Surekha

 

Education:

 

Post
Graduation in Visual arts  MFA,
Santiniketan, Viswabharati University, West Bengal.1992 ,

1985-90  Ken
school of arts,Bangalore

Graduation
in Science:   Bangalore University

Film
Course: No.w.here London 2006

 

 

Fellowships/
Residency projects

 

Artist in labs, Eawag ( Aquatic Ecology) – Zurich -Pro Helvetia
-2011/12

Prince Claus Fund -2006/7

UK art council fund -2006 Film workshop  No.w.here, London,

 Hivos CCA7-Trinidad. 
-2003/5

 Vermont studio center- USA-
2001

Unesco Aschberg award 2001 HIAP, Helsinki 

Charles Wallace trust award -2000-01 Spike Island studios, Bristol,

Pro-helveitia Swiss fellowship -1999 Gasteatelier Krone, Aarau, Switzerland

1989/1996 Human resource culturals scholarship.

1993 Nehru Trust study grant, ( Research on string puppetry,
Karnataka )

 

 

 

Selected
One person Shows;

 

2011:  “just follow the sound of the river , Eawag,
Switzerland.

2011: Lake Tales : project and curation, Bangalore

2010  Unclaimed- urban
f(r)ictions ,Samuha, Bangalore  / 

2010  Unclaimed and other
videos , 10, chancery lane gallery- Hongkong

2007 Flames, Flowers and Other Images, Sculptures, photo and video installation,
Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai |

2007  Communing with Urban Heroines, a photo and video installation, Max Mueller
Bhavan,

Bangalore / supported by Prince Claus Fund |

2004 Bhagirathi and other Video Installations, SKE Bangalore |

2003 Eye ofa Needle, preview; Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, travelled to Boros Museum,
Sweden |
Connecting People,

2003 video
installation, open studios, CCA7 Trinidad |

2001 Skin Deep, Taide
Halli Museum (studio), Helsinki, Finland

2001 Fragments of a Wedding Diary, Open studio, HIAP, Helsinki | 2000

2000  British-Make, Spike Island, Art spacestudios, Bristol,
uK. Gallery Zum Komet, Switzerland Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam |

1999 Under the Skin, Rathaus Aarau, Switzerland |

1999  Selving a Body, Lakeeren Art Gallery, curated by Arshiya
Lokhandwala,

Mumbai, preview at Chitrakala Parishat Gallery, Bangalore |

 1997-Sista’s art gallery-
Bangalore

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED
Participation in  CURATED  SHOWS-

 

2011-2012 

 

who am I  -  Kastrupgard Samlingen Museum,
Copenhagen (2012) curated by Trine Ross.

Lines of control – Herbert
J.Foundation Museum ( Cornell University -2012),Green Cardamom Project.

India side by side –Centrol Cultural
Banco do Brasil,Rio de Janeiro (2011-12) curated by Tereza Aruda.

Belgrade Art festival- culture centre
Belgrade

Video wednesday, Espace curated by
Gayatri Sinha

Pleasure Dome- Toronto -2011 curated
by Carly Whitefield

Un bound- scion- Bangalore

Against all odds, curated by Arshiya lokhandwala, LKA Delhi,—-

 Art Summit/Art Dubai –
presented by Lakeeren art Gallery, —

Video art India, curated by Luisa Ortinez, Caixa Forum Palma/Caixa
Forum Tarragona, Spain—–

Dolls, curated by Marta Jakimowicz ,Sumukha gallery/ Robert dean
Gallery, London.

Second Sex_ curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Lakeeren, Mumbai.

City in Transit- red dot gallery, Colombo

I am here – video  self  portraits 
curated by Lina Vincent- Jaaga, Bangalore

 

2010 

  

Costumes d’enfants, miroir
des grands
:
Guimet Museum, Paris curated by Caroline Aruheo

Young artist Bukarest Biennale, Rumania curated by Mica
Ghergescu, 

Baskiath video art –Paris/Dubai,

Videoappart/ Roma art fair presented by Metropolart, 

 Triad- Loveland
Museum, 

Colarado : USA Fundació “la Caixa” presents video art India curated by
Lisa ortinez; CaixaForum Barcelona,CaixaForum Lleida,,

Video art show Silvaasa , Dadar and Nagar haveli,

Whole, Indigo Blue art,Singapore,

Loss, curated by Anupa Mehta, Loft, Mumbai, 

Go-see India 
curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay— 
Vasa Konsthall, Gotenberg,

Fiac-2010 /Miami-Basel- 2010 presented by  Chemould prescott road.

