Ravi Agarwal is an artist, environmental activist, writer and curator. He has pursued an art practice integrally with his other pursuits. He is the founder of the well known Indian NGO Toxics Link and has been internationally awarded for his work. 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 ongoing) 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.
World Mother at Central Park by Gayatri Sinha
Lyon Biennale 2022 by Virginia Whiles
Resistance of the Everyday Kind
Comics, Cartoons and the Politics of Censorship in Digital India by Debanjana Nayek
Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles 2022 by Virginia Whiles
An Other Place by Latika Gupta
Ecological Ruminations: Ravi Agarwal by Amrita Gupta Singh
Flux: Dystopia, Utopia, Heterotopia by Ravi Agarwal
"The natural landscape has either become a repository of waste, or the provider of capital."
The Desert of the Anthropocene by Critical Collective