About the speaker

Suresh Jayaram is an artist, art historian, arts administrator and curator from Bangalore. He is the Founder, Director of Visual Art Collective/1.Shanhtiroad Studio an international artist’s residency and alternative art space in Bangalore, India. He is currently involved in art practise, urban mapping, archiving, curation and arts education. His keen interest in environmental and urban developmental issues influences his work. He taught Art History at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, the College of Fine Arts in Bangalore and later went on to become the Dean from 2005-2007. He obtained his BFA in painting from the College of Fine Arts,Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat 1990 and MFA from M.S.University, Baroda in 1992 in Art Criticism. Some of his significant work has included- 2012- Curator for Colombo Art Biennale 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka 2011- Research, curated exhibition and compiled monograpgh for the ‘Krumbiegel Project’ -A public history/art project that included research, documentation and exhibition that looked at the life of Gustav Herman Krumbiegel a German horticulturist and urban planner of significance in South India. 2010-Curator for ‘Sethusamudram Project’ - 3 year collaborative art project initiated by Theertha International Artists Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka and 1.Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery, Bangalore, India that seeks to collectively develop and envision programmes to engage with and address the highly complex and variegated history and emotions surrounding the relations between India and Sri Lanka 2010- Art Think South Asia fellow in arts administration, Sculpturen Park, Berlin 2010-07- Coordinated the South Asian residency for KHOJ as a founder of 1Shanthiroad Studio 2008- ANA-Artist Network Asia grant to curate a multidimensional show called REWA, to acknowledge and celebrate the culture of Tibetans in exile in India. 2004- British Council Charles Wallace India Trust award to work as an artist at the Gasworks Studios, London. 2004-05-Working committee of Khoj International Artists Association to organize international artists Residency in Mysore and Bangalore.

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