Vinita Gatne

Vinita Gatne is an artist, researcher and designer who explores the spaces between aspiration and memory to bring forth stories that are otherwise disregarded and misrepresented.

Vinita was born in Mumbai and studied architecture which steered her to be involved in urban studies with a view to understand the impacts of global capital on agricultural & fishing communities. She was awarded collaborative seed funding from the Wellcome Trust which explores the relationship between medicine, colonialism and charitable organizations in colonial Bombay from 1850-1920 titled 'The Architecture of Public Health Trusts in Colonial Bombay.’ From this decade of experience, Vinita developed an installation art practice which explores the ephemeral and multitude of narratives in an attempt to question the gaze and intention of recording practices.

Vinita wrote her MA thesis titled 'Unsettling the Corrective: Aporetic Maneuvers against Policy,' which brings forth the discourses produced and performed by emancipatory subaltern feminist groups by the way of protest songs in India. She continues to be in collaboration with her peers at DAI where they continue the space of study through conversations.

Vinita is currently completing her MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts as a Set and Production designer. Some of the films she has worked on before her MFA include ‘Micro Resistances’ by Marwa Arsanios & ‘One Emerging From A Point of View’ by Wu Tsang.



Learn more about Vinita Gatne’s 20 minute presentation fabulations for "AEROPONIC ACTS  - growing roots in air" DAI's annual 3-day performance lectures marathon, May 2019 at Silent Green in Berlin.

Learn more about Vinita’s written MA thesis (DAI, 2019): Unsettling the Corrective: Aporetic Maneuvers Against Policy

Vinita Gatne returned to DAI as a member of the DAI's Admission Committee.