Residency Travel Grant (Visual Arts) 19-20



The Serendipity Arts Foundation’s Residency Travel Grant offered financial support to one visual art professional – namely artists, curators, art writers etc. – to attend a residency in India or abroad. The Grant was open to applicants who had never attended a residency before. 


Internal Committee Selection 


Sarah Naqvi is an Indian artist, based in Mumbai. She studied Liberal Arts at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and Bachelor of Textiles at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Her work engages in narratives themed around religious and societal stigmas. Textiles and embroidery, the primary medium in her practice, uses the cathartic nature of its process to address relevant issues of marginalisation. She had her first exhibition Bashaoor at Clark House, Mumbai in 2018. In the same year, she was part of several group exhibitions namely, A beast, a god, a line,  Para Site, Hong Kong, curated by Para Site Director, Cosmin Costinas. Also shown at TS1 Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar (June 6 – 22, 2018) and Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (Jul 20 – Oct 7, 2018); Apexart NY सावधान: The Regimes of Truth, curated by Shaunak Mahbubani, New Delhi; Micro subversions Playbook, Conflictorium, Ahmedabad, curated by Avni Sethi and Venkataraman Divakar; and The Exhaustion project, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, curated by Abhijan Toto.

Sarah has been selected for the De Ateliers Residency, Amsterdam for the period 2019-21.  She is the recipient of ‘The Phenomenal she’ award in 2019 conferred by the Indian National Bar Association and NID Ford Foundation Grant in 2018.

All 2019 Grants