PARTICIPANT / Mario D’Souza

  • Name Mario D’Souza
 

2013-2015: Master’ of Visual Arts; Art History, Criticism and Aesthetics, Department of Art History and
Aesthetics, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, India.
2008-2012: Bachelor’ in English Literature and History, with a minor in Functional Communicative
English and a Career Oriented Program in Journalism, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad,
India.
OTHER ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
COURSES AND PROGRAMMES
The Curatorial Workshop 2014, Under the
curatorial guidance of Rekha Rodwittiya,
Organized by the Department of Art History and
Aesthetics.
Faculty of Fine Arts,
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda,
Vadodara.

Integrated Certificate course in Backpack
Journalism, New media and Features (Art, Film,
Travel, Food and Fashion).
Marquette University, Milwaukee, U.S.A. in
collaboration with St. Xavier’s College
Ahmedabad.

CURATED SPACES:
Survey: Indian Contemporary Art, The Vadodara International Art and Culture Festival (VADFEST),
2015: Assistant Curator to M. Sasidharan and Light Designer for the Show featuring works by:
Krishnamachari Bose, N.S. Harsha, Atul Dodiya, Rekha Rodwittiya, Ravinder Reddy, Manisha Parekh,
Chintan Upadhyay, Surendran Nair, L.N. Tallur, G.R. Iranna, Baiju Parthan, Jagannath Panda, Sudarshan
Shetty, Arunkumar H.G., Hema Upadhyay and T.V. Santhosh; Master’s Studio A and B, Faculty of Fine
Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 2015.

Recent works of Ken Li: Curator, Archival Gallery, Department of Art History and Aesthetics, Faculty of
Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 2015.

Metonymies/Synecdoches: Curator; Featured works by Sahej Rahal, Prajakta Palav Aher, Poonam Jain,
Arshad Hakim, Sonatina Mendes, Zishaan Akbar Latif, Diana Gomes, Amshu Chukki and Gopa Trivedi;
Red Earth Art Gallery, ABS Towers, O.P. Road, Vadodara, 2014.

Art for young collectors 2014, Assistant (Display and Installation) to Artist Sandip Kuriakose, Galerie
Mirchandani + Stienrucke, Mumbai, 2014.

The rope-walker’s flight, Art for young collectors 2014, Assistant to Artist Amshu Chukki, Galerie
Mirchandani + Stienrucke, Mumbai, 2014.

Resist, Reinterpret, Reconstruct and Recontextualize: Curatorial Team, under the curatorial guidance of
Rekha Rodwittiya, Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U. Vadodara, 2014.

Thumbnails: Curatorial Concept, Display preview, Final Year B.V.A., Gallery, Faculty of Fine
Arts, M.S.U. Vadodara, 2014.

Diesel + Art Present Monster Family, Installation assistant to artist Siddhartha Kararwal, TANK, Kala
Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai, 2014

ART ORIENTED ASSOCIATIONS:
FICA Public Art Grant 2015: Heading the research and documentation team for Artist Mrugen Rathod’s
Project based in Odisha, mapping the diminishing brass craft of Bellaguntha and designing a sustainability
scheme for the same taking from the successful model of Pata-Chitra Kala (Raghurajpur), 2015.
Resist, Reinterpret, Reconstruct and Recontextualize, Under the curatorial guidance of Rekha
Rodwittiya, 2014.

The Full On Film Festival, an Experimental Cinema Event, Managing coordinator, Faculty of Fine
arts, M.S.U. Baroda, 2014.

Denture Venture, Siddhartha Kararwal, Artist, India Art Fair, Delhi,
Hoot!–Motion museum initiative –‐ Mario D’Souza, Shikha Gala and Pratiti Shah, 2013.
Features and Art, Ahmedabad Mirror, 2012.

Art and the protest, Cover Story series, XAP Periodical, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, June 2011.
Demould, Aakash Luke, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, 2011.

ESSAYS:
Karmakar and Un-Karmakar: On Artist Abir Karmakar’s bare world.
Charles and Renate Keeping: Of love and Art – Charles Keeping’ Illustrations. Part A
Siddhartha Kararwal: The Pandora head of his Paracosmic self- Part 1
Matters of the Art
Bharti Kher: Reinterpretations of a modern Indian context.
Amrita Sher-Gil: Letters to the world, at last! – Part 1
PERSONAL PAPERS ON ART: (Select listing)
On Gazing, Printed, Published and Archived in the Art History Journal – Insignia, Department of Art History
and Aesthetics, 2015.

The Misogynistic Degas: On women in the view of Edward Degas, Published and Archived by the
Department of Art History and Aesthetics, reviewed by Aparna Roy Baliga, 2015.

The metonymic campaign in Visual Arts, October 2014.
Concept Art: Creating Visual experiences, Investigating thought and Interactive design; Art
Nevertheless! April, 2014 (Paper)

Nasreen Mohamedi: Thoughts on her largest posthumous retrospect show, September 2013. (Article)

Nasreen Mohamedi: Pagan of the conventions of Modern Indian Art, February 2013.

“Video games can never be art”- Arguing against the Roger Ebert Theory, April 2013.

Computer generated imagery- Rewriting the genesis, May 2013

Alexander Mcqueen and Socio-political-cultural themes on the canvas called fabric, July 2013.

Shazia Sikander and the digitizing of Miniature traditions of India and Pakistan, August 2013.

Is Amrita Sher-Gil, the Christopher Marlowe of the Indian Art. September 2013.

Associated Programmes