About Iranna

iranna gr, iranna rukumpur

G.R. Iranna (Iranna Rukumpur)

1970 Born in Sindgi, District Bijapur, Karnataka
Artist lives and works in New Delhi

 

Education

1999: Studied at Wimbledon School of Art, London
1994: MFA Painting, College of Art, Delhi
1992: BFA Painting, College of Visual Art, Gulbarga

 

 

Exhibitions

 

Solo

2017: The Primordial Ash; Aicon Gallery, New York.
  Ether is all that is; Gallery Espace New Delhi, Essay By Roobina Karode.
2016: And the last shall be the first: G R Iranna, Works 1995-2015; National Gallery of Modern Art Bengaluru, Bengaluru (India); curated by Ranjit Hoskote
2014: Tempered Branches; AICON Gallery, New York
2012: Limning Heterotopias: A Journey into G.R. Iranna's Shadows of the In‐Between; Gallery Espace, New Delhi
  Thought of the day; Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi (India), curated by Tanya Abraham
2011: Scaffolding the Absent; The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (India); Essay by Maya Kóvskaya
2010: Ribbed Routes; The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (India); Essay by Deeksha Nath
2008: Birth of Blindness, The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi (India) and Aicon Gallery, London (UK) and New York (USA); Essay by Donald Kuspit
2007: The Dancer on the Horse; Berkeley Square Gallery, London (UK); Essay by Ranjit Hoskote
2006: Disorder and Early Sufferings; Gallery Müller and Plate, Munich (Germany); Essay by Ernst W. Koelnsperger.
  King of Clay; Gallery Arts India, New York and California (USA)
2005: Early Works; Gallery Müller and Plate, Munich (Germany)
  Threads of Humanism; Bodhi Art Gallery, New Delhi (India) and Singapore; Essay by Uma Nair
2003: Dream & Perplexity; The Guild, at Chitra Kala Parishath, Bengaluru (India); Essay by Ranjit Hoskote
2001: The Enigma of Departure; The British Council, Mumbai (India) and The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (India); Essay by Girish Shahney
2000: Gallery Espace, New Delhi (India) and Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Cairo (Egypt), organized by Indian Embassy in Cairo
  Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Cairo (Egypt)
  Gallery Espace, New Delhi (India)
  Foyer Gallery, Wimbledon School of Art, London (UK)
1999: In the Shadow of Buddha; Gallery Martini, Hong Kong
1998: Shadows of the Real; Shridharani Gallery and Gallery Espace, New Delhi (India); Essay by Roobina Karode
1995: Edge Dynamics; Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi & Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (India); Essay by Suneet Chopra

 

