Bala Gopalan

Education
2008 BFA (Sculpture) Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts [CAVA]. Mysore University, India

Solo Exhibitions
2017 ‘Epiphany’ Paintings, Apparao Art Galleries, The Lodhi, New Delhi

Group Exhibitions
2019 Green Line, Kekkeyellam Foundation, Arts for All, New Delhi
2018 Art for Kerala flood disaster, NGMA, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi
Future Collaborations, Workers and Farmers: The Panorama of Resistance [Prelude],Curated by PremjishAchari, Curatorial Intensive South Asia, Goethe Institute, KhojInternational Artists’ Association, New Delhi
2017 Sculpture Installation, 14th Jaipur Jewellery Design Festival Presents, Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center (JECC) Jaipur, Rajasthan
Melange, Ravindra Manch, Jaipur art summit, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Hope, The Perspective of Real Seeing… in association with Abhivyakti Kala Kendra, ICCR, Gallery Kala Srot, Lucknow, UP
Nature Connect, curated by Somu Desai, Arts4All, Hungarian Cultural Centre, New delhi
Elements, curated by Sreekrishnan KP, Triva contemporary, Alliancefrancaise Art gallery, Trivandrum
Biophilia, Curated by ManeshaDevaSarma, Lalit Kala Academy Art Gallery, Kozhikode, Kerala
2015 Ramaniyam, curated by George Martin, Hill Fort Palace, Shrishti Gallery, Hyderabad Identity, curatedbySuneet Chopra, Arpana A rt Gallery, New Delhi
2012 Exhibition of Paintings of the ‘SAARC’ Region, Organised by SAARC Cultural Centre, Venue: Waters Edge &J.D.A.Perera Gallery, Colombo, Srilanka
2008 BFA Group Exhibition at CAVA art Gallery, Mysore

Projects/Collaborations
2017 Project Tihar,32 Artists in collaboration with 100 inmates of Tihar Central Jail, Tihar Art Festival, Sahitya Kala Parishad,, Curated by Veer Munshi, Rabindrabhavan, New Delhi.
2016 Inquiries on the Contemporary, Future Collaborations, Curated by Premjish, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi

Grants/Residencies
2019 Sanskriti Artist Residency, Sanskriti Foundation, Anandagram, New Delhi, India
2018 Open Hand Art Studios Scholarship, Le Corbusier Centre, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh, India
2015 Kochi Biennale Foundation Residency, Collaboration with Pallete People Studio, Wagamon, Kerala, India
2012 Artist Camp & Exhibition of Paintings of SAARC Region, Organised by SAARC Cultural Centre
Colombo, Srilalanka
2009 Arnawas Vasudev Charity Scholarship, Bangalore, India

Workshops/Collective Activities
2018 Rang-Prasang, Artists workshop, curated by Vijendra S Viji/AmitKalla, Abhivyakti Art Festival, Lucknow, UP
2017 Message of the Mahatma, Painting Camp, Rajasthan Adult Education Association, Jaipur, Rajasthan
2017 Western Ghats Eco Walk, Jog Falls to Shivamogga, SARA Foundation, Shivamogga, Karnataka
2015 Conducted Terracotta workshop titled ‘Unearthing pattanam’ National Museum, New Delhi
2015 Artist Assistant, 409 Ramkinkar’s,Sculptural Installation and Theatre project, IGNCA, New Delhi
2013 Production Assistant, First Kochi MuzirisBiennalle, Curated by Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu,12/12/ 2012, India
2012 Artist Confabulation, “Zero one” Interactive Performance Directed by AbheeshSasidharan, Nsd
Diploma Production performed at Bharat Rang Mahotsav,New Delhi.
2011 Sculptural Fabricaton; GAGAWAKA: Making Strange [garments’Performance, Video] by
Vivan Sundaram, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi.
2011 Artist assistant, Indian Pavilion, Curated by RanjitHoskote, 54 th Venice Biennale, Italy
2007 “SAMHITH A” the National level seminar- cum workshop, College of art New Delhi
2006 Terracotta workshop conducted by S. Gopinath, Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore
2005 Sculpture workshop conducted by N.N. Rimson, Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore
2005 Training and work at the Traditional Copper Beaters, Regional Design and Technical Development Centre, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, Bangalore.
2004 Design development workshop, on Wood Inlay craft of Karnataka at Mysore, Regional design& technical development centre , Ministry of textiles , Govt, of India, Mysore

Press/ Publications
2017 Economic Times, Magazines/ Nature, Interrupted; 8 Art Installations That Talk Green
2017 New Indian Express, Thiruvananthapuram, In their Element by Varsha Mohan
2015 Guftugu / online Journal
2012 SAARC Cultural Centre, Sri Lanka, Catalogue


Artist's Artworks