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Ravi Shekhar

Stipendiat der Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt aus Mumbai / Indien


Aufenthalt:01.04.2012 – 30.09.2012


01.04.2012 – 30.09.2012



Born in 1959, Varanasi, India.


Graduate from Benaras Hindu University (1980), India

Certificate course in photography, Benaras Hindu University (1980)

First year of fine art – Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, India



Major Photography assignments


# shot still publicity pictures for M Tv realty show-

Roadies 5.O (2008)

# Still photography for Shyam Benegal Film-

Hari Bhari

# Still photography for Shyam Benegal Film –


Short Digital Films


“Regarding the Cone” (5.56 min.) a short film about artist Yashwant deshmukh’s one person show at Janhagir Art Gallery(2008)


‘PATH TO PERCEPTION’ a long video about the art students and their learning process with art educator Mahendra Damle(2010) .


‘ART OF DRAWING’ (10 min.) film on basic drawing techniques taught by Mahendra Damle. (2009)


‘GHOST TRANSMEMOIR’ (56min.) film on Mumbai as the part of installation art of the contemporary Indian artist Bose Krishnamachari (2006) which was installed in New York, France, Dubai, Amsterdam , and London.


‘CLAY’ film on the terracotta sculptures of Himmat Shah (2005) (duration-20mins.)



A film on the legendry sculptor for THE GUILD ART GALLERY, Mumbai.(2005)

Film screened at Anant Art Gallery, Delhi on the opening day of Himmat Shah’s one man show (December-2005)

Film screened at Fine art Faculty, Baroda

Flm screened at JDCA film festival on art at Bhuvneshwar, Orissa (2006)


‘BLUR –the Baiju Parthan show’ (duration 24 minutes) film on the legendry young new media artist- BAIJU PARTHAN- screened at Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai, as the part of ‘Film Festival on the films made on the Indian Artists’ (2004)


‘JOY IS THE GOAL’ (duration 40 minutes), film on 15 years of Dinodia Photo Library (2002)

one man show


‘MEANINGLESS’ abstract mix-media works on canvas- Legacy Art Gallery, Mumbai (March-2006)

#Photography show for WWF-INDIA at India Habitate Center, New Delhi (2005)

Selected Group shows

# ‘Bendre Tribute’- group show of 6 artists who participated in the Bendre Foundation Art camp-2010…along with Andani VG, Sharanu Alloli, Amit Patil, Sonalli Iyanger and Padmnabh Bendre (Feb-2011)


“Project Dharavi” photography show at Kala Ghoda Art festival, Mumbai (2010)


“BIG BANG” photography show by DRIK INDIA Kolkata (2009)

# Artist’s center member’s group show (2004)

# Artists’ Center – member’s group show- Mumbai (October 2002)

# Umbrella Show- Concern India Foundation- Artists’ Center-Mumbai (July 2002)

# Hacienda Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai (2002)

# Indus art gallery, Varanasi (2000)

# Camera art society, Varanasi (1984, 1985)

# Photographic society, Lucknow (1984)

# Lion’s club Gunga, Varanasi (1985)

# Worked with Shyam Benegal as a still photographer

‘Samar’ and ‘Hari bhari’, Netaji-the last hero’(partly) (1998, 1999, 2004)

# worked as associate director in Garhwali language feature film- ‘Meri Pyari Boi’, Dehradun,Uttranchal (2004)

# Worked with ‘The Illustrated Weekly of India’- (1990)

# Writing in Hindi publications on art culture and religion


In the major publications like, The Times of India, The Sunday Observer, The Indian Express, Namaskar, Voyage, Jet wings, India Today, Sunday, Better Photography, Navbharat Times, Jansatta, Danik Jagran, Sahara Samay, Amaar Ujala, Mid-Day, The Afternoon, Zee Premier’ etc

Workshops and teaching

# Teaching

Photo-journalism at K.C.Collage, Churchgate, Mumbai, India.(2010)


Photo-journalism at Burhani School of Media studies, Mazgaon, Mumbai, India. (2010)


Photography for social change conducting 10 day workshop for Awaz-e-Niswaan an organization working for the women- victims of the domestic violence. (sep-2009)


Photography at INSTITUE CALIGARI MILANAO, based in Mumbai(2009) as visiting faculty.(2009-2010)

# Teaching

Fashion Photography as guest faculty at NIFT Mumbai.(2009)


‘Learning to see the pictures’- illustrated lecture series for Times school of Journalism, Mumbai (2008)

#Conducting workshops for


imparting the pleasure of seeing with young students of Mumbai and

Delwara (near Udaypur) (2006- 2007)

# workshop for

UMBRELLA SHOW with concern India foundation with legend Indian artists- (2002)


‘Learning to see’ 5 seccsion workshop with Mahendra Damle – Mohile Parikh Center for Art and Culture, NCPA, Bombay (2000)


# ‘creative drawing’ with ‘drishya’- Mohile parikh center for art and culture, NCPA, Mumbai (2000)

# Theatre workshop- Natya parishad, Varanasi

# Puppet making-National Center for Developmental Communication, Varanasi

# Video film making – National center for developmental communication, Varanasi

# Nature camps to Rajasthan and Gujarat with –Bombay Natural History

# Center for Photography as an Art form, NCPA, Bombay

Place – Mumbai

Date – February, 2011





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