About

Ravi Kashi
1968 . Born in Bangalore.
1988 . Completed B.F.A. (Painting) - College of Fine Arts, Bangalore.
1990 . Completed M.F.A. (Print making), Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda.
2001 . Studied handmade papermaking under J Parry at the Papermaking Resource, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK, with a grant from the Charles Wallace  India   Trust.
2009 . Learnt Hanji - traditional Korean paper making from Jang Yong Hoon and Seong Woo at Jang Ji Bang, South Korea. Residency funded by INKO Centre, Chennai.

Solo Shows

2016 . 'Silent Echo', Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.
2013 . 'Remembered Abstraction', Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai.
. Remembered Abstraction, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.
2010 . Game edited by Ranjit Hoskote. Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore & Chennai. Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2007 . City without end, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.
. Any moment now, Air Gallery, London.
. Shcontemporary 07, Shanghai, China (Best of Discovery section)
2006 . City without end, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore and Chennai.
2005 . Pause, 1, Shanti road Studio Gallery, Bangalore.
2002 . Desire in August, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.
. Made in Glasgow, The British Council, Chennai.
. Made in Glasgow, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.
. Made in Glasgow, Daira Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
2001 . Tonight at 9 p.m., Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.
. One is not enough, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.
2000 . Shifting Periphery, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 . Shifting Periphery, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.
1997 . Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.
. Crimson Art Resource, Bangalore.
. Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1994 . Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.
1994 . Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.
. Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1991 . Glass paintings and prints, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai.

