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Lavanya .Mani

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Educational Qualifications: 2001, started a PhD at the Dept. of Art History and Aesthetics M.S.U Baroda under Dr. Shivaji Pannikar 1999-2001, MFA (Painting) Faculty of Fine Arts M.S.U Baroda 1995-1999, B FA (Painting) Faculty of Fine Arts M.S.U Baroda

Participations:
2007: DE SIZING- at Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, NCPA, Mumbai.
Emerging India at Royal College of Art London, by SA Fine Arts and Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
‘Generation Next’- at Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi in.sid.er- group show curated by Brinda Kumar and
Sonal Singh at Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai http//www.artconcerns.com Online Gallery“Linkages and Dialogues” –At the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai“Reading Paint”- at Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok ,Thailand. First Anniversary Show at Galerie Mirchandani+Steinrucke, Mumbai“Beyond Credos-Painting in Baroda Today”, at Birla Academy curated by Dr.Shivaji Panikker, Kolkatta. World Social Forum, Nairobi, Africa.

2006: KAVA2 Winners Exhibition, Kashi Art Gallery, Mattancherry, Kerala.“Female Heroes” Group Exhibition,
Lemongrasshopper Gallery, Ahmedabad. Kalahita Gallery Inaugural Group Show Nagarjuna Foundation, Hyderabad. Group Exhibition “Destination Inde: Un Voyage Avec L’art Indien” at La Route Des Indes and
Chappelle d’ Issy, Paris 1997: Aug 50 years of Independence -group show at the Faculty of Fine Arts gallery M.S.U Baroda.

Camps :
2007 : Kharaghoda Art Camp, Kharaghoda ,Gujarat. Venice Biennale and the Documenta, Kassel- Germany, camp organized by Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2006 : Pachmarhi Art Camp, Pachmarhi Madhya Pradesh “Destination Inde: Un Voyage Avec L’art Indien” at
Chappelle d’ Issy, Paris camp organized by Art Mantram, Bangalore and Media India Paris

Workshops:
2006: Natural Dye Workshop conducted by Praveena Mahicha-natural dye artist.

2004: workshop under master dyer Mr.Bharatan documenting and learning to dye khadi yarn at Gandhigram
Rural Institute, Chinnalapatti near Madurai,

2003: An Introductory Workshop for Art Historical Research Analysis and Writing conducted by Dr. Annapurna
Garimella, in the Dept of Art History and Aesthetics, MSU, Baroda.

2002: Apprenticeship under Traditional Kalamkari Artist- C .Subramaniam at Kalahasti, Andhra Pradesh.
2000: Traditional Embroidery Workshop conducted by the Department of Textiles, Faculty of Home Science, MS University, Baroda.

1999: “GRASSROOTS” Artist’s Workshop at CEPT, School of Architecture and Planning, Ahmedabad.
Slide show and talk:
2007 The Visibility of Cultures: Identity, contact and circulation in the Indian Ocean at Centre For Cultural Studies, Bangalore.

Workshops conducted:
2005 : Two week workshop on paper cutting for students at the Dept. of Art History and Aesthetics –as part of the Fine Arts Fair held in Dec2005.

2003: One month workshop on Batik and Tie and Dye for students at the at the Faculty of Fine Arts as part of the Fine Arts Fair held in Dec2003.

Awards/scholarships:
2006: KAVA (Kashi Award for Visual Art) Kashi Art Galley, Mattancherry, Fort Kochi.

2003- 2005: Senior Research Fellowship, from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

2001-2003: Junior Research Fellowship, from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

May 2001: Nasreen Mohammedi Award for Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts MSU Baroda.

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