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.
Sharjah Revisited: The Soft State amidst the Hard Edges of the Middle East by Gayatri Sinha
In Conversation with Sheikha Hoor by Gayatri Sinha
Tributes to Gieve Patel (1940-2023) by Nilima Sheikh, Sudhir Patwardhan, Anju Dodiya and Aditi Singh
Brunei Gallery and Mosaic Rooms Exhibition Reviews from London by Virginia Whiles
The Many Faces of Rocketganj by Vasudha Chatterjee
An Other Place by Latika Gupta
Ecological Ruminations: Ravi Agarwal by Amrita Gupta Singh
Ecologising the ‘Human’ by Ravi Agarwal
Flux: Dystopia, Utopia, Heterotopia by Ravi Agarwal