• Urban Reimagined 2.0

    Urban Reimagined 2.0

    On 19 December 1961, Goa, along with Daman and Diu, was organised as a centrally administered union territory of India under Operation Vijay. Dayanand Bandodkar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) was named the first Chief Minister of Goa. His dream project—the Salaulim Dam was...

  • Look, Stranger!

    Look, Stranger!

    Look, Stranger! is a trans-media curatorial project that draws on the aesthetic ideologies and approaches to image-making and materiality as cultivated by the Bauhaus, which celebrates 100 years in 2019. The project will travel across South Asia (and its diaspora) in search of emerging...

  • Goa Familia

    Goa Familia

    The Goa Familia Project is conceived as an evolving archive that explores and documents the multidimensional aspects of family histories. Directed at seeking out physical material such as photographs, postcards, ancestral heirlooms and memorabilia, as well as oral and recorded histories, the...

  • India on film

    India on film

    It happened about a decade ago, ‘film’ as a medium was discarded by the film industry, almost overnight. Decades worth of knowledge, equipment and processes were put to the side and the craft of the ‘making’ of a film was sealed shut in boxes, in forgotten storages. The...

  • Merchant of Images

    Merchant of Images

    Aradhana Seth’s mobile photo studio project ‘The Merchant of Images’ is an ongoing transnational conversation, led by the act of photography. Seth invites the public into the slower, more considered space of the old-fashioned photo studio, to a time when the visit was as...

  • Image Journeys: The Conquest of the World as Picture

    Image Journeys: The Conquest of the World as Picture

    The exhibition offers a critical viewing of popular Indian imagery at the turn of the twentieth century in the construction of its social and national identities. This includes approximately 200 images and objects, including nineteenth and twentieth-century engravings, chromolithographs,...

  • Work in Progress (Working Title)

    Work in Progress (Working Title)

    This project aims to present indigenous inventions and informal industries that have origins in catering to real life circumstantial needs with lasting social impact on communities at large. The exhibition will highlight the need to support and nurture various indigenous approaches for the...

  • Counter-Canon Counter-Culture: Alternative Histories of Indian Art

    Counter-Canon Counter-Culture: Alternative Histories of Indian Art

    The history of postcolonial Indian art is usually told from within the confines of the art world, as a sequence of long-lived styles and short-lived movements, avant-garde aspirations and institutional trends, artist groups and art schools. In the present exhibition, Nancy Adajania will...

  • Concrete Skies

    Concrete Skies

    The highway leading in and out of Panjim—National Highway no.17 or ironically renamed route 66—with its many branches of flyovers and exit roads, has created the impression that we might as well be getting ready for war. It is not an easy relationship to concrete that the world has...

  • Weftscapes

    Weftscapes

    Weftscapes examines a fresh approach to the creation and making of Jamdani fabrics, both in its weaving, choice of raw materials, patterns, designs and the end-product—a finished garment. Three inherently intertwined yet disparate stories come together for the first time in this...

  • Kindling Change: Fired Material Design Interventions in Ceramics and Glass for Living Sustainable Craft

    Kindling Change: Fired Material Design Interventions in Ceramics and Glass for Living Sustainable Craft

    The exhibition will seek to uncover a hidden narrative of transnational modernism in ceramics and glass within a national art history, which negotiates the modern with the indigenous or traditional through a vast and varied terrain of aesthetic production post-independence. Beginning with the...

  • Shadow Play

    Shadow Play

    Shadow Play is an exploration of the technique of shadow puppets as intricate works of craft, illustrators of narratives and metaphors for good and bad. Who is good and who is bad in the oral narratives that are told with these shadows or are there only shades of grey? The exhibit includes...

  • St+art Goa

    St+art Goa

    Serendipity Arts Festival continues its association with St+art India Foundation, who will bring to Goa various street art projects, which enables artists to explore, reimagine and transform the urbanscape of Goa Goa’s cultural history and its possible futures through art on Panjim walls....

  • Azulejo (Mundo Goa)

    Azulejo (Mundo Goa)

    This process-driven exhibition features 25 Goa-based artists under the age of 40 years, who first came together in June at the lovely heritage headquarters of Instituto Camões (IC) at the Casa Basilio Dias on the Panjim waterfront, to study and learn about the iconic Islamic-Iberian...

  • Itinerant Pasts (Mundo Goa)

    Itinerant Pasts (Mundo Goa)

    Goa’s Other Worlds—this exhibition of archival photographs and related presentation, derives from UCLA professor Anjali Arondekar’s monumental work on the Gomantak Maratha Samaj, the spectacularly talented and influential devadasi community which moved from Goa to colonial...

  • Altar (Mundo Goa)

    Altar (Mundo Goa)

    This exhibition/performance centres on Amruta Patil’s gorgeous oeuvre as the most painterly of graphic novelists. Raised and educated in Goa, she has often felt excluded from belonging. Though she lives in rural France, her artwork dwells on what it means to be Indian, looking both East...

  • Shaman’s Itinerary (Mundo Goa)

    Shaman’s Itinerary (Mundo Goa)

    This first-ever retrospective exhibition of Antonio E. Costa, the Malawi-born, Kenya-raised, Canadian Goan returnee to India, showcases 30 artworks by perhaps the greatest overlooked painter of the subcontinent.

  • Mog Asundi (Mundo Goa)

    Mog Asundi (Mundo Goa)

    Brendan Fernandes is an internationally recognised Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts. Currently based out of Chicago, Fernandes’ projects address issues of race, queer culture, migration, protest and other forms of collective movement. Always looking to...

  • Art, Race and Protest  (Mundo Goa)

    Art, Race and Protest (Mundo Goa)

    Aruna D'Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Her most recent book 'Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts' (Badlands Unlimited 2018) was named one of...

  • Hero (Mundo Goa)

    Hero (Mundo Goa)

    Souza, a noted Israeli-American street artist (whose grandfather is the noted Goan modernist, Francis Newton Souza) will execute his characteristic ‘heroic’ portraits of 24 cultural icons of India’s smallest state – from Asha Bhonsle and Lorna to Gaitonde and his...

  • Legado (Mundo Goa)

    Legado (Mundo Goa)

    Sergio Santimano is one of the leading photographers and artists of contemporary Africa. A few years ago, he reoriented his interests to the homeland of his ancestors: India, keyed from Goa. This first-ever exhibition of his works in the subcontinent is a return, an embrace and the keen...

  • Call to Dis-order: Experiments with Practice and Research

    Call to Dis-order: Experiments with Practice and Research

    Call to Dis-order is an outcome of the annual courses conducted by Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, in collaboration with Serendipity Arts Foundation, over the past three years. The intensive programmes were geared towards young artists who are looking to closely engage with...

  • Virtuality as Reality

    Virtuality as Reality

    Invited to participate in the Serendipity Festival, the Musée d’Art moderne de Paris offers an exhibition entitled Virtuality as Reality. Based on a selection of films from the museum's collection, the project reflects the idea of virtuality that irrigates ever more...

  • Dharti Arts Residency

    Dharti Arts Residency

    Dharti Arts Residency is a three-month artists’ residency based in New Delhi. Conceptualised as an intensive, studio-based residency for emerging artists, Dharti provides its residents space and resources to develop their practice, work on a new project, and interact with the broader art...