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Show RCA 2019

Insha Manzoor

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Major project:

Journey of Hope

Journey of Hope is a participatory installation offering willing participants the chance to get actively involved by sharing their journey with a caravan of hope for humanity. It is an attempt to strengthen the understanding of the artwork itself and an outlet for every sentiment.


  • I am not a politician

    I can’t decide the fate of the people

    I am one of the citizens of a billion,

    Peace, love & freedom love the colour of my eyes

    Pain & remembrance are the old friends of mine

    A knot has a wish that is sacred

    & speaks the truth that is truth.

    I have tasted the violence that is violent

    I have tasted the beauty that is absolute

    I look back and say

    As a matter of my skin

    Is the gesture of my resistance.

  • Previous degrees

  • MA Visual Art, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India, 2015; BA Fine Arts, Institute of Music & Fine Arts, University of Jammu, India, 2013
  • Experiences

  • Art therapist, De-addiction & Rehabilitation Centre, Srinagar Kashmir, India, 2019; Pepper-House Residency, Kochi by Kochi, Muziris Biennale, 2018; Global cultural community research workshop, Royal College of Art, London, 2017
  • Exhibitions

  • ' The Journey of Hope-II', Kala-Bhavan, Santiniketan, 2015; 'Celebrating Creation' (in collaboration with JKAACL), Kala Kendra, Jammu, India, 2013; 'Silent Cry' (in collaboration with CCRT, Ministry of Culture), Valley School, Bengaluru, India, 2010; 'Me and my Surroundings' (in collaboration with CCRT, MOC), NITTR, Bhopal, India, 2009; 'Portraits' (in collaboration with CCRT, MOC), SAII Shillong, Meghalaya, India, 2008; 'IZHAR, the expressions' (in collaboration with JKAACL), Kala Kendra, J&K, India, 2008; 'Bridge of Dreams', Sansar Chand Gallery, Kala Kendre, J&K, India, 2006; 'Stages of Life' (Group Exhibition), Harrow Art Centre, London, 2019; Work-in-progress Show, Dyson Art Gallery Royal College of Art, London, 2017; 'Finale', Russian Centre of Science & Culture, ICCR, Kolkatta, 2015; 'MELANGE' (Group Show), Birla Academy of Art, Kolkatta, India, 2014; National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Academy, Nagpur, India, 2013; Contemporary Indian Women Artist, Chandigarh, India, 2013; 'Unity In Diversity', Valley School, Bengaluru, 2010
  • Awards

  • CWIT Long Term Award for Studying Abroad, British Council India Trust, 2018; Pride Of Paradise, Top 12 Achievers Award, JK Bank India, 2017; Art Grant for Studying Abroad (UMEED-NGO) Kashmir, India, 2016; Young Artists of India, National Scholarship Scheme, HRD Ministry of Culture, India, 2015; Acrylic, Winner of Annual Contest, Kokuyo Camlin Art Foundation India, 2013; Talent Search Scholarship Scheme, National Award (CCRT) MOC, India, 2004
Royal College of Art