Aqui Thami

Based in Darjeeling, Aqui Thami uses art as a medium for storytelling, believing that art can truly empower individuals and communities. Through prints, photography, performance and artistic intervention, Thami often collaborates closely with women and children from different neighborhoods, as her art is grounded in the act of ''doing'' as a way to adress current universal social issues. Particularly interested in Aboriginal issues in different contexts, the artist questions cultural structures of power in terms of a feminist, anti-racist and activist angle. Her work is rooted in the traditions of participatory art and that of the artist's book, while being closely linked to zine and DIY cultures (Do it Yourself).

Aqui Thami is a first generation indigenous artist and academic in India. Self-taught, she is part of the art collective Bombay Underground and is now pursuing a doctoral degree from the school of Social Work, Tata Institute Of Social Sciences, in Mumbai.

Recent exhibitions

2017

You Deserve To D.I.Y| a celebration of zine culture: Chatterjee and Lal, Mumbai

First Bombay Zine Fest- an ongoing one of a kind travelling zine fest, Mumbai, Cochin, Pune

2016

Zones of Privacy: Chatterjee and Lal, Mumbai

Girls Only, India Chapter, Mumbai (curated by Antonia Marsh)

2015

The Cloud , Mumbai, India (curated as a part of the Focus Photography festival)

Aesthetically Yours with Art O2 and Studio X (curated as a part of the Creative time summit the curriculum at la biennale di venezia )

ABCD : Art from Bombay's Capital Dharavi, Mumbai India (curated by Dharavi Art Room)

Poster Girls with Art O2

Call a book a book , Mumbai, India (curated by Bombay Underground)

2014

Stop making sense , Mumbai, India (curated by Bombay Underground)

2013

Ladies Only: stories for all (curated by Dharavi Art Room)