Wandering through familiar, yet alien terrains

Baiju Parthan
Gigi Scaria
Pooja Iranna
Ranbir Kaleka

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7 November 2021 to 16 January 2022 

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About the Artists

Baiju Parthan

Born in 1956 in Mumbai, Baiju Parthan educational qualifications include Bachelors in Science (Botany), 1976, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Goa College of Art, Goa, 1978-83, Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Mythology and Master in Philosophy, University of Mumbai, 2007.

Baiju Parthan has participated in several landmark international exhibitions including The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Contemporary Indian Art, Minsheng Art Museum Beijing, China, 2015; Go See India, Vasa Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2010; 101 Contemporary Art Fair, Tokyo, 2009; INDIA!, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) Rio de Janeiro, 2012; International Live Art Festival, Glasgow, 2008; Beyond Globalization, Beijing, 2009; NRLA, Live Art Festival, Midland, Perth, Australia, 2005; Indian Contemporary, Benedictine Museum, Fecamp, France, 2004; Art in Contemporary India, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal, 2004; Kapital and Karma, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, 2002; New Moves International Live Art Festival, Glasgow, UK, 2004; Under Construction, an exhibition of Asian Contemporary art, Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 2002; New Moves International Live Art Festival, Glasgow, UK, 2002.


Gigi Scaria

Born in Kothanalloor in Kerela, in 1973 Scaria received his bachelors in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram and his Masters from Jamia Millia University, Delhi.

Scaria has widely exhibited in institutional and museum shows that include,Looking In/Looking Out: Contemporary Indian Photography from the Gaur Collection,Stephen D Paine Gallery, Massachusetts School of Art & Design, USA, 2015; Constructs Constructions, KNMA, New Delhi, India, 2015; Sights and Sounds: India, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA, 2015; Citizens of Time, Dhaka Art Summit 2014 curated by Veerangana Solanki; The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India Since 1989, Smart Museum, Chicago, USA, 2013; Critical Mass: Contemporary Art from India, curated by Tami Katz Freimann and RotemTuff, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel 2012; Everyone agrees: it’s about to explode, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, India Pavilion at 54thVenice Biennale, 2011. His Solo Shows include, Time, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Missouri, USA, 2016; Dust, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, Australia, 2013; Amusement Park, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India, 2009; Settlement, Galerie Christain Hosp, Berlin, Germany, Curated by Jamila Adeli, 2009; Difficult to Imagine, Easy to construct, Art Asia Miami, USA, 2008; Site under construction, Video Space, Budapest, Hungary, 2008; New Perspective from India, Seoul/Delhi, recent photographs and video, H Cube Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2008; Triviality of everyday existence, recent photographs and video, The National Art Studio, Changdong, Seoul, Korea, 2008.The artist lives and works in New Delhi.


Pooja Iranna

Born in Delhi in 1969, Pooja Iranna received her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Painting from The Delhi College of Art, New Delhi. Pooja has been the recipient of the prestigious Charles Wallace India trust for the year 2002 and was the finalist for Celeste prize finalists show, New York in 2010. Pooja has held a number of solo shows that include the recently held exhibition Silently… A Proposed Plan for Re-Thinking the Urban Fabric, Aicon Art Gallery, Bikaner House, New Delhi ,2020; In the Waves and Underneath, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2010; Of Human Endeavor, The Guild, Mumbai, essay by Deeksha Nath (2009); Metaphorical Mathematics, Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath, Bangalore, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai and at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi, 2003 – 04; Reflections, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, 2002; House of Cards, Art Inc., New Delhi, essay by Roobina Karode,1999; Paper Works, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi,1996.

Pooja has been part of many museum and institutional exhibitions that include, The Urban Re-imagined, curated by Ravi Agarwal, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, 2018; Negotiation in Contested Space, The Guild, Mumbai and Art Heritage, New Delhi, 2017; 7th Bharat Bhawan Biennial of Contemporary Art, Bhopal, 2013; The Eye And The Mind: New Interventions in Contemporary Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China and National Gallery of Modern Art, India, 2015 – 16; Retina-Rome Video Art Festival, Macro Contemporary Art Museum of Rome, 2015; Working Space Around Memory and Perception, curated by Roobina Karode, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, 2015; Up and Above the World, Contemporary South Asian photography, AICON Gallery, New York, 2013; 15th Asian Art Biennale, Indian Pavilion, Bangladesh, 2012 – 13. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.


Ranbir Kaleka

Born in Patiala, Punjab in 1953 Ranbir Kaleka did his five year Diploma in Painting from College of Art, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1970-75.

Kaleka has exhibited extensively in India and abroad. Some of his important exhibitions include: Fear of a New Dawn, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2019; Fables, Volte Gallery & Saffron Art Gallery, Delhi, 2012; Sweet Unease, Volte Gallery, Mumbai, 2010; Reading Man, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, 2009; Fables from the House of Ibaan: stage - I, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, 2008; Consider, Spertus Museum, Multi-media installation commissioned for permanent display, Chicago, 2005; Crossings, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, 2005; ArtToday Gallery, New Delhi, 1995. His important group exhibitions are, Special Project, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore, 2012; Deconstructing India, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Isreal, 2012; Back to Basics, Guangdong Museum, 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China, 2011; Crossroads: India Escalate, Prague Biennale 5, Prague Biennale Photo 2, Prague, Czech Republic, 2011; Finding India, Art for the New Century, MOCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010; Weight of Floating Time, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Seoul, 2010; Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, ESSL Museum, Vienna, Austria, 2009; Indian Narrative in the 21st Century: Between Memory and History, CASA ASIA, Madrid & Barcelona, Spain, 2009; Revolutions-Forms That Turn, 16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2008; iCon - India Contemporary, co-curated by Julie Evans, Gordon Knox and Peter Nagy, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, 2005. Kaleka has received National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1979 and Sanskriti Award, New Delhi in 1986.









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