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, started an alternative educational project ‘Shilp Khel’ that integrates crafts & games to design creative activities for the experiential learning of kids.
While crafting short metaphoric films, I continue to explore the holistic life culture, seeking collaborative consciousness for sustainable community living & aspire to develop a slower and deeper learning space for self growth.
I enjoy nomadic travelling, connecting with nature & 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
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