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Presentation by Aishwayan K at Ananya Drishya

December 19, 2016

Presentation by Aishwayan K at Ananya Drishya
moderated by Aditi Ghildiyal

Ananya Drishya in association with Venkatappa Art Gallery

presentation-by-aishwayan-k-at-ananya-drishya-venkatappa-art-gallery-bengaluruAISHWARYAN K
Born in 1986, Palakkad, Kerala.

Aishwaryan completed his Diploma in Painting from KEN School of Arts, Bengaluru (2008) and Post Diploma in Printmaking from Bangalore University (2010).

His recent solo project was ‘The Artist’s World’, curated by Vaishnavi Ramanathan, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai (2015).

He has been Artist in Residence at ‘The Blue Gold’, cycle 7, Piramal Art Residency, Thane, Maharashtra (2016); Sand Art Foundation Trust, Cholamandal Artists’ Village, Injambakkam, Chennai (2015); 6th CRACK International Art Camp, Kushtia, Bangladesh (2012); ‘Barbil Art Project’, UTSHA Foundation, Barbil, Odisha (2012) & ‘Sethu Samudram Residency 5’, theertha, International Artists Collective, Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka (2012).

Aishwaryan has participated in several groups shows namely ‘Healing Nature: restoring balances’, conceptualized by Lina Vincent Sunish, Gallery Time & Space, Bengaluru (2016); ‘tvam’, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi (2016); ‘Crosstalk’, organized by Gallery Sumukha, Lalit Kala Academi, Regional Center, Chennai (2016); ‘Harvest of Talents’, K. K. Hebbar Art Foundation, Rangoli-Metro Art Center, Bengaluru (2015); ‘Clipboard’, curated by Shijo Jacob, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi (2015); ‘Elemental’, curated by Suresh Jayaram, Sublime Gallerie, Bengaluru (2015); ‘Dialogues with the self’, curated by Anirudh Chari, The Portret Project, Bakheda, New Delhi (2014); 11thAnniversary Show, Galerie Sara Arakkal, Bengaluru (2014); ‘Papyrus’, works on paper, curated by Ushmita Sahu, Galleria M, Kolkata (2014); ‘Crosstalk’, Gallery Sumukha, Bengaluru (2014); ‘Sethusamudram’, Sri Lanka + India, 2010 to 2013, curated by Suresh Jayaram, 1Shanthiroad Studio, Bengaluru (2014); ‘RASA’, exploring the aesthetic experiences, conceptualized by Lina Vincent Sunish, Mahua: The Art Gallery, Bengaluru (2013); ‘Barbil: A Benefit exhibition for UTSHA’, Nature Morte @ The Oberoi, Gurgaon (2013) among others.

He has been conferred the 44th Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy State Award (2016) and has also been a recipient of The Shenoy Art Foundation Emerging Artist Award (2016); Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, Mumbai (2015); Jury Award, Chandra Ilango Visual Art Foundation, Chennai (2015); K K Hebbar Art Foundation, Bengaluru (2015); Arnawaz Vasudev Charities Scholarship, Bengaluru (2009 & 2010) and Nadoja R M Hadapad Student Scholarship, Bengaluru (2006).

Aishwaryan lives and works in Bengaluru.

Aditi completed her M.V.A in Art History and Aesthetics with a specialization in Indian Painting from Faculty of Fine Art, MSU, Baroda, 2011-13 (Gold Medalist) and a B.F.A in Painting from College of Art, New Delhi, 2007-11.

She has previously worked as a Researcher part of the Curatorial Team at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi and also in galleries including Latitude28 & Gallery Espace in New Delhi. She has worked as an assistant editor and researcher in projects like Rameshwar Broota: Interrogating the Male Body, curated by Roobina Karode, Published by Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, (2015); Seven Contemporaries, edited by Akansha Rastogi and Roobina Karode, Published by Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, (2015) and KNMA: Highlights from the Collection, © Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, (2015). She was a student-critic in the first Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi (2012) and a Resident Critic for ‘HUB 2013’ in Baroda (2013). Her recent curated shows in Art Houz, Bengaluru include ‘Small and Beautiful’, ‘Ways of Seeing’, ‘The Modernists of Bangalore’, ‘The Limited Edition: Printmaking Workshop and Exhibition’ and many more.

Aditi is currently Curator and Manager at Art Houz Gallery, Bengaluru.

Ananya Drishya on Wednesday | 21st December 2016 | 6:00 PM

Venkatappa Art Gallery,
Government Museum
Kasturba Road,
Bangalore 560 001.

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