Established in 2011 by the Shrine Empire, and now organized by the Prameya Art Foundation [PRAF] with the support of the French Institute in India, the Art Scribes Award has been committed to discovering emerging/mid-career art writers of Indian origin with sustained practices who have shown remarkable potential in their field by means of well-researched critical writing through a transparent open call and selection process.
This year we are delighted to announce the recipient of the Art Scribes Award 2021-22 as Arushi Vats. She will be awarded a curatorial research and writing residency at Chateau La Napoule, La Napoule Art Foundation in France where she will further develop her exhibition proposal towards a curatorial project with Prameya Art Foundation in 2023.
Arushi Vats writes on arts and culture, in the form of reviews of exhibitions and photo books, as well as long-form essays on cinema and visual art. She has been awarded the Eyebeam – Momus Critical Writing Fellowship for the year 2021. Her writing on art has been published on online platforms such as MARCH: a journal of art & strategy, Art India Magazine, LSE International History, Critical Collective; additionally she has authored curatorial notes for Galerie Mirchandani Steinruecke, Mumbai; Reliable Copy, Bangalore; and Aicon Contemporary, New York. Arushi is interested in exploring writing on art as a site for lyrical affinities and radical challenges. She lives in New Delhi, India.