EDUCATION
 

MFA
2015 - 2017
Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India
Dissertation: Shared History, Shared Identity: Politics and Homoeroticism in the Avant-garde paintings of Bhupen Khakhar (india) and Ennri Kums (Mauritius)


PGCE
2012 - 2014
Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE), Reduit, Mauritius


BA (Hons.) Fine Arts (painting)
2005 - 2009
University of Mauritius (UOM)/ Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI) Reduit/Moka Mauritius

AWARDS AND HONOURS
2015

African Scholarship Scheme from the Indian Centre for Cultural Relations (ICCR)

2010
2nd prize for the “Creative Expression Competition for Educators” poster competition
2010
1st prize for the group painting competition on ecological environment organized by the Karavann Productions
2009
1st prize for the „Xavier Le Juge De Segrais‟ painting competition on rare plants
2004
1st prize for art competition on environment organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports

EXHIBITIONS

Online Exhibitions

June 2020              'What is Fear?',Thessaloniki Queer Art Festival (TQAF), Thessaloniki, Greece

June 2020              'Art Under Lockdown', Counterweave Art, Rome, Italy

May 2020               2020 Online Juried Exhibition (Director's pick), Anton Art, Michigan, USA

May 2020               Social Distancing Art Festival (SODA), Arrival Room, Germany

April 2020              'Stay Hopeful', Thailand

April 2020              'Homegrown', Imaaya Art Gallery, Phoenix, Mauritius

Solo Showcases
August 2013          “Parthenon Frieze”, pARTage, Hennessy Park Hotel, Mauritius
April 2012              “Mixticius”, pARTage, Le Suffren and Marina Hotel, Mauritius

Group Exhibitions

June 2019​              'Eros', First Thessaloniki Queer Art Festival (TQAF), MOMus, Thessaloniki , Greece

July 2018               Homomorphism II – Same-sex Intimacy, Queerala, Kerala History Museum, India
June 2015             Print Exhibition, RTI, Mauritius
May 2015              MGI 34th Salon de Mai, Mauritius

April 2015             '13', Imaaya Gallery, Mauritius

February 2015      Abolition of Slavery, Rabindranath Tagore Institute (RTI), Mauritius
June 2014             ARTchipelago International Art Exhibition, pARTage, IFM, Rose-Hill, Mauritius
May 2014              MGI 33rd Salon de Mai, Mauritius
March 2014           8th Salon D’été, SSR Gallery, Mauritius
December 2013    Duo exhibition with Deepa Bauhadoor ‘WHEEL of LIFE’, Mauritius
September 2013   Migrantes, Spazio Tempo Arte, Italy
August 2013         Ex poésie, St-Malo, France
August 2013         Original Print Exchange and Exhibition, Art space, Ontario Canada
May 2013              MGI 32nd Salon de Mai, Mauritius
April 2013             International 2nd World Art Day, ACA, Mauritius
March 2013           7th salon D’été, SSR Gallery, Mauritius
May 2012              MGI 30th salon de Mai, Mauritius

February 2012      Postal Art, Trinidad & Tobago
November 2011    Windsor Printmaker’s forum, Ontario, Canada
November 2011    ACA- IBL Gallery “International Art Exhibition” (Eco - Living), Mauritius
September 2011   International Biennale festival of portrait, International Portrait Gallery Tuzla, Bosnia

August 2011         Original Print Exchange and Exhibition, Art space, Ontario Canada
May 2011              MGI 31st Salon de Mai, Mauritius
April 2011             International Association of Art, Mexico City
April 2011             5th Salon D’été, SSR Gallery, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius
July 2010              ACA- IBL Gallery “Battle of 1810”, Mauritius
May 2010              MGI 29th Salon de Mai, Mauritius
December 2009    ACA- IBL Gallery “International portrait exhibition”, Mauritius
March 2008           "Explosion des Couleurs" SSR Gallery, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius
October 2007        Foyer Rémy Ollier, Port-Louis, Mauritius
June 2007             Festival Creole, Carrefour des Arts, Mahé Seychelles

ART PROJECTS

May 2020              'A(rt) Table', Fund raising project for children, NGO SAFIRE, Third Dot Gallery, Mauritius

May 2015              'Glimpses of Everyday Life', Mail Art Project, Thessaloniki, Greece

April 2015             '13', Fundraising project for children, NGO SAFIRE, Imaaya Gallery, Mauritius

WORKSHOPS
November 2018    Hosted a two-day workshop on Egg Tempera painting and Gold Leafing at the Kerala museum,                                     Kochi, Kerala, India
November 2018    Co-hosted (with Dr. Santanu Dutta) workshop on wash technique and Marbling technique at the                                     Kerala Museum, Kochi, Kerala, India

June 2015             Printmaking workshop at Rabindranath Tagore Institute (RTI), Mauritius
April 2015             Participated in collaboration with French artist Katia Bourdarel for one of her installation works,                                       Mauritius
January 2015        Workshop on Abolition of slavery at Rabindranath Tagore Institute (RTI), Mauritius
June 2014             International Workshop, “ARTchipelago”, with pARTage, Mauritius
November 2012    Workshop with French artist Veronique Bigo, Mauritius