Roshan Ganu is a multimedia narrative artist originally from Goa-India, presently living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mining objects and moments from her cultural memory juxtaposed with elements from her present reality, she creates a hybrid space where reality and fiction coexist. Text, language, elements such as neon, water, light, colour and darkness feature prominently in her work. Projection and animation are used as tools to evoke ephemerality, wonder and a vivid imagination, all encompassing into an immersive space.
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.