Shapeshifter

Michael Bauer, Richard Hamilton, Justin Ponmany and Debanjan Roy
March 19 - April 15, 2009
London

JUSTIN PONMANY

Born 1974, Kerala

B.A. Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai (1996)

The artist lives and works in Mumbai.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Gallery Loop, Hongdae, Seoul
2007 Who's keeping score? Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
2006 Procreation, Nature Morte, Milan, Italy
2005 Salt (plastic memory-part ii), Nature Morte, New Delhi
2004 Non-biodegradable memory, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Select Group Exhibitions

2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
Material Texts, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
2008 Chalo India! Mori Museum, Japan
The Audience and the Eavesdropper, Phillips, London
November, 1x1 Contemporary, Al Quoz, Dubai
Indi Genius, presented by Sakshi Gallery and Soka Contemporary Space, Taipei at Sakshi
Gallery, Mumbai
Ghost of Souza, Aicon Gallery, New York
Swarovski Museum, Innsbruck, Austria
Amazing, Jehangir Art Gallery, RPG, Mumbai
2007 New Wave, Aicon Gallery, London
Thermocline of Art; New Asian Waves, ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Horn Please, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland
Private/Corporate IV, dialogue of the collections of Lekha and Anupam Poddar, New Delhi,
India; Daimler Chrysler, Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany
2006 Hungry God, Indian Contemporary Art, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
2005 Outside Europe, from the Daimler Chrysler collection, Galerie Der Stadt, Sindelfingen
(Stuttgart), Germany
The artist lives and works in Baroda/ Bombay/ Calcutta/ Mysore/ Rotterdam/ Trivandrum, House
of World Culture, Berlin
Present Future, N.G.M.A., Mumbai
Identity Alienation Amity, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Bombay x 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin, India
Ideas and Images, N.G.M.A., Mumbai
2003 Art for Art, an Indo- Swedish project on Bench Art, Kalaghoda, Mumbai
Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2002 Words and Images, Guild Art Gallery, N.G.M.A., Mumbai
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Sakshi Gallery, The India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
The New Paradigms, The India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Awards

2005 Artist of the future award, N.G.M.A., Mumbai
2003 1st runners up, 4th Biennial BosePacia Prize for Contemporary Art
2000 Western Railway Centenary Prize, N.G.M.A., Mumbai
1997-98 Fellowship at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai


DEBANJAN ROY

Born 1975

Bachelor of Visual Arts from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata (1998)
Master of Visual Arts from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata (2000)

The artist lives and works in Kolkata, India.

Select Solo Shows

2009 Experiments with Truth, Aicon Gallery, New York
2007 Gandhara Gallery, Kolkata
2002 Sculpture solo, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

Select Group Shows

2008 Who Knew? Mr. Gandhi, Aicon Gallery, London
The Road to Contemporary Art, art fair, Rome
2007 Eastern Edge, Aicon Gallery, New York
2005 New Wave in Bengal Art, Gallery Akar Prokar
2004 Tale of Two Cities, Birla Academy, Kolkata and Mumbai
Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
2003 Migration, City, Home, Lalit Kala Academy, Kolkata
2001 Japan Triennial
Award Winners Exhibition, HK Kejriwal Foundation, Bangalore
2000 West Bengal State Academy Annual Exhibition
A.I.F.S Annual exhibition
1999-2000 Birla Academy of Art and Culture annual exhibition, Kolkata
1994-2000 Rabindra Bharati University annual exhibition, Kolkata

Awards and Scholarships

2004 Nirman Award
2002-2003 Lalit Kala Academy Scholarship.
2002-2004 Junior Fellowship from Ministry of Tourism and Culture
Government of India
2001 HK Kejriwal Foundation Young Artist Award
2000 Best Sculpture Award from West Bengal State Academy
Best Sculpture Award from Rabindra Bharati University
1999 Best Sculpture Award from Rabindra Bharati University
1996 Certificate of Merit from Inter University Competition