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Jenson Anto

Awarded the Pro Helvetia residency in Basel, Switzerland, Pro Helvetia residency at NAIRS, Scuol, Switzerland, Charles Wallace scholarship, London Khoj international Artists Association residency, New Delhi and Junior fellowship, Ministry of Human resource
development, New Delhi. Solo exhibitions includes Samadhanam, London, Anonymous,New Delhi and Vimonisha, Chennai. Site-specific projects includes markings on the move,ladakh, In the moment, Munnar, Kerala, By the waters, Vazhachal, Kerala, Ephemeral awakening Leh, Ladakh, Around, Braemar, Grampian Highlands, Scotland, Being, Aberdeen, Scotland, Here to eternity, Stonehaven, Scotland, By the rocks, Isle of man, United Kingdom, To the mountains high, Leh, Ladakh. Has participated in several shows including The Florence Biennale, currAint D’AJer, Nairs, Switzerland The India Art Summit, New Delhi, Liste Art Fair Basel, Switzerland, Minimuseum Vigano, rapperswil, Switzerland, Nature morte, New Delhi, Base! , Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, Nature of the city, Religare art, new Delhi, India revealed, Casoria art museum, Italy, Acts of Transgression, Centre for drawing, Wimbledon college of Art, London, Definitively Provisional, Appendiks, Copenhagen, Denmark, Walls, Sleeth Gallery, West Virginia,
U.S.A., Dreams: Projects unrealized, Academy of fine arts & literature, New Delhi, Definitively provisional, White Chapel project space, London, Edge of the century, Delhi art gallery, New Delhi and National exhibition of art, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. The
artist lives and works in New Delhi.

Education
M.A Painting '05-'06 Wimbledon College of Art, London
B.F.A Painting 1994, College of Art, New Delhi
Communication Graphics 1989, Loyola College, Chennai

ExhibitionSolo
samadhanam '06
Wimbledon college of art, London
Academy of fine arts '03, New Delhi
anonymous '02, India habitat center, New Delhi
Studio 55 '98 , New Delhi
Vimonisha gallery '97, Chennai

Site Specific Projects
As they move `11, Swiss alps
Numbers ’11, Switzerland
On their way ’11, Switzerland
Here and now ’10, Gaumukh & Ladakh
Ant hills ’10, Switzerland
Markings on the move '08, Ladakh
In the moment '08 Munnar, Kerala
By the waters '08 vazhachal, Kerala
Rasa manthan art exhibition '07 India gate, New Delhi
Sandarbh '06 Parthapur, Rajasthan
Ephemeral awakening '06, Leh, Ladakh
around '05 , Braemar, Grampian highlands, Scotland, UK
Being '05, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Here to eternity '05, Stonehaven, Scotland, UK
by the rocks '05, Isle of man, UK
to the mountains high '04, Leh, Ladakh

Group Shows
The Florence Biennale ’11, Florence, Italy
currAint D’AJer ’11, Nairs, Switzerland
The India Art Summit ‘11, New Delhi
Liste Art Fair ’10, Basel, Switzerland
Minimuseum Vigano ‘10, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Whole ‘10, Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
Nature of the city ‘09, arts.i, New Delhi
The India Art Summit ‘09, New Delhi
Connaught Place, the Whynot place ‘09, Religare art, New Delhi
Art beat '08, Shrine gallery, New Delhi
Representation -4 ‘08, Triva contemporary, Trivandrum
Nature morte '07, New Delhi
Khoj international Artists Association '07, New Delhi
India revealed '07, Casoria art museum, Italy
Monsoon '07, British council, New Delhi
Art fusion '07 global arts village, new Delhi
Young & free '06, New Delhi
Promising artist award '06
visual arts gallery, india habitat centre, New Delhi
by the construction site '06
m.e.c gallery, New Delhi
Collective spaces '06
India habitat centre, New Delhi
Base! '06
Trinity buoy wharf, London
Acts of transgression '05
Centre for drawing, Wimbledon school of art, London
People & progress '05,
Academy of fine arts, New Delhi
Art for tsunami '05, Kerala lalit kala, Kochi
Collective spaces '05, m.e.c gallery, New Delhi
mouse '05
Global arts village, New Delhi
Definitively provisional '04,
appendiks, Copenhagen, Denmark
Median '04, Epiques gallery, New Delhi
Walls '04, Sleeth gallery, west Virginia, USA
Cross beat '03
Academy of fine arts & literature, New Delhi
Dreams: projects unrealized '03,
Academy of fine arts & literature, New Delhi
Definitively provisional '03,
White Chapel project space, London
Abstract intones '02, New Delhi
Ode to the dead '02, gallery freedom, New Delhi
Pradarshan '02, lalit kala, New Delhi
Lokayata '02, New Delhi
Embassy of Netherlands & m.e.c, New Delhi
Agony & hope '99, Agnel art gallery, New Delhi
Edge of the century '99, Delhi art gallery, New Delhi
National exhibition of art '98, lalit kala, New Delhi
Ravi Jain memorial '95, Dhoomimal gallery, New Delhi
Search for talent '92, Vadehra gallery, New Delhi

