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V G Venugopal

VENUGOPAL V.G. (born in 1976, Valakkunja, Kasaragod Dist.) is a Bangalore based multi-disciplinary visual artist. He had his BFA in Painting from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore and MFA in Printmaking from Chitrakala Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. His art practice during the last decade includes Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Installations & Video Art.

His solo shows are ‘NOW SHOWING….’ Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore (2003); ‘MONOLOGUES’, Gallery Blue Spade, Bangalore (2010) and ‘FACTUAL FICTIONS’, Gallery Veda, Chennai (2016); Hastakshar Art Gallery, The Westin, Pune (2017).

Important group shows include ‘NEW COLOURS OF SUMUKHA’, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore (2005); ‘TAKE 2- THE CHENNAI CHAPTER’, Gallery Sumukha, Chennai (2006); ‘Artists’ Word’ curated by Dr.Veena Shekar, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore (2009); ‘City in Transit’, curated by Suresh Jayaram, Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010); ‘I AM HERE’, an exhibition of Video Self Portraits curated by Lina Vincent Sunish, JAAGA Creative Common Ground, Bangalore (2011); ‘The Print Spotlight’, Gallery 545, Bangalore (2012); ‘My City’ curated by Giridhar Khasnis, Sublime Galleria, Bangalore (2012);  ‘BETWEEN THE LINES – Identity, Place and Power’ Waswo X. Waswo collection of Indian Printmaking, NGMA, Bangalore and Mumbai (2013); ‘LOST IN TRANSITION’ curated by Avijit Dutta, Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata (2014); ‘MEMORABILIA’ curated by Lina Vincent Sunish, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore (2014); ‘DIALOGUES WITH THE SELF’ curated by Anirudh Chari for ‘The Portret Project’, New Delhi (2014); ‘FOODS-2015’, International Video Art Festival, Magmart, Naples, Italy (2015); ‘MORPHOLOGY OF ARCHIVE: Connected Histories of Goa’ curated by Sabitha TP and Lina Vincent, Museum of Goa (2016); BODY curated by Johny ML, Shanghumugham Art Museum, Thiruvananthapuram (2019); ‘A Paradigm Shift’ Gallery Time & Space, Bangalore (2020); ‘Soliloquies’ Anant Art, New Delhi (2020); ‘Drawing Show’ Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore (2021).

He has participated in many National and International exhibitions such as National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; Bharath Bhavan International Biennale of Print Art, Bhopal; The Americas Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Prints, IOWA City, USA (2010); 6th Kyoto International Woodprint Association (KIWA), Kyoto, Japan (2011); ‘Magmart VII’ Video Art Festival, Naples, Italy (2012); 100x100=900, Magmart Video Art Festival, Naples, Italy (2013); ‘F.I.V.E.’ International Video Art Festival, Magmart, Naples, Italy (2014); 7th Biennale of Indian Contemporary Art, Bharath Bhavan, Bhopal (2017); 1st Print Biennale, LKA, New Delhi (2018); 7th Guanlan International Print Biennial, Shenzin, China (2019); International Virtual Engravist Printmaking Bienal, Turkey (2020); ‘APPEARANCES’ International Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking, Caldas University, Manizales – Colombia (2020); ‘Continuity’ VI Biennial of Contemporary Graphics - DIEGO DONATI Prize, Perugia, Italy (2020); Print Meet 2021, II International Printmaking Exhibition, Trakya University, Turkey (2021); 4th Jogja International Miniprint Biennale, Indonesia (2021); The 22nd Triennale of Mini Prints, Grenchen, Switzerland (2021)

He was part of the residency at Theertha International Artists Collective in Sri Lanka in 2010. He is the recipient of several awards and recognitions including the KK Hebbar Art Foundation Gold Medal in BFA from University of Mysore (1998); National Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship, New Delhi (2000-01); Karnataka Lalithkala Academy Award (2000); National Scholarship, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi (2001-03); H.K.Kejriwal Young Artist Award, Bangalore (2007); Printmaking Fellowship, Karnataka Lalithkala Academy,Bangalore (2010); Camel Art Foundation Award, 12th Southern Region Exhibition (2010); ‘Magmart – VII’ International Video Art Festival, Naples, Italy (2012); ‘Inspiration from Isolation’, New York Art Competitions (2020).

V G Venugopal
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