Faculty Profile


Name : Shukla  Sawant
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : School of Arts & Aesthetics
Room No : 03
Off. Phone : 26704061
Residence :
Email : shuklasa@mail.jnu.ac.in   shuklasawant@hotmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/shukla


Ph.D., School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2015
M.A., Fine Arts, Slade School of Art and Center for Theoretical Studies, University College London, U.K, 1997
M.F.A., College of Art, New Delhi., 1989
B.F.A, College of Art, New Delhi., 1984
Studied Lithography at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (Guest student).1984-86 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Modernism and Contemporary Art with a focus on South Asia; Art in Colonial India; Print Cultures and Photography; New Media Practices; Artists’ Collectives and Organizations; Postcolonial criticism and Historiography.  


Professor, Visual Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics at JNU, April 2015 onwards.
Associate Professor, Visual Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics at JNU, December 2001 - April, 2015
Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts & Art Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 1989-2001
Guest Faculty for Art Appreciation Course, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, 2011-2015
Guest Faculty for School for International Training, India : National Identity and Arts and Himalayan Buddhist Art & Architecture, 2006-2015
Guest Faculty, University of Heidelberg Clusters of Excellence, Guest Lectures for the project “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, 2010. 

Awards & Honours

1995-97 Commonwealth Scholarship awarded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
1988 All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society Diamond Jubilee Award
1989 Yuva Award of the Sahitya Kala Parishad 

International Collaboration/Consultancy

2012, 2014 Collaborated as resource person for Bibliography Project: Shortlist: India an overview, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
2008-2009 Member of the Board of Studies, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius
1998-2005 Working-group member of Khoj International Artists’ Association a part of the Triangle Arts Trust, U.K  

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

‘Out Of India: Landscape Painting Beyond the Picturesque Frame,’ in Kishore Singh (ed) Landscape Painting, the Changing Horizon, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2012, 6-44

‘Machine, Mechanics, Chemistry and Collectivity’, in The Embodied Image :Krishna Reddy A Retrospective, Archana Shastry, (ed) IGNCA, New Delhi, 2011, 45-51.

‘Artist collectives in the age of anxiety, 1940-50’ in Gayatri Sinha (ed), Art and Visual Culture in India, Marg in collaboration with National Culture Fund and Bodhi Art, 2009, 136-149.

‘ Instituting Artists’ Collectives: the Bangalore/Bengaluru Experiments with “Solidarity Economies”, Journal of Transcultural Studies Volume 1 (2012), Heidelberg University, pp 122-149 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)


Patents (if any)