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When High and Low Art Meet…

Curated by Rupika Chawla
20th December 2013 - 28th February 2013

20th Dec. 2013 to 28th February, 2014 

Art Alive Gallery

120, Sector 44 

Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana           

(11 am to 7 pm, Mon to Sat. 11 am to 7 pm)



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A.Rajeswara Rao

A.Rajeswara Rao

Biography

Born 1960, Vizaingaram, took his B.F.A, from Andhra University of Waltair (1983) and studied M.F.A from Central University, Hyderabad (1990).

Rao has participated in a number of solo shows including, \'Bonhomie\', Kalakriti Gallery, Hyderabad in 2008; Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2007and 2006; ‘Forum’ Art Gallery, Chennai in 2003; Gallery Espace, New Delhi in 2000.

Amongst his group shows are, \'A Collection\', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2010-11; \'Think Small\', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi in 2009; \'Rising Of The Phoneix: A Tribute To Livelihood\', Hasta Gallery, Hyderabad in 2007; ‘The Deccan Connections’ at Apparao Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2002; ‘The Human Factor’ at the Guild Gallery, Mumbai, in 2001; and ‘Human Form and Art’ at Lalit Kala Akademi, in 2000.

He is the recipient of many awards and honors bestowed various luminous bodies - Mahakoshal Kala Parishad, Madhya Pradesh, Telugu University State Level Exhibition Hyderabad, Junior and Senior Fellowship by the Govt. of India and the Camlin Foundation Bangalore. He lives and works in Hyderabad.




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Anita Dube

Anita Dube

Biography

Born 1958, Lucknow, took B.A. (honors) in History, from University of Delhi (1979) and studied M.F.A. in Art Criticism, Faculty of Fine Arts from M.S. University, Baroda (1982).

She has had solo exhibition of her works since 1992, with her most recent ones being ‘Babel: New Works by Anita Dube, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris in 2011; ‘Kal/Tomorrow’, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2010; ‘Recent Works’, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York in 2008; ‘Inside Out’, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2007; ‘Phantoms of Liberty’, Gallery Almine Rech, Paris in 2007.

Her works have also been part of many group exhibitions that include, ‘Red’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi in 2011; ‘Biennale Jogia XI’, Jogja National Museum, Indonesia in 2011; ‘Tolstoy Farm :Archive of Utopia’, presented by Seven Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2011; ‘Indian (Sub) Way’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London in 2010; ‘Crossroads : India Escalate’, India Pavilion at Prague Biennale 5 in 2011.

In 2007, the artist completed a residency culminating in a group exhibition at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh.She lives and works in New Delhi.




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Anupam Sud

Anupam Sud

Biography

Born 1944, Punjab, she completed her National Diploma in Fine Arts from College of Art, New Delhi (1967). She further studied Printmaking at the Slade School of Art, London under the British Council Scholarship during (1971-72) and also took a study tour to USA under CICA Fellowship (1990).

Since 1967 she has held several solo shows of her prints, drawings and paintings at various cities throughout the country as well as internationally. In 2007 Anupam Sud: A Retrospective was held at New Delhi other selected solo exhibitions were held at various centers: Bose Pacia Modern, New York in 2001: World Bank Art Society, Washington D.C. in 1991.

Among the selected group shows are ‘Rules Of Engagement’, at Wales, England in 2004; ‘Of Memories, Dreams, Reveries’, New Delhi in 2003; ‘The Human Factor’, Mumbai in 2001; ‘Three Person Show at Tausstein’, Germany and Mumbai in 1998; ‘Women Artists of India’, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA in 1997; ‘India in Druck’, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam in 1983; ‘Third World Art’, London in 1980; ‘Frankfurt’ in 1971 -72.

She has also participated in several Triennale, Biennale, Art Fair and workshops, exhibiting her prints since 1972, at Manchester, Florence, Australia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ljubljana, Chile, Berlin, China among others. She is a recipient of several national and international awards, including Kala Ratna Award at AIFACS in 2001; President of Indian Plague at 65th/ 66th, Special Award at International Print Biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal in 1995; Honorable Mention Certificate at 2nd International Biennale, Cuba, in 1986 and Presidents Gold Medal at Women’s International Art Exhibition, New Delhi in 1975 to mention a few. She lives and works in New Delhi.




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Atul Dodiya

Atul Dodiya

Biography

Born 1959, Mumbai, he polished his artistic skill and acquired training in art practices at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai (1982) and Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris (1991-92).

He has held several solo shows in India and abroad since 1989, including the most recent show ‘Experiments with Truth: Atul Dodiya’ works from 1981 to 2013 at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delh. His solo shows were held in Mumbai and New Delhi in 2007; Singapore in 2006; New York and Vadodara in 2005; Chicago and Madrid in 2002; Berlin and Tokyo in 2001.

He has extensively participated in several residencies and group shows, lately in the year 2007, his works were part of prominent shows: ‘Saptapadi: Scenes from Marriage’, New Delhi; ‘Here and Now: Young voices from India ’, London; ‘New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Chicago and Private/Corporate IV, Berlin.

