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Vivek Vilasini

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Trishur, Kerala

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Vivek Vilasini

         1964 -   Trichur, Kerala


  • 1987 Studied Sculptural Practices from Traditional Craftsmen
  • 1984 BA in Political Science, Kerala University
  • Trained as a Marine Radio Officer, All India Marine College, Kochi, Kerala

  • Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011 'Between One Shore and Several Others', Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
  • 2009 'Vernacular Chants III, 2009', Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2008 ‘Between One Shore and Several Others- III’, Birds Gallery, Trivandurum, Kerala
  • 2008 ‘Between One Shore and Several Others- II’, Arushi Arts, New Delhi
  • 2007 ‘Between One Shore and Several Others’, presented by Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi
  • 2001 Contemporary Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Academy, Kochi, Kerala

  • Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2011 'Anecdotes', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2011 'High-Light', presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon
  • 2011 'Tolstoy Farm: Archive of Utopia', presented by Seven Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 2011 'Lens-ing It', Ashna Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2011 'The Narrator, Protagonist and the Other', Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
  • 2011 'Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting, and Museums in India', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 2010 'Freedom to March: Rediscovering Gandhi through Dandi', presented by Ojas Art at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 2010 'Docu Tour', Gallery BMB, Mumbai
  • 2009-10 'Evidentia', Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
  • 2009 'If I Were A Saint', presented by The Shrine Empire Gallery at Travancore Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2009 'Recycled', Bose Pacia, Kolkata
  • 2009 'Dear Jabir', The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2009 'A New Vanguard: Trends in Contemporary Indian Art', Saffronart, New York; The Guild, New York
  • 2009 'Beyond the Form', Bajaj Capital Art House; Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2009 'In Focus: Contemporay Indian Photography', Crimson- The Art Resource, Bangalore
  • 2009 'Re-Claim/ Re-Cite/ Re-Cycle', presented by Latitude 28 at Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi; Bose Pacia, Kolkata
  • 2009 'Metamorphosis: Change and Continuity in Indian Contemporary Art', Artworks, Cincinnati in Partnership with PAC Gallery, Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery and the Krohn Conservatory
  • 2009 'Bapu', Saffronart, Mumbai
  • 2009 'Material Texts', Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala
  • 2008-09 'Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan', Aicon Gallery, London
  • 2008-09 'Hot Shots', The Viewing Room, Mumbai
  • 2008 ‘Popular Reality’, Stainless Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2008 ‘Who Knew Mr. Gandhi?’, Aicon Gallery, London
  • 2008 The Viewing Room, Mumbai
  • 2008 Gallery Kolkata, Kolkata
  • 2008 Gallerie Christian Hosp, Austria
  • 2008 'Affair', One x One Gallery, Dubai
  • 2007 ‘Saptarishi: Encounter With Steel’, The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2007 ‘Reading Paint’, Soulflower Gallery, Bangkok
  • 2007 ‘Modern to Contemporary’, Gallery Kolkata, Kolkata
  • 2007 Srishti Gallery, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • 2007 ‘Panchatantra’, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Kaerala
  • 2007 ‘Arts for Peace’, Hera Art Gallery, Rhode Island
  • 2006 ViArt Gallery, Gallery Romain Roland, New Delhi
  • 2006 ‘Rock’, Gallery Art Resource Trust, Mumbai
  • 2006 ‘A Compensation for What Has been Lost’, Travancore House, New Delhi
  • 2006 ‘Waging Peace’, Hera Art Gallery, Rhode Island
  • 2006 ‘Satyagraha: Indian and South African Artists’, New Delhi & Dublin
  • 2005 ‘Eternal Recurrence’, Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi
  • 2005 'Double Enders', Mumbai, New Delhi; Bangalore, Karnataka and Kochi, Kerala
  • 2004 'Reclaiming the Lotus', Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
  • 2004 ‘I, Me, Myself’, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala
  • 2003 ‘Solitude’, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi and Artist Center, Mumbai
  • 2002 ‘Everybody’s Space’, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala
  • 2002 ‘Exhibition of Drawings’, Dravidia Gallery, Kochi, Kerala
  • 1998 ‘Six Artist Group’, at Alliance Francaise, Dubai
  • 1997 Photographic Exhibition, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah
  • 1996 ‘Six Artist Group’, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah
  • 1996 Alliance Francaise, Dubai
  • 1991 Works Selected by M.F. Hussain at Vadhera Art Gallery and Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

  • Participations

  • 2011 'Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2011 'Time Unfolded', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
  • 2010 'Art Celebrates 2010', represented by Gallery Threshold at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide with the hosting of the Commonwealth Games
  • 2010 'On the Road to the Next Milestone', part of the Exhibition 'Indian Highway', at Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (HEART), Herning
  • 2009 'India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art', Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai
  • 2009 'ARCOmadrid', Spain represented by The Guild, Mumbai
  • 2008-09 ‘India: Public Places, Private Spaces’, Minneapolis Institute Of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • 2008 Presented by 1x1 Art Gallery at Art Paris, Abu Dhabi
  • 2008 Annual Show, Triva Contemporary, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • 2007 ‘Kashi 10 Light Years’,Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala
  • 2007 ‘India: Public Places, Private Spaces: Contemporary Photography and Video Art’, Newark Museum, New Jersey
  • 2005 The Reap Project, London
  • 1999,97 Sharjah Biennale
  • 1998 UAE Fine Arts Society Annual Exhibition at Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah

Recent Exhibits

Vivek Vilasini participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2016 Multiples in Focus
Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai)
Jan, 2014 “.....and for those who do not sing the national anthem in their mother tongue.”
Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai)
Art Musings
Mar, 2013 Poseurs
Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai)
Mar, 2013 PATINA
Hotel Lodhi Aman
Cinnamon Gallery
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