Archana Prasad, is an artist from Bangalore, India. Her work is a particular conjunction of visual art, technology and urban community art, steeped in design and research methodologies.
As Founder & Director of Jaaga Archana has a unique artist-activist role. She works towards building a stronger arts community and positively impacting public perception of art, artists and art-practices in Bangalore. She seeks to harness the possibilities offered by the internet in this negotiation. Archana has a keen interest in documentation and creating public awareness on Bangalore’s socio-cultural heritage, and many of her projects do so using a combination of digital, hi and low tech with social research, design and art processes.
Currently Archana is the Founder-COO of Gooey.AI. She is also Founder-Advisor at BeFantastic.in
We Are Here – Phone based urban excursions into Bangalore city
Urban Avantgarde – Art On the Streets of Malleswaram
Malleswaram Accessibility Project – Participatory Neighbourhood Accessibility and Heritage Identification Project
Jaaga – Creative Common Ground
Neighbourhood Diaries – Stories and Histories of Neighbourhoods in Bangalore
Hampi Crafts Documentation – India Digital Hampi Project
Poetry Across Borders – live shared international poetry performance events
Art & the City – Online Journal on Contemporary Indian Art
Digital Narratives – A Microsoft Research Project
Samuha – An Artist Initiative and Collective
CitySignals – A Sonic-Video Public Art Project
The Manjunauts – A Sci-Fi Experimental Electronica Art Band
The Bangalore City Project – Connecting the City through Culture
The India Digital Heritage Project – A Microsoft Research Project
Archana holds a Bachelors in Painting and a Masters in Art History from CKP and a Post Graduate Degree in Animation from NID. She is an ATSA 2010 Fellow, and was an Artist in Residence at Kanoria Center for Arts. In 2008 she was selected as one of 11 artist-performers from South East Asia to attend the c/o Pop festival in Cologne, Germany.