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Amitabh Kumar

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Projectile Prophecies: Magicians do not exist , 2011 Archival Print of a Composite Drawing on Hahnemeuhle Photo Rag Paper 84 X 60 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & The Guild Art Gallery
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revenge of art, 14/8/2012 Artworks Painting © Amitabh Kumar
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Installation view © Courtesy of the artist & The Guild Art Gallery
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Talab (Placebo I) , 2013 LED Lights, Alluminium Casing, Clear, Frosted and Milky Acrylic Sheets 48 X 36 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & The Guild Art Gallery
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Love Letter to the Brand New , 2012 Ultraviolet Printing in Gold Aluminium Composite Plastic (A.C.P.) 12 X 12 Inches X 21 Tiles © Courtesy of the artist & The Guild Art Gallery
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Pandoroid (detail) , 2012 U. V. Print on Stainless Steel 96 X 48 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & The Guild Art Gallery
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Talab (Placebo II) , 2013 LED Lights, Alluminium Casing, Clear, Frosted and Milky Acrylic Sheets 48 X 36 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & The Guild Art Gallery
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The contemporary has no future , 2012 A Functioning Doorbell With a Post-it Next to It That Has Loosely Scribbled, 'the Contemporary Has No Future' With a Standard Issue Ballpen. © Courtesy of the artist and Latitude 28
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You Look Funny When You Fall , 2012 Tar Coal © Courtesy of the artist and Latitude 28
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Revenge of the Non Series Print on Rubber Sheets 72" X 48" © Courtesy of the artist and Latitude 28
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Installation view © Courtesy of the artist & The Guild Art Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Meerut
Birth year
1984
Lives in
New Delhi
Works in
New Delhi
Statement

Amitabh Kumar is a designer/artist from New Delhi, graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda and has worked as a part of the Sarai Media Lab (2006 -2010) where he researched and made comics, programmed events, designed books and co-curated an experimental art space. He is visiting faculty to the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology and is an initiating member of the Delhi based comics ensemble, The Pao Collective. Amitabh Kumar curated City as Studio along with Magda Kardasz at Zacheta National Art Gallery, Poland, 2011 and co-curated and participated in Sarai City as Studio EXB series, 2010. His few selected shows include Glitch Frame Lollipop, Lattitude 28, New Delhi, 2012; On the Sidereal, residency and exhibition curated by Prayas Abhinav at The Guild, 2012; invited as a guest artist for the London- Delhi 2010 – 2012: Artist Lab (Watermans, London).


Amitabh Kumar was invited along with his colleagues to do large scale murals for Kochi Muziris Biennale, on the Aspinwall House, 2012; at various locations in Pune by Pune Biennale, 2012; a public mural for Khoj Das Tak, 2012; at Sua House by a private collector, 2013; designed and executed mural ‘Dilemma of the Techno hero’ for the Information Society Seminar in the Sarai-CSDS compound, 2006.

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EDUCATION

Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013      Executed Mural commissioned by Sua House.

2012      Executed a series of public murals as part of the Kochi Muziris Biennale.

2012      Executed public mural for Khoj Das Tak

2012      Executed public Mural as part of the Pune Biennale

2012      Participating artist, 2+2=5, Palette Art Gallery

2012      Participating Artist, Glitch Frame Lollipop, Lattitude 28, New Delhi

2012      Participating Artist, Khirkee Extension Project (Aastha Chauhan & Matteo Ferraresi)

2011      Curator, ‘City as Studio' (Fort Kordegarda, Zacheta National Art Gallery, Poland)

2011      Participating artist, On The Siddereal (Project conceived and curated by Prayas Abhinav, The Guild Mumbai)

2010      Co-Curator and participating artist in the Sarai City as Studio EXB series. 

2009      Invited as a guest artist for the London- Delhi 2010 – 2012: Artist Lab (Watermans, London)
              2011 Guest Faculty, Srishti College of Art and Design, Bangalore India.

2008      Invited as an international artist for the Helsinki Comic Book Festival. This included an exhibition of
              artworks from ‘Helmet Man in Zamzamabad’( A work in Progress), a lecture/performance on Indian
              Action Comics and a workshop about the Superhero Comic Book Culture in India.

2006      Designed and Executed Mural, ‘Dilemma of the Techno hero’ (50 feet x 3 feet) for the
              Information Society Seminar in the Sarai-CSDS compound.

CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND RESEARCH PROJECTS

2013      Contributing Artist for the Partition Anthology (Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Yoda Books)

2013   Designer for Maya Mahal - An Enchanted Look at Hindi Cinema through the Priya Paul Collection (Debashree Mukrjee)

2012      Designer for City as Studio 2 (Jyoti Dhar)

2012      Contributing Artist, The Obliteracy Journal (Blaft Publcations)

2010      Designer for the Water Cookbook (Bhagwati Prasad)

2010      Designer for No Apologies for Interruption (Cybermohalla Ensemble)

2010      Contributing Artist and Designer for Sarai Reader 08: Fear 

2009      Co Editor and Designer for the 1st PAO Comic Book Anthology of Indian Comics.

2009      Co-conceived and Illustrated, ‘Tinker Solder Tap’ a graphic book on the birth and evolution of media piracy in Delhi.

2008      One of the founding members of the Pao Collective- a group of Indian comic book artists,  
              consisting of Sarnath Banerjee, Orijit Sen, Parismita Singh and Vishwajyoti Ghosh. 

2008      Researcher on the Global Heroes Pilot Project, undertaken by the Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.

2008      Created ‘ Raj Comics for the Hard Headed’, a comic book on the history of Raj Comics based on research in Sarai-CSDS. 

2008      Conceived a 7 member panel discussion/exhibition consisting of comic book authors and publishers at the World Book Fair.

2007-08 Conducted a 3 part comic book workshop in collaboration with the French Embassy.

2007-08 Conducted a series of ‘Comic Book Reading’s’ in collaboration with the French Embassy.

2007      Produced and facilitated ‘Co-mix/Comics’- a 2 day workshop on Comic Book making and production.

2007      Conducted workshop in IIT Powai on Tactical Media.

2006      Worked as visual advisor and research assistant on the Documentary, “ Masculinity and Moustaches”

ART FAIRS

2013    India Art Fair, presented by The Guild, Mumbai.

2012    Art HK 12, presented by The Guild, Mumbai

2012     India Art Fair, presented by The Guild, Mumbai

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