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Surendran Nair

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1956 – Born Onakkoor, Kerala
1981 – Diploma (Painting) College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, Kerala
1982 – B.F.A. (Painting) College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, Kerala.
1986 – Post Diploma (Print Making) Faculty of Fine Arts,
M.S. University of Baroda.
Solo Exhibitions:
1986 – Graphic Prints, Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi, Ernakulam.
1989 – “Landscapes & Other Drawings”, Vithi, Baroda.
1989 – Drawings, Graphics & Paintings, CMC Arts Gallery, New Delhi.
1990 – Paintings & Drawings, Gallery 7, Bombay.
1995 – Paintings & Drawings, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay
1996 – “The Labyrinth of Eternal Delight” Cambelltown City Bicentennial Art
Gallery, Sydney & Casula Power House
1997 – “The Labyrinth of Eternal Delight”, Nazar Gallery, Baroda
– Atelier 2221, New Delhi.
1998 – ‘Corollary Mythologies’ – Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
2005 – ‘The Bad Behaviour of Singularities’ – Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
2006 – ‘The Bad Behaviour of Singularities’ – Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi,
presented by Sakshi Gallery.
Group Shows
1986 – Two Persons show with N.N. Rimzon, Gallery 7, Bombay.
1987 – “India in Switzerland” Exhibition of Works on paper at the
Centre Genevois De Gravure Contemporain, Geneva.
1991 – “Nest for Sparrow”, Artists Centre, Bombay.
1991-92 – “Images and Words” a traveling exhibition organized by
SAHMAT for communal harmony.
1992 –“Journey within Landscapes”, Sakshi Gallery
(Jehangir Art Gallery) Bombay.
1993 – “Postcards for Gandhi” An Exhibition organized by SAHMAT
in six different cities.
1997 – 6th Bienalle of contemporary art Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
1998 – “The New South” – Delphina Studio Gallery, London.
1996-97 – “Fire & Life” Faculty of Fine Art Gallery, Baroda, & Chemould Art Gallery, Bombay and Monash University Gallery, Melbourne Exhibition of Works made during The Exchange Residency Project organized by Asia Link with Jon Cattapan in India and Australia.
1997 – “Gift for India” organized by Sahmat to celebrate 50 years of Independence, Delhi & Mumbai.
– “Indian contemporary Art – Post Independence”, N.G.M.A., New Delhi, organised by Vadehra Gallery.
– 9th Triennial – India, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi.
– “Khoj’ – British Council Gallery, New Delhi.
– “Rediscovering the roots”, Lima, Peru, Curated by Laxma Gaud.
1998 – 4 Persons show – Nature Morte, New Delhi
– ‘Cryptograms’ ‘Lakeeren’ Mumbai.
– “The Search within”, Indo Austrian Exhibition, Pernegg Monastery & Salzburg, Austria and N.G.M.A, New Delhi & Mumbai.
1999 -1st Triennial of Asian Art, Fukuoka, Japan.
– 3rd Asia Pacific TRIENNIAL, Queens Land Art Gallery, Australia.
– “Imagined Spaces”-Two person show with Rekha Rodwittiya at the Noosa City Council Art Gallery in Queensland Australia The show traveled for one year to different art centers around Australia.
2000 – ‘SPIN’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
– “Family Resemblances”, Curated by R. Hoskote, Birla Academy, Mumbai.
– “Combine – Voices of the Century”, Visa-Vis & Art Inc, New Delhi.
– “Exile & Longing”, Lakeeren, Mumbai.
– “Celebration of the Human Image” – Habitat, New Delhi.
2001 – ‘Palette 2001’ – Habitat, New Delhi
– “Home & The World” – India Centre of Art & Culture, New York, Curated by Karin Lewis- Miller.
2002 – “Kapital & Karma – Recent Positions in Indian Art”, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria-Curated by Angelica Fritz, Michael Worgotter & Ranjit Hoskote.
– “New Indian Art: Home-Street – Shrine-Bazaar – Museum” Manchester Art Gallery, Curated by Gulam Mohammed Sheikh
– “Creative Space”, Sakshi Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
2003 – “Under The Skin Of Simulation”, The Fine Art Resource, Berlin.
– “Highlights”, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
– “The Tree From The Seed”, Contemporary Art From India, Henie Onstad Center, Oslo, Norway.
2004-6 – “Edge of Desire”, The Art Gallery Of Western Australia, Perth, Australia;
Asia Society, New York; Tamayo Museum, Mexico city; Berkeley Art
Museum, California.
1985 – Woodcut Workshop organised by URJA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda.
1986 – IPCL All India Printmakers’ Workshop, Baroda.
1987 – “India in Switzerland” a workshop of drawing, lithography and drypoint at the Centre Genevois De Gravure Contemporian, Geneva.
1988 – Attended a Painting and Drawing camp organised by Rekha Rodwittiya for Lakhanpal Ltd., at Goa.
1994 – Attended a Seminar and workshop on Printmaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda.
1999 – An International workshop organised by ‘Khoj’ – Modi Nagar.
1992 – Artist in Residence: Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts, Oxford, on a Charles Wallace grant.
1995 – Artist in the Community, U.W.S. Macarthur and Casula Power House, Sydney, Australia.
1996-97 – “Fire & Life” an Indo-Australian Exchange Residency with Jon Cattapan, in Baroda- India and Melbourne-Australia.
1997 – Two month residency by the Noosa City Council Gallery with Rekha Rodwittiya.
2004 – ‘Civittella Ranieri Centre’ – Umbertide, Perugia, Italy.
Works in various public and private collections in India and abroad.