Ayesha Singh Flag (Torn), 2010 Metal 24 x 36 in 61 x 91.4 cm
Nature Morte presents an online exhibition of new works by Ayesha Singh. Ayesha Singh’s practice questions the hierarchies of socio-political power that are often associated with architecture and the many histories it can embody—those that are perpetuated and those that are omitted by time, or often design.
Within Contradiction pursues these conversations through public and private spaces in India’s capital city, New Delhi, where Singh grew up. The works respond to current discourses around the significance of architecture as the evidence of power, authority and change. Singh has spent the last year developing a new series of works that employ the visual vocabulary of familiar symbols, to reflect on the shifts that continuously shape the nation as we know it.
About The Artist
Ayesha Singh (b. New Delhi, India) completed her MFA in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and BFA from the Slade School of Fine Art. She has exhibited solo and group shows worldwide including at The Sculpture Park Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort, Rajasthan, India (2018–20); Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China (2018); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2017); Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, USA (2017); Casa de Dona Gisele, Curitiba, Brazil (2015); and at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (2014). Singh was recently awarded the Emerging Artist of the Year award from India Today (2020); and has won the Ellies Creator Award from Oolite Arts (former Art Centre/South Florida), USA (2018–19); the Civil Society Institute Fellowship at Vermont Studio Centre, USA (2018); and the Science & Culture Initiative Grant from the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2017-18). Her work is a part of public collections including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, and The Partition Museum, India. Singh is also the co-founder of Art Chain India—a peer-support movement for visual artists living and working in the subcontinent.
Ayesha Singh Flag (Wrapped), 2020 metal and digital print on cotton 24 x 36 in Flag
61 x 91.4 cm Flag 20 x 227 in Column 50.8 x 576.6 cm Column