He has been awarded with several honours, to mention a few: Sotheby\'s Prize and Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Italy, in 1999; Sanskriti Award in 1995; French Government Scholarship in1991/92; The Fellowship at Sir J.J. School of Art in 1982/83; a Gold Medal from the Maharashtra Government in 1982 and a First prize in Diamond Jubilee Exhibition, Art Society of India in 1979. He lives and works in Mumbai.




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B Manjunath Kamath

B Manjunath Kamath

Biography

Born 1972 in Mangalore, he completed his BFA from the Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore (1989-1994) and was artist in residence at the School of Art & Design, University of Wales, Cardiff (2002).

Kamath has held five solo exhibitions: ‘Collective Nouns’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2011; ‘Conscious-Sub-Conscious’; ‘108 Small Stories’ & ‘Something Happened’ at Gallery Espace, New Delhi in 2010, 2007 & 2006 and ‘About something’ at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi, in 1996.

Kamath has presented his work in numerous group shows and been invited to participate in a number of curated exhibitions, both in India and overseas. The most recent include, ‘Living Walls: where gallery walls become artist’s canvas’ A collaborative art project with Art Alive Gallery, 2013; ‘Narratives of the Self: Autobiographies’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi in 2012; ‘Giant Elephant’, Indian contemporary art exhibition, H. Cube Ltd., Seoul, Korea in 2011; ‘Roots’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2010; ‘Marvelous Reality’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi ; ‘Retrieval Systems’, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art Alive, New Delhi ; ‘Reclaim / Recite / Recycle’, Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi; Bose Pacia, Kolkata in 2009; ‘ARCO Art Fair’, Madrid, Spain in 2009; ‘Chaos in Order’, 29 Hang Bai, Hanoi, Vietnam in 2008.

He has been awarded with Charles Wallace Scholarship, UK. He lives and works on New Delhi.




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Chandra Bhattacharjee

Chandra Bhattacharjee

Biography

Born 1961,West Bengal, Chandra graduated from the Indian College of Art and Draughtsman ship(1986 ) and Post-Graduate in Fine Arts, Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. (1989).

He has held 11 solo shows of his work to date, 4 each in Kolkata and New Delhi, two in Bangalore and one in Chennai. ‘Visual Diary’, Galerie 88 in 2010; ‘Aeons Visible’, Galerie 88 in 2008; ‘The Gallery on Cork Street’, London-Threshold in 2007; ‘Indelibilities’, Palette Art Gallery, Delhi in 2007; Jehangir Art Gallery’, Mumbai in 2005.

He has also been a part of a two person show that toured Bangalore, Singapore and Mumbai. Amongst his group shows he has participated in more than 60 groups shows across India and abroad, and his work has been included in ‘XIth Triennale’, India; ‘10th Harmony Show’, Mumbai; ‘Indian Contemporary art’, U.K.; ‘Lalit Kala Akademi’, New Delhi; ‘Water Colour show’, Kolkata ; ‘A Journey’ Mumbai; ‘New Paradigms-II’, New Delhi during the last few years.

He received gold medal from Rabindra Bharati University in 1986 for excellence in fine arts and received Taj Gaurav award in 2008. He lives and works in Kolkata.




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Chintan Upadhyay

Chintan Upadhyay

Biography

Born 1972 in Rajasthan, studied both his BFA in painting (1995) and MFA in Painting (1997) from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U Baroda. Gujarat.

He has held over 20 one-person shows including ‘Nature God’, Sakshi Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan in 2010; ‘Mistake’, Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary in 2009; ‘Khatti Mithi’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2009; ‘Mistake’, Aicon Gallery, London, UK in 2008; ‘New Indians, Gallery Seorsie Natalie’, Paris, France in 2008; ‘I want to be an international artist’, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea in 2006.

Chintan has also participated in several group shows including ; ‘Living Walls: where gallery walls become artist’s canvas’ A collaborative art project with Art Alive Gallery, 2013; ‘Commemorative Stamp’s in Mumbai; ‘Floating Thoughts’ in Brisbane; ‘Australia So What ‘in Mumbai; ‘This has been done before’ in New Delhi; ‘Desirable Objects’ in Mumbai and ‘New Breed/Hybrid’ in Mumbai. He has collaborated with Hema Upadhyay to create installations like Made in China in Mumbai and Parthenogenesis in Australia. He has also conducted workshops with known and unknown practitioners of art in Rajasthan.

He has been awarded with several honors, to mention a few Taj Gaurav award in 2008; Artist in Residence, Charles Wallace Foundation, Bristol, UK in 2004-05; Gadi Scholarship, National Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2000-01; Annual Exhibition Award, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi in1998, 97, and 95.He presently lives and works in New Delhi.




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Dileep Sharma

Dileep Sharma

Biography

Born 1974, Mandawar, Rajasthan, completed his BFA in painting from Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur (1996) and studied his MFA in print making from Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay (1998).

He has held several solo exhibitions including ‘Theatre of Libido’space 355 Keumsan galleries & Gallery Hashimito Tokyo, Japan in 2009; ‘Kunwarji\'s Fantasy’ International travelling show at Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Tokyo in 2008, 2007; ‘Crazy Stills’, Gallery 28 in Cork Street, London, organized by Visual Art UK in 2007; ‘Kunwarji on Paper’ Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi and Chennai, organized by Apparao Galleries, India in 2004.

