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During the residency Oreet Ashery continued her long-running engagement with Jewish masculine identities. Her residency allowed her to research and have interaction with Shuddha, from Raqs media collective, informing her about Jews in India, including such figures as Sarmad the Saint. Resulting work included a performance based around the story of this saint.

KHOJ International Artists’ Association is an autonomous artist led initiative set up in 1997. KHOJ is perhaps the only consistent artist led, alternative forum for experimentation and international exchange, outside of institutional frameworks, for the visual arts in India. It provides a forum for the development of professional artists, a place where they can meet, discuss and upgrade their skills on their own terms.