Shijo Jacob

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  • Title: Flat
    Medium: acrylic on canvas
    Size: 5x3 ft(tryptich)
    Year: 2019

1972 Born in Mammood, Changanasserry, Kerala.
• PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
1999 National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET) and JRF by U G C, New Delhi.
1997-1999 MFA Painting, Jamia Millia University, New Delhi.
1992-1996 BFA Painting, College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram.
STUDIO / RESIDENCY
2001-2004 Garhi Studio, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
2001 Academy of Fine Art and Literature, New Delhi.
1996-1997 Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad.
• ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
2017 till date Professor Grade II in Painting, Raja Ravi Varma College of

Fine Arts, Mavelikara, Kerala.

2004-2017 Lecturer in Painting, Dept. of Painting, Raja Ravi Varma College of
Fine Arts, Mavelikara, Kerala.
2009-2012 Chairman, Board of Studies – Faculty of Fine Arts, Mahatma Gandhi

University, Kottayam, Kerala.

2009 Visiting Faculty, College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram.
2003 Volunteer Art Instructor at National Balabhavan, New Delhi.
2000-2001 Lecturer in Painting (Provisional), Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine

Arts, Mavelikara.

• AWARD
2005 State Award for Painting by Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi, Govt. of Kerala.

• SCHOLARSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS
2000-2004 Junior and Senior Research Fellowship, UGC, New Delhi.
1999-2001 Scholarship from Arnawas Vasudev Trust, Bangalore.
1998-1999 Scholarship for Higher Studies, Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Thrissur.
1997 Fellowship from Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad.
1996-1998 National Scholarship for Young Artist, HRD Ministry, Govt. of India.
1995 Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Thrissur.

• SOLO SHOWS

2018 Displaced Dreams, Kerala Lalithakala Akademy Art Gallery, Kottayam
2018 Displaced / Misplaced, Chitrasala Art Gallery, Kerala Lalithakala
Akademy, Trissur
2006 Beyond the Contours, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi, presented by KLKA.
2004 File Photos, Arpana Art Gallery, Academy of Fine Art and Literature, New Delhi.
1999 Memories, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

• GROUP SHOWS
2018 Mansoon Art Fest, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.
Art for Concern, The Annual Monsoon Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Coco Lagoon Colour Carnival, Lalithakala Akademi Gallery, Alappuzha
Jaivam, Public Library Art Gallery, Kottayam, organised by MG University
2017 Masters of Today & Tomorrow, Art for Concern, Dive-Aqaba
Mumbai and Hydrabad
Oru Adi Mannu – Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.
Under One Sky – Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.
Mansoon Art Fest – A Blend of Paintings and Literature,
Public Library Art Gallery, Kottayam.
Poster Exhibition- Western Ghats Eco Walk, Shivamoga, Karnataka.
Metrical Forms, Indriyam Art Gallery, Kochi.
Spring, The Egg Art Studio, New Delhi.

2016 Art One at Avani, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Calicut. Curated by
Murali Cheeroth.
The Lair, The Egg Art Studio, New Delhi.
Another Life is Possible, Pagan Festivel, Kerala History Museum,
MNF, Kochi.
Clipboard, Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.
Art Ensemble, Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.
Cochin Art Fair, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi
Fragmented Translation, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi
SO( i )LITUDE, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi
Genesis – The Veil, The Egg Art Studio, New Delhi
The New Collection, Time and Space Gallery, Banglore.
Portable Mind, Spring / Break Art Show, New York, curated
by Margaret Lanzetta.
Alert Not Alarm, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi
LoC-Line of Control, Birla Academi of Art & Culture, Kolkatta,
curated by Johny M L
2015 Kazhcha, Mamman Mappila Hall, Kottayam, organized by KLKA
29 TO 29, Rama Varma Raja Art Gallery, RRVCFA, Mavelikara
Clipboard, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi
OCTAVE, Alliance Francaise, Thiruvananthapuram
Vysakham, Artists Art Gallery, Kochi.
CIMA Award Show, Cima Gallery, Kolkatta,
Go and Tell it on the Mountain, Pune Biennale, Curated by Johny M. L
2014 URVI, at La Gallery 360, Thiruvananthapuram.
Divergent Horizons, at Lalit Kala Akademy, Regional Center, Chennai,
curated by Suresh Jayaram
Thekkan Kattu – Dokhiner Hawa, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata,
curated by Johny M L.
2013 Interface, Buddha Gallery, Fort Kochi.
Ahimsa, Gallerie Romain Rolland, French Cultural Centre, New Delhi
organized by Gallery Sree Arts.
Small is Big, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi, curated by Anoop Kammath
Summer Show 2013, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata.
Painting Exhibition, Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi Gallery, Thrissur
Nature in Fountains of Life/ The Rain Room/ The Sand Storm, at
Apparao Galleries, Chennai.
CARD-O-LOGY, Le Sutra Gallery, Mumbai and Pune, Curated by
Jasmine Shah Varma.

