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Based in Singapore, Madhvi Subrahmanian is an artist, curator and writer. Her initial training in ceramics was with Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith at the Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry India and she has attained her Masters in Fine Arts from Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX.

Madhvi has been awarded the Charles Wallace Grant and other grants including the India Foundation of the Arts. She has been invited to several artists in residence programs in Japan, China, Korea, India, Thailand and US. Her sculptures and installations can be seen in several private and public collections such as the Mumbai Domestic Airport, India, Shigaraki Ceramic Sculptural Park, Japan, and Fule museum in Fuping, China. Madhvi’s works have been published in international magazines, like Ceramic Art and Perception, Nueve Keramik and in books like Smoke firing by Jane Perryman and Contemporary Ceramics by Emmanuel Cooper. Madhvi’s work was also recently on the cover of a contemporary art magazine-Art India. She shows with Gallery Chemould in Mumbai and has participated in many solo and group exhibitions around the world. Madhvi was invited to show at the Ayala Museum in Manila and at the first Ceramic biennale at Henan Museum in China. Madhvi is a curator and committee member for the first international contemporary ceramic triennale that will be held in Jaipur, India in 2018. Madhvi is also the elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics (UN organization) based in Geneva. Recently her installation Ode to the Unknown based on colonial rubber plantations and labour politics was commissioned by a Singapore museum, Indian Heritage Center.