Jeebesh Bagchi

BY CSMI STAFF WRITER

Jeebesh Bagchi is an Indian Asian Modern & Contemporary artist who was born in 1965.Numerous key galleries and museums such as Museum De Lakenhal have featured Jeebesh Bagchi’s work in the past. Jeebesh Bagchi has been featured in articles for HyperallergicOcula and New York Times. The most recent article is Tai Kwun Contemporary Showcases ‘Portals, Stories, and Other Journeys’ written for ArtDaily in April 2021.

Bagchi, along with Monica Narula and Shuddha Sengupta, is a member of Raqs Media Collective. Raqs Media Collective enjoys playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, and sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. They create installations, make videos, photographs, print and online works, play with archival traces, make exhibitions and art interventions in public spaces, write essays, enact lecture-performances, engage with pedagogical procedures, edit books, design events, and foster collaborations. They have worked with architects, scholars, coders, writers, designers, translators, performers, artists, curators and theatre directors, and founded processes that have become an influential force in contemporary intellectual and cultural life. In 2000, Raqs co-founded the Sarai initiative at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi, and the Sarai Reader Series, which they edited until 2013. They have been invited to teach in many institutions and self-organized initiatives. Raqs received the Multitude Art Prize in 2013.