Sri Aurobindo Auditorium

Part of the Bharat Nivas complex, the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium is a huge facility offering an excellent space for holding cultural programs. One of the primary event venues in the city, the auditorium is frequently witness to a wide variety of events ranging from dance and theater performances to major…

Vérité Integral Learning Centre (ILC)

Vérité (French for “truth”) is a multi-faceted project within Auroville, the international “city for human unity” founded in 1968, based on the principles of Mother and Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga. Since its inception in 1985, Vérité has focused on ecological concerns, health and wellness, collective process and spiritual “practice-in-action” in…

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 nature. As is true of all other arts, Ikebana is creative…

Tia Pleiman

Throughout my life as an artist, I’ve gravitated towards a variety of 1, 2 and 3 dimensional materials and media…drawing, painting, clay, mixed media, collage, fiber and recycle art. Over the past several years, while traveling between the US, Mexico, Guatemala and India, I have worked with materials easily transportable…

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 awareness in schools and villages. Srini is the founder and director of Yatra Multimedia…

Yatra Art & Culture Foundation

managed by  Yatra E. Srinivassan The Yatra Art & Culture Foundation promotes education through the arts, offering academic support and arts classes to area village children. Evening Tuition and English classes support the children’s studies, while Bharatanatyam dance, veena, Carnatic singing, painting and drama classes encourage exploration in both traditional…

Savitri Bhavan

Savitri Bhavan is dedicated to fostering Human Unity through spiritual education based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. This centre collects, develops, disseminates and displays materials to increase understanding of the lives and work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and the aims and ideals of Auroville.…

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 has also studied and worked abroad for much of his life.  …

Supriya Menon Meneghetti

Supriya is a ceramic artist and an Ikebana artist with love for painting.  In ceramics, she uses different clays and different ways of firing them - in a gas kiln and an anagama kiln, which reflects different surfaces that she pursues to express her creativity.    Form is her ever attractive…

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 words to become someone worth of subtle and radiant expressions…

Serge Scarnato alias Sukhino

To speak about myself is not what I like the most, but to let art and music express the feelings of what is difficult to speak about, the hidden. To employ poetry and images to reveal deeper emotions, different perceptions and yet to be grounded on earth, is a key…

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 series of workshops on the Kena Upanishad and Savitri in…

Pitanga Cultural Centre

Pitanga is a cultural centre dedicated to serving the development and enhancement of physical education and cultural activities for children and adult residents of Auroville in the light of Mother's and Sri Aurobindo. Pitanga has an foyer area that makes an intimate exhibition space. contact: e-mail: pitanga [at] auroville.org.in address:…

Saraswati (Renata Sidorenko)

I work with hand building and small forms. I use variety of glazes to create colorful fairy tale like world. I am ready to share it with those who keep the inner child happily alive. I'm always looking for play in work. I define play as a sense of not…

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 vision shines through, I feel charmed… I paint.…

Rolf Lieser

Born: 17 April 1954 in Trier, Germany. I studied Vis.Com./Arts in Germany and worked as Graphic Designer in Advertisement Agencies. After coming to Auroville in 1981, I continued design work including book publications, exhibitions and graphics. Since 1984, I worked in various art-forms: - Oil Painting (with exhibitions in Auroville,…

Rakhee Kane

Training and Experience in Ceramics Committed to my life in Auroville, an international township since over eight years now, the focus of my recent work has been images, objects, colors and textures of India. India, my own country, has meant so much more to me after being influenced by Auroville…

Osiva

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 in India, Holland and Sweden. Osiva’s paintings are joyful and evoke images of a…

Olivier Barot

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 spirituality in its ambiguous religious and common sense: landscapes at dawn, medieval temples but…

Nicole

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 created by hand drawings and watercolor and at times a little bit in Photoshop.  Nicole likes to work…

Murthy

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 learned stone carving from a master sculptor, Sri Raman, from…

Tuning to Harmony with Russian Singing Bells

facilitated by artist Vera Lipen. I offer weekly Tuning to Harmony programs with the Russian Singing Bells. These are open interactive musical programs consisting of two parts. First part - listening. Meditative sounds of these unique bells lead us into the state of inner peace and silence. The resonance 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 deep love and joy in me and the…

CRIPA

CRIPA is a large scale rehearsal space (300 m2), designed acoustically and practically so that it is beneficial to all the disciplines. The initial parameters included a timber-floored space with variable acoustic treatment, a piano, storage room, toilets, cushions, chairs….. Dimmer with 12 spotlights 34 tube lights UPS 48 volts//…

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 thinking about art.…

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 1991 I have performed as a classical singer and in recent years I have expanded into the…

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 quest.           contact: e-mail: patenaude [at] auroville.org.in address: Grace;…

Miraculous Productions

Miraculous Productions assembles theatre like somebody leaping off a cliff assembles an aircraft. Desperate, hairy, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants and highly improbable. Our crack team of highly talented and very small children laugh in the face of the impossible and don't know the meaning of the words "stage fright". If we have seen…

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, tempted by its call… The goal becomes then the…

Miki

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 on canvas, fused with personal identity and mythology.        …

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 exchange ideas and skills with each artist and activist of Auroville and out of Auroville to make…

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 Children's Music Schools in Germany for almost 30 years, composing…

