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Raghavendra Rao

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Born: 9th February 1968
Diploma in Drawing and Painting, Ken School of Art, Bangalore, 1985 – ’90
• Scholarship to work at Arbietsgruppe Gasteatelier Krone, Aarau, Switzerland – 1997
• Inlaks Fine Art Award – 1993 – ’95
• Fellowship for Painting at Kanoria Centre For Arts, Ahmedabad – 1990 – ’91
• Group show at Chitra kala Parishad, Bangalore. 2006
• Group titled ‘Landscape Parables’ at Gallery Anant, New Delhi, 2005
• Participation in the performance team at the Ars Electronica annual New Media Art festival, Linz, 2005
• ‘Ten Years Ten Artists’ – Residency at Gasteatelier Krone, Aarau, Switzerland for the month of August 2005
• PARTage – International Artists’ workshop in Mauritius – 2004
• Group show of Film and Video at ‘Chicago Filmmakers’, Chicago, curated by Monica Bhasin, 2004.
• Group show of Installations and paintings on busses as an attempt to create awareness pollution in Bangalore – 2004
• Khoj 2003 – International Artists Workshop, Bangalore, India – 2003
• Còmhla – International Artists’ Workshop, Lochmaddy, North Uist in Scotland – 2003
• Screening of the video ‘Maze’ at the ‘Collective Chaos’ Short film screenings, Bangalore – 2003
• ‘Video in progress’, video – 2002
• ‘Baumli 2002’, a group show of site-specific art in Beinwil am See, Switzerland – 2002
• ‘Translucent Visual’, a set of windows designed for ’Mandala’ a meditation space at Visthar, Bangalore – 2002
• ‘On the edge of Volume’ – Sculpture – Installations – Connections – curated by Martha Jakimowicz at Alliance Françoise de Bangalore – 2002
• Short film titled ‘Maze’ incorporating footage from Aarau, Switzerland and India – 2001
• Short film titled ‘Reminiscing Aarau’ based on the time spent in Aarau, Switzerland – 2001
• Group show of works on paper and wood at Windsor Manor Sheraton Gallery – 2000
• ‘Bhumigeeta’ – (Songs of the Earth), group show of landscapes at Red Chair Gallery, Kansas City – 2000
• ‘Paper Trails’, a group show of works on paper at CKP Gallery as a result of paper making workshop at Visthar, Bangalore – 1999
• ‘I (as in India)’, a group show of site specific Installation as a result of a work shop with a group of artists from Austria at Shankara Art Centre, Bangalore – 1999
• ‘Territory’, a group show of site specific Installation at Shankara Art Centre, Bangalore – 1998
• Solo show at Sistas Art Gallery, Bangalore – 1997
• Solo show at Rathaus, Aarau, Switzerland – 1997
• Group show of site specific Installations at Thiruvalla, Kerala – 1996
• ‘Young Contemporaries’ – a group show of drawings at Gallery Lakeeren, Bombay – 1995
• ‘Burning Terrain’ – a group show of works on paper at Gallery Chemould, Bombay – 1995
• ‘Immaterial Material’ – a group show of Installations at CKP Gallery, Bangalore – 1995
• ‘Silence of Furies and Sorrows, Pages of a Burning City’ – a group installation show at Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore – 1995
• ‘Wounded Terrain’ – solo show at Cymroza Art Gallery – 1994
• ‘Four Young Contemporaries’ – group show curated by Rekha Rodwittiya at Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay and Sakshi Art Gallery, Bangalore – 1993
• Group show at CMC Art Gallery, Delhi – 1992
• Group show at Sanskriti Kendra, Ahmedabad- 1991
• ‘KEN 90’ – group show at Venkatappa Art Gallery – 1990
I have been teaching Art and Design for students of Fine Art, Graphic Design and Foundation studies at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore since 2000 as a full time faculty member.
I taught in the same institution as a visiting faculty member from October 1997 till May 1999.
Worked as a facilitator on the study tour dealing with Art, Architecture and Cultural studies for Art and Design students in Melukote, Southern India in 2003 and 2004, in Hampi, Southern India in 1998 and 2002, in Kajuraho, Northern India and in 2001 in Gujarat, Western India in 2001.
Took part in National level Art workshop for young Artists at Aurovil, Pondicherry in 1989 and at CMC, Delhi in 1992.
Worked as a facilitator in Art workshops for students of Ken school of Art, Bangalore in 1991 & ’92.
Worked as a facilitator in a creative workshop for slum children in Mysore in 1989.