World Environment Day: India produced 45,308 tonnes of Covid-19 biomedical waste in previous one year

Shivani Kumar, Hindustan Times | June 5, 2021

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), India has been generating nearly 146 tonnes of bio-medical waste everyday due to diagnostic activities and treatment of Covid-19 patients.

Abridged version of Serendipity Arts Festival to be held in Delhi

Hindustan Times | February 4, 2020

India Art Fair witnessed a host of artists with excerpts from the Serendipity Arts Festival, which is held every year in Goa, as well as their own body of work.

The Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa, and what to expect this year

Times of India | October 21, 2019

In the Photography section, exhibitions curated by Ravi Agarwal will explore the concept of staged photography that flits between reality and fiction.

Intervista a ravi agarwal

Manuela De Leonardis, Il Manifesto, Italy | May 2019

Intervista a Ravi Agarwal (Interview with Ravi Agarwal)

Get ready to witness works by top 50 artists at the Delhi Contemporary Art Week

Uma Nair, Architectural Digest | September 5, 2019

Delhi Contemporary Art Week launches its third edition at the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, with seven galleries and 50 artists creating a discourse of sorts in mediums and materials.

From the sea to desert

Uma Nair, The Pioneer | February 5, 2019

Ravi Agarwal, the archivist, activist and thinker unveiled his impressions of the desert at the art fair. In the past, he has had an intense relationship with water. Both are in keeping with his championship of urban ecological issues.

Forces of nature

Zahra Amiruddin, The Hindu | August 22, 2018

A three-day interdisciplinary conference will explore Indian and South Asia’s place in the global challenge of tackling climate change.

Art reviews: Travelling Gallery at 40 | David Evans | Ravi Agarwal

The Scotsman | September 11, 2018

The Travelling Gallery is still providing a vital service after 40 years, while a David Evans solo show is a rare treat.

‘The sea has many histories’

Shailaja Tripathi, The Hindu | April 2, 2016

For artist-activist Ravi Agarwal, a trip to a fishing village in Puducherry started off a lifetime love affair with the sea. And a series of photographs and videos explore this relationship.

Indian life and culture, framed by outsiders and natives

Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe | October 27, 2015

Water recurs as a theme in “Looking In/Looking Out.” Ravi Agarwal, an environmental activist turned artist, takes the Yamuna River, a polluted tributary of the Ganges that provides drinking water to impoverished areas of New Delhi, as his subject. “Riverbank I” depicts a public art project along the dusty banks: Knives thrust angrily into the earth as the water glints in the sun.

Filming the wild, raising awareness

Tanushree Ghosh, Mint | September 10, 2015

The forthcoming Woodpecker International Film Festival will screen documentaries on environment and social issues, as well as films from the North-East, Mexico and Nigeria.

Freedom is not free: Artists and photographers on how they interpret freedom

Vandana Kalra, The Indian Express | August 15, 2020

Political freedoms — of speech, action, or choices — cannot exist in isolation to freedom from deep biases.

Imagining the ‘Anthropo-scene’

Avantika Bhuyan, Live Mint | January 31, 2020

A growing tribe of young artists is responding to issues of the Anthropocene through sculptures, installations, paintings and botanical and entomological studies.

My Freedom, Your Freedom

The Indian Express | August 13, 2019

Artists Gigi Scaria, Veer Munshi, Venkat Shyam, Reena Kallat, Manjunath Kamath and Ravi Agarwal, and Indian Express photographer Javed Raja, respond, through their works, to the idea of liberty and what it means in a country that remains riven with deep divisions.

Delhi Contemporary Art Week: Most engaging works from across South Asia

Bhumika Popli, The Sunday Guardian | August 25, 2018

Seven of Delhi’s top galleries, and some of India’s best contemporary artists are participating in the 2018 edition of the Delhi Contemporary Art Week. Bhumika Popli writes about what to expect from the season’s biggest group show.

Edinburgh Art Festival features of leading international and UK artists

Alex Johnson, The List | August 2, 2018

Major retrospectives of Rembrandt and Nolde are alongside work from emerging and established artists from Tacita Dean to Bill Viola.

Centered around Cooum, installations at Chennai's art fest raise the right questions

Anjana Shekar, The News Minute | February 12, 2018

The dialogue around art, culture, politics and environment continues to grow in Chennai. With an aim to rejuvenate public spaces through art, the Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan has organised DAMnedArt, an awareness project, in Chennai.

Water wonderful world: DAMnedART project to raise awareness in Chennai

Jaideep Sen, The New Indian Express |
February 16, 2018

There are many origins to the name, ‘DAMnedART’, of the ongoing ‘Public.Art.Awareness’ project and month-long festival focused on the subject of water, hosted by the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai, as a part of their Embrace Our Rivers initiative.

By the Sea I Sat Down and Wept

Vandana Kalra, The Indian Express | April 17, 2017

Artist and activist Ravi Agarwal’s new show is a continuation of his engagement with water.

On Unfamiliar Terms

Vandana Kalra, The Indian Express |
December 20, 2017

A collaboration between French artist François Daireaux and Delhi-based Ravi Agarwal results in an exhibition where viewers return with a sense of gain and loss.

India: turning waste into sustainable employment opportunities

Danielle Batist, The Guardian | September 13, 2013

Turning India’s urban waste management system into employment opportunities for those at the bottom of the ladder.

Decoding art in the present world at Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

The Telegraph | March 1, 2020

The Kolkata Centre for Creativity recently brought up a confluence of diverse and divergent perspectives.

Art exhibition flags climate change crisis

The Tribune | January 21, 2020

A unique group art show opened in the capital on Monday to draw public attention to the growing climate change crisis and inspire urgent change.

The India Art Fair 2020 Marks Its 12th Edition With Robust Work And Steady Sales

Ann Binlot, Forbes | February 5, 2020

At The Guild, Ravi Agarwal’s photos of environmental warriors with their slogans written across included that of a female tribal leader from the Indian social movement Narmada Bachao Andolan, which fought against construction of a dam on the river Narmada in 1985 that displaced numerous people.

The art of seeing and believing

Medha Dutta Yadav, The New Indian Express | September 1, 2019

In its third edition, the Delhi Contemporary Art Week is set to showcase works by as many as 50 artists.

Through a new lens

Chinki Sinha, India Today | January 11, 2019

Photography is reimagined and the frames shift to newer vistas at the recently concluded Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa.

Art as evidence

Shilpa Raina, The Hindu | April 12, 2017

In a fictionalised courtroom proceeding, real artists and lawyers argued whether artworks can be considered as evidence in cases related to environment

My art a wake-up call: Artist activist Ravi Agarwal

Business Standard | April 9, 2016

The images are poignant and speak volumes of the ecological crisis staring at our face – the ongoing ‘Else All Will be Still’ exhibition by well known environmentalist and photographer Ravi Agarwal is a wake-up call for the society.

Meet The Real Swachh Warriors – Manual Scavengers

Ambika Singh, NDTV | November 30, 2016

One such set of ‘Swachh Warriors’ are those who come from the lowest strata of the society, i.e. the manual scavengers. They are also addressed in the society by the name of Valmikis.

How much lead have you inhaled from your wall paint?

Virat A. Singh, DNA | November 8, 2016

Studies indicate paints by small and medium enterprises have lead levels way above prescribed limits.

Can an art exhibit clean the filthy Yamuna river?

First Post | November 20, 2011

‘Everyone here knows the river is polluted and dirty, but I want to re-awaken the idea of ecology for it,’ says Ravi Agarwal co-curator of the pubic art initiative.

Ravi Agarwal