New Delhi based Ravi Agarwal (b. 1958) is an artist-activist. Apart from his solo exhibitions ‘An Other Place’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi (2008); ‘Alien Waters’, India International Centre, New Delhi (2006); ‘Down and Out’ in New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Amsterdam (2000) and ‘A Street View’, New Delhi (1995) Ravi has participated in many group exhibitions. Noteworthy are ‘Indian Highway’, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist & Gunnar Kvaran, traveled to Astrep Fernley Museum, Oslo, Norway (2009) and Serpentine Gallery, London (2008); ‘Extinct’, curated Pooja Sood, 48°, Public Eco-Art International festival, New Delhi (2008); ‘Still Moving Image’, curated by Deeksha Nath, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi (2008); ‘Click! Contemporary Photography from India’, curated by Sunil Gupta and Radhika Singh, Vadehra Gallery, New Delhi (2008); ‘Public Places, Private Spaces, curated by Gayatri Sinha and Paul Sternberger, Newark Museum, USA (2007); ‘Horn Please: The Narrative in Contemporary Indian Art’, curated by Bernhard Fibicher and Suman Gopinath, Kunst Museum, Switzerland (2007); ‘Watching Me, Watching India’, curated by Gayatri Sinha and Celina Lunsford, Frankfurt Fotographie International, Frankfurt, Germany (2006) and the 2nd Biennial of Creative Photography, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi (2002).He was part of the ‘Documenta 11’ curated by Okwui Enwezor in Kassel, Germany (2002).
His work ‘Have You Seen The Flowers On The River?’ was done at a Khoj Residency, New Delhi (2007). His photographs form the book ‘Down and Out: Labouring under Global Capitalism, New Delhi: Oxford University Press and Amsterdam, University Press (2000)