Selected Curated Shows / Group Shows

2016 . Biennale Internationale des Arts des Fibres et du Papier, Museum of World Religion, Taiwan.
. 'Reading Room', an exhibition of Book Art from South Asia, Saffron Art, New York.
. 'Ventipertrenta', International Festival of Digital Art, Museo Internazionale Dinamico de Arte Contemporanea, Italy.
. 4th European International Book Art Biennale, Goa.
2015 . Biennale Internationale des Arts des Fibres et du Papier, Brewery Art Centre, Gloucestershire, U.K.
. 'Myths and Legend', A6 Gallery, Oregan, U.S.A.
. 'Book Seeds', Festival of Artist Books, Barcelona, Spain.
. Readers Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected, MCBA, Minnesota U.S.A.
. 'Personal Histories', curated by Robyn Faster, at UNSW campus in Canberra, Australia.
. START Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, represented by Gallery Sumukha.
. 'Myths and Legend', A6 Gallery, Oregan, U.S.A.
. Biennale Internationale des Arts des Fibres et du Papier, Galerie Du Petit Temple, Paris.
. International Artist Book Fair, Barcelona, Spain and Regia Emilia, Italy.
. ORIGINS/ PHOTOUKINDIA show curated by Rahab Allana at British Council, Delhi.
. 'Reading Room: Leaves, Threads and Traces, ' artists book show curated by Amit Jain, at Winchester School of art, Winchester University, U.K.
. 'InBox', curated by George Martin, Old Ritz Hotel, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
2014 . Memorabilia, curated by Lina Vincent, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.
. International Artist Book Fair, Barcelona, Spain.
. Library Thoughts, Hegyvidek Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
. Trajectories. 19-21 Century printmaking in India and Pakistan.
. Curated by Dr.Paula Sengupta and Camilla Cahudhury.Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah.
2013 . Re-public curated by Lina Vincent, Gallery 545, Bangalore.
. ART13 London art fair, London. Represented by Gallery Sumukha.
. Pause, 1, Shanti road Studio Gallery, Bangalore.
. The London Art Book Fair, at Whitechapel Gallery, represented by Reed Contemporary Books.
. To Have and To Hold, an exhibition of 50 Beautiful Books, At Flow,London.
. Four Facets, Jamat Art Gallery, Mumbai.
. Made in Glasgow, Daira Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
. Not another art project, Barefoot Gallery, Sri Lanka.
2012 . India Art Fair, New Delhi, represented by Gallery Sumukha.
. Do A Book, curated by Katherine Don at White Space Gallery, Beijing.
. Anant print portfolio dedicated to P.D.Dhumal show at ABS Gallery, Baroda
. The Last Book, collaboration led by Luis Camnitzer. City & University Library, Hamburg.
. Diamond Leaves, Brilliant Artist Books from around the world, curated by Xu Bing and Marshall Weber, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing.
. Focus Asia, at Art Toronto, Canada, represented by Gallery Sumukha.
2011 . Paper Tongue curated by Ranjita Chaney, Exhibit 320, New Delhi.
. Miniscule Marvel, Gallery BMB, Mumbai.
. Imaginaries: Exploring Photo Art, as part of PIX, a Photography Quarterly, Max Mueller Bhavan / Goethe Institute, New Delhi.
. Take 2, Arushi Gallery, New Delhi.
. SOFA, a show of artist created utilitarian objects curated by Johny M.L. at India Art Festival, Mumbai.
. Ninth Bharath Bhavan International Biennial of Print Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
. The Last Book, collaboration led by Luis Camnitzer. New York Public Library, Aguilan branch. N.Y.
2010 . Cinema Verite Redux, curated by Shaheen Merali, Gallery Sumukha,Bangalore, Chennai.
. X must speak, Loft Gallery, Mumbai.
. City in transit – Bangalore, curated by Suresh Jayram, Red Dot Gallery, Pitakotte, srilanka.
. The Last Book, collaboration led by Luis Camnitzer. Central Bibliothik, Zurich.
2009 . The Root of Everything, curated by Giridhar Khasnis, Gallery Mementos, Bangalore.
. ZIP Files, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai. Religare Gallery, Curated by Ranjit Hoskote, New delhi.
. Artists word curated by Dr. Veena Shekhar, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore.
. New Tales for our age, Visual Art Centre, New Jersey. U.S.A. Curated by Midori Yoshimoto and Aileen June Wang.
. Cardology, Hacienda Gallery, Mumbai. Curated by Jasmine Shah Verma.
. Korea International Art Fair (KIAF), Seoul, South Korea. Represented by Gallery Sumukha.
. Nothing will ever be the same again, Hirji Gallery, Mumbai. Curated by Jasmine Shah Verma.
. The Art of India – 20years of Indian Contemporary Art, Galerie Neumeister, Munich.
. The Last Book, collaboration led by Luis Camnitzer. National Library of Argentina, Buenos Aires.
2008 . Santa Fe International Art Fair, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
. Korea International Art Fair (KIAF), Seoul, South Korea.
. Artasia, Miami, U.S.A. represented by Gallery Sumukha.
2007 . 979 - a collaborative show of artists, product and fashion designers, The Bombay Brasserie, London.
. Group show, 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai.
. Group show, 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai.
. World social forum. Nairobi.
2006 . A feast of Indian art, The Quilon restaurant, Taj Hotels, U.K.
. Edge of Desire, Recent Art in India, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.U.S.A.
. Edge of Desire, Recent Art in India, NGMA, New Delhi; NGMA, Mumbai.
. Mark, Etch and Print, curated by Bhavana Kakar, Lalit Kala Galleries & Art Konsult, New Delhi.
2005 . I, Me, Myself curated by Suresh Jayram. No.1, Shanti road, Bangalore and Kashi Art Café, Fort Kochi.
. Are we like this only?, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.
. Arad International Biennale of Romania, 2005, Romania.
. The Air Gallery, London, Show organized by Gallery Sumukha and Quayside Gallery, U.K.
. Ways of seeing curated by Sushma Bahl, Habitat Centre and Gallery Art Alive, New Delhi.
. Contemporary Indian Art show, Burma.
. Melting pot Open Circle project at Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art, 2005. Japan.
2004 . 11th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
. Red, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi.
. Dual Path of Indian Art, Galerie Muller & Plate, Munich, Germany.
. Dual Path of Indian Art, Galerie Muller & Plate, Munich, Germany.
. World Social Forum, Mumbai.
. The Contemporary Asian Art Fair 2004, Singapore.
. Kaleidoscope, Square One Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
. Art Connections, British Council, Calcutta.
. Edge of Desire international traveling show – curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Asia Society Museum, New York; Tamayo Museum, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco;Royal Ontario Museum ,Toronto.
2003 . Roots En Route traveling exhibition curated by Sushma Bahl and Dr. Alka
. Pande, Queens Gallery, British Council, New Delhi; Forum Gallery, Chennai; Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore and Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
. The ART on Paper Fair, Royal College of Art, London.
. East – West, Galerie Muller & Plate, Munich, Germany.
. Performative Textures, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, Habitat Gallery, New Delhi.
2002 . Finding the center at the margins, Apparao Galleries, Chennai.
. The “Quotable” Stencil, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
. New Paradigms, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi.
. The Contemporary Asian Art Fair – 2002, Singapore.
. Palette – 2002, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi.
. Palette – 2002, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2001 . On the Edge of volume, curated by Marta J Karle, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore.
. Similarities and Dissimilarities, curated by Palaniappan R M at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
. Finding the center at the margins IGNCA New Delhi by Apparao Galleries.
. 10th Trienniale of India Lalita Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
2000 . Art Exhibition 2000, Karnataka Shilpa Academy in coordination with Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Chitra Art Gallery, Bangalore.
. Kejriwal Young Artist Awardees show, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.
. Eye of the South, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1999 . Exhibition of Karnataka Artists, Lucknow.
1998 . The Creative Process, curated by Shivji Panikker, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
. Metaphorical Spring Image, Gallerie Leela, Mumbai.
. 50 years of Indian Independence, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.
1997 . Gift for India, SAHAMAT, New Delhi.
1996 . Sakhi Mandal charity show, The Oberoi, Bangalore.
1995 . Six contemporaries, Nirmals Art Gallery, Bangalore Four Printmakers, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore.
1995 . Six contemporaries, Nirmals Art Gallery, Bangalore Four Printmakers, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore.
. Chitra Yatre, traveling show, Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore.
. Celebration of Indian Art, LKA Gallery, Hong Kong.
1993 . Small format, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore and Chennai.
. Prints Today, Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore
1992 . Graphic prints exhibition II - Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai
1991 . Three print makers, with Ajit Dubey and Debanth, CCA Gallery, Delhi.
1990 . Biennale of Contemporary Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
. 33rd and 34th Annual exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi.
. Prints exhibition convened by XAL PRAXIS Foundation, Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai.
1989 . Young print makers, CMC Gallery, Delhi.
1988 . 19th and 20th Annual exhibition of Karnataka Lalitkala Academy, Bangalore.
. 11th and 12th All India exhibition of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.