His works has been displayed at many group exhibitions most recent including; ’Icons in our Midst’, Artspeaks India, New Delhi in 2011; ‘Three Painters’, Nature Morte, New Delhi in 2010; Art Dubai presented by Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul, 2009; ‘INDIAVATA Gallery Sun Contemporary’, Seoul, Korea in 2008.

He was awarded by ‘Honorable Mention Award’, 6th International Biennial of Print, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal in 2004; ‘Artist Residency’ at Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland, UK in 2001; Scholarship by National Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2000; ‘AIFACS ‘ New Delhi Scholarship on 50th yr. of Independence, Maharashtra in1997. He lives and works in Mumbai.




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Gopi Krishna

Gopi Krishna

Biography

Born 1965 Trivandrum, completed his BFA degree in Painting from the College of Fine Art, Trivandrum in 1987 and later his MFA from the College of Art, New Delhi in 1995.

He has held many solo exhibition including Art Musings, Mumbai in 2013 & 2007; Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2006; Kashi Art Gallery, Mattanchery, 2004; Kashi Art Café, Cochin, 2002 and 2001; and Durbar Hall, Kerala, 2000.

He has also participated in several group shows in India, Amsterdam, New York and Texas. He won the Kerala State Award for Drawing from the Lalit Kala Akademi in 2000 and the All India Fine Arts Society in New Delhi in 2002.

He was the runners up for the Bose Pacia prize for contemporary art, New York in 2001. In 2002 he received both, the State Award for painting from the Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi and the Award for drawing from the All India Fine Arts Society, New Delhi. He currently lives and works in Trivandrum.




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Himanshu Verma

Himanshu Verma

Biography

Graduate in English literature, he is the founder of Red Earth a New Delhi based independent arts organisation that works with Indian contemporary visual art as well as diverse forms of cultural expression, started in 2004.

Under the banner of Red Earth, Himanshu curates exhibitions, visual art projects, and art festivals. His curatorial work engages with diverse themes and narratives, such as celebrating Indian seasons and festivals with contemporary art exhibitions and festivals, which form a large part of his work, as well as other themes like masculinity, and contemporary Indian urban culture.

He has also received critical acclaim, public adoration and people’s blessings for reviving traditional Indian festivals and the aspects of lived culture associated with them in the city of Delhi, for example, the festivals of Basant Panchami, Holi, Chaiti, Hariyali Teej and Diwali. He lives and works in New Delhi.




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Jagannath Panda

Jagannath Panda

Biography

Born 1970, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, he completed his BFA in Sculpture at B.K. College of Arts and Crafts in Orissa (1991), and his MFA in Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda (1994) and consequently obtained a second MFA in Fine Sculpture from the Royal College of Arts, London (2002).

He has held solo exhibitions of his works including ‘Cults of Serendipity’, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco in 2012; ‘Metropolis of Mirage’, Nature Morte, New Delhi in 2011; ‘Nothing is Solid’, Mumbai (2007); at Berkley Square Gallery, London (2006); various shows in New Delhi and Mumbai in 2000-2005 and at Za moca Foundation Gallery, Tokyo (1998).

Amongst his group shows are‘Living Walls: where gallery walls become artist’s canvas’ A collaborative art project with Art Alive Gallery, 2013; ‘Indian Highway VI’,Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing in 2012; ‘Slipping Through The Cracks’, Lattitude 28, New Delhi in 2012; ‘A Further Global Encounter’, Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, London in 2012; ‘Indian Highway IV’, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, France in 2011; ‘Transformation’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo in 2010; ‘Commonwealth Games Exhibition’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2010; ‘Beyond Globalization’, Beyond Art Space, Beijing in 2009; ‘Indian Art at swarovski ‘Crystal World’, 2nd Exhibition, Tirol- Osterreich, Austria in 2008; ‘Hear and Now: Young Voices from India’, London in 2007).

Jaganath won the Lalit Kala Akademi Award in1990, and the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Award, New Delhi in 1996 and Centre Prize, C.I.I.C, London in 2002. He lives and works in New Delhi.




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Manisha Gera Baswani

Manisha Gera Baswani

Biography

Born in 1967, New Delhi, she has completed her B.F.A and M.F.A from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi in 1990 and 1992 respectively.

She has held solo shows of her works across the country \'Hope is the thing with feathers\', Gallery Espace, New Delhi in 2012; Anant Gallery, Kolkata in 2007; Palette Gallery, New Delhi in 2006; Gallery Chemould, Mumbai in 2005.

Her works have been included in many group exhibitions held at both within and outside India including \'Tactile\', Latitude 28, New Delhi in 2012; ‘Fabular Bodies’, Curator Gayatri Sinha, Harmony Foundation, Mumbai in 2011; ‘De-Sizing’, Curator: Anupa Mehta, NCPA, Mumbai in 2007; ‘Telling it like this’, The Indian Story in London, Gallery Espace, New Delhi in 2007; ‘Paper Flute’, Curator: M L Jony, Gallery Espace, New Delhi in 2006 ; ‘Gallery Guild & Saffron Art\', Curator: Girish Shahane, Mumbai in 2004; ‘In Conversation’‚ Gallery Espace. Curator: Gayatri Sinha, New Delhi in 2002; ‘Kala Ghoda’‚ Art Festival, Mumbai in 1999 and National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi in 1992 .