“Whatever he touched- he adorned” – Maxmueller bhavan,
bangalore curated by Suresh Jayaram

 

2009-

Transmediale-09, deep north,
Malmoe, Konstal  & culture haus,
Berlin,

Migration: ECA Calcutta curated
by Amit Mukhopadhyay, 

Home, tranvacore art gallery,
curated by Anupa Mehta,

The (other) Indian story, NCPA ,
curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala.

Towards new viewership-
Bhurvaneswar/Art consult- curated by Rajasri,

 contr-alt-delete , arushi arts curated by Amit
jain,

video finale curated by Gayatri
sinha, gallery espace,

video lounge- art summit-latitude
28,

gender- genesis- gallery espace,

KIAF- Failed Plot, Korea curated
by Gayatri Sinha ,

Changing skins- curated by Marta
jakimowitz, Fine art company,

Regarding us, Birla, Kolkata
curated by Deekshanath,

Media workshop/Festival- Britto,
Dhaka-,

FIAC-2009 Chemould Art Gallery,
Mumbai.

 

 

2008-

“What do you want?”, Asian Triennale, Corner house gallery,
Manchester curated by Kathy Rae Huffman,

Inner vision, guild, Newyork curated by subulaxmi shukla,

Trends and  trivia- an
Indian story-curated by Bhavna Kakar/Mon art galerie, Hong Kong visual arts
centre,

Still moving image-cuarated by Deekshanath, Devi art foundation,

Six Degrees of Separation: Chaos,
Congruence & Collaboration’ south asia exhibition, curated by Pooja sood,
Anant art gallery,

Fiac-Paris presented by Shireen
Gandhy, Chemould

Public places, private spaces,
Minneapolis art institute curated by Gayatri Sinha &Zette Emmons.

Harvest, Arushi arts, New Delhi.

Second sex,10 chancerylane,
Hongkong,

India Moderna,Ivam Museum,
Valencia,Spain, curated by Juan Guardiola,

Video Mix,India, La Casa
Encendida cultural centre Madrid(Spain) curated by Luisa Ortinez

 

2007

Indian Photo and Media Art: a Journey of Discovery, Fluss-Photo-initiative, curated by Renate
Bertlmann,Austria |

Horn-Please, Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art, Kunst Museum, curated by Bernhard Fibicher
and Suman Gopinath, Bern, Switzerland |

The zero edition curated
by Jack Persekian, Al’mamal foundation,Jerusalem |

Public Places, Private Spaces, newark Museum, curated by Gayatri Sinha, new Jersey,

Grid, Bodhi
Gallery, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Mumbai |
Follow the Arrows, Investigating Movement, WSF, curated by Archana Hande and Mamta
Murthy, nairobi |

Vanity fair, curated by Bhavna kakar/mon art gallery.

Visions in the Nunnery, nunnery Art Gallery, curated by Darshana Vora, London |

VO7- 2nd International Venice Video Art Fair represented by Contact Metropolart,Paris |
Instructions for films:  Zoo art
fair(no.where project) Royal academy of arts, London

 

 2006

 

A Moment of Strange Stillness, Theertha International Workshop, Srilanka | 2006 Diva, Paris/

