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Born 1943, Vivan Sundaram studied at studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda, followed by the Slade School of London, where he met the artist R. B. Kitaj, under whom he trained for some time. Sundaram is a founding member of SAHMAT, an artistic collective formed in  1989 to promote artistic freedom.

Sundaram participated in the landmark exhibition Place for People in Mumbai and Delhi in 1981. His artworks have been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. His other group exhibitions include Past-Present-Continuous: 25 Years of the Guild, at CCA Galleries, New Delhi; Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2022; Pose & Pause, sepiaEYE, New York, 2021; A Time for Farewells, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Pennsylvania, 2019; Awakenings: Art and Society in Asia 1960s-1990s, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, South Korea, 2019; Continent, LMS Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2017; Remembering Bhupen, Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara, 2015; Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India, San Jose Museum of Art, California, USA, 2015; among others.

In 2018, a retrospective exhibition titled Vivan Sundaram, A Retrospective: Fifty Years Step Inside and You Are No Longer a Stranger was organised by the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi. Some of his other solo exhibitions include Vivan Sundaram: Disjunctures, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2018; Vivan Sundaram, PHOTOINK, 2019; Terraoptics, sepiaEYE, 2017; Vivan Sundaram: POSTMORTEM (after Gagawaka), Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, 2014; Landfill, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata, 2014; Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita, Crow Museum, Dallas, Texas, USA, 2014; Gagawaka: Making Strange, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, and Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Dehli, 201112; among others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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