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BSc from Bangalore university | Fine Arts in Ken School of Arts, Bangalore | MFA Vishwabharathi university,
2007 Flames, Flowers and Other Images, Sculptures, photo and video installation, Chemould Prescott
Road, Mumbai | Communing with Urban Heroines, a photo and video installation, Max Mueller Bhavan,
Bangalore / Prince Claus Fund | 2004 Bhagirathi and other Video Installations, SKE Bangalore | 2003 Eye of
a Needle, preview; Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, travelled to Boros Museum, Sweden | Connecting People, video
installation, open studios, CCA7 Trinidad | 2001 Skin Deep, Taide Halli Museum (studio), Helsinki, Finland
| Fragments of a Wedding Diary, Open studio, HIAP, Helsinki | 2000 British-Make, Spike Island, Art space
studios, Bristol, uK. Gallery Zum Komet, Switzerland Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam | 1999 Under
the Skin, Rathaus Aarau, Switzerland | Selving a Body, Lakeeren Art Gallery, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala,
Mumbai, previewed at Chitakala Parishat Gallery, Bangalore |1998 Native Body, Chitrakala Parishat Gallery,
Bangalore | 1997 Recent works, Sista’s Art Gallery, Kalayatra, Bangalore | 1996 Recent works, Crimson Art
Gallery, Bangalore | 1993 Jehangir Art Gallery
2007 Indian Photo and Media Art: a Journey of Discovery, Fluss-Photo-initiative, curated by Renate Bertlmann,
Austria | Horn-Please, Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art, Kunst Museum, curated by Bernhard Fibicher
and Suman Gopinath, Bern, Switzerland | The Jerusalem Show curated by Jack Persekian, Al’mamal foundation,
Jerusalem | Public Places, Private Spaces, newark Museum, curated by Gayatri Sinha, new Jersey, Grid, Bodhi
Gallery, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Mumbai | Follow the Arrows, Investigating Movement, WSF, curated
by Archana Hande and Mamta Murthy, nairobi | Visions in the Nunnery, nunnery Art Gallery, curated by
Darshana Vora, London | VO7- 2nd International Venice Video Art Fair represented by Contact Metropolart,
Paris | Zoo art fair(no.where project) Royal academy of arts, London
2006 A Moment of Strange Stillness, Theertha International Workshop, Srilanka | 2006 Diva, Paris/
new York represented by Gallery Contact Metropolart, Paris | Ghosts in the Machine and Other Fables, Apeejay
Media Center, curated by Pooja Sood, new Delhi |, Video screenings at Portobello and Edinburgh
film festivals | Myrrh, , curated by Geetu Hinduja and Anupa Mehta under the aegis of Art edge at Tao art gallery, Mumbai | 2005 Complexities of Life, Aboa Arsanova Museum, curated by Henry Grahn | Turku & Lappenrenta Museum, South Karelia Finland | Video Festival- Lund Art Hall & Krognos House, Lund, curated by Tamara Malmestrom | Ko Video, Durban presented by Open Circle | Inverted Tree, Anant Art Gallery, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, new Delhi | Tree woman/tree walkers, video and sculpture installation, Aarau, Switzerland | Indian Summer, Ecole de Beaux arts, curated by Jany Lagua and Deepak Anant, Paris | 2004 Crossing Generations: Diverge, 40 years of Gallery Chemould, national Gallery of Modern Art, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani, Mumbai | Rights/Rites/ Rewrites, Hartell Gallery, Sibley Dome, Cornell university, nY and touring to John Hope Franklin Center: Duke university MasonGrove gallery, new Jersey curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala | Fair & Furious, Jabiwool Art Museum & Gallery, curated by Sushma Bahl, South Korea | Another Passage to India, Ethnographic Museum, Geneva curated by Pooja Sood and Ines Anselmi, | WSF, Mumbai Open Circle | We are the Environment, a public bus project, Bangalore | 2003 Artist Proof, Gallery Chemould, curated by Archana Hande, Mumbai| Show at Khoj International Studios/ Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore | Sites of Recurrence; Dakshina Chitra,Chennai/ Boras Museum, curated by Tamara Malmestrom & Elisabeth Hoglund, Sweden, Mahatma Gandhi
Road, Do Not Urinate, a site specific work, M.G. Road, Bangalore | Quilted, Sumukha Art Gallery, curated by
C.F.John | 2002 Fragrance of Jasmine, Khoj International Workshop, Mysore | Emptiness, art workshop, Phool
Mahal, Kishangarh | Other Side of the Sky, unesco, curated by Mehdi-Farah Syre, Paris | Enchanting the Icon;
Sakshi Gallery, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Bangalore | Migration, City,Home, Birla Academy, curated by
Amit Mukopadhyay,Calcutta | 2001 Camouflage, nehru center, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, London |
Self–Contemporary Video Art from India, IMA, Brisbane, Australia curated by Johan Pijnappel | On the Edge
of Volume, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore | Excerpts from my diary pages, Fine art company, curated by Sasha Altaf, Mumbai | 2000 Erotica, Fine art company, curated by Sasha Altaf 1999 Edge of the Century, curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay, new Delhi | | 1998 Retracing the Lost Terrain, Lakeeren Art Gallery,Mumbai | Territories: an art event, installation at Shankara, outskirts, Bangalore
2006 Film workshop at, London, Art council, uK | 2003 CCA7-Trinidad. | 2001 Vermont studio Center,
uSA | 2001 HIAP, Helsinki unESCO-Aschberg award | 2000-01 Spike Island studios, Bristol, uK Charles Wallace
Trust |1999 Gasteatelier Krone, Aarau, Switzerland
1993-2007 Mallya Aditi International school, Srishti School of Art & Design and Technology, Ken School of
Arts, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore, CAVA, Mysore | 2005 Malmo Art Academy, Lund art school, Boros textile
school, Sweden | 2003 Boros Textile School, Voland Art Academy, Sweden
2006 As panelist, Video Art from India, Tate Modern, London | 2003 One of the co-ordinators of Khoj
International Workshop, Mysore/Bangalore | Art and Public Sphere, Voland Art Academy, Sweden | 2002
MPCVA Mumbai | 1994 Research on Karnataka string puppetry, nehru Trust small study grant.
2007 Waves, flames and other images 3.54 mins | 2006/7 Three fragmented actions of silence (16mm/Digital)
8.50 mins | 2006 A strange moment of stillness 7 mins | The boiling concept / The burning concept 3.32 mins
(diptych) | F-lovers 7 mins | Again and again-defying time and gravity 2 mins | Making home 2 mins | Between
fire and sky 1.28 mins (diptych) | 2005 Tree woman 4.59 mins | 2004 Bhagirathi bringing water 3.52 mins |
2003 Reaching myself 4.49 mins, | Long long way 2.59 mins (collaborative video) | Line of control 2.5 mins, |
One to one 14.15 mins. (video-installation) | 2002 Threading the threads (video/installation ) 13.27 mts | 2001
Juhannus Midsummer (collaborative video) 7.17 mins | 1998 Produced The journey of the hand video as part
of video workshop at Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore
Surekha lives and works in Bangalore