Aditi SaraogiImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 7 Lower Rawdon Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, 700-020.
Telephone: (33) 2475 0078
Mobile: 9831039162
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Joined on: 2008-06-26
Last Updated: 2014-09-08

Background History

Background History

Education History

2007 - Artist in residence with Isabelle Roux, Beaucens, France.
2005 - Trained under Ray Meeker, Pondicherry, India.
2001 - Trained under Mansimran Singh, Andretta Potteries, Andretta, Himachal Pradesh.
1997-1999 - The Delhi School Of Communication, New Delhi.
            (A postgraduate diploma program in Communication, specializing in Advertising and Marketing.)
            ( Silver Medalist; Thesis- Humour in Advertising)
1994- 1999 - St. Xaviers College, Kolkata,  (Economic Honours)

Work History

2007 - Murals commissioned for Beekay Industries, Kolkata, India.
2004 - Murals commissioned for B.E.D., (a resto-bar) ,Kolkata, India.
2003 - Undertook a mural project for Wellington Mews, (part of the Taj Hotels group), Mumbai, India.
1999 - Rediffusion, Kolkata, India.
1998 - Hindustan Thomson Associates, Kolkata, India. (Now known as J.W. Thompson Associates)
1998 - Ananda Bazar Patrika Ltd:  The Telegraph, Kolkata, India.   
1997 - Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd:  Times Of India, New Delhi, India.
1994 - 1996 AIESEC, Kolkata, India.
(French Acronym for the International Association of Students in Economics and Management)
   Vice President Human Resources (96).
   Vice President Publicity (Career Days 95)
   Organising committee President (Recruitment June 95)
1993 1994 - Senior Health Clinic Officer:  Interact Club of La Martiniere, Kolkata, India
(Affiliated to Rotary International)

Workshop History

Workshop History

2007 - Conducted and developed a short term for J D Birla College, Kolkata, India
2005 - Attended a Raku workshop by Manisha Bhattacharya, Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu, India.
2004 - Conducted a pottery workshop for children at Sasha, Kolkata.
2004 - Conducted a workshop for army wives at Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.
2003 - Attended a Raku workshop by Leena Batra and Sarita Agarwal at Andretta, Himachal Pradesh.
2002 - Conducted a pottery workshop for children at The Oxford Gallery, Kolkata.

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

2007 - Group show in Beaucens, France.
2005 - Group show in Chandigarh, India.
2005 - Group show in Grain of Salt, Kolkata, India.
2004 - Group show in Grain of Salt, Kolkata, India.
2002 - Saraogi Park, Kolkata, India.
2002 - Group show in Parampara, an exhibition organized by Rotary Chowringhee, Kolkata, India.
2001 - Group show in Sasha, (an NGO), Kolkata, India.

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

Ancient pots are important because of their historical value. From excavated pots and vessels archaeologists have been able to deduce lots of details of the every day life and religious rituals of ancient cultures.



All these ancient vessels are based on archetypal forms and radiate a universal spirit. It is this kind of spirit I want to express in my work. My pots carry signs and symbols and tell stories about existence, relationships and communication, about origin and evolution.



My ceramic work is rich in contrasts:
light and dark 
thin and thick 
polished (burnished) and rough
 colourful and non-colour (white) 
opening and closing forms 
curved shapes and straight lines 
textured and smooth
. All these characteristics can be found in nature and in human beings.