Sovankumar
  • Sovan Kumar
  • Artist Story
  • After an extended stay in his home town Bhubaneswar (ORISSA), Sovan's works are centred around the theme of globalization. He has witnessed Orissa's rapid changes within the past few years, with lots of villages emptying out and people migrating to the city. Borrowing a quote from his friend that "Globalization rests on ‘religion, economy and politics’", he was inspired Inspired to create a series based on these three core facets of development.

    With many mining areas around the region; it has started to displace communities in the process. Sovan visited the mine sites many times, and after 8pm, it is filled with trucks transporting materials from the mines to the local sea ports. He spent many hours interviewing truckers as well as the local tribal population about this phenomenon.

    The Truck is both a vehicle, a carrier of change and a visual metaphor of movement. It represents culture and globalization leading to migration and immigration, the greatest instrument of economic development.
  • Location
  • India
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Artist CV

1969 born in Bhubaneswar, India
EDUCATION
Central Academy of Art & Design (Ceramic Design), 1998, Beijing, P.R. China.
MFA, Banaras Hindu University Plastic Art (Ceramic Sculpture), 1995, Varanasi India,

SELECTED SCHOLARSHIP
Merits Scholarship, B.K. College of Arts (1987-92)
Merits Scholarship for Master Degree Students (1992-95), State Lalit Kala Academy, Odisha India.
National Culture Scholarship, Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, 1995.
Chinese Government Scholarship to study in China (1996-98).

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
  • 1987-92
  • Annual Art Exhibition, B.K.College of Arts

  • 1988-95
  • State Lalit Kala Academy, Orissa.

  • 1988
  • Group Exhibition of State Lalit Kala Akademi in Kolkata

  • 1989-91
  • Fine Art Academy, Kolkata

  • 1989-93
  • Summer Show, WAA Orissa.

  • 1990
  • Punjab University, Chandigarh

  • 1990
  • All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi.

  • 1990-94
  • Kala mela at New Delhi, Kanpur, Bangalore, Kolkata

  • 1991
  • Group Show, Bhubaneswar

  • 1992
  • National and Zonal Youth Festival.

  • 1993
  • Group Show, A. B. C. Art Gallery, Varanasi.

  • 1993
  • Group Show, Fine Art Gallery, Kolkata

  • 1993-95
  • All India Exhibition, Rajasthan.

  • 1994
  • Group Show, Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai.

  • 1995
  • Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi.

  • 1996
  • Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh.

  • 1995-96
  • National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

  • 1997
  • 5th China International Art Exposition, Beijing, China.

  • 1997
  • Dalian International Art Fair, Dalian, China.

  • 1997
  • Guangzhou International Art Fair, Guangzhou, China.

  • 1998
  • 6th China International Art Exposition, Beijing, China.

  • 1999
  • Edge from Century-Hungarian Culture Centre, New Delhi.

  • 1999
  • Orissa Contemporary Art Exhibition, Mumbai

  • 1999
  • Within and Beyond, Art Exhibition, Bhubaneswar.

  • 2000
  • Maxmuller Bhavan, New Delhi.

  • 2000
  • Venkatappa Art Gallery – Bangalore

  • 2002
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi,

  • 2004
  • The Making of India (Project) SAHMAD,

  • 2006
  • Group Show, Bhubaneswar

  • 2008
  • Millennium Turks, Trident Hilton, New Delhi

  • 2008
  • Dimensions and Directions, Kolkata

  • 2008
  • Live Wires Visual Art Center, Hong Kong

  • 2008
  • Subliminal Messages, Indio Blue Art, Singapore

  • 2008
  • India Art Summit, Art fair Singapore

  • 2008
  • Frame Figure Field, Delhi Art Gallery

  • 2009
  • Urban discord Indian contemporary, Hong Kong

  • 2009
  • Mirror Image, Gandhara gallery, Kolkata

  • 2009
  • Made in China (group show N Delhi)

  • 2009
  • Group Show Alliance Frances

  • 2010
  • B K College Alumni show, Bhubaneswar

  • 2010
  • Gallery Sanskriti Kolkata

  • 2010
  • Drawing show, Emami chishal, Kolkata

  • 2010
  • CWG SHOW, New Delhi

  • 2011
  • India Art Summit New Delhi.

