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Gigi Scaria

(b. 1973) Born in Kothanalloor, Kerala, Gigi Scaria completed his Bachelors Degree in Painting from the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram, in 1995, and his Masters Degree in the same from Jamia Millia University, New Delhi, in 1998. Scaria’s solo shows include ‘Dust’, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, ‘City Unclaimed’, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, in 2013; ‘Prisms of Perception’, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne in 2012; ‘Open Windows Closed Boundaries’, presented by Gallery Chemould, Mumbai at Dubai Art Fair, Dubai, in 2010; ‘Amusement Park,’ Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, ‘Settlement’, Christian Hosp, Berlin, in 2009; ‘Triviality of Our Everyday Existence’, Recent Photographs and Video, The National Art Studio, Changdong, Seoul and Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2008; ‘Absence of an Architect’ at Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2007; ‘Where are the Amerindians?’ at Inter America Space, Trinidad, in 2005 following his residency at CCA7 there; the Art Inc., New Delhi, 2001; and Great Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 1998. Amongst his group shows, the most recent include ‘InBetween’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, in 2014; ‘Spell of Spill’, The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2013; ‘Whose History? Which Stories?’, Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, in 2012; ‘Adbhutam: Rasa in Indian Art’, Center of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata, in 2011; ‘Indian (Sub)Way’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London, in 2010; ‘Popular Reality’ at the Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, Jam Jar, Dubai, and Clark House, Mumbai in 2008 – 2009; ‘Keep Drawing’ at Gallery Espace, New Delhi; ‘Walk On Line’ at Avanthy Contemporary, Zurich; ‘Indiavata (India + Avatar): Contemporary Artists from India’ at Gallery Sun Contemporary, Korea; ‘Young Contemporary Indian Artists’ at 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai; ‘Click Contemporary Photography in India’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, and ‘Who Knows Mr. Gandhi?’ at Aicon Gallery, London, all in 2008. Scaria also completed residencies in Biella, Italy in 2002 and New Delhi in 2004. In 2005, the artist was honored with the Sanskriti Award in Visual Art. Scaria lives and works in New Delhi.