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Abha Prakash

I'm drawn to life-writing and memoir. My poems (published in poetry journals and anthologies) are usually in first-person and almost all are informed by subjective responses to my lived reality. In prose I have been working on [...]

Akash Kapur

Akash Kapur is a writer who grew up and lives in Auroville. He is the author of one book, India Becoming, and his work has appeared in various publications, including The Atlantic, Auroville Today, The Economist, Granta, The New Yorker, [...]

Anandi Elba Fernandez

Poet, before knowing the meaning of the word, playing at home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I have written my first poem. Arts, in general are from childhood, my way of expression: dance, music, photography... And as a teacher, "Creative [...]

Anuradha Majumdar

Who am I? This is an excellent question. It certainly merits serious reflection. A clear discernment of self, few identifying marks, achievements if any, blood group and so on.. For the moment it can be safe to say: Site Under [...]

Ashesh Joshi

My love for Arts and painting commenced and has grown with the study of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother; learning has been an education in appreciating the beauty of life. When the moments of deep intimacy descend on me and the inner [...]

Audrey Wallace-Taylor 1

After painting professionally for years, now my work has become an exploration into what illuminates my spiritual path. I am constantly surprised by the space, images and colors that want to appear. After several years of paying no [...]


Having immersed himself in the world of sound over the last 3 decades, in research, experimentation, project works, performances and installations, Aurelio considers himself a listening soul following mysterious song-lines into unknown [...]

AuroTejas Hemsell

Tejas performs and teaches Odissi and Semi Classical Bollywood Dance. She has dedicated her life to the study of Bharathanatyam and Odissi. Tejas has also studied Kathak, Bellydance, African dance, Ballet and Salsa, which gives her a [...]


French painter and director of TV movies and experimental cinema, Basil has lived and worked in Auroville for the past thirteen years, traveling and filming. He has produced documentaries such as: - Auroville Towards a [...]

Birgitta Volz

Birgitta Volz, an artist and designer with major international recognition, can be credited with nearly 100 solo exhibitions, more than 150 group exhibitions, and work in 18 different countries. Recipient of numerous international awards, [...]


Caroline studied several vocal approaches as Carnatic singing, Nada Yoga or Bel Canto lyric technique taught in Vocal YogaVY and practiced with voice teachers, singers, sound healers and Nature before she began to create the Ikaroma [...]

Celestine Ridgeway

I AM ART, Being Myself. Knowing the fact WASTE IS ONLY GOLD and ONLY GOD HIMSELF, Year 2,000 recycling at Celestial Art and Cultural Research Center, Prarthana, Auroville, resulted as Art Installation at various places within [...]

Charudatta Ram Prabhudesai 1

Charudatta Ram Prabhudesai is from Goa. He has a MFA from the MS University, Baroda. He has participated in many group shows and three one man shows.  Charudatta also does caricatures. He is a theater actor. He has acted in many [...]

Connie de Nood

Born in the Netherlands, but living in South India, I get inspired by my surroundings.  Being close to nature and living in the multi-cultural environment of Auroville surely inspires me the most. I work with black pen on paper and [...]

Dominique Jacques

Dominique has been working as a painter and restorer of canvas and frescos since 1987, first in France and later in Italy. In her artistic path she likes to mix several techniques such as egg tempera or gold and silver [...]


Edo is a blues, classic rock and progressive guitarist who emphasize improvisation over structured musical approach. He is a self-taught musician who has incorporated jazz, classical Indian, funky and psychedelic elements into his [...]

Edoardo Grassi

Edoardo Grassi’s fundamental focus is on documentary, travel and portraiture photography. Over the years, he grew fond of National Geographic images which encouraged him to learn basics of photography. Photojournalism and [...]

Emanuele Scanziani

Depth and lightness, density and humor reveal themselves in Emanuele's work through the «brush engravings on stone» created in the privacy of his atelier – a meeting with the stone and its telling features; and the illustrations of [...]

Giorgio Molinari

Coming from Italy, Giorgio has been living in Auroville since 2003, making pictures for Auroville and Aurovillians as a gift, not for commercial use, and supporting the ARKA Project. At the Red Door in ARKA giving, upon request, [...]

Helgard Zurmühl

Born 1949 in Heilbronn (Germany) , living and working as artist in Auroville, India and in Germany, Tübingen / Berlin Art was always an expression of her soul. Her profession is that of teacher and lecturer at college. Previously, she [...]

