Sonny Sanjay Vadgama

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Sonny Sanjay Vadgama (born 1981, London) is a British artist and filmmaker who has been exhibiting globally since 2009. He specialises in video sculpture and holograms and print work.

Education[edit]

Having completed his Foundation at the Byam Shaw in 2004 (Distinction) he graduated from Central St Martins (2006–2009) with a First and had the rare honour of seeing his entire degree show purchased within the first few hours. Sonny also studied at Kungl, Konsthögskolan, Stockholm in 2008 as part of an Erasmus exchange.

Work[edit]

Since graduation his work has been exhibited in Stockholm, Barcelona, New York, Delhi, Galway, Sharjah, Paris and London.[1]

An Eye For An Eye was nominated for a Digital Innovation award by Apple Mac and Sonny featured in the Catlin Art Guide as one of the 50 most promising B.A Art Graduates of 2009. Later that year his work was selected to be a part of FutureMap, an annual survey show exhibiting the best cutting edge talent from the graduating year at University of the Arts London.[2]

In 2009 he also won "Exposure", a prestigious award which saw his work feature at The Parasol Unit during the Frieze Art Festival. This later led to his work being acquired and exhibited at the Devi Art Foundation in New Delhi[3]

His 2009 work The Second Law is in the Zabludowicz Collection.[4]

During 2010 he was named by Glass Magazine as one of its most exciting new artists[5] and he was commissioned by the London Science Museum to create a new video sculpture work on Psychoanalysis that was displayed alongside artists such as Mona Hatoum and Grayson Perry.[6] He was a 2010 finalist for the Catlin Art Prize.[7]

In 2011 Vadgama was offered a platform to exhibit a large scale solo show at the Arts Gallery hosted by University of the Arts London.[8] The show was sponsored by The Impossible Project and composed of work ranging across video, photography and holography. In addition to this, 2011 also saw his work exhibited at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain,[9] the Mensart Fair in Beirut[10] and Stux Gallery, New York.[11]

At the start of 2012 he was part of the Drop Everything Festival[12][13] on the islands of Inis Oírr which resulted in his work being projected large scale on O'Brien's Castle.

As of 2012, Vadgama has been represented by Galerie Kornfeld in Berlin, Germany.[14] This commenced with project that saw his work projected on some of Berlin's most prominent political and cultural monuments[15] and later led to a multimedia solo show in September 2012.[16]

In 2012 Berlin based art publication Monopol (de) featured Vadgama in their "Watchlist" article and praised his first Berlin solo show.[17]

Vadgama is the 2014-2015 Artist-in-residence at Girton College, University of Cambridge.[18]

His brother, Rav Vadgama, is a Senior Producer and video journalist with ITV currently working Good Morning Britain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exhibition: Sonny Sanjay Vadgama - That Space Between - University of the Arts". Artlyst. London. 2012-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Sonny Vadgama | Futuremap | Showtime". Showtime.arts.ac.uk. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Home Spun" (PDF). Deviartfoundation.org. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Artists:Sonny Sanjay Vadgama". Zabludowicz Collection. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  5. ^ Papko, Darya Antonovna. "The Space Between". Dazed Digital. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  6. ^ "In pictures: Psychoanalysis: The Unconscious in Everyday Life at the Science Museum, London | Science". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  7. ^ "Artists selected for the Catlin Art Prize". Artcatlin.com. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  8. ^ "Exploring extreme global and personal flux, Sonny Sanjay Vadgama’s first solo show in the UK explores That Space Between". Newsevents.arts.ac.uk. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  9. ^ "Mystère - mai et juin 2011 - Soirées Nomades de la Fondation Cartier | Art | actualites | Artistik Rezo, agitateur de vie culturelle". Artistikrezo.com. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  10. ^ "Kunst Magazin online - artnet Magazin". Artnet.de. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130714012011/http://www.stuxgallery.com/pastExhibitions. Archived from the original on July 14, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "May 23–25, 2014 Inis Oírr, Co. Galway". Drop Everything. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  13. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130906163316/http://dropeverything.net/participants.html. Archived from the original on September 6, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Sonny Sanjay Vadgama". Galerie Kornfeld. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  15. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130629235357/http://www.i-ref.de/2012/08/14/sonny-sanjay-vadgama-wenn-gebaude-zur-leinwand-werden-berlin-video-walk/. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ "Sonny Sanjay Vadgama". Galerie Kornfeld. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  17. ^ "Watchlist" (PDF). Galeriekornfeld.com. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  18. ^ "Girton College - Artist in Residence". Girton.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 

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