Arunkumar HG

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Arunkumar’ sustained artistic investigation into a diversity of ecological concerns brings forth the disharmonies, which are created by the spread of sans-consciousness consumerist culture. This spread is in inverse proportion to the great decline of natural resources and habitations. With each work, Arunkumar brings in his own local, historical and cultural milieu. The work becomes a generative rather than a conclusive commentary of his concerns regarding the environment at large. His choice of medium of re-used and re-cycled goods, and consequently, the execution of such concern[s] reflects a negotiation between suburban life and a longing to return to his rural upbringing. Farmer takes the role of the protagonist and also becomes the subject to assert the integral role s/he plays in the preservation of environmental bio-diversity.

Arunkumar’ solo shows include: CON-struction, Gallery Espace, New Delhi [2018]; In-site, Aicon Gallery, New York [2018]; Seed of Reckoning, Mumbai Art Room [2012]; Tract, Nature Morte, New Delhi [2010]; Feed, Nature Morte in New Delhi and Sakshi Gallery in Mumbai [2006].

He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in India and abroad which includes Embrace Our Rivers, Goethe-Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai [2018]; Sculpture by the Sea, Sculpture Biennale Aarhus Denmark [2015]; The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Contemporary Indian Art, China [2015]; Beyond Limits at San Diego Art Institute [2014]; Aesthetic Bind Citizen Artist: Forms of Address, Chemould, Mumbai [2013]; Crossing Space, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover [2013].

Arunkumar has been awarded several national and international artist’s residencies: Art Omi international Artist Residency, New York, [2011]; Artist in Residency, University of South Australia, Adelaide [2007 & 2002]; Public Art Residency at JNU Campus, New Delhi [2005]; International Artists Camp, George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, [2005]; CHROMA, Public Art Project, Bergen, Norway [2003]; KHOJ International Artist-in-residence, New Delhi & Modinagar [2000].

The artist works and lives in New Delhi.

 

ARUNKUMAR HG

Born in 1968, Karnataka, India

Lives and works in New Delhi, India

EDUCATION

1995

Master’s in Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India

1993

Bachelor’s in Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Con-struction, Visual Arts Centre, O P Jindal University, Sonepat, Haryana and Gallery Espace, New Delhi

In-site, Aicon Gallery, New York

2012

Seed of Reckoning, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai

2010

Tract, Nature Morte, New Delhi

2006

Feed, Nature Morte, New Delhi

Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2002

Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide, Australia

2001

Inflatable Works, Nature Morte, New Delhi

1997

Transformations, Studio Gallery, Garhi Artist Studio, New Delhi

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Damned Art/Embrace Our Rivers, Goethe-Institute, Chennai

2017

Western Ghats Eco Walk, A walking exhibition of posters, Shimoga District Karnataka

Condition Reports, Art District 13, New Delhi

2016

Morphology of the Archive, Museum of Goa

Publica, Bikaner House, New Delhi

2015

4th Sculpture Biennale, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus Denmark

The Eye and the Mind, New Interventions in Contemporary Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Reviving the Retinal, Gallery OED, Cochin

2014

Zameen, Art District 13, New Delhi

Beyond Limits at San Diego Art Institute, San Diego

Forms of Activism, by SAHMAT, New Delhi

Homing, Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi

2013

Citizen Artist: Forms of Address, Chemould, Mumbai

Crossing Space, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany

Art and Activism in India Since 1989, The SAHMAT Collective, Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

Zones of Contact, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida, India

Diver/Cities, Art House, Singapore

2012

Cosmopolitan Stranger, Open University of Diversity, Hasselt, Belgium

Roti Kapada Makan (Bread, Cloth, Shelter), Ojas Art, New Delhi

Slipping Through the Cracks, Latitude 28, New Delhi

Contemporary Sultanate, Exhibit 320, New Delhi

SKODA Prize show, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

2011

Conundrum, Bose Pacia, New York

Route / Root, The Guild, Mumbai

2010

Freedom to March, Ojas Art, New Delhi

Changing Skin, The Fine Art Co., Mumbai

SNOW, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi

Does Size Matters? Latitude 28, New Delhi

2009

Gift for Husain, SAHMAT, New Delhi

Saffron Art and Guild Gallery, New York

Zip Files, Religare Arts, New Delhi

Expression at Tihar, Ojas Art, New Delhi

Human Animal, Threshold / Religare Arts Gallery, Delhi

2008

Chaos in Order, Lalit Kala Akademi, Vietnam

Shifting Terrains / Altered Realities, The Shrine Gallery, Delhi and Singapore

2007

Here There Now, Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok

China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing

Indian Colour, Gallery Keumsan, Seoul

Making Unmaking, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi

Making History of Our Own, Sahmat, New Delhi

Inaugural Show, New Space Colaba, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2006

Bronze, Rabindra Bhavan, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

Satyagraha, Travancore House Gallery, New Delhi

2005

Span, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Negotiating Matters, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi

Are We Like This Only, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi

World @ Hunger, World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2004

Buy-Sellf, Ateliers d’ Artistes d la Ville de Marseille, Marseille France

International Artists Workshop, George Keyt Foundation, Colombo

Vanitas Vanitatum, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Swarnrekha, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

Journeys, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi

Making of India, Sahmat, New Delhi

2003

Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Chroma, Public Art Project in Bergen, Norway

Sheesha, Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Tours, France

2002

Chroma, with Norwegian artists, India Habitat Center, New Delhi

2001

Art on Move Project, Sahmat, New Delhi

2000

Khoj International Artist Workshop, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh

1999

Edge of the Century, Art Konsult, New Delhi

1998

Nutida Knost Fran Indien, Goteborg and Stockholm, Sweden

WORKSHOPS/PROJECTS/RESIDENCIES

2018

Dharti – the land Jamshedpur

Bhubaneswar Art Trail  Bhubaneshwar

Western Ghats Eco Walk-2017, 2018,

2011

Art Omi International Artist Residency, New York

2008

International Sculpture Symposium, Harmony Art Foundation, Mumbai

2007

Artist in Residency, University of South Australia, Adelaide

2005

Public Art Residency at JNU Campus, New Delhi

International Artists Camp, George Keyt Foundation, Colombo

2003

CHROMA Public Art Project, Bergen, Norway.

2002

Australian Cultural Residency, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Australia

2000

KHOJ International Artist-in-residence at Khirki Village, New Delhi

KHOJ International Artists Workshop, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh

1999

ARCUS Artist-in-residence Program, Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

1997

International Artists Workshop, IX Triennale, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi

1996

International Sculpture Symposium held at Kannada University, Hampi

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