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Art : Exhibition History

Artist Statement
Exhibition History
Art Exhibitions
Film Screenings
Poetry Readings
Theater / Performances
Speaking Engagements
Complete Chronology
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Speaking Engagements

July 2: Beyond Bollywood: Words and Vision. A Salon of poetry, film and contemporary thought. Presented by LOCUS 1640 Post, SF, CA. Film Screening followed by Q&A. Kavita is one of the featued artists at this event. 'To Serve One's Country' and 'Distant Souls' to be screened and discussed. Event Details


May 15, 16: Film Screening of 'To Serve One's Country' and 'Namaste Papaji' at APICC's United States of Asian America 2003 Festival. SomArts Gallery, SF, CA. Film Screening and Q&A. Details


May 15: 'Urban Peacock Tales: An Evening of Art, Poetry and Universal Journeys Through Time' at WORKS Gallery, San Jose, CA. World premiere event. Kavita shared her latest collection of poetry, new paintings and photographic installation explorations created during her April - May Artist Residency. WORKS Gallery


March 8 :'Showcasing Women Creators of the Asian Diaspora' In honor of International Women's Day presented by Mango Mic at the PUSOD Space, Berkeley, CA. Kavita was one of the 3 featured artists. She shared her poetic films, 'To Serve One's Country', 'Birth of a Butterfly', 'Distant Souls'; her visual book 'Passages' and stories of growing up in the US during the 1970's.


March 2 : 'South Asian Youth Conference - Finding Role Models' presented by (IACC) the Indo-American Cultural Center at UCLA's Tom Bradley International Center, Los Angeles, CA. Kavita was invited to be an opening speaker, representing the 30 something generation. The Conference was an opportunity for youths to connect with successful role models who are in non-traditional professions for the purpose of mentorship, dialogue and support. Kavita spoke primarily about her 15 year design career starting at RISD art school in the early 1980's, to graphic designer to corporate high tech UI Design Director and now the creative director of her own consulting business. Some Details.


Nov. 11 - 19: University of Nebraska's Artist Diversity Residency Program, Lincoln, NE. Kavita was the Artist in Residence, lecturing and sharing her art, films, poetry ('Evenings Slumber ' and 'Still Life') and design experiences from the past 15 years as an Indian-American artist growing up in the US since 1971.


Nov. 14 - 'An Urban Peacock's Cultural Discovery' - World premiere public reading of Kavita's 6 page poem 'The Horseman has Come' (2000) , screening of 4 films and detailed presentation of her 1987 thesis book 'Passages' at UNL. K's press release. Daily Nebraskan article (outside link)


August 25: "Women on the Verge Articulating Identity" part of the Girls on Film (Women of Color) Series. ATA (Artist Television Access), SF. 'Birth of a Butterfly' and 'Distant Souls' (SF premiere) were screened with the works of 6 other filmmakers before a packed audience, followed by a Q&A. (Contact Girls on Film) (outside link)


August 9 : North West Asian American Film Festival, Theater Off Jackson, Seattle, WA. Seattle Premiere of 'Birth of a Butterfly' with Q&A after the screenings.


March 9: The Bay Area Forum for International Women's day presents "Women of the World: Different Paths to Freedom" Film Screenings and Conversations with Women in Film at the World Affairs Council. 'Birth of a Butterfly' was screened and discussed.Kavita's Press Release. India-West interview. World Affairs Council Listing.


March 2 : 17th annual Empowering Women of Color Conference - Women of Color in the Media. UC Berkeley. Kavita led a workshop 'An Urban Peacock's Quiet Defiance: Creating Images of Modern Women who Positively Define their own Cultural Heritage' screening her film 'Birth of a Butterfly' as a springboard for discussion. Details. EWOCC link

2001   September 27: "APAture 2001 " curated by Kearny Street Workshop. Kavita's Film 'Birth of a Buttterfly' was screened with the works of 9 other emerging Asian-American filmmakers before a packed audience at the SOMARTS gallery in San Francisco. Screening and Q&A.
    June 10: Film Screening. SF Premiere of 'Birth of a Butterfly' as part of "Third I" a series of films on South Asian identity presented by Network of Indian Professionals. Article. Screening & Q&A.
    March 2: 'Cultural Perspectives' Gallery Talk at the 'RISD on the Road' Exhibit Opening. SF Atrium, San Francisco, CA. Kavita spoke on the impact her cultural heritage has had on her art, photography and printmaking. Press Release.
1998   September: Shakti: Roots of Vision, Performance night & group exhibit at Works/ San Jose Gallery, San Jose, CA. Performance Night with Kavita Bali, featured original poetry on the LA Riots, 5 short films & silkscreen art

CONTACT: kavita@urbanpeacock.com to schedule a Speaking engagement/ lecture / workshop







Please email us if you are interested in having me speeak at your event. Please contact me at least 4 weeks in advance and include the nature/ theme of your event.


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