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 piece,…

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 that being in this creative…

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, batik and patchwork. Today quilting is my canvas on…

Louis

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 imposed itself. After experimenting with different materials and mediums in an…

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 in a little evergreen forest near the Bay of Bengal in South India called Auroville. Thanks to an…

Krupa Jhaveri

Krupa Jhaveri, MPS, is an International Art Therapist and Art Director, born in the US and of Indian ethnic origin. Based in south India, she bridges cultures and facilitates art-making for insight and empowerment through her grassroots art therapy initiative, Sankalpa. Art Journeys provides art therapy, creative literacy and empowerment programs as a…

Kratu

I am Italian. I expressed myself as an expressionist painter and explored painting from the mid-sixties to the mid-eighties. Since then I turned to ceramic sculpture, I try to express the plasticity of faces and dynamic movement of bodies.             contact: e-mail: kratu2007 [at] gmail.com landline:…

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 feel calm…

Jyoti Khare

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 passion that helps her to relax, enjoy 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 rapidly. Presently I am mainly working on abstract works, which I find…

Jocelyn

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 on a research in spiritual art using traditional Thanjavur techniques…

Jivatman

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 singing and guitar come…

Janaka House

managed by Jocelyn. Apart from being the house where I live, Janaka house is one of the most beautiful houses in Auroville and contains a collection of art from this studio here and other artists in Auroville. People who would like to visit the house and see the art are…

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 Aurobindo Centre of International education in South of India…

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 collaborations.                 contact: e-mail: holger [at] auroville.org.in address: Sharanga, Auroville link: www.holgerjetter.com work:   ...

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 «Papui and Something Else», created in lively India.        …

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 documentary taught him about hidden charms of light and bluntness of reality. Truth and beauty are his goals.  …

Edo

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 sonic vocabulary. Slide guitar, alternate tuning, long soloing and pedal effects have become part of his intimate mediums…

Clara M. Sevilla Seguí

Bachelor in Fine Arts. Painting and engraving specialties. Currently writing her doctoral thesis on Indian aesthetics and contemporary art, on the way to understand the deepest significance of the aesthetic experience and the place of Art and Beauty in current life.           contact: e-mail: claramsev [at]…

Iono

  Claire, Aurovilian, artist name Iono. She was trained in France by a painter from the Bauhaus movement who spontaneously offered to share her knowledge with her, it was one of these lovely encounters that changes a life, one of the many she will make on her path. She works…

Caroline

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 performances, inspired by mystical singing and specifically designed to allow auditors to experience sound…

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 Auroville. Year 2011, not and not need wanting to be a mere ARTIST (art outside…

Charudatta Ram Prabhudesai

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 plays in India and since moving to Auroville, he…

Christoph Pohl

Graduate media technology engineer, video editor and postproduction supervisor by profession; multimedia artist as a side-effect. Christoph lives and works in Auroville since 2008. Besides running a small AV unit called brainfever media productions, he is involved in various media related projects such as: Auroville Film Festival, Kino Auroville and…

Basile

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 Sustainable Future - Sur les Traces d’Hanuman - Retour à Pondy - Made in India - Bénares…

Auroville Film Festival

The Auroville Film Festival is a biennial festival that takes place in every odd numbered year. The aim of the Auroville Film Festival is to connect with people and cultures within and beyond Auroville and to further the aspiration of human unity by showcasing films that develop the theme of human…

Aurofilm

Aurofilm proposes educational, cultural and artistic means for developing taste and discernment. Through research, film making, regular film shows conferences and workshops, our aim is to give the audience and participants an opening into the world’s cultures and forms of expression, and to foster creativity. We welcome interested visitors with…

Aurelio

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 territories. His energy flows into innovative instrument building, cultural and education programs, social outreach, theater sound-scapes, song offerings…

Audrey Wallace-Taylor

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 attention to a consistency of image, meaning just letting what comes come,…

ARKA

ARKA is a research project of S.A.I.I.E.R (Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research). It is an innovative social project of Auroville that wants to redefine the concept of aging as described by the Mother. ARKA is an holistic centre creating an environment in which seniors can dedicate themselves to…

Ange Peter

Ange Peter came to India with her parents when she was two years old. She grew up in Auroville and completed her studies at the Sri Aurobindo's International Center of Education in Pondicherry. Her first teachers in pottery were Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith from the Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry.…

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 Expression" is my favorite workshop, to help the kids to find themselves.…

Akash Kapur

AkashKapur_portrait_600Akash 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, The New York Times and Outlook. (more…)

Giorgio Molinari

GiorgioMolinari_portrait600Coming 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, workshops on old style photography with original big cameras and Chronotypes in digital. (more…)

National Painters Camp

The Auroville Art Service facilitated a National Painters Camp in Sri Ma, a beach community of Auroville from March 22nd- 27th, 2013. All were welcome to view the camp daily. The final works are on display in Auroville at Gallery Square Circle from April 1st to April 5th. Participating Artists: Sri…

Transformation – A group show of Auroville artists in Delhi

Transformation was the art exhibition within the Auroville Festival taking place September 14 – 21, 2012 at the India International Center (IIC), Delhi. This event marked the initiation of the Auroville Art Service in action. See more photos of the Auroville Festival and the Transformation art exhibition taken by Vimal…