EDUCATION

2012-2015     MFA in Painting & Intermedia, University of Iowa, USA [Full Scholarship]

2005-2012     Indian classical dance of Odissi, with critically acclaimed choreographer Madhavi Mudgal, New Delhi

2003-2007     BFA in Applied Arts, College of Art, Delhi University

 

RESIDENCIES

2021     New Dance Alliance (Satellite Residency), Manhattan, NYC

2020     LES Studio Program, Manhattan, NY

2018     Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY

2018     HH Arts Spaces, Goa, India

2016     Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, NE

2015     OMI International, NY

2015     Yaddo, NY

2014     Skowhegan, ME  [Full Scholarship]

2011     Tellus Art, Stockholm, Sweden 

2010     Bishkek Art Centre, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS

2020     South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund Fellowship, India Center Foundation, NYC

2018     New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award (interdisciplinary artist category), NYC

2018     Inlaks Foundation Award, Mumbai

2015     Dedalus Foundation Fellowship, NYC  [Finalist]

2014     Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME

2014     Mildred Pelzer Fellowship, IA

2009     National -  Freedom of Expression Award, Infinity Films, Mumbai

2009     Lalit Kala Academy, emerging artist category, New Delhi

2004     Swapan Biswas Award, Delhi University, New Delhi

INVITED PRESENTATIONS and SELECTED LECTURES

2021     Artist's lecture (online) for Foundation Studies Students at Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, Maryland - with Sangram Majumdar.

2020     Miracle Marks - presentation with performance with Purvi Shah's book reading, Rutgers University, New Jersey

2020     American Dream Redux - panel presentation, Asian American Arts Alliance, NYC

2019    Odissi Odyssey - lecture and dance performance at International Education Week, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

2018     Lecture on changing aesthetics in Sikhism in England and US, Mercy College, Bronx Campus

2018     Presentation at Architecture+Design Adda, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi 

2017     Aesthetics of surface design in Indian textiles, of last 300 years, Hunter College, NYC (Department of Theater)

2016     Lecture Demonstration with performance in exploring the Kronos Collection of Indian Miniatures, Metropolitan Museum, NYC. 

             (In collaboration with curator and cultural presenter Rajika Puri)

2016     Visiting artist’s lecture, University of Nebraska, Omaha

2015     Movement and Mediation, Queens Museum, NYC

2015     The Idea of Land and Landscape in Odissi, Yaddo, NY

2014     Sari Convention - Inter-relativity in India music and textiles, South Asian Studies Program, University of Iowa, USA

2013     Sensual and the Spiritual - lecture with dance on 13th c. Sanskrit Love Poetry, University of Iowa, USA

2013     Lecture demonstration in Odissi, Spic Macay India chapter at University College London, United Kingdom 

SOLO  SHOWS  (curated)

2022        Untitled project (rescheduled), Asia Society Musuem, NYC (TBA)

2019        SO MANY JOURNEYS, new choreographies in Odissi dance, Englert Theater, Iowa City 

2019        THROUGH THE KĀLI-EROS, immersive performance with objects in installation, Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, NYC 

2018        RE-IMAGINING INDIAN DANCE: MOVING FORWARD, Asia Society, NYC

2017        ARCHITECTONICS OF DISPERSION \ immersive acts and objects, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn 

2015        STRUCTURE IS WHAT I SPEAK Of, Installation Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City

2014        NOLI ME TANGERE, immersive performance in installation with directed performers, Levitt Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City

2014        AND THOUSAND EYES, Performance with directed collaborators, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME

2014        OF MOONS & TORSOS, drawing based performance, Porch Gallery, Iowa City

2011        PREVIEW: KULDEEP SINGH, Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance de Francaise, New Delhi 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS  (curated)

2021     TBA show, National Indo American Museum, Chicago (upcoming in Fall)

2021     ENDLESS STATE, curated by Xinyi ChengYui Kugimiya and Jagdeep Raina for Skowhegan, NY

2020     NRITTA SINGULARITY (short film), curated by Himanshu Verma, Chaumasa Monsoon Festival, Jaipur, India

2020     ARCHITECTONICS OF DISPERSION, online showcase of short digital film, CADAF online, NYC/ Miami

2018     THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES, curated by Rachel Cooper, performance for The Progressives Show, Asia Society Museum, NYC

2018     GARDEN OF SKIN, curated by Zachari Logan, at Angus-Hughes Gallery, London 

2018     PERFORMANCE MIX FESTIVAL:32 for New Dance Alliance, University Settlement, NYC

2018     RE: ART SHOW 21, curated by Efrem Zelony Mindell, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, NYC 

2018     LOVE 2018 - PURPLE HEARTS, curated by Rachel Stern, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NYC

2017     FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH, curated by Tina Croll/ Jamie Cunningham, Celebrating a Century of Indian Dance in America, 

