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ANAND GADAPA  (b.1971)

Born in Gadapa, Mahbubnagar district of Telangana,  Anand Gadapa  completed his Master of Visual Arts (Art history & Aesthetics) in Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 2006, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (J.N.T.U), Hyderabad in 2002 and UGC – NET (National Eligibility Test) in 2006

SOLO SHOWS:

‘Reinterpreting Ramayana’ at Kalakriti Art Café-Botanica, Gacchibowli, Hyderabad in 2017 and ‘Reinventing Ravana’ at Le Sutra, a Concept Hotel, Mumbai in 2010.

GROUP SHOWS:

‘Trending Tweets, a Two-Men Show at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, ‘Mystical Rendition’, at Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad and at Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad, in 2016, at Diara Art Gallery Hyderabad in 2015, at Gallery Space, at HICC, Hi-tech City, Salarjung Museum Gallery, at Tamkanat Art Gallery, ‘Transparent Initiatives’, at Nehru Art Gallery, JNAFAU Hyderabad in 2014, at  Ailamma Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2013, ‘100,000’ Show by TAD Art Company at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, ‘One Square Foot Show’ at Hutee Singh Museum, Ahmedabad, ‘Tales of Love and Betrayal: A Modern retelling of Ramayana’ and ‘Baroda: Storytelling through Art’ at Serindia Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, ‘Art for Concern’ by Concern India Foundation, Mumbai  in  2011. He was featured as ‘Artist of the Month’ on Saffron Art website  in 2011, ‘Divine Stroke’ at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, ‘Po10tial ’at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, ‘Our Own Path..’, Harvest - 2010 Part-I’  at Arushi Arts, New Delhi, ‘In Sync’ at Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata and ‘Art in Aid of Animals and Birds’ at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda in 2010, ‘Reinventing Ravana’  at  Le-Sutra, a Concept Hotel, ‘Out of the Blue’, Mumbai, ‘Once Upon A Time’ at Gallery Dusk, Mumbai, ‘The Big Picture’ at Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, ‘The Revelation’ at Prakrit Gallery, Chennai, ‘An Ode to Perfection’ at Bank On Art, New Delhi and ‘Best of India’ at Gallery Space, Hyderabad in 2009, ‘Pro-Imagists’ at Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi in 2008, Annual Show, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai in 2007, ‘Trio’ a three men Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2005.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Presently working as Assitant Professor (Art history) at JNAFAU, Hyderabad since 2014, he has worked as Art & Craft Teacher at Sarjak Hobby Centre for Adults, Vadodara  in 2010-2012, Visiting Faculty at C.N College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad in 2010, Temporary lecturer (Concept Art) at Tekhnix Institute for Film and Animation, Vadodara in 2009, as Art Curator at Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara  in 2008-2009, as Art Curator at Kaleidoscope Art Gallery, Vadodara in 2006-2007.

He has organized an international seminar ‘Rethinking Public Space’ on Relevance of Urban Art in Public in Hyderabad, in collaboration with Bordeaux (France) in 2015, curated and co-ordinated several Art Shows across the country and contributed with numerous catalogue essays and Talks on Contemporary Art in 2007-2012.

His published articles and reviews were  on ‘Public Sculpture In Baroda’, Kala Dirgha, vol 23 in 2005, Show review of ‘Installation as Representation’ by Anju Dodiya’s installations entitled ‘Throne of Frost’ mounted by Bodhi Art at the Durbar Hall of Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara, ‘Signals that you can’t miss’, by Baroda-based artist Nirmala Biluka’s  Solo Show at Gallery Studio Napean, Mumbai, ‘Metaphors for Living: Paintings and Sculptures’ by Piraji Sagara in 2007,  ‘Man of Vibrant colours’ an interview with artist Thota Vaikuntam for ‘Matters of Art’, e-magazine in  2006.

He has written catalogue essay for ‘The Sacred & Profane’ a Solo Show by Rachana Nagarkar at Jehangir Art Gallery in 2010, ‘Po10tial’ a Group Show at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, ‘I am Gandhi’ a Solo Show by Kishan Duriseti  at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, ‘The Voyage’ a Solo Show by Aniketa Deshpande at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2010, ‘Edge 2 Edge’ Group Show by IMA Foundation in London, 'Endless Echo', a Painting Exhibition by Apurva Desai at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda and ‘Chrysalis: Progressive Art of a New Legion’, a Group Show at Hutee Singh Museum, Ahmedabad  in 2009, ‘Pastoral Beauty - Made in India’, a Solo Show by K.Ravi at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda in 2008, ‘Reposte’ a Group Show at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda in 2007 and Curatorial Note for ‘Tryst with Telangana’ a Group Show of Hyderabad artists at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda and  ‘Deccani Parlance’, Kaleidoscope Art Gallery, Baroda in 2007.

BOOKS:

‘Art@Telangana’, a compilation of 100 years of Visual Art in Telangana and profiles of 150 artists published in 2014, (Editor B.Narsinga Rao) compiled by Anand Gadapa and ‘The Spirit and Works of K.S.Vass‘ , Co-authors Padma Reddy and Anand Gadapa, (Editor Rukmini Devi) in 2016.

CAMPS AND  WORKSHOPS:

Participated in several workshops and Art camps held in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Dehradun, and Daman.

HONOURS AND AWARDS:

He has received Malladi Scholarship, Vadodara for 2005-06, Telugu University Scholarship, Hyderabad for 2004-06 and Best Painting Award at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (J.N.T.U). Annual Exhibition in 2002.

 

 
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