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

TO BRANCH OUT AND EXPAND
FEATURE ESSAY: DOMUS INDIA


Sumana Roy, Sonia Mehra Chawla & Shruti Barve

The December 2017 issue of DOMUS India brings together excerpts from Sumana Roy's latest book 'How I Became A tree' with the images of photographer Shruti Barve and visual artist Sonia Mehra Chawla, whose works document and address various environmental concerns.

2017

FOR AN IMAGE FASTER THAN LIGHT
THE FIRST YINCHUAN BIENNALE PUBLICATION



PUBLISHED BY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
MOCA YINCHUAN
CHINA

CURATOR:BOSE KRISHNAMACHARI

HARDCOVER, PAGES: 495

2017

EIN WELT IN DER STADT: ZOOLOGISCHE UND BOTANISCHE GARTEN
A WORLD IN THE CITY: ZOOLOGICAL & BOTANICAL GARDENS


Published on the occasion of the comprehensive exhibition at IFA Galerie Stuttgart in 2017, and celebrating 100 years of IFA Germany.

Featured Artists: Jitish Kallat, Sonia Mehra Chawla, Sahej Rahal, Ruth Padel and Shelagh Keeley

Texts: Dr Kaiwan Mehta (Curator), Iris Lenz (Director & Head of IFA), Ruth Padel (writer/author)

Publisher: Institut Fur Auslandsbeziehungen, Germany

2017

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

'SOME THINGS THAT ONLY ART CAN DO-A LEXICON OF AFFECTIVE KNOWLEDGE',




SONIA MEHRA CHAWLA FEATURES IN RAZA FOUNDATION'S 2017 JOURNAL ON CONTEMPORARY ART & CULTURE, EDITED BY NANCY ADAJANIA. MEHRA CHAWLA'S LEXICAL ENTRY IS TITLED 'THE MIND NEVER BURNS ENOUGH'. THE JOURNAL ALSO FEATURES THE ARTISTS' WORK 'RESIDUE' FROM THE YINCHUAN BIENNALE 2016.

THERE ARE 67 CONTRIBUTIONS INCLUDING ENTRIES BY HANS ULRICH OBRIST, RUTH PADEL, BHARTI KHER, DAYANITA SINGH, MITHU SEN, SHILPA GUPTA, VIVAN SUNDARAM, REENA KALLAT, RAVI AGARWAL, GIGI SCARIA & RANJIT HOSKOTE.

'SOME THINGS THAT ONLY ART CAN DO-A LEXICON OF AFFECTIVE KNOWLEDGE', EDITED BY NANCY ADAJANIA, PUBLISHED BY RAZA FOUNDATION IN 2017.

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.

ART INDIA- 'ANTHOLOGY OF EXHIBITIONS' ,VOL XXI, ISSUE II, 2017
PUBLISHED BY ART INDIA PUBLISHING COMPANY PVT LTD

2017

THE WORLDS WITHIN ... WHAT IS FOUND THERE?




THE JUNE-JULY 2017 EDITION OF THE PREMIER INTERNATIONAL DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE 'DOMUS' FEATURES AN EXTENSIVE ARTICLE ON 'A WORLD IN THE CITY: ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANIC GARDENS', ON VIEW AT THE INSTITUT FUR AUSLANDSBEZIEHUNGEN IN STUTTGART, GERMANY.

CURATOR: KAIWAN MEHTA
FEATURED ARTISTS: JITISH KALLAT, SONIA MEHRA CHAWLA, SHELAGH KEELEY, SAHEJ RAHAL & RUTH PADEL

2017

YINCHUAN BIENNALE




THE AUG-SEP 2016 EDITION OF THE BRITISH ART & CULTURE MAGAZINE 'AESTHETICA' FEATURES AN EXTENSIVE ESSAY REVIEW OF SONIA MEHRA CHAWLA'S IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION & VIDEO PROJECT AT YINCHUAN BIENNALE 2016 AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN YINCHUAN, CHINA, CURATED BY BOSE KRISHNAMACHARI.

ARTICLE BY BANSIE VASVANI
YINCHUAN BIENNALE- SEP-DEC 2016

2016

YINCHUAN BIENNALE




SONIA MEHRA CHAWLA'S WORK IS FEATURED IN ART ASIA PACIFIC'S REVIEW OF THE YINCHUAN BIENNALE 2016. BIENNALE REVIEW BY BANSIE VASWANI FOR ART ASIA PACIFIC'S DECEMBER 2016 ISSUE.

