the artist

POOJA IRANNA

BORN NEW DELHI, INDIA, 1969.

QUALIFICATION

M.F.A. IN PAINTING, COLLEGE OF ART, NEW DELHI, 1995
B.F.A. IN PAINTING, COLLEGE OF ART, NEW DELHI, 1991

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS 

  • JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP BY DEPT. OF CULTURE, GOVT. OF INDIA, 1998-99
  • NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP BY DEPT.OF CULTURE, GOVT OF INDIA, 1992-95
  • CHARLES WALLACE INDIA TRUST AWARD,2002
  • OUTSTANDING WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD BY (YFLO), A WING OF FICCI,INDIA, 2009
  • CELESTE PRIZE FINALIST ,2010 FOR VEDIO ‘ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING’.
  • SCODA PRIZE ,FIRST 20 FINALIST,FOR 2010 & 2011.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 : ‘IN THE WAVES AND UNDERNEATH’, PALETTE ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI.
2009 : ‘OF HUMAN ENDEAVOR’, THE GUILD, MUMBAI, ESSAY BY DEEKSHA NATH.
2003-2004 : ‘METAMORPHIC MATHEMATICS’, AT CHITRA KALA PARISHAT, B’LORE, THE GUILD ART GALLERY, MUMBAI AND AT SRIDHARANI GALLERY, DELHI, ESSAY BY PETER NAGY.
2002 : ‘REFLECTIONS’, WIMBLEDON SCHOOL OF ART, LONDON.
1999 : 'HOUSE OF CARDS', ART INC, NEW DELHI, ESSAY BY ROOBINA KARODE.
1996 : ‘PAPER WORKS’, SHRIDHARANI GALLERY, NEW DELHI.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2015 : RETINA-ROME VIDEO ART FESTIVAL, AT MACRO CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF ROME.
2015 : ‘THE EYE AND THE MIND: NEW INTERVENTIONS IN CONTEMPORARY ART’, GAUNGDONG MUSEUM OF ART, GUANGZHOU, CHINA
2015 : WORKING SPACE AROUND MEMORY AND PERCEPTION, CURATED BY ROOBINA KARODE, KIREN NADAR MUSEUM OF ART, NEW DELHI.
2015 : ‘MY MEMORY,YOUR HISTORY:NARRATIVES ON THE NORTH’ CURATED BY PRIYA PALL, BIRLA ACADEMY OF ART AND CULTURE, KOLKATTA, INDIA
2014 :THE C(H)HROMA SHOW, ORGANISED BY MARIALAURA GHIDINI AND TARA KELTON (FOR T.A.J. RESIDENCY AND SKE PROJECTS, BANGALORE, INDIA
2014 : ARTCHIVING, CHAPTER 2 ,CURATED BY RANJITA CHANEY, EXHIBIT 320, NEW DELHI, INDIA
2014 : ‘NOTHING, NO THING‘ CURATED BY BOSE KRISHNAMACHARI, INDIAN PLATFORM FOR ART STAGE SINGAPORE.
2014 : ‘ODE TO THE MONUMETAL’, BY SAFFRON ART, NEW DELHI.
2013 : ‘IMAGINING THE PAST, ENVISIONING THE FUTURE’ , CURATED BY PRIYA PALL, TRANSPORT MUSEUM, MANESAR, GURGAON
2013 : ‘CREATIVE RISING’, ARTWORK PROJECTED ON LINC LIC BUILDING AND SEE.ME GALLERY, NEW YORK
2013 : ‘UP ABOVE THE WORLD’, CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHY, AICON GALLERY, NEW YORK.
2013 : ‘TIME, SPACE, MEMORIES’, EXHIBIT 320, NEW DELHI.
2013 : ‘ORGANIC DREAMS OF ELECTRIC SHEEP', ‘FOCUS’ PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, THE GUILD, MUMBAI
2012-2013 : 15TH ASIAN ART BIENNALE, BANGLADESH
