Saviya Lopes

Saviya Lopes lives and works in Vasai, Bombay, India.

She recently graduated from Rachna Sansad Academy of Fine Art, and is the youngest participating artist at Clark House Initiative where she is currently a co-director.

Lopes’ graduating research thesis took form of a confession in which she confronts various identities. She often works with the histories of the place in which she lives as well as with her own family archives; drawing upon activities such as tapestry weaving by her grandmother as manifestations of dissent.

Recent solo and group exhibitions include a pop-up show at Clark House Initiative, Bombay; Dakar Biennale; Historica - Republican Aesthetics at IMMA, Ireland; and Stories My country told me, Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju Biennale, all 2016; Gondwana Series - An intervention at Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2017. She participated as a visiting speaker at the Asia Art Space, Network Asia, Korea.

Saviya Lopes, Yes, she is a Virgin !!, 2016
Thread and adhesive on wood, 3 x 1.7 x 1.7 inches
Photo: Yogesh Barve. © Saviya Lopes. Courtesy of the artist.


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