PARTICIPANT / Navin Thomas

  • Name Navin Thomas
  • Country India
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Navin Thomas
Born in 1974

Lives and works in Bangalore, India

Solo Exhibitions
2018   Out Here in the Exosphere, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2015   The heart is a variant, Institute for Contemporary art, Singapore
2010   From the town’s end, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2006   sound asleep, PROJECT 88, Mumbai
2005   Auto In, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2004   In Transit, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
Group Exhibitions
2020   10th Anniversary Show at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, curated by Akansha Rastogi and Roobina Karode, New Delhi (January to June, 2020)
2017   Flight of the fabricator, curated by Beate Engle and Christian Englemann, Maximillan Forum, Munich, Germany
2016   These are a few of our favourite works, GALLERYSKE and PHOTOINK, New Delhi
2015   In the depths of our crater lake, all is silent, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut

Codes of Culture, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi

2014   Whorled Explorations, curated by Jitish Kallat, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi

Bright Noise, curated by Girish Shahne, Lalit Kala Akademi

2013-2014   Water (Europalia), curated by Gayatri Sinha at The Grand Curtis, Liege
2013   Audible Forces, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt at Exhibit320, New Delhi

Delhi inaugural show, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi

Trilingual, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore

5th Anniversary, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

2012   Music for Restrooms, Atlas Performing Arts Centre, Washington D C

Air, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna

Skoda Top Twenty Show, curated by Girish Shahane, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2011   Generation in Transition, curated by Magda Kardasz, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

Mix Tape, An exhibition of accessible audio tape, curated by Lucas Abela, Tins Shed Gallery, Australia

IN CONTEXT: PUBIC.ART.ECOLOLGY II (investigating the intersection between art, ecology and science), KHOJ, International Artists’ Association, New Delhi

2010   In Other Words: Exploration of New Site-Specific Sound Works: Select Book House, Bangalore

Continum Transfunctioner, curated by Gitanjali Dang, Exhibit 320, New Delhi

GALLERYSKE for Gallery BMB, BMB Gallery, Mumbai

2009   Analytical Engines, curated by Heidi Fitchner, Bose Pacia, Calcutta

Immersions, Anant Art Gallery, curated by Deeksha Nath

Group show, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore

2008   Where in the world: Devi Art Foundation, curated by the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna

Still moving image, curated by Deeksha Nath, Devi Art Foudation, New Delhi

RE ASIA – Avatar, Asia’s Narrators, a literature festival curated by Ilija Trojanow, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Mechanisms of Motion, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Anant Art Gallery, Delhi

2007   New Installations from India, Part I, curated by Michael Olijnyk and Barbara Luderowski, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
2005   Indian Summer, curated by Henri-Clause Cousseau, Deepak Ananth, Jany Lauga, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris (cat)

World Information City, Bangalore, curated by Institute of New Culture Technologies, Vienna, Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore

Residency Projects
2017   Whitebox Studios and Ebenbockhaus, Munich, Germany
2015   Pro-Helvitica, research residency to study clock-making movements, Bern
2013   RAVI, International Residency Programme, supported by Europalia, Liege, Belgium
2011   Art and Ecology, Khoj, New Delhi
2009   One World Foundation, Gallery Krinzinger, Sri Lanka
2008   Khoj International Sonic Art Residency, New Delhi
2007   The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
2006   AFFA, Winter Artist Residency Program, Paris
Broadcasts/Audio Projects
2011   A call to prayer (Timeline of fruit bats fornicating in abandoned historical mosque)
2008   S.U.M.I.T (Electro-acoustic piece using found composition and small critters)
2004   In Transit, Live at All India Radio, Bangalore
Grants and Awards
2013   India Foundation for the Arts (extended arts practice grant towards a book on salvaged photo negatives)
2011   The Skoda Prize for Contemporary Art, 2011
2003   Grant from Sarai (CSDS), to make an audio map of busking performances at popular city railway stations
Diploma in Graphic Design
Diploma in Cinematography, Karnataka Film and Technical Training Centre, Bangalore

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