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MFA in Art and Technology, 2007-­ 2009, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
BFA in Painting, 2001- 2005, MSU Fine Arts, Baroda, India


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017 Fold, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin
2016 Art + Process + Ideas Exhibition, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland
2015 REMEDIES, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
FOLD, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2014 REMEDIESHosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2013 ILLUMINEN, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2012 Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery, Public Art program, Times Square Alliance, New York


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 POWER, Pulse PLAY, Pluse Miami Beach, Miami (Screening)
POWER, Project for empty space, Newark, New Jersey
Detritus, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose
2016 DWELLING, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
Against Nature, Kochi Muziris Biennale Collateral: OED Gallery: curated by Vaibhav Raj Shah + Jasone Miranda Bilbao
2015 PLUS ONE, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh Culture Center, Pittsburgh
2014 FOLD, Videos on Stage: An Epidemic of Amnesia, ArtInternational Fair, Istanbul (Screening)
2013 We Are Ours, Curated by Himali Singh Soin, The Clark House Bombay, Mumbai
We Are Ours, Curated by Himali Singh Soin, Khoj International Artist Association, New Delhi
Op Shop, Group Exhibition, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland NSW, Australia
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, India Art Fair, New Delhi
Alumni Exhibition & 10-Year Anniversary Celebration, Root Division, San Francisco
2012 Momentum: Women/Art/Technology, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe (Screening)
Video Program, Unbound Studio,Belgrade Art Fair, Serbia (Screening)
New World New Sequences , Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Visual Art in Movement, Visionaria20 International Film Festival, Sienna, Italy
Galerie Sophie Lanoe, Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebenon
Synchrony: Contemporary Video, Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
DOME2012: Video Art in the Digital Dome, IAIA, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2011 Pattern-Ship, Parramatta Artist Studios, Parramatta NSW Australia
Time, The Lab, San Francisco
Bay Area Currents 2011@ ProArts Gallery, Oakland
16th Annual Juried Exhibition @ SOHO2O Gallery Chelsea, New York
Video Installation, Currents 2011, The 2nd Annual Santa Fe International Media Festival, Santa Fe
No Dialogue, ArtPadSF, San Francisco (Screening)
Video Installation, The Athens Video Art Festival 2011, Athens, Greece
Taste 2011, Root Division Gallery,
San Francisco Competitive Shorts Program, The Disposable Film Festival, San Francisco (Screening)
Say Something, E6 Gallery, San Francisco (Screening)
Emerging Video Artists, Big Screen Project, New York  (Screening)
2010 Espacio Enter, Canary Island, Spain (Screening)
The International Streaming Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
Art Killed the Video Star, Riff Raff, Grosenberg, Tel-Aviv, Isreal (Screening)
7th Busan International Video Festival, Space Bandee, Busan, South Korea.
Introductions 2010, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco
VideoZone, MUV music and digital arts festival, Florence, Italy (Screening)
2009 13th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Not Still Art Festival, Micro Museum, Brooklyn New York, October. (Screening)
Peel, Alte AEG Fabrik, 5  Voltastrasse Berlin, Germany Without Borders Festival: Conjunction, Lord Hall Gallery, University of Maine, Orono (Screening) MFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago New Works, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago
2008 Department Store, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago
Filament, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India.
2007 Group show at Alliance Française. New Delhi, India. (Screening)
2006 Group Show, ABS Gallery, Baroda, India.
Group Show, Kanoria Center for Arts. Ahmedabad, India.
2005 BFA Show, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda, India. 2005



2017 Body in Transit w/ Dorothy Santos, Shapeshifters Cinema, Temescal Art Center, OaklandBody in Transit w/ Dorothy Santos, 100 Days Action, Southern Exposure, SF
2016 Body in Transit w/ Dorothy Santos, Soundwave ((7)) Biennial, San Francisco
2015 Grains, Thessaloniki Performance Festival, Thessaloniki Biennial, Greece
Remedies {LIVE}, 16th San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, SF
Grains, India In Focus Festival, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh
2014 Spinning Four // LIVE at ON EDGE Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara
2013 SLEEPWALKS, with Andrea Williams, Fortress Callosum, San Francisco
Illuminen//I @ PSi Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto
With Guillermo Gilando & Sangita Moscow @ Solstice Concert, Julia Morgan Columbarium, Oakland
Grains (with Ian Smiths-Hiesters)@ Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Illuminen, Max Muller Bhawan @ Goethe Institut, Mumbai, India
Illuminen, Max Muller Bhawan @ Goethe Institut, Delhi, India
2012 Oscillations // LIVE (with Sebastian Alvarez), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Spinning Four, Currents 2012: The 2nd Annual International New Media Festival, Santa Fe Tunneling (with Nadav Assor), Soundwave Biennial, The Lab Gallery, San Francisco.
Spinning Four,  Night Lights, SOMArts, San Francisco
2011 FOLD {Live} Series 4 of public performances, Parramatta, Australia, Nov
FOLD {Live} Series 4 of public performances, San Francisco, Sept-Oct
Spin @ HiveMinds Gallery, Oakland (29th July)
Spin @ The Center for Contemporary Arts, Currents 2011, 2nd Annual Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, New MexicoFOLD {Live}, Root Division, San Francisco
2010 Rain Grain Song @Twin Space Continuum, San Francisco
Lullaby Daze, 100 Performances for the Hole, SOMArts, San Francisco
Spin, CCRMA Winter Concert 2010, Stanford , California, Collaborator: Jakes Bejoy
Tunneling (with Nadav Assor), Netmage 10 International Live Media Festival, Bologna, Italy
2008 Tunneling (with Nadav Assor), New Blood II, Links Hall, Chicago.
Lullaby daze, Waveforms, SAIC, Chicago.
2007 Aging Fan, Waveforms, SAIC, Chicago
2006 Nomonosound, Peers Student Residency, Khoj International Aritst Association, New Delhi

