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Shreya Pate: House on the Move – Fictions of the Object World

By Gayatri Sinha

Standing at the long table with objects, you have an Alice in Wonderland moment, stepping briefly into the world of the charming and enigmatic ingenue. You realize that you are looking at miniaturized objects that appear plucked out of a domestic space, displaced and somehow disoriented. An oversized jug and container, a miniaturized step well, a narrow, unusable swing, an unevenly structured clothesline – all appear like somewhat eccentric, cement-cast versions of your memory of the original.

Shreya Pate in her first exhibition seems to reverse and reuse her fundamental skills to probe, not without irony, the truth of built structures. The tone of the monochromatic works is modest, but you cannot miss their hard edged intent, or indeed the sweeping excisions she makes to her built spaces.


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Royal College of Art, London, UK
MA Architecture: 2017-19

Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture, Mumbai, India
Bachelor of Architecture: 2009-14


Studio 212, Mumbai, India: 2016-21 | Independent Practice

Studio Mumbai Architects, Mumbai, India: 2015-17 | Architect 

Nu.De Studio, Mumbai, India: 2014-15 | Architect


Untold, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India 23 September - 2 November 2021
Solo Show

Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2019
MA Degree Show

Touch of Love, Milan Fashion Week, Milan, Italy, September 2019
Mary Claire Italy

Penumbra, Betts Project, London, UK, 2017
Studio Mumbai Architects

Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2016
Studio Mumbai Architects

Charles Correa Gold Medal Exhibition, Mumbai, India, 2015
Graduate Thesis Award Show


Mosaic | Welcome Trust, U.K., 2019 | Set Design Assistant
Can science break its plastic addiction?
Photoshoot for Welcome Trust web magazine, London - November 2019 Issue

Marie Claire Italia, U.K., 2018 | Set Design Assistant
Touch of Love
Photoshoot for Marie Claire magazine, Italy - October 2018 Issue


Solutions II, RCA Graduation film, U.K, 2019 | Direction . Set Designer
Home, RCA Graduation film, U.K, 2019 | Director . Art Director
The Honey Makers, Independent short, U.K., 2019 | Set Design Assistant
The Last Resort, Independent short, NFTS Graduation Film, U.K., 2018 | Art Director Z
Golem, Independent short, U.K., 2018 | Set Design Assistant
Genesis, Independent short, India, 2016 | Director . Art Director


Design Museum, London, UK, 2017
A place to hang your hat
Live project at the Royal College of Art, London, U.K


MA Critical and Historical Studies Dissertation Award, 2018
The empty wall & other sketches
Royal College of Art, School of Architecture, London, U.K

Charles Correa Gold Medal, nomination, 2015
Urban living redefined
Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai, India

Academic Excellence Award, 2014
Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture, Mumbai, India


Tate Modern, London, UK, August 2018
Experience Maker




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