Vivek Vilasini

Born 1964, Trishur, Kerala

All India Marine College, Kochi (1984)

Political Science, Kerala University (1987)

Studied Sculptural practices from Traditional Craftsmen. 

Select Solo Exhibitions

2018 Gallery Sakshi at the Art Basel, Hong Kong

2018 Between One shore and Several Others, Gallery 1×1, Dubai

2014 “…. and for those sing their national anthem in somebody else’s mother tongue” Sakhshi Gallery, Mumbai

2011 Between One shore and Several Others, Sakhshi Gallery, Mumbai

2011 Gallery Sumukha at the Delhi  Art Summit 2011

2010 Between one shore and several others IV, Pundole Gallery, Mumbai

2009 Between One shore and several Others III, Birds Gallery, Trivandrum

2008 Between One shore and several others II, Arushi Gallery, New Delhi

2007 Between One Shore and Several Others, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, presented by Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi

2001 Between One Shore and Several Others, Contemporary Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Academy. Kochi.

 Select Group Exhibitions

  • Two persons show at Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Ix1 Art Gallery, Dubai
  • 2018 National sculpture symposium organized by RMZ Foundation Bangalore
  • 2017 Sub-Plots- Laughing in the Vernacular, curated by Meena Vari at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
  • 2017 ‘But you cannot see them’ Curated by Maya Alison and Bana Kattan at New York University Museum Gallery, Abu Dhabi
  • 2017 ‘Homage without a Homage’ curated by Christiana Demarchi at Dubai Art Fair
  • 2016 The current Convening #2, by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Academy, Curator Stefanie Hessler
  • 2014
    • Nature: A Good Ideá” Opening 28 of June 11-16 in Trollhättans Konsthall., Sweden
    • City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India – SAM – Seattle Art Museum

2012

  • Kochi Muzhriz Bienniale
  • 1st Edition of the Montevideo Biennial
  • The BRICS Project exhibition curated by Alfons Hug
  • London Art Fair
  • Singapore Art Fair
  • Toronto Art Fair

2011

  • ‘Mystique’ at Santiago Compostela and Galician Center for Contemporary Art (CGAC) Spain
  • Indian Highway at MAXXI (National Museum of 21st Century Art), ROME
  • ‘Side by Side’,
    • Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
    • Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil,
    • ‘Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Brasilia.
  • 5th edition of Prague Biennale
  •  ‘Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting, and Museums in India’ curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala at the Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
  • ‘Time Unfolded,’ An Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Art at Kiran Nadar Museum. New Delhi
  • ‘What Happened at Mukteshwar’ curated by Johnny ML

2010

  • Freedom to March: Rediscovering Gandhi through Dandi curated by Johny ML, New Delhi
  • Docu Tour, Curated by Bose Krishnamachari at BMB Gallery, Mumbai
  •  “ATOPIA. Art and City in the 21st Century” curated by the director of the CCCB, Josep Ramoneda, and curator and art critic Iván de la Nuez at CCCB Barcelona
  • Indian Highway, HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
  • Dubai Art Fair, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2009

  • A New Vanguard: Trends in Contemporary Indian Art’ The Guild and Saffron Gallery, New York.
  • ‘If I were a saint’ curated by Johnny ML, Empire Shrine Gallery, New Delhi
  • Art Chicago Fair 2009
  • Contemporary Indian Art at MoCA Shanghai
  • Metamorphoses- Change and Continuity curated by Meena Vari and Radha Chandrashekaran at Phyllis Weston Annie Bolling Gallery, Cincinnati, USA
  • Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway- Exhibition ‘Indian Highway’ a joint project conceived and organized in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery in London.
  • Arco 08, Madrid
  • ‘Material Texts’ Curated by Meena Vari and Arvind Lodaya at Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
  • ‘Bapu’, curated by Gayatri Sinha at Saffron Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • Aicon Art Gallery, London

2008

  •  ‘Popular Reality’ Stainless Gallery, New Delhi Curated by Ranjita Chaney
  • Affair, Curated by Bose Krishnamachari at One x One Gallery Dubai
  • Who Knew Mr. Gandhi? Aicon Gallery, London

2007

  • Kashi 10 light years, Kochi
  • Saptarishi; Encounter with steel, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, The Stainless Gallery, Delhi
  • India: Public Places, Private Spaces – Contemporary Photography and Video Art, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Newark Museum, New Jersey
  • Panchatantra, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
  • Arts for Peace, curated by Claudia Flynn and Troy West, Hera Art Gallery, Rhode Island

2006

  • A Compensation for What Has been Lost, curated by Johnny ML, New Delhi
  • Waging Peace, curated by Claudia Flynn and Troy West, Hera Art Gallery, Rhode Island
  • Satyagraha: Indian and South African Artists, curated by Jayaram Poduval, New Delhi & Durban

2005

  • The Reap Project, London
  • Eternal Recurrence, New Delhi
  • Double Enders, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi

2004

  • I, Me, Myself, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

1999

  • Sharjah Biennale

1998

  • UAE Fine Arts Society Annual Exhibition at Sharjah Art Museum
  • Alliance Francaise, Six Artist group. Dubai

1997

  • Sharjah Biennale
  • Photographic Exhibition. Sharjah Art Museum

1996

  • Six Artist group, Sharjah Art Museum.
  • Alliance Francaise, Dubai.

Talks, presentations:

  • 2018 – Art Basel_ Conversations _ Presentations: Artist Talk | Communism as Common ‘ism’: Artist Perspectives
  • 2018 – HASSAN SHARIF: INTEREXCHANGE SYMPOSIUM, Sharjah Art Foundation
  • 2017 – Thyssen -Bornemisza Art Contemporary and TBA21–Academy to be part of The Current Convening #2 December 13–15, 2016 Fort Kochi, Kerala, India

Education Outreach:

  • Have taught courses on Art History at National Institute of Fashion Design, Bangalore, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  • Jury member in colleges
  • Guest speaker at Kaladi Sri Shankara University
  • Guest speaker at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  • Guest Speaker at RLV College, Tripunithara, Kerala
  • Guest Speaker at Chicago Art Fair, Chicago.

Works in the collection of Kadist Collection, 21 C, Hermes Collection, Toronto Museum, Arco Foundation Spain, Singapore Art Museum and other national and international private collections.

Lives and works from Bangalore and Kochi, Kerala

Vivek Vilasini, Between One Shore and Several Others Election Symbols 15×20 Inches x 30 Pcs, Automated Paint on Copper Sheet, 2018