Following a successful two years, the Avolon Global Studio Award (AGSA) Programme has decided to offer the 6 month residency to two artists for 3 months each. Suited to Avolon's geographic priorities, a call out was made to India for artists to apply for the 3 month residency and the independent committee chose painters Mantu Das and Ravi Chaurasiya as the successful applicants.
For Avolon, Art is a global language that transcends boundaries, much like our business. We believe we have a role to play in supporting and enabling artists and, in particular, to help them push creative boundaries.
Mantu Das and Ravi Chaurasiya each took up residency in Dublin for three months and were provided with return flights, relocation assistance, accommodation, a monthly stipend and a studio at the RHA for the duration of their stay - fully supported by Avolon.
Ravi Chaurasiya, AGSA Recipient 2019
Ravi Chaurasiya’s interdisciplinary art practice spans diverse mediums in various scales presented in the form of installations, painting, sculpture, sound art, video art (site specific/site responsive) photography and performative. Chaurasiya’s recent body of work invoke multiple thoughts on the aliments of the world and its very existence. Paintings and drawings created during this residency seek to represent the effects of pollution on the environment and how the interventions of humans have affected that.
Chaurasiya completed a Bachelor’s Degree from Banaras Hindu University Faculty of Visual Arts, Varanasi in 2016 and a Master’s Degree in Art, Jamia Millia Islamia, Faculty of Fine Arts in New Delhi 2018.
Mantu Das, AGSA Recipient 2018
Mantu Das studied painting at Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan (BFA and MFA). He has had two solo shows at Santiniketan and Bangalore. His works received awards at the 3rd and 5th National Junior Artists’ Exhibition, 2006 and 2008. His works have been selected for Group Exhibitions in India, and at Art Fairs in Germany and UK. He has been invited for various residency projects, artists’ camps and workshops.
Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in the United States, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and China, Avolon provides aircraft leasing and lease management services to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide. Formed in 2010, Avolon is led by an experienced team who have scaled the business to become one of the top five leasing firms in the world in just six years. Avolon’s growth and global platform is underpinned by a clear set of corporate values and a strong commitment to corporate and social responsibility (CSR). Avolon recently expanded its CSR programmes to develop its ‘CARE’ Initiative; an employee led and founded programme aimed at supporting philanthropic projects in the communities where the business operates. The initiative aims to promote innovation, education and change under four pillars: Community; CARE Days; Resources; and, Education & Entrepreneurship. In October 2015, Avolon launched two new programmes under the CARE Initiative with the RHA: the Avolon Youthreach Programme; and, the Avolon Global Studio. Additional information on Avolon and the CARE Initiative and Avolon are available at avolon.aero