Swati Khurana was born in India and raised in New York where she currently lives and works. Her videos, collages, drawings, sculptures, and installations mine personal narratives and explore immigrant issues with a focus on gender, popular culture, and the seductive promises made by rituals. She received a B.A. in History from Columbia University with a focus on South Asian Post Colonial studies. From New York University, she received a M.A. with a concentration in Studio Art and Art Criticism; there she also attended an intensive studio program at Instituto Universario Di Architettura in Venice, Italy. Khurana has been an ArtistinResidence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach (FL), Pace University’s Dyson College of Art (NY), Henry Street Settlement (NYC), Rotunda Gallery/BCAT Joint Multimedia Studio (Brooklyn), and David, Julia White Colony (Costa Rica). She was accepted into the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace Program, Aljira’s Emerge Program, and has received a New Visions Grant to research and create a site specific video in Mexico City. She has shown her work locally at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Queens Museum, Jersey City Museum, Rush Arts, Queens Public Library, Bose Pacia Modern, Center for Book Arts, New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Gallery, American Museum of Natural History, Exit Art, Momenta Art; nationally at Art & Culture Center of Hollywood (FL), Diaspora Vibe Gallery (FL), School of the Arts Institute (IL), and Altered Esthetics Gallery (MN); and internationally at Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo (San Josa, Costa Rica), Rijksakadamie (The Netherlands), Gallery Aab (Brescia, Italy), Gallery Open Eyed Dreams (Kochin, India) Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista (Venice, Italy), and Habitat Centre (New Delhi, India). In addition to several community based projects, she has served as an Artistin Residence through the Bronx Museum at Bronx International High School, a new public school serving recent immigrant and refugee students. In 1997, she was a founding member of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC), a NYC based organization dedicated to the advancement, visibility, and development of emerging and established South Asian women artists.