# 1: Raghava KK for ARTIGER

POSTED IN | Monday, January 31, 2011

 This tiger was created as part of project ARTIGER.

Artist: Raghava KK
Adopted by Arun Kapur

About the artist:

Raghava KK is a self-taught artist, born in Bangalore, India in 1980. His work has spanned genres as widely disparate as painting, sculpture, installation, film, performance, and even his own wedding.

He started his career in 1997, originally as a cartoonist with Indian national dailies, and over the next 10 years, would reinvent himself to use several different mediums. Raghava’s works have been auctioned by the Queens Museum and Christie’s NY (in an auction curated by the Indo American Arts Council). He has been extensively featured by the Indian and international media and supported and endorsed by numerous celebrities and significant figures in the international art scene.

Recipient of grants such as one from the Robin Hood Foundation to create a permanent exhibition of his works in the Bronx, New York and another from the American India Foundation to premier his performance art piece Anthropomorphism in California, Raghava was most recently invited as a guest by the city of Nimes, France to exhibit his works at the Carre d’Art Musee d’Art Contemporain.

He has lectured and taught at several art institutes, including the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Nimes, France) and the New Hampshire Institute of Art (Manchester, NH, USA).

He lives and works both in the US and India. 

To know more about ARTIGER visit http://artiger.org/home.html or join the ARTIGER group on Facebook.

Tracing the Tiger

POSTED IN | Saturday, January 22, 2011

I had written about ARTIGER, a public art initiative to save the tiger, in my previous post.

The project got 50 prominent Indian artists to paint life size fibre glass sculptures of the Royal Bengal Tiger that were then auctioned to raise money for tiger conservation. 

The artists that are part of this initiative are:

• Akshay Rathore
• Amitesh Shrivastava
• Anandjit Ray
• Aneesh Kr 
• Anjum Singh 
• Antonio E Costa
• Arunashu Chowdhury 
• Arzan Khambatta 
• Asim Waqif 
• B.M. Kamath 
• Baaraan Ijlal 
• Binoy Varghese
• Bonny Hazuria 
• Chittrovanu Mazumdar
• Debanjan Roy 
• Devang M. Anglay 
• Dilip Chabisa 
• Farhad Husain 
• G.R Iranna 
• Jenny Bhatt 
• Kartik Sood 
• Kournudi Patil 
• Kumar Kanti Sen
• Kumaresan 
• Lalit Vikamshi 
• Madhvi Parekh 
• Mahesh Baliga 
• Manu Parekh 
• Mekhala Bahl 
• Mike Knowles 
• Mithu Sen 
• Nandita Kumar
• Paresh Maity 
• Pooja Iranna 
• Prathap Modi 
• Priti Kahar 
• Priyanka Dasgupta 
• Pushkar Thakur 
• Rajesh Ram 
• Rambali Chauhan 
• Ravi Joshi 
• Rekha Rodwitya 
• Rohit Chawla 
• Samar Jodha 
• Saravanan
• Seema Kohli 
• Sharmi Chowdhury 
• Shreyas Karle 
• Siddharta Karwal
• Suhasini Kejriwal 
• Sujata Bajaj 
• Sunil Padwal 
• Surajit Sarkar 
• Tanmoy Samanta 
• Trishla Jain 
• Vivek Vilasini 

To know more about ARTIGER visit http://artiger.org/home.html or join the ARTIGER group on Facebook.

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