Aastha Chauhan specialized in sculpture both for her B.F.A, completed at the Government College of Art in Chandrigarh, and her M.F.A. at New Delhi's College of Art. She has had shows in New Delhi and Bombay, in addition to working with Khoj to develop their community arts initiative. As leader of this initiative, she has facilitated nine independent art projects aimed at involving the Khirki community that surrounds the Khoj studio in New Delhi. Projects have included artist-commissioned temple installations, local shop makeovers and clay toy-making with neighborhood children- all completed with community input at every stage. Aastha was a part of the Peers Residency at KHOJ in 2004.
Aditi Kulkarni completed a diploma in fine arts from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya in Pune. She has participated in several workshops including film appreciation at the National Film Archive and Film and Television Institute, ‘Insaka’ an international artists workshop in Zambia and ‘Amala’ a media and light art workshop in Alexandria. Her work has been exhibited in Cyprus, China, Egypt and Africa and a short film made in 2007 was selected for the Asian Film Festival in Mumbai. Aditi participated in the Peers Residency at KHOJ in 2007.
Ng. Bidyut Singha (Bobby) majored in Mural design for his BFA degree at the Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai. His work ranges from two-dimensional paintings to murals, animation and site specific installations. Recent solo and group exhibitions include those in Mumbai in 2007 and 2008, public art projects for the Kalaghoda Festival in Mumbai in 2005 and 2006, as well as shows in Pakistan. He is currently involved in a project on sound installation. Bobby was a part of the 2003 Peers Residency at KHOJ.
Prathap Modi graduated from the Department of Fine Arts Andhra University and followed this with a Masters in Visual Art in Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Art, Vadodara. He has received numerous fellowships and scholarships and his work has been exhibited in Mumbai, Baroda, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.Prathap participated in the Peers Residency at KHOJ in 2007.
Pradeep L Mishra completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in painting from the Sir J.J School of Art in Mumbai. Solo exhibition of his work have been held in Delhi, Mumbai and New York. Group exhibitions include those in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Bangalore and Cochin. Pradeep participated in the 2004 Peers Residency at KHOJ.
Rakhi Peswani completed a Bachelors degree in painting and a Masters degree in sculpture from the M.S University, Baroda. She participated in a residency at Cittadellarte, Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy under the aegis of an Inlaks scholarship. In 2007, Rakhi was chosen as the Emerging Artists of the year by FICA, Vadehra Art Gallery. Exhibitions of her work include the Hong Kong Art Fair (2008) and shows in New York, Mumbai, Baroda, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. She teaches as guest faculty at the SN School of Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Communicaion, Hyderabad Central University. Rakhi was a part of the Peers Residency at KHOJ in 2003.
Rohini Devasher completed her BFA (painting) from the College of Art, Delhi and an MFA degree (printmaking) from the Winchester School of Art in the UK. She has worked as an artist in residence at the Glasgow Print Studio, Townley Grammar School (London) and Curwen Chilford Print Studio (Cambridge). Other residencies include KHOJ International Arts and Science Residency (Delhi) and the Wasanji International Artists Workshop (Kenya). Rohini has also worked with master printmaker Devraj Dakoji at Atelier 2221 in Delhi. She was granted the INLAKS fine art award in 2007 and 2008. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Delhi, Mumbai, Basel, New York, London, Lamu, Amsterdam and many cities in the UK. Rohini was critic-in-residence at the 2005 Peers Residency at KHOJ.
Sandip Pilsakar has an MFA degree in sculpture from the MS University, Baroda and a BFA (sculpture) from M.M.K. College, Gulbarga. He has recently been granted the International Danfoss Art Award in Gold & Bronze (Denmark) and the second prize at the Bodhi Art awards 2008. Exhibitions of Sandip’s work have been held in Denmark, Baroda, Mumbai, Gulbarga and Delhi. He participated in Sandharb, an artist’s residency in Partapur, Bhaswara (Rajasthan) in 2007. Sandip was a part of the Peers Residency at KHOJ in 2008.
Surabhi Saraf completed a BFA degree in painting from the MS University, Baroda. She is currently enrolled in a Masters programme (Art and Technology Studies) at the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked at the Kanoria Centre for Arts on a 6-month residency programme and in an artists camp in Pachmarhi (Madhya Pradesh). Surabhi has trained in Hindustani classical music (vocal) and in Kathak. Her interest in sound and movement extends into her artistic practice; in 2008 she participated in a performance residency at Goat Island (Chicago). Recent showings of her work include ‘Aging Fan’ and ‘Lullaby Daze’ (waveforms) in Chicago. She has also participated in exhibitions in Delhi, Baroda and Ahmedabad. Surabhi was a part of the Peers Residency in 2006.