Gigi Scaria

Born in 1973 in Kothanalloor, Kerala, Gigi Scaria completed his Bachelor’s degree in painting from the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram, in 1995, and his Master’s degree in the same from Jamia Millia University, New Delhi, in 1998. Scaria’s solo shows include ‘Open Windows Closed Boundaries’, Dubai Art Fair, Gallery Chemould Prescott, 2010; ‘Amusement Park’, Gallery Chemould Prescott, Mumbai 2009; ‘Settlement’ Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin, Germany in 2009; ‘Difficult to Imagine, Easy to construct’, Art Asia Miami, USA, 2008; ‘Site Under Construction’, Videospace Budapest Gallery, Budapest in 2008; ‘Triviality of Everyday Existence: recent photographs and video’, The National Art Studio, Changdong, Seoul, Korea in 2008; ‘Absence of an Architect’ at Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2007; ‘Where are the Amerindians?’ at Inter America Space, Trinidad, in 2005 following his residency at CCA7 there; the Art Inc., New Delhi, in 2001; and Great Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 1998. Amongst his group shows, the most recent include, an exhibit at Art Chennai 12 by Latitude 28 in 2012, ‘Everyone agrees: it’s about to explode’, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, India Pavilion at 54th Venice Biennale; ‘The Contemporary Sultanate’ at Exhibit 320 (2012); ‘Tolstoy Farm: Archive of Uttopia’, Curated by Gayatri Singha in 2011; ‘Popular Reality’ at the Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, Jam Jar, Dubai, and Clark House, Mumbai, in 2008-2009; ‘Keep Drawing’ at Gallery Espace, New Delhi; ‘Walk On Line’ at Avanthy Contemporary, Zurich; ‘Indiavata (India + Avatar): Contemporary Artists from India’ at Gallery Sun Contemporary, Korea; ‘Young Contemporary Indian Artists’ at 1×1 Gallery, Dubai; ‘Click! Contemporary Photography in India’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; and ‘Who Knows Mr. Gandhi?’ at Aicon Gallery, London, all in 2008. Scaria also completed residencies in Biella, Italy in 2002 and New Delhi in 2004. In 2005, the artist was honoured with the Sanskriti Award in Visual Art. Scaria lives and works in New Delhi.