Subodh Kerkar

Date of Birth: 26 August 1959

Subodh Kerkar gave up his medical profession to pursue his passion, visual art. For the past 20 years he has experimented with different media creating a niche for himself, especially in the field of land art and conceptual art. Subodh specializes in creating works using natural materials like shells, bamboo, stones and pebbles. He has also worked with plants. Subodh is the only artist in the country doing monumental works in nature.

Some of the large projects which he handled include:
Half a kilometer of installations at Miramar Beach, Goa during the inaugural International Film Festival of India in 2004. Recently Subodh created one kilometer long work titled ‘Unfolding of a Dream’ which incorporated 600 Tibetan prayer flags.

He lives and works in Goa, India and is the Founder of the Kerkar Art Complex, Calangute, Goa, founded in 1992.

Selected Shows:
2012: ‘The Pepper Cross’ exhibition at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany
2012: United Art Fair, New Delhi
2012: Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012 in Australia
2012: Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh.
2012: Invited to create an installation at Marina beach, Chennai for Chennai Art Fair 2012
2012: ‘Goa Re-loaded’ a group show at NIV Art Centre, New Delhi
2011: ‘Unfolding of a Dream’, installation at Vagator beach, Goa
2011 ‘The Earth Bowl’ (Prithvi Kund), installation at Ozran, Small Vagator beach, Anjuna - Goa
2010: Ruhr Biennale, Duisburg, Germany
2010: The presence of the absence’, installation for Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla
2009/2007: Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
2009: Exhibition titled ‘The Art of India - 20 years of Contemporary Art’ in Gallery Neumeister,
Munich, organised by The Indian Institute, Munich on its 80th Anniversary.
2009/2007: Jam Jar Gallery, Dubai
2008: Canvas International Art, Amsterdam
2008: Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi
2007: M. dias, Nord Sud International Festival, Geneva
2007: Art Room Gallery, New Delhi
2007: Polka Art Gallery, New Delhi
2007: Gulf Art Fair, Dubai
2006: Gallery 302, New Delhi
2006: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006: Award winning installation for Busan Biennale Sea Art Festival, South Korea
2005: 20 installations for Mumbai Festival.
2005/ 2004: Half a kilometer of installations for the International Film Festival of India, Goa
2003: Kronen Gallery, Zurich
2002: Hillestad Gallery, Norway
2001: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000: Fundacao Oriente, Macau
1998: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
1997: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1996, 1995, 1994: Kala Academy, Panjim, Goa
1992 – 1993: 10 shows of watercolors organized by Alliance Francaise in different cities,
including Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Pondicherry, New Delhi, Cochin and
Trivandrum

Participation in Art Camps:
• RPG Art Camp, Mumbai 2002
• Oberoi Art Camp, Mumbai 2003
• Marriott Art Camp, Mumbai 2006
• Samanvai Art Camp, Goa, 2007
• Chowgule Art Camp, Goa, 2007
• Kala Academy Art Camp, Goa 2008
• Le Royal Meridien Art Camp, Mumbai 2009

Awards:
• First Prize in Kala Academy Art Show, Goa 2000
• Busan Biennale Award, 2006

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