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Ravi Kumar Kashi

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Ravikumar Kashi

1968    -           Born in Bangalore.

1988    -           Completed B.F.A. (Painting) - College of Fine Arts, Bangalore.

1990    -           Completed M.F.A. (Print making), Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda.

1995    -           Completed M.A. English - Mysore University.

1994-04 -        Worked as faculty in RV College of Engineering, Department of Architecture.

2001 -         Studied handmade papermaking under J Parry at the Papermaking Resource, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK, with a grant from the Charles Wallace India Trust.

2004 05 -        Worked as visiting faculty at Department of Visual Arts, Bangalore University.

2004 05 -        Worked as academic adviser to Tech Art, Centre for Visual Arts,

                          Sri Bhagavan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore.

2009 -             Learnt Hanji - traditional Korean paper making from Jang Yong Hoon and Seong Woo at Jang Ji Bang, Korea. Residency funded by INKO Centre, Chennai.


1991    -           Glass paintings and prints, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1994    -           Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.

                          Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1997    -           Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.

                         Crimson Art Resource, Bangalore.

                         Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1999    -           ‘Shifting Periphery’, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.

2000    -           ‘Shifting Periphery’, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

2001    -           ‘Tonight at 9 p.m.’, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.

                        ‘One is not enough’, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.  

2002    -         ‘Desire in August’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.

                        ‘Made in Glasgow’, The British Council, Chennai.

                       ‘Made in Glasgow’, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.

                        ‘Made in Glasgow’, Daira Art Gallery, Hyderabad.

2005    -           ‘Pause’, 1, Shanti road Studio Gallery, Bangalore.

2006    -           ‘City without end’, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore and Chennai.

2007    -          ‘City without end’, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.

                       ‘Any moment now’, Air Gallery, London,

                        ShContemporary 07, Shanghai, China (Best of Discovery section)

2010    -         ‘Game’ edited by Ranjit Hoskote. Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore & Chennai.

                        Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai.



1988    -           19th and 20th Annual exhibition of Karnataka Lalitkala Academy, Bangalore.

                         11th and 12th All India exhibition of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.

1989    -           `Young print makers,’ CMC Gallery, Delhi.

                         `Artist Alert,’ SAHAMAT, Delhi.

1990    -           Biennale of Contemporary Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.

                        33rd and 34th Annual exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi.

                        Prints exhibition convened by XAL PRAXIS Foundation, Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai.

1991    -           ‘Three print makers’, with Ajit Dubey and Debanth, CCA Gallery, Delhi.

1992    -           Graphic prints exhibition II - Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai.

1993    -           Small format, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore and Chennai.

                        `Prints Today’, Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore

1995    -           ‘Six contemporaries’, Nirmal’s Art Gallery, Bangalore.

                        ‘Four Printmakers’, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore.

                       `Chitra Yatre,’ traveling show, Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore.

                        ‘Celebration of Indian Art’, LKA Gallery, Hong Kong.

1996    -         Sakhi Mandal charity show, The Oberoi, Bangalore.

1997    -         ‘Gift for India’, SAHAMAT, New Delhi.

                       ‘Tribute to Mother Teresa’, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.   

1998    -        ‘The Creative Process’, curated by Shivji Panikker, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.

                       National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

                      ‘Metaphorical Spring Image’, Gallerie Leela, Mumbai.

                      ‘50 years of Indian Independence’, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.

1999    -           Exhibition of Karnataka Artists, Lucknow.

2000    -          ‘Art Exhibition 2000’, Karnataka Shilpa Academy in coordination with Lalit

                        Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Chitra Art Gallery, Bangalore.

                       ‘Kejriwal Young Artist Awardees show’, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.

                       ‘Eye of the South’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2001    -      ‘On the Edge of volume’, curated by Marta J Karle, Sakshi Gallery,  Bangalore.

                    ‘Similarities and Dissimilarities’, curated by Palaniappan R M at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.

                    ‘Finding the center at the margins’ IGNCA New Delhi by Apparao Galleries.

                   ‘10th Trienniale of India’ Lalita Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

2002    -           ‘Finding the center at the margins’, Apparao Galleries, Chennai.

                         ‘The “Quotable” Stencil’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.

                         ‘New Paradigms’, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi.

                        ‘The Contemporary Asian Art Fair – 2002’, Singapore.

                        ‘Palette – 2002’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi.

2003    -    ‘Roots En Route’ traveling exhibition curated by Sushma Bahl and Dr. Alka Pande, Queen’s Gallery, British Council, New Delhi; Forum Gallery, Chennai; Gallery  Sumukha, Bangalore and Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.

                       ‘The ART on Paper Fair’, Royal College of Art, London.

                       ‘East – West’, Galerie Muller & Plate, Munich, Germany.

                       ‘Performative Textures’, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, Habitat Gallery, New Delhi.

2004    -        11th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

                       ‘Red’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi.

                       ‘Dual Path of Indian Art’, Galerie Muller & Plate, Munich, Germany.

                       World Social Forum, Mumbai.

                      ‘The Contemporary Asian Art Fair 2004’, Singapore.

                       ‘Kaleidoscope’, Square One Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

                      ‘Art Connections’, British Council, Calcutta.

