Ashish Avikunthak Chadha has been recognized by ArtReview Magazine as one of 30 “Future Great” artists of 2014.
Professor Ashish Chadha Avikunthak teaches film theory and production in the Film/Media program. His films are visually stunning, highly formal meditations on ritual, time and death, rooted in Indian religion, philosophy and history. Since arriving at URI, he has made several films that have been well-received at museums and art galleries all over the world. His work has been described as “self-consciously difficult works that are filmed in a self-consciously beautiful way.” Professor Chadha explains that viewing the films creates a sensory and spiritual experience that is similar to visiting a temple, where the majority of worshippers do not have a literal understanding of the ritual that takes place. Read the ArtReview essay on Chadha’s work here.