Riyas Komu 

Born  Avinash
1971 -   Kerala


   1999 Master of Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai

   1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai

Selected Solo Exhibitions

   2010-11 'Oil's Well, Let's Play!', Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan

   2010 'Subrata to Cesar', Gallery Maskara, Mumbai in association with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2010 'Safe to Light', Azad Art Gallery, Tehran

   2008 'Related List', Bodhi Art, Berlin

   2008 'Mark Him (Second Half)', Galerie 88, Kolkata

   2007 ‘Mark Him’, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2006 ‘Systematic Citizen’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi

   2006 ‘Faith Accompli’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

   2005 ‘Grass’, Photography Show, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2005 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

   2005 ‘The Third Day’, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

   2003 ‘Sarasu’, Photography Show on Raja Ravi Verma Press, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2002-03 ‘Ambulance’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore

   2002 ‘Unconditional’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Selected Group Exhibitions

   2011 Gallery Sumukha, Chennai

   2011 'Pause: A Collection', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

   2011 'High-Light', presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon

   2011 'Palimpsest', Aicon Gallery, New York

   2011 'Tolstoy Farm: Archive of Utopia', presented by Seven Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

   2011 'Tech-Cut-Edge-Revelations', Ashna Gallery, New Delhi

   2011 'Myth - Reality: Constructing Cult-ure', The Guild, Mumbai

   2010 'Inside India', Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin

   2010 'Midnight's Children', Studio La Citta, Italy

   2010 'Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference', Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi

   2010 'Indian (Sub)Way', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London

   2010 'Third Dimension', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

   2010 'A. SYCO', The Viewing Room, Mumbai

   2010 'By George', presented by Cherry Art Foundation at Alliance Francaise de Delhi, New Delhi

   2010 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai

   2010 'Contested Space- Incursions', Seven Art Limited, New Delhi

   2009-10 'Sculpture', The Guild, Mumbai

   2009 'The Dark Science of Five Continents', Gallery BMB, Mumbai

   2009 'Indian Summer', Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin

   2009 'Multitudes', Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore in collaboration with Zen Studio Gallery and Artflute.com

   2009 'India Contemporary', GEM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hague

   2009 'In The Mood For Paper', F2 Gallery, Beijing

   2009 'Zip Files', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2009 'Inaugural Show', Sakshi Gallery, Taipei

   2009 'Shifting Shapes, Unstable Signs', Yale School of Art, Connecticut, USA

   2009 'Bapu', presented by Saffronart in association with Berkeley Square Gallery, London

   2008-09 'Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan', Aicon Gallery, London

   2008-09 'Hot Shots', The Viewing Room, Mumbai

   2008 'Uncovered', Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2008 'November', 1x1 Contemporary, Al Quoz, Dubai

   2008 'Everything 2008: 12 Artists from India', Willem Baars Projects, Amsterdam

   2008 'Six Degree of Separation Chaos, Congruence and Collaboration in South Asia', presented by KHOJ International Artists’ Association and the Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi at Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi on the eve of 10 Years of KHOJ

   2008 'Urgent Conversations', Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre and Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

   2008 ‘Everywhere Is War (and Rumors of War)’, Bodhi Art, Mumbai

   2008 'Link', Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2008 ‘Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban’, BodhiBerlin, Berlin

   2008 'Shifting Terrains: Altered Realities', The Shrine Gallery, New Delhi

   2008 ‘India Crossing’, Studio La Citta, Verona

   2008 'Affair', 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai

   2007-08 Indian Art at the Swarovski ‘Crystal World’, 1st Exhibition, Tirol – Österreich, Austria

   2007-08 ‘India Now: Contemporary Indian Art Between Continuity and Transformation’, Provincia di Milano, Milan, Italy

   2007-08 ‘Face East’, Contemporary Asian Portraiture, Wedel Fine Art, London

   2007-08 ‘Similarities’, Lansdowne Gallery, Mumbai

   2007 ‘India Time’, Galleria Paolo Curti / Annamaria Gambuzzi, Milan, Italy

   2007 Christian Hosp, Austria

   2007 ‘New Wave: Contemporary Art form India’, Aicon Gallery, London

   2007 ‘Frame / Grid / Room / Cell’, Bodhi Art, Mumbai

   2007 ‘Young Guns’, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai

   2007 Photographs, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2007 ‘I Fear, I Believe, I Desire’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

   2006 ‘Bronze’, Sculpture Show, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

   2006 'Drawing Show an Act of Art II', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2006 ‘Art on the Beach, Made by Indians’, St Tropez, Gallery Enrico Navarra, Paris

   2006 ‘On Difference # 2’, represented Korea, Wurtt, Kunstwerein Stuttgart, Germany

   2006 ‘Maarkers’, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2006 ‘Red Earth and the Pouring Rain’, Lanxess ABS Gallery, Baroda

   2006 ‘Strangeness’, Ananat Art Gallery, Kolkata

   2006 'Tangibles', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2005 ‘Kaam’, Arts India Gallery, New York and Palo Alto

   2005 ‘Span’, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2005 ‘Endless Terrain’, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

   2005 ‘Double Enders’, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kochi

   2005 ‘Present Future’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

   2005 ‘Configurations’, Ananat Art Gallery, New Delhi

   2005 ‘Are We Like This Only’, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

