A solo show by the artist Krupa Makhija, “An Amnesiac’s Memory” was unveiled at the gallery Art District XIII at Lado Sarai, New Delhi, on 19th August, 2016, jointly by Glenfiddich along with the Best College Art. From over 500 participants from across India, Krupa Makhija was selected as the winner of Glenfiddich’s Emerging Artist of the Year 2015 award and won a 3 months’ residency at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland.
A trained artist, Krupa Makhija’s work includes printmaking and installations. The exhibition showcases works in different mediums created during and post her three-month stay at the Glenfiddich distillery in the quaint town of Dufftown, Scotland. Her works have been influenced by the local traditional setting she witnessed during her residency.
The global coordinator of Glenfiddich’s AiR programme Andy Fairgrieve said that “India is a very vibrant country and is home of some very exceptional and talented artists. We were lucky to find an artist like Krupa Makhija through our forum Artists in Residence (AiR), who has a very unique approach towards art. Her ‘Symbolic’ representations of her own personal experiences are evident in her works.”
“India can become a world-class centre of excellence for creativity given the diversity and talent it houses. The Indian art market is growing. Globally, the art market is an underestimated economic factor. India is known for its doctors and engineers and scientists. It also produces some of the best artists in the world.”
James Pennefather, General Manager, William Grant & Sons India said, “Glenfiddich has always been a patron and supporter of art programs across the world. Our globally recognized forum Artists in Residence (AiR), launched in 2002, aims at providing artists like Krupa Makhija a unique and inspiring platform to showcase their talent and gain international recognition. Krupa is the forth recipient of the Glenfiddich /Bestcollegart Emerging Indian award and her work is a symbolic representation of Cultural Amnesia.”