KYTA

A TRAVEL AND ART EXPERIMENT

COMMUNITY 


 

Since its inception in 2014, KYTA has hosted 80+ experimental artists (in 2019) from different parts of India and from all 6 continents working across a wide array of disciplines. With each edition, the attempt has been to bring together a mix of practices, styles, experience, and cultures for horizontal and vertical spread of skills, process and knowledge.

 

The community has grown organically over the years through recommendations from past artists and team members besides the curatorial network. Resident artists have also returned to the program as visiting artists or crew unravelling layers of their connection. 

We are grateful to all the artists and all those who made their presence possible to share their thoughts, ideas and actions that will continue to brew in our growing community. 

RESIDENT ARTISTS 

Click on the photos to explore the artist's profile 

 SEBASTIEN LEMONON 

(NETHERLANDS)

VINYL MONTAGES

Resident 2018 

 POONAM JAIN 

(INDIA)

<VISUAL ART, SCULPTURE, INSTALLATIONS>

Resident 2018 

 ABI JOY SAMUEL 

(UK)

FASHION

AND VISUAL ART

Resident 2018 

 MARLENE HAUSSEGER 

(AUSTRIA)

INSTALLATION / LAND ART

Resident 2018 

 ALINE VEILLAT 

(SWITZERLAND)

<SOIL ECOSYSTEMS>

Resident 2018 

 ABHISHEK PANDAY 

(INDIA)

<SCULPTURE>

Resident 2018 

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 VIVEK CHOCKALINGAM 

(INDIA)

INSTALLATION ART

Resident 2018 

 SMRUTHI ESWAR 

(INDIA)

VISUAL ART

Resident 2018 

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 ALEXIS CICCIU 

(ITALY)

<PERFORMANCE>

Resident 2018 

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 SARAH BAHR 

(FRANCE)

<POETRY AND THEATRE>

Resident 2018 

 GREGORY CHAPUISAT 

(SWITZERLAND)

LAND ART

Resident 2017 

 SIMON WUNDERLICH 

(SWITZERLAND)

INSTALLATION ART

Resident 2017 

 MIRJAM SPOOLDER 

(SWITZERLAND)

<FASHION / TEXTILE>

Resident 2017 

 MARGARITA KENNEDY 

(SWITZERLAND)

<DANCE / THEATRE>

Resident 2017 

 JAEHONG JO 

(SOUTH KOREA)

<VISUAL ART>

Resident 2017 

 SEOLAE LEE 

(SOUTH KOREA)

INSTALLATION ART

Resident 2017

 IKKYUN SHIN 

(SOUTH KOREA)

<INSTALLATION ART>

Resident 2017 

 HYEJIN SHIN 

(SOUTH KOREA)

<VISUAL ART>

Resident 2017 

 JUHEE LEE 

(SOUTH KOREA)

<CRITIQUE / WRITING>

Resident 2017 

 SHAILESH BR 

(INDIA)

<SCULPTURE, PAINTING 

AND INSTALLATION ART>

Resident 2017 

 AKASH SHARMA 

(INDIA)

<SOUND ARCHITECTURE>

Resident 2017 

 snehal thomas 

(INDIA)

<sound architecture>

Resident 2017 

 ABHINAV MISHRA 

(INDIA)

architecture

Resident 2017 

 ayesha hassanwalia 

(INDIA)

dance / movement

Resident 2017 

 atia sen 

(INDIA)

<installation art>

Resident 2017

 gaurav godkhindi 

(india)

music

Resident 2017 

 MARIA CUKOR 

(SLOVAKIA)

CRAFT AND PERFORMANCE

Resident 2016 

 FARAH MULLA 

(INDIA)

SOUND / INSTALLATION ART

Resident 2016 

 SHARATH NARAYAN 

(INDIA)

<MUSIC>

Resident 2016 

 SERGIO RACANATI 

(ITALY)

<SOCIAL COMMENTARY>

Resident 2016 

 HARSHA DURUGADDA 

(INDIA)

<SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATION ART>

Resident 2016 

 NADINE BALDOW 

(GERMANY)

INSTALLATION ART

Resident 2016

 ROHAN JOGLEKAR 

(INDIA)

<VISUAL ART>

Resident 2016 

 SACHIN SHETTY 

(INDIA)

<VISUAL ART AND MUSIC>

Resident 2016 

 SAM HEESEN 

(USA)

<OPTICS>

Resident 2016 

 JO VOYSEY 

(SOUTH AFRICA)

PHARMACOLOGICAL ART

Resident 2016

 MRINAL BAHUKHANDI 

(INDIA)

<FILM AND OPTICS>

Resident 2015 

 SUMAIYA SAYED 

(INDIA)

<VISUAL ART>

Resident 2015 

 ADITI KULKARNI 

(INDIA)

