Riyas Komu

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Riyas Komu is an Indian artist and sculptor. Born in 1971 in a small town in Thrissur District in Kerala. He did Bachelors in Fine Arts & Masters in Fine Arts from the prestigious Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. As of 2015 he lived and worked from Mumbai.

Awards[edit]

  • K. K. Hebbar Foundation Society Scholarship 1997 to 1999
  • Bombay Art Society Award 1996
  • Maharashtra State Art Prize 1995
  • 'Critic's Choice' at NGMA 1999

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2011
Inde, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Contemporary Art from India, Helsinki Art Museum – The Tennis Palace, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2010
INSIDE INDIA, Palazzo Saluzzo di Paesana, Torino, Italy
Midnight's Children, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy
Beyond Globalization, Beyond Art Space, Beijing, China
Subrato to Cesar by Riyas Komu, Gallery Maskara, Maskara, Mumbai, India (solo)
Safe to Light, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (solo)
  • 2009
Beyond Globalization, Beyond Art Space, Beijing, China
Arco Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York City
Indian Popular Culture and beyond Alcala' 31, Madrid, Spain
Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
  • 2008
Bodhi Berlin, Berlin, Germany (solo)
MARK HIM (Second half), Gallery 88, Kolkata, India (solo)
The Ghost of Souza, inaugural show in Bowery space, Aicon Gallery, New York City
India Crossing, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy
Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban, Bodhi Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 2007–2008
India Arte Oggi, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
  • 2007
FRAME/GRID/ROOM/CELL, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Bodhi Art, Mumbai, India
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I Fear, I believe, I desire, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
Other, AICON Gallery, London, UK
Annual show, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
52 International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, 52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale
MARK HIM (First half), The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
  • 2006
Systematic Citizen, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, India (solo)
Faith Accompli, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
Bronze, sculpture show, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India
Art on the beach. Made by Indians, Plage de Pamplonne, Ramatuelle, St. Tropez, France
On Difference #2, Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Singapore Art Fair, Singapore
Enrico Navarra, Paris, France
Red Earth And The Pouring Rain, Lanxess ABS Gallery, Baroda, India
Viart, New Delhi, India
Strangeness, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkatta, India
  • 2005
Span, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
Endless Terrain, Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India
Double-Enders, Jehangir Art Gallery and Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Present Future, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Configurations, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Are we like this only?, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India
Whose space is it anyway?, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
Mannat Jali, Marine Drive, Mumbai, India
Public Art Project, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India
World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil
KAAM, Aicon Gallery, New York and Palo Alto
The Third Day, Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
GRASS, photography show, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
  • 2004
Group show during VASL Residency, Karachi, Pakistan
Bombay Boys, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
A New Mediatic Realism, Bayer ABS Gallery, Baroda, India
Generation I, Saffron Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Mumbai x 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin, India
Anticipations, Jehangir Art Gallery and Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
RED, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
  • 2003
Sarasu, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
Unconditional, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
Hilights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
2D/3D, Visual Art Center, Hong Kong
Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Art for Art/Switzerland meets India, Kalaghoda Art Festival, Mumbai, India
Crossing Generations :Diverge, 40 years of Gallery Chemould, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Sarasu, photography show on Raja Ravi Verma Press, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
UNCONDITIONAL, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
  • 2002–2003
AMBULANCE, Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalor, Indiae (solo)
Ambulance, Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore, India (solo)
  • 2002
Asian Art Festival, Singapore
Harmory Shows (2004–1999), Nehru Center, Mumbai, India
Tribute to Picasso, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Ways of Resisting 1992– 2002, Sahmat/ Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India
Creative Space, Sakshi Gallery and India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India
Words and Images, Guild Art Gallery and National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Creative Space, Sakshi Gallery and India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India
Harmory Shows (2004–1999), Nehru Center, Mumbai, India
New Delhi Crosscurrents, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Engendering Images of Women, Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Excerpts from my diary, Fine Art Company, Mumbai, India
The Human Factor, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
  • 2000
Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Exile Longings, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Memos of the New Millennium – Artists from the Moulting World, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Mumbai, India
Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Moulting World, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Mumbai
  • 1999
Critics Choice, Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
  • 1998
He used to believe that EMS planted coconut tree in Kerala, installation, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India

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