13 Jara


Founded in 2018 under the swaying palms of Mettupalayam in India, 13 Jara is an ensemble of visual storytellers drawn together by the idea of rooting a sustainable system of cooperation amngst a variety of art practices and identities through modes of collective action such as publications, exhibition-making and workshops. They Found Light Where The Maze Finds Its Way Out, a collaborative film, was screened at Chennai Photo Biennale, India and Auckland Festival of Photography, New Zealand. 13 Jara was the multimedia mentor for the ‘Reimagining the Family Portrait’ residency organized by the CPB Foundation.

The 13 Jara’s are Balaji Maheswar, Gayatri Ganju, Jaisingh Nageswaran, Joe Paul Cyriac, Karthik Subramanian, Priyadarshini Ravichandran, Sathish Kumar, Senthil Kumaran, Sridhar Balasubramaniam, Uma Bista, Valentina Abenavoli, Vinayak Suresh and Vinod Babu Venkappali.