session 1

Fungi ⇄ Firmament - Drawings from the Field

by Rohini Devasher

on Friday, 5th July 2024
at 6:00 pm IST
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Devasher is an artist and an amateur astronomer. For the SEA conversation, Devasher will share drawing based work that maps the complexities of ecology, cosmology, and technology viewed through the twin lenses of wonder and the strange/horror. At the core of this is a recognition of the entanglement of relationships in the natural world, but also of the deep strangeness created by their collisions and fusion. The theoretical grounding of her work draws from the history of science, astronomy, philosophy and speculative fiction.


Devasher’s work has been shown at the Minnesota Street Project Foundation, San Francisco (2024), Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco (2024), Kunsthalle Bern, (2024), Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht, Netherlands (2024), Museum Tai Kwun Contemporary (2023), Collegium Helveticum, Zurich (2023), Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi (2023), Rubin Museum of Art in New York (2021–22); the Sea Art Festival in Busan, South Korea (2021); the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts (2021); Kunst Leuven City Festival in Belgium (2021); Sharjah Biennial 14(2019) among others.

Devasher is the first Indian artist to be honored by Deutsche Bank as 'Artist of the Year' for 2024-25. In 2023 she dual resident in Arts at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland, and at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR) in Bengaluru, India.

This is an online lecture series, supported by the Urban Centre Mumbai. It is free and open to everyone across the world.