WAA Open Studios
WAA's Open Studios are an opportunity for art enthusiasts to interact with and see the works of the artists in residence. The aim is to encourage dialogue and a deeper understanding of the artists’ processes of making. The practices being shown this year all have an element of interaction, bringing in questions of relational aesthetics and the role of the audience.
The artists taking part this year are: Afrah Shafiq; Inlaks awardee, Sanket Jadia; CALQ 2017 recipients, Pat Dionne and Miki Gringas; Gayatri Kodikal; Ruchi Bakshi Sharma; and curator, Gitanjali Dang and curator, Gitanjali Dang.
What About Art?
WAA is an arts management agency started by French arts manager Eve Lemesle. WAA works within and offers technical expertise to the growing Indian art scene. WAA provides apposite infrastructure to artists for production, fabrication and site installation. The agency also offers expertise to curators, galleries, museums and collectors to set up large exhibitions, public art projects and to maintain collections.
WAA has organised several international artist exchange programs, and handled projects for artists such as Shilpa Gupta, Rashid Rana, William Kentridge, Nikhil Chopra, Tejal Shah, Raymonde April, Sunil Gawde and Charles Freger.
The WAA Residency and Studios offer affordable studio space in the heart of Bandra. Its aim is to support the needs and economies of emerging artists and provides a structure that includes production management and immediate access to the city’s art network. The residency is open to artists working in all fields of visual art.