Navin Thomas
Born in 1974
Lives and works in Bangalore, India
Solo Exhibitions
2018 Out Here in the Exosphere, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2015 The heart is a variant, Institute for Contemporary art, Singapore
2010 From the town's end, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2006 sound asleep, PROJECT 88, Mumbai
2005 Auto In, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2004 In Transit, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
Group Exhibitions
2020 10th Anniversary Show at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, curated by Akansha Rastogi and Roobina Karode, New Delhi (January to June, 2020)
2017 Flight of the fabricator, curated by Beate Engle and Christian Englemann, Maximillan Forum, Munich, Germany
2016 These are a few of our favourite works, GALLERYSKE and PHOTOINK, New Delhi
2015 In the depths of our crater lake, all is silent, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut
Codes of Culture, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2014 Whorled Explorations, curated by Jitish Kallat, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi
Bright Noise, curated by Girish Shahne, Lalit Kala Akademi
2013-2014 Water (Europalia), curated by Gayatri Sinha at The Grand Curtis, Liege
2013 Audible Forces, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt at Exhibit320, New Delhi
Delhi inaugural show, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
Trilingual, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
5th Anniversary, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore
2012 Music for Restrooms, Atlas Performing Arts Centre, Washington D C
Air, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Skoda Top Twenty Show, curated by Girish Shahane, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2011 Generation in Transition, curated by Magda Kardasz, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Mix Tape, An exhibition of accessible audio tape, curated by Lucas Abela, Tins Shed Gallery, Australia
IN CONTEXT: PUBIC.ART.ECOLOLGY II (investigating the intersection between art, ecology and science), KHOJ, International Artists' Association, New Delhi
2010 In Other Words: Exploration of New Site-Specific Sound Works: Select Book House, Bangalore
Continum Transfunctioner, curated by Gitanjali Dang, Exhibit 320, New Delhi
GALLERYSKE for Gallery BMB, BMB Gallery, Mumbai
2009 Analytical Engines, curated by Heidi Fitchner, Bose Pacia, Calcutta
Immersions, Anant Art Gallery, curated by Deeksha Nath
Group show, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2008 Where in the world: Devi Art Foundation, curated by the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Still moving image, curated by Deeksha Nath, Devi Art Foudation, New Delhi
RE ASIA - Avatar, Asia's Narrators, a literature festival curated by Ilija Trojanow, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Mechanisms of Motion, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Anant Art Gallery, Delhi
2007 New Installations from India, Part I, curated by Michael Olijnyk and Barbara Luderowski, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
2005 Indian Summer, curated by Henri-Clause Cousseau, Deepak Ananth, Jany Lauga, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris (cat)
World Information City, Bangalore, curated by Institute of New Culture Technologies, Vienna, Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore
Residency Projects
2017 Whitebox Studios and Ebenbockhaus, Munich, Germany
2015 Pro-Helvitica, research residency to study clock-making movements, Bern
2013 RAVI, International Residency Programme, supported by Europalia, Liege, Belgium
2011 Art and Ecology, Khoj, New Delhi
2009 One World Foundation, Gallery Krinzinger, Sri Lanka
2008 Khoj International Sonic Art Residency, New Delhi
2007 The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
2006 AFFA, Winter Artist Residency Program, Paris
Broadcasts/Audio Projects
2011 A call to prayer (Timeline of fruit bats fornicating in abandoned historical mosque)
2008 S.U.M.I.T (Electro-acoustic piece using found composition and small critters)
2004 In Transit, Live at All India Radio, Bangalore
Grants and Awards
2013 India Foundation for the Arts (extended arts practice grant towards a book on salvaged photo negatives)
2011 The Skoda Prize for Contemporary Art, 2011
2003 Grant from Sarai (CSDS), to make an audio map of busking performances at popular city railway stations
Diploma in Graphic Design
Diploma in Cinematography, Karnataka Film and Technical Training Centre, Bangalore