FICA, in collaboration with Inlaks, is pleased to announce that Karthik KG has been selected as the recipient of the FICA Inlaks Goldsmiths Scholarship 2015 - 2016.
As the recipient of this scholarship Karthik will participate in the one year M.Res. programme in Curatorial/Knowledge course at Goldsmiths, University of London. The programme takes place within the world's only dedicated PhD programme for advanced contemporary curatorial research. It provides a profound grounding in a variety of relevant theoretical knowledges and offers a unique meeting ground for a network of internationally active curators.
Karthik's proposal titled Coded Objects and Code Objects: Cartography, Causality, Curation impressed the jury which consisted of members from FICA, INLAKS and Goldsmiths. The final round of selection was undertaken by Prof Irit Rogoff and Prof Stefan Noworty at the Curatorial/Knowledge Programme.
"The jury was impressed by Karthik's thoughtful approach to an investigation into the increasing importance of codes and algorithms in contemporary societies. With their impact ranging from the everyday use of digital technologies to new modes of knowledge production, codes and 'coded objects' also pose a series of new curatorial challenges. Karthik's research project thus promises to precisely address the conjunctions that Curatorial/Knowledge endeavors to explore."
The FICA Inlaks Goldsmiths Scholarship is a collaboration that makes available an opportunity for an Indian scholar/curator to participate in the M.Res in Curatorial/Knowledge course at Goldsmiths, University of London. The scholarship supports a potential Indian candidate with an interest in the curatorial both as the practice of exhibition making and putting various things on display, but even more in the curatorial as a system of knowledge production, of the different assemblages of knowledge that curating as a working principle has brought into the field.
Inlaks and FICA will together fund the recipient's participation in the MRes in Curatorial/Knowledge programme. This includes tuition fees, flight, visa fees and health insurance, stipend for living in London for the one year of the course starting September 21, 2015 until September 30, 2016.
Karthik KG has completed his M.A. in Visual Arts from the Ambedkar University, New Delhi, in 2014, and holds a B.E. in Electrical and Electronics from KLN College of Engineering, Anna University, Madurai. Between 2005 and 2011 he worked at Tata Consultancy as System Analyst and Team Coordinator. Other than participating in various group shows at Ambedkar University, his project proposal made in collaboration with Aryakrishnan as part of 'New Models on the Common Ground' for re-imagining the public space of Dara Shikoh Library was exhibited as part of INSERT2014, curated by RAQS Media Collective (2014). Other participation in the same year include Identity Control, curated by Julia Villasenor Bell, at Vadehra Art Gallery, stutter in your eloquence, at BC Gallery, Mattenchery, Kochi, curated by juggleheads (Karthik, Aruna, Aryan, Shivangi), and Pepper House Residency Show, as a part of Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014.
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