Rashmi Kaleka


Rashmi Kaleka (b. 1957) was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and lives and works in New Delhi, India. She is an artist and an urban farmer whose practice draws from her observations and understanding of nature through sounds, visuals, and patterns of habitation and growth across different species. She has been studying and researching permaculture and is the founder of Farm8, a community farming project situated in Delhi NCR. Kaleka’s practice is also informed by sound, going back to her childhood in Kenya where the rhythm and intonation of Swahili, Punjabi and the tribal dialects of her grandparents permeated her consciousness.

Her work has been part of various exhibitions that include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (2011); the Kulthuhuset, Stockholm (2011); the Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki (2012); and the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (2012).