VIVEK VILASINI | HOUSING DREAMS (WALLS)
HOUSING DREAMS (WALLS)
archival print on hahnemuhle paper, in 30 parts
each: 51 by 92cm.; 20 by 36 in.
Executed in 2015, this work is number 5 from an edition of 9 plus 1 artist's proof
This work is in very good condition.
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1x1 Gallery, Dubai
Vivek Vilasini (b.1964, India) trained as a Marine Radio Officer and was pursuing a degree in Political Science from Kerala University before turning to art, ultimately studying sculpture and art practices from traditional Indian craftspeople.
Vilasini’s paintings, sculptures, photographs and other mixed media works speak of contemporary society; of the way in which ideas influence identities – of the continuous connection and re-negotiation between these ideas and identities. His interest is in how these ideas and identities take new form and derive different meanings as they move through different settings.
Solo exhibitions include, Gallery Sakshi, Art Basel, Hong Kong (2018); Between One shore and Several Others, Gallery 1x1, Dubai (2018) and Gallery Sumukha, Delhi Art Summit, Delhi (2011).
Select group exhibitions include, November, Bolivia Biennale, Bolivia (2019); Voiceover, Curated by Meena Vari at Indira Gandhi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi (2019); Body Building, Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai (2019); City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India - SAM - Seattle Art Museum, Seattle (2014); Indian Highway at MAXXI (National Museum of 21st Century Art), Rome (2013); Side by Side, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia (2013); Time Unfolded, An Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi (2013). He has also taken part in several other fairs and biennials such as London Art Fair (2012); Singapore Art Fair (2012); Toronto Art Fair (2012); Kochi Muzhriz Bienniale (2012); 1st Edition of the Montevideo Biennial (2012) and the Sharjah Biennial (1996-7).
Vilasini has taken part in several residencies including, the RMZ Foundation’s National Sculpture and Printmaking Camp and exhibition, Bangalore (2018) as well as the Indian Ocean Artists' Exchange Programme at Maraya Art Foundation, Sharjah (2017).
His work can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C .; Kadist Collection, San Francisco; 21C Museum Hotel, Nashville; Hermes Collection; Louis Vuitton Collection; Toronto Museum, Toronto; Arco Foundation, Madrid; RMZ Foundation, Bangalore; Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi and Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
Vilasini lives and works between Bangalore and Kochi, Kerala.