Lyrics of Loss and Longing

Ishita Chakraborty (b. 1989, West Bengal) is an artist who has an MFA from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and is currently pursuing the MFA program at the Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland. Ishita’s practice reveals—through inkless drawings,installation, poetry, video and sound within the contexts marked by the traces—displacements, traumas of colonialism, language and identity. In 2017 she was awarded the Gästeatelier Krone residency in Switzerland, which culminated in an exhibition of theresulting project at the Museum Forum SchlossPlatz. Recent exhibitions include: I speak your language, Kunstraum Zhdk, Zurich (2019); Small Projects for Coming Communities, Stuttgart, Germany and Oncurating Project Space, Zurich (2019); What Leaf? What Mushrooms? Art Container, Zurich (2019); Art for peace, Kunsthaus Zofingen, Switzerland (2017). She was invited to participate in the Khoj Foundation PEERS SHARE program, Delhi (2018) the residency program by Piramal Museum of Art in Mumbai, India (2015). Upcoming shows include participation in the 5th International Biennale de Casablanca in Morocco, which has been postponed to 2021 as a result of the global Covid-19 related lockdown.