Riyas Komu  (Indian, 1971) 

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Riyas Komu Biography
1971   Born in Kerala, India
1995   Maharashtra State Art Prize
1997   Received a BFA from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India
1999   Received a M.F.A from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India
  Lives and works in Mumbai and Kerala, India
Selected Exhibitions
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, Teheran, 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, NY
Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
Indian Popular Culture and beyond Alcala' 31, Madrid, Spain
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, NY
India Crossing, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy
Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban, Bodhi Berlin, Berlin, Germany
India Arte Oggi, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
2007   MARK HIM (First half), The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
52 International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
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
Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, 52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale
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   KAAM, Aicon Gallery, New York and Palo Alto, CA
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)
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
Span, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
2004   Group show during VASL Residency, Karachi, Pakistan
Anticipations, Jehangir Art Gallery and Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
RED, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
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
2003   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)
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, China
Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Art for Art/Switzerland meets India, Kalaghoda Art Festival, Mumbai, India
Ambulance, Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore, India (solo)
AMBULANCE, Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalor, India (solo)
2002   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
Asian Art Festival, Singapore
Harmory Shows, Nehru Center, Mumbai, India
Tribute to Picasso, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2001   The Human Factor, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Engendering Images of Women, Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Excerpts from my diary, Fine Art Company, Mumbai, India
2000   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 Accademy of Art & Culture, Mumbai, India
Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
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