Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra work collaboratively with a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, installations, interactive games, video, performance, and design.
Thukral & Tagra work on new formats of public engagement and attempt to expand the scope of what art can do, further emphasizing what the practice can do in a virtual context through their archives and publications. They break out of the mediated-disciplinary world, create multi-modal sensory, and storytelling in immersive environments.
Their earlier work dealt with tropes of migration, mythological narratives, symbols of Indian identity, and motifs of a globally manifested consumer culture that enliven a largely pedantic and static area of cultural material. From a pop visual character to a predominantly abstract visual approach and compositional philosophy, Thukral & Tagra constantly shift in terms of their grammar and vocabulary. They have offered sociopolitical commentary that is implicit in their aesthetic for the past eighteen years.
Recently, they seek to identify the practice as pedagogy through their collaborative Pollinator.io – Interdisciplinary lab, which cultivates an inclusive learning ecosystem that indexes to achieve knowledge sharing through cross-pollination.
– STPI – 2009
– Edition Copenhagen – 2012
– Meissen Porcelain – 2012-16
– ccSPORTcamp, Progr – Bern – 2018
– Pepsi International Limited Edition – 2008
– Persol Luxotica – 2009
– Condé Nast – 2007-2015
– ETRO – 2012-13
– Absolut – 2013
– GloBo Ceramics 2014
– Driade – 2016
– David Adjaye Team – 2016
– Design Days Dubai – 2016
– Mario Testino – 2017
– Dharamsala Film Festival – 2018
– JCB Literature Prize – 2018