Roshan Ganu is a multimedia narrative artist presently based in Minneapolis and originally from the coastal state of Goa in India. Her work brings a narrative, a moment or an emotion to life wherein she employs the tools of linguistics and narrative to meet her audience in a space of vulnerability and reflection. ‘Isolation’ and an ‘experience in isolation’ is the predominant framework through which she perceives the ‘human condition’ while exploring the impact universality and personal experience have on our understanding of self and each other. Speaking from a ‘collage’ state of mind where reality-fiction, backstage-front stage, actors-audience, night and day, you and I and other such binaries blend to create visual harmony in an immersive space, she is interested in the question: ‘Can the philosophy of collage be a world in itself with its own language, own identity its own yesterday and tomorrow?’


Ganu has conceptualised and directed stories for the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Minnesota Opera. Ganu is an awardee of the Mini Operas Big Ideas grant by MN Opera and has received the competitive Next Step Fund Grant in 2021 from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. She is also the recipient of the Artists Respond: Combating Social Isolation grant from Springboard For The Arts, through which she co-founded ‘Aapli Library’, a zine space for community and conversation in Minneapolis. She is presently working on her upcoming solo show at the Soo Visual Arts Center and is currently a 2021-22 artist in residence at Second Shift Studio Space in St. Paul, MN; with previous exhibitions at the Duluth Art Institute, Second Shift, Artistry-Bloomington, ArtReach St.Croix, among others. As a narrative artist she has taught storytelling/comic making workshops with a focus on personal narratives at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, South Asian Wellness Organisation SEWA-Aifw, Socially Engaged Craft Collective, KCLAS in India and at Aapli Library. The Star Tribune, Post Bulletin, Brooklyn Rail, MinnPost, MPLSArt and SOTA podcast have recognised her work with interviews and articles.



Address: Minneapolis, MN, United States