Karl Antao
exponent & conductor

born in1966 in Mumbai. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sir J. J School of Applied Arts, Mumbai in 1991.

Antao has had eight solo exhibitions, 2010- 'Couple of Differences', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; Gallery Espace, New Delhi. 2007- ‘Unseen Truth’, Gallery Sumukha, Chennai and Bangalore. 2004- India Habitat Centre, New Delhi presented by Gallery Espace, New Delhi. 2003- Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai. 1999- Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai. 1993- Hutcheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad. Sophie Duschene Art Gallery, Mumbai. 1989- Lalit Kala Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.

Amongst the many awards he received the Indian Habitat Centre Award for Best Solo Show in 2005, Bendre- Husain Award, India in 1995, Bombay Art Society Award in 1993 and the Best Sculpture Award, All India Arts Society, Mumbai in 1992.

Antao has participated in numerous art exhibitions from 1987 till date on invitation, in India and abroad. He has conducted numerous workshops in paper pulp, terracotta and metal casting.

Karl has been the examiner at various art schools and in the juries of numerous art exhibitions.

His sculptures are mammoth creations charged with emotion, an almost unknown commodity in this day and age. Emotions spew out of the larger than life figures with abandon making them seem a trifle trite and obvious

Some of Antao's pieces hint at an invisible presence even though only a single being can be viewed. And bits and pieces at that, just the hands or the feet or some other part of the torso. Rarely the entire figure. Yet, the alter ego hovers in the air for those with vision and imagination to see it. Never loud and obtrusive Karl, Antao's sculptures convey myriad human emotions with ease and a visual impact.

He lives and works in Ahemadabad.

THROUGH MY BODY AND MIND. 55" x 35" x 35" - teak wood - 2012
Théodore Mariano Mesquita
convenor & curator

born in Goa. He graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Mumbai, in 1988, and post graduated in Painting from M. S. University of Baroda in 1990. He has lectured in history of art, drawing and painting for advanced classes at the Goa College of Art.
Mesquita is the recipient of awards and honors in the form of scholarships, fellowships, artist in residencies, and invitational participation in national and international shows. He has represented India in many international art exhibitions in Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, Finland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, China and the USA.
His works are in the various public and private collections the world over.
Mesquita lives and works in Goa, India. He heads the Vice~Versa Foundation.

Théodore Mariano Mesquita
convenor & curator
Theōria Orbis Terrarum 15” x 15“ x 20” - wood and crystal - 2012
Santanu Dey
born in 1981 in West Bengal. He has graduated in Sculpture form the Government College of Art & Craft University of Calcutta in 2008 and has post graduated in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University of Baroda in 2013. He has participated in numerous art exhibitions including the Annual Exhibition, Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 2004 and 2008. Annual Exhibition, Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Annual Exhibition, Bombay Art Society, in Jahangir Art Gallery, Bombay in 2008. Annual Exhibition, State Academy of Dance, Drama, Music & Art, Kolkata, 2008 and 2011. Annual Exhibition, Dhomimal Art Gallery, Delhi, 2008. Bombay Art Society, Jahangir Art Gallery, Bombay, 2008. State Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat 2009 and 2010 and in the 43rd Annual Exhibition, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 2011.He has been awarded the Governor Award at the Annual Exhibition, Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 2007 and 2008. The Best Drawing Award, Artist Category, Annual Exhibition, State Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat in 2010 and the Ramkinkar Baij Award, Annual Exhibition, Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 2006 and 2007.
CHAIN SAW 60” x 24” x 24” - teak wood - 2012
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