- This event is over. However, time travel possible through our Audio & Video!
Do you have a treasured read you’d like to introduce to a stranger?
If yes, bring along this book wrapped in brown paper and ribbon to keep the title and author a mystery. You’ll then have the opportunity to exchange books with someone else in the group, giving you, your next book, and giving them, your perfect recommendation!
Whether you’re a seasoned reader or just starting your literary journey, this event has something for everyone!
In a cozy and intimate setting, you’ll have the chance to meet with fellow book-lovers, and discuss excerpts and ideas from the books that resonated with you. It’s a lovely opportunity to get together and form a community of readers at BIC.
We end with a grand unveiling of our books and readers are encouraged to stay on to explore the specially curated selection of books from the BIC library.
Please note: This is an interactive participatory event designed for a small group of 20 people only. If you have had the pleasure of participating in one of our earlier editions, we request you to refrain from registering for this one as we’d like to extend this experience to as many individuals as possible.
Sneha Joshi is an artist, curator and cultural practitioner based in Bangalore. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, and an M.A. in Curatorial Practices from Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore.
Through her artistic and curatorial practice Sneha aims to challenge perceptions around sociocultural norms and identity, promoting dialogue with various communities around relevant and pressing sociocultural themes through discussions and workshops. She engages with everyday themes in the Indian and global context to initiate cultural conversations and her work often takes the form of participatory, interactive art projects, workshops and publications.
Her work has been exhibited at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London (2018) and The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Arts, Rijeka, Croatia (2016). She was awarded a grant for Gender Bender Festival (2019) supported by Goethe Institut Bangalore and Sandbox Collective. She was an Artist-in-Residence at Pollinator Studio’s virtual art residency, Virtual Nursery (2021-21). Her work was also been shown at the Students’ Biennale 4th Edition, at Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2020-21) and her digital works have been exhibited as part of The Wrong Biennale (2022), While Tech Do Art (2022) and at areybyte Gallery, London to name a few.
When not reluctantly explaining what she does for a living to curious people, Lekha Naidu is either facilitating a class for young theatre enthusiasts or rigging lights or translating plays and other pieces of literature from English to Kannada and vice versa or planning photo shoots while finding ways to get on stage and perform.
Some affectionately call her the Girl Friday of the Arts community, conveniently forgetting about the other days of the week, while she often refers to herself as a theatre practitioner. She has made no significant contribution to the world, yet; but she keeps trying. One of the ways is ‘Avala Hejje’, a social enterprise, of which she is the Creative Director. She has served as a Consultant to the High Powered Committee set up in 2013 by the Ministry of Culture to examine the national level cultural institutions under it.
Since 2019 she has been utilising all her skills at a community space called Bangalore International Centre.