Ranjeeta Kumari

Ranjeeta Kumari was born in Mokama, Bihar, India. She lives and works in Bombay, India.

Kumari is a conceptual artist whose practice is anchored in visual experiments through which she questions the aesthetics of labour, displacement and migration. Using photography and found objects, her concern is to create a visual identity of the marginalised.

She received her BA in painting from the College of Arts and Crafts, Patna, India, in 2008. She then moved to Delhi with a junior fellowship awarded by the Government of India. In 2016 she graduated with a Masters in Fine Art (Research Programme) from the School of Humanities and Social Science, Shiv Nadar University, India.

Selected solo exhibitions include Labour of the Unseen - Nihilism in Craft; River with a Thousand Holes; Guadeloupe Oriental, at Clark House Clark House Initiative, Bombay; and Stories My Country Told Me, ACC, Gwangju, South Korea.

Recent group exhibitions include And I Laid Traps for Troubadours, a collaboration between Kadist Art Foundation, Paris & Clark House Initiative, Bombay, 2014. In 2012 she was part of the Sarai Reader 09, a nine-month exhibition at the Devi Art Foundation curated by Raqs Media Collective.

Kumari has been shortlisted for a Pernod Ricard Fellowship at Villa Vassilieff, Paris.

Ranjeeta Kumari, Poetry of Resistance, 2018
Watercolour and cotton sari cloth on paper, 28 x 38 cm
Courtesy of the artist


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