BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS SPECIALIZATION IN PAINTING FROM SURAT SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS, 2014
MASTERS OF FINE ARTS FROM DEPARTMENT OF ART, DESIGN AND PERFORMING ARTS FROM SHIV NADAR UNIVERSITY, (2015-2017)
VIBRANT GUJARAT AWARD -2014 2nd PRIZE IN SCULPTURE CATEGORY SURAT SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS, VNSGU -2014 AWARD, BEST PAINTING & DRAWING AWARD ARTS FOR ALL(A4A) ONE MONTH RESIDENCY PROGRAMME AT SANSKRITI KENDRA, NEW DELHI – 2015 KHOJ PEERS SHARE PROGRAMME -2017
Khushbu Patel (b.1992, Surat) is a graduate of Surat School of Fine Arts she completed her MFA from the School of Art, Design and Performing Arts at Shiv Nadar University. She has been part of residencies at Sanskriti Kendra and was part of Khoj Peers Share programme.
Khushbu Patel’s art practice is mainly about looking through the lens of abjection — talking about that which inherently disturbs conventional identity and cultural concepts — the way people have been defining beauty, the stereotypes in society, objectification of bodies and political abjection. Her work questions the kind of revulsion that society holds on to, towards certain individuals, who don’t fit into the realm of the collective social idea of beauty. With the abject body as analogy and as an opposition, her extensive research in dermatological anomalies and meticulous process influenced by the miniature tradition also holds the state and society accountable for its indifference, and its attitude.
“I am interested in trying to understand the kind of revulsion that society holds for certain individuals, who don’t fit within the realm of the collective social idea of beauty. My process is also about questioning the state and society for its indifference, and its attitude. I am working with the abject body as analogy and as opposition.”