Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
SURABHI SARAF, Intensities Installation
SURABHI SARAF, Intensities Installation


With a diverse array of techniques such as repetition, fragmentation, and multiplication, Surabhi Saraf designs sequences of rhythmic movements, creating multilayered structures that slow down our perception of time. Her audio-visual works and interactive installations foreground her study of experimental sound, Indian classical music and choreography. They negotiate ideas of entertainment, experience, sensation and sensationalism and operate with the conviction that it is the numbing of certain sensory realities that generates crucial moments in socio-cultural transformation. 

Born 1983 in Indore, India 
MFA (Art and Technology), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA 
BFA (Painting), MS University, Baroda, India 
Lives in San Francisco

Solo Exhibitions

2015   'REMEDIES', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2015   'FOLD', Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2014   'REMEDIES', Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2013   'ILLUMINEN', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2012   'Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery', Times Square Alliance, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020   'Game of Chance', curated by Leandre D'Souza, Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts, Panaji, Goa
2017   'DWELLING, 10th Anniversary Show (Part II)', curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2016   'Art + Process + Ideas Exhibition', Mills College Art Museum, Oakland
2015   'PLUS ONE', India: In Focus Festival, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2013   'We Are Ours', curated by Himali Singh Soin, the Clark House Bombay and Khoj International Artist Association, New Delhi
2013   'Op Shop', Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland NSW, Australia
2013   India Art Fair, New Delhi. Presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
2013   Alumni Exhibition & 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, Root Division, San Francisco
2012   'Momentum: Women/Art/Technology', Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe (Screening)
2012   'New World New Sequences', Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2012   'Visual Art in Movement', Visionaria20 International Film Festival, Sienna, Italy
2012   Beirut Art Fair, Galerie Sophie Lanoe, Beirut, Lebanon
2012   'Synchrony: Contemporary Video', Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
2012   'DOME2012: Video Art in the Digital Dome', IAIA, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2012   'DOME2012: Video Art in the Digital Dome', IAIA, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2011   'Pattern-Ship', Parramatta Artist Studios, Parramatta NSW Australia
2011   'Time', The Lab, San Francisco
2011   'Bay Area Currents' 2011@ ProArts Gallery, Oakland
2011   16th Annual Juried Exhibition @ SOHO2O Gallery Chelsea, New York
2011   'Taste 2011', Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, California
2010   The International Streaming Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
2010   7th Busan International Video Festival, Space Bandee, Busan, South Korea
2010   'Introductions 2010', Root Division Gallery, San Francisco
2009   13th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
2009   'Peel', Alte AEG Fabrik, 5 Voltastrasse Berlin, Germany
2009   MFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago
2009   'New Works', Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago
2008   'Department Store', Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago
2008   'Filament', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2006   Group Show, ABS Gallery, Baroda
2006   Group Show, Kanoria Center for Arts. Ahmedabad
2005  BFA Show, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda

Selected Screenings

2014   'FOLD', Videos on Stage: An Epidemic of Amnesia, ArtInternational Fair, Istanbul
2012   'Video Program', Unbound Studio, Belgrade Art Fair, Serbia
2011   'No Dialogue', ArtPadSF, San Francisco
2011   'Competitive Shorts Program', The Disposable Film Festival, San Francisco
2011   'Emerging Video Artists', Big Screen Project, New York
2011   'Currents 2011', The 2nd Annual Santa Fe International Media Festival, Santa Fe
2011   The Athens Video Art Festival 2011, Athens, Greece
2011   'Say Something', E6 Gallery, San Francisco
2010   'Espacio Enter', Canary Island, Spain
2010   'Art Killed the Video Star', Riff Raff, Grosenberg, Tel-Aviv, Isreal
2010   'VideoZone', MUV music and digital arts festival, Florence, Italy
2009   Not Still Art Festival, Micro Museum, Brooklyn, New York
2009   'Without Borders Festival: Conjunction', Lord Hall Gallery, University of Maine, Orono 
2007   Group Show, Alliance Fran?aise, New Delhi, India

Selected Performances

2016   Soundwave ((7)) Biennial, San Francisco
2015   'Grains', Performance Festival, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
2015   'Remedies' (Live), San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, San Francisco, California 
2015   'Grains' (with Ian Smiths- Hiester), India: In Focus Festival, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2014   'Spinning Four' // LIVE at ON EDGE Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara
2013   Suspend & Release, 100 Performances of the Hole, PSi19, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
2013   SLEEPWALKS, with Andrea Williams, Fortress Callosum, San Francisco
2013   With Guillermo Gilando & Sangita Moskow, Solstice Concert, Chapel Of Chimes, Oakland, California
2013   'Grains' (with Ian Smiths- Hiester), Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
2013   'Illuminen' // LIVE, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai
2012   'Oscillations' (with Sebastian Alvarez), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2012   'Spinning Four', Currents 2012: The 2nd Annual International New Media Festival, Santa Fe
2012   'Tunneling' (with Nadav Assor), Soundwave Biennial, The Lab Gallery, San Francisco
2012   'Spinning Four', Night Lights, SOMArts, San Francisco
2011   'FOLD' {Live} Series 4 of public performances, Parramatta, Australia, Nov
2011   'FOLD' {Live} Series 4 of public performances, San Francisco, Sept-Oct
2011   'Spin' @ HiveMinds Gallery, Oakland 
2011   'Spin' @ The Center for Contemporary Arts, Currents 2011, 2nd Annual Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2011   FOLD {Live}, Root Division, San Francisco
2010   'Rain Grain Song' @Twin Space Continuum, San Francisco
2010   'Lullaby Daze', 100 Performances for the Hole, SOMArts, San Francisco
2010   'Spin', CCRMA Winter Concert 2010, Stanford, California, Collaborator: Jakes Bejoy
2010   'Tunneling' (with Nadav Assor), Netmage 10 International Live Media Festival, Bologna, Italy
2008   'Tunneling' (with Nadav Assor), New Blood II, Links Hall, Chicago
2008   'Lullaby daze', Waveforms, SAIC, Chicago
2007   'Aging Fan', Waveforms, SAIC, Chicago
2006   'Nomonosound' Peers Student Residency, Khoj International Aritst Association, New Delhi

Awards and Residencies

2015   Eureka Fellowship Award, The Fleishhacker Foundation
2012   SECA Award Nominee, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2012   Djerassi Resident Artists Award, Woodside/ California
2011   Winner in Experimental Film category @ the Disposable Film Festival 2011, San Francisco
2009   Winner of Celeste Prize. Italy
2009   Winner of Art vs. Design, Artists Wanted, Brooklyn, New York
2008   International Graduate Student Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, Illinois 
2005   Nasreen Mohamedi Award, M. S. University, Baroda, India
2002   Best Choreographer, Vogue, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

Residencies and Workshops

2016   Art + Process + Ideas Artist in Residence Program, Mills College, Oakland, California
2012   Djerassi Resident Artists Program 
2011   Root Division Resident Artist, San Francisco, March-October 
2007   Sandarbh Artist Workshop, Rajasthan, India
2007   Collaborative workshop to spread awareness about contemporary art and the environment
2006   PEERS Student Residency @ Khoj International Artist Association, New Delhi, India
2006   Fellow-in-residence, Kanoria Art Center, Ahmedabad, India
2005   Artist Residency, Pachmarhi, India



Surabhi Saraf 'REMEDIES'

October 27, 2015 - December 10, 2015

Surabhi Saraf – Illuminen

January 23, 2013 - March 10, 2013