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RECENT PROJECTS</strong

2022 Performance Festival: The Non-fungible Body?, OK Center for Contemporary Art Linz,
Austria (Linz and Metaverse space of Musuem)

2022 EARTH 200 CE, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, Australia

2021 CONSTITUTIONS, Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University,
Canada

2021 Travelling without a Ticket, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, Germany

2021 േലാകേമ തറവാട് | Lokame Tharavadu (The World is One Family), Kochi Biennale
Foundation, Alapapuzha, Kerala, India
2021 ANGST, KEINE ANGST / 畏无所畏 / FEAR, NO FEAR, Times Art Center Berlin, Germany

2021 Moving Into Sunlight: Decolonial Gestures, Embodied Archives, xart splitta, Berlin

2020 ‘Alphabet of Touch: Overstretched Bodies and Muted Howls for Songs’, Solo exhibition,
Nome Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2020 ‘Tyger von Otherspur’, Group exhibition, Hebbel Am Uffer, Berlin, Germany

2020 ‘Tyger out, Tyger in’, SOMA Art Space, Berlin, Germany

2020 ‘Hour’, Bergen International Performance Festival, Bergen, Norway

2020 ‘Involving Immersion’, Kunsthalle Košice, Slovakia

2019–20 ‘Political Yoga’, Artistic research project, State of Berlin, Germany

2019 ‘Art will never die, but cow?’, India Art Fair, New Delhi, India

2018 ‘Out of Turn’, performance and video, Asia Art Archive for Serendipity Festival, Goa,
India

EXHIBITIONS

2018 Srinagar Biennale-Basel, Online and Basel, Switzerland

2017 ‘Specters of Communism: A Festival of the Revolutionary Century’, Haus der Kunst,
Munich, Germany

2017 ‘Re-Imagine India’, Delfina Foundation, New Art Exchange with Arts Council England,
London, United Kingdom

2017 ‘The Vanity Fair & the Commonwealth of Mathilde Blühdorn’’, Clark House Initiative and
Exile Gallery, Mumbai, India

2017 Musrara Mix Festival, Performance installation, Jerusalem, Israel

2017 ‘Alternative für Weißensee’, Performance, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin,
Germany

2017 ‘E-rase M E-go’, Performance installation, DOCK11, Berlin, Germany

2016 ‘Liquidity Ar’, Performance, Kampala Art Biennale, Kampala, Uganda

2016 Curatorial assistant at Kolkata International Performance Arts Festival, Kolkata, India

2016 ‘Sensorium’, Edition Love, Sunaparanta-Goa Center for the Arts, Goa, India

2016 Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2015 Art Night Thursday, Chatterjee & Lal Gallery, Mumbai, India

2015 ‘OPEN2, OPEN4, OPEN 6’, The Heritage Hotel: Art Spaces, Goa, India

2015 Kolkata International Performance Art Festival, Kolkata, India

2014 Vancouver Biennale 2014-15, Vancouver, Canada

2014 ‘From India and Brazil to Vancouver’, Group exhibition, Make Design Studio, Vancouver,
Canada

2014 Live Art Lab, Performance Art Festival, Bangalore, India

2014 Illicit Bodies Art Festival, Bangalore, India

2014 Kolkata International Performance Art Festival, Kolkata, India

AWARDS, GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2022 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, HELLO India Art Awards, IN

2022 Mentorship Award (Cultural & Artistic Responses to Environmental Change), The Prince
Claus Fund & Goethe-Institut, NL

2022 Arbeitsstipendium, STIFTUNG KUNSTFONDS, Bonn, DE

2022 IMPACT funding, Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin, DE

2021 Berlin Art Prize, Academy of Arts, Berlin, DE

2021 Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship, Stuttgart, DE

2019–20 ‘Political Yoga’, The Berlin Project Fund for Cultural Education, State of Berlin, DE
20/21 STIFTUNG KUNSTFONDS SONDERFÖRDER PROGRAMM, Scholarship for Visual
Artists, STIFTUNG KUNSTFONDS, Bonn, DE

2019 Nominated for LAP Visual Arts Fellowship Montalvo Arts Center, California, USA

2017 Mart Stam Stipendium Scholarship, Berlin, DE

Shortlisted for DAAD-Preis Award and The Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin, DE

RESIDENCIES

2022 The INHABIT Artist in Residence Program, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics,
Frankfurt, DE

2020 Braunschweig Projects Fine Art Grant, The Braunschweig University of Art,

Braunschweig, DE

2019 Cultural journal Ord&Bild, special India-Europe edition Residency,

Strömstad, SE

2015 ‘Here There & Everywhere’, Residency, New Art Exchange Nottingham and Delfina
Foundation, London, UK

COLLABORATIONS

2018 ‘Blueprint: A film by Moira Zoitl & Sajan Mani’, Performance and video installation,
Salzburg, Austria and Berlin, DE

2016 ‘IT IS LIKELY THE HOUSE WILL BE DISMANTLED PIECE BY PIECE WITH A LARGE
CRANE AND A SCAFFOLD TO SUPPORT THE REMAINING STRUCTURE’, Workshop and
residency, HH Art Spaces Goa and Japan Foundation, IN

2012 ‘Dog’, Performance in collaboration with Syed Taufik Riaz, Bangalore, IN

2012 ‘The Tea Pavilion – Dictionary in Public’, Assistant, Artist project by Dorothee Albrecht,
Kochi Muziris Biennale, IN

TEACHING & PUBLICATIONS

2019-2020 Lecturer, The Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin, Germany

2017-2019 Tutor, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany

2015 Kala Magazine, New Art Exchange Nottingham Blog

2014 Short Guide, Kochi-Muziris Biennale

2014 Master Takes, Tehelka Magazine

2012 Exhibition Catalogue, Kochi-Muziris Biennale

OTHER COLLABORATIONS

2018-present Member of Professional Association of Berlin Artists

2017-present Member of Association Performance Art Berlin and Month of Performance Art
Berlin

2013 Co-organizer and co-curator of Kolkata International Performance Art Festival

EDUCATION

2019 M.A. Spatial Strategies, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Germany

2011 B.F.A. Applied Art, Karnataka State Open University, Mysore, India

2004 B.A. English Literature and Journalism, Kannur University, Kerala, India

Works in Hopscotch
Title-Eco-art performance series,Alappuzha(ongoing),Keralam,South India
Medium-archival print on hahnemuhle photo Matt Edition 5
Size-60x90inches|154.5×35.5cm
Year-2014

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