2012-2013 : SPELL OF SPILL UTOPIA OF ECOLOGY, CURATED BY VEERANGANA SOLANKI, PALETTE ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI
2012 : ‘VIDEO WEDNESDAY II’ CURATED BY GAYATRI SINHA, GALLERY ESPACE, NEW DELHI.
2012 : ‘CYNICAL LOVE:LIFE IN THE EVERYDAY', CURATED BY GAYATRI SINHA, KIRAN NADAR MUSEUM OF ART, (KNMA), NOIDA, INDIA.
2012 : ‘2 +2 =5'. PALETTE ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI.
2012 : ‘THE CONTEMPORARY SULTANATE’, CURATED BY VEERANGANA SOLANKI FOR EXHIBIT 320, NEW DELHI.
2011 : ‘FRAGILITY’ CURATED BY RAKHEE BALRAM, ART ALIVE, GURGAON, INDIA
2011 : ‘FRAGILE’, 1X1 GALLERY, DUBAI
2011 : ‘IN YOU IS THE ILLUSION OF EACH DAY’, CURATED BY MAYA KOVSKAYA, LATITUDE 28, NEW DELHI.
2011 : ‘FABULAR BODIES’, CURATED BY GAYATRI SINHA, HARMONY ART FOUNDATION, MUMBAI.
2011 : ‘PALIMPSEST’, EXPLORING COMPOUND IDENTITIES IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART
2011 : 'MINISCULE MARVEL', PRESENTED BY CONTEMPLATE AT GALLERY BMB, MUMBAI
2011 : 'TIME UNFOLDED', KIRAN NADAR MUSEUM OF ART (KNMA), NEW DELHI
2011 : 'THE INTUITIVE: LOGIC REVISTED', FROM THE OSIANS COLLECTION AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
2011 : ‘MILANGE’, THE HARRINGTON STREET ARTS CENTRE,KOLKATA.
2011 : ‘WRITING VISUALS’, W + K EXP, NEW DELHI
2010 : 'ART CELEBRATES 2010: SPORTS AND THE CITY', CURATED BY ROOPIKA CHAWLA, FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES, NEW DELHI.
2010 : INTERNATIONAL STREAMING FESTIVAL, 6TH EDITION, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS.
2010 : LIQUID CITIES & TEMPORARY IDENTITIES, VIDEO ART & ARCHITECTURE EVENT, NETHERLANDS
2010 : FEMININE RECITALS , CURATED BY VEERANGANA SOLANKI, EXHIBIT 320, NEW DELHI
2010 : INVISIBLE CITIES, AICON, NEW YORK
2009-10 : ‘ON CANVAS -1', GALLERY ART MOTIF, NEW DELHI.
2009 : 'VICISSITUDES OF THE CONSTRUCTED IMAGE', TANGERINE ART SPACE, BANGALORE
2009 : LOST IN AN URBAN MAZE, PALETTE ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI.
2009 : THE LANDSCAPES OF WHERE CURATED BY NANCY ADAJANIA FOR GALERIE MIRCHANDANI + STEINRUECKE, MUMBAI.
2009 : 'THINK SMALL', ART ALIVE GALLERY, NEW DELHI
2009 : 'ART HK 09', HONG KONG PRESENTED BY THE GUILD, MUMBAI
2009 : 'THE MINIATURE FORMAT SHOW', SANS TACHE GALLERY, MUMBAI
2009 : ‘ZIP FILES’, CURATED BY RANJIT HOUSKOTE AT RELIGERE,NEW DELHI AND TAO GALLERY, MUMBAI
2008 : ‘MIART 2008’, FIERA MILANO INTERNATIONAL SPA, MILAN REPRESENTED BY THE GUILD, MUMBAI
2008 : GROUP SHOW AT GALLERY 1X1, DUBAI.
2008 : ‘DAS MAHAVIDYAS:TEN CREATIVE FORCES’, FOUR GALLERIES ACROSS INDIA
2008 : RECENT WORKS BY POOJA IRANNA & SOJWAL SAWANT, GALLERY ESPACE, DELHI.
2008 : TRENDS & TRIVIA BY BHAVANA KAKKAR AT VISUAL ARTS CENTRE, HONG KONG.
2008 : WALK THE LINE, CURATED BY RANJITA CHANEY, AVANTHAY CONTEMPORARY, ZURICH.
