TANDA Perspectives of Gormati & Roma Aesthetics | Shiva Gor

Shiva Gor (1986) is a Bombay based artist working on the aesthetics and culture of the Gor - Banjara and Roma Community. He completed his Artist Teacher Diploma from Latur in 2006 and moved to Sir.J.J. School of Arts for his further studies. From there, he graduated with his Bachelors and Masters in Fine Arts specializing in painting in 2010 and 2012 respectively. He then shifted his base to Delhi after completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Modern and Contemporary art history from Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in 2013. He worked for four years in Delhi before shifting his base back to Bombay in 2016. He explores the Banjara Roma Community’s culture and aesthetics in his artworks in different mediums. He works with textiles, painting, photographs, language, and sculpture. He opens his solo show, “ Tanda” at Clark House Initiative on 9th of March 2017. He uses the name tanda in reference to the village that he was born, which is a settlement of caravans. In his solo, he makes an attempt to represent the Banjara Roma Community’s subjectivity into the mainstream Contemporary Art module. He is a member of the Clark House Initiative where he holds the role of reader and translator of art history at the library.


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