Artist Nandita Mukand shares how communicating with the natural world has had a profound impact not only on her artistic practice, but also in enabling her to find the strength and clarity to set aside a traditionally coveted corporate career and pursue her dream of being a full-time artist. In the process she builds an understanding of why contemporary society is losing touch with Nature and why maintaining this connection is more critical now than ever before. Nandita Mukand is a Singapore-based Indian born artist. She is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and has a degree in Electronics Engineering from Lucknow University, India. But soon she realized that her real passion was not in engineering but art. According to her, Art and Nature are important disciplines that bind together in her art. Her spectacular work was most recently exhibited at OpenArt 2017,Orebro Biennale in Sweden and Imaginarium: To the ends of the Earth at 8Q Singapore Art Museum. Nandita Mukand is a Singapore-based Indian born artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, installation and painting. Her works deal with Nature and Materiality, exploring themes of connection and spirituality from in an urban context. It is the concatenation of city-dwellers and the natural world. Nandita’s spectacular work was most recently exhibited at OpenArt 2017, Orebro Biennale in Sweden and Imaginarium: To the ends of the Earth at 8Q Singapore Art Museum. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Nandita Mukand is a Singapore-based artist. Her work deals with the relationship with Nature and spirituality from within the contemporary urban context. She employs materiality to question the impact urban life has on our experience of time and the meaning we give to our own existence.