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RIYAS KOMU

     

 

1971       Born in Kerala

 

EDUCATION

 

1999       Master of Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai

1997       Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai

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IMAGES

TEXTS

PUBLICATIONS

MUSEUM SHOWS

 

2012       Critical Mass: Contemporary Art from India, curated by Tami Katz-Freiman and  Rotem Ruff, Tel  

               Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

2011-12  India: Lado a Lado / Arte Contemporânea Indiana (India: Side by Side / Indian Contemporary

               Art)', part of the Exhibition ÍNDIA! presented by Brazilian Ministry of Culture and Banco do Brasil at

               Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo;  

               SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasília.

2011       Shadow Lines curated by Alia Swastika (Indonesia) and Suman Gopinath (India) at Jogja Biennale, 

               Indonesia.

2011       Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris

2011       Crossroads India Escalate, Prague Biennale5

2011       Concurrent India, Helsinki Art Museum Tennis Palace, Finland

2010       India Awakens: Under the Banyan Tree, Essl Museum, Austria

2010       Finding India, Art for the New Century, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

2010       Emerging Asian Artists, as part of Art Gwangju 2010, KDJ Convention Center, Gwangju

2010       On the Road to the Next Milestone, part of the Exhibition 'Indian Highway', at Herning Museum of Contemporary

               Art (HEART), Herning

2009       India Contemporary, GEM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hague

2008       Everything 2008: 12 Artists from India, Willem Baars Projects, Amsterdam

2007-08  Indian Art at the Swarovski ‘Crystal World, 1st Exhibition, Tirol – Österreich, Austria

2007-08  India Now: Contemporary Indian Art Between Continuity and Transformation, Provincia di Milano, Milan, Italy

2009       India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai

2008-09  Modern India, organized by Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Ministry of

               Culture at Valencia, Spain

2007       Participant at Venice Biennale, curated by Robert Storr

 

ART FAIRS

 

2014        India Art Fair, New Delhi, presented by The Guild, Mumbai

2012       To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art, as part of Art Chennai, 

               Edition II at Lalit Kala Regional Centre, Chennai

2012       Art HK, The Guild

2012       VIP Art Fair, The Guild

2012       India Art Fair, New Delhi, The Guild, Mumbai

2011       Art Dubai, Dubai, The Guild, Mumbai

2011       India Art Summit, New Delhi, The Guild, Mumbai

2011       Art Stage Singapore, Singapore, The Guild, Mumbai

2010       Art Taipei 2010, The Guild, Mumbai

2009       Participated in the India Special Exhibition at KIAF 09, Seoul, South Korea.

2009       Arte Fiera 2009, Bologna, The Guild, Mumbai

2009       ARCOmadrid, Spain, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2009       Participated in Purple Wall Project curated by Gayatri Sinha at India Art Summit, New Delhi, India.

2008       Art Paris, 1x1 Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi

2008       Pulse Miami, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2008       SHContemporary, Shanghai represented by The Guild, Mumbai

2008       Art Beijing 2008, by Bodhi Art, Mumbai

2008       CIGE 2008, Beijing, The Guild, Mumbai


   SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2012        Condition, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
2010-11   Oil's Well, Let's Play!, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan

2010        Subrato to Cesar, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai in association with The Guild, Mumbai

2010       Safe to Light, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran

2008       Related List,  Bodhi Art, Berlin

2008       Mark Him (Second Half), Galerie 88, Kolkata

2007       Mark Him, The Guild, Mumbai

2006       Systematic Citizen, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi

2006       Faith Accompli, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2005       Grass, Photography Show, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2005       Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2005       The Third Day, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2003       Sarasu, Photography Show on Raja Ravi Verma Press, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2002-03  Ambulance, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2011       Pause: A Collection, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2011       High-Light, presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon

2011       Palimpsest, Aicon Gallery, New York

2011       Tolstoy Farm: Archive of Utopia, presented by Seven Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2011       Myth - Reality: Constructing Cult-ure, The Guild, Mumbai

2011       Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2010       Inside India, A journey through contemporary Indian Art, curated byMarco Marrone and  Margherita Artoni, Palazzo

               Saluzzo Paesana, Via della Consolata 1 bis – Turin in collaboration with Luce Gallery

2010       Midnight's Children, Studio La Citta, Italy

2010       Looking Glass, The Existence of difference, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Religare Arts  Initiative Ltd., New Delhi

2010       Indian (Sub)Way, curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London

2010       Third Dimension, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2010       A. SYCO, The Viewing Room, Mumbai

2010       By George, presented by Cherry Art Foundation at Alliance Francaise de Delhi, New Delhi

2010       1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai

2010       Contested Space- Incursions, Seven Art Limited, New Delhi

2009-10  Sculpture, The Guild, Mumbai

2009       The Dark Science of Five Continents,curated by Shaheen Merali, Gallery BMB, Mumbai

2009       Indian Summer, Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin

2009       Multitudes, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore in collaboration with Zen Studio Gallery and Artflute.com

2009       In The Mood For Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing

2009       Zip Files, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

2009       Inaugural Show, Sakshi Gallery, Taipei

2009       Shifting Shapes, Unstable Signs, Yale School of Art, Connecticut, USA

2009       Bapu, presented by Saffronart in association with Berkeley Square Gallery, London

2008-09  Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London

2008-09  Hot Shots, The Viewing Room, Mumbai

2008       Uncovered, Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai

2008       November, 1x1 Contemporary, Al Quoz, Dubai

2008       Six Degree of Separation Chaos, Congruence and Collaboration in South Asi', presented by KHOJ International Artists’

