EMERGING ARTIST AWARD 2014 | Sachin George Sebastian

FICA is pleased to announce that the Emerging Artist Award 2014 has been awarded to Sachin George Sebastian. 

The jury consisted of artists Jaganath Panda and Manisha Parekh; Belinder Dhanoa, Adjunct Professor, School of Creative Expressions and Culture, Amebdkar University; Chandrika Grover, Director, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, New Delhi; and Vidya Shivadas, Director, FICA.

Jury's note
The jury appreciated the mature way in which Sachin dealt with the theme of the city and migration, a theme many other young artists are exploring today. While Sachin’s approach to the city focuses on the aspect of degradation it also engaged with the lived experience in more complex ways by creating layered narratives which the jury felt was compelling. To Sachin the city presents itself like a "carnivorous plant" deceptively beautiful from afar yet capable of devouring its prey. His skills and versatility with paper as a medium was particularity appreciated by he jury . They felt that Sachin has great potential and hope that this award platform will allow him to expand his field of experience, and experiment with his practice from a fresh perspective.

As the recipient of the FICA Emerging Artist Award 2014 Sebastian will be traveling to Zurich, Switzerland, for a three-month studio-residency at Rote Fabrik from January 2015. Upon his return he will start work on his solo show whichis scheduled for August 2016 at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi. See invite to Open Studio at Rote Fabrik here.

Sachin George Sebastian is a New Delhi based artist. Sebastian completed his under graduation in Communication Design from National School of Design, Ahmedabad in 2007. He participated in the International Artist Residency The Idea of the Book, at Khoj Delhi in 2009, following which he exhibited his works in various shows in the city and outside. Some of his participation includes Ghummakkad Narain, The Travelling Children's Literature Festival, Dehra Dun, 2010; ART MAKERS “Circa 2010”, Part 1, curated by Ranjita Chaney, Exhibit 320, New Delhi, 2010; Words: A User’s Manual, curated by Himali Singh Soin, Exhibit 320, New Delhi, 2011; Roti Kapda aur Makaan, curated by Anubhav Nath, Ojas Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2012; and Art Chennai, with OED Gallery (Cochin), 2012.

Open studio at Rote Fabrik, Zurich