Selected Group Shows

2016: Forming in the pupil of an Eye, Kochi Muziris Biennale , curated by Sudarshan Shetty.
  The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art, NGMA New Delhi, New Delhi (India)
2015: The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou (China)
  China Art Museum, Shanghai (China)
  Minsheng Art museum, Beijing (China), by NGMA New Delhi
  Musée de la Toile de Jouy, L'Espace d'art contemporain, Paris (France)
2014: Incidents of Phenomena; India, Italy (Spazio Cerere Roma), Myanmar; curated by Veerangana Solanki
  Unmarked; Collective project at BC Gallery, Kochi Biennale, Kochi (India)
2013: Heritage Transport Museum, curated by Priya Paul
2012: The Secret Life of Plants; Exhibit 320, New Delhi; curated by Maya Kóvskaya
2011: Giant Elephant; Indian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Gong Art Space, Seoul (Korea)
2010: San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California (USA)
  Group show; Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (Taiwan); by Sakshi Gallery
  Indian (Sub)Way; Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, London (UK); curated by Yashodhara Dalmia
  Go See India; Contemporary Indian Art at Gothenburg (Sweden); curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay & Oscar Aschan
2009: Signature Art Prize Singapore Show; Museum Singapore
  Culture Popular India; Maspresidenta de la Comunidad de Madrid Museum, Madrid (Spain); curated by Shahin Mirali
  Arco Art Fair; Aicon Gallery, Madrid (Spain)
  Retrieval Systems; Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre and Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi (India); curated by Ranjit Hoskote
  Astonishment of Being; Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata; curated by Deeksha Nath
  Think Small; Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi (India)
  Big Dreams; Crimson Art Gallery, Bengaluru (India)
  Zip Files; Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai (India)
  Moderns and More; Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, California (USA)
  Life is a Stage; Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai (India)
  Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan; Aicon Gallery, London (UK)
2008: Material/Immaterial; Gallery Collection, Bodhi Art Gallery, Gurgaon (India)
  Keep Drawing; Gallery Espace, New Delhi (India)
  MiArt Fair 08, Milan (Italy)
2007: Keep Drawing; Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai (India)
  India 20; Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (India)
  High on Art; Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (India)
  Telling It Like It Is: The Indian Story; The Gallery in Cork Street, London (UK)
  Asian Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Aicon Gallery, New York (USA)
2006: The Human Figure; Gallery Threshold, New Delhi (India); curated by Marta Jakimowicz
  Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul (Turkey)
2005: Paths of Progression; Bodhi Art and Saffronart, New Delhi (India), Mumbai (India), Singapore, New York (USA)
  Arad Biennale, Romania
  We are like this only?; Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (India)
  Change of Address; The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (India)
2004: Gallery 27, Oslo (Norway); curated by Dr. Alka Pande
  Untitled; by Gallery Espace at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (India); Essay by Roobina Karode
  Peter Muller Gallery, Munich (Germany)
2002: Words and Images; National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (India); curated by Girish Shahney
  Modern and Contemporary Indian Paintings; Auction-cum-Exhibition, Bowring’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Mumbai (India)
  Jehangir Art Gallery Golden Jubilee Show; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (India); curated by Anupa Mehta
  European and Modern and Contemporary Indian Paintings; Auction-cum-Exhibition, Bowring’s Fine Art Auctioneers, New Delhi (India)
2001: The Human Factor; The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (India); curated by Girish Shahney
  Palette 2001 & 02; Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (India); curated by Rohit Gandhi
  Engendering-images of women;  The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (India); Essay by Sasha Altaf
  Kaleidoscope; ISU International Art Gallery, Singapore
  Apparao Galleries; Chennai (India)
1999: Icons of the Millennium;  Gallery Lakeeren, Mumbai (India)
  Edge of the Century;  New Delhi (India); curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay
  The Creative Process; The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (India); Essay by Shivaji Panikkar
  The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (India)
1998: The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (India)
  Vedanta Art Gallery, Chicago (USA)
  Gallery Espace, New Delhi (India)
  Harmony Show; Nehru Centre, Mumbai (India)
1997: Four Artists, Diverse Talents; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (India), organized by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (India)
1995: Schoo’s Gallery, Amsterdam (Holland)
1994: Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi (India)
  Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (India)
1992: Award Winners Exhibition South Central Zone Cultural Centre; Nagpur; Bengaluru, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune (India)
1990: Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru (India)

 

Projects and Achievements

 

Awards

2008: ABPF Foundation, Signature Art Prize, Singapore Art Museum Jury Award
2004: Artist of the Year Award, Harmony Show, Mumbai
2002: KK Hebbar Foundation Award
2001: State Award, Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi, Bangalore
1997: 40th National Academy Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  50 years of Art in Independent India, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society Award, Delhi
1993: In Search of Talent, MF Husain and Ram Kumar Selection Award, Vadehra Art Gallery, Delhi
  Bansi Parimu Memorial Committee, New Delhi
  Delhi College of Art, New Delhi.
1991-92: College of Visual Art, Gulbarga (India)
  All India Exhibition, Mysore Dasara, Mysore (India)
1991: All India Fine Arts Exhibition, Gadag (India)
1990: 4th All India Exhibition South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur (India)

 

Scholarships, Residencies and Workshops

2003: Residency, George Keyt Foundation, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
1999-2000: Artist-in-residence, Wimbledon School of Art, London (UK)
1997: 9th Triennial India 1997 International Artist Camp, Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi (India)
1996-97: National Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
1995-96: Garhi Research Grant from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (India)
1993: International Painting and Sculpture Symposium, Gulbarga (India)

Attended numerous camps at the national level throughout India.

 

Book Publications

  • The Dancer on the Horse: Reflections on the Art of Iranna GR; Ranjit Hoskote, 2007, published by Lund Humphries, UK, USA & Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., India.
  • INDIA 20; Anupa Mehta, 2007, published by Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., India.

 

Collections

  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (India)
  • David Robert Collection, London (UK)
  • Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Rajshree Pathy Collection, India
  • Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • Chester & David Hurwitz, USA
  • SAM Museum, USA
  • Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal (India)
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (India)
  • Personal collections in India (Mumbai and Delhi), Germany, Holland, France, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, UK, UK and other countries.