               Association and the Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi at Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi on the eve of 10 Years of KHOJ

2008       Urgent Conversations, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre and Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

2008       Everywhere Is War (and Rumors of War), Bodhi Art, Mumbai

2008       Link, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai

2008       Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban, BodhiBerlin, Berlin

2008       Shifting Terrains: Altered Realities, The Shrine Gallery, New Delhi

2008       India Crossing, Studio La Citta, Verona

2008       Affair, 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai

2007-08  Face East, Contemporary Asian Portraiture, Wedel Fine Art, London

2007-08  Similarities, Lansdowne Gallery, Mumbai

2007       India Tim’, Galleria Paolo Curti / Annamaria Gambuzzi, Milan, Italy

2007       Christian Hosp, Austria

2007       New Wave: Contemporary Art form Indi’, Aicon Gallery, London

2007       Frame / Grid / Room / Cell, Bodhi Art, Mumbai

2007       Young Guns, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai

2007       Photographs, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2007       I Fear, I Believe, I Desire, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2006       Bronze, Sculpture Show, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

2006       Drawing Show an Act of Art II, Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai

2006       Art on the Beach, Made by Indians, St Tropez, Gallery Enrico Navarra, Paris

2006       On Difference # 2, represented Korea, Wurtt, Kunstwerein Stuttgart, Germany

2006       Maarkers, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai

2006       Red Earth and the Pouring Rain, Lanxess ABS Gallery, Baroda

2006       Strangeness, Ananat Art Gallery, Kolkata

2006       Tangibles, Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai

2005       Kaam, Arts India Gallery, New York and Palo Alto

2005       Span, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai

2005       Endless Terrain, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2005       Double Enders, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kochi

2005       Present Future, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

2005       Configurations, Ananat Art Gallery, New Delhi

2005       Are We Like This Only, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

2005       Whose Space Is It Anyway, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2005       Mannat Jali, Marine Drive, Mumbai

2005       Public Art Project, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

2004       V. M. Art Gallery, Karachi

2004       Anticipations, Museum Gallery, Mumbai

2004       Bombay Boys, Palette Gallery, New Delhi

2004       A New Mediatic Realism, Bayer ABS Gallery, Baroda

2004       Generation I, Saffronart Gallery, Mumbai

2004       RED, Palette Gallery, New Delhi

2004       Mumbai x 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin

2003       Crossing Generations : diVERGE, 40 Years of Gallery Chemould at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

2003       Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2003       2D / 3D, Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong

2003       Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

2003       Art for Art / Switzerland Meets India, Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai

2002       Ways of Resisting 1992-2002, Sahmat, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

2002       Words and Images, organized by The Guild, National Gallery of Modern Art  (NGMA), Mumbai

2002       Creative Space, Sakshi Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2002       Crosscurrents, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2002       Debt, The Guild, Mumbai

2002       Tribute To Picasso, The Guild, Mumbai

2001       The Human Factor, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2001       Engendering Images of Women, The Guild, Mumbai

2001       Excerpts from My Diary, Fine Art Company, Mumbai

2000       Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art gallery, Mumbai

2000       Exile Longings, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

2000       Memos of The New Millennium – Artists From The Molting World, Birla of Art and Culture, Mumbai

2000       Ideas and Images,(Video Installation), National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

1999       Critics Choice, Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA),  Mumbai

1998       He Used To Believe that EMS Planted Coconut Tree In Kerala, Installation, Sir J.  J. School of Art, Mumbai

1998       Essays in Time – Kinetic Sculpture (Audio-Video Installation), Nehru Centre, Mumbai
 

SELECTED JOINT EXHIBITIONS

 

2012       Alone / Together, with G R Iranna at Aicon Gallery, New York

2007       Other, with Peter Drake at Aicon Gallery, London

 

PARTICIPATIONS


2010       Master’s Corner, organized by Indian Contemporary Art Journal at Jehangir Art Gallery,
             
 Mumbai; India International Art Fair, New Delhi

2010       Contemporary Printmaking In India, presented by Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai at
            
  Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai

2010       Roots, 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai at The Park, Chennai

2009       Expressions at Tihar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi

2009       Contemporary Exoticism, Studio La Citta, Verona2009 'Beyond Globalization', Beyond Art Space, Beijing

2009       Pulse New York, presented by Aicon, New York

2009       Contemporary Art from India, Palais Benedictine, Fecamp, France supported by Gallerie 88, Kolkata

2008       Annual Show, Triva Contemporary, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

2008       Harvest 2008, organized by Arushi Arts at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi

2007-08   Kashi 10 Light Years – Anniversary Show, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

2007       Think With Senses – Feel With Mind, La Biennale Di Venezia, 52nd International Art Exhibition, Italy

2007       Presented by Willem Baars Projects at Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam

2007       On The Edge of Vision: New Idioms In Indian and Italian Contemporary Art, organized by the Italian Cultural Institute

               in New Delhi in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi at Victoria Memorial Hall,

               Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art  (NGMA), Mumbai and New Delhi

2007       Annual Show, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2006       Annual Show, Viart, New Delhi

2005       World Social Forum Show, Brazil

2004-1999 Harmony Show, Mumbai

 

HONOURS AND AWARDS

 

2010       Kerala Lalit Kala Academy Fellowship for the year 2010

1996       Hebbar Foundation Scholarship

1996       Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai

1995       Maharashtra State Award

 

 

     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 

 

 
 
 
 

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