history of women and education through digital art,’ Deccan Herald, December 2017
‘Forever Young’, Telegraph India, June 2016
ARTIST / FILM / CURATORIAL ASSISTANT (selected few)
Tejal Shah, Between the Waves, first presented at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel.
Rosana Cade, Ladies Finger and Empire Biscuits, Commonwealth Games Glasgow.
Shilpa Gupta with Asia Art Archive, That Photo We Never Got , first presented at India Art Fair, New Delhi.
Paromita Vohra, Connected Hum Tum, Documentary TV Series, Zee TV
Project Cinema City: Research Art and Documentary Practices, Curated by Madhusree Dutta and Majlis Centre for Interdisciplinary Rights Discourse, first presented at the National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Calcutta.
PRODUCER AND MANAGER (selected few)
Manager, The 6th Dharamshala International Film Festival, Himachal Pradhesh
Line Producer, Trains 1947: Boiler Room UK and London Contemporary Orchestra, in Mumbai
Producer, The Convening #2: Collateral of the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016, by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
Producer, Agents of Ishq, a multimedia website on love, sex and desire in India
Line Producer, Say What Mumbai, MTV Finland
Line Producer, On the Right Track, Sweden National TV
Freelance producer with What About Art? an indo-french arts management and production company and Backpack Films a line production company for international video work in India.
Afrah Shafiq (b.1989) is a multi/new media artist based between Goa and Bangalore. Her art practice moves across various platforms and mediums, seeking a way to retain the tactile within the digital and the poetry within technology.
Her work has been shown atthe Lahore Biennial 2020, testsite Austin, Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018/19, The Guild Art Gallery in Alibaug, Be.Fantastic in Bengaluru, What About Art in Mumbai, Digital Grafitti Festival in Florida, The Fusebox Festival in Texas and the Computer Space festival in Bulgaria.
She has been invited on research and residency programs with Fluent Collaborative Austin, the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, and the Institute of Advance Studies in Nantes, France.
When she is not glued to her computer she also makes glass mosaic.