K.K. Raghava

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Raghava KK (born 1980, Bangalore, India) is a contemporary artist living and working in New York and India. Named by CNN as one of the 10 most fascinating people the world is yet to know of, Raghava is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in genres as disparate as painting, film, installation, multimedia, and performance.

Raghava began his career as a cartoonist in 1997 with leading Indian publications. His work grapples with the construct of identity, gender, and sexuality, and the absence of interpersonal context in today's world of online identity performance.

In 2010, Raghava spoke at the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA. He has lectured at New York University (New York, NY) and at several art institutions, including the New Hampshire Institute of Art (Manchester, NH, USA) and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in (Nîmes, France). In 2007, he was invited as a guest of the city of Nîmes to exhibit his work at the Carre d'Art Musee d'Art Contemporain.

Raghava's performance art piece Anthropomorphism: When Paintings Dance premiered in California in 2005 through a grant from the American India Foundation. His public art installations include a library for the Robin Hood Foundation in the Bronx, NY. Raghava recently launched his interactive iPad app, which inspires open-mindedness at the earliest of ages, at Art Stage, Singapore and the India Art Summit, New Delhi.

Raghava presently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is married to musician Netra Srikanth.[1]

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