Sumant Jayakrishnan is a scenographer, designer, and installation artist who is based out of New Delhi. He transforms spaces and creates beauty for a range of contexts around the world. He builds in elements of imagery, video mapping, calligraphy, lighting, performance and installations for projects across disciplines, whether Theatre, Dance, Art, Film, Fashion or the world of Events.
He has been a recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust Arts Award (1994), the Sanskriti Award (2001), and the Fulbright Arts Fellowship (2002).
Some of his projects include Deepa Mehta’s film “Water” (Art Direction), Tim Supple’s multilingual play “The Midsummer Nights Dream” (Stage and Costume Design), The India Art Fair, as also extensive work as a set designer in the world of Indian Fashion and the big fat Indian Wedding (India and the world). He has been the designer for conceptual events for Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Moschino, Dior, Steinmetz, Swarovski and Bulgari in India.
AUDIO VISUAL DESIGN
Avinash is a design strategist, researcher and artist-performer, and co-founder of three of India’s well-known creative endeavours – Quicksand, an innovation and strategic consulting firm, BLOT!, the country’s premiere audiovisual collective, and UnBox Festival, an interdisciplinary arts platform. With an inclination towards building entrepreneurial projects, Avinash has been exploring design processes and cooperation within the arts in India for over 15 years, and is widely regarded as a formidable presence in the Indian underground arts scene. His most recent project, a GamesLab for exploring play experiences, is set to emerge as a disruptive platform in gaming in India in 2017.
ARTIST & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
HANIF KURESHI & RUTVA TRIVEDI
Hanif Kureshi is an artist working with street and typography. Kureshi is the founder of handpaintedtype.com, a project to conserve and digitize the vernacular street typography of India. Kureshi is also co-founder of St+art India Foundation, a non profit organisation which attempts to make art more accessible through the medium of street art festivals in urban India. Kureshi has exhibited his work at the Venice Biennale, Centre Georges Pompidou, Triennale Design Museum, Milan among others. Kureshi has been a speaker at global design events such as TypoBerlin, Atypl Iceland and Designyatra. Hanif and Rutva run Guerrilla, an underground art + design studio based in New Delhi.,