Raghava KK has pioneered a groundbreaking body of diverse works that explore transcendence through the lens of the current digital era.
Featured on CNN’s list of ten fascinating thinkers, authors and provocateurs in 2010, Raghava’s work traverses traditional forms of painting, installation and performance, while his practice embraces new media (artificial intelligence, neuro-feedback, biohacking, board and video games, crypto currencies etc), to express post-human contemporary realities. His lectures, including 5 TED talks, are known for inspiring audiences to expand their social and psychological selves, using art. Last year, Netflix launched an episode on Raghava in the Creative Indians Series.
Raghava’s storytelling migrates among his various disciplines through 50 foot live paintings, interactive books on Apple’s iPad (Pop-it, won a Kirkus book award and won best of Singapore Art Fair), music inspired art for Erykah Badu and Paul Simon, as creator in residence at Viacom, NY, Raghava premiered Must# at both TED and Viacom HQ, A Visual Empathy Algorithm that learned how the viewer made meaning visually and pushed him to transcend the limits of his taste.
Raghava co-founded and chaired The INK Fellowship (The TED of India), India’s leading global multidisciplinary fellowship program in 2010. Raghava was inducted into the National Geographic Society in 2013 as an Explorer, for pushing the boundaries of scientific exploration through art.
In 2015, he created a new compositional process, part human and part algorithm-driven through his collaborative project SOZO - a painting machine, developed for him by Artmatr, an offshoot of the MIT Media lab. In 2017, Raghava was invited by Jeff Bezos to conduct an art workshop for leading creative minds from around the world. The same year, as a partner, he helped set up the vision and strategy for India’s largest venture fund for wellbeing.
Raghava co-founded 64/1 in 2018, an art collective dedicated to blurring the lines between art, art criticism and art education. In 2021, Raghava was the first Indian artist to launch an NFT at Sotheby's, New York in partnership with BurningMan - a collaborative artwork created using brainwaves, AI and painting robots at Boundless Space. Raghava also worked on a collaborative AI art piece created with Harshit Agrawal and 64/1 entitled Strange Genders; this piece was longlisted for the Lumen Prize 2021.
Raghava KK currently lives and works out of New York and Bangalore.
- Guernica 2.0, 2015
- Fake News, 2019
- Guernica 3.0, 2020
- Guernica IV, 2020
- Guernica IV, 2020
- In Search of the Mystical (Work Available for Commission), 2020
- Raindrops in an Ocean (Work Available for Commission), 2020
- So Many Paths (Work Available for Commission), 2020
- The Churning of the Cosmic Oceans, 2020
- The Garden of Virtual Delights (Work Available for Commission), 2020
- The Triptych ( Work Available for Commission), 2020
- When Edges Define The Center (Work Available for Commission), 2020
- Guernica for the Siri-ocene, 2021
- 10 tubes of truthpaste, 2022
- Acid Reign, 2022
- Ewwww, 2022
- Guernica for the post Kaliyuga, 2022
- I asked for a pony - the hell is this?, 2022
- Spy & Spy, 2022
- The Guernica Project: #01-69, 2022
- What me Satoshi?, 2022
- You're fired!, 2022
- Zuckinstein in Metaland, 2022
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