Holger Jetter

Holger is a violinist and multi-instrumentalist. He is versatile in many styles and produces music in his studio in Sharnga. He is open for [...]

Hufreesh Dumasia Chopra

Hufreesh Dumasia Chopra is an intuitive abstract artist. She has been painting ever since she was old enough to hold a brush. To become an artist wasn't a conscious choice but a natural expression of her being. Growing up in Sri [...]

IONO [Claire]

IONO A painter and cinematographer, Claire was born in 1969, in Paris. Ever since she was a little girl, Claire, said she would live several lives in one. True to her word, she explored many different paths before [...]

Ireno Guerci

When Ireno came with his partner from Italy to join Auroville in 1988 it was with the intention to drop photography altogether. He had been in the business for years, making photo reportages as a free lancer and had won three different [...]

Ivana Frousova

Originally from the Czech Republic, Ivana has been living in the UK for 9 years. Now she lives in Auroville since July 2014. Starting painting late, Ivana tries to do the maximum to be a good painter. Art is a part of daily life, like [...]

Jill Navarre

Auroville is a spiritual endeavor, and creating theatre in Auroville involves heart, mind, body… and lots of spirit. In fact, the work on stage is a reflection of a process that may have started with a text into which one dives, [...]


I make music as a way of personal growth and a means to express myself creatively. Music nourishes me and I believe that I have something I can give to others through it. I sing and play flute and guitar in whatever way I choose (and [...]

Jocelyn 2

I have lived in Auroville since 1969, and wrote the only non fiction novel about the beginning of Auroville, Antithesis of Yoga. In 1998 I began working with master Ganessan from Thanjavur and other artists here at Janaka House Ravena [...]


I have enjoyed being part of theatre, dance and singing since I was a teenager for they gave me great joy and a sense of fulfilment. After joining Auroville in 1977, I have continued to work and evolve in these fields, stimulated and [...]

Juergen Puetz

Having been involved in the world of art and painting goes back to a time before I decided to come and live in Auroville in 1973. My involvement with painting in Auroville is relatively recent, developing and changing [...]

Jyoti Khare 1

Starting painting young, Jyoti kept on nurturing herself over years relying on her inner guide. Only when people started calling her an artist did she realize how much space art had already taken in her life. She still sees it as a [...]

Kenji Matsumoto

I usually season wood 2 to 3 years. After that I plane the surface of the plank. This is the moment I can see the face of the tree. Then we = the wood and myself = decide what the wood wants to become…. When I work, I [...]

Lalie Sorbet

I have this passion to create images... again and again... Video, 3D, collage, painting, photography, I like exploring all the possibilities of expression. My latest discovery: macrophotography. These macrophotographs have been taken [...]


Autodidact since1970. It was after my first journey to Auroville in 1973, in a quest for the future, that inspiration emerged freely. I returned to France and despite all the social and familial difficulties, the decision to paint daily [...]

Marco Feira

Two grey/green eyes, one nose quite big, one mouth, few original teeth, but only two ears, 1m 79cm height, no special peculiarities visible except two big mustaches recently added. After I finished the Art School in Italy, I started to [...]

Marco Saroldi

MARCO SAROLDI Marco has worked as a photographer since 1983. In addition to the professional work, he likes to create imaginary landscapes or self-portraits representing contemporary issues. According to him, good photography is [...]

Maria Grazia

The Path of Silk: The Art of Quilting. Coming from a background of theatre, I settled in Auroville in January 1984. For my work in theatre and dance, manual work has always been essential. So I was cultivating hobbies like painting, [...]

Marie-Claire Barsotti

Designer? Painter? Sculptor? I never liked labels as they fit you in a box and the goal of this Sadhana is to free ourselves from any limitation so that the reality of who we really are can reveal itself. The only thing I know, is [...]

Marlenka Gray

I feel that life is art; it isn't a separate sort of thing. To make my surroundings a work of art, harmonious to the senses, that is of paramount importance for me. To paint with a brush or a pen on a piece of paper or on a ceramic [...]

Merry Cook

I started composing little pieces, both harmony and melody, when I was about 4 years old. After college graduation I emigrated to Germany, from USA, and studied pipe organ and related subjects for 10 semesters. After that I taught in [...]


