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Visual Arts Colloquium | Gigi Scaria

Image, perception and constructed realities

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Gigi Scaria will be going through his selected lens-based art works  to explain the context and conceptual framework. Photography, digital manipulations and video works will be a part of the presentation. The presentation will focus on different aspects of the usage of archival images as well as the day today's documentation of the urban spaces in order to generate a discussion around the process of meaning making.

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Look up –Look down

Sculptural installation, (Realized in Norway with a local carpenter’s help.), Medium: Wood, glass, concrete, iron and paint, Dimensions: House- 95cm x 83cm x 83cm, Mountain- 127cm x 45.5cm x 65cm, Wood log- 300cm x 27 cm diameter,  Wood base- 100 cm x 30 cm diameter

 

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Gigi Scaria was born in southern Kerala, India, in 1973. In 1995, after completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram, Scaria moved to New Delhi, where he undertook a Master of Fine Arts at Jamia Millia University. While both of his degrees were in the discipline of Painting, he has developed a cross-media practice. Scaria works across painting, photography, installation, sculpture, and video. His work explores issues of urban development, particularly in relation to migration, economic development and urban architecture. He is interested in the quality of social space in a drastically changing urban environment, with concomitant implications on psychological experience. Since 2000, Scaria has exhibited widely in India, and has participated in major exhibitions and residency programs internationally including in Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Korea, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the USA. His work represented in major curated exhibitions and biennales in India and internationally, including Venice, Singapore, Kochi-Muziris Biennale; Smart Museum, Chicago; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Kunstverein Frankfurt; Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; Kunsthaus Bern; Fredric Jameson Gallery, Duke University and Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel. Work also exhibited in curated exhibitions at National Gallery of Modern Art (Mumbai), Jawahar Kala Kendra (Jaipur) and Lalit Kala Academy (Chennai and New Delhi).


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