Abhimanue Govindan

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  • Title: Dinner at Souparnika
    Medium: Acrylic on canvas
    Size: 121.92x243.84cm
    Year: 2019

Date of Birth : 14 September 1956

Education
1974 – 77 : BA Philosophy, Sree Kerala Varma College, Calicut University, Kerala
1978 – 79 : Studied painting for one year, College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
1979 – 83 : BA ( Fine) Painting, M.S.University of Baroda, Gujarat
1983 – 85 : MA(Fine) Painting (Mural), M.S.University of Baroda, Gujarat
1985 – 87 : Kanoria Centre for Arts Fellowship, CEPT Campus ,Ahmedabad, Gujarat
1987 – 91 : Taught art at Choithram School, Indore, MP
1991 – 2004 : Lecturer in the Department of Painting, College of Art, New Delhi
2004 – 2006 : Assistant Professor of Painting, College of Art, New Delhi
2006 – 2017 : Associate Professor of Painting, College of Art, New Delhi
2017 : Took Voluntary Retirement as an Associate Professor & In-Charge of MFA Painting, College of Art, Govt.of NCT of Delhi, New Delhi

Solo exhibitions
2019 : Postscriptum, Gallery White & The Collective Studio Baroda, Vadodara
2006 : ‘mattersofart.com’ online show of works on paper
2002 : Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham, Northumberland, UK
2002 : Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1999 : Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1995 : Kala-Bhavana, Santiniketan !1992 : LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi. The show travelled to Press Club Thrissur, Durbar Hall Cochin and College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram
1990 : Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), New Delhi
1989 : Devlalikar Kala Vithika, Indore
1987 : Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad
1984 : Govt. Institute of Fine Arts, Thrissur
1977 : Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur

Selected group exhibitions
2018 : Under One Sky-2, Monsoon Art Fest-2018, International Art fest, Kottayam Public Library Art gallery,Kottayam, Kerala
2018 : Under One Sky-1, Monsoon Art Fest-2018, Museum Art Gallery , Edappally, Ernakulam , Kerala
2018 : “Sarga Samvad” , Artists-in-Residence Show with eight young painters & two young sculptors at Agasyta International Foundation, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh
2017 : Tasmai ,a Centre for Art & Culture, Puducherry
2017 : “Back to Ravi Varma”,Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Mavelikkara, Kerala
2017 : “Text as Text” , Art & Soul Gallery, Mumbai, curated by Shubhalakshmi Shukla
2017 : ‘Unexplored Spaces’ ( Curated the show with Ajayakumar) Arpana Fine Arts Gallery, New Delhi
2016 : “Hub”, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S University, Baroda
2015 : “ClipBoard” , curated by Shijo Jacob, Durbar Hall, Ernakulam
2015 : participated in the Vadfest, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S University Baroda
2015 : “Thekkan Kattu/ Dokhinor Hawa’, Curated by Johny ML, Birla Academy, Kolkata
2014 : “Small is Big” Curated by Anoop Kamath, Durbar Hall, Ernakulam
2007 : “Making History Our Own”, AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi Organized by SAHMAT
2007 : “Instilling Life” Curated by Jasmine Shah Varma, Hacienda Gallery, Mumbai
2007 : “Shared Visions”, India, Mexico & Cuba
2007 : “Redefining Displacement” Arizona State University, Phoenix !2007 : “Centenary of Satyagraha” Curated by Jayaram Poduval, Travancore Palace, New Delhi
2007 : Kezo Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2006 : “The Monsoon Chapter”, conceived and Curated by Red Earth Alliance Francaise de Delhi, New Delhi
2006 : “REAL 200”’, organised by www.mattersofart.com, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2006 : “HARVEST”, Travancore Palace organized by Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2006 : ‘The Holi Camp’, Arpana Gallery, New Delhi
2006 : “Infinit-us unbounded”, Planet Arts, Gurgaon
2006 : “Spirit & Soul Festival” 15 th Korea-India Modern Art Exchange Exhibition, New Delhi
2006 : “Tribute to Ashokan Poduval”, Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi
2006 : “Kerala Images”, Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi
2006 : “Garden of Black Roses” Organised by Suryakanthi Art Gallery at Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi
2005 : “DOUBLE ENDERS” , Jehangir Gallery, Mumbai. Travelled to Vadhera Gallery in New Delhi, Gallery Sumukha in Bangalore and Durbar Hall in Kochi. Curated by Bose Krishnamachari
2005 : “NOW” Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2005 : 47 th National Exhibition of Art, Regional Centre of National Lalit kala Akademi, Lucknow
2005 : “Recent Wishes & Anxieties of 6 Artists”, Gallerie Modern, New Delhi
2005 : “Hiroshima : Never Again” Curated by Suneet Chopra, Arpana Gallery, New Delhi
2004 : “Making of India”, SAHMAT, New Delhi
2003 : “Artists Proof ”, Chemould Gallery, Mumbai
2004 : “Remembering Bhupen”, Kashi Art Café, Fort Kochi, Kerala
2002 : OPEN II Biennale, Globe Gallery, North Shields,Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK
1999 : “Edge of the Century”, Hungarian Cultural Centre, New Delhi
1998 : 41 st National Exhibition of Art, New Delhi
1998 : “Face-to-Face”, Baroda Alumni, New Delhi
1997 : “Gift for India” SAHMAT, New Delhi
1995 : “Addressing Gandhi’, SAHMAT, New Delhi
1993 : “Images and Words”, SAHMAT, New Delhi
1988 : “EXPOSITION 88”, Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad
1988 : “Young Printmakers”, CMC Gallery, New Delhi
1987 : Gujarat State Exhibition of Art, Ahmedabad
1983 : Curated and Participated in a Three man Show with Madhusudhanan & Prabakaran, Park House, Thrissur, Kerala