While living and working in Auroville, Miki is an active member of Janaka House, painting in the Tanjore, Tibetan styles,using natural earth and mineral pigments. A memory of this trans-cultural flavor is present in her art in acrylic [...]

Minsun Park

Organization Community Cultural Colors (see see see) with B in 2012. 'Recycling art events' in 2012/ 'AUROVILLE SINGING FESTIVAL' in 2013 Eco-musical performance group 'Phoenix' project. I think we need the platform to [...]

Monique Patenaude

A human being in quest of a larger, higher and more beautiful life on this planet: this is the best presentation I would give of myself. My art is altogether an instrument and an expression of that [...]


My work and passion for the past twenty five years have been focused on understanding the sculptural aspects of South Indian culture. I am Murthy Nadesan and I am a recipient of the National Award for Mastercraftsman, New Delhi. I [...]


Nicole considers herself an Artist/Illustrator. She originates from The United States and now lives in Auroville, where she finds inspiration in her husband, daughter and their surroundings. Her illustration work is primarily [...]

Noel Parent

Noel Parent is a writer of poetry, children’s stories and other contemplative and inspirational articles. He moved to Auroville from the U.S. in 2007 and has worked at the Matrimandir Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Unity Pavilion and other [...]

Nuria Casanova

Singer, choir director and music teacher. I studied classical singing, piano and musicology at the University in Barcelona. Throughout the years I have continued studying with teachers specialized in different musical styles. Since [...]

Ok (Lee Ok Jeong)

Okjeong Lee Art comes from what is around you. It is not something far away. It is right here. Waste is part of what is right here so how can it not be part of everyday aesthetics and art? There needs to be a paradigm shift in [...]

Olga Bogachova

Olga was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Since that time she is overzealous to all types of art, mural art, sculptures , decorations, interior design, silk painting, photography and painting. 2005 Worked as Art Therapist 2008 Graduated from [...]

Olivier Barot 1

Olivier settled in Auroville in 1991. As a photographer, he became fascinated by the bewildering diversity of India, altogether wild and sophisticated, as well as by its splendid architecture. He then intended to show the Indian [...]


Watsu practitioner (shiatsu in the water), brilliant comedian, singer, Orev's paintings are as flamboyant as her curls. This French artist definitely gets her influence from her beloved India but her charisma stays as French as [...]


Osiva lives at Yatra, Auroville. Since early childhood, he felt a strong inclination towards painting and has continuously developed his skills. As an artist, he has already presented over 40 successful one man shows with exhibitions [...]

Robert L’Heureux

Robert L'Heureux is originating from Canada where he learned the Art of Glass over 37 years ago. Vitrail as it is named in the west was well known from middle age for being an integral part in the construction of the cathedral and [...]

Rod Hemsell

From 2005 to 2013 Rod has lectured regularly on philosophy and poetry at the University of Human Unity in Auroville, where he also has worked as Principal of New Era Secondary School from 2007-2012. During May-August 2013 he presented [...]

A. Sathya

I have been passionate about painting since my early years and started practicing in our local cultural center. since i came to Auroville i have also been heavily involved in farming and foresting, i feel that this experience brought me [...]

Shakti Balu

I live in a place of unending education. Therefore there could be no particular description or name of our activities. Everything we Aurovilians do is for getting experience, and to grow towards the ideal. What is my ideal? In few [...]

Suryan Stettner

Suryan is a self styled singer/songwriter of contemporary western music, fusing many genres to create his sound. Conceived and brought up in Auroville, his parents (German and English) met and settled in Auroville in the early 70's. He [...]

Valeria Raso Matsumoto

Ikebana is the Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement. It is a disciplined art form where the arrangement is a living thing in which nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing closeness with [...]

Vera Lipen

In the silent regions of my mind, in the deep harmony of my heart, where sounds are tangible, an intimate voice speaks to me of the wonders of the Unimaginable; it hums, sings, resonates, dances in me… Music awakens the feeling of [...]


Polyphonik Neo-Urban -/- Clown Krypto-Naze Novo-Punky -/- Nomad Bio-Anartist Je suis comme Tout l'monde, comme Personne et comme Certains I am like Everybody, like Nobody and like [...]

Yatra E. Srinivassan

E. Srinivassan is a screenwriter, actor, and film and theatre director. Born in Kuilapalayam, he has directed more than twenty-five educational films and street plays on social, health, and environmental issues which are used to raise [...]