2007 : ‘TELLING IT LIKE IT IS’, GROUP SHOW AT THE GALLERY, IN CORK STREET, LONDON BY GALLERY ESPACE.
2007 : ‘INDIA REVEALED’, CURATED BY ANTONIO MANFRED, AT CAM, CASORIA CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, NAPLES, ITALY.
2007 : ‘READING PAINT’, BY GALLERY SOULFLOWER, BANGKOK.
2007 : 2007 KOREA-INDIA CONTEMPORARY ART EXCHANGE EXHIBITION, SEOUL, KOREA.
2007 : ‘PAPER FLUTE’ CURATED BY JOHNY M.L. AT GALLERY ESPACE, DELHI.
2007 : 'EMERGING INDIA’, BY ART ALIVE, AT THE HENRY MOORE GALLERY, LONDON.
2007 : ‘DOES SIZE MATTER I &II’,CURATED BY BHAVNA KAKAR, N.DELHI & MUMBAI.
2006 : ‘AVATARS OF THE OBJECT’, CURATED BY NANCY ADAJANIA, FOR THE GUILD ART GALLERY, MUMBAI
2006 : ‘MAKING OF DIVINITY’, CURATED BY INA PURI, FOR SAKSHI ART GALLERY, MUMBAI.
2006 : ‘AROUND ARCHITECTURE’, CURATED BY MARTA JAKIMOWICZ, FOR COLAB ART & ARCHITECTURE, B’LORE.
2006 : ‘NEW PARADIGMS III’ BY GALLERY THRESHOLD, N.DELHI.
2005 : ‘BRIDGES, EXPLORING NEW PARADIGMS’, ART ALIVE GALLERY, N.DELHI.
2005 : ‘TOWARDS ABSTRACTION’, CURATED BY MARTA JAKIMOWICZ FOR GALLERY THRESHOLD, N.DELHI.
2005 : ‘NEGOTIATING MATTERS/S’ CURATED BY ROOBINA KARODE, FOR ANANT GALLERY, NEW DELHI.
2005 : ‘RESONANCE’, CURATED BY K.T.RAVINDRAN, FOR GOLDEN JUBILEE OF LALIT KALA ACADEMI.
2003-2004 : ‘DOTS AND PIXELS’ DIGITAL ART, AT GALLERY ESPACE, NEW DELHI, & GALLERY SUMOKHA, B’LORE
2003 : ‘DREAMS: PROJECTS UNREALISED’, CURATED BY JOHNY M.L. AND MRINAL KULKARNI, NEW DELHI.
2003 : ‘MIGRATION, CITY, HOME’ CURATED BY AMIT MUKHOPADHAYA, KOLKATTA.
2002 : WORDS AND IMAGES, NATIONAL GALLERY OF MORDERN ART, MUMBAI.
2002 : ‘CLOSET/CLOSETS’ CURATED BY MRINAL KULKARNI, NEW DELHI.
2001 : TWO PAINTER’S SHOW WITH IRANNA G.R. AT APPARAO GALLERIES, CHENNAI.
2001 : ‘NORTH ZONE GROUP’ CURATED BY PROBIR GUPTA AT TAO ART GALLERY, MUMBAI.
2001 : ‘KALEIDOSCOPE’ – ISU INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY, SINGAPORE
2001 : ‘ART IN HERIDITY’, HABIART GALLERY, NEW DELHI.
2001 : ‘ENGENDERING – IMAGES OF WOMEN’, AT THE GUILD ART GALLERY, MUMBAI.
1999 : ‘EDGE OF THE CENTURY’, CURATED BY AMIT MUKHOPADHAYA, NEW DELHI.
1999 : ‘TWO WOMEN ARTISTS’, THE GUILD, MUMBAI
1999 : 'WOMEN FOR W.I.S.E., EXHIBITION AT NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART (NGMA) MUMBAI
1998 : GROUP SHOW BY FIVE ARTISTS, AT GALLERY ESPACE, NEW DELHI.
1995 : 16TH ALL INDIA EXHIBITION BY CHITRA KALA PARISHAD, BANGALORE
1993 : TWO WOMEN ARTIST SHOW, AT SHRIDHARANI GALLERY, NEW DELHI.
1992,98 : ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF ALL INDIA FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY (A.I.F.A.C.S.), NEW DELHI
1994,97 : KALA MELA, NEW DELHI
1991 : ‘SEARCH FOR YOUNG TALENT’ BY VEDHERA ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI.

