SEEMA SINGH DUA
Born and brought up in New Delhi, Seema Singh Dua was always inclined towards art as a subject. With commercial art as a major in high school, to textile designing at under grad level and a shift to the medium of sculpture for the last fifteen years. The transition from clay to fiber resin to bronze has been gradual with now a comfort in working with medium like wood, stained glass, mild steel, stainless steel, which can be frequently seen in form of mixed media in her works. Her art takes a form as an expression of the phase of life she is going through, a journey within, so to say. A series could be depicting relationship, nature connect, power of nurturing, the joy of reading, spiritual or religious journey too at times.
Over the years Seema's sculptures have been selected at various national level art exhibits at prestigious institutes like Lalit Kala Akademi, AIFACS, Hyderabad Art Society and ArtScapes in Chandigarh. She has also been a recipient of an award at the national level at AIFACS and one of her works has been selected for a museum at Nirman Bhavan. Seema also received the award of "Artist of the Year"at the Delhi International Film Festival in 2014 and her works can be seen with art collectors in India, USA, Singapore and UAE.
Anant Ahuja is a creative entrepreneur, based in India. His expertise lies in the field of strategy, branding, building alternative infrastructure for cultural production, and creative direction. Over the course of the last nine years, he has helped brands perform better through culturally rooted views and generational narrative. He is a multidisciplinary designer with experience in art direction, cultural production, brand strategy, and identity design. He has had the opportunity to work with some of the world's biggest brands like Airbnb, Uber, Google Mountain View, Snapchat, Diageo, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Times Internet to name a few. He loves working with organisations that build and scale, by blurring lines between design, strategy, art & technology.
In March, 2020 he was recognised by Forbes 30under30, Asia, honouree, for his contribution in the field of Art & Design. He is the co-founder & CEO of Irregulars Alliance LLP, which is the parent company of The Irregulars Art Fair, This Side Up & Marked on CC. He also co-founded Bakheda Co and served as the Managing Director for the Indian operations of the same before it got acquired by Moon Rabbit, an independent global network agency.
The award recipients will receive
A Certificate of Merit by Art and Artisans, Global Challenges Forum (GCF) and Integrated Learning Institue For Sustainable Development (ILIFSD)
A chance to showcase their works on Art and Artisans Website.
Art Competition - 2020 is presented by Art and Artisans group India in association with
Global Challenges Forum and The Integrated Learning Institue For Sustainable Development.