Gigi Scaria

Gigi Scaria

artist bio

Gigi Scaria (b. 1973) is a Delhi based artist working in mixed media. Scaria was selected to represent India in the country’s first-ever participation in the Venice Biennale (2011). Recent projects include Kochi - Muziris Biennale (2014), Singapore Biennale (2011) and the artist-in-residence at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne (2012). Scaria’s practice - often manifesting in painting, sculpture, photography and film - explores his interest in issues of urban development, particularly issues surrounding migration, economic development and urban architecture. Recent works have been described as ‘absurdist environments of the future’

His solo shows include The Ark at Gallery Chemould, Mumbai(2015), Dust, Ian Potter Museum of Art , Melbourne University, Australia(2013), Amusement Park, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai(2009), Settlement, Galerie Christain Hosp, Berlin,Germany(2009), curated by Jamila Adeli, Site under construction, Video Space, Budapest, Hungary, Triviality of everyday existence, recent photographs and video, The National Art Studio, Changdong, Seoul, Korea, Palette art gallery, New Delhi 2008; Absence of an Architect, video installations paintings and photographs, Palette Gallery, New Delhi, 2007.

His group shows include Yamuna –Elbe Project: A site specific installation project at the bank of River Yamuna in Delhi, Curated by Ravi Aggarwal (2011), India side by side, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (2011), Every one agrees: it’s about to explode, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, India Pavilion at 54 thVenice Biennale (2011), Tolstoy Farm: Archive of Uttopia, Curated by Gayatri Singha (2011), Crossroads: 3rd Singapore Biennale, curated by Russell Storer and Trevor Smith( 2011 ), West Havens: Place time play: India China Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China. Curated by Chitanya Sambrani (2010). SAMTIDIGT Indian contemporary art exhibition, Art Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland and Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 2010.

artist statement

The act of balancing each other’s position is completely dependent upon the pressure one puts to one’s own side. If the pressure is maintained by keeping the strength of the other side in mind, the play will continue. The lack of understanding of the other side will make one stick in a disproportionate position forever. When the movement stops in a disproportionate position, balance becomes an unaffected truth. Where there is no equation, the vision blurs. There ‘See’ and ‘saw’ lose perspective.

Gigi Scaria