Vikesh Kapoor

Tue, Jul 16, 2024,67 Online / Zoom


Fellowship 24 Conversations: Rachael Banks + Vikesh Kapoor

Rachael Banks has photographed her family in the Knobs and Bluegrass regions of Central Kentucky for over ten years. Her work expresses intertwined cycles of life and loss between nature and familial generations and challenges narrow representations of this region. Vikesh Kapoor expresses his mother's unwavering devotion to her community as an OBGYN. Weaving contemporary works with family album photographs and archival material, Vikesh Kapoor reflects upon her legacy within her small town and beyond.

Hear both artists discuss their work exhibited in Fellowship 24 and join an open discussion on creating layered long-form narratives that explore family and regional histories.

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Image: Vikesh Kapoor, A Handmade Barter from an Amish Patient, 2021. Courtesy of the artist


Participating Artists

  1. Rachael Banks lives in Northern Kentucky. She is an artist and educator. Her research interests include folklore, ecology, and epigenetics. Rachael's work addresses trauma and nature as central to relationships and experiences with her community. She compulsively photographs deer and black dogs. In 2024, she received a Fellowship honorable mention in Silver Eye's annual photography competition.

  2. Vikesh Kapoor is a multidisciplinary artist whose work examines race, class and identity as a first-generation American. Kapoor has exhibited his series “See You at Home” in solo exhibitions at The Print Center, Philadelphia PA; Filter Space, Chicago, IL; and New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, LA. Kapoor is currently a fellow in the inaugural Google Image Equity Fellowship, with partners For Freedoms, Aperture Foundation, Free the Work and Creative Theory Agency. In 2024, he received the Keystone Award in Silver Eye's annual photography competition, which recognizes an artist making exceptional work in Pennsylvania.