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Baiju Parthan

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About Artist

According to Baiju Parthan, reality is what you tend to make of it, and it’s up to you to extract the kind of meaning from it, based on your perceptual framework’s peculiarities. ‘You look at the world on basis of who...

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According to Baiju Parthan, reality is what you tend to make of it, and it’s up to you to extract the kind of meaning from it, based on your perceptual framework’s peculiarities. ‘You look at the world on basis of who and what you are!’ He looks to generate fresh metaphors and symbols that have the potential to expand the range of meanings that we can wrestle out of life and reality.

The direction of his art took another twist after the artist got hooked to philosophy - the understanding of the self as perceived in the western and eastern ways of thinking. How you create art is defined by the way the self is organized. His quest to create is more to do with knowledge.

“Every new bit of knowledge is never undone, he believes, and tries and transforms himself through learning…as how far one can extend oneself into one’s own self, and also one’s family, the society, the nation. Having lived in an inflated personal bubble, engrossed in his own worldly pursuits, he decided at some point that maybe he was not being fair to the rest of his life.”

The artist worked with traditional media as in painting on canvas as well as new media which range from interactive programming based art as well as large scale prints on metallic surfaces. Both these areas pose their own challenges and also expand the scope of what he can say.

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  • About Artist

    According to Baiju Parthan, reality is what you tend to make of it, and it’s up to you to extract the kind of meaning from it, based on your perceptual framework’s peculiarities. ‘You look at the world on basis of who and what you are!’ He looks to generate fresh metaphors and symbols that have the potential to expand the range of meanings that we can wrestle out of life and reality.

    The direction of his art took another twist after the artist got hooked to philosophy - the understanding of the self as perceived in the western and eastern ways of thinking. How you create art is defined by the way the self is organized. His quest to create is more to do with knowledge.

    “Every new bit of knowledge is never undone, he believes, and tries and transforms himself through learning…as how far one can extend oneself into one’s own self, and also one’s family, the society, the nation. Having lived in an inflated personal bubble, engrossed in his own worldly pursuits, he decided at some point that maybe he was not being fair to the rest of his life.”

    The artist worked with traditional media as in painting on canvas as well as new media which range from interactive programming based art as well as large scale prints on metallic surfaces. Both these areas pose their own challenges and also expand the scope of what he can say.

  • Academics

    1978-83 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Goa College of Art, Goa

  • Exhibitions

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2011 'Dislocation: Milljunction Part 2', Aicon Gallery, London

    2010 'Milljunction: Paintings and Photo-Works by Baiju Parthan', Aicon Gallery, New York

    2007 ‘Liquid Memory + Rant’, New Media Installation at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

    2006 ‘Source Code’, organized by Art Musings, Mumbai at Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai

    2005 ‘Vapour’, New Media Prints, The Guild Gallery, Mumbai

    2002 Gallery Espace, New Delhi

    2002 Fine Art Company, Mumbai

    1999 ‘Brahma’s Homepage – Paintings, Objects and Cyber Stuff’, Lakeeren Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai

    1997 Lakeeren Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai

    1997 Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

    1997 Apparao Galleries, Chennai

    1996 Chaze Gallery, Goa

    1992 Masterpiece Gallery, New Delhi

    1992, 93, 95 Sophia Duchesne Gallery, Mumbai



    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2011-12 'Reprise 2011', Aicon Gallery, New York

    2011 'Adbhutam: Rasa in Indian Art', Centre of International Modern Art(CIMA), Kolkata

    2011 Gallery Sumukha, Chennai

    2011 'Melange', The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata

    2011 'Pause: A Collection', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

    2011 'High-Light', presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon

    2011 'Tech-Cut-Edge-Revelations', Ashna Gallery, New Delhi

    2011 'Reprise', Aicon Gallery, New York

    2010 'Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference', Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi

    2010 'Changing Skin', presented by The Fine Art Company at Coomaraswamy Hall, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, Mumbai

    2010 'Constructed Realities', The Guild, Mumbai

    2010 'The Evolution of the Species', Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai

    2010 Art Musings, Mumbai

    2010 'By George', presented by Cherry Art Foundation at Alliance Francaise de Delhi, New Delhi