NEW MEDIA

Resident 2015 

 VINNY BHAGAT 

(INDIA)

AUDIO-VISUAL SYNTHESIS

Resident 2015 

 JEANNE BERBINAU AUBRY 

(FRANCE)

VISUAL AND INSTALLATION ART

Resident 2015 

 LAURA O'RORKE 

(FRANCE)

PERFORMANCE DESIGN

Resident 2015 

 ANMARI WILI 

(SWITZERLAND)

<MUSIC AND THEATRE>

Resident 2015 

 SACHIN PILLAI 

(INDIA)

<FILM>

Resident 2014 

 AMEET SINGH 

(INDIA)

<ARCHITECTURE>

Resident 2014 

 MEGHA KATYAL 

(INDIA)

<WOVEN ART>

Resident 2014

 RASHI JAIN 

(INDIA)

<POTTERY / SCULPTURE>

Resident 2014 

 WEI CHING-JU 

(TAIWAN)

<DANCE AND THEATRE>

Resident 2014 

 EMILE DEGORCE 

(FRANCE)

<SCULPTURE>

Resident 2014 

 ALEC SCHACHNER 

(VIETNAM)

<LINGUISTICS AND MUSIC>

Resident 2014 

 DAMIAN LINOSSI 

(ARGENTINA)

<VISUAL ART>

Resident 2014 

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 alejandro komori 

(mexico)

<VISUAL ART / dance>

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 SANAYA ARDESHIR 

(INDIA)

MUSIC

Resident 2014

 STEPHANIE MANRIQUE 

(MEXICO)

<FILM>

Resident 2015 

 CHARLOTTE WARD 

(FRANCE/UK)

<PHOTOGRAPHY>

Resident 2015 

 MARIELLE CHABAL 

(FRANCE)

FICTION

Resident 2015 

 KARAN PANDIT 

(INDIA)

<PERFORMANCE>

Resident 2015

 FERNANDO VISOCKIS 

(BRAZIL)

<NEW MEDIA>

Resident 2014 

 

VISITING ARTISTS 

 JAYA RAMCHANDANI 

(INDIA)

<PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY>

(2014 / 2016)

 ARSH SAYED 

(INDIA)

<PHOTOGRAPHY>

(2014 / 2016 / 2017)

 susmit sen 

(india)

<music>

(2017)

 SHANGLIN WU 

(TAIWAN)

<CURATING>

(2014)

 AMI SHROFF 

(INDIA)

<MIXOLOGIST>

(2014)

 ARFAAZ KAGALWALA 

(INDIA)

<MUSIC>

(2016)

 HARSHVARDHAN KADAM 

(INDIA)

<VISUAL ART>

(2016)

 ROSALIND MALIK 

(INDIA)

<PAINTING>

(2016)

 melanie hardage 

(india)

<music>

(2017)

 DYLAN BAKKER 

(NEW ZEALAND)

<VISUAL ART AND PERFORMANCE>

(2016)

 larysa bauge 

(netherlands)

<performance art>

(2017)

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 DIYA SARKER 

(india)

<VISUAL ART>

(2016)

 SACHIN PILLAI 

(INDIA)

<FILM>

(2015 / 2016)

 VINNY BHAGAT 

(INDIA)

<AUDIO-VISUAL SYNTHESIS>

(2014)

 AVI REBELLO 

(INDIA)

<SENSORY EXPERIMENTS>

(2014)

 ROMIKA CHAWLA 

(INDIA)

<IP RIGHTS>

(2014)

 SUMAIYA SAYED 

(INDIA)

<VISUAL ART>

(2016)

 JAEHONG JO 

(SOUTH KOREA)

<VISUAL ART>

(2015)

 

 RASHI JAIN 

(INDIA)

<POTTERY / SCULPTURE>

(2016 / 17)

TEAM MEMBERS 

 CHRISTABEL MENEZES 

(INDIA)

<ARTIST MANAGER>

(2015)

 ROSHNI MISTRY 

(INDIA)

<WELLNESS INSTRUCTOR>

(2014)

 SUNNY SUN 

(INDIA)

<WELLNESS INSTRUCTOR>

(2015)

 RABIA SHAIKH 

(INDIA)

<ARTIST MANAGER>

(2014)

 SANJU NEGI 

(INDIA)

< RESEDENCY MANAGER>

(2014-2016)

 ADITYAVARDHAN GUPTA 

(INDIA)

<DOCUMENTATION DIRECTOR>

(2014)

 PRADEEPTO SEN 

(INDIA)

<DOCUMENTATION EDITOR>

(2014)

 PREMU 

(INDIA)

<RESIDENCY MANAGER>

(2017)

 HASHIM QAYOOM 

(INDIA)

<CO-FOUNDING HOST AND RESIDENCY DIRECTOR>

(2014 ONWARDS)

 SHAZEB ARIF S. 