Awards and Honors

Eureka Fellowship Award, The Fleishhacker Foundation, 2015
SECA Award Nominee, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2012
Djerassi Resident Artist Award, Woodside/ California, USA, 2012
Winner in Experimental Film category @ the Disposable Film Festival, San Francisco, 2011
Winner of Celeste Prize, Italy, 2009
Winner of Art vs. Design, Artists Wanted, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
International Graduate Student Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL 2008
Peers Students Residency, Khoj International Artist Association, New Delhi, 2006
Nasreen Mohammad Award, M. S. University, Baroda, India.(Best final year display) 2005
Best Choreographer, Vogue, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India. 2002

Residencies/ Workshops

Art + Process + Ideas Artist in Residence Program, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2016
Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA, 2012
Root Division Resident Artist, 2011
Goat Island Performance Workshop, SAIC, Chicago, IL.
Summer 2008 Sandarbh Artist Workshop, Rajasthan, India.
Collaborative workshop to spread awareness about contemporary art and the environment. 2007
Kanoria Art Center, Ahmedabad, India. Jan-Aug 2006
Artist camp, Pachmarhi, India. 2005


Commissioned music composition, Brilliant Alarm, RAW Dance, Transform Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF
Member of 100 Days Action, 2016-Present
Panelist, Center for Cultural Innovation: Investing in Artists Grant, 2016

Selected Text and Reviews

Art: Rising and Shining, Bazaar Hotlist, Surabhi Saraf by Nancy Adajania, Harper Bazaar India, January 2016
Pop goes the pill, Exhibition Review by Benita Fernando, Mid-Day, November 2015
India In Focus : Plus One, Review by Kurt Shaw, TRIB Live, October 2015
Surabhi Saraf turns folding laundry into an art, Exhibition Review, by Kenneth Baker, SF GATE, Feburary, 2015
Surabhi Saraf, Exhibition Review by Barbara Morris, Artillery Magazine, January 2015
Sound Effects, Lead Feature by Sandhya Bodwekar, Art India Magazine, January 2015
Manifestos for the Artistic Zeitgeist, Exhibition Review by Nidhi Gupta, The Sunday Guardian, December 2013
The Power of Sound as an Art Form, by Ella Delany, International New York Times, October 2013
The New Artist, by Girish Shahane, The Big Indian Picture, August 2013
Illusion: Seeing Beyond Seeing, by Meenakshi Thirukode, Interview with The Fuschia Tree Issue 26, July 2013
From Mumbai: Illuminen, Exhibition Review by Brooke Kellaway, Art Practical, April Issue 2013
Trend Spotting: The sound of Art, Times of India, Feb 17th 2012
Art Feature: Sound Cloud, Timeout Mumbai, Jan 2013
Art in Everyday Sounds, Indian Express, New Delhi, Jan 29th 2013
Art of the day- Fold and Fluff, Exhibition Review, Mumbai Boss, Jan 23 2013
Interview: Audio Visual Canvas, Mid-Day, Mumbai, Jan 2013
Surabhi Saraf to perform in Mumbai, Blouin Art Info, Jan 13th 2013
Sound Garden, Mumbai Boss, Mumbai, Jan 2013
Surabhi Saraf to Perform Live in Mumbai, Times of India, Mumbai Jan 2013
The Transition has been organic, DNA India, Jan 17th 2013
Oscillations @ Room for Big Ideas, YBCA, Review by Alex Bigman, 7×, December 2012
FOLD {Live}, Review by Christopher Reiger,
The Performant: The mundane sublime Review by  Nicole Gluckstern, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Sept 2011
Inside Out: FOLD {Live} Elevates the Mundane Review by Christian L. Frock, KQED Arts, Oct 2011
“Cine Desechable El Arte De Lo Efimero” Review by Helena Celdran, Calle20 Magazine (Page 28-31), July-Aug 2011
“Currents 2011”, Review by  Iris  Mclister, THE Magazine, July Issue, 2011
“Tools Meet Imagination” Review by Malin Wilson Powell, ABQ Journal, June 17th 2011
“21st Century Artist” Review by Lily Alexander, White Wall Magazine, The Performance Issue, Summer 2010
“The 7th Busan International Video Festival”  Catalogue, Seon – youn Kim, Oct 2010
“Netmage 10″ Catalogue, Daniele Gasparinetti, Jan 2010
“Celeste Prize” Catalogue, Jury Review Text by Mark Gisbourne, Sept 2009
“Videomedeja” Museum of contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Catalogue, Ivana Sremčević, Dec 2009
“Filament” Vadehra Art Gallery, Exhibition Review, Time Out Delhi, 2008
“Filament: 6 years of the peers residency” Catalogue, Latika Gupta and Pooja Sood, 2008
“Peers: The Young Artist Residency”, Review, Bhooma Padmanabhan, Arts Connect: The IFA Chronicle, Volume 1 Jul-Dec 2007
“Final Year display at MSU Fine Arts” Exhibition Review, Sandhya Bordewekar for Art India Magazine, 2005

Artist Talks/ Lectures

Guest Lecture, San Jose State University, San Jose, 2017
Guest Lecture, Foundation Class, California College of Art, Oakland, 2017
Artist Talk, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, 2017
In Conversation with Sumesh Sharma, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, 2015
Guest Lecture, Thinking Textiles, California College of Art, Oakland, 2015
In Conversation with Christian L Frock, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, 2014
Visiting Artist, Digital Art, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 2012
Artist Talk, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, 2010
Artist Talk, Faculty of Fine Arts MSU, Baroda, India, 2010


Gallery representation:  Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai  &  Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco