Sujith S.N. and Charmi Gada Shah have won the the Emerging Artist Award 2011 constituted by FICA (Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art).
The award is one of the three annual support programmes offered by FICA.
Initiated in 2007, it seeks to promote young artists studying or practicing in India who demonstrate extraordinary skill and promise in the visual arts.
The EAA 2011 is presented in collaboration with Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, New Delhi, and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, with some additional private support.
The recipients of the award receive a 90-day residency in Switzerland in the Summer 2012, and an exhibition at the Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi in August 2013.
The recipients were selected by a jury that consisted of artist Bharti Kher, curator Gayatri Sinha, photographer and curator Sunil Gupta, Chandrika Grover in collaboration with Swiss curator Nadia Schneider Willen, and Radhika Chopra and Vidya Shivadas of FICA.
Sujith S.N. creates artworks that map out how spatial rhythms and territorial boundaries of modern urban landscapes inevitably lead to violence.
Sujith received his BFA from College of Fine Arts, Trichur, and MFA from the Sarojini Naidu School of Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Communication in the University of Hyderabad.
Charmi Gada Shah
Charmi Gada Shah lives and works in Mumbai.
Shah's practice engages with the passage of time and the subsequent shifts that have occurred in the meaning and function of architecture.