Jasmeen Patheja( b.1979), Kolkata, India
Jasmeen studied fine art at the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology,
Bangalore. She has been a fellow at Sarai CSDS (2005) and is currently a
fellow at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. (2007-2009). Jasmeen is also a
fellow resident at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2007-2008).
People and interaction form the basis of Jasmeen's work. Her works are
interventionist by nature and use a range of media from photography, video
installation, sound, performance and the blog.
Jasmeen photographs almost 'anything'- tangibly ranging from children,
family, weddings, and the city streets to collaborative projects such as the
ongoing one with her grandmother- Indri, and Birth Control (2002) where a
group of young 'heterosexual' boys in Leicester were photographed in women's