    2010 'Symbols and Metaphors', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

    2010 'The Way We Are', Mon Art Gallerie, Kolkata

    2010 'Size Matters or Does it?', Latitude 28, New Delhi

    2009 'Living of the Grid', Anant Art Centre, New Delhi

    2009 'Retrieval Systems', Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre; Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

    2009 'Sacred and Secular', India Fine Art, Mumbai

    2009 'Harvest 09: Part II', Arushi Arts, New Delhi

    2009 'Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art', Grosvenor Gallery, London

    2009 'Zip Files', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

    2009 'Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art', Aicon Gallery, New York

    2008 'Third_Life', Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai

    2008 ‘Everywhere Is War (and Rumors of War)’, Bodhi Art, Mumbai

    2008 'Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

    2008 'Freedom: Sixty Years After Indian Independence', Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

    2007-08 ‘Polyphonies’, Gallery Hosp, Tirol – Österreich, Austria

    2007 'Gallery Collection', Bodhi Art, Singapore

    2007 ‘Young Guns’, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai

    2006 ‘Altered Realities’, Gallery Arts India, New York

    2006 ‘Strangeness’, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata

    2005 ‘Paths of Progression’, organized by Saffronart and Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, New York

    2005 ‘Alchemy’, organized by Art Musings, Mumbai

    2005 ‘Kaam’, organized by Gallery Arts India, New York

    2004 ‘Along The X – Axis : Video Art from India and Pakistan’, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi

    2003 ‘Art on Paper’, Royal College of Art, London

    2001 ‘Indian Contemporary Art – Seven Degrees’, organized by Saffronart and Apparao Galleries, Laguna, California

    2000 ‘Family Resemblances : Nine Approaches To A Mutable Self’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai

    2000 ‘Intersections : Seven Artistic Dialogues Between Abstraction and Figuration’, The Guild, Mumbai

    2000 ‘Exile and Longing, Artists from Kerala’, Lakeeren Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai

    2000 ‘Icons of the Millennium’, organized by Lakeeren Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

    2000 ‘Art and Technology ‘The Magazine Show’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

    1999 ‘Images and Ideas’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

    1998 ‘Gegenwartskunst aus Indien’, Exhibition of Indian Contemporary Art (The Harsh Goenka Collection), Leverkusen, Germany

    1997 ’50 Years of Indian Contemporary Art’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

    1996 ‘Within The Frame’, Indian Contemporary Art, organized by Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong

    1996 ‘Chamatkara’, Indian Contemporary Art’, organized by Whitley’s Gallery, London with Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

    1996 ‘Four Visions’, The Gallery, Hong Kong

    1995 ‘Duo Show’, Sarina Tang Gallery, New York



    PARTICIPATIONS

    2011 'Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

    2011 '1:3:1- Part I', W+K Exp, New Delhi

    2011 'The Intuitive: Logic Revisted', from the Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

    2010 'Go See India', part of India-Sweden Cultural Exchange Program presented by Emami Chisel, Kolkata at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata; Vasa Konsthal and Gallery-Scandinavia, Gothenburg

    2010 'Contemporary Printmaking In India', presented by Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai

    2010 'The 11th Hour: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art from India / Diaspora', Tang Contemporary, Beijing

    2009 'Expressions at Tihar', Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi

    2009 'Beyond Globalization', Beyond Art Space, Beijing

    2009 'Contemporary Art from India', Palais Benedictine, Fecamp, France supported by Gallerie 88, Kolkata

    2009 Pulse New York, presented by Aicon, New York

    2009 'Arte Fiera 2009', Bologna represented by The Guild, Mumbai

    2008 '101 Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2008', represented by The Guild, Mumbai

    2008 'Harvest 2008', organized by Arushi Arts at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi

    2005 Arad Biennale, Romania

    2001 Residency at Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna, California, USA- August-September 2001, Arranged by Saffronart and Apparao Galleries

    1999 9th Asian Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh





  • Award & Recognition

    2001 Artist in Residency, Gallery Seven Degrees, Laguna, California

    2000 Nominee for Artist of the Year, Sotheby’s, London

    1981 Goa Lalit Kala Academy for Award for Artist of the Year, Goa

    1978-81 Lalit Kala Akademy Merit Prize

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