The Raqs Media Collective enjoys playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, and sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. They make contemporary art and films, have curated exhibitions, edited books, staged events, and collaborated with architects, computer programmers, writers, and theater directors, as well as founded processes that have left deep impacts on contemporary culture in India. Raqs (pron. rux) follows its self-declared imperative of kinetic contemplation to produce a trajectory that is restless in terms of the forms and methods that it deploys, even as it achieves a consistency of speculative procedures.
The Raqs Media Collective was founded in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. Raqs remains closely involved with the Sarai program at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, an initiative they co-founded in 2000.