IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2012

Shivina Harjani
Shivina Harjani
Shivina Harjani

Artist Statement
I think of my work as fragments of introspection. My process is first and foremost a keen Self analysis, so inseparable from my internal life that I am freed from the need to live in any way other than artistically. Art and being have become interchangeable.

This rigor grounds the playful hypotheses that much of my work investigates. I am often taken by the little oddities and the pockets of weird that pop up in daily life: the delay between written text and thought, the slight mismatch of two identical things, the life between digital and analog.

I hope that in the play of self-analysis with frivolity, my work is a perceptive filter of lightheartedness to a sometimes heavy world.

CV- Shivina A. Harjani

Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture - May 2013 (GPA: 3.8)
Continuing Education, International Centre of Photography, New York, NY
Digital Photography II; Colour Photography I; Chemigrams
King George V School, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
International Baccalaureate Diploma (44/45 points)

Dean’s List, Columbia University 2010
Grantham Scholarship Award Hong Kong 2009
Head Girl/Prefect, King George V School 2009
Grose Memorial Literature Prize 2008
Hong Kong Outstanding Earth Champion Award 2008

Work Experience
Intern, Future Industries + Artist Simon Birch, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
July - Aug 2011

  1. Designed for ‘The Parasite Film Project’, a traveling installation by Future Industries and Simon Birch.
  2. Assisted Simon Birch in studio.
  3. Produced graphic design work for Future Industries launch.

Staff Photographer, The Columbia Daily Spectator, New York, NY
Sep 2009 - Sep 2011

  1. Photograph for sports, news and feature articles for the newspaper with a circulation of over 60,000.

Set Design Team, Cahoot’s Macbeth, New York, NY
Feb - April 2011

  1. Collaboratively designed and built sets for theatre production Cahoot’s Macbeth at Barnard College

Intern, New York Photo Festival 2010, New York, NY
May 2010

  1. Organised and set up exhibitions alongside various artists and photographers.
  2. Packed and handled artwork for couriering.
  3. Worked at ticketing booth, checked-in media representatives and worked on-site at exhibitions.

Intern, South China Morning Post Ltd., Hong Kong, S.A.R., China
Aug 2008

  1. Wrote articles and reviews for the Young Post section of the newspaper.

A Close Look: Photographs of East and South East Asia, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia
Nov 2011 - Feb 2012

  1. Exhibition begins in Columbia University and will move to the Standard Auto Parts Building in Long Island, Queens in April.

Summer Photography Show, Postscrypt Coffee House, Columbia University                 
Sep-Oct 2011

Architecture Department B+C| A Show, Columbia University     
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