Raghavendra Rao K.V.

Raghavendra Rao K.V. is a multidisciplinary, practicing visual artist originally from Bangalore, India, and currently living and working in Vancouver, Canada. His practice integrates public art, multi-media work, painting and graphic design. He has taught at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, in Bangalore, India for over 15 years and continues to teach and mentor at various institutions.

He has facilitated and coordinated numerous multi-disciplinary arts projects that were a part of international exhibitions including ‘Bombaysers’ at Lille, France in 2006 and Ars Electronica, at Linz, Austria in 2005.

He is a co-founder and Artistic Director of the South Asian Canadian Histories Association ("SACHA”) and has been involved in a number of public art and multi-disciplinary arts projects, including SACHA's Canada 150 project, "Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada" in 2017.

As a part of his ongoing creative work, he has created a short digital video documentary titled “Forging a Utopia: Preetnagar (“City of Love”)” set in Punjab, India.

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Vol. 9, No. 1
Two Punjabs and More
A Conversation about Dūje Pāse Toñ.
Recollective: Vancouver Independent Archives Week 2018/2019
Identity then and now
“Identity, Then and Now” brought together a panel of those involved in the creation and theorizing of culture to explore the ways in which Identity Politics has changed since the time of Rungh’s publishing in the 1990s, and how those changes affect the radical potential of this critical theoretical perspective. Does identity need to be re-identified?
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