This work is a revisitation and extension of my earlier video work ‘Post Mughal Hunting Scene’. I am exploring camera as a modern apparatus of everyday violence, as an armed hunter itself with its flashing lights exposing ‘reality’. I am also associating the act of clicking and the flashing light with Paparazzi. I have used landscape as a tool, which is sublime and yet does not entertain any penetration or entry points. It makes the audience ‘the subject’. the video disrupts the otherwise leisurely act of art viewing, plays with the optics. The sound alludes the sound of gun men shooting.
PARIBARTANA MOHANTY b. 22nd September 1982, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India Address: 95A, 2nd Floor, Khirki Village, New Delhi-110017 Phone: 08285966059
EDUCATION 2006 M.A. (History of Art), National Museum Institute, New Delhi 2004 B.F.A. (Printmaking), Dhauli College of Art & Craft, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
SOLO EXHIBITION 2012 Kino Is the Name of a Forest, FICA Emerging Artists Award – Solo Exhibition, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (IN)
2013 ‘ Rendez-vous 13’ As a preview of the 12th Biennial of Lyon, France.
2013 ‘Ideas Of The Sublime’ curated by Gayatri Sinha, Rabindra Bhavan, New delhi.
2012 Sarai Reader: 9 EXHIBITION, Curated by Raqs Media Collective, Devi Art. ………………………Foundation, New Delhi.
2012 Video Wednesday II, Curated by Gayatri Sinha, Gallery Espace, New Delhi 2012 Broadening the Canvas: Contemporary Visual Culture of Alternate Sexuality, Curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Part of Kolkata Rainbow Pride Festival, Kolkata 2012 In Other Words, Sarai-CSDS, New Delhi 2011 Regards Croisés: A Selection of Asian Contemporary Art, Art Plural Gallery, Singapore 2011 Collective Metamorphosis, Curated by Kapil Chopra, Nature Morte, New Delhi 2011 To be continued… The FICA Group Show, Curated by Bhooma Padmanabhan, Volte Gallery, Mumbai 2011 Hong Kong Art Fair, works presented by Nature Morte 2011 Outset Inaugural Exhibition, co-ordinated by Peter Nagy and organized by Feroze Gujral, New Delhi 2010 Drifiting Still, Curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Art Konsult, New Delhi 2010 ARTIST + NATURE = ART The Sandarbh Workshop and residency. The Lahori Forest, Dadra Nagar & Hawali (UT) India
2010 Present is Now, Curated by Peter Nagy, Bestcollegeart.com 2010 City as Studio: EXB 10.04, Sarai, CSDS, New Delhi. 2010 City as Studio: EXB 10.01, curated by Iram Ghufran and Amitabh Kumar as part of ‘Ten Years of Sarai’, Sarai, CSDS, New Delhi (Feb 15 – March 10) 2010 Renewed Intensity, Curated by Jagannath Panda, B K College of Art, Bhubaneswar 2010 Drifters, Curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai (as part of Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, February) 2009 Drifters, Curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Art Konsult, New Delhi (18 Dec – 10th Jan) 2009 Fantasy, Curated by Sunil Gupta and Gautam Bhan, Nigah Queer Festival, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi.
PERFORMANCES 2012 ‘ACT THE VICTIM’ a public audition, Sarai Reader: 9 EXHIBITION, Curated by Raqs Media
Collective, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi. (Forthcoming)
2012 ‘Geometric Love stories’, A Lecture Performance, ‘In Other Words’, Sarai-CSDS, New Delhi 2011 ‘Influence and Infection of Anish Kapoor’, Delhi College of Art, New Delhi as part of Indo-Japanese Performance Festival 2010 “….again misinterpreted” Lecture performance, ARTIST + NATURE = ART The Sandarbh Workshop and residency, Lahori Forest, Dadra Nagar & Havelli. (UT) 2010 ‘I AM BHUBANESWAR’, a performance during the residency ‘Renewed Intensity: A Public Art and Site-specific Workshop’, Curated by Jagannath Panda, commemorating Silver Jubilee Celebration of B. K. College of Art, Lalit kala Regional Centre, Bhubaneswar, supported by FICA, Delhi
AWARDS / RESIDENCIES and Select Others
2013 An Anatomy and Politics of Video Art, A workshop by Marcel Odenbach, Kolkata, India 2011 Three-months residency hosted by Stadt galerie, Bern (Switzerland) in collaboration with Pro Helvetia (Swiss Arts Council) and FICA 2010 Sandarbh Artists Residency, Dadra Nagar and Havelli 2010 EMERGING ARTIST AWARD, Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), New Delhi 2010 Awarded ‘the City as Studio’ – Sarai-CSDS Media Lab Associate Fellowship for Contemporary Art and Media Practices and Residency 2009 Attended one-day D.I.Y. Cyborgs workshop by a Japanese artist Hiromi Ozaki, Khoj International, Delhi 2008-09 Assistant with artist Ranbir Kaleka
2007 Lectured on ‘Samuel Beckett, and Existentialism’, Dhauli College of Art and Craft, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
WALA: COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS Awarded with FICA Public Art Grant 2011 as Part of ‘WALA’ (an artist-writer collective of three: Paribartana Mohanty + Sujit Mallick + Akansha Rastogi) 2013 WALA’s MULTIPLEX, a public event by WALA, DLF, Dilsad garden ext. Ghaziabad, UP 2012 THE SPRAWL IS LOUDER, LOUDER AND LOUDER, A Public Performance by WALA, Ganesh Nagar, East Delhi. 2012 ‘WALA’s Adventures: A Delhi Metro Guided Tour’ From Central Secretariat to IFFCO Chowk (Performance) 2012 ‘Narcissist in the Mirror Shop’, A walk from National Museum to NGMA via India Gate, New Delhi (Performance) 2011 CALENDER PROJECT, a community art project, DLF, Dilshad extension,
Ghaziabad, U.P., India
2010 KACHRA SETH, a public performance by WALA (Sujit Mallick as Kachra Seth), New Simapuri depot, New Delhi (Performance)