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  • Rathin Kanji
    Born : 1970 in Kolkata.
    Education :
    2004 - Visiting Research Fellow (Fulbright Scholar) School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, USA 2002 - Post Graduation in Painting, Kala Bhavan,Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India 2000 - Graduation in painting with a gold medal from the M.M.K. College of Visual Art of Gulbarga University, Karnataka.
    Solo & Group Shows :
    Amongst the more recent of these were those hosted by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore in collaboration with Gallery ArtsIndia, New York, in 2006; Gallery Artworld, Chennai, in 2005; Warren Robins Gallery, Michigan, in 2004; Aurodhan Gallery, Pondicherry, in 2003; and Crimson Gallery, Bangalore, in 2001.
    International Art Fair :
    2008 - Altinkoza International Festival, Turkey International Art Fair, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair, Dubai Roma Contemporary Art Fair, Rome 2007 - Asia Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA Contemporary Fine Annual Art Fair, Miami, USA.
    Awards :
    2004 - Fulbright Fellowship (2003-2004) USA 2004 - Vermont Residency Fellowship, USA 2001 - H.K. Kejriwal Fellowship C.K.P Art Gallery, Bangalore, India 1998 - Junior Research Fellowship (1998-2000) Govt. of India 1996 - Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata & Reflection of Another Day, Kolkata 1995 - Gulbarga Tamil Sangam, Karnataka.
    Style : Kanji believes that we are currently experiencing what is probably the most complex period of human history. According to the artist, in the last two centuries, our progress and evolution in fields like science, industry and government has been more dramatic than in all previous centuries together. Nevertheless, in this same period, we have also experienced the most devastating conflict, genocide, ecological destruction, and poverty. These are the dualistic concerns that Kanji struggles with and attempts to communicate to his viewers through his work. In the artist’s own words, “Each and every day, our urban society is going through a breathless night”.
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