Manoj Vyloor

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Title – Home Wreck
Medium – Installation…various medium
Size – 36ft (length) x 4ft (height)
Year – 2016

Born in 1973, in Kochi, Kerala

Education/Qualifications
1986-91: Informal studies in Painting and Drawing at Kerala Kalapeetom, under artist T. Kaladharan.
Got early exposure to various art movements, master works, world literature and cinema.
Widely read Indian Philosophy as interpreted by Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo and Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati.
Developed deep interest in the works of Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Ukiyo-e prints, Chinese ink paintings, Indian Miniatures and Kerala Murals.
1991-95: Studied Painting in the College of Fine Arts, Kerala University, Trivandrum.
1995: B.F.A .degree in Painting with distinction and first rank.
1995-’97: Studied Print-making in the Faculty of Fine Arts. M.S.University, Baroda,
Student on exchange programme and studied in Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux arts, Paris,
for four months from October 1996 to February 1997. Did copper plate etchings.
Visited major art museums in Paris and Amsterdam (Netherlands)
1997: M.A. (Fine) degree in Graphic Arts.
1998: Eligibility for Lectureship (NET) by U.G.C., New Delhi, in the field of Visual arts.

Scholarships/Awards
2000 ‘Honourable Mention’ Award by Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi
1998 U.G.C. Junior Research Fellowship Award in Visual arts
1996 French Government Scholarship to study in ENSB-A, Paris.
H.R.D.Ministry (Govt. of India) National Scholarship for young artists.

Solo Exhibitions
January 2016: ‘Losing Home’, Gallery E, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.
December 2002: ‘Silent Tremors’, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.
April 1998: ‘Contemplating Failures’, Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Kochi
Presented by the Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi.
April 1997: ‘Six Moments To Passivity’ , Art Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda.
January 1997: ‘Travaux Parisiens’, Galerie Bernanos, Paris (France).
Presented by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FRANCE.
April 1996: ‘Enduring Dreams’ Chitram Art Gallery, Kochi.

Selected Group Exhibitions/ Participations
2018. Monsoon Fest 2018, MNF Art Gallery, Edappally, Kochi
2017. Monsoon Fest 2017, Public Library Gallery, Kottayam, and (repeat) Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi
2016. Art One at AVANI, by Avani Art Initiative, curated by Murali Cheeroth, Kozhikode.
ARTensemble, Ramoji Fim City, Hyderabad
Waves in Silence, Suryakanti Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram.
Inaugural show, Artville Café, Bangalore
2015. Clipboard, curated by Shijo Jacob, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.
Octave, Alliance Francaise de Trivandrum.
Kazhcha, Mammen Mappila Hall, Suvarnam Cultural Fest of KLKA.
Remembering M.V.Devan, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi,
organized by Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi, Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi and Orthic Creative Centre, Kochi,
VADFEST 2015, Back2College:Graphic Arts, curated by Vijay Bagodi,
Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara, by Govt. of Gujarat
2014. Art: a dynamic process, Stainless Art Gallery, conducted by Nitanjali Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Group show conducted by Suryakanthi Art Trust at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
National Seminar on Contemporary Art Practices and Art Education,
conducted by Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi, Arena Hall, Kochi.
URVI, La Gallery 360, Thiruvananthapuram
Divergent Horizons, curated by Suresh Jayaram, Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, Chennai.

2013. Interface, Buddha Gallery, Fort Kochi
Art for Sight: Online Art Auction, 10 – 11 October 2013, Standard Chartered Private Bank – an online auction conducted by AstaGuru.
Monsoon Show, CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata
Tomorrow, presented by Tushar Shethi, ICIA House, Mumbai.
RPG Camp 2013, CEAT Guest House, Marwe, Mumbai.
Between Darkness and Magic – presented by CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata,
at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
12.12.12. (repeat), Gallerie Soothra, Mattanchery, Kochi.
2012. Between Darkness and Magic – Examining the Kerala Metaphor, CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata.
12.12.12 Artists Camp, Orthic Creative Centre, Kochi.
ACEthettuX, MNF Gallery, Museum of Art and Kerala History, Kochi.
CGH Camp Works, David Hall, Fort Kochi, Kerala.
Exposition, 7th International Film Festival of Thrissur.

2011. ‘Niraporul’, Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Kochi.
National Painting Camp, Kollam, as part of the Kollam Fest 2011
an international event focusing on art, culture, trade and tourism.
National Painters Camp, Swaswara, organized by CGH Earth experience, Gokarna, Goa
‘Call back the Butterflies’, Grafitti Art Camp, organized by Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi, Thrissur.
‘2011’ Painters Camp, Ponmudi, organized by Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi.

2010. ‘Regional Painters Camp’, Pune, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, Chennai.

2009. ‘Miniature Format Show 2009’, SansTache Art Gallery, Mumbai.
‘Beating Heart of Kerala’, The Noble Sage, London.

