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Fulbright Day: India – November 12

Man standing next to two paintings hung on the wall
Artist Karma Sichoe next to his submissions in the “Reciprocation” art exhibition.

Reciprocation — A collaborative art exhibition by American and Indian artists that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the worldwide Fulbright program opens with an overwhelming response

The U.S. Embassy, USIEF, and Ojas Art present “Reciprocation” – an art exhibition by American Fulbright Artists and their India Connections – that opened in New Delhi on November 12, 2021, to a welcoming audience of diplomats, art connoisseurs and artists. Curated by Kathryn Myers, this extraordinary exhibition features a unique collaboration between ten American Artists (recipients of Fulbright Fellowships) and an equal number of Indian artists.

The celebrations were marked by the presence of the US Chargé D’Affaires Patricia A. Lacina, USIEF Executive Director Adam Grotsky, U.S. Embassy Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Gloria F Berbena and Cultural Attaché Anthony Miranda, along with a number of Fulbright alumni and individuals from the art world.

Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Anubhav Nath, Director of Ojas Art, said, “We are extremely delighted to have an immensely talented set of American Fulbright artists exhibiting with us along with their chosen Indian artists. Reciprocation resonates with the very fabric of Ojas as we have been part of various creative collaborations. With Kathryn’s curatorial eye and the revelation of the testimonials from these Fulbright scholars, we are as eager to know about their creative interactions and their outcome, as the visitors to this exceptional exhibit.”

The artworks spread across mediums from paintings on canvases to photographs. The exhibiting artist pairs include Alan Teller & Jerri Zibral with Prabir Purkayastha, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew with Adira Thekkuveettil, Christine Rogers with Cop Shiva, Eva Lee with Karma Sichoe, Kathryn Myers with Rajesh Sagara, Marcia Neblett with Lakshmi Priya Daniel, Margaret Lanzetta with Gigi Scaria, Michael Richardson with Priti Samyuktha, Pawel Wojastek with Gautam Chaterjee, and Tanya Gill with the late Priya Ravish Mehra.

Adam Grotsky, Executive Director of the United States – India Educational Foundation said, “The worldwide Fulbright Program is committed to providing opportunities for American and foreign artists, writers, poets, filmmakers, and musicians to showcase their creativity. Many Fulbright grants are offered in the performing and visual arts each year. For our part, USIEF has supported hundreds of artists from both India and the U.S. since the founding of our program in 1950.”

See more photos from the exhibit below.

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Adam Grotsky (right) with Anubhav Nath and two Indian artists
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Anthony Miranda (left) with an Indian artist at the Ojas Art Gallery
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Anubhav Nath (left), Gloria F Berbena and Anthony Miranda during the Fulbright-India Day at Ojas Art Gallery
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Artist Gigi Scaria
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Gloria F Berbena and Anthony Miranda during Fulbright India Day at Ojas Art Gallery
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Hon. Ms. Patricia A. Lacina, Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy and Anubhav Nath during Fulbright India Day at Ojas Art Gallery