Between Darkness & Magic- Examining the Kerala Metaphor, India
Habitat Centre, New Delhi, orgnised by CIMA Gallery.
2012 Between Darkness & Magic- Examining the Kerala Metaphor,
CIMA Gallery, Kolkata.
United Art Fair, Pragati Maidan,New Delhi.
Small is Big, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi curated by Anoop Kammath.
Die Augen – The Word & Vision, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.
Art for Concern, Preview at Coomaraswami Hall, Chattrapati Sivaji
Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai.
Regional Art Exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, Chennai.
2011 Nirapporul, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi, organized by Kerala Lalitha
Kala Akademi.
Power of Silence, Vyloppilly Sanskrithi Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram
Group Show, at Art Corridor, Le Meridian, Kochi.
2010 Kolkata, Nandalal Bose Gallery, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Kolkata.
Art for Concern, Preview at The Tuscan, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.
2009 The Unseen Signs, Museum Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram.
Miniature Format Show, Sans Tache Gallery, Mumbai.
Art for Concern, Preview at The Tuscan, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.
2008 Prologue: Pg.0: Emergence, The Viewing Room, Mumbai, curated by
Niyatee Shinde.
The Resurrection, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.
Miniature Format Show 2008, Sans Tache Gallery, Mumbai.
2007 October Show, Orthic Creative Centre, Kochi.
Convergence, International Exhibition, Vyloppilly Sanskriti Bhavan,
Thiruvananthapuram, Organized by Vamart Inc.
Real 2007, Rabindrabhavan, New Delhi.
South by South West, Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Echoing Silence, Eka Art Gallery, Kochi.
National Art Festival, Rabindra Sadan, Agartala, Tripura.
2006 Compensation for What has been Lost, Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Real 2006, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi,
Conceived by Matters of Art.com
Cgh Earth Exhibition, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.

2005 Double – Enders, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Vadehra Art Gallery,
New Delhi, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi,
Conceptualized by Bose Krishnamachari.
Connecting 2, Joseph D Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
State Exhibition of Art, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi.
Elements, Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2004 Definitively Provisional- 2, Appendiks, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Odyssey: Dare to Imagine, Union Station Art Gallery, Washington, DC.
There’s a Place in the Sun, Krishnas Collection Art Gallery, Delhi.
Median, Epiques Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2003 Flags of Peace, Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan, Curated by Nilofur Farrukh.
Cross Beat, Academy of Fine Art and Literature, New Delhi.
Dreams: Projects Unrealised, Academy of Fine Art and Literature,
New Delhi, Curated by Johny ML and Mrinal Kulkarni.
Definitively Provisional, White Chapel Project Space, London, Curated
by Kristine Neilson and Cecilia Canziani.
Invasions, Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
War, Krishnas Collection Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2002 Hasthakshar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi.
Heat, Visual Art Galley, IHC, New Delhi, Curated by Johny ML .
Summer Show, Art Junction, Grand Inter Continental, New Delhi.
Can, Visual Art Gallery, IHC, New Delhi.
Joy of Life, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi, Curated by Suneet Chopra.
2000 State Exhibition,Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kochi.
1997 Exploration, Site Specific Exhibition, Jamia Millia University Campus,
New Delhi, Conceptualized by Vivan Sundaram.
Group Show, Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad.
Group Show, Hutheesing Visual Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.
1996 Museum Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram.
• CAMPS / WORKSHOPS
2018 Jaivam, Global Organiv Meet 2018 State Painters Camp
2016 Coco Lagoon Colour Carnival, on House Boat Cruise,
Punnamada Lake, Alappuzha

