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    Amit Kalla born 7 February 1980 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, did Masters in Art and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi &studied Art History from the National Museum Institute specializing in ancient Indian art (Iconography). He widely is observing children response on artmediums, while working as a freelance artist and writer. The first collection of Amit Kalla’s poems Hone Na Hone Se Pare was awarded the prestigious Jyanpeeth’s Young Poet Award, a national award for emerging poets. He has since published 4 collections including ShabdShabdVisarjan,Rit - Anrit and One Death God all of which have been critically acclaimed.
    He had 14 one man shows participated in more then 60 group shows along with Art Singapore, OZ Asia Festival Australia, International writer’s meet UAE. His poems and drawings are widely published in many contemporary Indian literary journals and magazines including NayaGyanoday , Kritya , Vagarth , Ravivar , Parikatha ,Purvagraha 'ka' Kala Vaichariki , Doaaba ,SamkalinBhartiya , KavitaKosh , Navya , AkharKalash . He has been one of the assistant coordinators of the Kritya International poetry festival Kritya since 2008 and has been deeply engaged in various art and literary promotional programs through the RamtaDrig Collective a movement inclined towards social change through creativity, which he initiated in 2010. Amit is also one of the coordinator of Jaipur Art Summit. Much of the body of Kalla’s work can be represented by his commitment to experimenting with social engagement through the arts. It is here his strength lies. Through his deep connection to a cultural expression of a universal spirituality and passionate sense of humanity Kalla, continuously draws people from all communities into acts of creativity in the belief that through creativity people are empowered and communities move incrementally closer to truth. His poetry and paintings are spiritually intuited. While his poems create a secretive world of words, where silence speaks his paintings are calligraphic and draw on the same silent unknowing of invented texts. His paintings represent moments on the continuum; a slice snatched from his deeper hidden journey. The strength of Kalla’s work is that it represents an Indian artist’s quest for an indigenous tenor rather than a superficial inventory of native motifs, there is nothing about his work which relies on a static Indian Identity. In the context of the New India with its glamour and explosive economics, he is searching for a new representation of the innermost dramas of his culture while maintaining universality and individuality. There is a certain naivety in both his painting and writing which represents detachment but contains too a knowing gesture of assurance.
    -Daniel Connell, Artist/Writer,Live&WorksAustralia
    Born February 07, 1980, Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA, Lives& works Jaipur. / N. Delhi
    EDUCATION
    2005 Masters in Arts & Aesthetics, J.N.U, New Delhi 2003 Studied Art History, N.M.I, New Delhi
    AWARDS& HONOURS
    2007 BhartiyaJnanpithNavlekhanPuraskar for Poetry Collection (Hone Na Hone Se Pare) 2007 Satya Shanti Samman 2007 MaruParamparaPuraskar 2011 PrakritiSamman, Jamshedpur 2013 SrajanSamman, International Art & Poetry festival, Dubai 2014 Vani Samagamsamman, Rajasthan KabirYatra 2016 PrafullaDhanukar, Kalaanand Jaipur City, Award 2018 Certificate of Achievements Group of Art Vision 2018 Rachna Samman, JFJS, Jodhpur 2019 Joiner Research Fellowship, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India 2022 Kala Kumbh Samman, Nagpur
    ASSOCIATION
    Pink Fest. Jaipur Team CityLive Sijika Foundation Poornima University, Faculty of Visual Arts Progressive Artist Group, Rajasthan Rajasthan Adult Education Association Rajasthan Kabir Yatra Jairangam Theater Festival Jaipur Art Summit Eastern Foundation Of Art & Culture NCERT (Sub Committee Bhasha Vibhag)
    SOLO SHOWS
    2021 DRISHY VISTAR, ICA Gallery, Jaipur 2020 CCRT Gyan Center, Kanoi, Jaisalmer 2019 ACSA, ADELIDE, South Australia 2016 Transcendent Forms, Iconart Gallery, Hydrabad 2015VyaktAvyakt, Lalit Kala Academy, RabindraBhawan, New Delhi 2014 RitKe Rang, JKK, Jaipur 2013 OMAG, Bhubnaeshwar, Orissa 2012 Govt.Art Center, Trivandrum, Kerala 2010 National Youth Conclave,Darbangha, Bihar 2010 J.K K. Jaipur 2008 Canvas Art Gallery, New Delhi 2008 Sudarshan Art Gallery, Bikaner 2007 Nehru center, Mumbai 2007 J.K.K, Jaipur 2006 Art Academy, Bangalore 2005 SAA Art gallery, J.N.U, New Delhi. 2005 TERI, IHC, New Delhi.