She is a recipient of the National scholarship and Junior Fellowship from the Government of India in 1991-93 and 1995-97. She also received the French Government scholarship to study in Paris in 1993. Her works are part of the collection at the National Gallery of Modern Art. She lives and works in Gurgaon, Haryana



Statement

A painting is the ambrosia for the mind. The act of painting is a 360 degree exercise for me which allows meditative time, a structured discipline and immense personal gratification. I delight in the viewer\'s interpretation, for I do not myself weave any message in my works. Be it insects, galaxies, pop icons or ancient Indian murals, they all have a place on my canvas. The elements I choose take a life of their own from one painting to�the next because I leave them unfettered of any intellectual shackles. A night bird sits perched under the dark sky while a shower hangs precariously behind a curtain reminiscent of a Pichwai above a lotus pond.


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Murali Cheeroth

Murali Cheeroth

Biography

Born 1966 Thrissur, Kerala, completed both his BFA and MFA from Kala Bhawan, Santiniketan in 1992 and 1995 respectively.

His has held his solo shows at Ahmadabad presented by Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi in 2000 and at Maharashtra in 2000 & 2001. He has held 3 two-man shows at Cochin in 2007 & 2003 and 1 at Ahmadabad in 1997.

He has participated in over 20 group shows across India and aboard, lastly featuring at Emerging India, presented by Art Alive Gallery at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2007.

He has received many Awards including State Lalit Kala Akademi Award in 1997-98; Kanoria Scholarship for Print Making in 1997; Cultural Scholarship by Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development, and New Delhi during 1993-95. He lives and works in Bangalore, Karnataka.




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Nayanaa Kanodia

Nayanaa Kanodia

Biography

 Nayanaa Kanodia graduated from Lady Shri Ram College,New Delhi,  in Economics (Honours). She won  the National Scholarship of the Govt. of India. An economist turned painter,Nayanaa is entirely  a self- taught artist except for a year’s apprenticeship with Anjolie Ela Menon.

 She had her first solo show in 1986 in Mumbai and has held numerous solo exhibitions since then in India and abroad.  In 1998, she was selected by The Commonwealth Institute from all the artists of the Commonwealth Countries for a solo show in their recently renovated complex in London. In 2001 she was invited by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to exhibit her paintings and to give a demonstration of her painting techniques.She is the first Indian of non-British origin whose works are in the collection of “Paintings In Hospitals”, UK, previously named as a British Museum.

 

 She has  participated in many group shows nationally and internationally including the ones in New York in 1988, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai in 1997 and 1998, Dubai in 1998 ,2012,  London in 2001, 2002 , 2006,2012,  Centre Regional D’Art Contemporain’, Sete, France in 2001, Washington in 2001, Paris in 2002, Hong Kong in 2005, 2012, Singapore in 2006,  2011,  The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo in 2007, Johanesburg, South Africa in 2007.

 

She has conducted Art Camps in India and abroad.Her work also features in several auctions of Indian Contemporary Art  internationally

.Nayanaa”s  works are held in many major  public and private collections in India and abroad including the Musee International d’Art Naïve, Paris.

 

She is featured in a prestigious international book ‘  Women in Art ‘  by Reinhard Fuchs.

 

Impressed by the messages/ meanings conveyed in her paintings, a consortium of schools in Los Altos, USA   is using her work as a medium of instruction to their students.

 

She lives and works in Mumbai.



Statement

The Great Outdoors

 

Planned urbanization and mechanization remain crucial for human progress, and yet these advancements lead to a gradual loss of control. The more man craves technological progress with all its modern day comforts, the more alienated he becomes from his roots, over ourselves and our environment. In turn, we instinctively urge for the outdoors. Part of us yearns to connect with nature and feel the rejuvenating effect it has on our psyche. Unlike the constant obligations that demand something of us, the great outdoors gives something to us- a sense of coming home, of regaining our lost innocence, of finding peace at last.

 

My paintings are varying angles of a single prism. At first glance, you see a humored portrayal of a quaint scene; upon further examination, an integrated, multi-layered expression reveals itself. One can grasp the complexity and nuance of my vision only after abandoning our typical notions and then keenly observing the relationships and components at play. The projected images serve as a veneer, behind which an infinite number of experiences and interpretations are possible. Each painting has the potential for several meanings; one revealed by the presence of colours juxtaposed carefully to form a harmonious whole, one revealed by the intricate patterns and details, and one revealed by the underlying content and narration. Thus, what appears to be a choice of method (a technique involving four layers of colour) proves to be the seeds, sun, and water of a highly complex organism of construction.

