Rakhi Peswani finished her Master’s degree in Ceramic Sculpture (2003) and Bachelor’s degree in Painting (2000) from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Baroda, Gujarat. She has held solo exhibitions in Mumbai (2006, 2007, 2013, 2018), Delhi ( 2009, 2015), and Hong Kong (2011), and has participated in various group and museum exhibitions in India and abroad. She has worked as guest faculty at Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (2004 – 2012), full time faculty at Srishti School of Arts and Design, Bangalore (2012-14), and as visiting Associate Professor at School of Culture and Creative Expression at Ambedkar University, Delhi (2016-2017). Currently she is a visiting faculty at Srishti School of Art Design and Technology.
She has held continuous interest in the relationship between the human body, its capacity to sustain repetitive techniques and its ability to acquire skills and language. Her work contemplates craft from an action to a state within continuity, an expansive and evolving language, grounded in an ever‐changing site, the human body.
She is currently living in Bangalore and divides her time between her artistic practice and higher education arts teaching.
At Westwerk, Hamburg, she will be working on finding meanings in materiality; over the month, she will be developing her ongoing interest in materials that can provide cerebral and sensory, past and present simultaneity to better understand the complex worlds we inhabit.