Figure, IV, 2016

Diagonal, I, 2016

Interstellar Globe, 2019

Sisters Apart, 2001

The Hungarian Great Plain, 2001

Barricade (with mattress), 2008

Prospect, 2005-2008

Vivan Sundaram (b. 1943) studied painting at M.S. University of Baroda and the Slade School of Art, London. He gravitated from his accomplished practice as a painter in the late 1980s towards working with photography and video, assemblage and installation.

Since 1990 he has made installations that include sculpture, photographs and video: Memorial (1993, 2014), in response to communal violence in Bombay; History Project (1998), a monumental site-specific installation at the Victoria Memorial, Calcutta; and continuing work on his family, The Sher-Gil Archive (1995) and Re-take of Amrita (2001–06). A series of exhibitions using found objects include Trash (2008), GAGAWAKA: Making Strange (2011) and Postmortem (2013). He coauthored 409 Ramkinkars (2015) with theatre directors, and Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946 with a cultural theorist and sound designer. His most recent exhibitions are a 50- year retrospective, ‘Step inside and you are no longer a stranger’, at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi (2018), and a survey exhibition, ‘Disjunctures’, curated by Deepak Ananth at Haus der Kunst, Munich (2018). His latest solo exhibition, Install: black gold, terraoptics and the work of termites was exhibited at PHOTOINK, New Delhi in 2019.

Sundaram has exhibited widely in India and abroad including in the Biennales of Havana, Johannesburg, Kwangju, Taipei, Sharjah, Shanghai, Sydney, Seville and Berlin, and the Asia-Pacific Triennial, Brisbane. He has organized artists’ workshops and seminars at the Kasauli Art Centre from 1976 to 1991; contributed variously to the Journal of Arts & Ideas (1981–99); and curated several exhibitions for the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT). He is a founding member of all these organizations. Vivan Sundaram is the editor of a two-volume book, Amrita Sher-Gil: a self-portrait in letters & writings (2010). He is managing trustee, with his sister Navina Sundaram, of the Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation (SSAF), set up in 2016.

Install: black gold, terraoptics and the work of termites
13.04.19 – 29.06.19
PHOTOINK, New Delhi
PHOTOINK at India Art Fair, 2018
09.02.18 – 12.02.18
NSIC GROUNDS, Okhla
Trash (2005 - 2008)
29.08.08 – 11.10.08
PHOTOINK, New Delhi
Install: terraoptics, black gold and the work of termites

Figure, I, 2016

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30 × 30 in (76.2 × 76.2 cm)
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Figure, II, 2016

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30 × 30 in (76.2 × 76.2 cm)
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Figure, III, 2016

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30 × 30 in (76.2 × 76.2 cm)
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Figure, IV, 2016

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30 × 30 in (76.2 × 76.2 cm)
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Black River, I, 2016

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30 × 30 in (76.2 × 76.2 cm)
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Black River, II, 2016

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30 × 30 in (76.2 × 76.2 cm)
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Ring of Fire, I, 2016

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36 × 36 in (91.4 × 91.4 cm)
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Ring of Fire, II, 2016

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36 × 36 in (91.4 × 91.4 cm)
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Red River, I, 2016

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30 × 30 in (76.2 × 76.2 cm)
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Red River, II, 2016

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30 × 30 in (76.2 × 76.2 cm)
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Trash (2005 - 2008)

Master plan, 2005-2008

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56.5 × 198 in (143.5 × 503 cm)
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Barricade (with red beam), 2008

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39.5 × 100 in (100 × 254 cm)
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Barricade (with gutter), 2007

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39.5 × 119 in (100 × 302 cm)
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Barricade (with two drains), 2008

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39.5 × 86.5 in (100 × 220 cm)
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Barricade (with mattress), 2008

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38.75 × 67 in (98.5 × 170 cm)
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Barricades (with props), 2008

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39.5 × 63.25 in (100 × 160.5 cm)
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Barricade (with glass tower), 2008

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39.5 × 79 in (100 × 200.5 cm)
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Reef (with tower), 2008

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39.5 × 94.5 in (100 × 240 cm)
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Two Towers, 2008

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60 × 38 in (152.5 × 96.5 cm)
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Metal Box, 2008

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39.5 × 74.25 in (100 × 188.5 cm)
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Barbed wire, 2008

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42.5 × 45.5 in (108 × 115.5 cm)
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Prospect, 2005-2008

Pigment print

104.5 × 59.5 in (265.5 × 143.5 cm)
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Fly, 2008

Pigment print

60 × 39.5 in (152.5 × 100 cm)
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Re-take of Amrita

Piano Duet, 2001

Pigment print

12 × 23.4 in (30.5 × 59.4 cm)
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Party Night, 2001

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15 × 23.9 in (38.1 × 60.7 cm)
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Café-talk, 2001

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19 × 12.5 in (48.2 × 31.7 cm)
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Malaise, 2001

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15 × 20.7 in (38.1 × 52.5 cm)
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Dancing in the Life-class, 2001

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15 × 22 in (38.1 × 55.8 cm)
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Presenting Papa, 2001

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15 × 12.5 in (38.1 × 31.7 cm)
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Cross-lit, 2001

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19 × 14.2 in (48.2 × 36 cm)
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Millstone, 2002

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17 × 23.5 in (43.2 × 59.7 cm)
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Father, 2001

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15 × 14.5 in (38.1 × 36.8 cm)
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Sisters Apart, 2001

Pigment print

15 × 14.4 in (38.1 × 36.5 cm)
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