VIDEOGRAPHY

‘FROM THE END TO THE END’-2009

SINGLE CHANNEL PROJECTION IN LOOP WITH SOUND, 5.40 MIN DURATION

2015 : RETINA-ROME VIDEO ART FESTIVAL, AT MACRO, CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF ROME.
2010 : ‘A TRIBUTE TO THE LENSE’, TO COMMOMERATE THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHICAL DAY, CURATED BY SANDEEP BISWAS , M.F.HUSSAIN GALLERY, NEW DELHI
2009 : ‘OF HUMAN ENDEAVOR’, SOLO EXHIBITION, THE GUILD, MUMBAI

‘ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING’2010

SINGLE CHANNEL PROJECTION IN LOOP WITH SOUND, 7.50 MIN DURATION

2012-2013 : 15TH ASIAN ART BIENNALE, BANGLADESH
2013 : INDIA ART FAIR, NEW DELHI
2011 : ‘NEW INDIAN FILM AND ANIMATION’, INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS LASALLE, SINGAPORE
2011 : ‘KIRAN NADAR MUSEUM FOR INDIAN ART’, NEW DELHI
2010 : ‘IN THE WAVES AND UNDERNEATH’, PALETTE ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI
2010 : FINALIST FOR CELESTE PRIZE 2010, EXHIBITING IN NEW YORK.
2010 : INTERNATIONAL STREAMING FESTIVAL, 6TH EDITION, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS,
2010 : LIQUID CITIES & TEMPORARY IDENTITIES, VIDEO ART & ARCHITECTURE EVENT, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

‘SWAAS’ 2010

SINGLE CHANNEL PROJECTION IN LOOP WITH SOUND, 3.45 MIN DURATION

2011 : ‘NEW INDIAN FILM AND ANIMATION’, INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS LASALLE, SINGAPORE
2010 : 'ART CELEBRATES 2010: SPORTS AND THE CITY', CURATED BY ROOPIKA CHAWLA, NEW DELHI
2010 : INTERNATIONAL STREAMING FESTIVAL,6TH EDITION, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS,
2010 : LIQUID CITIES & TEMPORARY IDENTITIES, VIDEO ART & ARCHITECTURE EVENT, THE HAGUE, NEITHERLANDS,
2014 : THE C(H)HROMA SHOW, ORGANISED BY MARIALAURA GHIDINI AND TARA KELTON (FOR T.A.J.
RESIDENCY AND SKE PROJECTS,BANGALORE,INDIA

‘STANDING STRONG’ 2010

SINGLE CHANNEL PROJECTION IN LOOP WITH SOUND, 6.30 MIN DURATION

2012 : ‘VIDEO WEDNESDAYS-II’, CURATED BY GAYATRI SINHA, GALLERY ESPACE, NEW DELHI
2012 : ‘INDIA ART FAIR’, NEW DELHI, 2012
2010 : ‘FEMININE RECITALS', CURATED BY VEERANGANA SOLANKI, EXHIBIT 320, NEW DELHI, 2010

‘TOWARDS A CHOCKING PRESENCE’ 2012

SINGLE CHANNEL PROJECTION IN LOOP WITH SOUND, 5.55 MIN DURATION

2013 : ‘IMAGINING THE PAST, ENVISIONING THE FUTURE’, CURATED BY PRIYA PALL, TRANSPORT MUSEUM, MANESAR, GURGAON
2012-2013 :15TH ASIAN ART BIENNALE, BANGLADESH
2012 : INDIA ART FAIR, NEW DELHI
2013 : CYNICAL LOVE-LIFE IN THE EVERYDAY, CURATED BY GAYATRI SINHA, KIRAN NADAR MUSEUM OF ART, NOIDA

‘WE ARE GOING GREEN’ 2012

SINGLE CHANNEL PROJECTION IN LOOP WITH SOUND, 9 MIN DURATION

2012 : ‘VIDEO WEDNESDAY II’,CURATED BY GAYATRI SINHA, GALLERY ESPACE, NEW DELHI.
2014 : ‘NOTHING, NO THING‘ CURATED BY BOSE KRISHNAMACHARI, INDIAN PLATFORM FOR ART STAGE, SINGAPORE.

SELECTED PUBLISHED WRITINGS BY POOJA IRANNA

1999 : CATALOGUE FOR MANJUNATHKAMATH’S SOLO SHOW AT SHRIDHARANI GALLERY, NEW DELHI. : ‘THROUGH ANOTHER JOURNEY’,TWO ARTIST SHOW, GUILD ART GALLERY, MUMBAI.
2002 : ‘METAMORPHOSES OF EXISTENCE’, LALIT KALA CONTEMPORARY 45, A PUBLICATION OF LALIT KALA CONTEMPORARY, INDIA-JAN.
2002 : ‘WE COME, WE EAT, WE SLEEP’, ESSAY ON WORK OF N.S. HARSHA THAT REPRESENTED INDIA AT THE FUKOKA FESTIVAL, PUBLISHED IN LALIR KALA CONTEMPORARY, A PUBLICATION OF LALIT KALA ACADEMY, INDIA-JUNE.
2009 : 'I SELDOM TAKE IMAGES AT RANDOM’-PUBLISHED IN ART INC, VOL.1, NO.1

POOJA IRANNA LIVES AND WORKS IN NEW DELHI,INDIA.