Nidhi Khurana is a practicing artist and educator based in New Delhi.
She completed her post-graduation in Arts and Aesthetics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has studied Sculpture as a bachelor in Visual Arts from M.S. University of Baroda. Nidhi is interested in exploring organic material to document time, colour, space; highlighting concepts of recycling, up cycling to reduce waste. She uses the idea of mapping and maps as an idiom to delve into deeper issues of existence. She has been a part of various camps, workshops and residencies since 2005. Nidhi recently developed a map of Panipat in collaboration with the weavers of Raj Overseas, a carpet export factory in Panipat.
Nidhi Khurana has worked at Welham Girls School, Dehradun teaching Art to ISC students as well as developing an art curriculum for the Primary and Middle school. She has developed Art workshops at The Scindia School, Gwalior and Purkul Youth Development Society, Dehradun. She has conducted workshops at the NGMA for the Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) and Habitat Centre New Delhi. She conducted an Art workshop as a public event by The Wall People in Parque Mexico, Mexico City D.F. during a residency in May 2013.
Nidhi has worked as a Research, Editorial and Design consultant for various projects including the Delhi Ibsen Festival, Kaaru and the Singhal Foundation. She has also facilitated a School enrichment program for Learn Today, a Times of India Group. She has co-curated the exhibition, “Where in the World” at Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon with the students and teachers of the Arts and Aesthetics Department, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Over the past few years she has been involved in conceiving, developing and executing Art Education programs for Independent foundations and companies like FICA, Artreach, Flow India, Art 1st, SAAIER, Manas Foundation; for students, teachers and professionals at various levels.
Nidhi was awarded a Mexican Government Scholarship for a residency in Oaxaca, Mexico (2015-16). During the Residency she was invited to conduct a workshop for children at Centro del las Artes de San Augustine (CASA), Oaxaca.
She is currently exploring techniques for natural dyeing in India.