              Theater Y at 14th street, NYC 

2016     PADMA-STHANA, Panoply Laboratory, Brooklyn

2016     PRINCE OF DANCE, curated by Navatman, Drive East Festival, La Mama Theatre, NYC

2016     NOLI ME TANGERE II, 5th Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival, Chicago

2016     EXPLORING MANASOLLASA, performance showcase, Queens Museum, NYC

2015     STATIC/MOVEMENT, performance in installation, Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, India

2015     NAAPAN II, 3rd Kolkata International Performance Art Festival, Calcutta, India

2014     SPEAK PARROT SPEAK, at I TALK THE ZIGGURAT, Englert Theatre, Iowa City

2014     SKOWHEGAN PERFORMS, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC

2014     TINYSOME, Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting

2014     CONIC at TINY TEN, curated by Esther Baker Tarpaga, Englert Theatre, Iowa City

2014     SANKEERNA JAGATĪ and NAAPAN, 2nd Kolkata International Performance Arts Festival, Calcutta, India

2012     CONSTRUCTION OF LOSS, curated by Himali Singh Soin, Gallery Exhibit 320, New Delhi

2009     NAVSAR Annual Show, curated by Amit Kumar Jain and Ambika Jain, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi

2009     Ctr+Alt+Dlt, curated by Amit Kumar Jain, Gallery Stainless Steel, New Delhi

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2015     TALK THE TEMPLE, co-curated with Heidi Wiren Bartlett, collaborative production of short acts, Englert Theatre, Iowa City

2014     I TALK THE ZIGGURAT,  interdisciplinary showcase of various short acts, Englert Theatre, Iowa City

2014     AND THOUSAND EYES, collaborative performance. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME

2014     TINYSOME, Performance Project. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2011     THE STORY COMPOUNDERS, Visual Art Show. L'institut supérieur des arts appliqués, New Delhi 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2021              Guest Thesis Reviewer for Spring Semester, RISD, Rhode Island  (with faculty Angela Dufresne and Dean Moss)

2021              Guest Reviewer for BFA final year thesis, New York University, NY  (with faculty Howie Chen)

2012-2015     Elements of Art and Design (for non-majors)  and Basic Drawing (for majors), University of Iowa, IA 

2009-2012     Visiting faculty for Indian Aesthetics and Concepts, College of Art, Delhi University, New Delhi

2011-2012     Applied drawing for design, L'institut supérieur des arts appliqués, New Delhi

2010-2012     Drawing applications for design in problem solving, IILM School of Design, Gurgaon

SELECTED PRESS

Adrian Enzastiga, “Kuldeep Singh shines in Englert”, The Daily Iowan, April 27, 2019

Ayesha Singh, “Home is Where the Art is”  The Sunday Standard Magazine, The Indian Express Group, New Delhi, March 3, 2019

Daniel Boscaljon, “Five questions with: Choreographer and dancer Kuldeep Singh”, Little Village, April 24, 2019

Julian A. Jimarez Howard, “Interview with Kuldeep Singh”, White Hot Magazine, March 2019

Kuldeep Singh, “ An Archive of Traditions: Kuldeep Singh’s Playlist, Art in America, November 28, 2018

Eric Sutphin,” First Look: Kuldeep Singh”,  Art in America, November 1, 2018 

Jeffrey Grunthaner, “Kuldeep Singh at Ortega y Gasset Projects”,  White Hot Magazine, October 2017

Clay and Milk Contributor, “Review: [ sharp tongue, quiet lips ] at Yellow Door Gallery”, Clay and Milk, July 10, 2017

“Rabbit to chicken, earthen glasses to mirrors: all for art”, The Telegraph Online, Calcutta, India, January 2014

DESIGN AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2019 - present    Book publication designs for represented artists solo shows, Totah (contemporary art gallery), NYC

2018 - 2019        Moving image design and production, for various lectures and series, The Polis Project (non profit), NYC

2018                   Planning of visual/ moving image records for “Ruchira Gupta Archives” for Stanford University, CA acquisition (Apne Aap)

                           And, post production design for a short documentary: “Decriminalized Tribes of India”, Apne Aap Women Worldwide, NYC

2017                   Yearbook design with production, Downtown Manhattan Community Television, Manhattan. NYC

2016                   Artist's assistant to artist Christopher Myer, NYC

2011                   Cultural Expertise to University of Iowa (Studio Arts Program), for Arts and Architectural program in South India

2009                   Creative assistance for THE DREAM MUSEUM PROJECT,  in collaboration with DEVI ART FOUNDATION & ASIA ART ARCHIVES,

                           Hong Kong and New Delhi

2008                   Assistant researcher to Eminent Art Historian Benoy K. Behl, New Delhi

2007                   Assistant, Vinita Chand Design Associates, New Delhi