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Sharmila Samant

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(b: 1967) studied at the Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, India 1989. Residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1998-99 and the Gasworks Studios 2000.
Has participated in a number of national and international shows including ‘Century City’ – Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, The Tate Modern, London, UK, curated by Geeta Kapur 2001. Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, UK 2002, ‘Sub terrain’, artworks in the city fold, Body. City, House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany, curated: Geeta Kapur 2003. ‘The Werkleitz Biennale: Common Property’, Volkspark, Halle/Saale, Germany 2004 Edge of Desire: Recent art in India’, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, (traveling exhibition) and ‘Indian Summer’ Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts de Paris, Paris, curated Henry-Claude Cousseau, Deepak Ananth, Jany Lauga 2005, Subcontingent The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rabaudengo, Torino, Italy, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Francesco Manacorda 2006 . The Sydney Biennale, Revolutions – Forms That Turn, curated by Carolyn Christov Bakargiev, 2008
As the co-Founder, Member of Open Circle, an artists’ initiative for the organization and development of interactive platforms for artists in Mumbai 1998-2007.she has conceptualized and co-ordinated Collaborative works by OC at Pabellon de Cuba,Vedado, Havana Biennale, Cuba, 2003 Yokohoma Triennale, Yokohama, Japan 2005, ‘Portable Gurukul/ School on Wheels’ Café 1, Vedado, Busan Biennale, Korea and Kathajaal –A Web of Stories, 1st biennale of the Canaries, Spain 2006.
She has also curated and organized video screening and art exhibitions including Destination Asia, a collaborative project India, Pakistan, Central Asia co –curated with Valeria Iberava, Quddus Mirza, Traveling exhibitions, seminar and publication 2007
Lives and works in Bombay, India