Arati Kushwaha



2018, Master of Visual Arts, Otago Polytechnic Dunedin School of Art New Zealand. 

Research Interests: Visual Arts, Sculpture, Found objects, Installations, Video.  

Dissertation: Slow Decay: Gender Discrimination in Indian Context. 

2015, Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Arts, Dunedin School of Art, New Zealand. 

Research Interests: Visual Arts, Sculpture, Found objects, Installations. 

Dissertation: Forbidden: Rape and Violence against Women in Indian Context. 

2003, Drawing and Painting Government Diploma. Specialization in Printmaking. Abhinav Art college. Pune, India. 

Research Interests: Drawing and Painting, Print Making. 

Dissertation: Colour Application: methodologies of colour applications, Western and Indian Artists theory and Body of artwork. 


Group Shows: 

2019 - FiLiArt 100, Art Auction, Argentina, South America. 

         -International Women’s Day Exhibition, FiLiArt 100, Atelier Tammam England, UK. 

         -The Lombardy Charitable Trust Sculpture on the Peninsula, Christchurch, New Zealand.

2018 - Dunedin Pride Art Exhibition, Dunedin, New Zealand.  

          - Oku Moana, International Science Festival, Community Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand. 

          -  FiliArt#100, Feminist Art Community, England, UK.  

           -  Art week, Business School Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand. 

           - Glen Falloch Night Garden, Otago Peninsula Trust, New Zealand. 

2015   -Forbidden, (SITE) DSA Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand 

2014   -Nvya Art Gallery, New Delhi. India. 

2013   -ICAC, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai. India. 

            -International Women’s Day special show, Pune.India. 

2012    -The art value gallery, Delhi India.  

           -Ahmedabad-Ni-Gufa art gallery, Ahmadabad, India.  

           - Unconscious, Kushtia, Bangladesh. 

2010    -Renaissance Gallery Bangalore, India.  

2008    -Jahangir Art Gallery Mumbai, India.  

2004    -Progressive Group of, Balgandharva Art Gallery, Pune. India. 

            -Pune Art Show, Hotel Sun & Sand, Pune, India.  

            -Sudarshan Art Gallery Pune, India. 

            -Manav Sanket Academy, Madhya Pradesh, India 

2003    -Pradarshak Art Gallery, Khar – Mumbai, India 

            -Monsoon Show, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. 

            - PUPRA Art Exhibition, Prague 

2002   -Different Stroke, at Balgandharva Art Gallery, Pune India. 


Solo Shows:

2020 - The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, Christchurch, New Zealand.

2018 -Slow Decay, DSA Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand. 

2005 - Pradarshak Art Gallery, Khar West Road, Mumbai. India. 

2006 - Pradarshak Art Gallery, Khar West Road, Mumbai. India. 



2019 - Unseen Border, Salzburg Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria.  


Artist Residency:

2020 – The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora Artist Residency, Christchurch, New Zealand. 

2019 – Vermont Studio Centre, VT, USA.

         -TAKT BERLIN I LEIPZIG Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany. 

         -Salzburg Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria. 

2012 “CRACK” International Residency Kushtia, Bangladesh. 


Symposia and Artist Talk: 

2019 – Unseen Border Artist Talk at Salzburg Kunstverein, Salzburg Austria.

2018 - #FiLiA100 conference Greater Manchester. 

Celebrated 100 years of (some) women's right to vote - and drawing attention to the work that still needs to be done.  

- Unbound: Liberating Women, symposium CTANZ, Dunedin, New Zealand 

Celebrated the power of cloth and clothes in the visual, material world and explores how women make and use these to transform and transcend boundaries. 



2019 - Kushwaha, Arati. 2019, Kalamkari: a powerful medium for fashioning art, Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand. Dunedin, New Zealand. 

        -Kushwaha, Arati.2019, Kalamkari: A Powerful Medium in the field of Fashion and Art Scope Art and Design18, (p.24-29). Dunedin, New Zealand.

2018 - Kushwaha, Arati. 2018, BECAUSE I AM A GIRL, I MUST STUDY, Scope Art and Design16, (p.20-25). Dunedin, New Zealand. 


Awards and Grants:

2020 - The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora Grant, Christchurch, New Zealand.

          -Merit Grant Vermont Studio Centre, USA, VT.

2019 -Jan Warburton Charitable Trust (JWCT) Grant, Dunedin, New Zealand.

          - Art Grant offered by the Austrian Federal Chancellery in cooperation, Vienna, Austria.

2013 -Special Award for Found Objects, International Creative art Centre, Mumbai India.  

2004 -Award for Excellence PUPRA (Pune- Prague) Art Object and Happening.    

2003 -Merit Certificate in National Art competition, India. 

2002   -Manav Sanket Academy (Ujjain) India. 


Community and voluntary work:

2018 – New Zealand International science festival, Dunedin, New Zealand.



2019 -Salzburg Kunstverein, Salzburg Austria.

2017 -Video Workshop, Dunedin school of Arts, New Zealand.  

2004 -Manav Sanket Academy (Sangam), Madhya Pradesh. India. 

        -Happening ‘PUPRA’ (Pune- Prague) Youth Exchange Program with 

         Prof. Dagmar Subratova (Umprum, University Praha, Czech Republic.), Hana Posdora         (Praha, Czech Republic.)