S. Vijayaraghavan

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Quick Facts
Birth year
Lives in
Works in
College of Art, New Delhi, India, 2006, MFA - Painting
Government college of fine arts,Chennai, 1998, BFA - Painting
Representing galleries
NJ, USA, Villa Paolina Bona-parte Museum of Viareggio, Le Dame Art Gallery, London, Gallery Aferro, Italy
F-3, Bharani Flats, No:11, 22nd street
600061 Chennai
Tamil Nadu

Artist Statement

From an innate private space, I determined to exploit the potential of socio-political, personal and emotional expressions raised over self-ideology and consciousness through my art work. My work evolves around variety, complexity, beauty and expression; juxtaposing the realm of new media technologies, that brings abbreviation to an artistic expression dealing with the reality of mundane human life experiences.

I try to articulate these experiences in a more implicit, allegorical and symbolical way. In the domain of my work with various private industries, I explored the possibilities of new media art that facilitated me to carry forward my static painted images transforming them into visual animation. The roots of some my metaphorical animated images come from the memories of the past.

This is where my responses continue to scour the rhetoric of these unconventional practices. The notion of these activities and varied interrelated images and objects assist me to develop a language of binary terms through the dichotomy of rhetoric: purity and kitsch, noise and melody etc…



Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan was born in Madurai, India, he is a painter and video artist whose work explores the conceptual meta-phorical between the self and the society. He has earned a MFA degree with a major in painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. He had participated various shows and biennials across the country. In 2017 - TIME is Love.10 [Show 1] International video art program at ZKM Center for Art and Media, Germany, Curated by Kisito Assangni, Togolese-French curator, consultant and pro-ducer, 2016 – He have done advanced studio art program at Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Newark Arts Council presents Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival – ‘Where is Eleven O’ Clock?’ curated by Kay Reese at Gallery Aferro, NJ, USA, Samnite Museum of Campo-basso – Over The Real – International Video Art Festival Viareggio – Forte dei Marmi, Curated Maurizio Marco Tozzi, Italy. “The trin-ity Saga” recent digital art works exhibited at le Dame Art Gallery, London. 2015 – Objective presents Inter cultural video artist resi-dency programe in Singapore, The chill concept, Miami New Media Festival, FL, USA, 28th Nomadic Festival Les Instants Vidéo, France, and Milan. PRÉAVIS DE DÉSORDRE URBAIN 9e édition, Marseille, France. The over real – Festival Internazionale VideoArte Viareggio, Italy. 2014- 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DLX], Berlin.2013 Solo Exhibition – “Resemblance” – Video Art Installation in Espaco de Art’es Multimedia Performance and Alliance Franchise de Coimbra in Portugal. Group Exhibition: “5-video installation” Video Art Installation in Espaco de Art’es Multimedia Performance and Alliance Franchise de Coimbra in Portugal, 5th International Festival of Video-art, FIVAC Camaguey 2013, CUBA, PROYECTOR 2013. 6º Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Madrid (Sp), Trondheim (No), Coimbra (Pt) y Milán (It), 2012- “SARAI READER 09” Curated by Raqs Media Collective and collaboration be-tween Devi Art Foundation and Sarai – CSDS and supported by Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi. 25th EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL IN-STANTS VIDÉO, in La Friche la Belle de mai, FRANCE, “Guest Invited Artist 4th edition of Viareggio Art Project”, Villa Paolina Bona-parte Museum of Viareggio, Italy.2010 “Art & Cinema” -“Art mart” in epi-center, Gurgaon, Curate by Sushma bahl. Video Art pro-ject broadcast by MENESA and Presenting ikono TV, Berlin, Germany. Fugitive Video Project represents: Solus @ Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland, and Banff Center Banff, Canada. MVMA Fest 2010, Marfa TX, Co-Lab, organized by Birdhouse Collective in Austin TX, Ver-sion 10 Festival, Chicago IL. 2009 - Masters Graduation show & Exhibition in College of Art, New Delhi, India. 2008 - Inner Eye - Vid-eo Art Projects - BLIND SPOT – DIE FABRIKANTEN, Austria. In 2006 - Free waves Presents “Too much freedom” 10th Biennale Film, Video & New Media Festival, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Currently the artist lives and works in India
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