Viraj Vassant Naik

Viraj Vassant Naik

Living and working Address : 165/16 “Graphikos” near Hotel Kesarval, Kesarval colony, Cortalim, Goa 403710, India.

Email : virajnaikv@gmail.com

Mobile phone : +91 9823565524

Date and place of birth : 27th September 1975, Goa.

Qualification : Master of Fine Art (Printmaking), University of Hyderabad - 2000.
                       Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), Goa University - 1998.
                       National eligibility teaching test by UGC, New Delhi - 1999.

Solo show

  • 2013 - 'Hybridization'India Fine Art, Mumbai.
  • 2010 - 'Seize on', Apparao galleries, Chennai, India.
  • 2009 - 'Fanatical Beings', India Fine Art, Mumbai.
  • 2008 - 'Mythical Menagerie', Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong.
  • 2007 - 'Speaking of otherness', Pundole Art gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2007 - 'Landscape with possible monsters', Travancore Palace, New Delhi.
  • 2006 - 'Blue ants', Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
  • 2004 - 'Anxiety', Museum Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 2003 - 'Metamorphosis', Galeria Cidade de Goa, Goa.

 

Participation

  • 2013 - "Rebirth of Detail" Sunaparanta- Goa Centre for the Arts
  • 2013 - "The Global Print 2013" Lamego, Portugal
  • 2013 - 15th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh
  • 2013 - "Hybrid Identities" Edinburgh, UK
  • 2012 - International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola
  • 2012 - Krakow International Print Triennial, Poland
  • 2011 - Scion Art Installation Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A
  • 2011 - 10th Biennale Internazionale per L’Incisione, Acqui Terme, Italy
  • 2011 - The Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Biennale for Miniature Graphics, Egypt
  • 2011 - 7th international Engraving Exhibition, Cremona, Italy
  • 2011 - 6th KIWA Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2010 - Compact Prints, Townsville, Australia
  • 2010 - 6th International competition for ex libris "Ex Music"-Ruse, Bulgaria
  • 2010 - 7th biennale international de ex-libris, Zacatecas, Mexico
  • 2010 -10th International miniature Art biennial, Ville Marie, Quebec, Canada;
  • 2010 -1st Mini print international, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2009 - 2nd International prints for peace, Monterrey, Mexico
  • 2009 - 6th International Triennial of Graphic art, Bitola, Macedonia
  • 2009 - International small engraving salon, Florean museum, Romania
  • 2009 - 8th Lessedra world art mini print, Bulgaria
  • 2009 - International d’art miniature, Saint-Nicolas, Quebec, Canada
  • 2009 - "Life is Stage" ICIA, Mumbai, India.
  • 2009 - "New perspectives of India" gallery Avanthay contemporary, Zurich
  • 2008 - 8th International print biennial, Bhopal, India
  • 2008 - "Artparis" Abu Dhabi
  • 2007 - "Reading paint" Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2007 - "Vanity fair" Mon art gallery, Kolkata, India
  • 2006 - "Mark, etch and print" New Delhi, India
  • 2006 - "New Voices" Guild N.Y, U.S.A.
  • 2006 - "Strangeness" Anant art gallery, Kolkata, India
  • 2005 - "Portugal through the eyes of Goan artist" Consulado Geral de Portugal, Goa, India
  • 2005 - "Project on theatre and visual art" Goa, India
  • 2004 - "Once upon a time" Goa, Mumbai, Baroda, India
  • 2003 - National exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
  • 2003 - 6th International print biennial, Bhopal, India
  • 2003 - "Golden threshold" Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
  • 2000 - Minaaz art gallery, Hyderabad, India. And many others

 

Workshops

  • W.Z.C.C. Udaipur, Artist workshop- 1997
  • Artist workshop, Kota Rajasthan- 1999
  • 'Monoprint workshop' Fulbright foundation, USA- Goa-2001
  • Printmaking workshop, Guild art gallery, Mumbai- 2004
  • Artist workshop, Hotel Marriott, Mumbai 2005
  • Etching workshop, Shristi art gallery, Hyderabad- 2006
  • Onida artist workshop, Khandala 2007.
  • Artist workshop by CAVA Mysore, Mangalore, 2008
  • RPG Group artist camp, 2008
  • ICA gallery, Jaipur (Euro Art excursion)2009
  • Rai foundation art camp, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, 2009
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, printmaking workshop, 2009
  • Rai foundation Art excursion, Turkey, 2010
  • Directorate of Art and Culture, Goa, 2010
  • Tellusart artist workshop, Denmark/Sweden, 2010
  • Alva’s Varna Virasat, Moodbidri, 2011

 

Scholarship/awards

  • State art awards - 1997 & 2000
  • AIFACS state awards - 1997, 2000 & 2002
  • Merit scholarship - Central University of Hyderabad -1998
  • Hyderabad art society-Gold medal - 2000
  • Nokia arts award-Asia Pacific - 2000
  • S.L.Parasher Gold medal - Central University of Hyderabad - 2000
  • Young artist scholarship - Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India - 2001
  • Honourable mentioned - Fundacao Oriente - 2003
  • Yuva kala srujan puraskar, Ministry of Art & Culture, Goa - 2008
  • International biennial of mini prints, Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia - 2008
  • Junior fellowship (Graphics), Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India - 2011
  • Artist in Residency, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium - 2012

 

Experience

  • 2002 to 2003 - Guest faculty at Sarojini Naidu School of fine arts, University of Hyderabad
  • 2004 to 2006 - Taught as Art teacher at Navy children school, Goa
  • 2012 - Curator "Look at this Land" Etching portfolio camp and workshop, Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts
  • 2013 Co-curator International Artist Workshop - Goa, in association with Tellus Art, Sweden
  • Has been a jury in Andhra Pradesh state art and a Advisory member on various visual art committees