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Sharmila Samant

Sharmila Samant
Born 1967.
Education
1990 I.D.D. (Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration), L.S. Raheja College of Architecture, Mumbai.
1989 BFA, Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.

Solo Exhibitions
1999 FIA Gallery, Amsterdam.
1997 Experiential Installation, Lakereen, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1996 Aere Perennius, Lakeeren, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1994 Alliance Francaise, Chennai.
1993 Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.

Group Exhibitions
2007 People, Place, Nation Locating: Art & Self, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi.
Mirror Worlds:Contemporary Video from Asia, curated by Zoe Butt, Auckland.
Objects Making- Unmaking, curated by Vidya Shivadas, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi.
KO Video, 1st Durban Video Festival, organised by Pulse.
50 Videos , Viewers Choice, Mexico City.
Destination Asia, Sorus Foundation Almaty, curated by Valeria Iberava, Kazakhstan.
2006 Rites/ Rights/ Rewrites, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Mason Grove Gallery, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Mirror Worlds: Contemporary Video from Asia, curated by Zoe Butt, IMA, Institute of Modern Art, Australia.
Subcontingent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, curated by IIaria Bonacossa and Francesco Manacorda, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rabaudengo, Torino.
Satyagraha, curated by Jayram Poduval, Travancore Art Gallery, Delhi.
Impossible India, curated by Nina Montmann, Frankfurter Kunsterverein, Germany.
‘Passages’ Brussels, curated by Jany Lauga and Deepak Ananth,
Belgium.
2005 Video Art from India, SESC, Pinheiros, Sao Paulo.
Rites/ Rights/ Rewrites, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala,
JHF Centre for Interdisciplinary and International Studies, Duke University.
‘We are like this only’, curated by Vidya Shrinivas, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Mirror Worlds: Contemporary Video from Asia, curated by Zoe Butt, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.
Present Future, curated by Dr. Sarayu Doshi, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.
Natural Selection, curated by Christine Clark and Lisa Byrne, Linden-St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Art.
‘Indian Summer’ Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, curated by Hry-Claude Cousseau, Deepak Anant and Jany Lauga.
KO Video, 1st Durban Video Festival, organised by Pulse, Durban.
2004 Home With No Walls, curated by Open Circle, World Social Forum.
Indian Video Art, curated by Johan Pijnapple, Fukuoka Museum, Japan.
Rites/ Rights/ Rewrites, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Hartell Galley, Sibley Dome, Cornell University.
In-scribes: Public Art Intervention, bicentenary celebrations of the Asiatic Society of India and funded by the Mohile Parikh Center for Visual Studies.
Migrating Identity: Transmission/ Reconstruction, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam.
The Werkleitz Biennale: Common Property’, Volkspark, Halle/Saale.
Edge of Desire: Recent art in India, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, traveling (Australia, India, New York, Mexico).
Crossing Currents: Indo – Dutch Video Art, curated by Johan Pijnapple, Rabindra Bhavan, Delhi.
2003 Video Show, curated by Sharmila Samant, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai.
In Our Times, curated by Rubaica Jaliwala, German and Indian Short Films, Max Muller Bhavan, Mumbai.
From The Seed to the Tree, curated by Gavin Jantjes, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo.
A/P, Artist Proof, curated by Archana Hande, Gallery Chemould Mumbai,
Migration, City, Home, Birla Art Gallery, Calcutta.
OK. Video, Jakarta Video Art Festival, Indonesia, curated by Ade Darmawan, Ruangrupa.
Sub Terrain, curated by Geeta Kapur, artworks in the city fold, Body City, House of World Culture, Berlin.
Pabellon de Cuba (Collaborative work by Open Circle), Vedado, Havana Biennale.
Sites of Recurrence II, curated by Tamara Malmestrom and Elisabet Haglund, Boras Konstmuseum, Boras.
Outside Wall, public screenings, Lund Art Hall, Lund.
I love My India, curated by Johan Pijnapple, Total Museum, Seoul.
Crossing Generations: Diverge, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.
2002 Sorry for the Inconvenience, curated by Gridthya Gaweewong, Siam Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand.
Moving Collection, curated by Roger McDonald, AIT Hour Museum, Tokyo and Govett- Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.
Liverpool Biennale: The Fourth Wall, curated by Kathryn Standing Public Art Development Trust (PADT), Liverpool.
Under Construction, curated Gridthya Gaweewong and others, Tokyo, The Japan Foundation Forum / Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery.
2001 Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, curated by Geeta Kapur, the Tate Modern, London.
AGREES’ (Art for Gujarat Relief Economic and Emotional Support, fund raiser), The National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.
Open Studios, Gasworks, London.
Rest and Motion, curated by Kathryn Smith, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn.
Camouflage’, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Nehru House, London.
2000 The Mumbai Metaphor, Gallery Tao, Mumbai.
Guarene Arte, curated by Geeta Kapur and Franchesco Bonami, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebandengo per l’Arte, Torino, Italy.
Anonymously Yours, The British Council, Mumbai.
Extreme Gourmet, Food and Art, Indigo Gallery, Mumbai.
Open Circle, Pundole Art Galery, Mumbai.
Art and Technology’, The National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.
Open Circuit, curated by Greg Streak, The NSA Gallery, Durban.
1999 Icons of the Millennium, Lakereen The Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Open Studios, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.
1998 Open Studios, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.
1997 50 Years of Art in Bombay, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.
Gift for India, traveling exhibition organized by SAHMAT, Delhi and Mumbai.
1994-1996 39th National Exhibition of Art, Delhi.
100 Years of Cinema’, Group Show, Lakereen, Mumbai.
1993 The Centenary Show, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai.
1989 Annual Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Pune.
Awards/Scholarships
1988 Merit Award for Sculpture, Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai.
1989 Maharashtra State Award.
1994 Bendre Hussain Scholarship for Sculpture.
1998-00 Residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.
1999 Purchase Committee, Rijksakademie Collection.
2001 Gasworks Residency, London.


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