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Yours, Sincerely (2022)

Essay as a part of Half-Life, a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the Art Institute of Chicago within the context of its exhibition “Static Range” by Himali Singh Soin

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Hungry for Time An invitation to epistemic disobedience with Raqs Media CollectiveArt Collections of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 9 October 2021–30 January 2022 The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has undergone a fundamental […]
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soDA Magazine Story

soDA magazine 19, Zurich (2002); Casebook (2014, AGYU Canada), Raqs presented the concept of “Event-shaped Hole” which translated into the essay The Event-shaped Hole and the Photographic Image in The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, 2021 […]


Text and image essay by Raqs, published in The Drama Review, Volume 65 Issue 4, 2021


Text by Raqs, published in “Slow Reader: A Resource for Design Thinking and Practice”, 2021

Sharing our Sources

Text by Raqs (and extracts from essays), in the first publication accompanying “Afterglow”, Yokohama Triennale 2020, curated by Raqs Media Collective

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Yokohama Triennale 17 July – 11 October 2020 Afterglow presents works that turn space into complex diagrams of thought and feeling. It comes into close contact with the ancient, rubbing against time to discern untested […]

The Double Act of Flower-Time

Text by Raqs, published in Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm, editors Cameron Cartiere + Leon Tan, 2021


Text by Raqs, for Untranslatable Terms of Cultural Practices: A Shared Vocabulary, 2021

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In the Open or in Stealth

MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona 31 October 2018 to 17 March 2019 A realignment of resources, technologies, and energies is taking place. The intimationof this emergent ensemble, however, is faint and tangled.The exhibition is […]
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To People & Demos 

To People 11 Textile and 2 Prints on paper, 100 x 500 cm each Still More World | Mathaf | Doha Demos (Crimson, Azure)Multiple fused corian surfaces 1m x 1m
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Time Devices (2011- 18)

Whenever the Heart Skips a Beat | 4 min 31 seconds Animated Horological Video, Words Click here to watch the video (email us on to request access) A Day in the Life of Kiribati […]

Foreground Manoeuvres

Text by Raqs, published in Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory, Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 272–276

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The necessity of Infinity

The necessity of Infinity | 2017 Reading performance, Carpet, gold embroidery, Performers, musical tone generators; Carpet Dimensions 4 x 4.8m | Exhibited at Sharjah Biennale 2017, Sharjah “The Necessity of Eternity” recounts what must be […]
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Alive, with Cerussite and Peppered Moth

Alive, with Cerussite and Peppered Moth 3D printed PLA plastic, cast polyester resin, plywood and video projections  Architectural Collaborators: Palak Jhunjhunwala and Stratis Georgiu Exhibition History: Whitworth, Manchester (2017) Mathaf, Doha (2018) Palais de Tokyo, […]
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The Emperor’s Old Clothes & Hollowgram

The Emperor’s Old Clothes | 2017 3D printed PLA Plastic and cast polyester resin Shortlisted for fourth plinth on Trafalgar Square Hollowgram| 2017  3D printed PLA plastic, cast polyester resin, plywood and video projections  Serpentine Gallery […]
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Utsushimi (2017 – ongoing)  Double Image / Token / Emanation Materialized Architectural Drawing in Illuminated Wireframe  Site specific installation at Suzu City, Oku-Noto Triennale, Japan
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Undoing walls

Undoing Walls| 2017 1’ 55” Animation loop, Variable Dimensions  (email us on to request access)
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Communard Biscuits

Communard Biscuits (2017) 3 D Printing, Silicone mould, flour, water, salt500 biscuits, 9 x 1 x 1 cm (each) Exhibited at Whitworth, Manchester
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Dyeing Inayat Khan 

Dyeing Inayat Khan (2016) 2- channel video installation, color and sound New Sensorium, ZKM, Karlsruhe (2016) | Nature Morte, Bikaner House, Delhi (2021) Animation and editing: Ikroop Sandhu and Rajan Singh Click here to watch the […]
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Site specific Installation Lincoln Brayford Pool, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK (2016)

As if by design

Text by Raqs, published under “Superhumanity” for the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial

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Time Gatherings

Meanwhile Elsewhere | 2014  Words, Clock-face Design on Vinyl Raqs Media Collective Berlin | Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh Luminous will | 2015 Exhibition at SMFA, Boston
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Seven Billion and One

Seven Billion and One | 2015  Variations of the infinity sign in gold pigment, on pages of newspapers coated with black ink (English, Hindi, Urdu), 108 sheets of 22 x 14.5 inches SMFA (School of the […]
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Asankh/ Countless

Asankh/ Countless | 2014 Digital Print on ACP, acrylic (6 x 4 ft.) | Untimely Calendar, solo show at NGMA (2014) The material infinitude that makes up the real world, Raqs argues, is a swirling, […]
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Homo Speculos

Homo Speculos | 2015 5 true mirrors in matt-black columns (38 x 38 x 168 cm, 38 x 38 x 162 cm, 38 x 38 x 138 cm, 38 x 38 x 128 cm, 38 […]
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Coronation Park 

