A. Balasubramaniam: Known/(Un)known

A. Balasubramaniam was born in 1971 in Tamil Nadu, India and now lives and works in Bangalore. Bala has participated in solo and group exhibitions around the world, including India, Spain, Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Singapore and the United States. He was the recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust Arts Fellowship Award (1997), a Kuenstlerdorf Fellowship Award (2001), and the Sanskriti Award for Excellence in Visual Arts (2006). Bala’s work is included in an exhibit at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York City, On Line: Drawing through the Twentieth Century, which explores the radical transformation in the medium of drawing throughout the twentieth century. This past year Bala’s work was also included in an exhibit in a Guggenheim Museum, Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum. For the building’s 50th anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum invited artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space. Renderings of these visionary projects have been shown in a salon-style installation emphasizing the richness and diverse range of the proposals received. New projects for Bala also include solo exhibits at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC next year and a solo exhibit at the Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona in 2012.

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