 

The paintings intend to make you feel that you are watching a snapshot of life at maximum authenticity- exuberant and packed with bursting energy. There is one optical illusion born of another. Is the focus the scene at hand, the shapes and details that surround the people, both, or something else entirely? I seek to challenge the viewer to modify the typical way of reading conventional signs and patterns.

 

The conversation I hope to create in my work is a certain truth of life and on a deeper level, a well thought philosophy. I construct fantastic versions of accessible scenes, both rural and urban utopias. Individuals may interpret my paintings in vastly disparate ways and each view will be equally logical and plausible, thought provoking and intriguing. A picture of the moment is built in which whole relationships are made visible. My work is all about time. And through my paintings, time is movement stilled.

 

Society continues to forge ahead in scientific advancement, seeming to accelerate the divide in our connection to nature. And yet, we find ways to bring the outside back into our lives, at times subconsciously, at times with great perspective and intention. Ultimately, the goal and thus the journey remains the challenge to balance the polarity of the worlds in which we reside.

 


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Pushpamala N

Pushpamala N

Biography

Born 1956, Bangalore, India, she has received his B.A. in Economics, English and Psychology, from Bangalore University (1977); B.A in Sculpture, from MS University, Baroda (1982) and: M.A. in Sculpture from MS University, Baroda (1985).

She has participated in numerous group shows including;‘Avega- The Passion’, Galerie Zurcher, Paris in 2013; ‘The Return of the Phantom Lady (Sinful City)’, Nature Morte, The Oberoi Gurgaon in 2012; ‘Motherland’, performance with Mamta Sagar, Samuha Artist Collective, Bangalore in 2010; ‘Paris Autumn’, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York in 2008; Streetside Theatre’; Salzburg Festival, Austria in 2007; ‘The Anguished Heart’, British Council, New Delhi in 2003.

Her works have been included in many group shows including \'Poses and Views\', Nature Morte, Berlin in 2013; \'Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting in 2011; \'At The Edge\', Gallery Maya, London in 2010; \'After Colour\', Bose Pacia New York in 2009; \'Still Moving Image\', Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi in 2008; \'My India\', Video et Apres, Centre Pompidou, Paris in 2008; ‘Face East’, Contemporary Asian Portraiture, Wedel Fine Art, London in 2007-08;\'New Indian Art\', Manchester Art Gallery, UK in 2002; \'Ways of Resisting\', Sahmat, New Delhi in 2002;, \'Century City\' Tate Modern, London, UK in 2001; \'Moving Ideas\' Hoopoe Curatorial, Montreal and Vancouver, Canada in 2001; Khoj International Residency, New Delhi in 2001; Open Circle International Workshop, Mumbai in 2000. In 1999 she curated an exhibition of large site specific works, Sthala Puranagalu, Bangalore.

She is the recipient of many honors, including the National Award in 1984; the gold medal at the Sixth New Delhi Triennale in 1986; the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship for residency at St. Martin\'s School of Art, London in 1992-93; the Senior Fellowship, Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development in 1995-97. She lives and works in Bangalore.




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Raghu Rai

Raghu Rai

Biography

Raghu Rai

Indian, b. 1942


Raghu Rai was born in the small village of Jhhang, now part of Pakistan. He took up photography in 1965, and the following year joined \"The Statesman\" newspaper as its chief photographer. Impressed by an exhibit of his work in Paris in 1971, Henri Cartier-Bresson nominated Rai to join Magnum Photos in 1977.

 

Rai left \"The Statesman\" in 1976 to work as picture editor for \"Sunday,\" a weekly news magazine published in Calcutta. He left in 1980 and worked as Picture Editor/Visualizer/Photographer of \"India Today\", India’s leading news magazine, during its formative years. From 1982 to 1991, he worked on special issues and designs, contributing trailblazing picture essays on social, political and cultural themes, many of which became the talking point of the magazine.

 

In the last 18 years, Rai has specialized in extensive coverage of India. He has produced more than 18 books, including Raghu Rai’s Delhi, The Sikhs, Calcutta, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Tibet in Exile, India, and Mother Teresa.

 

For Greenpeace, he has completed an in-depth documentary project on the chemical disaster at Bhopal in 1984, and on its ongoing effects on the lives of gas victims. This work resulted in a book and three exhibitions that have been touring Europe, America, India and southeast Asia since 2004, the 20th anniversary of the disaster. Rai hopes that the exhibition can support the many survivors through creating greater awareness, both about the tragedy, and about the victims – many who are still uncompensated – who continue to live in the contaminated environment around Bhopal.

 

Rai was awarded the ‘Padmashree’ in 1971, one of India’s highest civilian awards ever given to a photographer. In 1992, his National Geographic cover story “Human Management of Wildlife in India” won him widespread critical acclaim for the piece. Besides winning many national and international awards, Rai has exhibited his works in London, Paris, New York, Hamburg, Prague, Tokyo, Zurich and Sydney. His photo essays have appeared in many of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers including \"Time\", \"Life\", \"GEO\", \"The New York Times\", \"Sunday Times\", \"Newsweek\", \"The Independent,\" and the \"New Yorker\".

 

He has served three times on the jury of the World Press Photo and twice on the jury of UNESCO\'s International Photo Contest.

