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Artists >> Valsan Koorma Kolleri, India.
Born
1953 - Pattiam, Malabar
Education

1985-86 Ecole Nationale Superior Des Beaux Arts, Paris
1976-79 Faculty of Fine Art, M.S. University, Baroda
1971-76 College of Art and Crafts, Chennai

Exhibitions
Selected Solo Exhibitions

2007 ‘Pillar to Post’, Bodhi Space, Mumbai
2007 ‘New Clearage: Retrospective as Artwork’, Talwar Gallery, New York
2005 ‘Retrospective as Artwork’, Colab Gallery, Bangalore
2005 ‘Retrospective as Artwork’, B.Q. Gallery, Koln, Germany
2004 ‘Drainage: Rain Harvesting Sculpture’, Khoj, Delhi
2004 ‘Retrospective as Artwork’, Project Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2003 ‘Draw’, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
1998 ‘Draw’, Art Inc. Gallery, Delhi
1998 ‘Sculpture Show, Egmore Museum, Chennai, Alliance Francaise, Bangalore
1998 ‘Sculpture Age’, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
1990 ‘Bronze Age’, Center for Contemporary Art, Delhi
1989 ‘Stone Age and Bronze Age’, British Council Gallery, Chennai
1986 ‘This Time Ceramics’, Sakshi Gallery, Chennai Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 'Zip Files', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 'Urgent Conversations', Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre and Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
2008 'Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture', in association with Bodhi Art, and supported by the British Council, Kunststiftung NRW and the Provence of Antwerp at Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (MuKHA), Belgium
2008 ‘Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban’, BodhiBerlin, Berlin
2008 ‘India Crossing’, Studio La Citta, Verona
2007 'Pursuit Sculpture', Galerie 88, Kolkata
2005 ‘Double Enders’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, Durbar Hall, Kochi
2005 ‘Negotiating Matters’, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2005 ‘Temptations and Temperaments’, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2005 ‘The Inverted Tree’, Threshold Gallery, New Delhi
2004 ‘Anticipations’, Fine Art Resource, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000 ‘Global View’, Fine Art Resource, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1995 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
1994 Easel Art Gallery, Chennai
1993 ‘Art Is Not a Hidebound’, Alliance Francaise, Chennai
1993 ‘Souvenirs D’en France’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1992 ‘Parallel Perception’, Sridharani Gallery, New Delhi
1992 ‘Rim bound : An Indian Summer’, Traveling Show, organized by Alliance Francaise, Chennai at Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Chennai and Besancon
1992 Bggung Mit Den Andern, Kassel, Germany
1992 Kerala Lalit Kala Academy, Calicut and Cannanore
1991 ‘Touchstone’, Sakshi Gallery, Chennai, Bangalore
1987 Salon De mai, Grand Palais, Paris
1985 Co-organized Contemporary Miniatures, Cholamandal artist Village, Park Sheraton, Chennai and Kerala Kala Peetham, Kochi
1984 Kerala Lalit Kala Academy, Calicut and Cannanore
1981 Show of Sculptors, organized by Sculptors Forum of India, Chandigarh Museum and All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi
1973 ‘Envelope’, Russian Consulate, Chennai
Joint Exhibitions

1992 Cite Internationale Des Art, Paris
1990 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1990 Alliance Francaise, Chennai
Participations

2008-09 ‘Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Indian Art’, Traveling Exhibition presented by Bodhi Art at Ravinder Natya Mandir, P.L.Despande Kala Academy Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sant Dyaneshwar Natya Sankul Art Gallery, Amravati; Platinum Jubilee Hall, Nagpur; Tapadia Natya Mandir Sports Hall, Aurangabad; Hirachand Nemchand Vachanalay’s, Solapur; Acharya Vidyanand Sanskrutik Bhavan, Kolhapur; PGSR Sabhagriha, SNDT, Pune; Sarvajanik Vachanalaya Hall, Nasik
2007-08 ‘Kashi 10 Light Years – Anniversary Show’, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
1987 Festival of India, Russia
1983 Annual Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1981 National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1979 National Exhibition, Kerala Lalit Kala Academy, Kerala

Honours and Awards

1996 Sixth Bharat Bhavan Biennale of Indian Contemporary Art Grant Prize
1992 International Fellowship Award and Visitor ship in Visual Arts, MAAA and USIA
1990 National Academy Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1986 French Government Scholarship to study at Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux Arts and to work as a resident artist at The Cite Des Art
1986-87 French Governments Grant to Visit Documenta , Kassel
1984-86 Outstanding Junior and Senior Fellowship for Artist in the Field of Plastic Art, Ministry of Education, New Delhi
1983-84 Kerala Lalit Kala Academy Award, Kerala
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