Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Biography


About: 
Kavita Singh Kale (Born 1979, Himachal Pradesh, India) studied Painting from College of Art, Delhi University and Animation film design from National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad, India. Kavita is a Trasnmedia Artist currently based in New Delhi.

People around- strangers, acquaintance, family and friends are the building blocks for her narratives. She builds stories around individuals by closely observing them and creating microcosmic environment of barest minimal- essentials. She is a co-founder of an interdisciplinary art and design studio called Underground Worm which encapsulates clusters of interventions of Art, Design, Science and Technology. Kavita's artistic explorations have turned into commercial design projects that have been showcased in national and international literature, art, design and film festivals; museums and galleries.



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CV

Education:
PG Animation Film Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad (2001-2004)
BFA Painting, College of Art, New Delhi (1997-2001)

Work Experience:
2009-Present:
Co-Founder and Creative Director, Underground Worm Studio, Delhi
Doing self-exploration through art and design that gets extended to prospective commercial projects in the area of Broadcast Design specializing in Channel Branding, Show Packaging, Promos, Music Videos, TVC and short films

2008-09: Senior Producer On-Air-Promos, BIG Broadcasting, Mumbai
Was involved in the launch of BIG Broadcasting channels like Big Magic

2005-07: Deputy Producer On-Air-Promos, STAR News (MCCS), Mumbai
While working for Star News, was involved in the launch of Star Anando and handled On-Air-Promotions for Star News and Star Anando

2004-05: Designer, Famous House of Animation, Mumbai
Designed studio's website and worked on few TVCs
 
2004: Film Director, Rammohan Biographics, Mumbai
Worked with Mr. Ram Mohan and directed a short film for Films Divisions

2003: Industrial training On-Air-Promos, Channel V, Mumbai
Worked on various projects during the Pop Star 2003 season.

Teaching:
:Visiting Faculty-Film and Animation, Pearl School of Design, New Delhi
:Visiting Faculty-MA Animation, AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi  

Awards and Honors
:PromaxBDA World- Gold, New York, USA
:PromaxBDA India- Gold, Mumbai, India
:First Prize, Indian Documentary Producers' Association, Mumbai, India
:PromaxBDA India- Silver, India
:Silver Conch (International), Mumbai International Film Festival, India
:Darsana National Book Award- Best Children's book production, Kerala, India
:PromaxBDA World- Bronze, New York, USA
:UnBox Labs British Council Fellowship, India
:Nominee-Best colourist -My Facebook Friends at Comic Con Award, Delhi, India
:Finalist- The British Council India Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) Awards

Residencies: 
:Can Serrat International Art Centre Residency, Barcelona, Spain'15 
:UnBox Labs British Council Fellowship Residency, NID, Ahmedabad, India'14 
:Eco Stroke art camp/residency, Marykulam, India'12   
:The WhyNot Place Residency, Arts.I, Religare Gallery, New Delhi India'10

Solo exhibitions: 
:WHO WE ARE, Apparao Gallery and Lodhi, New Delhi, India'14    
:Visual Diary, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, India'09  

Film and Literature Festivals:
:Bookaroo Literature Festival, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India'16    
:Chandigarh Children's Literature Festival, Chandigarh, India'15
:Animation Film Festival, Gothe Institut, Chennai, India'14
:VINO Fest, Mumbai, India'14  
:The Writer's Bug Literature Festival, Mumbai, India'13  
:Sakal Bookaroo Literature Festival, Sambhaji Park, Pune, India'13    
:Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival, New Delhi, India'08  
:SIGGRAPH Asia Film Festival, Singapore'08 
:Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Annecy, France'08 
:9th Mumbai International Film Festival, Mumbai, '06
:NID Film Festival, Ahmedabad, India'06
:6th Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, New York, USA'06 
:Golden Elephant International Film Festival, Hyderabad, India'05
:Nova Cinema Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium'05
:Anifest India Film Festival, Mumbai, India'05

Exhibition and Auction: 
2016
:Habitat Photosphere, Art in the Metro - Jor Bagh Metro Station, New Delhi, India
:Book Illustration exhibition, Doodle Festival, Noida, India
:West meets East, Galeriile de Artă, Focsani, Romania
:Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG) exhibition, Asian Festival of Children's Content, Singapore
:West meets East, Biblioteca Judeţeană “Marin Preda”, Alexandria, Romania
 

2015
:West meets East, National Association for Visual Arts Contemporary & National University of Arts Bucharest, Romania
:Inaugural Auction 2015, ArtDeal Auction House, New Delhi, India
:Open Studio, Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain

2014
:Woman Times, Korean Cultural Center, New Delhi, India

:Future cities- UnBox Festival, IGNCA, New Delhi, India
:BOOKART, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, India 
:Hanji Plus, Korean Cultural Center, New Delhi, India
:ALTER-NATIVES OF MAINSTREAM ART, Artspeaks India, New Delhi, India

2013
:R.A.P.E., Art Bull, New Delhi, India
:Art for Life, The Lalit Kala Akademi , New Delhi, India
 
2012
:New India Designscape, Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy
:Video Wednesday II, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
:Small is Big, Durbar Hall Gallery, Kochi, India
:Now Asia Contemporary, Uijeongbu Arts Center, Seoul, Korea 
:The Speaking House,  Durbar Hall Gallery, Kochi, India

:ASYAAF, Hongik museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
:United Art Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India 
:West meets East, National Museum of Art, Constanta, Romania
:Roti Kapda Makaan, Ojas Art, New Delhi, India
:Circling the Confluence, Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
:Dramatics of Diverse Interpretation/Perspectives, Art Konsult, New Delhi, India

2011
:A4 Arple, Gallery Ragini, New Delhi, India
:Art Bull Autumn Auction, Art Konsult, New Delhi, India 
:Altered Perception, The Diesel Store, Mumbai, India
:New Indian Film and Animation, ICA Gallery, LASALLE, Singapore
:Thinking Spaces, Exhibit 320, New Delhi, India
:VAF@The Guild, The Guild, Mumbai, India

2010
:Film Festival, Hera Gallery, Rhode Island, USA
:The Transforming State, Religare Arts.I, New Delhi, India
:The Infinite Form of Rainbows, The Viewing Room, Mumbai, India

:Asian festival of Children’s Content, BIG, The Arts House, Singapore
 
Children's Books:
:Goodnight India (Illustrator), Goodnight Books
:Spot! (Illustrator), Pratham Books, Storyweaver
:17 Seen Unseen (Author and Illustrator), UNESCO MGIEP
:Dungi Dance (Illustrator), Tulika Publishers
:Ari (Illustrator), Tulika Publishers 
:Bluie’s world (Author and Illustrator), Pratham Books and Storyweaver
:The Mysteries Series (Illustrator), Rupa Publications
:Ranganna (Illustrator), Tulika Publishers
:My Facebook Friends (Author and Illustrator), Tulika Publisher
:Grade 3 Art Project Book (Illustrator), Art1st
:Jalebi Curls (Illustrator), Tulika Publisher
:Looking Around (Illustrator), NCERT
:Brahma’s Butterfly (Illustrator), Tulika Publisher
:Chham Chham Payal (Illustrator), ILFS and UNICEF
:Pavo Cavo (Illustrator), Tulika Publisher
:Ashoka’s Dairy (Illustrator), ILFS
:Avneet Aunty’s Mobile Phone (Author and Illustrator), Tulika Publisher
:Bheet (Illustrator), Avehi-Abacus Project
:Polio (Illustrator), ILFS and UNICEF

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