Artist Talk | Sachin George Sebastian in conversation with Bhooma Padmanabhan

9 August 2016 | 5:30 -7:00pm
Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi

Sachin George Sebastain whose solo exhibition "Sites of Metamorphosis" is currently up at Vadehra Art Gallery, will share his past works and lead us through the current body of works which hint at the future direction he hopes to take his practice in. Bhooma Padmanabhan of FICA who has worked with him in developing his current show will be in conversation with the artist to discuss ideas which the show explores and those which havent yet been realised into works but define his evolving practice. He will also be sharing his expriences of and works that came from the FICA Emerging Artist Award residency offered in collaboration with Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council in Zurich in 2014.

The current exhibition titled SITES OF METAMORPHOSIS emerges from a collaboration between The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, New Delhi, and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, for the Emerging Artist Award 2014. While Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, New Delhi hosted Sachin at Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland in 2015 for a three-month residency, Vadehra Art Gallery presents this solo show of his recent works.

Sachin George Sebastian is a New Delhi based artist who completed his under graduation in Communication Design from National Insitute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. His practice with paper and pop-up books led him to participate in a residency at Khoj on The Idea of the Book in 2009, following which he started working as independent artist. He has shown his works in various shows in the city and outside. Some recent participations includes Fractured, Site Specific Installation, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi; Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Dead Reckoning:Whorled Explorations, curated by Jitish Kallat; and Material Ruptures, curated by Meenakshi Thirukude, Exhibit 320, New Delhi, all in 2015. Beirut Art Fair, Small Art is Beautiful, Curated by Fabrice Bousteau; Incidents of Phenomena - travelling exhibition by Fondazione Pastificio Cerere & Basu Foundation for the Arts - India, Italy, Myanmar - curated by Veeranganakumari Solanki, Ilaria Gianni and Sein Myo Myint; and Kempinski Arts Programme, Budapest & Berlin, in 2014.