Kinnari Saraiya, born in Bombay, India (1998), addresses contemporary discourses of the imperial past from a post-colonial standpoint. She gives voice to the architectural landscape of India that is regarded as a silent witness of the British Raj and transforms it through contemporary techniques like laser-cutting, moulding and painting with spices. Taking the form of theatrical aesthetics, she lures the viewer in and forces them to learn a perspective of the brutal history that has never been told before.
She received her BFA with honours from Arts University Bournemouth in 2020, where she was awarded the Dean’s Prize for excellence in creativity for her recent project ‘Victoria Terminus’. She also received the Dean’s List distinction award while studying Fine Art in San Francisco.
She has exhibited in solo shows both nationally and internationally, the British Pavilion’s basement at the Venice Biennale being one of them. Some of her notable group shows were held at Doug Adams Gallery in California (2020), London Metropolitan University in London (2020), BUMF Gallery in Bournemouth (2019), Fort Mason Centre for Arts and Culture in San Francisco (2017), L.S Raheja School of Art in Bombay (2016)