    GROUP SHOWS
    2022 Rang Saar, JKK, Jaipur 2022 Masterpiece, JKK, Jaipur 2022 SRAJAN 22, POORNINIMA UNIVERSITY 2021 BLUE ELEPHANT, SEOL, SOUTH KOREA 2021 INTERNATIONAL ARTSPACE, KUNSTMATRICS 2021 Indian Contemporary Artist Group, Online International Show 2021 Gallery Kolkata, Kolkata 2021 Pause, Nippon Gallery, Mumbai 2021 Contemperory 22, Florescence Art Gallery, Lucknow 2021 Rangankan, Abhiruchi Kala Kendra, Dewas 2021 Akharabhari, Bangladesh 2021 Nipoon Gallery, Mumbai 2021 Rang Digant, BTAC Festival 2021 Celebration of Indian Art, Online 2020 20 Bye 20, Online group exhibition, EFAC & BTACF 2020 Rang Aakar, Online group exhibition, Indore 2020 Contemporary Miniature, Kalavrat & RLKA, Japur 2020 Vishwrang National Exhibition, Tagore University, Bhopal 2020 For the Kisan, White Rose, Kerala 2020 Bangiya Kala Kendra, National Exhibition 2020 Being a- Pradosh Pathor Art Foundation 2020 HABITAT, On Environmental Impact 2020 Identity The Tale Of Two Nations, International Group Show 2020 Indian Contemporary Artist Group, online show 2020 Sambhavnayen 2020 online national art exhibition 2020 LUKSLAKES A 4 ART MUSEUM 2020 Act Connect Reflect, EFAC, online exhibition 2020 Rajasthan Great Contemporary Art Show, JKK, Jaipur 2020 Maitry, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2019 Art Stroke, Jairangam, Chaturdik Art Gallery, JKK, Jaipur 2019 Sisters Sangam, SASA Gallery, University of South Australia 2019 Finding the Glimmer, Apparao Galleries, DLF 5, Gurgaon 2019 India at large, ICA Gallery, Jaipur 2019 Metro Edition, JAS, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai 2019 Tryst with Color 4 Visual Art Gallery, IHC, New Delhi 2019 Man to Mahatma, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur 2019 Kala Tatvam, Abhiruchi Kala Sansthan, Dewas 2019 AIPC Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academ 2019 Apparao Galleries The Lodhi, New Delhi 2019 ICA, SANEER, Jaipur 2018 Prakriti, Hazaribagh Forest Devision 2018 Art Asia, Kintex, South Korea 2018 Rang Prasang, Gulmohar Greens, Omax City, Lucknow 2018 Yariyaen, Gufa Art Gallery, Ahmadabad 2018 Oscillation, Fairmount, Jaipur 2018 Mozarto, Art Show 2018 Studio 3, Channai 2018 EFAC 3 rd Annual Art Exhibition, Jodhpur 2018 National Art Camp, Display, Nayakwada, Nashirabad 2018 Project Studio Extension, Urmul Trust, Bajju, Bikaner 2018 Visual Dialogue, Cannery’s Art Foundation, Indore 2018 Gulal, Gallery Kolkatta 2018 Sambhar Festival, Sambhar Lake 2018 International Kala Mela,( DSKP ), IGNCA, N Delhi 2018 Project Studio Extension, University of Rajasthan 2018 Vishvaroopa, Birla Academy, Kolkatta 2018 Anuvritti, ShivduttSmarak, Jodhpur 2018 Gallery KlubFankar, Ujjain 2017 Sisters Sangam, Jaipur Art Summit 2017 HOPE, Kala Srot Art Gallery, Lucknow 2017 Rang Prasang, Gulmohar Greens, Omex City, Lucknow 2017 Sisters Sangam, City Palace, Jaipur 2017 Message ofthe Mahatma, RAEA, Jaipur 2017 Chiaroscuro, Samanvai Art Gallery, Jaipur 2017 RDSM, Jabalpur 2017 Spandan, RLKA, Jaipur 2017 Expositation, PAG, RLKA, Jaipur 2017 Remaining Colors, Hungarian Info. And Cultural Center, New Delhi 2017 Annual Exhibition, Sahity Kala Parishid, LKA, New Delhi 2016 Jaipur Art Summit. 