ABOUT ME

Subba Ghosh was born in New Delhi India and continues to practice in the city. He has studied at the College of Art, New delhi where he has done his BFA and MFA from. From 1984 to 1987 he studied painting, drawing and anatomy at the Surikov academy of fine arts in Moscow, Russia.  He finished his MA in fine Arts from the Slade Scholl of Art, UCL, London UK with distinction in painting and Art theory in 1996. He was the recipient of the National Award from the Lalit Kala akademi in 1994 and also received the commonwealth scholarship to study in UK in the same year. Subba is the recipient of the Senior Fellowship from the Government of India.  Subba’s work has been shown in various national and international exhibitions in various countries and is in various public and private collections like the NGMA. Subba has had 4 solo shows.

Subba Ghosh 2017

SUBBA GHOSH
ARTIST
EDUCATION

1994-96 MA in Fine Art, Slade School of Art & Slade School of Theoretical studies, University College of London, London, United Kingdom (with Distinction)
1992 University Grants Commission of India certificate for lectureship in Fine Arts (Painting)
1988-90 Master in Fine Arts (Painting), College of Art, New Delhi, India (with Distinction)
1984-87 Study in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Surikov Institute of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
1981-84 Bachelor of Fine Arts(Painting), College of Art, New Delhi, India

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

2002 Training in puppet fabrication, under Alain Duverne, Image et Mouvement, Paris, France
2002 Training in Web Designing, Khoj & Aptech, New Delhi
2001 Course in 3D Animation from AUTODESK, India, New Delhi

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2011 Senior Fellowship from Ministry of Culture, India
2006 Visiting Artist, Painting and printmaking, Queensland College of Art, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2006 Paper presented, Conference on poetics and politics, Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia
1999 Junior Fellowship from Ministry of Culture, India
1994 Commonwealth Scholarship to study Art at the Slade School of Fine Arts, UCL, UK
1994 NATIONAL AWARD, Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Fine Arts, India)
1984-87 Russian State Scholarship to study painting at the Surikov Institute of Fine Arts
1984 Medal, “Graphics ‘84’, All India Exhibition of Prints, New Delhi, India

EXHIBITIONS (A Selection)

2016 Creating Impressions, Art & Aesthetics Gallery/ Visual Arts Gallery India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
2016 Land Origin:Thereafter, curated by Amit Mukhopadhyaya, Art Konsult, India
2015 Trajectories: Exhibition of Prints, curated by Paula Sengupta, Sharjah Art Museum, Dubai, UAE
2015 Lament –Dangerous Voices, curated by Amit Mukhopadhyaya, Art Konsult, India
2013 Living Walls, Artalive Gallery, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2012 The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
2011 Violence Double spread, curated by Amit Mukhopadhyaya, SAA Gallery, New Delhi, India
2010 Cinema Verite Redux, curated by Shaheen Merali, Sumukha Gallery, Bangaluru and Chennai, India
2010 Logged, Curator Amit Mukhopadhyaya, Exhibition of Drawings, Emami Chisel Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
2009 Purple Wall Project, Curator Gayatri Sinha, Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, At Indian Art Summit,New Delhi, India
2009 One person show, at Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
2008 Mutant Beauty, Curator Gayatri Sinha, Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, By Anant Gallery, NOIDA Centre,NOIDA, India
2004 Journeys, Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, By Anant Gallery, IHC, New Delhi, India
2003 Highlights, Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2002 Participation new media bienalle MAAP, Peking, China
2002 Participation group show of video art “PRIVATE MYTHOLOGIES”, Paul Media Centre, New Delhi India
2002 Solo Show at Talwar Gallery, New York, USA
2001 Two person show called “Documents”, curated by Amit Mukhopadhyaya,Max Muller Bhawan, New Delhi, India
2000 Participation in Group show at the Blue House, Willemstadt Curacao Island, Netherland Antilles
2000 Participation in millennium show “COMBINE” National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
2000 Exhibition by the Indian Printmakers’ Guild at the Queen’s Gallery, The British Council of India, New Delhi
2000 Participation in millennium show “EMBARKATIONS” Sakshi Art Gallery, Bombay
1999 Participation in show “FLASHFORWARD” Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
1998 Solo Show called “SITES” The Queen’s Gallery, The British Council, New Delhi, India
1998 Group show of Artists at the Slade with Peter Daglish, Queen’s Gallery, British Council, New Delhi, India
1997 Group show of Artists who have studied in Britain, Queen’s gallery, British Council, New Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta, India
1996 Mini-print exhibition, by the British council & Gallery Espace, British council, New Delhi
1996 “Four Degrees in the Open”, Group Show, Standpoint gallery, London, UK
1996 National Exhibition of Prints by the Printmaker’s Council, at Artrium Gallery, Whiteleys, London, UK
1996 “Making the Mark”, Exhibition of Drawings, Mall Gallery, London, UK
1995 Group Show of Prints by the Indian Printmakers’ Guild, Birla Academy, Calcutta, India
1994 Group show of prints by the Indian Printmakers’ Guild/ Siddharth Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
1993 Exhibition of prints & on Printmaking by the Indian printmakers’ Guild, Lalit Kala Galleries, New Delhi, India
1987-94 National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of fine Arts) India
1992 Solo show of paintings & drawings, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi, India
1991 Group show of prints by the Indian Printmakers’ Guild, Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore, India
1989 Group show of lithographs by the United States Information Services, American Centre, New Delhi India & West Zone cultural Centre, Udaipur, India

INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION (A Selection)

2008 Exhibition Modern India, IVAM Museum, Valencia , Spain
2008 VIDEOMIX,Exhibition of Contemporary Indian art, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
2004 Indian Video Art: History in Motion, Exhibition of Videoart from India, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2003 The Tree from the Seed, Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
2003 Interactiva 03, Festival of Digital arts in MACAY, Yucatan, Mexico
2002 Participation in exhibition called “STILLS” An exhibition of Contemporary Video Art from India, at IMA (Institute of Modern Art), Brisbane, Australia
1999 Participating artist from India in event “WRAP THE WORLD” An art event where artists from 5 cities, each in one continent collaborated by working simultaneously on a 100 feet fax and sending to the other by fax, curated by Neil Butler of UZ Events, Glasgow as part of International millennium celebrations
1995 International Biennal of prints, Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal, India
1995 VIth International Exhibition of small prints and ex-libris, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland
1994 IVth International Art Triennale, ‘Majdanek 94’, Majdanka, Poland
1993 Group Show of prints at the International Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
1993 Exhibition called ‘The Works’, a visual arts celebration in Downtown, Edmonton, Canada

1993 ‘Male` Formy Grafiki’ International Exhibition of mini- prints, Lodz, Poland
1991 Norwegian International Print Triennale, Norway
1985 International Exhibition of Prints, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, India

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Subba Ghosh, State of Mind”, Review of Solo Show State of Mind , By Deeksha Nath, Artasiapacific Magazine, 2009
“Addressing The Body Politics”, Review of Solo Show State of Mind , By Shukla Sawant, Art India Magazine, 2009
“Altered Egos”, Girish Shahane, Art India Magazine,
Quarter 1, 2004
Video Art in India, Johan Pinjappel, Apeejay Media Art Gallery, 2003
“Commonsensical”, Essay for catalogue to Show “Documents”, 2001

WORKSHOPS & ARTISTS CAMPS ATTENDED

2001 Internet Art, workshop with SARAi New media Initiative, Delhi
2000 Participated & organised International Artists’ camp called ‘KHOJ’. Modinagar, India
2000 Participated International Artists’ camp called ‘WATAMULA’. Curacao Island, Netherland Antilles
1999 Participated & organised International Artists’ camp called ‘KHOJ’. Modinagar, India
1997 International camp, IXth International Triennale, New Delhi, India
1994 Workshop of printmaking by the Indian Printmakers’ Guild & Siddharth Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
1993 Workshop of painter’s & sculptors by Aurobindo Gallery, Mussorie, India
1992 Workshop of painters’ by SAHMAT in Mongolpuri, New Delhi, India
1991 Workshop of printmaking by the Indian Printmakers’ Guild at Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore, India
1991 Workshop on woodcut printmaking by the Indian Printmakers’ Guild & Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Workshop of writers’ and illustrators by the National Book Trust of India
1990 At Sitlakhet, India
1988 At Sariska, India
1989 Workshop on lithography conducted by Prof. Charles Stroh, By the USIS in Udaipur, India

WORKS IN COLLECTION

National Gallery of Modern Art, India

HUDCO, India

Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Fine Art), India

Museum of Ostrow- Wielkopolski, Poland

Surikov Institute of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia

In private collections in India and other countries

ARTICLES & ESSAYS PUBLISHED

2012, “They never come back the same” Printmaking 1980’s and 1990’s, Essay for publication “four Centuries of Printmaking”, Delhi Art gallery, 2012

July 1999, “Art & Cyberspace”, Essay; Art India Magazine

September, 1998, “Floating”, Essay for catalogue, Exhibition by Shukla Sawant

14th Aug. 1994 ‘Shearing the exclusivity of Art’, Economic times, India

17th April 1994 ‘The Universe of Expanding Lines’, Economic Times, India

4th Dec. 1994 ‘Searching for Freedom in Angst’, Economic Times, India

4th Feb. 1993 ‘Redefining a Pluralistic Stance’, Observer of Business & Politics, India

2nd Mar 1992 ‘A voyage forward’, Observer of Business & Politics, India

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1992-2016 Worked at NDTV as Graphics Designer and Puppet maker. Was HOD Puppet Making workshop

1990-1994  Editorial Illustrator for Economic times The Observer and India Today

Freelance Illustrator for Children’s Books and Magazines

1987-94 Visiting lecturer, College of Art, New Delhi, India

Subjects: Aesthetics, Art Criticism (post-graduate), Aesthetics & History of Art(BFA), Composition (BFA Painting)

Perspective (Foundation course)

1992 Visiting lecturer, School of Planning & architecture New Delhi, India

Subject: Life Drawing

OTHER INFORMATION

Founder member Indian Printmakers’ Guild

Working group member Khoj International Artists’ Association

computer graphics designer and puppet designer

with NDTV (New Delh1 Television) 1991- 2016

At present working as artist and based in Delhi, India