Jeebesh Bagchi



Jeebesh Bagchi, along with Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta, is a member of Raqs Media Collective. Raqs Media Collective enjoys playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, and sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. In 2000, Raqs Media Collective co-founded the Sarai initiative at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi, and the Sarai Reader Series, which they edited until 2013. The collective received the Multitude Art Prize in 2013.

Exhibitions curated by Raqs Media Collective include ‘The Rest of Now’ (Manifesta 7, Bolzano, 2008), Sarai Reader 09 (Gurugram, 2012-13), INSERT2014 (New Delhi, 2014) and most recently ‘Why Not Ask Again’ (Shanghai Biennale 2016-2017).

Their work has been exhibited at Documenta, the Venice, Sao Paulo, Manifesta, Istanbul, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei Biennales. A retrospective, ‘With an Untimely Calendar’ was held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, in 2014-2015. Other solo shows at museums include at the Isabella Gardner Museum (Boston 2012), CA2M (Madrid 2014), MUAC (Mexico City 2015), Tate Exchange (London 2016), Foundacion Proa (Buenos Aires 2015), Laumeier Sculpture Park (St Louis 2016), and the Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester 2017). Raqs Media Collective's solo Everything Else Is Ordinary is currently on view at K21 Museum, Dusseldorf.