Madi Acharya-Baskerville is an Asian born diasphora artist, living and working in the UK. Broadly speaking, the themes explored in her work range from environmental concerns, migration and exile and gender issues. What unities them is the found element, matter that already exists around us, an enduring reflection of the human condition. Her practice involves the synthesis of unlikely elements which she sources from different locations, the coastline, woodlands and vintage markets. Using objects, textiles, song, conversation and magazine cuttings which resonate with her on some level, she creates works which move fluidly between different media. The materials have usually had a past life such as wooden panels previously part of furniture or embroidered textiles which have seen better occasions. Through joyous transformative processes these objects and materials are reborn as part of something new.
Recipient of Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England for her project 'Developing ceramics as part of sculptural work in the context of museum collections'.
Forthcoming and Events and Exhibitions:
Groundwork at APT Gallery, London October 21th-31st, preview October 21st 6-9pm
Recent Solo Exhibition
'My Life as a Bird' at Darl-e and the Bear, Woodstock, Oxfordshire , exhibition essay by Uthra Rajgopal
'I wish my hair was as long as yours' brochure includes 'Somewhere Else' an essay by Dr Stephanie Straine
Interview with Asian Curator: