Connect : Chickpet Revisited

About the Project

Connect is a curated archive of the city, that is mobile and will expand. It functions as a laboratory that will encourage diverse ways of seeing and connecting the city and its people. A catalyst for creative collaborations, triggering memories of the past in the present, Connect is an open-ended conversation about the city and its people. Past realities are unearthed to create a subjective collage of facts that are interrelated through content or activate new associations in the contemporary context. The process of weeding information, picking potential content and harvesting interesting narratives connect the dots.

Suresh Jayaram

Suresh Jayaram is a visual artist, trained as an art historian, arts administrator and a curator from Bangalore. He is the Founder of 1.Shanhtiroad Studio, an international artist’s Residency. He is currently involved in art practice, urban mapping, archiving, curation and arts education. His keen interest in environmental and urban developmental issues influence his work. He taught Art History at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, the College of Fine Arts in Bangalore and later went on to become the Dean from 2005-2007. He obtained his BFA in painting from the College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat 1990 and MFA from M.S.University, Baroda in 1992 in Art Criticism. 

Co-Facilitator: Arvind Venkatadri

Artist's Note

I’m a pakka Bangalorean, there is no Bangalore without the core. Chikpete is the core, the heart of the city and it actually identifies everything about the city.


Aanchal Aggarwal, Alina Akeel, Anjali Arun, Dakshata Khanna, Kavatkar Madhura Mahesh, Mallika Dalmia, Varshini G

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