Tejal Shah, a multi-disciplinary artist, Master of Fine Arts from the Bard College is a full package of creative talent. Her mind is a wonderland filled with thoughts which yield glorious mix of fiction, poetry and mythology. Born in 1979, Bhilai, currently resides in Goa, India. Graduated from RMIT, Melbourne, she did BA in photography and was an exchange student at The Art Institute of Chicago. She has finesse in photography and videography. She takes up a topic which stirs her audiences up. She is known to take up the topics which are still considered as a stigma in India. She pivoted her thoughts on issues like biological and social constructs of gender. "Chingari Chumma" and "Trans" are clearly the examples of it. In "What are You?" She did a marvelous work of showcasing the intricate and complications of Eunuch community and proposed a poly-gendered society. One of her works, "Between the Waves" which was a video installation was a huge success.

It was a work which was never done before. She beautifully used the devices of narration and metaphors to tell the tales which appeared to be of the inception of a species long lost forgotten or something out of this world, very surreal. Her work has been appreciated everywhere she goes and has been displayed in various museums, galleries, and film festivals and well appreciated. She likes to keep updated on social media. People can learn a lot about her on-going projects from the Facebook page.

A recent post:-

"First week at Rost Artist-in-Residence has flown by. I am very grateful to have been part of an intense seminar, 'Queer (Feminist) Ecologies' with artists and scientists - Maja Moesgaard, Elin Vister, Cal Harben, Malin Arnell, Camilla Renate Nicolaisen & Jaya Ramchandani. Group readings, viewings, deep listening, mindfulness meditations, yoga, botanical walks, gardening, Skype meetings, presentations, cooking, drawing, creating, communal living and lots of love. Such a combination is rare and precious - I am filled with much hope! Thank you core group and everyone for making it happen."

Harun Robert  Hindi Actor

Harun Robert

Rob aka Harun Robert is an artist and television anchor. He is a television personality known for his creative shows based on children. He specializes in music, dance, and artistic skills. He is a trained applied artist. He is known to possess ultimate creative and craft skills. Rob is a well-known face among children of all age groups. He is famous for his show M.A.D. His spectacular paintings and craft work have impressed parents so much that even they follow his show. He is fondly called the ‘Art guru.’ Rob is a graduate from National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad. He started working in Mumbai for animation studios. He worked on animation films, 2-D videos and designed motion pictures. After this, he was selected as a presenter in an audition by Pogo. He was the anchor for the show M.A.D - Music, Art, and Dance. This show was a distinct concept of art to enhance the creativity in young children. It had a variety of art, crafts, sketches and painting. Rob used to make useful and presentable things out of different materials. He gave a new meaning to art. The fascinating sketches and crafted items made by him gathered the attention of children nationwide. Be it the miraculous big art, graffiti designs, pottery, best out of waste, moving pictures or animation, he taught it all. Many celebrities featured in this program too. Rob presented the show along with anchor Cheenu and Candy. M.A.D was a fun filled and interactive show which utilized the imagination to build unique items. The show successfully encouraged kids to get involved in such activities. Many kids were attracted to be a part of the show with Rob. Due to him, the show became the longest-running creative show for kids. Its eighth season was launched in 2010. The show has nine National and International Award to its credit. It was consecutively awarded the global Indian TV Awards in 2007 and 2008. M.A.D: ‘Make it easy’ was another version of it. He was the part of music series ‘Dewarists’ by MTV. The show starred musicians and artist from all over India to bring a musical and visually creative theme. His passion for art is evident in all shows that he works upon. In 2013, Harun was once again the presenter of the interactive show ‘Magicskool’ where he used to amaze kids and teach them his magic tricks. He worked for Sony TV label in 2014. The mad learning school program was an initiative that had fruitful outcome due to him. Rob is presently involved with workshops for ‘Canvas Laugh Club.’ This association provides summer workshops to children on creativity. He owns a studio in Mumbai. He has an online art series named ‘Mad Stuff with Rob’ where he teaches how to make ‘DIY Items’ and creative products with unique ideas. It is featured on YouTube. He has his personalized vlog ‘KalaGhoda.’ According to Rob ‘creativity needs to be nurtured’ and it can be done by exploring all fields of art.

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