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Artists >> Surendran Nair, India.
Born

1956 - Ornakoor, Kerala

Education

1986 Post Diploma (Print Making), Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
1982 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum
1981 Diploma in Painting, College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, Kerala

Exhibitions
Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009 'Pernoctation and Early Drawings', presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at Darbar Hall, Kochi, Kerala
2008-09 'Pernoctation and Early Drawings', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2006 ‘The Bad Behaviour of Singularities’, presented by Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2005 ‘The Bad Behaviour of Singularities’, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998 ‘Corollary Mythologies’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1998 ‘Works on Paper’, Galerie Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam
1997 'The Labyrinth of Eternal Delight', Nazar Art Gallery, Vadodara, Gujarat
1997 Atelier 2221, New Delhi
1996 ‘The Labyrinth of Eternal Delight’, Cambelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Sydney and Casula Power House
1995 'Paintings and Drawings', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1990 ‘Paintings and Drawings’, Gallery 7, Mumbai
1989 'Drawings, Graphics and Paintings', CMC Arts Gallery, New Delhi
1989 'Landscapes and Other Drawings', Vithi, Vadodara, Gujarat
1986 ‘Graphic Prints’, Kerala Lalit Kala Academy, Ernakulam, Kerala
Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 'Zip Files', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2009 'Inaugural Show', Sakshi Gallery, Taipei
2009 'Bapu', presented by Saffronart in association with Berkeley Square Gallery, London
2008 'Anxious', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2008 'Indi Genius', presented by Sakshi Gallery and SOKA Contemporary Space, Taipei at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2007 ‘Horn Please: Narratives in Indian Contemporary Art’, Kunnst Museum, Bern, Switzerland
2007 Inaugural Show, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2006 ‘El Filo del Deseo - Arte Reciente en India’, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Mexico
2006 'Edge of Desire: Recent Art In India', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) at New Delhi and Mumbai
2005 'Edge of Desire: Recent Art In India', Asia Society Museum, New York; Tamayo Museum, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
2004 'Edge of Desire: Recent Art In India', The Art Gallery Of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
2004 ‘In Transit – II’, in cooperation with Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin / Beijing, Berlin
2003 ‘Under The Skin of Simulation’, The Fine Art Resource, Berlin
2003 'The Tree From The Seed: Contemporary Art From India', Henie Onstad Center, Oslo, Norway
2003 'Highlights', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2002 ‘Kapital and Karma: Recent Positions in Indian Art’, Kunsthalle Wein, Austria
2002 ‘New Indian Art: Home – Street – Shrine – Bazaar – Museum’, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
2002 'Creative Space', Sakshi Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2001 'Home and The World', India Centre of Art & Culture, New York
2001 'Palette 2001', India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2000 'Celebration of the Human Image', India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2000 'Exile and Longing', Lakeeren, Mumbai
2000 'Combine: Voices of the Century', Visa-Vis & Art Inc, New Delhi
2000 'Family Resemblances', Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
2000 'SPIN', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1998 'Cryptograms', Lakeeren, Mumbai
1998 'Four Person Show', Nature Morte, New Delhi
1998 'The New South', Delphina Studio Gallery, London
1997 ‘Gift for India’, organized by SAHMAT at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1997 'Rediscovering The Roots', Lima, Peru
1997 'Khoj', British Council Gallery, New Delhi
1997 'Indian contemporary Art: Post Independence', organized by Vadehra Gallery at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
1996-97 ‘Fire and Life’, with Jon Cattapan at Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda; Gallery Chemould, Mumbai and Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
1996 ‘The New South’, Delphina Studio Gallery, London
1993 'Postcards for Gandhi', An Exhibition organized by SAHMAT in Six Different Cities
1992 'Journey Within Landscapes', Sakshi Gallery and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1991-92 'Images and Words', a Traveling Exhibition organized by SAHMAT for Communal Harmony
1991 'Nest for Sparrow', Artists Centre, Mumbai
1987 ‘India in Switzerland: Works on Paper’, Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporain, Geneva
Joint Exhibitions

1999 'Imagined Spaces', With Rekha Rodwittiya at The Noosa City Council Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
1986 With N N Rimzon at Gallery 7, Mumbai
Participations

2009 'ARCOmadrid', Spain presented by curator Bose Krishnamachari for 'Panoroma: India'
2008-09 ''Modern India', organized by Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture at Valencia, Spain
2008 Sakshi Show, Darbar Hall Art Centre, Kerala Lalit Kala Academy, Kochi, Kerala
2008 Art Taipei, Taipei
2007 SH. Contemporary, Shanghai
2007 Art Miami, Miami
2007 Art Singapore, Singapore
1999 1st Triennale of Asian Art, Fukuoka, Japan
1999 3rd Asia Pacific Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
1998 'The Search Within', Indo Austrian Exhibition, Pernegg Monastery and Salzburg, Austria and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi and Mumbai
1997 9th Triennale, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
1996 6th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Honours and Awards

2004 Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Perugia, Italy
1997 Two Month Residency by the Noosa City Council Gallery with Rekha Rodwittiya
1996-97 'Fire and Life', an Indo-Australian Exchange Residency with Jon Cattapan, in Baroda- India and Melbourne-Australia
1995 Artist in the Community, U. W. S. MacArthur and Casula Power House, Sydney
1992 Artist-in-Residence, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts, Oxford on a Charles Wallace Grant
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