Kintsugi is a Japanese technique used for ceramic material that translates into golden repair or joinery which highlights and enhances fractures adding value to a broken object. These scars become unique because of the randomness of fate that has its own story and beauty. Due to a shared human experience of the profound change that we are currently experiencing the metaphor of kintsugi is apposite for these times.  

The four artistic projects that have emerged as a response to this metaphor have rooted themselves in very different personal practice, medium and technique to suit the virtual format of the festival.

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Kristine Michael is a ceramic artist, arts educator, researcher and writer on Indian ceramics based in New Delhi. She was awarded the Charles Wallace India Trust in 1992 to apprentice with Alan Caiger Smith at Aldermaston Pottery and Dart Pottery in the U.K. Other awards and grants received include the Lalit Kala Research Grant, Junior Fellowship from Government of India, Nehru Trust Visiting Fellowship, Sanskriti Fine Arts Award and FICA Dalmia award for her PhD research. Her works are in international collections in Austria, UK, USA, Pakistan and South Korea. She has curated national and international exhibitions – most recently Kindling Change for Serendipity Arts Festival 2019, The Art of Kripal Singh Shekhawat with Delhi Art Gallery and Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, 2018. She has published widely on the history of Indian ceramics and was guest editor for the Marg Dec 2018 issue Indian Ceramics History and Practice. 
She is Curriculum Leader of Visual & Dramatic Arts at The British School, New Delhi and is currently a PhD Scholar at School of Arts and Aesthetics JNU in Indian ceramic art history.

Curatorial advisor

Chandrika Grover Ralleigh is an experienced arts administrator, starting with the British Council where she consolidated the Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowships alongside managing its arts and literature programmes in North India.
She was the Founding Director of Pro Helvetia – the Swiss Arts Council’s first office in Asia and is particularly interested in promoting  cross-cultural and interdisciplinary arts practice. She has been an Advisor to the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018 and is, together with Farooq Chaudhry, the Artistic Co-Director of the Prakriti Excellence in Contemporary Dance Awards for its next two editions. She works independently as a cultural strategist and was curatorial advisor to the Kindling Change exhibition for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2019.


Anindya Roy  & Ankur Ahuja | The Idea of Impossible Repair
Varun Narain | The Nightingale 
Surjit Nongmeikapam Bon & Nachom Art Foundation | Samnaba – Merge
Pallavi Arora & Shirley Bhatnagar | Sindhu – A Subterranean Song