D A R S H A N SINGH GREWAL
b. 1988, Patiala, Punjab, India
I am an architecture graduate, passionately working on diverse art & design projects ranging from poetry to performance, visual arts to craft development, spatial installations to set designs, sound, music and metaphoric films.
In 2017, started an alternative education project ‘Shilp Khel’ that integrates craft & games to design an experiential & interactive environment for the self directed learning of kids.
I appreciate the wholistic life culture and aspire to channelize my growth through multiple conscious perspectives that inspires us to live in true faith, compassion and bliss.
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
Trophy Design / Vivek Sur Sanmaan 2018
Project Sikhan Da Silsila / Poetry & Singing / A journey of ‘words’ and ‘sound’ exploration
Jeevey Punjab / January 6th 2019 / Stage Design & Installation at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, India
Wing Less / An Interactive Art Installations at MH Syal Festival’18 / November, 17-18th 2018 / Majha House, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Rajasthan Kabir Yatra / October, 2-7th 2018 / Graphic & Typo Design, Stage & Set Design at Bikaner, Jaisalmer & Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Sada-E-Tehzeeb / June, 24th 2018 / Film Art , Graphic & Typo 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, Punjab, India
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 Vimukt Shiksha Yatra / Bengaluru to Auroville / October 15th-23rd, 2018 / Jointly hosted by Travellers’ University, Shikshantar Sansthan, Bhoomi College, Navgurukul, Srishti School of Art & Design, Project Defy, Puvidham School, Sadhna Forest, Anveshan, YouthLink & Swadharma.
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