Selected camps/ workshops/ seminars
2018 : Organised Artist-in-Residence for young Artists (8 Painters & 2 Sculptors), Agastya International Foundation, Banglore
2017 : National Painters Camp, Ponmudi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, organized by Lalit kala Akademi, Kerala
2017 : Visiting Faculty Lecture & Demonstration, Dept.of Painting, Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Mavelikkara, Kerala
2017 : ‘Unexplored Spaces’ Co-Curated with Ajayakumar , National Painters Camp for World School of Design, Sonepat, Haryana
2016 : National Painters Camp, organised by Lalit kala akademi ( New Delhi), Dehradun, Uttarakhand,
2012 : ‘Nostalgia’ National Painters Camp in Memory of Late K.P.Krishnakumar, Cherai Beach, Kerala, Organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, Kerala
2011 : National Painters Camp, Kollam, Kerala, Organized by Municipal Corporation of Kollam, Kerala
2006 : ‘The Holi Camp’, Global Arts Village, Organized by Red Earth, Ghitorni, New Delhi
2005 : National Painters Camp, Bodoland Art Summit & Seminar on Contemporary Art in India/ West, Organized by Bodoland Artists Village at Udalguri and Bhairabkunda, Assam
2005 : Slide Show Lecture & Demonstration, Institute of Fine Arts, Modinagar, UP
2004 : National Painters and Sculptors Camp, Shillong organised by the Central Lalit Kala Akademi
2003 : National Painters Camp, Calicut, Organised by the Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi
1997 : “Colours of Freedom”, organised by Welcomgroup, Mughal Sheraton, Agra
1988 : Painting and Drawing Camp, Goa, Organised by Rekha Rodwittiya for XAL Praxis
1985 : IPCL Painters Camp Organised by Nagji Patel, Baroda

Awards
2002 : Charles Wallace Art India Trust Award for Artist-in-Residence to work in the UK
1987 : Gujarat State Award
1987 : Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Award
1985 : Fellowship, Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad

Films on Artist
2002 : IGNCA, New Delhi made a half an hour Documentary for its archives and telecasted by DD Bharti in Kala-Tarang Programme
1992 : Documentary by Doordarsan, Thiruvananthapuram

Collections

  • Agastya International Foundation, Banglore
  • Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Mavellikkara, Kerala
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
  • Central Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • HUDCO, New Delhi
  • College of Art, New Delhi
  • Welcomgroup Hotel, New Delhi
  • Sanskar Kendra, Ahmedabad
  • Huthesingh VisualArt Centre, Ahmedabad
  • Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad
  • Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda
  • Lalit Kala Akademi,Thrissur,Kerala
  • Kala-Bhavana, Viswabharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal
  • Kala Gramamam, Mahe, Kerala

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