2016 All India Exhibition, AIFAC, N. Delhi 2016 Art Scape, Kalaneri Art Gallery, Jaipur 2016 Rup–Arup, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur 2016 Anantyatra, (Nirvana Art),Visual Art Gallery, IHC, New Delhi 2016 Helical Spring ICA, Gllery, Jaipur 2016 Spandan, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur 2016 KalaSparsh, Visual Art Gallery, IHC, New Delhi 2016 Gallery Shine Empire, New Delhi 2016 Haute Art Curry, Gallery Kolkata, Kolkata 2016 Installation Art, Nine Square, Diggi Palace, Jaipur 2016 Annual Show, Rajasthan Lalit Kala, Jaipur 2016 Artisan art gallery, New Delhi 2016 Sutra Art Gallery, USA 2015 SagunNirgun,Rangayan Gallery, Chitnavis Art Center, Nagpur 2015 Metamorphoses, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 2015 Jairangam, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur 2015 Confluence 15, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 2015 Mélange, Mool Foundation, Jaipur 2015 Geaty, Art Gallery, Shimla 2015 D C Art Gallery, Bijvasan, New Delhi 2015 Scapes and Landscapes, Art World Gallery, Chennai 2015 Annual Show, Rajasthan Lalit Kala, Jaipur 2015 Imago Mundi art project, Italy 2015 CVM Art Exhibition, Anand, Gujarat 2014 Expression 2014, DPS, Jodhpur 2014 Art Word Gallery, Chennai 2014 KTA Art Gallery, Allahabad 2014 Son Aviral, Dala, Sonbhadra 2013 International Poetry Festival Kritya , MGAHVW, Vardha 2013 Art for Uttrakhand, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 2013 International Art Festival, Mumbai-13, at Coomarswami Museum 2013 International Art Festival, Mumbai-13 Aks Art Gallery &PL Deshpande Gallery, Mumbai 2013 Painting &Poetry Poster, Fahya, Sarjah, UAE 2012 Painting &Poetry Poster,, Dushyant Kumar Museum, Bhopal 2012 REFLECT BACK, Jalap Mohalla, Jodhpur 2012 REFLECT, Art Space Gallery, Adelaide, Australia 2012 International Mask Exhibition, New Delhi, Bhopal & Italy 2012 A Music of Moods, AIFACS, New Delhi 2012 Artistic Extensions, AKS art Gallery, Andhari, Mumbai 2011 Rajasthan KabirYatra, Bikaner 2010 Nostalgia, Shankar Deo Kalakshetra, Assam 2010 NCZCC, Allahabad 2010 Punjab Art Council Chandigarh 2009 Lines from, JKK, Jaipur 2009 Wandering Seer, JKK, Jaipur 2009 SPPACE, Conclave on Excellence 2009 Drizzles of colours , Tilting art gallery, Ishania Malla, Pune 2009 National Contemporary Artist Camp NCZCC, Chittrakut 2009 Abhivyakti , LKK Lucknow 2008 Gen Next 3, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata 2008 Hyatt Residency, New Delhi 2008 AspirationâStudio Vasant ,New Delhi 2008 What Creates Life, Art Hub, Vadodara 2008 Russian Center, New Delhi. 2007 Athens Art Gallery, Greece 2007 Nithari – the aftermath, Canvas Art, New Delhi 2007 Ananya III, N.I.T Art gallery, Nagpur. 2007 Seven Strokes, Academy of Fine Arts &Literature, New Delhi. 2006 Different lines, drawing show, LALIT KALA academy, New Delhi. 2006 All India Artist Exhibition, Allahabad. 2006 Studio Vasant, New Delhi 2006 Mocha, Art & Soul, New Delhi 2006 All India Artist Exhibition, Amritsar 2004 Heart & Soul Gallery, New Delhi 2004 Kala Mela, J.K.K, Jaipur 2003 Fusion 22-Abhinav Art gallery, Jammu 2003 Ankan- J.K.K, Jaipur CAMP & WORKSHOPS
    2018 Dehgaam Art Residency, Gujrat 2018 Anuvritti, Jodhpur 2018 TOSS, Jaipur 2017 Message of the Mahatma, RAEA, Jaipur 2017 klubfankar, Ujjain 2017 Digant, Shabdrangotsav, Jaipur 2017 Coordinator in ART ZORBA, New Delhi 2017 Ityadi Foundation, Jabalpur 2016 Choumu palace, Jaipur art summit 2016 Rang Mahalar, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy 2016 National seminar, Baleshwar, Orissa 2016 Yoga Kumbh, Ujjain 2015 Jain VishvaBharti, Ladnoo, Rajasthan 2015 Natural Color Making, Neerja Modi School, Jaipur 2015 Cartist, Natural Color Making, Rambagh, Jaipur 2015 Kala Mela, Art Camp, Rajasthan Sanskrit Academy 2014 Expression 2014, DPS, Jodhpur 2014 Live Art Performance, Abhivyakti, Poetry Festival, Lucknow 2014 Bikaner Art & Literature Festival 2014 Margi – Desi, Aghori Fort, Sonbhadra, U.P 2013 Poetry on Canvas, Shahitya Academy, New Delhi 2012 10 Years of Ka, New Delhi 2011 All India Spring Art Camp, Jamshedpur 2011 All India Spring Art Camp, Ranchi 2009 All India Art Camp Schindia School, Gwalior 2009 National Art Camp, Kala Rang Kala Sang, Gwalior 2009 Drashya Paar, Navchaukia, Jodhpur 2009 All India Spring Art Camp, Dhanbad 2009 KA Art Camp, IKVV, Khairagarh 2007 Young Artist Camp, Bhimtal, Roy Foundation, New Delhi. 2006 All India Painters Camp residency Allahabad University. 2005 All India Painters Camp, Mangali Gaon, Nagpur. 2005 All India Painters Camp Organized by JAKFAS with 'KA' an art magazine at J&K Cultural Academy.
