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Vidya Kamat

Vidya Kamat
Lives and works in Mumbai

1999 PhD, University of Mumbai
1995 Diploma in Sanskrit, University of Mumbai
1992 Post Graduate Diploma in Comparative Mythology, University of Mumbai
1983 BFA, University of Bombay

Solo Exhibitions
2007 Birth Mark, Sumukha, Banglore
Tales from the Edge, Guild Gallery, New York
2005 Rewrite, Guild Gallery, Bombay
2004 Tolerating Intolerance, a public art intervention project as part of bi-centenary celebration of Asiatic Society of Bombay
2003 The Catalogue, Guild Gallery, Mumbai

Selected Group Exhibitions
2008 The Ethics of Encounter, Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok
Obscure Objects of Desire, Gallery OED, Cochin
2007 Harvest-2007, Arushi Arts, New Delhi
Indian Contemporary Artists, Sumukha, Chennai
Aparanta Contemporary Art in Goa, Panjim2005, New Colours of Sumukha, Sumukha, Banglore
2005 Change of Address, Guild Gallery, Mumbai
2002 Tribute to Picasso, Guild Gallery, Mumbai
2000 Anonymously Yours, Lakeeren Art Gallery, in collaboration with theBritish Council of India, Mumbai
1999 Secret Life of an Object, Lakeeren Art Gallery for the Kala Ghoda Art Festival.
1998 Jamboree, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

Selected Publications etc.
2005 Issues of Spectatorship and the Gaze in Indian Miniature Paintings, Facets of Femininity, edited by Dr. Gauri Mahuliker, University of Mumbai publication
2004 The God of Small Things, Life Positive, March
2002 A Scientific Patronage of Art: Bhabha’s Art Collection’, co-authored with Gita Chadha, Humanscape, August
The Breasted Image in Myth, Journal of Asiatic Society of Bombay, Volume 76
2001 Arrival of the New Media, Gentleman, July
A View from Afar, Gentleman, May
Tale–tale Signs, The Hindu, Foilo, January 14
Review: Towards Understanding Hindu Myths, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay, Volume 75
Participation, An Inquiry into Folk Traditions in Indian Art, University of Mumbai
1999 Under the Watchful Eye of the Providence, The Times of India, Mumbai, April 4
Gazing Upon the Face of Glory’, The Times of India, February 17
1998 The Axe-Wielding Sage, The Times of India, Mumbai, November 9
In Praise of the Waters of Life’, The Times of India, Mumbai, January 12
Animals and Birds in Greek Mythology, seminar paper, Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai
1997 Micro-Macro Cosmic Relationship in Art, seminar paper, Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai
1996 Lord of Beginnings, Remover of Obstacles, The Times of India, Mumbai, September 14
Hanuman Embodies the Supreme Bhakti, The Times of India, Mumbai, June 8
1991 Abhikalpa: Designing With the Next Century in Mind’, The Sunday Observer, Bombay, July 6

2002 National Cultural Fellowship award, Majlis-India and HIVOS Netherlands
1983-84 Fellowship, Goa College of Art, Goa
1983 Best Student Award, Annual Art Exhibition

Vidya Kamat is an advisor for the PhD program in Sanskrit at the University of Mumbai.

Vidya Kamat
Vidya Kamat Paintings

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