Awards
Pro Helvetia art residency 2011
NAIRS, Scoul, Switzerland
Pro Helvetia art residency 2010
iaab studios, Basel, Switzerland
Charles Wallace India trust award '05-'06
Wimbledon college of art, London

Honorary mention
Habitat promising artist award '05, New delhi
Junior fellowship '98,
Ministry of human resource development, New delhi

Projects
Markings on the move '08, ladakh
Cycle tracks.delhi,
Khoj international Artists Association residency '07, New Delhi
dig.delhi, Khoj international Artists Association residency '07, New Delhi
Black river project '01 on river Yamuna with school children, New delhi
Jatha '02, Green Peace, New delhi

Curatorial
Lokayata '02, New Delhi
Ode to the dead '02, New Delhi
Abstract intones '02, New Delhi
Cross beat '03, New Delhi
The mountains had been waiting for me, every rivulet, boulder, weathered rock too. And the icy winds let me know that. At 60kph, the wind resistance knocks down the speed to a mere 10kph and drills sand into my nose. Melting snow has flooded what is left of the road, the flowing rivers of icy water threatening to throw my bike and me to the valley below along with boulders and stones to take with. The harsh sun ever so closer, burns my skin. They all have a way to let me know they were waiting for me. During the night, the sky has descended with an explosion of stars. I ask them how r u all? They are not words anymore, they are pure energy and force to be experienced, to be felt and they know it too. The mountains have taken it upon themselves to be my host. I know they have accepted me within their folds and I am in conversation with every droplet, stone, melting snow and my bike on the world’s highest motorable road in the Himalayas. And yet, I am a miniscule speck of a greater body. Meanings disappear, knowledge too. What remains is an unknown presence, to be experienced. The same icy winds have etched their energy into the rock surface, sculpting their way by eroding. The flowing icy waters make their mark all along the mountainside. My conversations with the elements are making their marks in the emptiness of thought. A constant search for glimpses of energy. The energy of moving branches, energy in flowing waters… The act of mark making continues at all levels in my practice. In the open, in studio spaces, on paper and canvas the process goes on wherever I am, the frame constantly shifting accordingly.

Untitled IV

Painting
    • Artwork No.
    • VAC2151
    • Style
    • Abstract
    • Surface
    • paper
    • Medium
    • Watercolor
    • Size
    • 58 cms X 76 cms
    • 23 Inches X 30 Inches
    • Price
    • On Request

Artist Statement

The mountains had been waiting for me, every rivulet, boulder, weathered rock too. And the icy winds let me know that. At 60kph, the wind resistance knocks down the speed to a mere 10kph and drills sand into my nose. Melting snow has flooded what is left of the road, the flowing rivers of icy water threatening to throw my bike and me to the valley below along with boulders and stones to take with. The harsh sun ever so closer, burns my skin. They all have a way to let me know they were waiting for me. During the night, the sky has descended with an explosion of stars. I ask them how r u all? They are not words anymore, they are pure energy and force to be experienced, to be felt and they know it too. The mountains have taken it upon themselves to be my host. I know they have accepted me within their folds and I am in conversation with every droplet, stone, melting snow and my bike on the world’s highest motorable road in the Himalayas. And yet, I am a miniscule speck of a...
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About : Jenson Anto

Awarded the Pro Helvetia residency in Basel, Switzerland, Pro Helvetia residency at NAIRS, Scuol, Switzerland, Charles Wallace scholarship, London Khoj international Artists Association residency, New Delhi and Junior fellowship, Ministry of Human resource development, New Delhi. Solo exhibitions includes Samadhanam, London, Anonymous,New Delhi and Vimonisha, Chennai. Site-specific projects includes markings on the move,ladakh, In the moment, Munnar, Kerala, By the waters, Vazhachal, Kerala, Ephemeral awakening Leh, Ladakh, Around, Braemar, Grampian Highlands, Scotland, Being, Aberdeen, Scotland, Here to eternity, Stonehaven, Scotland, By the rocks, Isle of man, United Kingdom, To the mountains high, Leh, Ladakh. Has participated in several shows including The Florence Biennale, currAint D’AJer, Nairs, Switzerland The India Art Summit, New Delhi, Liste Art Fair Basel, Switzerland, Minimuseum Vigano, rapperswil, Switzerland, Nature morte,...
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