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Jenson Anto



Awarded the Pro Helvetia residency in Basel, Switzerland, Pro Helvetia residency at NAIRS, Scuol, Switzerland, Charles Wallace scholarship, London Khoj international Artists Association residency, New Delhi and Junior fellowship, Ministry of Human resource development, New Delhi. Solo exhibitions includes Samadhanam, London, Anonymous,New Delhi and Vimonisha, Chennai. Site-specific projects includes markings on the move,ladakh, In the moment, Munnar, Kerala, By the waters, Vazhachal, Kerala, Ephemeral awakening Leh, Ladakh, Around, Braemar, Grampian Highlands, Scotland, Being, Aberdeen, Scotland, Here to eternity, Stonehaven, Scotland, By the rocks, Isle of man, United Kingdom, To the mountains high, Leh, Ladakh. Has participated in several shows including The Florence Biennale, currAint D’AJer, Nairs, Switzerland The India Art Summit, New Delhi, Liste Art Fair Basel, Switzerland, Minimuseum Vigano, rapperswil, Switzerland, Nature morte, New Delhi, Base! , Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, Nature of the city, Religare art, new Delhi, India revealed, Casoria art museum, Italy, Acts of Transgression, Centre for drawing, Wimbledon college of Art, London, Definitively Provisional, Appendiks, Copenhagen, Denmark, Walls, Sleeth Gallery, West Virginia, U.S.A., Dreams: Projects unrealized, Academy of fine arts & literature, New Delhi, Definitively provisional, White Chapel project space, London, Edge of the century, Delhi art gallery, New Delhi and National exhibition of art, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. The artist lives and works in New Delhi. Education M.A Painting '05-'06 Wimbledon College of Art, London B.F.A Painting 1994, College of Art, New Delhi Communication Graphics 1989, Loyola College, Chennai ExhibitionSolo samadhanam '06 Wimbledon college of art, London Academy of fine arts '03, New Delhi anonymous '02, India habitat center, New Delhi Studio 55 '98 , New Delhi Vimonisha gallery '97, Chennai Site Specific Projects As they move `11, Swiss alps Numbers ’11, Switzerland On their way ’11, Switzerland Here and now ’10, Gaumukh & Ladakh Ant hills ’10, Switzerland Markings on the move '08, Ladakh In the moment '08 Munnar, Kerala By the waters '08 vazhachal, Kerala Rasa manthan art exhibition '07 India gate, New Delhi Sandarbh '06 Parthapur, Rajasthan Ephemeral awakening '06, Leh, Ladakh around '05 , Braemar, Grampian highlands, Scotland, UK Being '05, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Here to eternity '05, Stonehaven, Scotland, UK by the rocks '05, Isle of man, UK to the mountains high '04, Leh, Ladakh Group Shows The Florence Biennale ’11, Florence, Italy currAint D’AJer ’11, Nairs, Switzerland The India Art Summit ‘11, New Delhi Liste Art Fair ’10, Basel, Switzerland Minimuseum Vigano ‘10, Rapperswil, Switzerland Whole ‘10, Indigo Blue Art, Singapore Nature of the city ‘09, arts.i, New Delhi The India Art Summit ‘09, New Delhi Connaught Place, the Whynot place ‘09, Religare art, New Delhi Art beat '08, Shrine gallery, New Delhi Representation -4 ‘08, Triva contemporary, Trivandrum Nature morte '07, New Delhi Khoj international Artists Association '07, New Delhi India revealed '07, Casoria art museum, Italy Monsoon '07, British council, New Delhi Art fusion '07 global arts village, new Delhi Young & free '06, New Delhi Promising artist award '06 visual arts gallery, india habitat centre, New Delhi by the construction site '06 m.e.c gallery, New Delhi Collective spaces '06 India habitat centre, New Delhi Base! '06 Trinity buoy wharf, London Acts of transgression '05 Centre for drawing, Wimbledon school of art, London People & progress '05, Academy of fine arts, New Delhi Art for tsunami '05, Kerala lalit kala, Kochi Collective spaces '05, m.e.c gallery, New Delhi mouse '05 Global arts village, New Delhi Definitively provisional '04, appendiks, Copenhagen, Denmark Median '04, Epiques gallery, New Delhi Walls '04, Sleeth gallery, west Virginia, USA Cross beat '03 Academy of fine arts & literature, New Delhi Dreams: projects unrealized '03, Academy of fine arts & literature, New