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Riyas Komu (Kerala)

About Artist

Kerela born Riyas Komu graduated with Painting as his specialization but has extended himself to other mediums such as sculpture, photography and video installations. He is invested in reviving art education and developing art infrastructure in India. His works usually reflect upon social movements and political events of his times, primarily upon issues like violence, conflict or displacement. In 2007, he was one of two artists from India selected for the 52nd Venice Biennale and participated in the Jogja Biennale, Indonesia, 2011. He is also a recipient of K. K. Hebbar Foundation Scholarship and Bombay Art Society Award, 1996 and Maharashtra State Art Prize 1995. He has held several group as well as solo shows in India and abroad. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.