Women in Modern & Contemporary Indian Art

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon & Artist Talk by Champa Mohan

A free day long event dedicated to highlighting women in the arts

10 am – 5 pm

Artist Talk by Champa Mohan, 12 pm

Wikipedia tutorial sessions begin
at 10 am & 2 pm

Register your participation here.

13 April, 2019
MAP Education Centre, Bangalore

MAP is proud to present Women in Modern & Contemporary Indian Art: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon & Artist Talk by Champa Mohan on 13th April 2019. During the edit-a-thon, participants will be invited to help improve and create Wikipedia content on modern and contemporary women artists in India, with a focus on those represented in MAP’s collections.

As part of this attempt to highlight women artists, we are also pleased to announce a short presentation-cum-talk by artist Champa Mohan at the event. The Bangalore-based artist will present an overview of her work, from early years to current projects, exploring facets of her aesthetic practice and processes.

Women in Modern & Contemporary Indian Art is a free, day long walk-in event organised by MAP in association with Heritage Lab and in conjunction with the global Art+Feminism campaign. Anyone interested in learning more about women in the arts or how to edit Wikipedia, regardless of experience, gender, or background, is encouraged to attend. Wikipedia tutorials will be provided for beginners, and museum representatives will be around to provide assistance for research and citation. Participants are required only to bring their own laptops, chargers and ideas to the event.

Saturday, April 13 2019
10 am – 5 pm
Artist Talk by Champa Mohan, 12 pm
Tutorial sessions begin at 10 am & 2 pm

Pre-registration is required for this event. Confirm your participation here.

The event will be held at the MAP Education Centre located on Kasturba Road, opposite the Government Museum.

About Champa Mohan

Champa Mohan (b. 1979) obtained her BFA in Printmaking from CAVA, University of Mysore, in 2000 and MFA in Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Baroda in 2003. She has participated in various shows including the VIth Bharat Bhavan International Biennale of Print-Art, 2004; 67th and 68th National Exhibition of Art, Amritsar, 2001; Kolkata Lalit Kala Academy annual exhibition, Kolkata, 2000; Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy exhibition, Bangalore 2000; Karnataka Shilpa Kala Academy exhibition, Bangalore, 1999, 2000; ABVP Annual Show, Bangalore, 2001; and Mysore Dasara Fine Arts Exhibition, Mysore, 1997-1999.

Recipient of the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Central Govt. of India, 2003-2005 and the Karnataka State Lalit Kala Academy Scholarship 1998-1999, has also conducted printmaking workshops in India and worked as as visiting faculty at the Visual Arts Dept., Bangalore University. Although known for her signature graphic prints, the Bangalore-based artists also works with oil on canvas.

About Art + Feminism

In a world where Wikipedia’s influence as a primary source of information continues to grow rapidly, the Art + Feminism project works to correct the persistent bias of access to more content created by and about men. Only about 17 percent of biographies on Wikipedia are about women and only about 15 percent of Wikipedia editors are female. This campaign is an effort concentrated on filling these content gaps in Wikipedia and increasing the number of female contributors and editors.

About Heritage Lab 

The Heritage Lab is India’s first digital content platform connecting museums and citizens through engaging events and campaigns, driven by the belief that knowledge should be freely accessible and available to all.