Below the Surface, 2012

Ravi Agarwal
Below the Surface, 2012
One colour photograph and one black-and-white photograph
136 x 109 cm
Courtesy of the artist


Ravi Agarwal is a co-author of several books, he writes extensively on ecology and development issues, and is also founder and director of the Indian environmental NGO Toxics Link.

Agarwal’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in India and internationally, including Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, various venues, Mechelen, Belgium (2012); Generation Tradition: New Art from India, CAC Vilnius, Lithuania, and Zacheta National Gallery for Art, Warsaw, Poland (2011); Where Three Dreams Cross, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, and Winterthur Fotomuseum, Switzerland (2010); Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (2009); Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London, and other venues (2008–11); Crossing Generations: diVERGE, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India (2003) and Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (2002). In 2011, he co-curated the Yamuna-Elbe Public Art and Outreach Program, which took place in New Delhi and Hamburg, Germany.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11


Agarwal, Ravi

The Sewage Pond’s Memoir

The forest of the Delhi Ridge marks the end of the Aravalli Range, the billion-and-a-half-year-old mountain chain that extends along the western coast of India.