new York represented by Gallery Contact Metropolart, Paris | Ghosts in the Machine and Other Fables, ApeejayMedia Center, curated by Pooja
Sood, new Delhi |
No.w.here, Video screenings at Portobello and
Edinburgh film festivals |
Myrrh,
, curated by Geetu Hinduja
and  Anupa Mehta under the aegis of Art
edge at Tao art gallery, Mumbai |
2005 Complexities of Life, Aboa Arsanova Museum, curated by Henry Grahn | Turku &
Lappenrenta Museum, South Karelia Finland |
Video Festival- Lund Art Hall & Krognos House, Lund, curated by Tamara
Malmestrom |
Ko Video, Durban presented by Open Circle | Inverted Tree, Anant Art Gallery, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, new Delhi |
Tree woman/tree walkers, video
and sculpture installation, Aarau, Switzerland |
Indian Summer, Ecole
de Beaux arts, curated by Jany Lagua and Deepak Anant, Paris |
2004 Crossing Generations: Diverge, 40 years of Gallery Chemould, national
Gallery of Modern Art, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani, Mumbai |
Rights/Rites/ Rewrites, Hartell Gallery, Sibley Dome, Cornell
university, NY and touring to John Hope Franklin Center: Duke university ,
Mason Grove gallery, new Jersey curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala |
Fair & Furious, Jabiwool Art Museum & Gallery, curated
by Sushma Bahl, South Korea |
Another
Passage to India,
Ethnographic
Museum, Geneva curated by Pooja Sood and Ines Anselmi, |
WSF, Mumbai Open Circle | We are the Environment, a public bus project, Bangalore | 2003 Artist Proof, Gallery Chemould, curated by Archana Hande, Mumbai| Show at Khoj International Studios/ Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore | Sites of Recurrence; Dakshina Chitra,Chennai/ Boras Museum,
curated by Tamara Malmestrom & Elisabeth Hoglund, Sweden,
Mahatma GandhiRoad, Do Not Urinate, a site specific work, M.G. Road, Bangalore
|
Quilted, Sumukha Art Gallery, curated byC.F.John | 2002 Fragrance of Jasmine, Khoj International Workshop, Mysore | Emptiness, art workshop, PhoolMahal, Kishangarh | Other Side of the Sky, unesco, curated by Mehdi-Farah Syre, Paris
|
Enchanting the Icon;Sakshi Gallery, curated by Marta
Jakimowicz, Bangalore |
Migration, City,Home, Birla Academy, curated by Amit
Mukopadhyay,Calcutta |
2001 Camouflage, nehru center, curated by Arshiya
Lokhandwala, London |
Self–Contemporary Video
Art from India,
IMA,
Brisbane, Australia curated by Johan Pijnappel |
On the Edgeof Volume, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore | Excerpts from my diary pages, Fine art company, curated by Sasha Altaf,
Mumbai | 2000
Erotica, Fine art company, curated by Sasha Altaf 1999 Edge of the Century, curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay, new Delhi |
|
1998 Retracing the Lost
Terrain,
Lakeeren Art
Gallery,Mumbai |
Territories: an art
event,
installation at
Shankara, outskirts, Bangalore

 

Teaching
/visiting experienes:  COnDuCTED ART
WORKSHOPS/PRESEnTATIOnS

 

1993-2007

 

Mallya Aditi International school, Srishti School of Art &
Design and Technology, Ken School of

Arts, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore, CAVA, Mysore | 2003 Boros Textile School, Voland Art Academy, Sweden —     2005 Malmo Art Academy, Lund art school, Boros textile

school, Sweden |, 2008 – 
Cava Mysore/ Kalabhavan, Santiniketan, MSU, Baroda., SN School,
Hyderabad.

 

Involved in co-ordinating activities:

Bar1 ( bengaluru artist residency )/ Khoj international workshops,
-2002 Mysore, Bengaluru Habba- Art event-2003, Ken school alumni association,
Gnana-, etc,.

Organised video screenings of contemporary video art in Bangalore
2003/2005/ 2007 etc.,

 

Curated
shows:

Behind
the seen :  2010-  1.shanti road, Bangalore

Lake
tales:             2011- Bar1 Bangalore.

 

Selected  Presentations:

 

2006 As
panelist,
Video Art from India, Tate Modern, London |

2003 Art and Public Sphere, Voland Art Academy, Sweden |

2002 MPCVA Mumbai
|

2010 Mpcva/ “ alternative spaces”- Mumbai.

2011 Eawag, aquatic ecology, Zurich

2012 Ananya : Venkatappa art gallery,Bangalore

 

As Jury for  Project-grants
:

Jury and project advisor for Bosch
art grants ( Bangalore)- 2009,2010

Pro helvetia Fellowships   ( New Delhi) – 2009/2010/2012

Goethe Institute ( Residency projects)- 2009/2010

 

Surekha
lives and works in Bengaluru     

web site:    www.surekha.info                 

email: 
surekha.info@gmail.com