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we deliver cross-disciplinary projects
that weave the traditional with the contemporary
and celebrate arts and ideas from across Asia


Navigating Change
Panel series

For its new online series of panel discussions titled Navigating Change: Pivoting and Re-envisioning the Arts, the Bagri Foundation invites international speakers from across arts disciplines to discuss their practice in the face of change and chance, and to explore how they address risk and scenarios out of their control.

As part of the Bagri Foundation season of Chang/ce, the Navigating Change series presents three panels released throughout May 2021 on our YouTube channel

Find out more about the panels, how to submit your questions, and read the full press release here.

QWANA's Child, 2021, Estabrak.

Unlimited R&D Commissions

Bagri Foundation is pleased to announce the two selected artists for the Unlimited Research & Development Awards 2021. They are:

  • Rhine Bernardino, an artist, independent curator and researcher with a background in filmmaking.  And…
  • Estabrak, an award winning artist, film maker, facilitator and researcher committed to inclusivity and a participatory arts practice. 

The Foundation is proud to support the research and development of the two artists’ new projects. Find out more about them, their projects and read the full press release here.

Animation Commissions

After the Open Call for Chang/ce this January, the Bagri Foundation is pleased to announced the three artists who have been chosen to make new animations for the website this July.  They are:

  • Rama Duwaji
  • Meera Krishnamurthy
  • Nuka Nayu

Find out more about them, their projects and read the full press release here.

20 May - 22 August 2021

CFGNY at Auto Italia, London

Bagri Foundation is pleased to support Auto Italia’s Collecting Dissonance, a newly commissioned exhibition of sculpture, image and garment works by the New York collective and label CFGNY.

The exhibition takes a new capsule collection of garments as its starting point. The clothes explore how personal and collective intimacies, relationships and agencies have been reshaped by the restrictions and instability caused by the ongoing pandemic, and the consequent heightening of power differentials along the lines of class and race.

Read the full press release here.