Raghu Rai lives in Delhi with his family and continues to be an associate of Magnum Photos. 




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Ram Rahman

Ram Rahman

Biography

Born 1955 initially studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Later, he completed a degree in Graphic Design from Yale University’s School of Art in 1979.

He has held several solo shows including , ‘Bioscope: Scenes from an Eventful Life’ presented by Bodhi Art at Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, in 2008; Apparao Infinity, Chennai, in 2007; ‘Photo Studio / Cutouts’ at India International Center, New Delhi, in 2003; and ‘Visions of India: Photographs by Ram Rahman’ at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, in 2002.

Among his group shows, the most recent are \'The Needle on the Gauge\', presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia at Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA), Adelaide in 2012;\'Lens-ing It\', Ashna Gallery, New Delhi in 2011; ‘Still Moving Images’ at the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, in 2008; ‘Click: Contemporary Photography from India’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2007; ‘I Fear, I Believe, I Desire’ at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, also in 2007; and ‘Middle Age Spread at the National Museum, New Delhi, in 2004.

He is one of the founding members of the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) in New Delhi, a leader in the resistance to communal and sectarian forces in India through its public cultural action. He lives and works in New Delhi.




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Ranbir Singh Kaleka

Ranbir Singh Kaleka

Biography

Born1953 , Punjab received his Diploma from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1975 and taught it the Fine Arts Department of the University till 1977 and at the Delhi College of Art, London between 1985-87.

He has held many solo shows of his works with the most recent at \'Fables\', presented by Volte Gallery at Saffronart, New Delhi in 2011-12; \'Sweet Unease\', Volte, Mumbai in 2010-11; \'Reading Man\', Nature Morte, New Delhi; Bose Pacia, New York in 2009; ‘Fables From The House Of Ibaan: Stage –I’, Bose Pacia, New York in 2008; ‘Consider’, Multi-media installation commissioned for permanent display at Spertus Museum, Chicago in 2007; ‘Crossing’, Bose Pacia, New York in 2005.

He has also participated in several group shows including ;Volte Gallery, ‘Your Name is different there’, Mumbai in 2012 ; Prague Biennale 5, Prague Biennale Photo 2, ‘Crossroads: India Escalate’, Prague, Czech Republic in 2011; Chalo India at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, in 2008; a multi-media installation commissioned to the permanent collection of the Spertus Museum, Chicago, in 2007; Horn Please: The Narrative in Contemporary Indian Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Berne, in 2007; Art Video Lounge at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, in 2006; Hungry God: Indian Contemporary Art at Busan Museum of Modern Art, South Korea in 2006; iCon: India Contemporary at the Venice Biennale, 2005; Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India at the Asia Society, New York, in 2005; Culturgest-Lisbon in 2004; Zoom! Art in Contemporary India, Lisbon, in 2004; and subTerrain: Indian Contemporary Art at the House of World Culture, Berlin, in 2003.

He was awarded the National Award by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1979 and the Sanskriti Award, New Delhi in 1986. He lives and works in New Delhi.




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Riyas Komu

Riyas Komu

Biography

Born 1971 Kerala completed both his B.F.A and M.F.A from Sir J.J.School of Art, Mumbai (1999).

His solo exhibition includes; \'Condition\', Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi in 2012; \'Oil\'s Well, Let\'s Play!\', Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan in 2010-11; \'Subrata to Cesar\', Gallery Maskara, Mumbai in association with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2010; \'Safe to Light\', Azad Art Gallery, Tehran in 2010; \'Related List\', Bodhi Art, Berlin; \'Mark Him (Second Half)\', Galerie 88, Kolkata in 2008.

He has participated in number of group shows across the globe, including \'Peak Shift Effect\', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi in 2013; \'2 + 2 = 5\', The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi; \'The Contemporary Sultanate\', presented by Exhibit 320 at One Style Mile, Olive, New Delhi in 2012; Gallery Sumukha, Chennai; \'Pause: A Collection\', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; \'High-Light\', presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon; \'Palimpsest\', Aicon Gallery, New York; \'Tolstoy Farm: Archive of Utopia\', presented by Seven Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; \'Tech-Cut-Edge-Revelations\', Ashna Gallery, New Delhi; \'Myth - Reality: Constructing Cult-ure\', The Guild, Mumbai in 2011.

He is a recipient of K.K.Hebbar Foundation Society Scholarship in 1997- 1999, Bombay Art Society Award in 1996 and Maharashtra State Art Prize in 1995. He lives and works in Mumbai.



Statement

These three photographs are taken in New York, recently, with an interest to illustrate the�portrait of a new age city-sky.


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Rohit Chawla

Rohit Chawla

Biography

Recognised as a leading contemporary photographer, Rohit started his career and spent close to two decades in advertising at JWT before eventually moving out to start his own design and film production company.

He has held many solo exhibitions including ‘Wanderlust’, Tribute to Raja Ravi Varma, Klimt - The Sequel, Free da! - The Homage, Fine Art of Food & the most recent, Wearable Art Collection, which opened at the Volte Gallery in Mumbai.

