Ravi Agarwal is an artist, environmental activist, writer and curator. He has pursued an art practice integrally with his other pursuits. His earlier work, in the documentary oeuvre, encompasses ‘nature’, ‘work,’ ‘labour,’ and the ‘street,’ while more recent work has been traversing questions of the self and ecological sustainability based on explorations of ‘personal ecologies.’ He now works with photography, video and installation.
Agarwal has shown in several international shows including Documenta XI (2002), Kassel , Germany, Horn Please (Berne 2007) Indian Highway (2009-2012), Sharjah Biennale 2013, as well as several national shows and solo shows. Agarwal recently co-curated a twin city public art show, Yamuna-Elbe.Public.Art.Outreach. He writes extensively on ecological issues, and is also founder of the leading Indian environmental NGO Toxics Link. He is an Engineer by training.
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