Peers 2003

In an attempt to include the wider student community and emerging practioners into the Khoj network and to provide a forum for experimentation and interaction with the larger artistic community, Khoj is launching an artist-residency program for students from different art colleges in India. Peers 2003 is the first of its kind in India consisting of 5 artists from art institutions across India.

Bhuvanesh Gowda
Rakhi Peswani
N Bidyut Singha
Sheeba Sharma

2003 saw the first PEERS student residency with graduates from Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi, J.J School of Art, Mumbai, Central University, Hyderabad, M.S University, Baroda and the Government College of Art, Chandigarh. PEERS 2003 was entirely self-funded with assistance from arts organisations such as the Sakshi Gallery, working on a very tight budget, the students lived and worked in New Delhi for 4 weeks.

A residency for students was the first of its kind in India. In an attempt to provide a new space for emerging new voices, it became a great success. Khoj has since applied to and received funding from the Indian Foundation for the Arts (IFA Bangalore) for the next 3 Peers programs.

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