An economist and a performance-artist, Mr. Ghiara creates experimental interdisciplinary and interactive performance lectures, in multiples of 13 parts, related to culture, economics and society for varying audiences. Each piece has elements of writing, visuals and performance. The seemingly unrelated parts fit together to create a gestalt, answering questions and raising new ones.
Mr. Ghiara has held academic positions at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and the Goat Island Performance Group Summers Schools at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Bristol University in the United Kingdom. He was initiated by his teacher as a yogi at age 13 at the original Aurobindo Ashram in Baroda, India--a profound experience that was to change him and shape his work. He took up the study of economics & yoga at his teacher's behest. He holds a first-class degree in economics (with a minor in yoga) from St. Xavier's College of Bombay University, India, and a master's degree in economics from Northwestern University. Mr. Ghiara is a Fulbright scholar and a peer reviewer / evaluator for the Fulbright Commission, New Delhi, India.