    ARTIST TALK/ MEET
    • Port Augusta, South Australia • VRIT-ANAVRIT, Mool Foundation, Jaipur • Gallery Art Space, Adelaide • Khandwa, MP • Lokayan, Bikaner • RamtaDrig, Jodhpur • Dubai & Sharjah • Singapore art • Nagpur • Chandigarh lalit kala • Pearl academy, Jaipur • Banasthali Vidhyapeeth, University • White Canvas Art Academy • HRDC, Center, Sagar University, MP • Jabalpur art and music festival • Gulmohar Greens, Omax City, Lucknow • Vivekanand Global University, Jaipur • Kalaneri Art Gallery, Jaipur • INFAD, Jaipur • Art Asia, South Korea • Dhauli collage of Art, Bhubneshwar • Jairangam, Master Class, Jaipur
    POETRY READINGS
    2013 World Poetry Movement Reading 2013 Parallel Reality, Devlalikar Art Gallery, Indore 2013 Abhivyakti Hindi, Fahya, Sarjah, UAE 2012 Rajasthan Hindi Granth Academy, Jaipur 2012 OZ Asia Festival, Adelaide, Australia 2012 Early Morning Poetry, Shermandal, PuranaQuila, New Delhi 2012 Kritya International Poetry Festival, Trivandrum 2012 World Poetry Movement Reading 2011 Bengali Education Society, Dhantauli, Nagpur 2011 National Young Poet Meet, Sahitya Academy, Jodhpur 2011 SAMMF, Dala, Sonbhadra 2011 Shabd Rang Nirbandh, RamtaDrig, Jodhpur 2011 Kritya International Poetry Festival, Nagpur 2010 Spice & Words, Kaladi, Kerala 2009 India Habitat Center, New Delhi 2009 National Art Camp, Gwalior 2009 Kritya International Poetry Festival, Mysore 2008 Kritya International Poetry Festival, Chandigarh 2008 Reading org by Ka, JKK, Jaipur 2005 SAA Auditorium, JNU, New Delhi
    COLLECTIONS
    Lokmat Times, Nagpur, Contemporary Vibes, Chandigarh ; BhartiyaJyanapith, New Delhi ; Teri, IHC, New Delhi ; Shaitya Academy New Delhi , India ; Athens art, Greece ; Princes Lutsyana, Italy ; Swan gallery & design Florida, U.S.A ; Bruticin Istanbul ; Apollo Hospital New Delhi, Hutch India Pvt. Ltd ; Taj group of hotels ; City bank , ABN AMRO, Foundation For Ecological Security, Bhilwara, MaruParampara, Bikaner, Art Hub, Vadodra, Salvador Gems Istanbul, Sahitya Academy, New Delhi, Karma Art Gallery, Ahmadabad, Rainbow Art Gallery, New Delhi, Gallery Art Resource Trust, Mumbai, Kritya Trust, Trivandrum, Center For Adult Education, Jaipur, Benton, Florence, Italy
    PUBLICATIONS
    2007 “Hone Na Hone Se Pare (Hindi/Poetry) Bhartiya Jnanpith, New Delhi 2010 “Shabd Shabd Visarjan” (Hindi/Poetry) Publication, New Delhi 2021 “ Shabd Kahe Se Adhik”(Hindi/Poetry) Bodhi Publication, Jaipur
    Drawings Painting and poetry Published extensively in National and International Magazines
    WORGSHOPS & TRAININGS
    • Art Therapy workshop, NMI, New Delhi • PrakrutiMela workshops in different villages of, Bhilwara,Udaipur and Pratapgarh Districts • Attended a workshop on Natural Colors, organized by artist Siddhartha • State Level Drama and Theater in Education Workshop, Azim Premji Institute, Jaipur • Six Days Follow up workshop of Drama and Theater in Education Workshop, Azim Premji Institute, Jaipur
    OTHER ACTIVITIES