He has also exhibited at various venues across the world and his photographs are a part of major private collections and museums. The central theme of his work is essentially travel, which he considers the perfect antidote to any stress. He lives between Delhi and Goa.




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Sudhanshu Sutar

Sudhanshu Sutar

Biography

Born 1969 Kalikapur, Orissa, Bachelor of Fine Arts from Utkal University in 1993. He has held several solo shows including Art Heritage, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi in 2012; Art Musings, Mumbai in 2007; ‘We want Your Life’, Gallery Alternatives, Gurgaon, Haryana in 2006; \'Fact Beyond Fact\', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1999.

He has also participated in several group shows including \'Angkor Wat: An Indian Perspective\', Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai in 2012;\'The Lost Sparrow\', presented by Gallery Threshold at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi in 2011;\'Indian (Sub) Way’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London in 2010;1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai in 2010; \'Art for Sale\', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2000 .

He was awarded by the Delhi State Exhibition (AIFACS) Award for Entry titled, \'Paper Boat for Hope\' in 2002 and 50 years of Independence Art Show Award, Orissa in 1998. He lives in works in New Delhi.




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Sumedh Rajendran

Sumedh Rajendran

Biography

Born 1972, Trivandrum, Kerala completed BFAin Painting from College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum in 1994 and MFAin Painting from Delhi College of Art, New Delhi in 1999.

He has held various solo shows which include ;\'Dual Liquid\', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi in 2010 ;\'Dual Liquid\', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2009-10; \'Chemical Smuggle’, Grosvenor Vadehra, London in 2008 ;‘Pseudo-Homelands’, Rohtas Art Gallery, Lahore in 2005 .

Sumedh works have also been part of many group exhibitions that include; ‘Living Walls: where gallery walls become artist’s canvas’ A collaborative art project with Art Alive Gallery, 2013; ‘Zones of contact –Propositions on Museum’, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art India in 2013; ‘Kochi-muziris’, Biennale, Kochi, India in 2012; ‘Contemporary Indian art in Gothenburg’, Sweden, 2010;‘India Awakens Under Banyan Tree at ‘ESSL’ Museum’, Vienna in 2010;‘Beyond Globalization’,Beyond Art Space, Beijing in 2009;‘ Everywhere is War’ (and rumours of War) Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2008; ‘Here and Now: Young Voices from India’, Grosvenor Vadehra, London in 2007; ‘Satyagraha, on 100 years of Satyagraha’, New Delhi and Durban in 2006 .

He is the recipient of several residency programs; ‘Hat Residency Program’, University of Manchester in 2007; ‘Theertha International Residency’, Colombo in 2006; KHOJ International Artists’ Residency, New Delhi in 2003; Junior Research Fellowship, Government of India in1998; and was awarded National Scholarship, Government of India in 1993. He lives & works in New Delhi.




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Sunil Gawde

Sunil Gawde

Biography

Born 1960, Mumbai, he graduated in fine arts from the Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai (1980). He has held 11 solo exhibitions of his paintings , sculptures, installations and composite work , including ‘Radium Grass’, Mackintosh Museum , Glasgow in 1997 ; ‘I mm’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2011; ‘Blind Bulb etc’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Delhi in 2005.

He has participated in many curated exhibitions such as ‘Bombay : Maximum City’, Lille in 2006 ; ‘Made by Indians’, St Tropez in 2006, organized by Galerie Enirco Navarra, Paris, and ‘Art on the Corniche’, Abu Dhabi, 200; Gawde’s works was also exhibited at SH Contemporary, Shangha in 2007; Pulse Miami, Miami in 2008 and ARCO 09, Madrid in 2009 .

In 1995, Gawde received the British Council Charles Wallace Scholarship to study in Glasgow, Scotland. He was invited to participate in the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, curated by Daniel Birbaum. He was among the 12 international artists who displayed their works at Al Maaden sculpture park in Morocco. He lives and works in Mumbai.




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Thukral & Tagra

Thukral & Tagra

Biography

Jiten Thukral: Born 1976, Jalandhar, Punjab, completed his BFA from Chandigarh Art College, Chandigarh (1998) and MFA from Delhi College of Art, New Delhi (2000).

Sumir Tagra: Born 1979, New Delhi, he received Shankar’s Academy of Arts in New Delhi(1999) , BFA from Delhi College of Art, New Delhi (2002) and PG from National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad (2006) .

Thukral and Tagra has held over several solo shows which include ; ‘Q’, Famous Studios, Mumbai in 2013 ;‘Meissen Dominus Aeris’, Residence of the German Ambassador to India in New Delhi; ‘Longing for Tomorrow’, Nature Morte, Berlin in 2012 ;‘Thukral & Tagra Foundation’, Project Booth, Art Summit, New Delhi in 2011; ‘Low-Tech Family Vacations’, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore in 2010 ;‘Thukral & Tagra, 315 Sector 23, Opp Bosedk Mall’, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney in 2009 ;‘Put it On’, Bose Pacia, New York in 2007 .

