Recent Exhibitions of Work by Art's Jaret Vadera
Jaret Vadera, an associate professor of the practice in new media in the Department of Art, exhibited his work in three shows this spring in the U.S. and Mumbai, India. Vadera is a transdisciplinary artist engaged in exploring how different social, technological, and cognitive processes shape and control the ways that we see the world around and within us.
Columbia University Teachers College mounted the group exhibition Unleashing, a site-specific multimedia art exhibition highlighting concepts of the late Maxine Greene, philosopher and Teachers College professor emerita. The exhibition included works by Fanny Allié, Gregory Climer, and Rit Premnath and Avi Alpert, among others. Unleashing was on display April 1–May 31.
Vadera held his first solo show at Good Children Gallery in New Orleans, titled aliens, dead zones, and beyonders. Through photography, collage, sculpture, video, and projection, the exhibition "explored the spaces that lie just beyond our vision . . . weaving together a constellation of stories about migration, time travel, and unseeable elephants." The show ran from May 12 to June 3.
Vadera's work also appeared in Beyond Transnationalism: The Legacy of Post Independent Art from South Asia, a group exhibition at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai, which questions the relevance of the terms diaspora and transnationalism. Artists included Rina Banerjee, Priyanka Dasgupta, Krishna Reddy, and Shahzia Sikander, among others. The exhibition ran from April 8 to June 19.