Rekha Rodwittiya | Love Done Right Can Change the World
26 February – 18 March 2016 | D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
The solo exhibition Love Done Right Can Change the World by artist Rekha Rodwittiya brings together a collection of works which take forward her continuous efforts in talking about issues of body, gender and self representation. At the centre of Rekha’s practice is the engagement with ideas and notions of identity.
Rekha’s practice is rooted in ritualistic narratives of the feminine, articulating thus the ontology of the feminine as represented in the form of the body. A staunch feminist, it is in the painted landscape of the monumental feminine that she navigates the trajectory of the gender politic through sometimes the personal and at other times the mundane.
Rekha Rodwittiya was born in Bangalore in 1958. She studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts at MSUniversity of Baroda in 1981, continuing her studies in the same at the Royal College of Art, London after winning the prestigious Inlaks scholarship in 1982. Since then, Rodwittiya has been been a conscientious representative of contemporary Indian art both nationally and internationally.
Her extensive body of work has been included in exhibitions at the Grey Art Gallery, New York (1985), the VI International Triennial, New Delhi (1986), and in shows including India in Switzerland: Six Young Contemporaries, Geneva (1987), Inside Out: Women Artists of India, U.K. (1994-5), 18.104.22.168.5… In the Line of Fire, Ahmedabad (2009) and Long Gone & Living Now, Gallerie Mirchandani + Steinreucke, Mumbai (2009).
Furthermore, she has held more than twenty solo exhibitions since 1982, and has shown in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Venice, Stockholm and most recently at the Aicon Gallery in New York. She has also lectured on contemporary Indian art at the invitation of several institutions and has participated in residencies in Sweden, France, the United States and the U.K.
Rekha Rodwittiya currently lives and works in Baroda.