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Race & Balance - Manohar Chiluveru

Interactive performance

Manohar Chiluveru,

During the third edition of Rome Art Week, on Saturday 27th October at 6.00 pm, the Indian artist Manohar Chiluveru will present an interactive performance, curated by Valentina Gioia Levy, at the MACRO museum in via Nizza.


In the Race & Balance performance series, included in the itinerant project Odyssey, the Indian artist Manohar Chiluveru uses the game as an opportunity to create forms of social interaction. The egg and spoon race is a game that was exported to India under British colonialism and became extremely popular in the Asian sub-continent at the beginning of the 20th century. Inspired by this game, a symbol of reconciliation between the present and the colonial past, Chiluveru organizes no-competition races in different parts of the world, in which all participants are invited to wear T-shirts bearing the name of a universal value, such as solidarity, peace, love for nature.  


Especially known for his large-scale live painting events, sculptures and public installations, Manohar Chiluveru’s work addresses questions connected with individual and collective identities, global connectivity and relational aesthetic. His Collective Paintings and performances have been recently presented in: Pune Biennial (India, 2017); MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (2017); MAAM Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove (Rome, 2017); "Art & Connectography", Arts & Globalization Platform’s program for Manifesta12 Biennial (Palermo, 2018). The next chapter of the project Odyssey will be showcased in the second edition of Something Else - Off Biennale Cairo (Egypt, 2018).
Previously, his work has been exhibited in one-artist and group shows as: “Under One Sky” group show of Luciano Benetton Collection, Dianxi Science and Technology Normal University (China, 2016-2017); “Possible Effect” solo show, collateral event of Kochi-Muziris Biennial (India, 2015); “Personal Structure. Crossing Borders” Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Bembo, group show during the 56th Venice Biennial (2015); “Amour”, solo show, Alliance Française (Hyderabad, 2014); “Imagine Heart”, solo show at IAF Indian Art Fair (New Delhi, 2014); “Meta-Matters” solo show at Salar Jung Museum (Hyderabad, 2013); “Imago Mundi”, group show at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, as a collateral event of the 55th Venice Biennial (2013).



Race & Balance. The interactive performance by Manohar Chiluveru, curated by Valentina Gioia Levy is part of the MACRO Asilo’s program and it will be presented during the Rome Art Week 2018.


Saturday 27 october 2018, h. 6 pm


MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome

Via Nizza 138 - 00198 Rome

Participation in the performance is free. Please confirm your attendance writing to:


Free entry



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Curators not present in this edition