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How can art help empower marginalised individuals and communities? What role can it play in awareness and exposure? What are the economic advantages it can offer? This session in collaboration with the Museum of Art and Photography’s ‘Inclusion and Diversity’ theme, VR Ferose and Vicky Roy weigh in on these questions and more. Through the lens of their very personal journeys, they explore how art and culture can transform lives and how institutions can make a difference.
This event will have Indian Sign Language (ISL) interpretation.
In collaboration with the Museum of Art and Photography (MAP)
Originally from West Bengal, Vicky Roy ran away from his home and started working as a rag picker at the New Delhi Railway Station, before he was rehabilitated by an NGO, Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi. He studied photography at Triveni Kala Sangam and then apprenticed under Anay Mann. In 2007, he held his first solo exhibition titled, Street Dream at India Habitat Centre (New Delhi, India) supported by the British High Commission. In 2008 he was selected by the US based Maybach Foundation to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York. As part of the program, he undertook a course in documentary photography at the International Center for Photography, New York.
His first monograph Home Street Home, published by the Nazar Foundation (New Delhi, India) was released at the second edition of the Delhi Photo Festival (2013). His solo show This Scarred Land: New Mountainscape was exhibited at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India in 2017. He was part of Houston FotoFest Biennnial and Kochi Muziris Biennale in 2018. He was also awarded the MIT Media Fellowship in 2014 and his work Scraping the Sky was exhibited at Asia Society Texas Centre in 2019.
VR Ferose is the Senior Vice President and Head of SAP Academy for Engineering in Palo Alto, California, which works to create the next generation of engineers interested in solving some of the most complex problems in the world. He was also the Managing Director of SAP Labs India for five years, during which he transformed it into an innovation hub.
Ferose is the Chairperson on the Board of Specialisterne USA, a not-for-profit foundation with the goal to create one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges. He is additionally the founder of the India Inclusion Foundation, under whose aegis initiatives such as The India Inclusion Summit, The Inclusion Fellowship, Art For Inclusion and The Inclusive Walkathon have been run. He has also co-authored books, including Gifted, a book on people with disabilities that has been translated into six Indian languages.