Each month we'll be highlighting a Triangle Network partner and the amazing work that they do. This month we're celebrating Khoj International Artists Association, founded in 1997, is an artist led, alternative space for experimentation and international exchange based in New Delhi.
The Khoj team have been in lockdown since March and over the past few months have managed put together The Khoj Support Grant to support early-career artists dealing with the socio-economic fallout due to Covid19. They have also started The Khoj Support Network, in collaboration with leading artists and curators, to assist artists and creative practitioners with their practices, portfolios, applications and grant proposals.
ArtThinkSouthAsia (ATSA), Khoj International Artists' Association signature management, policy and research programme, conducted a series of brainstorming sessions on various topics including Reimagining Collaborations, New Models for Financial Support, Mental Well-being and Digital Futures. The sessions were led exclusively by ATSA fellows and were attended by academics, critics, artists, curators, students, creative practitioners, across South Asia.
Khoj has also been reaching out to families in need of support in the Khirkee neighbourhood. They moved to Khirkee in 2012 and have ever since been curious about their neighbours - many of whom come from Nigeria, Somalia and Afghanistan to access medical care. Much of KhOj’s present work in socially engaged art practice began with small community engagements as a way to get to know our Khirkee neighbours and for our neighbours to get to know us.