2016


‘LIFE IN THE MANGROVES: IMPRESSIONS OF A VULNERABLE ECOSYSTEM’




A RESEARCHED ENVIRONMENTAL STORY BY THE ARTIST PUBLISHED IN THE FORAGER MAGAZINE, 6TH ISSUE, JANUARY 2016

2016


SCAPELANDS




PUBLISHED BY EXHIBIT 320 AND BRITISH COUNCIL INDIA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE ARTISTS.


PUBLICATION INCLUDES A LEAD ESSAY BY RANJIT HOSKOTE AND A CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST GIGI SCARIA.


2015


Ein Baum Ist Ein Baum Ist Ein Baum




PUBLISHED BY BECK & EGGELING KUNSTVERLAG ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE EXHIBITION AT BECK & EGGELING INTERNATIONAL FINE ART, DUSSELDORF.


PUBLICATION INCLUDES ESSAYS BY PROF DR. HERWIG GURATZCH AND KIRSTEN NORDAHL. PRINTED IN GERMANY


2015


THE EMBRYONIC PLANT AND OTHERWORLDS




PUBLISHED BY 10 CHANCERY LANE GALLERY, HONG KONG ON THE OCCASION OF THE ARTISTS’ SOLO PROJECT.


PUBLICATION INCLUDES ESSAYS BY KATIE DE TILLY, VEERANGANAKUMARI SOLANKI AND DEEKSHA NATH. PRINTED IN HONGKONG.


2013

SPELL OF SPILL UTOPIA OF ECOLOGY




CURATED BY VEERANGANAKUMARI SOLANKI.




2013


WAVY BANNERS 2013




PUBLISHED BY ET4U CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ART PROJECTS, WEST JUTLAND, DENMARK, ON THE OCCASION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ART PROJECT 'WAVY BANNERS 2013' AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL 'THE WAVE'


PUBLICATION INCLUDES ESSAYS BY ADRIANE HERMAN AND KLAVS WEISS


2013

METAMORPHOSING FEMALE: ROOTS EMERGE UPWARDS




PUBLISHED BY PALETTE ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI ON THE OCCASION OF THE ARTISTS’ SOLO PROJECT.


PUBLICATION INCLUDES AN ESSAY BY DEEKSHA NATH.


2011

METAMORPHOSING FEMALE: TRANSITION-TRANSFIGURATION




PUBLISHED BY BECK & EGGELING KUNSTERVERLAG ON THE OCCASION OF THE ARTISTS’ SOLO PROJECT AT BECK & EGGELING INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY.


PUBLICATION INCLUDES ESSAYS BY KATJA OTT & GERARD GOODROW.


2011

INDIA AWAKENS: UNDER THE BANYAN TREE




PUBLISHED BY ESSL MUSEUM ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE EXHIBITION PROJECT ‘INDIA AWAKENS: UNDER THE BANYAN TREE’, AT KUNST DER GEGENWART ESSL MUSEUM, KLOSTERNEUBERG, AUSTRIA.


PUBLICATION INCLUDES ESSAYS BY PROF. KARLHEINZ ESSL, DR.ALKA PANDE, ANNA SZOKE, MRIDULA KOSHY AND JYOTI PANDE LAVAKARE. PRINTED IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA.


2010

INDIAN ART: THE NEW INTERNATIONAL SENSATION




A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART, BY DR.ALKA PANDE.


PUBLISHED BY MANJUL PUBLICATIONS, INDIA.


2010

THE KHOJ BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART




PUBLISHED BY KHOJ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ORGANIZATION AND HARPER COLLINS INDIA.


PUBLICATION INCLUDES ESSAY CONTRIBUTIONS BY POOJA SOOD, NANCY ADAJANIA, SHUDDHABRATA SENGUPTA AND GEETA KAPUR.


2010

LO REAL MARAVILLOSO




MARVELOUS REALITY, PUBLISHED ON THE OCCASION OF THE MARVELOUS REALITY EXHIBITION AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL BY GALLERY ESPACE, NEW DELHI.


ESSAYS BY SUNIL MEHRA AND GAYATRI SINHA.


2009

KHOJ 2004-2005




PUBLISHED IN 2008, BY KHOJ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION.


PUBLICATION INCLUDES ESSAY CONTRIBUTIONS BY POOJA SOOD AND NANCY ADAJANIA.

2008

© sonia mehra chawla