(INDIA)

<CO-FOUNDING CURATOR 

AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR>

(2014 ONWARDS)

 TEK RAM 

(INDIA)

<LOCAL FACILITATION

AND CO-ORDINATION>

(2014)

 RATAN NEGI 

(INDIA)

<RESIDENCY MANAGER>

(2017 )

 BIANCA MENDONCA 

(INDIA)

<CO-FOUNDER AND RESEDENCY MANAGER>

(2014)

 SAMEER SINGH 

(INDIA)

<DOCUMENTATION

DIRECTOR>

(2015 ONWARDS)

 SHAZIA SHAIKH 

(INDIA)

<ARTIST MANAGER>

(2017 ONWARDS)

 SHAWN PEREIRA 

(INDIA)

<RESIDENCY MANAGER>

(2015)

 

ASSOCIATES 

 RANA GHOSE 

(INDIA)

<CO-CURATOR>

(2016)

 HAILY GRENET 

(FRANCE)

<CO-CURATOR>

(2014)

 SHANGLIN WU 

(TAIWAN)

<CO-CURATOR>

(2014)

 JAEHONG JO 

(SOUTH KOREA)

<VISUAL ART>

(2017)

 

 Patrons and partners 

 Karma Yatri is an experiential travel company specializing in motorcycle expeditions in the Himalayas and road trips across India.

 

This experiment with KYTA is to observe the interaction between travel & art. This region over centuries has impacted the art of many artists but here-in we aim to explore the impact of art & the artist - on travel. Will this experiment change the perspective towards travel? 

Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council (New Delhi) has partnered KYTA with the participation of experimental Swiss artists since 2017. 

 

PAST SUPPORt 

 

2018 

PRO-HELVETIA - SWISS ARTS COUNCIL: PARTNER (ZURICH AND NEW DELHI) 

BASEL CITY - DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE 

AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM

2017 

 

PRO-HELVETIA - SWISS ARTS COUNCIL: PARTNER (ZURICH AND NEW DELHI) 

MODI DIGITAL: PRO-AUDIO PARTNER (MUMBAI) 

ATELIER MONDIAL: ARTIST ASSOCIATION (BASEL, CH) 

AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL: ARTIST ASSOCIATION (BASEL, CH)  

ALPS ART ACADEMY: ARTIST ASSOCIATION (TENNA, CH) 

ARTLABBAN: ARTIST ASSOCIATION (SEOUL) 

THE FOUNDATION: ARTIST ASSOCIATION (MUMBAI) 

GUJRAL FOUNDATION: SHOWCASE PARTNER (NEW DELHI) 

OUR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR #KYTA2017 RAISED 2,76,485 INR - A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS!  

SUSHIL FOMRA, SUSHANT, PRAVEEN, SIDHANT, PRANAV MISHRA, SHASHWAT JAYAKUMAR, SUNDEEP HOLANI, MANISH KUMAR, AMIT ANAND, ABBAS ALI, SAHAR SHAMIM, ARSH SAYED, QASIM, PRUTHVIRAJ JAISINGRAO PATIL, SNEHAL THOMAS, SAYADAT NOOR, KEA FOGELBERG, DEEPA, RAHUL BOSE, RABIA FATHIMA, ELSA BOUTILLIER, IPSITA, VILLAVAN ELANGO, KAVYASHRI SHASTRI, RISHI MEHRA AND EAKTA

2016 

 

CONTEMPORARY ART WEEK (NEW DELHI): KYTA 2016 SHOWCASE HOST 

BEART (ITALY): CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTIST SUPPORT

2015 

 

VILLA ARSON (NICE, FRANCE): ARTIST SUPPORT 

SHIVNAKAUN MEDIA ARTS (NEW DELHI): ARTIST SUPPORT 

ZORBA THE BUDDHA (NEW DELHI): KYTA 2015 SHOWCASE HOST 

2014

 

BAYLIN CODDINGTON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION (USA): ARTIST SUPPORT 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MIGRATION (SWITZERLAND): ARTIST SUPPORT 

DUX COWORKING (SAO PAULO, BRAZIL): ARTIST SUPPORT 

HOTSPRING PROJECT / SHANGLIN WU  (TAIPEI, TAIWAN): ARTIST SUPPORT 

ZORBA THE BUDDHA (NEW DELHI): KYTA 2014 SHOWCASE HOST

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR PERSONAL SUPPORT TO AMPLIFY OUR EFFORTS AT KYTA SINCE ITS INCEPTION 

ABBAS, PHILIPPE, MAHESH, RAMA, ADITYA, DEEPA, NIKHIL, VINNY, SHAILESH