Awards

1987 & 1988 . College of Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition Award.
1990 . Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Annual Exhibition Award.
1999 . Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Annual Exhibition Award.
2000 . Exhibition 2000 conducted by Karnataka Shilpa Kala Academy in coordination with Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in Bangalore.
. Kejriwal Young Artist Award given by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat.
. National Award in 42nd National Exhibition conducted by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
2001 . Charles Wallace India Trust award for short-term study in the UK.
2016 . Received digital photography award, 'Ventipertrenta', International Festival of Digital Art, Museo Internazionale Dinamico de Arte Contemporanea, Italy.

Teaching

1994 - 2006 . Worked as faculty in RV College of Engineering, Department of Architecture. Worked as visiting faculty in the same department from 1997 - 2004.
2004 . Worked as visiting faculty at Department of Visual Arts, Bangalore University.
2004 - 2005 . Worked as academic adviser to Tech Art, Centre for Visual Arts.
. Sri Bhagavan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore.
2013 - 2015 . Worked as associate professor at R.V.School of Architecture, Bangalore.
. At present working as Associate Professor in CMR University School of Architecture, Bangalore.
. Conducted art workshops at SOS Children's Village, Bangalore; Vivekananda Tribal Learning School, H.D. Kote, Karnataka; art students of Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore., College of Fine Arts, Bangalore, Dept of Visual Arts, Bangalore University, Tech Art, Bangalore.
. Canadian International School, Bangalore. J.S.W. Toranagal. Fine Arts Dept. Stella Maris College, Chennai. General Motors Design Studio, Banglore.

Writing

. In November 2012 two Kannada books Anukta and Kannele written on art were released. These books are published by Akshara Prakashana, Heggodu.
. Anukta has been awarded Pustaka sogasu prize given by Kannada Book Authority in February 2013.
. Kannele has received Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award in 2015.
. Wrote a monthly column Anukta about engaging with art in Kannada Monthly magazine Mayura for two years in 2009 – 2011.
. Wrote a weekly column Art of the week for 16 months in The Times of India, Bangalore edition.
. Written interview-based articles in Deccan Herald on Indian artists and articles on art related issues.
. Written interview-based articles in Deccan Herald on Indian artists Rini Dhumal, Paramjit Singh, R.B. Bhaskaran, Chitrovanu Mazumdar, Akbar Padamsee, Yusuf Arakkal, S G Vasudev and
German video artistNorbert Meissner and articles on art related issues.
. Contributed as co-editor of Kannada art and culture little magazine Sanchaya from 1987 - 2001.
. Written articles & books for Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy& various publications.
. Presented papers in various seminars in Karnataka, Kerala and given lectures on radio and talks on television.
. Delivered Art Appreciation lectures at National Gallery of Modern Art, National School of Drama, Suchitra Film Society, Bangalore, NINASAM, Heggodu, Akshara Daha, Acharya School Of Design, Bangalore, Museum Of Goa, and various other institutions.

Other Activities

. Served as member in the committee formed by Dept. Of Education for restructuring the curriculum of art schools in Karnataka.
. Served as nominated member in the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
. Served as jury member – 47th National Exhibition of Art.
. Served as apex committee member NGMA from 2010 to 2012
. Served on the advisory committee of Venakatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.
. Involved in ‘Ananya Drushya’, an artists initiative, in its formative years.

Travel

. Has travelled in U.K., France, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Jordan, Thailand, Combodia, South Korea, Sri Lanka and China.