Anup Mathew Thomas
Born in Kochi, India, 1977
Lives and works in Bangalore
Solo Exhibitions
2016 Scene from a Wake, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok
2014 Native Ball and Revisions, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2013 Double Feature, with Mircea Nicolae, curated by Felix Ruhofer, Lothringer13, Munich
2012 Hereinafter, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2010 Anup Mathew Thomas, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo
View from Conolly's Plot, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2008 Assembly, presented by GALLERYSKE at Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
2007 Metropolitan, curated by Nav Haq, Gasworks Gallery, London
Recent works, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2004 Well, basically this is about Thomas Jacob, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
2002 Passing by, Alliance Francaise - Bangalore, Chandigarh, Kolkota, New Delhi, Pondicherry, Thiruvanthapuram
Group Exhibitions
2017 Native revisions, curated by Melanie Pocock, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
2014 The Abraaj Group Art Prize Exhibition, 'Garden and Spring' curated by Nada Raza at Art Dubai, Dubai
2013 Delhi inaugural show, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2012 Kochi Muziris Biennale, curated by Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, Kochi
Generation in Transition, curated by Magda Kardasz, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
2011 The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India, curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Eluding Presence: Portraiture in South Asian Photography, an online exhibition curated by Murtaza Vali for Trans Asia Photography Review
Generation in Transition, curated by Magda Kardasz, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Lensing it, curated by Johny M L, Aashna Gallery, New Delhi
2010 Notes on the (Dis)Appearance of Real, curated by Meena Vari and Arvind Lodaya, presented by Shrine Empire Gallery at Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
Docu Tour, curated by Bose Krishnamachari, Gallery BMB, Mumbai
2009 The Self and other, curated by Devika Daulet Singh and Luisa Ortinez, Artium, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Grand Finale of Video Wednesday, in the section curated by Bose Krishnamachari, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
The Self and other, curated by Devika Daulet Singh and Luisa Ortinez, La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona
Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie, Curated by Nav Haq and Tirdad Zolghadr, Arnolfini, Bristol.
2008 Reflections of Contemporary India, curated by Luisa Ortinez, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Six Degrees of Separation: Chaos, Congruence and Collaboration in South Asia, curated by Pooja Sood, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2007 Ten Light Years, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
Foto-und Medienkunst aus Indien, curated by Renate Berthmann, FLUSS - NO Fotoinitiative, Wolkersdorf
2006 Watching Me, Watching India, curated by Gayatri Sinha and Celina Lunsford, Fotografie Forum International and Kommunale Galerie, Frankfurt
With Love, curated by GALLERYSKE and Tilton Gallery, Miami Design District, Miami
Ghosts in the Machine and other Tales, curated by Pooja Sood, Apeejay Media Art Gallery, New Delhi
Markers, curated by Bose Krishanamachari, Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2005 Double Enders, curated by Bose Krishnamachari, Museum Gallery and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore and Durbar Hall, Kochi
Tana-Bana, curated by Geetha Narayanan, Campus, Ars Electronica, Linz
2004 Saint Etienne Biennale, Saint Etienne
2003 Graduate Show, Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore
Workshops and Residencies
2016 Han Nefkens Foundation Residency at Hangar, Barcelona
2015 Han Nefkens Foundation BACC residency, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok
2006 Gasworks International Residency Programme, London
VASL International Artists Residency, Lahore
2005 Khoj International Artists Workshop, Mumbai
Scholarships and Awards
2015 Han Nefkens Foundation - BACC Award for Contemporary Art
2014 Abraaj Group Art Prize
2006 Charles Wallace India Trust award
2015 Motherland, Nurses
2013 Pocock, Melanie, From Keralam with Love: Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Jakimowicz, Marta, The Great Beyond, Art India, Volume XVII, Issue II Quarter II, pg 89
2012 Ghatage, Asawari, Death thing you do, Time Out, Volume 5 Issue 4, pg 114
Jakimowicz, Marta, Honouring life in death, Deccan Herald, September 9
Ravindran, Nirmala, This is what you call a photographic memory, Bangalore Mirror, August 10
Kraft, Jessica C The Matter Within Asia Art Pacific Issue 77 Mar/April 2012, pg 133
2011 Vali, Murtaza, Eluding Presence: Portraiture in South Asian Photography, Trans Asia Photography Review,
Doshi, Avni Skoda Prize Twenty 2010, pg 82 to 85
Ernst, Sophie Take on Art Vol I Issue 4, 2011, pg 36 - 37,45,47,49,56,62,68,71,89
2010 The Khoj Book 1997-2007, contemporary art practice in India, Collins, pg 498-503
Nav Haq and Tridad Zolghadr, Lapdogs of Bourgeoisie - Class Hegemony in Contemporary Art, Sternberg Press, Berlin, pg 97 - 103
Pal, Deepanjana, Beyond Photoshop, The Caravan - A Journal of Politics and Culture Vol. 02, Issue 08, August 08
Kilachand, Nayantara, Art Review: Docu Tour, Mumbai Boss,
Ahmed, Nishat, Looking at God's Own Country, Art India, Volume XV, Issue II
Jakimowicz, Marta, Reflective observation, Deccan Herald, Bangalore, April 5th
2009 Video Wednesdays @ Gallery Espace Catalogue July
Younger than Jesus Artists directory, Phaidon, pg 477
Ananth, Deepak, Self, etcetera, The Self and the other - Portraiture in Indian Photography; Catalogue, Lunwerg editores, Barcelona, pg 212-226
2008 Rajadhyaksha, Ashish, Exceed-Mourn-Authorise-Locate, Reflections of contemporary India; Catalogue, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, pg 68-73
Ramnath, Renu, Monsoon Showers and Political Arches,, April
S, Priyadershini, Art through the arches, The Hindu, Kochi, March 17
Artists Dictionary, Flash Art, Milan, Jan-Feb, pg 119
Shifter 11,
Keefe, Alexander, Rites du Passage,, April 05
2007 Metropolitan, Flux Magazine, Manchester, Feb/Mar, pg 66-73
Willaume, D' Alain and Singh, Devika Daulet, India Now, Textuel, Paris, pg 166-169
Willaume, D' Alain and Singh, Devika Daulet, India Now - New Vision in Photography, Thames and Hudson
Ten Light Years, Catalogue, Kashi art Gallery, Kochi
Grebe, Carlos, Snapshot, The Big Issue, London, Jan-Feb, Issue 729, pg 25
Jayaram, Suresh, Staging the Real, Art India, Volume XII, Issue I Quarter I
Ganger, Amrit, ART iT, Tokyo, Winter/Spring, pg 56
Nath, Deeksha, Exhibition Reviews, Art Asia Pacific, New York, Jul/Aug, pg 111-112
Willaume, D' Alain and Singh, Devika Daulet, India Now, Textuel, Paris, pg 166-169
Jakimowicz, Marta, Twisting Ordinariness, Deccan Herald, Bangalore, Feb 12
Foto-und Medienkunst aus indien; Catalogue, Wolkersdorf
2006 Hazra, Abhishek, Maarkers; Catalogue, Bodhi Art, Mumbai
Sinha, Gayatri, Watching me, Watching India; Catalogue
2005 Hybrid - Living in paradox, Ars Electronica; Catalogue, Linz, pg 292
2004 Ramanath, Renu, Images of father, The Hindu, Kochi, September 20
2003 Diploma in Art and Design from Srishti school of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore