D A R S H A N SINGH GREWAL
b. 1988, Patiala, Punjab, India
I am an architecture graduate, passionately working on various art & design projects since 2013, my work ranges from poetry to performance, visual art to craft development and spatial installation to set design.
In 2017, I have started an alternative educational project ‘Shilp Khel’ that integrates crafts & games to design creative activities for the experiential learning of kids.
While making a metaphoric musical film, I continue to explore life culture & aspire to develop some interactive public art projects for collaborative learning & exchange.
I enjoy nomadic travelling & free spirited mystic singing.
E D U C A T I O N
2012 Graduation in Architecture, DCR University, Murthal, Haryana [India]
P R O J E C T S
Sada-E-Tehzeeb / June, 24th 2018 / Film Art ,Typo & Poster Design, Stage Design & Panel Installation at IAFA (Indian Academy of Fine Arts), Amritsar, Punjab, India
Majha House Festival / March, 3-4th 2018 / Stage Design & Art Installations at Majha House, Basant Avenue, Amritsar
Bag & Apparel Design / first weeks of Feb & April, 2018 / at GVCS, Badmer, Rajasthan, India
Windows of Desert Flowers / first week of Feb 2018 / Art Installation at GVCS (Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan), Badmer, Rajasthan, India
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JVF RRAP Conference 2018 / Jan, 24-26th 2018 / Organized by Jaipur Virasat Foundation at RRAP Hub, Anokhi Farm & Golcha Gardens, Jaipur. Event Design Project III – at AKFD Studio, Jaipur.
Taalbelia / Dec, 23-25th 2017 / a 3-day round the clock residential music festival at Mandawa, Rajasthan. Event Design Project II – at AKFD Studio, Jaipur.
RAJASTHAN HERITAGE WEEK 2017 – Handmade In Rajasthan / Dec, 7-10th 2017 / Presented by The Khadi Board along with the Government of Rajasthan, in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates. Event Design Project I – at AKFD Studio, Jaipur.
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Saras Installations,at Saras Mela, Ludhiana / Oct, 5-16th 2017 / organized by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. Hosted by District Administration, Ludhiana in association with NABARD at Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana.
Shilp Khel / June-July, 2017 / Art & Play Activities with kids at Chirag School, Simayal, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Rajasthan Kabir Yatra / Stage & Set Design at Bikaner, Rajasthan
Landmark, a Vernacular Sculpted Installation at Village Jaipura, Ludhiana, Punjab
Waves and the Root, Poetry & Performance Art at Paradise Beach, Pondicherry
Saudade, Photo Art Project at Village Kotla Bhari, Ludhiana, Punjab Journey of a tribalistic clown searching his latent essence in a contrary setting
Yellow Mark, a series of hand drawn Doodle Art Illustrations
Golden Lines, a series of hand drawn Doodle Art Illustrations
Blue Bugs, a Wall Art and a series of hand drawn Bookmarks
Installations: Cine Mandal, Croc, Sparrow, Vista, Kites & Fish Eye
Craft Objects: Planter Lamp, Skeleton Lamp & Funnel Lamp
Residential Care Institute for Special (MR) Children, New Delhi (Academic Architectural Thesis Project)
G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N
2016 Saudade at Textured Conscience / Dec, 16th -22nd / AIFACS, New Delhi Curated by Aakshat Sinha
2016 Saudade at By Hand from the Heart – Group Show / Feb, 1st – 3rd / Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India
A R T I S T S T A L L
2015 Delhi Comic Con / NSIC Exhibition Ground, Okhla, Delhi
A R T R E S I D E N C Y
2018 International Artist Village Residency / Feb 3th-7th, 2018 / Organized by Chittorgarh Art Society at Nandvai Village & Menal Resort, Chittorgarh, India.
W O R K S H O P S
2018 Converse Actions / July 4th-11th, 2018 / Co-hosted by Shikshantar Andolan & Anubhavshala at Swaraj University, Udaipur, India.
2016 Samvaad on learning : Re imagining Schools; Re thinking Knowledge / Nov 18th-20th, 2016 / Organized by Existential Knowledge Foundation at BAIF Campus, Warje, Pune, India.
P U B L I C A T I O N
Landmark / Emergent Art Space / 2017 – News Letter / January 27, 2017
Landmark / Emergent Art Space / Forum / December 15, 2016
Saudade / Emergent Art Space / Fall 2016 – News Letter / October 25, 2016
Saudade / Emergent Art Space / Forum / June 9, 2016