2008 ‘Southern Contemporaries’, curated by Kirti Chandak, Indus Vista Art Gallery, Mumbai.
‘Ananya’, curated by Sushma Bahl, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre,
organized by Bajaj Capital Art House BCAH, New Delhi.
‘Tracing Erasures’, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.
‘Pastiche’, Annual show of Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi.
‘Mellifluous Metaphors’, Wei Ling Art Gallery, Kuala Lampur (Malaysia)
‘The Miniature Format Show 2008’, SansTache Art Gallery, Mumbai

2007.‘Intersections’, Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi, and (repeat) at Triveda Fine Art, New Delhi.
‘Rhythms of Illumination’: contemporary Indian and Pakistani art, The Al-Nakheel Lounge Grand Hyatt Dubai,
presented by Nitanjali Art Gallery, NewDelhi.
‘Dreams Questioned’, Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Kochi by Zen Studio Gallery.
‘Convergence’, Lalit Kala Akademi Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram by VAMART INC.
‘Round and round’, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, curated by Sushma Bahl.
Real 2007, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi Gallery, New Delhi.
‘Chronicles of the Unspoken’, Travancore Art Gallery, N.Delhi. curated by Jayaram Poduval for mattersofart.com
‘South by South west’, Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi.
The Echoing Silence, Eka Art Gallery, Kochi

2006. A compensation for what has been lost, Travancore House, New Delhi,
curated by Johny M L for artconcerns.com
Real 2006, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
CGH earth exhibition, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.
Garden of black roses, Travancore House, New Delhi.

2004. ‘Viswakarma 2004’ – Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi, organized by Kultur Forum, Rhiene (Germany),
and Kerala Kalapeetom, Kochi.

2003. ‘Remembering Bhupen’ – tribute to late Bhupen Khakhar, Kashi Art Café, Fort Kochi.
‘Invasion’ – artists protest against the American Occupation of Iraq, Mira School & JNU Campus, N.Delhi.
Regional Art Exhibition, Hyderabad. ‘Elements Revisited’, Satya Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2002. ‘Unreal But Probably True, True But Probably Unreal’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai,
curated by Himanshu Desai.
1997. SAHMAT show to celebrate India’s 50th year of Independence ,Ravindra Bhavan ,New Delhi.
1995. Group Show ‘95, presented by Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi, College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum.

Selected bibliography on the artist’s works

2016. Memorabilia in Gold, by Priyadershini S. in The Hindu Metro Plus Kochi edition.
A Saga of the Displaced, by Princy Alexander in the New Indian Express Kochi edition.
2013. Catalogue essay by Preety Joseph – Politics of Re-Presentation/ Of Myths and Other Meta-narratives
2009. Catalogue essay by Jana Manuelpillai in The beating heart of Kerala show, The Noble Sage, London.
2008. Catalogue essay by Sushma Bahl in ANANYA, BCAH New Delhi.
2007. ‘Analogy of Radical Vision’, an essay on recent works in 2007 written by Sathyanand Mohan and
published in the May 2007 edition of the e-journal www.artconcerns.com .
2002. ‘A Passion for Dreams’, by Sunanda Khanna in The Hindu Metro Plus Kochi edition.
1997. ‘Encounters with Life on Canvas’, by Monal Jayaram in The Indian Express Daily, Baroda edition.

Essays, Articles, Reports etc. by the artist

‘In the times of a legend’, The Hindu Friday Review, 2nd October 2015.

‘Should Art Institutions become platforms to enter Market?’
a paper presented during National Seminar on Contemporary Art Practices and Art Education,
conducted by Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi, Arena Hall, Kochi, 26, 27 August 2014.

‘Ravi Padinjare: Eternal Memories’ Art & Deal magazine (April 2012).

‘Letting their Art do the talking’, article on contemporary art and artists in Trivandrum,
published in The Hindu MetroPlus, January 7, 2010.
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/letting-their-art-do-the-talking/article779263.ece?textsize=small&test=2
‘Anxious Terrains’ interview with artist Ratheesh T.,
exhibition catalogue Moving Earth, Gallery Mirchandani+ Stienruck, Mumbai, 2007.

Public Lectures
2016 ‘Art and Appreciation’, N.S.S. College, Mancheri
2015. ‘Art and Purpose’, Artist Valsan Academy, Kodungallur.
‘Human Intelligence and Art’, Art Appreciation Camp for Art Teachers held at CARE Kochi.
‘Remembering Benode Bihari Mukherjee’, Mural Camp, Malampuzha.
2014. ‘Should Art Institutions become platforms to enter Market?’ Arena Hall, Kochi.
2007. ‘The Art-Craft Hiatus: Remembering Nandalal Bose’, Vyloppilli Samskrithi Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram

Member
2007-2010. Elected and served as Member of the Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi, Thrissur.
2010-2013 Member of Board of Studies in Applied Arts, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

Collections
Works in the collection of Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi.
Private collections in Connecticut (U.S.A.), Paris (France), London (UK), Dubai (U.A.E.), Istanbul (Turkey)
& New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Kochi, Thrissur and Kollam

Experience
Officiating Principal: Oct. to Dec.2017 & June to Nov. 2018, RRV College of Fine Arts, Mavelikara.
November 2013 to March 2017: Worked as H.O.D.& Professor, Painting Department, Govt. College of Fine Arts, Thrissur.
December 2012 to November 2013: Worked as Professor in Painting
in the Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Mavelikkara, Kerala
June 2011 to November 2012: Worked as Lecturer in Painting in the Govt. College of Fine Arts, Thrissur.
June 2004 to May 2011: Worked as Lecturer in Painting in the College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum.
July 1999 to May 2004: Worked as Art Teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mehsana (Gujarat) and Kochi.

Currently
Professor in Painting in the Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Mavelikara, Kerala, since March 2017.

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