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Baiju Parthan

Kerala, India

(Born in Kerala) a painter, is known as a pioneer of intermedia art in India. While elaborating the workings of a mysterious inner universe through his paintings, Parthan has combined his painterly concerns with his explorations of cyberspace to produce a series of provocative, richly textured installations.

Academic and artistic education details

  • Masters in Philosophy, University of Mumbai (2007)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Mythology- (1991)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Goa College of Art, Goa (1978-83)
  • Bachelors Degree in Botany (1976)

  • Particulars about your individual / group exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

  • 2010 Mill Junction, Aicon Gallery, New York
  • 2007 Liquid Memory + Rant, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2006 Source Code, organized by Art Musings, Mumbai at Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2005 Vapour, New Media Prints, The Guild Gallery, Mumbai
    New Media Prints, The Guild Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2002 Espace Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2002 Fine Art Company, Mumbai
  • 2000 Lakeeren Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1999 Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
  • 1997 Apparao Galleries, Chennai
  • 1995 Sophia Duchesne Galllery, Mumbai
  • 1992 Masterpiece Gallery, New Delhi

    Group Exhibitions

  • 2010 Go See India, Vasa Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2010 The 11th Hour, Tang Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2009 Indian Contemporary, Benedictine Museum, Fecamp, France
  • 2009 Beyond globalization, Beyond art space, Beijing, China
  • 2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
  • 2008 Third Life, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai Ghost of Souza, Aicon Gallery, New York Everywhere is War, Bodhi Art, Mumbai
  • 2007-08 Polyphonies, Gallery Hosp, Tirol, Austria
  • 2007 Mechanisms of Motion, Anant Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2007 Young Guns, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
  • 2006 Altered Realities, works by three eminent Indian artists- Baiju Parthan, Chittrovanu Majumdhar and Sibu Nateshan, New York
  • 2006 Strangeness, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata
  • 2005 KAAM: Recent works by Mumbai and Baroda Artists, Aicon Gallery, New York
  • 2005 Arad Biennale, Romania
  • 2005 NRLA - Live Art Festival, Midland, Perth, Australia Double-Enders, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Museum Gallery, Mumbai; Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi Bangalore; Durbar Hall, Kochi
  • 2004 Along the X-axis: Video Art from India and Pakistan Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi Zoom! Art in Contemporary India, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal Indian Contemporary Art Show
  • 2001 Seven Degrees, Laguna, California
  • 2000 Icons of the Millenium , Nehru Centre, Mumbai organized by Lakeeren Sotheby’s Artist of the Year Award show, NGMA, Mumbai Art and Technology, the Magazine Show, NGMA, Mumbai
  • 1999 Ninth Asian Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1997 Fifty Years of Indian Contemporary Art, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1996 Four Visions, The Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 1995 Duo Show, Sarina Tang Gallery, New York

  • Information on appreciations and awards

  • 2001 Artist in Residency, Gallery Seven Degrees, Laguna, California
  • 2000 Nominee for Artist of the Year, Sotheby’s, London
  • 1981 Goa Lalit Kala Academy for Award for Artist of the Year, Goa
  • 1978 – 81 Lalit Kala Akademi Merit Prize

  • Particulars about your art works- paintings or sculptures

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