Aji V.N.

Curriculum Vitae

1968            born in Kallissery, Kerala, India
1986-1991   College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum (BFA in Painting)
1991            working period at Canoria Centre of Art, Ahmadabad
1992-1995   College of Art, Delhi (MFA in Painting)
1996-1997   Lecturer in the Department of Painting at the College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum
2001-2002   werkbeurs (grant from Foundation for Visual Arts, The Netherlands)
2003            basisstipendium (grant from Foundation for Visual Arts, The Netherlands)

Solo exhibitions

1995            Galerie Schoo, Amsterdam. The Netherlands.
1998            Foundation for Indian Artists Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000            Foundation for Indian Artists Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007            Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery, Mumbai, India. (cat.)
2009            Nature Morte, New Delhi, and Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery, Mumbai, India. (cat.)
2013            Aji V.N. Tekeningen. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherland. (cat.)
2017            Aji V.N. New Oils on Canvas. Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery, Mumbai, India.

Group exhibitions (a selection)

1986            Kerala State Lalitha Kala Academy Exhibition, Trivandrum, India
1995            In den vreemde. Der Aa-kerk, Groningen. With Cheri Samba, Tiong Ang, Ricardo Brey, Roy Villevoye.
                    KunstRAI Amsterdam, presentation by Foundation for Indian Artists
1997            participation in cultural exchange program; 2 month working period in Thiruvananthapuram with Ulay,
                    Remy Jungerman, Anne Marie Spijker, Judith Krebbekx and Juul Kraijer.
                    participation in artist camp by Lalitha Kala Academy, Trissur, India
1998            Bilkool. RMIT Project Space, Victoria & Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia
2001            Bollywood Has Arrived. Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. With Remy Jungerman, Rob Birza,
                    Bhupen Kakhar, Juul Kraijer, Dianne Hagen, Berend Strik and others.
2002            No I.D. Artists from India and The Netherlands. Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2004            Arte termita contra Elefante Blanco - Comportamientos Actuales del Dibujo Museo ICO, Madrid, Spain.
                    With Robert Gober, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Marlene Dumas and
                    others. Curated by Pablo Llorca (cat.)
                    The Sacrifice. An intimate I. Museum De Beyerd, Breda,The Netherland. (cat.)
                    Anticipations. Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. Curated by The Fine Art Resource. (cat.)
2005            The artist lives and works. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. (cat.)
                    Double Enders. Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay; Vahdehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Durbar Hall, Kochi and  
                    Bangalore, India. Curated by Bose Krishnamachari (cat.)
2006            Four by four. Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, India. (cat.)
2007            1st Anniversary Exhibition. Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery, Mumbai, India.
                    Drawing Typologies. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (cat.)
                    Ten Light years. Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, India, (cat.)
2008            Affair. 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai. U.A.E.. (cat.)
                    Verloren Paradijs. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands. (cat.)
                    Artforum Berlin, Germany (Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery). With Jyothi Basu and Ratheesh T. (cat.)
2009            The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia. The Third Moscow Biennale of
                    Contemporary Art. Against Exclusion.
Curated by Jean-Hubert Martin. (cat.)
                    Tracing Time - Works on Paper. Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2010            Have I ever opposed you? New art from India and Pakistan. Faye Fleming and Partner, Geneva, Switzerland.
                    Hommage a l'art du dessin. Institut Néerlandais, Paris, France. Curated by Paul van der Eerden. (cat.)
                    Nominees Dolf Henkes Award. TENT. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
                    A Thin Line. Galerie Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011            Art Summit, New Delhi, India. Presentation by Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery
                    5th Anniversary Exhibition. Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery, Mumbai, India
                     All About Drawing. 100 Nederlandse kunstenaars. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands. (cat.)
                     Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain. with Galerie Bernard Jordan. Paris, France
                    Paysage Mental. Le Dessin sans Dessein. Musee Eugene Leroy, Tourcoing, France
                    Contemporary Art from India. World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. Curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta.
2012            Mumbai Gallery Weekend. Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India. Presentation by Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery
                    Hongkong International Art Fair. Presentation by Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery
2013            Ik hou van Holland. Nederlandse kunst na 1945. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands. (cat.)
2014            Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Kerala, India. Curated by Jitish Kallat. (cat.)
2015            Above Reality. Garage, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Curated by Hans van der Ham.
                    Reviving the Retinal. OED Gallery, Kochi, India. Curated by Kathleen Wyma.
2016            Remind. WTC Art Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Curated by Marleen van Wijngaarden.
                    10th Anniversary Exhibition. Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery, Mumbai, India

Catalogues and monographs

2002            Aji.V.N. Paintings and Drawings. Book published by the artist. India/The Netherlands.
2007            Aji V.N. Recent works. Exhibition catalogue published by Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2009            Aji V.N. New works. Exhibition catalogue published byNature Morte, New Delhi and Mirchandani+Steinrücke Gallery, Mumbai, India
2013            Aji V.N. Tekeningen. Exhibition catalogue published by Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands.