THE POWER OF ART: HAROUN HAYWARD AND INDU ANTONY
India Art Fair Artists-in-Residence, Haroun Hayward and Indu Antony, will discuss what drives them to create art. Hayward, a London-based artist, will speak about the shared rhythms and patterns in textiles and electronic music, two of his most defining influences, while Antony will discuss the importance of community art projects including the shared studio space, a cornershop and small publishing setup, all of which she founded in Bangalore.
Haroun Hayward lives and works in London. He received his MFA from Goldsmiths University and his BA (Fine Art, Painting) from Brighton University, following an exchange stay at the Nagoya University of Arts in Japan. Hayward was recently awarded an artists’ residency at Casa Balandra in Mallorca. His group exhibitions include Drawing Room Biennial, Drawing Room London, 2021 (upcoming), All the Days and Nights, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, 2020, Interference, Rivington Rooms, 2019, Gadfly, indigo+madder, London, 2019, While Supplies Last, Mount Analogue, Seattle, USA, 2019, The Bigger Picture, curated by Bob and Roberta Smith, Mile End Pavillion, UK, 2017 and SHOT, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK, 2013 amongst others. Solo exhibitions include Too Nice, Play It Twice, indigo+madder, 2021, and Dance Mania, Wellington Club, 2020. Hayward is currently an Associate Lecturer in the Fine Art Painting Department at Brighton University and a mentor at The New Art School, London.
Indu Antony is a trans-disciplinary artist based out of Bangalore and Kerala in India. Born and raised in a conventional Indian family she overcame various social obligations to pursue her forms of expressions. Antony pursued her degree in medicine and then later on moved to learning and practising art full time. Her works comprise of understanding feministic stands and often unites her larger practice. She understands the presence of gendered bodies in public spaces and has conversations around this with her long standing project – Cecilia’ed. She created the first ever drag king photo series – ManiFest that was exhibited in multiple countries and created awareness about LGBTQI+ issues. Antony is passionate about community work and set up two community art centres one with another artist called Kanike and recently in 2022 – Namma Katte (a womens community arts and leisure centre). With the need for more women to enter the self publishing space she set up Mazhi books.