Ayesha Singh: Continuous Coexistences II


Continuous Coexistences II (2021), located on the fifth floor terrace at MAP, is a sculptural translation by Ayesha Singh that is derived from sketches of imagined structures, drawn from Gothic, Indo-Saracenic, Victorian, Mughal, Modernist, Brutalist and various Templar architectures found in India. Each form points toward histories of the movement of people through the appropriation of regional architecture, combining markers of kingdoms, colonies and the local that exist today. 

Born in New Delhi, India, Singh’s interdisciplinary practice subverts socio-political hierarchies and highlights the assertion of established systems of power in architecture. Her use of video, sculpture, installation, performance, and drawings question the assumed permanence of buildings and the histories omitted during construction, restoration and destruction. Singh has exhibited widely in solo and group shows. She completed her MFA in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2018) and her BFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2013) and has recently been awarded the “Emerging Artist Award” from India Today in 2020, and was named under the “Forbes India 30 under 30 Special Mentions” list in 2019.

Ayesha Singh, Continuous Coexistences II, 2021

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