During his residency, Sahej Rahal aims to expand on the sculptural work in his practice, creating objects and tools from found materials to be used in performances. These performances will involve shamanic beings wandering through the city’s spaces of commute and rest. Ultimately, these wanderings will come together as a meta-narrative unfolding across the city in an attempt to explore the potential for mythmaking within London.
Recent solo shows and performances include Bhramana II, Dhobi Talao Subway (2012), Bhraman, Bandra Skywalk (2012), Vetala, NGMA Bengaluru (2011), and Hardboiled Wonderland, solo exhibition at Kunst(Zeug) Haus, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland (2011).The artist also participated in a number of group shows, including fiVe, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai (2012), Project India, false ceiling gallery, Mumbai (2011), Live Art 2011, BAR1 Bangalore (2011), and Maximalism, Lessing1 Artespace, Zurich, Switzerland (2011).
In February 2012 Rahal was awarded the INLAKS fine art award for young and emerging artists.
Sahej Rahal is currently living and working in Mumbai, India. His residency is the result of a collaboration with the Creative India Foundation (CIF) whose core aims are to promote awareness of Indian art and culture and enhance its appreciation globally.