Viraj Naika

Viraj Vassant Naik

Born 27 September 1975, Goa

Education
1998 Bachelor in Fine Art (Painting), Goa University
2004 Master in Fine Art (Printmaking), University of Hyderabad

Scholarship/awards
2012 Artist in Residence, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium
2011 Junior fellowship from the HRD Ministry, Government of India
2008 Yuva Kala Srujan Puraskar, Ministry of Art & Culture, Goa
2008 International Biennial of Mini Prints, Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia
2001 ‘Young Artist Scholarship’, from the HRD Ministry, Government of India
2000 Gold medal, Hyderabad Art Society
2000 Nokia Arts Award Asia Pacific
2000 S L Parasher Gold Medal, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
1998 Merit Scholarship, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Solo Exhibitions
2013 ‘Hybridization’, India Fine Art, Mumbai
2010 ‘Seize on’, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
2009 ‘Fanatical Beings’, India Fine Art, Mumbai
2008 ‘Mythical Menagerie’, Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2007 ‘Speaking of otherness’, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 ‘Landscape with possible monsters’, Travancore Palace, New Delhi
2006 ‘Blue ants’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2004 ‘Anxiety’, Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2003 ‘Metamorphosis’, Galeria Cidade de Goa, Goa

Selected Group Exhibitions & Participations
2015 Goa Nao E Um Pais Pequeno (Goa is not small place), Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2014 7th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal
2013 ‘Rebirth of Detail’, Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts, Goa
2013 ‘The Global Print 2013’, Lamego, Portugal
2013 15th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh
2013 ‘Hybrid Identities’ Edinburgh, UK
2012 International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola
2012 Krakow International Print Triennial, Poland
2011 Scion Art Installation Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2011 10th Biennale Internazionale per L’Incisione, Acqui Terme, Italy
2011 The Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Biennale for Miniature Graphics, Egypt
2011 7th International Engraving Exhibition, Cremona, Italy
2011 6th KIWA Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan
2010 Compact Prints, Townsville, Australia
2010 7th Biennale International de ex libris, Zacatecas, Mexico
2010 10th International Miniature Art Biennial, Ville Marie, Quebec, Canada
2010 1st Mini Print International, Kyiv, Ukraine
2009 2nd International Prints for Peace, Monterrey, Mexico
2009 6th International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola, Macedonia
2009 International Small Engraving Salon, Florean Museum, Romania
2009 8th Lessedra Art Mini Print, Bulgaria
2009 International d’art miniature, Saint Nicolas, Quebec, Canada
2009 ‘Life is Stage’, ICIA, Mumbai
2009 ‘New Perspectives of India, Gallery Avanthay contemporary, Zurich
2008 8th International Print Biennial, Bhopal
2008 ‘Artparis’, Abu Dhabi
2007 ‘Reading paint’, Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok, Thailand
2007 ‘Vanity fair’, Mon Art Gallery, Kolkata
2006 ‘Mark, Etch and Print’, New Delhi
2006 ‘New Voices’, Guild New York, USA
2006 ‘Strangeness’, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata
2005 ‘Portugal through the eyes of Goan artist’, Consulado Geral de Portugal, Goa
2003 National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2003 6th International Print Biennial, Bhopal
2003 ‘Golden Threshold’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2000 Minaaz Art Gallery, Hyderabad

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