They were included in a large exhibition of contemporary art from India at the Mori Museum, Tokyo, which travelled to the Essl Museum in Vienna in 2008. T & T were also represented at the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale and the Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia. In 2011, T & T were part of the touring exhibition “Indian Highway IV” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France as well as “Paris-Delhi-Bombay…” at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

They have also received GQ India Man of the Year Award in 2012; Graphis International Awards and London International Awards in 2003. The artists live and work in Gurgaon, Haryana.




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V. Ramesh

V. Ramesh

Biography

Born 1958 Andhra Pradesh completed both his graduation and Post Graduation in Fine Arts from M.S. University, Baroda.

He has held solo exhibition of his works at ‘Why Cross the boundary’, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi in 2011-2012; ‘A Thousand and One desires’, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai & Gallery Threshold, New Delhi in 2005; ‘Pundole Art Gallery’, Mumbai in 1988 .

Ramesh has participated in several group shows including ‘Recent Trends in Contemporary Indian’, Art, Vadehra Art Gallery in 1995; ‘Second Biennale of Art’, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal in1988; ‘Second Biennale’ at Havana, Cuba in1982; ‘National Exhibition’, New Delhi in 1982; ‘All India Graphic Exhibition’, Chandigarh in 1981.

He received the Junior Fellowship from the Department of Culture in1990-93, Sanskriti Award in 1993 and a Senior Fellowship, Department of Culture in 1995-97. He lives and works out of Vishakhapatnam.




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Vivek Vilsani

Vivek Vilsani

Biography

Born 1964, Trishur, Kerala, trained as a Marine Radio Officer at the All India Marine College in Kochi, and then obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kerala University (1987) before turning to art and studying sculpture from traditional Indian craftspeople.

Vilasini’s has held several solo shows including several editions of ‘Between One Shore and Several Others’ at Birds Gallery: Trivandrum, Arushi Arts, New Delhi, Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore, and the Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, in 2007-08; and at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Akademi, Kochi, in 2001.

Amongst his most recent group shows in which his work has been featured include ‘Beyond the Form’ presented by Bajaj Capital Art House at the Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi, and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2009; ‘In Focus: Contemporary Indian Photography’ at Crimson - The Art Resource, Bangalore, in 2009; ‘Re-Claim/ Re-Cite/ Re-Cycle’ presented by Latitude 28 at Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2009; ‘Metamorphosis: Change and Continuity in Indian Contemporary Art’ at PAC Gallery, Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery and the Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, in 2009; ‘Bapu’ at Saffronart, Mumbai, in 2009; and ‘Who Knew Mr. Gandhi?’ at Aicon Gallery, London, in 2008. He lives and works in Bangalore.




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Waswo X Waswo

Waswo X Waswo

Biography

Waswo X. Waswo was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the U.S.A. He studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Center for Photography, and Studio Marangoni, The Centre for Contemporary Photography in Florence, Italy.

He has held solo exhibitions of his works at ‘Tinted by Tradition’, Indigo Blue Art, Singapore in 2013; ‘Confessions of an Evil Orientalist’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India in 2011; ‘Tinted by Tradition: Waswo X. Waswo and Rajesh Soni, City Palace Museum’, Udaipur, India in 2011 ;‘A Studio in Rajasthan’, Galleria Joyce and Co., Genoa, Italy in 2009; ‘A Studio in Rajasthan (collaborations)’, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin in 2008.

His works has been included in many group shows including ;‘All You Need is Love’, Mori Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, in 2013; ‘When High and Low Art Meet\': A Tribute to Ravi Varma’ (curated by Rupika Chawla), Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2013; ‘Convergence: New Art from India and the Diaspora’, William Benton Museum of Art, USA in 2013; ‘pREpellers’, Gallery Art & Soul, Chennai in 2012; ‘New Narratives in the Art of the Miniature’, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai in 2011.

His books, India Poems: The Photographs, published by Gallerie Publishers in 2006, and Men of Rajasthan, published by Serindia Contemporary in 2011, have been available worldwide. The artist has lived and travelled in India for over twelve years and he has made his home in Udaipur, Rajasthan, for the past eight. There he collaborates with a variety of local artists including the photo hand-colourist Rajesh Soni. He has also produced a series of autobiographical miniature paintings in collaboration with the artist R. Vijay.

Rajesh Soni was born in 1981. He is an artist living in Udaipur, Rajasthan, who has become known primarily for his abilities to hand paint digital photographs. He is the son of artist Lalit Soni, and the grandson of Prabhu Lal Soni (Verma), who was once court photographer to the Maharana Bhopal Singh of Mewar. Prabhu Lal was not only a court photographer, but also a hand-colourist who painted the black and white photographs that he produced. His skills of hand-colouring photographs were passed down to Rajesh through the intermediary of his father Lalit.

R. Vijay was born in 1970, and is a grandnephew of the historic Rajasthani painter Ramgopal Vijayvargiya. The artist received little formal training and his miniature painting style has been described as naïve, though his works have drawn attention and praise from various critics throughout India. Early in life R. Vijay was tutored by traditional miniaturists such as Sukhdev Singh Sisodiya and Laxmi Narayan Sikaligar. Later he developed his own style, which has been called an eclectic mix of Persian and Mogul styles, along with a bit of the Company School of Indo-British art.




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