                   ‘Edge of Desire’ international traveling show - Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Asia Society Museum, New York; Tamayo Museum, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; Royal Ontario Museum , Toronto.

2005    -         ‘I, Me, Myself’ curated by Suresh Jayram. No.1, Shanti road, Bangalore &

                        Kashi Art Café,  Fort Kochi.

                      ‘Are we like this only?’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.

                       Arad International Biennale of Romania, 2005, Romania.

                  The Air Gallery, London, Show organized by Gallery Sumukha and Quayside Gallery, U.K.

                 ‘Ways of seeing’ curated by Sushma Bahl, Habitat Centre and Gallery Art Alive, New Delhi.

                Contemporary Indian art show, Burma.

           ‘Melting pot’  Open Circle project at Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art, 2005. Japan.

2006    -           ‘A feast of Indian art’, The Quilon restaurant, Taj Hotels, U.K.

                        ‘Edge of Desire’, Recent Art in India, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.U.S.A.

                        ‘Edge of Desire’, Recent Art in India, NGMA, New Delhi; NGMA, Mumbai.

                        ‘Mark, Etch and Print’, Curated by Bhavana Kakar, Lalit Kala Galleries & Art Konsult, New Delhi.

2007    -     ‘979’ - a collaborative show of artists, product and fashion designers,   The Bombay Brasserie, London.

                        Group show, 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai.

                       World social forum. Nairobi.

2008    -     Santa Fe International Art Fair, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

          Korea International Art Fair (KIAF), Seoul, South Korea.

         ARTasia, Miami, U.S.A represented by Gallery Sumukha.

2009    -      ‘The Root of Everything’, curated by Giridhar Khasnis, Gallery Mementos, Bangalore.

                    ‘ZIP Files’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai. Religare Gallery, New delhi.

                   ‘Artists word’ curated by Dr. Veena Shekhar, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore.

            ‘New Tales for our age’, Visual Art Centre, New Jersey. U.S.A. Curated by Midori Yoshimoto and Aileen June Wang.

                  ‘Cardology’, Hacienda Gallery, Mumbai. Curated by Jasmine Shah Verma.

             Korea International Art Fair (KIAF), Seoul, South Korea. represented by Gallery Sumukha.

              ‘Nothing will ever be the same again’, Hirji Gallery, Mumbai. Curated by Jasmine Shah Verma.

               ‘Evidentia’, conceptualised by Murali Cheeroth.Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

2010    -           ‘Streets’, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.

                        ‘Master’s corner’, Hirji Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

`                      ‘Cinema Verite Redux’, curated by Shaheen Merali, Gallery Sumukha,

                        Bangalore, Chennai.

                      ‘Money Money’, curated by Amit Jain, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.

                      ‘Weaving legacy’, Visual Art Gallery, Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

                     ‘Convergence’, curated by Sushman Bahl, Visual Art Gallery, Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

2011    -           ‘Paper Tongues’ curated by Ranjita Chaney at Exhibit 320, Delhi.

                        ‘Art summit’, Delhi.

                        ‘Take 2’, Arushi Art Gallery, Delhi.

                        ‘Imaginaries’, PIX issue launch show, Max Mueller Bhavan, Delhi.

                        CWIT alumni show, Queens Gallery, British Council, Delhi.

                       ‘SOFA’ curated by Johny M.L., India Art Fair, Mumbai.



1987 & 1988    -     College of Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition Award.

1990    -           Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Annual Exhibition Award.

                        Gadgil Memorial Award, Bombay Art Society exhibition.

1999    -           Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Annual Exhibition Award.

2000    -        Exhibition 2000 conducted by Karnataka Shilpa Kala Academy in coordination with Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in Bangalore.

                     ‘Kejriwal Young Artist Award’ given by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat.

                 National Award in 42nd National Exhibition conducted by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

2001    -           Charles Wallace India Trust award for short-term study in the UK.



-      Wrote a weekly column `Art of the week’ for 16 months in The Times of India, Bangalore edition.

-    Written interview-based articles in Deccan Herald on Indian artists Rini Dhumal, Paramjit Singh, R.B. Bhaskaran, Chitrovanu Mazumdar, Akbar Padamsee, Yusuf Arakkal, S G Vasudev and German video artist Norbert Meissner and articles on art related issues.

-     Contributed as Co-editor Kannada art and culture magazine `Sanchaya’.

-     Written articles & books for Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy& various publications.

-     Presented papers in various seminars in Karnataka, Kerala and given lectures on radio and talks on television.

-   Conducted workshops for SOS Children’s Village, Bangalore; Vivekananda Tribal Learning School, H.D. Kote, Karnataka; art students of Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore., College of Fine Arts, Bangalore, Dept of Visual Arts, Bangalore University, Tech Art, Bangalore.

Canadian International School, Bangalore. Fine Arts Dept. Stella Maris College, Chennai.

-  Served as member in the committee formed by Dept. of Education for restructuring the curriculum of art schools in Karnataka.

-    Served  as nominated  member in  the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

-    Served as nominated jury member – 47th National Exhibition of Art.

-     Writing a monthly column ‘Anukta’ in Mayura Kannada monthly magazine.

Recent Exhibits

Ravi Kumar Kashi participated in these exhibits:

Gallery BMB
Apr, 2011 Paper Tongues
Exhibit 320
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