Siva Sai Jeevanantham

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BIO
Siva Sai Jeevanantham is a 27-year-old documentary photographer based in Chennai, India. He is currently working as an assistant faculty at DOT School of Design, design college in Chennai. He is a graduate of Photography Design from National Institute of Design (NID), India. Siva Sai started his photography practice in 2012, during his practice he explored different mediums of image making- ranging from alternative photography practices, archives to digital image making. Through his personal and documentary practice he intends to create cognitive dissonance in human minds. His area of enquires revolve around human conflicts and satire. The idea of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ has always intrigued him, and his work refuses to conform to this binary. Exploring the grey area of human righteousness to understand his own right is something that he aims to achieve through his practice.

PROJECTS

2020 – Upside Down – is about how the Indian education system works on a flawed idea of ‘success’- bringing about the death of creative thinking in young minds.
2019 – In the same river – looks at the family photographs of victims of enforced disappearance in India controlled Kashmir to look at the importance of memory in the resistance movement.
2018 – Avant-Garde Politics – Is a political satire based on the freebie culture in Tamil Nadu’s politics, where every political party promises free goodies to win elections.
2017 – Animals in Love – documents the life of five zoophiles (people who have an emotional, sexual or platonic relationship with their domesticated animals) to understand human desire

2022
In The Same River EXHIBITED IN CHENNAI PHOTO BIENNALE Artist Talk on War and Conflict PARIS COLLEGE OF ARTS In The Same River EXHIBTIED IN INDIAN PHOTO FESTIVAL Artist Talk CPB FOUNDATION Interview – Artist Talk URBANAUTICA
2021
Updise Down EXHIBITED IN FORMAT FESTIVAL 2021 Panelist – Conference on Conflict UNIVERSITY OF CREATIVE ARTS UK
2020
Panelist -Archiving and the Pandemic SOAS UNIVERSITY, UK Special Mention – In The Same River SHERGIL PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT World Photography Conference 2020 PARIS COLLEGE OF ARTS
2019
In The Same River ANGKOR PHOTO FESTIVAL Winner – In The Same River INDIAN PHOTO FESTIVAL GRANT In The Same River PUBLISHED IN THE WIRE.IN Animals in Love EXHIBITED IN OBSCURA FESTIVAL Avant Garde Politics EXHIBITED IN PHOTO ISRAEL Avant Garde Politics PUBLISHED IN PIX MAGAZINE

Works in Hopscotch
Title-Tussle,From the Series ‘Upside Down:
Medium-Lenticular Pigment Prints Edition of 2 +1AP
Size-19x24nches|48.5x61cm
Year-2020

Title-Frogman in class,from the series “Upside Down
Medium-Lenticular Pigment Prints Edition of 2 +1AP
Size-19x24nches|48.5x61cm
Year-2020

Title-Can’t stop us,from the series “Upside Down”:
Medium-Lenticular Pigment Prints Edition of 2 +1AP
Size-19x24nches|48.5x61cm
Year-2020

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