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Based in Bengaluru, India and London

(b.1996)

 

Lohani's work is concerned with the interrelations of communication and anxiety in the Post-Internet Age. Digitized human communication systems facilitated by social media and human-machine communication made possible by interactive personal assistant systems are important points of inquiry. Recurring themes in her work are politics of communication in the techno-capitalist age, disembodiment, isolation by technology, spirituality and mental health. She is fascinated with life in the urban city, what it means to be human today and the evolving dynamics of intimacy in human relationships.

 

      She works with Drawings on paper, Sound and Voice, Video, and GIF to think through their influence on the everyday human interaction online. Her drawings on paper employ mark-making drawn from her meditation practice. They explore the internal psyche that is affected by the various obsessions of the post-internet world. Her interest lies in the contemporary experience of the mind, body and spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

MFA  2018- 2020, Kingston University, Kingston School of Art, London

BVA 2013-2017, Stella Maris College, Department of Fine Art, Chennai, India

 

 

 

 

SOLO SHOWS

 

2018

It’s a Raw State of Mind, Cholamandal Artist’s Village, Chennai

TWO-PERSON SHOW

2020

I Don't Want to Die Alone, Tasneem Lohani and Leon Watts, Stanley Picker Gallery, London

GROUP SHOWS

2022

Now that the world is ending, Let’s get together, The Wrong Biennale Embassy, 1.Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery

Immerse, Collateral of Mumbai Gallery Weekend, Carpe Arte x Young Art Support, Somaiya Vidyavihar University

See-Saw, Sandbox Collective x Goethe Institut Bangalore, Online

2021

Arebyte Gallery Plug-in Exhibition, Arebyte Gallery, London x The Wrong Biennale Embassy, Online

Now that the world is ending, Let’s get together, The Wrong Biennale Embassy, Online

ConcreteHouse.ART, Ars Electronica x Art Domains x VR-All-Art, Online

With Her, Website exhibition, www.KoKoMo.Space

 

2020

Floor Show, MFA Degree Show, Stanley Picker Gallery, London

Surface: The Online Edit, ArtBuzz India

Sharing is Caring, Self-led Community-based Online Instagram Exhibition and Crit

Saturday Crit, One Project, London

 

2019

There is No New Thing Upon the Earth, Stanley Picker Gallery, London

No Obligation, Solo Presentation, The Swan, London

 

Zerox, Project Space, Kingston School of Art, London

Participant for Yoko Ono: Looking For.. (’Sky Piece for Jesus Christ’), Downing College, Cambridge

Interim Show, The Swan, London

2018

Forced Empathy, Stanley Picker Gallery, London

Goa Affordable Art Fest, Museum of Goa, Goa

2017

Sound room at October Jam, Marāa, Bengaluru

Megaphone Geurilla, Performance, Marāa, Bengaluru

Reciprocity Fest, Kalakshetra, Chennai

Dhuruvangal, BA Degree Show, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai

2016

Design Fest, Chandra Ilango Art Foundation, Melbourne, Australia

Worldwide Art Movement, Art  Maestro Award, International Exhibition, Durbar hall, Kochi

Féte de la Musique, a music festival and Art show, Ambrosia Gallery, Chennai

 

Beyond Frames, a Public Art Festival, World Art Cafe and Rotary Club at Nageshwara Rao Park, Chennai

Chitramela 2016, an International art exhibition, Achalam Art gallery, Chennai  

2015

South Indian Art Show, Chandra Ilango Art Foundation at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai

Nature and Life, Kasturi Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore

Varnajal, painting camp and exhibition, Government College of Arts, Chennai

2014

Mrs. Barbara Sreenivasan Memorial Award for Fine Arts, Kasturi Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore

RESIDENCIES

 

See-Saw Virtual Residency, Sandbox Collective x Goethe Institut Bangalore, 2021

One book Residency, One Project London, London 2020

AWARDS

3rd place, Art installation competition, Reciprocity Fest, 2017, Kalakshetra, Chennai

PUBLICATIONS

"Drop it into the letterbox!.....identity and prejudice old style", MEDIUM, January 17, 2022

"The Wrong Biennale provides hope for a new wave of artists", STIRworld, January 3, 2022 

”Twenty-two-year-old artist Tasneem Lohani ..... solo exhibition”, THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS, August 17, 2018

 

“Where abstract expressions take shape”, THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS, August 1, 2018

“The City’s Sonic Soul”, THE HINDU, October 16, 2017

 

“Art for Change”, THE HINDU,  March 8, 2017

“Social messages via an Art Show in a Public Space”,  INDIAN EXPRESS, April 16, 2016