Coronation Park | 2015  Eight sculptures (resin), nine plinths (wood and bitumen) and nine plaques (faux black marble) Giardini | All the World’s Futures’, Venice Biennale, 2015
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Bureaux of Raqs and Faqs

Bureaux of Raqs and Faqs | 2015 Found furniture, index cards, words, plaques, electronic word displays, text and a scenario Exhibited at MUAC (Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo)| Mexico City
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Fever, Fever

Fever, Fever | 2015 Digital video, photo-constellations, match boxes, archival prints, 6’29’’ min (played in loop) Global Imaginations | Museum De Lakenhal | Leiden, The Netherlands
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Art as place: A proposition 

Editor’s note: The three curatorial projects City as studio, Art as a place and Common ground conceived between 2009- 2014 are an extension of Raqs’s engagement with the creative community that reimagine the questions around […]
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Time Interruptions (2009, 2014)

Escapement 27 clocks, high glass aluminium with LED lights, four flat screen monitors, video and audio looped Dimensions variable Arc of the day (2014) 13 clocks, high glass aluminium with LED lights, gold vinyl Frieze […]


Conversation between Chang Tsong-Zung and Raqs Media Collective 

Published in ‘Extra Time’, editor Chen Yun. Featuring contributions by Raqs Media Collective, Chong Tzung Chang, Huang Chien Hung, Lu Xinghua, Gao Shiming, Mou Sen & Li Zhenhua, 2013

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The Fruits of Labour

Fruits of Labour (2012) 100 orange fruit trees, industrial sizes fans, framed copies of the Faridabad Majdoor Samachar | Public Art Project at REAKT: Olhares e Processos, Guimaraes Approaching the sense of exhaustion and hopelessness […]
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Reverse Engineering the Euphoria Machine

Installation with furniture, 2 videos, objects, drawings, photographs Mori Museum, Tokyo (2008-09); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2009); Essl Museum, Vienna (2009); Gallery Nature Morte, Berlin (2012)  Euphoria Machine is the name we give to […]
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Revoltage Text, lightbulbs, fixtures, acrylic, wire, synchroniser Exhibition History: ‘The Capital of Accumulation’, Project 88, Mumbai (2010); ‘Reading Light’, Festival d’Automne, Espace Oscar Niemeyer, Paris (2011); Art Unlimited Basel (2012); ‘Critical Mass’, Tel Aviv Museum […]
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Rewriting on the wall

In Rewriting On the Wall, hand-prints are reconfigured to produce an alphabet of gestures—each a gloss of the letters in standard American Sign Language as used by deaf and mute people. The letters add up to a text (which accompanies the work): a stammering, hesitant, syntactically unsure consideration (written by a hand that appears on the wall like the hand that wrote on the wall in the episode of Belshazzar’s feast in the Old Testament) of the relationship between ‘I’ and ‘We’ and the horizon that encompasses singular and plural modes of being.

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More Salt In Your Tears

More Salt In Your Tears | 2011 Site-specific installation in the Baltic Sea with stainless steel, steel cable, wood, concrete anchors | Contemporary Art Archipelago, Turku, Finland (2011)
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Seen at Secunderabagh 

Seen at Secunderabagh | 2011 With Zuleikha Chaudhari Performative installation with actors, video projection, sets The starting point for Seen at Secundrabagh is a photograph taken in 1857 by the war photographer Felice Beato three months after […]
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Proverbs | 2011 1. Money Talks But Does Not Remember, Time Stops But Does Not Die, Power Surges But Does Not Endure: Cured MDF, LED lights, wooden frame, lighting sequencer (244 x 122 x 8 […]
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The Untold Intimacy of Digits

The Untold Intimacy of Digits | 2011 Looped video projection. 00:47 In every sum figured by power, a remainder haunts the calculation. Not everything adds up. A people are never equal to a listing of […]
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Marks | 2011 Acrylic, MDF, red LEDs, electrical wires, gold mylar sheet Headquarters of French Communist Party, 2, Place du Colonel Fabien, Paris (2011) ; K21, Dusseldorf, Germany (2018)
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An Afternoon Unregistered on the Richter Scale

An Afternoon Unregistered on the Richter Scale | 2011 looped video projection | 3:30 minutes | Exhibited at Surjection, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (2011); The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2012) Click here to watch […]

Raqs Media Collective : Casebook.

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Surjection by Raqs Media Collective of New Delhi, held at the Art Gallery of York University from 22 September through 4 December, 2011, and curated by Philip Monk.

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36 Planes of Emotion & One Meter of Truth (Emotion)

36 Planes of Emotions | 2011 Laser engraved acrylic glass, furniture, lighting (180 x 150 x 60 cm) Surjection, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (2011); Raqs Media Collective, The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2012) Graphic design: Amitabh […]
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Premonition, Experimenter Gallery, Kolkata (2011) Sometimes, not even the insistent repetition of phenomena finds you prepared for the uncanny tug of premonition. Premonition: the anticipatory call of things forever about to happen. Even if nothing […]
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Sarai Reader 08: Fear

The entire book can be accessed and downloaded from the Sarai Archive.  Modernity’s great promise – the freedom from fear, now lies in ruins. One can argue that this vision was always compromised – modernity […]