Delhi Definitively provisional '03, White Chapel project space, London Abstract intones '02, New Delhi Ode to the dead '02, gallery freedom, New Delhi Pradarshan '02, lalit kala, New Delhi Lokayata '02, New Delhi Embassy of Netherlands & m.e.c, New Delhi Agony & hope '99, Agnel art gallery, New Delhi Edge of the century '99, Delhi art gallery, New Delhi National exhibition of art '98, lalit kala, New Delhi Ravi Jain memorial '95, Dhoomimal gallery, New Delhi Search for talent '92, Vadehra gallery, New Delhi Awards Pro Helvetia art residency 2011 NAIRS, Scoul, Switzerland Pro Helvetia art residency 2010 iaab studios, Basel, Switzerland Charles Wallace India trust award '05-'06 Wimbledon college of art, London Honorary mention Habitat promising artist award '05, New delhi Junior fellowship '98, Ministry of human resource development, New delhi Projects Markings on the move '08, ladakh Cycle tracks.delhi, Khoj international Artists Association residency '07, New Delhi dig.delhi, Khoj international Artists Association residency '07, New Delhi Black river project '01 on river Yamuna with school children, New delhi Jatha '02, Green Peace, New delhi Curatorial Lokayata '02, New Delhi Ode to the dead '02, New Delhi Abstract intones '02, New Delhi Cross beat '03, New Delhi The mountains had been waiting for me, every rivulet, boulder, weathered rock too. And the icy winds let me know that. At 60kph, the wind resistance knocks down the speed to a mere 10kph and drills sand into my nose. Melting snow has flooded what is left of the road, the flowing rivers of icy water threatening to throw my bike and me to the valley below along with boulders and stones to take with. The harsh sun ever so closer, burns my skin. They all have a way to let me know they were waiting for me. During the night, the sky has descended with an explosion of stars. I ask them how r u all? They are not words anymore, they are pure energy and force to be experienced, to be felt and they know it too. The mountains have taken it upon themselves to be my host. I know they have accepted me within their folds and I am in conversation with every droplet, stone, melting snow and my bike on the world’s highest motorable road in the Himalayas. And yet, I am a miniscule speck of a greater body. Meanings disappear, knowledge too. What remains is an unknown presence, to be experienced. The same icy winds have etched their energy into the rock surface, sculpting their way by eroding. The flowing icy waters make their mark all along the mountainside. My conversations with the elements are making their marks in the emptiness of thought. A constant search for glimpses of energy. The energy of moving branches, energy in flowing waters… The act of mark making continues at all levels in my practice. In the open, in studio spaces, on paper and canvas the process goes on wherever I am, the frame constantly shifting accordingly.

Jenson Anto

    • Lives and Works :
    • Gaziabad
    • Education :
    • M.A wimbledon school of art, London


Artist Statement

The mountains had been waiting for me, every rivulet, boulder, weathered rock too. And the icy winds let me know that. At 60kph, the wind resistance knocks down the speed to a mere 10kph and drills sand into my nose. Melting snow has flooded what is left of the road, the flowing rivers of icy water threatening to throw my bike and me to the valley below along with boulders and stones to take with. The harsh sun ever so closer, burns my skin. They all have a way to let me know they were waiting f
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Artist Biography

Awarded the Pro Helvetia residency in Basel, Switzerland, Pro Helvetia residency at NAIRS, Scuol, Switzerland, Charles Wallace scholarship, London Khoj international Artists Association residency, New Delhi and Junior fellowship, Ministry of Human resource development, New Delhi. Solo exhibitions includes Samadhanam, London, Anonymous,New Delhi and Vimonisha, Chennai. Site-specific projects includes markings on the move,ladakh, In the moment, Munnar, Kerala, By the waters, Vazhachal, K
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