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Madhu Das(Mumbai/India) his practice is primarily concerned with the projection of identity onto the social and natural world and the way in which the two are woven together in the space. In his work, the human body often establishes an improvisational relationship with objects and sculptural elements in the space. His work involves spaces, in both a narrative sense and as a site of memory, to re-narrate historical events as a way of plotting connections between the particular and the universal. Madhu adapts aspects of material culture and uses methods from anthropology and allegorical fiction as a conceptual tool, exploring linguistic devices and imagery with a sense of irony and paradox.
Recent exhibitions and residenciesinclude: ‘Concrete skies' curated by HHArtSpaces, Serendipity Arts Festival, India;(IN)Sessions, Delfina Foundation, London;Arthur Bunder Press, Chatterjee & Lal, India; Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Japan; Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taiwan;‘I am Sutradhar’ curated by Archana Hande The Guild Gallery, India;HHArt Spaces, India; Harvard South Asia Institute, Cambridge, USA; Awaaz Do -A Call to Resistance, curated by Ram Rahman in Times Lit Fest at the Mehbob Studios, India;Venice Biennale -Creative Time Summit with ArtO2 at Studio-X, India; The Conflicted Issue of Change and Urbanism, curated by Gayatri Sinha at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, India; Sarai Reader 09, curated by Raqs Media Collective at Devi Art Foundation, India;Post-Oil City: The Historyof the City’sFuture, Curated by ElkeFalat, Vishweshwaraya Museum, collaboration with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller, India; Kochi –Muziris Biennale, India; Video Wednesday II, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Gallery Espace, India; G.H. krumbiegel 'whatever hetouched he adorned, curated by Suresh Jayaram, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller, Bengaluru, India; TIFA Working Studios, India; T.A.J. Residency & SKE Projects, India; Theertha International Artists Collective, Sri Lanka and Sandarbh Artist Residency, India.
Madhu was the recipient of the Inlaks Fine Arts Award in 2015 and was selected by Harvard South Asia Institute forthe Emerging South Asian Visual Artists Program.