pooja iranna

POOJA IRANNA


Born New Delhi, India, 1969

 

QUALIFICATIONS


 

  • 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 Video ‘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.