    • Creative Advisor (Ka) , Navya and Contemporary vibes art magazine, • Art coordinator Rajasthan KabirYatra ( LOKAYAN ) Bikaner • Assistant coordinator for International poetry festival, Kritya • Associated with Abhivyakti Creative Group, UAE • Songs & Script Writing for many short films and documentary • Knowledge of Cartoon making, clay molding, paper mashie and Installation Art • Attached with UnaupcharikaMagazine • Sub Editor Killol , a book exploring creative aspect of children • Organized Bal mella’s for children, with the support of SPPACE • Skilled in making Natural colors • Extensive background in working with students of all ages. • Worked for Exhibition titled AhsaasekPrayas with Blind Children, NMI, New Delhi • Experience in organizing Community Art activities. Running an organization named RamtaDrig for the social change through different creative forms.
    Style :
    Actually painting is a thoughtful and humble commencement for me to understand the crux of visual artistic journey along with the considerate subject which moves in between the language of form and formlessness.. In my works there is an effort to create impact in a whole and enriching the way, through transitional engagement in the painting, probably which leads to the whole process to a higher level of consciousness where time, space and environment has its impetus role which is undoubtedly realized. Much of the body of my work can be represented by commitment to experimenting with the thought process of contemplating the imprints of my own mind through the arts. It is here my strength lies, through deep connection to a cultural expression of a universal spirituality and passionate sense of humanity.
    There is a profound impact of formalist ideas and thought on my process, ample activity can be observed on the canvas, at the same time there is presence of settled emotions too. There is some kind of quest, rethinking a remapping.
    In my works I have tried to represent the various forms of nature which is the greatest motivation, tends to experience visual poetry where both word and color have their own presence and meaning. Most of the time I attempt to hold and give a shape to the manifestation of energy. My paintings are not a replica of the outer world. They are the natural outcome of my innermost realm. While experimenting I keep on depicting the ever self-innovating patterns in colors, strokes, forms and textures. There is more intimate introspective space, even some kind of action from top to bottom where viewer become a part of it.
    Earlier I used to work in monochromatic tones, gradually trying to explore the essence of vivid colors; my forms are abbreviations of images gathered by surroundings. At some sections the forms make their presence felt, in symbolic, simplified, linear silhouettes, and then they immediately get amalgamated into the abstract space in the background. A lot of times, the semi-circular, thin band-like forms with sharp ends remind one of the broken, splintered pieces of glass bangles that make for a picturesque visual when they get scattered on the ground. These forms seem to be reflecting light and other images and elements that surround them. Scattered in random order these geometrical, linear, forms are mature, allegorical and fantastical at the same time.
    The strength of my work is that it represents an Indian artist’s quest for an indigenous tenor rather than a superficial inventory of native motifs, there is constant searching for a new representation of the innermost dramas of culture while maintaining universality and individuality. There is a certain naivety in both my painting and writing which represents detachment but contains too a knowing gesture of assurance which immerse as my consciousness.

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