Janhavi is a visual artist from India, currently living and working in Nottingham, UK.
Her work explores the intimate conflicts and intersections between gender, memory and ecology. She’s drawn to the inaccuracies found in anecdotal histories, and recreates narratives that transform her understanding of the ‘self’, in context and contradiction to her surroundings. She often uses food as a mutating metaphor to stage personal, anatomical and systemic enquiries in her practice. Working across photography, moving image, sculpture and installation — she also traces eco-political trajectories of the materials and processes that she interacts with.
Community engagement activities like lectures, workshops, and performances that lead to collaborative research; and induce dialogue about identity and belonging, solidarity and reciprocity, are an extension of her art practice.