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Shyamala B J

First at Khoj
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Born in Bangalore – 1973
B.F.A. Sculpture – 1995-96 College of Fine Arts (C.K.P) Bangalore.
M.V.A Sculpture – 2006 College of Fine Arts (C.K.P) Bangalore.
Solo Exhibition
• Visual record of a site-specific work by “Kala-Yatra” at Sista’s Art Gallery’98,
Bangalore. Curated by Mr.Hans Varghese Mathew.
• Display at Flekke Fjord, Nordic United Red Cross College, Norway 2000.
• “Spinning” Site Specific work, 4.7 minutes Video Projection at Sankey Tank
(Lake), Bangalore. 2005
Group Exhibition
• “Correspondence ‘97″, Contemporary Art Gallary, Ahmedabad.
• “I (As in India)” Austrian and India Artist Workshop, Bangalore ’99
• “Peep-Peep Bangalore” with Stefan Bohnenberg, organized by Max Muller
Bhavan, Bangalore ’99
• “Sthalapuranagalu” ( Two Conversations and A Dialogue), 99, Ulsoor lake,
Bangalore. Curated by Pushpamala N.
. “ Art tapping” 06, Cochin, Kerala.
• Karnataka Lalithakala Academy ’96
• Artist in Residence; Kanoria Centre for Art ’97, Ahmedabad.
• National Scholarship under Human Resources Development, Ministery of
Culture, India, ‘97-’99
• Arnawaz Trust Chennai ‘98-’99
• Junior Fellowship under Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India.
(Sculpture 2002 – 04)
• UNESCO – ASCHBERG Burasires (IFPC) for Artists Programme Feb – May
• “Khoj ‘99″ – International Artist’s Workshop Modinager, Delhi ’99
• Ice – Sculpting camp at Fjarland glacier museum Norway 2000.
• “Everybody’s space” Fort Cochin Beach, Kerala’ 02.
• “Stone Sculpting” symposium in collaboration Marble Marble Colorado ,Valley
School, Bangalore’04
• Artist work shop at Pachmari ,Madhya pradesh’ 05
• Artist in Residence – Kanoria Centre for Art ’97 (Sculpture), Ahmedabad, Gujarat
• Artist Enclave (Farmhouse) – Karjat ‘97-’98, Maharastra
• Artist in Residence – West Zone Cultural Centre ’98 (Sculpture) Udaipur,
• Residence at the Nordic Artist’s Centre Dale, (Norway) under the UNESCO –
ASCHBERG Burasires (IFPC) for Artists Programme Feb – May 2000
• Founder of Posadu Charitable Trust: Bangalore Artist’s Center- Artists
Residency Programe Jan 2006
Current Project in Progress
• Project with Bangalore City lakes.
. (a) “Bhihisti” Ulsoor lake, January – May ’99 curated by Puspamala N.
• (b) “JALA” – Fresh Water, Bangalore lakes 04.
• (c) “Spinning” ,Sankey Tank, Bangalore 05.
. (d) work in progress Banganga Tank, Mumbai, 2007- 08
Related Activities Theatre participation
• Intense Theater Training in Mysore (Samudhaya, Bangalore) “Mahachaitra”
both on stage and back stage.
• NSD Theater Technical Workshop ’98 Bangalore
• Natya Samaroh ’93, Madurai
• Rastriya Natya Samaroh ’94, Chandigarh
Voluntary / Social Services
• Introduced Art education in rural area – Chikkabanavara Government School.
• Introduced Art education in Government School Magadi- Bangalore In
collaboration with National School of Drama.
• Supported and committee member for International Khoj artist workshop,