HENCE (UN) PROVEN
REFLECTIONS ON ART AND SCIENCE


Looking back over 10 years of Art and Science programmes at Khoj, the latest publication Hence (un)Proven pulls together talk transcripts, interviews, critical writing and artist concept notes. The first in a series of publications, this book has been edited by Aparna Uppaluri and assistant edited by Mila Samdub.

Published by Khoj International Artists' Association, India.
Supported by Wellcome Trust UK / DBT India Alliance.

2018

FUTURE IMAGINARIES: FOR WHEN THE WORLD FEELS LIKE HEARTBREAK


In her essay for the Jan-June issue of Take Magazine (India) on Ecology, writer, researcher,and ecological theorist Heather Davis writes about the sustained practices of three artists in India: Sonia Mehra Chawla, Ravi Agarwal and Navjot Altaf which draw upon Indigenous and subaltern knowledges to articulate and create works that are collectively driven.

HEATHER DAVIS
2017

Published in Take 'Ecology'
Volume 3, Issue 1, January-June 2017

2017

ON TURNING TOWARD: CRITICAL MEMBRANE


Heather Davis looks at the work of Sonia Mehra Chawla, as part of her look into 'Four Figures of Climate Change' for Theo Westenberger Estate, July 2017.

HEATHER DAVIS
2017

Published by Theo Westenberger Estate in July 2017

2017

AND THE MIND NEVER BURNS ENOUGH....
CONTEMPLATIONS ON LAND-SCAPE AS A STATE OF MIND
BY SONIA MEHRA CHAWLA




PUBLISHED IN:
SOME THINGS THAT ONLY ART CAN DO-A LEXICON OF EFFECTIVE KNOWLEDGE
EDITED BY NANCY ADAJANIA
PUBLISHED BY RAZA FOUNDATION INDIA

2017

WASTE LANDS



Meera Menezes writes about Sonia Mehra Chawla's recent work from the Critical Membrane series that was showcased at the Yinchuan Biennale in China in 2016, and in a solo presentation of her work at New Delhi's Exhibit 320 in 2017.

MEERA MENEZES
2017

Published in the June-July 2017 issue of Art India- 'Anthology Of Exhibitions' (Volume XXI, issue II, Quarter II, 2017)
Art India is the premier contemporary art magazine of India

'MOVING INWARDS: BONE TREES & FLUID SPACES'



Notes on Sonia Mehra Chawla's work for 'A World in the City: Zoological and Botanic Gardens' at the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, IFA) Stuttgart, Germany.

KAIWAN MEHTA
2017

Published in the June-July edition of the premier Design and Architecture magazine 'DOMUS'

CRITICAL MEMBRANE
AN INTRODUCTION TO SONIA MEHRA CHAWLA'S CURRENT PROJECT



RANJIT HOSKOTE
2016


YINCHUAN BIENNALE 2015
'FOR AN IMAGE FASTER THAN LIGHT'
REVIEW ESSAY ON SONIA MEHRA CHAWLA'S PROJECT



Bansie Vaswani
2016

Published in the British art & culture magazine 'Aesthetica', September 2016


EIN BAUM IST EIN BAUM IST EIN BAUM
NOTES ON THE TREE IN CONTEMPORARY ART



KIRSTEN NORDAHL
2016

Published by Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf, Germany, on the occassion of the comprehensive exhibition 'Ein Baum Ist Ein Baum Ist Ein Baum' curated by Curated by Dr Prof. Herwig Guratzch & Kirsten Nordahl IN 2015


MYSTERY AND INQUIRY
REFLECTIONS ON SONIA MEHRA CHAWLA'S 'SCAPELANDS'



RANJIT HOSKOTE
2015

Published by Exhibit 320 & British Council India on the occasion of the artists' solo exhibition 'Scapelands' in 2015


LUCID DREAMS AND FLUID SPACES
SONIA MEHRA CHAWLA IN CONVERSATION WITH GIGI SCARIA



2015

Published by Exhibit 320 & British Council India on the occasion of the artists' solo exhibition 'Scapelands' in 2015


BIOMORPHICS OF EVOLUTION



VEERANGANAKUMARI SOLANKI
2013

Published by 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong on the occasion of the artists' solo exhibition 'The Embryonic Plant & Otherworlds' in 201


THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS
DESIRE & DESTRUCTION; SHADOW & LIGHT; LIVING & DYING



MAYA KOVSKAYA
2012

Essay by curator Maya Kovskaya for the comprehensive exhibition 'The Secret Life of Plants', Perspectives from India, China and Iran, at Exhibit 320, New Delhi


BORN OF WATERY REALMS AND FUSING CELLS;
A FEW THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE BIOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE



DEEKSHA NATH
2011

PPublished by Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi and Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldoef on the occasion of the artists' solo exhibition 'Metamorphosing Female' in India and Germany.


CURATORIAL THOUGHTS BEHIND 'INDIA AWAKENS: UNDER THE BANYAN TREE'



ALKA PANDE
2010

Published by Kunst Der Gegenwart Essl Museum, Austria on the occasion of the comprehensive exhibition 'India Awakens: Under The Banyan Tree' on Contemporary art practices in India.


LO REAL MARAVILLOSO
MARVELOUS REALITY



SUNIL MEHRA
2009

Published by Gallery Espace on the occasion of the comprehensive exhibition 'Lo Real Maravilloso: Marvelous Reality' curated by Sunil Mehra, and Marvelous Reality Cultural Festival, New Delhi
Art Exhibition presented by Gallery Espace, supported by Savara Foundation for The Arts
Cultural Festival co-curated by Navtej Johar & Sunil Mehra, supported by The Abhyas Art Initiative


LO REAL MARAVILLOSO
MARVELOUS REALITY



GAYATRI SINHA
2009

Published by Gallery Espace on the occasion of the comprehensive exhibition 'Lo Real Maravilloso: Marvelous Reality' curated by Sunil Mehra, and Marvelous Reality Cultural Festival, New Delhi
Art Exhibition presented by Gallery Espace, supported by Savara Foundation for The Arts
Cultural Festival co-curated by Navtej Johar & Sunil Mehra, supported by The Abhyas Art Initiative


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