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.
Review of DAG’s The Babu & The Bazaar by Meera Menezes
Retrospectives on Pablo Picasso and Faith Ringgold at the Musée Picasso by Virginia Whiles
Aziz Hazara and Soumya Sankar Bose at Experimenter, Kolkata by Shan Bhattacharya
Review of Rhizome: Tracing Ecocultural Identities by Neerja Deodhar
Review of The Planetary King: Humayun Padshah by Umara Zainab
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