  • 2011
  • The Museum Collection, New Delhi

  • 2011
  • Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata, (ceramic show)

  • 2011
  • 53rd National Exhibition, Chennai.

  • 2012
  • Collection show KIRANADER MUSEUM OF ART

  • 2014
  • BIRLA Academy of art, Kolkata

  • 2014
  • Ceramic Show MURTIKA -2 Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal




SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 1998
  • My Horses, Bhubaneswar, Regional Centre, Bhubaneswar

  • 1997
  • Bhiksu from Atelier India, One Artist Show in Beijing, China.

  • 1998
  • Image from near & far, Beijing, China.

  • 2000
  • Garden Gallery, Mexican Embassy, New Delhi

  • 2000
  • Installation, Memory Space to Studio Space, Bhubaneswar.

  • 2002
  • Ceramic show, Thousand Bowls, Art Resources Transfer, INC, New York.

  • 2005
  • Ceramics exhibition at Bhubaneswar

  • 2006
  • Ceramics Show Regional center, Bhubaneswar

  • 2007
  • LATCHO DROM, New Delhi

  • 2008
  • Indigo Blue Art, SINGAPORE

  • 2009
  • Rites of Passage, New Delhi


SELECTED AWARDS
  • 1988-92
  • Annual show B.K.College of Art, Orissa.

  • 1990
  • Rotary Club, Bhubaneswar.

  • 1991
  • South Central Zone Culture Centre, Nagpur.

  • 1992
  • Gold Medal in National Youth Festival, Varanasi

  • 1992
  • Alice Boner, Memorial Award.

  • 1993
  • Working Artists Association, Orissa.

  • 1994
  • State Lalit Kala Akademi, Orissa

  • 1997
  • 5th International Photographic Exhibition, China




SELECTED CAMPS &RESIDENCY
  • 1992
  • South Zone Cultural Centre, Chennai.

  • 1992
  • Kalavritt Art India Sculptor’s Camp, Jaipur.

  • 1995
  • All India Camp, Chandigarh.

  • 1996
  • All India Ceramics Camp, Kolkata

  • 1997
  • International Ceramics Camp, Jingdezhen, China.

  • 1999
  • Residency at Thumpu, Bhutan.

  • 1999
  • UNESCO-ASCHBERG for Visual Arts

  • 1999
  • International Symposium, Fairy Tales, CMM, Czech Republic.

  • 2000
  • International Symposium (Yes-No), Bitola, Macedonia.

  • 2000
  • International residency, Art Omi, New York.

  • 2000
  • Manoprint Workshop, Art Omi, New York.

  • 2000
  • International Camp, Khoj, New Delhi.

  • 2001
  • Regional Camp, RLKK, Bhubaneswar.

  • 2002
  • International Ceramic Camp, Ghari Studio, New Delhi.

  • 2003
  • Art & Move Project, New Delhi (SAHMAT)

  • 2008
  • International Camp, ITM University Gowlier

  • 2010
  • Ceramic camp, Maiher

  • 2011
  • Sculpture Camp, Bhubaneswar


SELECTED COLLABRATION WORK
Working with Tribal Potter Sri Sadasiva Rana from Phulbani, Odisha. 2013
Wood carving artist shyamasunder Mahapatra ,Mask Making in wood, Odisha ,2013
Applique work ,Tailor from Purapalli (Pipli) Sri Dillp Pattnayak ,Odisha ,2013
Miniature Jatripati by painter Sri Pravaker Maharana, Odisha, 2013
Paper Mache workshop by Smt Sukanti Maharana , ,2013
Photography workshop in archeological side with French Photographer , ,2013
Yves Guichard, Odisha

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