Ratika Singh

Ratika Singh

Ratika Singh graduated from Srishti School of Art Design, and Technology as a Filmmaker (2014). She minored in Memory- Lab studies and has worked extensively with different communities with singular and collective memory as a resource as well as theme for her projects. Her collaborative final project under memory lab was exhibited at the Kochi- Muziris Bienalle (2012).

She has independently written and directed a short fiction film Basheera (2014) based on her grandfather’s writings (screened at International Association of Women in Radio and Television, 2015.) Presently, Ratika is directing a short film about a Tibetan family in exile.

With respect to her grandfather and great-grandfather’s legacy as Punjabi writers and visionaries, she set up Preet nagar Residency (2014) – an artist residency in the historic village of Preet Nagar, Punjab, which she runs along with her family. Her Parents run the historic Punjabi magazine ‘Preet Lari’.

Since 2016, Ratika has worked as a photographer and holds photography workshops regularly. She works with communities in rural India, and was the Project Designer, and Lead instructor to Photography workshops supported by Canada Funds for Local Initiatives, PGIMER (Post Graduate Institution of Medical Education and Research) & MBCT (Mehar Baba Charitable Trust) Bassi Pathana, Punjab- and conducted 12 workshops in 12 villages teaching photography skills as a tool of empowerment, and expression for violence against women (2017).

She has exhibited her works as part of the ‘Into the Woods’ exhibition curated by 4Tables, Bir, Himachal Pradesh (2017). She was recently selected for a workshop at the Obscura Photography Festival in Malaysia (2018) and presented a project on a fishing village community.


Vol. 9, No. 1
Two Punjabs and More
A Conversation about Dūje Pāse toñ.