Samudra Kajal Saikia is a practitioner of interdisciplinary art practices (including performance, theatre, public art, creative writing, cultural criticism, and videos) and a poet. After completing BFA from Viswabharati, Santiniketan and MVA from M.S. University of Baroda (in Art History and Aesthetics) he co-founded a company to work in the media entertainment industries in New Delhi, and also co-founded initiatives like Regional Art, Performance and Events (R.A.P.E), and Nine Schools of Art, New Delhi. He is a practitioner of a distinctive performative practice that is coined as the Disposable Theatre instigating collaborations and cross-genre experimentation. Samudra was the recipient of FICA Public Art Grant, 2010 before he received the Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant in 2013. Currently he is building up the first publicly accessible digital archive on Performance Art in India with collaborative supports from FICA and Asia Art Archive.
There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts.
John F. Kennedy