Raqs Media Collective


Raqs Media Collective was formed in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi (b. 1965, Delhi), Monica Narula (b. 1969, Delhi), and Shuddhabrata Sengupta (b. 1968, Delhi). The Raqs Collective is based in Delhi at Sarai, a program of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, an initiative they co-founded in 2000.

Their work takes the form of installations, video, photography, image-text collages, on- and off-line media objects, performances, and encounters. They cross contemporary art practice with historical and philosophical speculation, research and theory.

The Raqs Collective has been exhibited widely in major international spaces and events including Documenta 11 (2002), the Venice Biennale (2003, 2005), the Guangzhou Triennial (2005), the Sydney Biennial (2006), and the Istanbul Biennial (2007), among others. Their writings have also been published extensively. They curated "The Rest of Now" in Bolzano/Bozen and co-curated "Scenarios" at Fortezza/ Franzensfeste for Manifesta 7 in South Tyrol, Italy.

Raqs is currently showing at "Chalo! India" (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo) and "Indian Highway" (Serpentine Gallery, London), a segment of which they guest-curated.



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