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Premjish Achari

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Birthplace
Tiruvalla

Birth year
1983

Lives in
New Delhi

Works in
New Delhi

Website

Schools
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2007, MA
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2011, Ph.D.
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2011, Ph.D.

Representing galleries
Freelance

Tags
sculpture, conceptual, digital, modern, performance, installation, new media, cutting edge

Resume

Premjish                                               

 

Educational Qualification:

  • Ph.D. (Provisional) in Visual Studies from School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Research interest in Kerala bronze sculptures from ninth century A.D.
  • Submitted M.Phil. Dissertation in ‘Inquiries into the Social and Economic Processes behind the Regional Identity of Kerala Temple Architecture in Medieval Kerala’ in Visual Studies from School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
  • M.A. in Arts and Aesthetics from School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • P.G. Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Madras Christian College, Chennai.
  •  B.Sc. Vocational Botany: 2003-2006; Marthoma College, Tiruvalla; Kerala.
  • Higher Secondary/Plus two-Science: 2000- 2002; Syrian Christian Seminary Higher Secondary Schoool, Tiruvalla; Kerala.
  • High School/S.S.L.C.: 2000; Syrian Christian Seminary Higher Secondary School, Tiruvalla; Kerala.

 

Papers presented and published

  • Lecture given in Ramjas College organized by History Society Ramjas College titled The Troubling Erotic in The Context of South Asia: Reclaiming the Democratic on 20/03/2012.
  • Presenting a paper titled Reclaiming the Political from Aesthetics: Exploring Arab Spring and Aftermath in the international conference Arts and Aesthetics in a Globalised World organized by Association of Social Anthropologists of UK and Commonwealth from 3-6 April 2012.
  • Presented a paper on The Reception of Kanayi’s ‘Yakshi’ in Kerala’s Public Sphere: Exploring the Fear, Shock, and Legends in the conference titled ‘Architectures of Erotica: Political, Social, and Ritual ’in the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi from November 10-13, 2010.
  • Presented a paper on A Re-reading of Shastras: Towards a New Art History in XXXIV Indian Social Science Congress from December 27-31, 2010.
  • Written an article, ‘Kanayi Kunhiraman: A Trajectory of Dismantling Conventions’ in Art&Deal
  • Written an article, ‘Democratization through Cutting Edge Art’ in Art Etc November 2011, Vol. 4, No. 3.
  • Written an article, ‘Cutting Edge @Khoj’ in Art Etc December 2011, Vol. 4, No. 4.

 

Fiction

  • Translated Vaikkom Muhammed Basheer’s Shabdangal (Voices) from Malayalam to English in Indian Literature published by Sahitya Akademi.
  • Translated Indu Menon’s Oru Lesbian Pashu (A Lesbian Cow) from Malayalam to English in Indian Literature published by Sahitya Akademi.

 

 

Experience:

  • Worked as a Researcher at the American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon in the project titled ‘Documentation of the Unexplored Indo-Islamic Monuments from the Hinterlands of Haryana and Punjab’ from October/2011-May 2012.
  • Contributing Editor for Art and Deal since January 2012.
  • Editor and Co-Founder of the online magazine ignitink.com
  • Worked as a Researcher with Eka Cultural Resources from 1st October, 2010. The task was to finalize storyline, objects, and display strategies for Shaheed Bhagat Singh Museum, Punjab.
  • Worked as a Projects Assistant with Eka Cultural Resources from 1st August to 1st October 2010. I was responsible for data management, office management, and assistance with project management, research on museum and on new areas for expansion.
  • Taught papers and graded assignments on Renaissance art for B.A. Foreign Languages students in JNU, New Delhi.

 

 

Curations

  • Curated an exhibition titled Semblance in India Habitat Center from 10/03/2012 to 12/03/2012.
  • Written wall text for prominent sculptor K.S. Radhakrishan’s exhibition The Ramp Revisited.
  • Assisted Dr. Naman P Ahuja in curating the exhibition, ‘RAMKINKAR THROUGH THE EYES OF DEVI PRASAD’ from 8 October-14 November 2007 at The School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi. Assisted in preparing timeline and in the publicity of the exhibition.
  • Co curated the exhibition ‘WHERE IN THE WORLD’ with Dr. Kavita Singh, Shukla Sawant, Dr. Naman P. Ahuja  for Devi Art Foundation from 11 December 2008. Prepared the timeline of Indian political and economic scenario for the catalogue.
  • Organized movie, documentary screenings and public meetings in the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
  • Organized painting competition for the PRAKRITI-2008, conducted by Nature and Wild Life Club, JNU.

 

Areas of Interest:

  • Ancient Indian art and architecture
  • Origins of Indian iconography
  • Indo-Islamic architecture
  • Historiography of Indian art
  • Cutting edge technologies in art practices
  • Art residencies

 

Events Participated:

  • Participated in a national level “Liberty and Society Seminar” organized by Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi. 2004.
  • Participated in Inter Collegiate Youth Parliament Competitions organized by MG University. 2004.
  • Participated in a two day seminar “Rising Convergences: Australia, India and East Asia” organized by the Australian High Commission, New Delhi. 2006.
  • Participated in international ‘UN Simulation Conference DuEMUN-RuhrMUN’ in Germany from June 17th-20th 2009.

 

Achievements:

  • Selected for the international ‘UN Simulation Conference DuEMUN-RuhrMUN’ in Germany from June 17th-20th 2009.
  • Oustanding performance award in Inter Collegiate Youth Parliamemt Competitions 2004 organised by MG University.
  • Winner of Inter Collegiate Quiz organized by the Department of Botany, NSS Hindu College, Kerala.
  • Second place in All Kerala Quiz Competition conducted by Kaviyoor Salem Marthoma Yuvajana Sakhyam.
  • Second place in Power quiz district level competition organized by KSEB Officers Association.

 

Co curricular activities:

  • President of The Brains Trust, a non political organization of Marthoma College in 2005.
  • Blog on Cinema Studies and Art History- http://premjish.blogspot.com

 

Extra curricular activities:

  • President of Kairali Janakeeya Vedi, a youth forum of Chumathra.
  • Member of College and local cricket teams.
  • Reading: Favourite books – The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, The Alchemist, The Order of Things, etc.

 

Languages known:

            English, Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil.

           

 

Personal data:

            1. Age                                                 -                       27

            2. DOB                                                -                       17/11/1983

            3. Marital status                                -                       Single

            4. Nationality                                     -                       Indian

 

 

 

 

 

Referees:           

 

  1. 1.     Dr. Mohan Varughese

Faculty, Dept. of Political science

Marthoma College, Tiruvalla

Ph-0469 2671250 (res)

      9447460556 (mob)

 

 

  1. 2.     Dr. Naman P. Ahuja

Associate Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Ph no. 9818210033

                                                           

  1. 3.     Dr. Y.S. Alone

Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics

Jawaharlal Nehru University    

Ph no. 9968400095

 

  1. 4.     Dr. Kavita Singh

Associate Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics

Jawaharlal Nehru University

kavising@gmail.com

 

Present Address:

            Room no. 147,

              Kaveri Hostel

              Jawaharlal Nehru University

             New Delhi - 110067

Recent Exhibits

Premjish Achari participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2012 The Semblance Group show
India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery
 
curated at these venues
Premjish Achari has curated at these venues:

India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery
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