"I believe the work of art should change the existing visual, intellectual and aesthetic sense and experiment with finding new visual phenomena. "
Gopakumar R (born in Oachira, 1972) is an Indian contemporary artist and contemporary art (Digital art) collector.
1990-1995 5 year National Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from The Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Mavelikara, Kerala, India.
2012 - Contemporary Art - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
Catalysts: Artists Creating with Sound, Video, and Time training from Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA (2014)
Prizes and Recognisations:
2010 Appointed as Representative of Immagine & Poesia for Bahrain/India. ( Immagine & Poesia is an international artistic literary movement founded at Alfa Teatro, Torino, Italy in 2007).
1992 Scholarship for best Art Student from Kerala Lalita Kala Akademi, Kerala, India
Camps and Workshops:
1995 Stone Carving Workshop (Conducted by Hiroshi Mikami from Japan), Kerala, India
1993 Jana Jagrathi, Kerala, India
1989 Chitra Silpakala Camp, Kerala, India
1988 Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kerala, India
2014 Critical Juncture, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India (Exhibition and Residency)
2014 The Power of Art, Tune Bibliotek, Sarpsborg, Norway.
2014 Tate Britain, UK - Source Spotlight Display – Texture & Collage Exhibition.
2014 The Saatchi Gallery, Saatchi Art and Google+ The Motion Photography Prize Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.
2013 Colours - Peace & Solidarity
Årjängs Bibliotek, Galleri Passagen, Sweden.
2012 Art Meets Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Poetry Exhibition - Arte Città Amica, Torino , Italy.
2012 Immagine & Poesia Beausoleil: Gianpiero Actis and friends of the Movement - Municipal Cyberspace Beausoleil, France.
2011 Exhibition on the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification - Homage to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Arte Città Amica, Torino , Italy.
2011 Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Grafica Manzoni, Torino, Italy.
2010 Absence of freedom Digital print to Yoko Ono's Wish Tree at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York.
2010 "Nature & Nurture”, The Kinsey Institute Art Gallery, USA, as part of the fall exhibition, Curator: Catherine Johnson-Roehr.
2010 2nd Anniversary Exhibit and Contest, MOCA: Museum of Computer Art, Brooklyn NY, USA, Jurors: Don Archer and Bob Dodson.
2009 Art Student Exhibition, ISE Cultural Foundation NY, USA, Jurors: Jeremy Adams: Executive Director, Cue Art Foundation, Jonathan Goodman:
Art Critic, Brett Littman: Executive Director, The Drawing Center, David McFadden: Chief Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, Lee Tribe: Artist.
2000 Bahrain Museum, Manama, Bahrain.
1996 Kerala Lelithakala Academy, Kerala, India.
1991 - 1995 Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Kerala, India.Email: [email protected]
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