Njanamuttom – Painting camp at C M S College, Kottayam.
Preyanam – State Painting Camp at Mountain View Resort,
Kambammed organized by KLKA
2015 KUDAGU – Painters Camp at Kudagu, Karnataka.
2014 BRIDGE, Interactive workshop and camp at Velammal Knowledge Park,
Chennai.
2013 Painters Camp, organized by South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur and
KLKA at KILA, Thrissur.
Regional Art Festival, organized by Regional Centre, LKA at LKA, Chennai.
Marve Art Camp at CEAT Guest House, Mumbai organized by RPG.
2012 Nirapporul – 12, at Alleppey Beach Resort, organized by Kream Korner, Art Café.
Die Augen – The Word & Vision, Art Camp at POC, Kochi organized by
KCBC.
2011 Art Camp, at Stdio 215, Mandrem, Goa
2009 Wintery, National Painters Camp, organized by Kerala Lalithakala
Akademi, Thrissur.
Painter’s Camp, at NISH, Thiruvananthapuram, organized by Kerala
Lalithakala Akademi.
2007 Painting Camp at Orthic Creative Centre, Kochi.
Artist’s Camp at The Palette Artists Haven, Vagamon, Kerala.
National Art Festival at Rabindra Sadan, Agartala, Organized by Lalit
Kala Akademi (National Academy of Art), New Delhi.
2005 Kerala South Zone Painting Camp at Champakulam organized by Kerala
Lalithakala Akademi.
State Painting Camp at Thripunithura, Kochi.
2003 Artist’s Web Designing Workshop at British Council, New Delhi,
Organized by Khoj.
National Level Photography Workshop and Camp organized by National
Bal Bhavan, New Delhi.
2001 Aagaz, Artists Camp, New Delhi.
1997 Calligraphy Workshop by Amit Kharsani at Kanoria Centre, Ahmedabad.

1996 Graphic Workshop by Nagadas at College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram
• COMMUNITY ART WORKS
2011/ Life and Times of a Place: Contextualizing Mavelikara. An active
2012 participant and coordinator along with the Faculty and select students
RRVCFA behind the conception and making of the Mural within
the campus under the guidance of Prof. S. Ajayakumar.
2012 White Drops, Land Art Project conceived in 8 acre space by Square at
Palette People Artist's Residency, Vagamon, Kerala.
2011 Towards the Shore, Land Art Project by SQUARE at Mandrem Beach, Goa.
SHADOW IN SIDE, Site Specific Art Project by SQUARE at a Common
House, Mavelikara, Kerala.
Showcasing the Transition, Site Specific Art Project by SQUARE at a
Common House, Mavelikara, Kerala.
L ( V ) AST TREE, Land Art Project by SQUARE at Green Meadows,
Vagamon, Kerala.
2008 Beauty of Water, conceptualized and participated as an artist along
with A.P Sunil and select students at the Site Specific Art Project
at Sasthamkotta Lake and Chariyam Thuruth (Banks of Periyar),
Ernakulam which is part of the International Art Project conceived
by Liza Behrendt (USA).
2002 Rangeeli Sadak, Public Art Project at Govt. College of Art, Chandigarh.

• CO-ORDINATED / CURATED SHOWS
2015 CLIPBOARD, Durbar Hall Art Centre, Kochi
OCTAVE, Alliance Francaise, Thiruvananthapuram
2014 URVI, La Gallery 360, Thiruvananthapuram
2013 Interface, Buddha Gallery, Fort Kochi

• SEMINAR
2019 Kalayude Darbaar, Power Point Presentation, Kerala Lalithakala Akademy
Art Gallery, Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram

2011 Artist’s Creative Work: Philosophy, UGC Seminar on Art at Dept. of Painting,
Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala.
2005 Without Tools and Scales-Innovative Method of Teaching and Learning
Process in the field of Fine Art Education, College of Fine Arts,
Thiruvananthapuram, Organized by UGC and CFA.

SPECIAL MENTION
2007 Youth Exchange Program at China organized by Ministry of Youth Affairs,
Govt. of India.
Founder member of SQUARE – an artists' collective – doing site
specific and environmental art projects in Kerala.

• BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016 ‘Shijo Jacob – Life as Art’. Research work by Neha Ann Matheikal,
Banglore
2012 ‘Un-Abort-Able Friend’, by Johny M L at johnyml.blogspot.in
‘Pathu Luthiniyakal’,collection of poems by Rajeev Nath.
2006 ‘When the Next Body Bloomed in Fire’ catalogue essay by Johny M L for
the exhibition 'Beyond the Contour'.
COLLECTIONS
Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Art), New Delhi.
South Zone Cultural Center, Thanjavur.
Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Thrissur
Kanoria Centre for Art, Ahamedabad
Rabindra Sadan, Agarthala.
RPG group, Mumbai.
Academy of Fine Art and Literature, New Delhi.
Velammal Knowledge Park, Chennai
KCBC, Kochi.
CMS College, Kottayam
Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkatta.
Avani Institute of Design, Kozhikode.
MG University, Kottayam.
Private Collections in India and abroad.

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