Biography

Vandana, born in Haryana, India, has completed her MFA in Fine Art from London, UK, after attending Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts & Craft for three years in Mumbai, and achieving Masters degree in English from New Delhi following her Bachelors degree from Haryana, India. She has exhibited her work in India (Including New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata), United Kingdom (including London), Switzerland, South Korea, Thailand (Bangkok Art Biennale 2018) and Italy (Venice).

 

SELECTED AWARDS & HONOURS

Kingston Award GOLD, Kingston University, London, 2018

Third Prize, pratyagati-Journey Home, exhibition cum competition juried by artists Subodh Gupta & Shilpa Gupta, organized by Stiftung Futur, Switzerland, 2017

GREAT Scholarship Award, by Kingston University & British Council, London, 2015

Creative Artist Award, by Gallery Sree Arts, 
India, 2014

Excellence Award-First Prize, by Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts & Craft
, 2011

Best Artist Award, by Adarsh Mahila Mahavidyalaya-MDU in addition to University Rank #13, 2003

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo

2016

Audience & Speaker, The Swan, Kingston University, London (Live Performance)

2013

rituals of self, Stiftung Futur, Kunst Zeug Haus, Switzerland (Live Performance)

 

Group

2019

SURFACE : 02, Artbuzz, Delhi, India (Live Performance)

2018

A Possible Island ?, MAI (Marina Abramovic Institute) at Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 (Beyond Bliss), bacc, Bangkok, Thailand (Live Performance – 175 hrs/22 days)

2017

a r e v o l u t i o n f r o m m y b e d, YAP 2017 (Young Artists Project), Daegu Art Fair, EXCO Daegu, South Korea

Water Is Wet, MFA Final Show, Stanley Picker Gallery, London

Distant Mirrors, Stiftung Futur, Altefabrik, Rapperswil Jona, Switzerland (Live Performance)

BLACK IS THE SAME BLACK – A Seat at the Table, Stanley Picker Gallery, London

pratyagati – Journey Home, Stiftung Futur in collaboration with Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India (Live Performance)

2016

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016, Jerwood Space, London(Sept-Oct) and then touring around the UK to The Edge Arts, University of Bath, Bath(Nov-Dec); Turnpike Arts Centre, Leigh(Jan-March 2017); The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth(March-April 2017)

Call It Swan, The Swan & Knights Park, Kingston University, London

lust alien, Naming Rights, London (Live Performance)

2015

Window Project Christmas Week, The Swan in collaboration with Stanley Picker Gallery, London

Group Performance for Oreet Ashrey’s webseries – Revisiting Genesis, Stanley Picker Gallery, London

Fake Show, The Swan & Knights Park, Kingston University, London (Live Performance)

Group Show, The Swan, Kingston University, London (Live Performance)

Greenathon, Gallery Sree Arts & Romain Rolland Gallery, New Delhi, India

Concepts of Cultural Identity, Stiftung Futur, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India

2014

Aqua Aegis Fete, Gallery Sree Arts & Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Gallery, New Delhi, India

Intuitive Reservoir of Memories & the Medium for Conceptual Reflection, Stiftung Futur, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India

2013

Join, Gallery Sree Arts & Romain Rolland Gallery, New Delhi, India

2012

roots, Gallery Sree Arts & Epi Center, Delhi NCR, India

UNTITLED, Gallery Sree Arts & Epi Center, Delhi NCR, India

Country of Cards, Epi Center, Delhi NCR, India (Theatre Performance)

Pictorial Invention, Stiftung Futur, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India

2011

Annual Group show, Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts & Craft, Mumbai

2010

Group Show, Piramal Gallery, Mumbai, India

Group Show – Golden Jubilee Celebration of R.S.A.F.A.C., Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts & Craft , Mumbai

Annual Group show, Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts & Craft, Mumbai

Group Show, Stiftung Futur, Rachana Sansad Gallery, Mumbai, India (Live Performance)

2009

Annual Group show, Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts & Craft, Mumbai

Sculptures out of Waste, Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai, India (Life size public sculptures created with remains of the biggest festival of Mumbai, ‘Ganapati Immersion’)

2008

Group Show, Stiftung Futur, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India

2001-2003

Annual Group Shows each year, Adarsh Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Haryana, India

1999

Manishika National Painting Competition – Position#8 (out of ten selected), Kolkata, India,

Group Projects

2016

EU-UK (IN) Campaign run by the artist Kathrin Böhm during the publication fair, Turbine Hall – Tate Modern, London

2009

Project-Dharavi,  painting murals on the walls of the schools situated in the biggest slum of Asia, ‘Dharavi’, involving the school children in the painting & other fun activities, Mumbai, India