Born in 1968 in Kerala, T V Santhosh obtained his BFA in Sculpture from Santiniketan and
Masters in the same from MS University of Baroda. He is the recipient of Padmini Award & the
State Award from Kerala Lalit Kala Academy; INLAKS Award, & National Scholarship from the
Government of India.
T V Santhosh has acquired a major presence in the Indian and International art scene over the
last decade with several successful shows with many international art galleries and museums.
He has held his solo exhibitions at the The Guild, Mumbai; Nature Morte, Delhi & Berlin;
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai & Grosvenor Gallery, London. Some of his prominent museum
shows are ‘Making History’, Colombo Art Biennale; ‘War Zone: Indian Contemporary Art’,
Artemons Contemporary, Das Kunstmuseum, Austria; ‘Collectors’ Stage: Asian Contemporary
Art from Private Collections’, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; ‘The Silk Road, New Chinese,
Indian and Middle Eastern Art from The Saatchi Gallery’, Tri Postal, Lille, France; ‘Dark
Materials’, curated by David Thorp, G S K Contemporary show, at Royal Academy of Arts,
London; India Xianzai, MOCA, Shanghai, China; ‘Passage to India’, Part II: New Indian Art from
the Frank Cohen Collection’, at Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK; ‘Passage to India, Part I: New
Indian Art from the Frank Cohen Collection’, at Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK; ‘Where in the
World’, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi; ‘Continuity and Transformation’, Museum show, exhibition
promoted by Provincia di Milano Italy; ‘After Shock’, curated by Yasmin Canvin in collaboration
with Sainsbury Centre Museum, Norwich.