Apurba Nandi

People moving in all directions; people going somewhere or no where

I was intrigued by this landscape when I was in the process of being part of the city like Mumbai.I was waiting for Mumbai to absorb me. Waiting become an act of ‘looking’ at this city. At times plainly looking at un-known people is cathartic. I kept looking at people till they got reduced in to a pattern of heads, pattern of hands, of eyes, of sound; the sound that becomes a common humming.

Placing one figure after the other, the work morphs into a formation of people. For me these formations become an enquiry into the order of society and at the same time it enquires our own sense of existing in the social fabric.


Date of Birth: 18/12/73

Education: B.F.A. Sculpture (1998), Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda ,M.F.A. Sculpture (2000), Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda

Solo Shows: ‘JOURNEY’ (2014), Gallery Beyond, Mumbai

Group Exhibitions:

2018:  2ndSarangin  K&K Gallery Busan South Korea, Embassy of indiaseoul

 59th national Exhibition of Art , New  Delhi ,  “Constellation” curated by AmritPrakash and Dr.M.Balamani, Bihar Museum

Art For Concern , Monsoon Show , Jehangir Art Gallery , Kala Ghoda . Mumbai

2017:Group Show, Gallery 7, Mumbai, The Kolkata Art Festival, Cima  Gallery ,Kolkata

2016:2nd Malaysia International Art Festival ,”Art Ketam” , Malaysia, 57th National Exhibition of Art, Lucknow

2015: ‘Inbox’, Curated by George Martin, shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, ‘Sanctity’ An experiment with wood, Curated by Roma and Rakesh Patel, The Gallery, AmdavadniGufa, Ahemadabad, ‘Known Sense’, Faculty of Fine arts, Baroda, ‘Vadfest’, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda,‘Go tell it on the mountains’, Curated by Johny ML, Pune Biennale 2015, Pune

2013 : ‘Remembering Less’, Hub 7, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, ‘Small is Big’, Curated by AnoopKhamath, Durbar Hall, Kochi, ‘Feb group show’, Red Earth Gallery, Baroda, ‘Card-o-logy’, Curated by Jasmine Shah Verma, Samsara Art, Mumbai, ‘100 Years of Indian Cinema’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda

2012: ‘United Art Fair’, Curated by Johny ML, New Delhi, ‘VAL group show’, Faculty of Fine Arts

2011: Sarjan art Gallery, Baroda,‘Art for concern’, Concern India Foundation, Mumbai, ‘Concern India Foundation Auction-Exhibition’, Mumbai, ‘Vadodara Marathon’, A.B.S. Gallery, Baroda

2010: ‘Boxes and Bookends show’, Strand Art Room, Mumbai, ‘Des Pardes’, Curated by SandhyaBordewekar, Art Core Gallery, London,‘Concern India Foundation Exhibition’, Pune, ‘Irreverent Gene’, Crimson Art Resource, Bangalore,‘DakshinPaschim’, Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, ‘Concern India Foundation Exhibition’, Mumbai

2009: Bank on Art Gallery, New Delhi, ‘Strands of joy’, Strand Art Room, Mumbai, ‘Card-o-logy’, Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai,‘Cutting Chai’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, ‘Peripheries of the whereabouts’, Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore, ‘Resonating Pulse’, Latitude 28, New-Delhi, ‘Art against Terrorism’, Akriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, ‘An ode to perfection’, Bank on art gallery, New- Delhi,‘Concern India Foundation Auction’ – Exhibition, Mumbai,‘From Cabinet to Museum’, Curated by Aparna Roy Baligha, Gallery OED, Kochi

2008 : ‘Popular Reality’, Curated by Ranjit Chaney,  Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, ‘Hub Show’, Faculty of Fine arts, Baroda, ‘White Lies’, Curated by BhavnaKakar, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai, ‘Harvest’, Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi,‘Ananya’, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, ‘Millennium Turks, Envisaging Contemporary India’, Conceived by Bhavnakakar, Trident Hilton, Gurgaon, ‘Online Exhibition’, Interview section (March), www. Artconcerns.com‘Time and Material’ Presented by Art Konsult and Aakriti Art gallery, Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, ‘Trends and Trivia - an Indian Story’ Presented by Art Konsult and    Mon Art Gallery, Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong, ‘Mini Sculpture’, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda

2007: ‘Mapping Baroda’ Art Room Gallery, New Delhi,‘Harvest’, Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi

2006: ‘Sculptors from Baroda’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, ‘Harvest’, Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi, ‘Sprouting sculpture’, Akruti Art Gallery, Baroda, ‘Four Artists’, a group show, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Baroda, ‘11th Harmony Show’, Mumbai

2005:‘10th Harmony Show’, Mumbai, ‘Hanging sculptures’, Akruti Art Gallery, Baroda., ‘Sense (n) Blend’, Kaleidoscope Art Gallery, Baroda, ‘winter show’, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore

2004:‘47th National Exhibition’, Lalitkala Academy, New Delhi, ‘Medium matters’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, ‘The 9th Harmony Show’, Mumbai, ‘Group-un-Group’, Lalitkala Academy, Ravindrabhavan, New Delhi, ‘2nd Feb. Group Show’, Bayer-ABS Gallery, Baroda

2003:‘1st Feb. Group Show’, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U, Baroda

2001:‘Silent’, a group show, Welcome Group, Baroda

1998:‘Expressions’, All India Art Competition, Karnataka

1997:‘Gujarat Lalit kala Exhibition’, Ahmedabad

Scolarships/awards:2001 – 2003 National Scholarship from department of Culture, Government of India,New Delhi, 2005 – 2006 Grant of Scholarship, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi


2018: Piramal Art Residency, Re-Imagining Mumbai,  Mumbai

Symposiums: 2016: 2nd Malaysia International Art Festival, Art Ketam, Malaysia, 57th National Exhibition Art conclave ,Lucknow

2013: NM Group of institution Bhubaneswar, Odisha

2012: Silparaman, Department of tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India

2011: Smart Studio, Ahemadabad, B.D.A. Bangalore, Sculpture Camp by gallery Sanskriti, Mahiar, ‘At Walden Pond’ by Gallery Beyond, Kochi

2010: FALCAT 2, Curated bu Johny ML for Art Home (Baroda), Rashtriya Kala Kendra, Lucknow

2008; ‘Uttarayan foundation’ Baroda

2003: Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Lucknow