Ravi Agarwal


Ravi Agarwal has an interdisciplinary practice as an artist, photographer, environmental campaigner, writer and curator. His work explores contemporary questions around ecology, society, urban space and capital. His work has been showcased widely, including at the Kochi Biennial (2016), Sharjah Biennial (2013) and Documenta XI (2002). He co-curated the ‘Yamuna-Elbe’, an Indo German twin city public art and ecology project in 2011 and ‘Embrace our Rivers’, a Public Art Ecology project in Chennai (2018). Agarwal is also the founder of the Indian environmental NGO Toxics Link, which has pioneered work in waste and chemicals in India. He serves on several high-level policy committees, and writes extensively on sustainability issues in journals and books. He was awarded the UN Special Recognition Award for Chemical Safety in 2008 and the Ashoka Fellowship for social entrepreneurship in 1997