Ravi Agarwal

Ravi Agarwal has an inter-disciplinary practice as an artist, photographer, environmental campaigner, writer and curator. His work explores key contemporary questions of ecology, society, urban space and capital. His work has been shown widely including at the Yinchuan Biennial (2018), Kochi Biennial (2016), the Sharjah Biennial (2013), Documenta XI (2002) amongst others. He co-curated the Yamuna-Elbe project, Indo German twin city public art and ecology project (2011), and Embrace our Rivers an Indo- European project in Chennai (2018), and has been appointed photography curator for the Serendipity Arts Festival (Goa, India, 2018). His works are in several private and public collections, and he has served on several art juries and committees. Ravi is also the founder director of the environmental NGO Toxics Link and has pioneered work in waste and chemicals in India. He serves on many policy and regulatory committees and Boards and writes extensively on sustainability issues both academically, as well as in the popular media and has co-edited several books. He was awarded the UN Special Recognition Award for Chemical Safety in 2008 and the Ashoka Fellowship for social entrepreneurship in 1997. He formal training has been in engineering and management.