   2005 ‘Whose Space Is It Anyway’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

   2005 ‘Mannat Jali’, Marine Drive, Mumbai

   2005 ‘Public Art Project’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

   2004 V. M. Art Gallery, Karachi

   2004 ’Anticipations’, Museum Gallery, Mumbai

   2004 ‘Bombay Boys’, Palette Gallery, New Delhi

   2004 ‘A New Mediatic Realism’, Bayer ABS Gallery, Baroda

   2004 ‘Generation I’, Saffronart Gallery, Mumbai

   2004 ‘RED’, Palette Gallery, New Delhi

   2004 ‘Mumbai x 17’, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin

   2003 ‘Crossing Generations : diVERGE’, 40 Years of Gallery Chemould at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

   2003 ‘Highlights’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

   2003 ‘2D / 3D’, Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong

   2003 ‘Ideas and Images’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

   2003 ‘Art for Art / Switzerland Meets India’, Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai

   2002 ‘Ways of Resisting 1992-2002’, Sahmat, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

   2002 ‘Words and Images’, organized by The Guild, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

   2002 ‘Creative Space’, Sakshi Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

   2002 ‘Crosscurrents’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2002 ‘Debt’, The Guild, Mumbai

   2002 ‘Tribute To Picasso’, The Guild, Mumbai

   2001 ‘The Human Factor’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2001 ‘Engendering Images of Women’, The Guild, Mumbai

   2001 ‘Excerpts from My Diary’, Fine Art Company, Mumbai

   2000 ‘Mumbai Metaphor’, Tao Art gallery, Mumbai

   2000 ‘Exile Longings’, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2000 ‘Memos of The New Millennium – Artists From The Molting World’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai

   2000 ‘Ideas and Images’,(Video Installation), National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

   1999 ‘Critics Choice’, Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

   1998 ‘He Used To Believe that EMS Planted Coconut Tree In Kerala’, Installation, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai

   1998 ‘Essays in Time – Kinetic Sculpture (Audio-Video Installation), Nehru Centre, Mumbai
Selected Joint Exhibitions

   2007 ‘Other’, with Peter Drake at Aicon Gallery, London

   2011 'Red', Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi

   2011 'Take 2', Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi

   2011 'Paris-Delhi-Bombay', Centre Pompidou, Paris

   2011 ‘Artzuid 2011’, Avenues of Berlage’s Plan-Zuid, Amsterdam

   2011 'Concurrent India', Helsinki Art Museum Tennis Palace, Finland

   2011 'Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2010 'India Awakens: Under the Banyan Tree', Essl Museum, Austria

   2010 'Finding India: Art for the New century', presented by Sakshi Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei

   2010 'Master’s Corner', organized by Indian Contemporary Art Journal at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; India International Art Fair, New Delhi

   2010 'Emerging Asian Artists', as part of Art Gwangju 2010, KDJ Convention Center, Gwangju

   2010 'Contemporary Printmaking In India', presented by Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai

   2010 'On the Road to the Next Milestone', part of the Exhibition 'Indian Highway', at Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (HEART), Herning

   2010 'Roots', 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai at The Park, Chennai

   2009 'Expressions at Tihar', Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi

   2009 'Failed Plot', part of KIAF 09 at COEX, Seoul

   2009 'Contemporary Exoticism', Studio La Citta, Verona

   2009 'Beyond Globalization', Beyond Art Space, Beijing

   2009 'India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art', Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai

   2009 Pulse New York, presented by Aicon, New York

   2009 'ARCOmadrid', Spain represented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

   2009 'Arte Fiera 2009', Bologna represented by The Guild, Mumbai

   2009 'CIGE 2009', China represented by The Guild, Mumbai

   2009 'Contemporary Art from India', Palais Benedictine, Fecamp, France supported by Gallerie 88, Kolkata

   2008-09 ''Modern India', organized by Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture at Valencia, Spain

   2008 'Art Asia Fair/ Scope Miami 2008', represented by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

   2008 'Pulse Miami', represented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

   2008 Presented by 1x1 Art Gallery at Art Paris, Abu Dhabi

   2008 SHContemporary, Shanghai represented by The Guild, Mumbai

   2008 SHContemporary, Shanghai represented by Bodhi Art

   2008 'Art Beijing 2008', represented by Bodhi Art, Mumbai

   2008 'CIGE 2008', Beijing represented by The Guild, Mumbai

   2008 Annual Show, Triva Contemporary, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

   2008 'Harvest 2008', organized by Arushi Arts at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi

   2007-08 ‘Kashi 10 Light Years – Anniversary Show’, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

   2007 ‘Think With Senses – Feel With Mind’, La Biennale Di Venezia, 52nd International Art Exhibition, Italy

   2007 Presented by Willem Baars Projects at Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam

   2007 'On The Edge of Vision: New Idioms In Indian and Italian Contemporary Art', organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in New Delhi in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai and New Delhi

   2007 Annual Show, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

   2006 Annual Show, Viart, New Delhi

   2005 World Social Forum Show, Brazil

   2004-1999 ‘Harmony Show’, Mumbai

   2002 Asian Art Festival, Singapore

Honours and Awards  

   2010 Fellowhip from Lalit Kala Academy, Kerala

   1996 Hebbar Foundation Scholarship

   1996 Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai

   1995 Maharashtra State Award


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