Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Open Studio Matthias Beckmann and Sandra Havelicek

Open Studio

of our Artists in Residence
Matthias Beckmann
Sandra Havlicek
Opening: Wed, 7th Dec, 7 pm
On view: 8th & 9th
At 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery
In collaboration with
By Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore
Matthias Beckmann and Sandra Havlicek see and experience the city from different perspectives. While he documents everyday situations in the immediate neighborhood with his watercolor drawings created on-site, she is interested in the higher-level structures and contexts of the metropolis, which she translates into a complex sculptural work.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Being body by Lena Heubusch

Being body

on 3rd Dec, 7.30 pm
at 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery
by Lena Heubusch

The evening explores the nomadic sciences of the rhizomatic body through creative robotics and experimental sound.
The installation is based on a somatic method of reflection that accesses the subtle poetry of the heart, bones, and skin.
The artist Lena Heubusch strives for a holistic approach to the practice of media and performance-based art dedicated to somatic and collective movement practices. 
She questions the importance of metals like copper in the context of technological progress, as well as its physicality and the fact that it is a finite resource. 
Her work is driven by questions like:
- How do we, as bodies, experience a ‘being body’ in the digital realm?
- How can we use new technologies to transform ''difference'' into a tool for commoning? 
The evening is an effort in collaboration with:
Sound Designer Nikhil Nagaraj
Creative Coders Jasraj Paik and Hrishikesh Wagle

Monday, November 21, 2022

Communication for Ecological Research As the Drain Goes by Pinky Chandran

Communication for Ecological Research:

As the Drain Goes by Pinky Chandran
Date: 21st Nov to 24th Nov 2022
21st November: 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery 1.30pm to 4.30pm
The idea for the workshop is to explore different methods of communication, to be able to reconnect people and water, and envision the idea of representation over the polarisation of communities that live around the drains.
Context Setting | Discussion on forms of communication and poetry sharing| Participants to work on their own individual or collaborative designs
22nd and 23rd November: Participants to work on their own individual or collaborative designs | Note, on request, shorter tours to K 100 drain can be planned in other areas that the K100 drains across
24th November: 2pm to 5.30pm

Friday, November 18, 2022

Open Invitation Collective at 1Shanthiroad

Open Invitation Collective is a group of artists who share similar concerns around ecology, the environment and how we inhabit our planet. After a year-long research process, we are excited to share these art works where we explore geological time, ancient landscape, and human presence through conscious listening. The art works that we have created are contemplative, immersive, and experiential.

This project has been supported by SONIC MATTER, Switzerland and SWISSNEX, India
Talk by Thejaswi Shivanand
18th November 2022
If deep time is a frame to understand scales of time that are beyond human experience and history, then rocks are the witness to deep time. This talk will open up some ideas around our current understanding of deep time as captured by these rocks and a geological approach to reading the landscape around us.
Process Installation
by Open Invitation Collective
11am to 8pm
19-20 November 2022
The process installation traces the research journey of this project. Often in an art project, only the final outcomes are shared with the public. But as this project had an important research process component, we want to make that available to our audiences.
Shabari Rao
Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy
Manush John
Navya Sah

Friday, November 11, 2022

A presentation of students work from the 5 day documentary drawing workshop conducted by Matthias Beckmann

 A presentation of Student Work

Fri 11th: 3 pm - 5 pm
On view: Mon 11th, Tue 12th: 10 am - 5 pm
From The 5-day Documentary Drawing Workshop
conducted by our dear
Artist-in-Residence Mr. Matthias Beckmann in collaboration with and at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Goethe-Institut Bangalore and 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery as part of our Bangalore Residency 2022.
Matthias set out with this intention for his students. "We become drawing reporters and draw outside in the city. With our drawings, we tell stories about places or events. Drawing means above all: looking closely. We also pay attention to the seemingly insignificant."
This is exactly what he delivered by methodically and gently guiding his 26 art students from CKP through pointed exercises using the humble mediums of pencil, pen and paper. With insights into drawing contours and silhouettes of complete forms, looking at grounds and figures, copying signatures upside-down, not taking eyes of the mark of observation, not letting the pen lift off from the gravity of the paper, multiple exercises of drawing outdoors, recounting the camera to zoom-in-out out or loom over, recalling a comic strip to tell a sequence ... By offering carefully selected examples of drawings by the Masters and experimental artists from the scientific drawings of Da Vinci, lithographs of Giacometti, the massive large scale drawings made from memory of aerial flights by Stephen Wiltshire, the traced etchings from within transparent cubicles of Pia Linz, courtroom drawings of Ronald Searle ... allowing them to look at their own college with fresh lens, to stepping out to observe the world outside ... Matthias has truly excited, inspired his students with his rigour and commitment. Through this workshop he has not just given them a chance to hone their skills as artists but he has opened a new way of seeing they could take with them for life.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Tree Tales & Terrestrial Sites By Sham Sunder

Tree Tales & Terrestrial Sites'

an exhibition of recent etchings
and woodcuts

By RS. Sham sunder

Saturday, September 24, 2022

'We are the Aliens We are looking for' curated by Tasneem Lohani

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Curated by Tasneem Lohani
At 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery
24th Sept, 12 pm - 9 pm

As part of
Art Fervour Weekender 2022
About the show:
'We are the Aliens We are Looking for' brings together works around ideas of the strange, weird and different that we often tend to 'other'. Thinking of the atypical as a metaphor for the alien and alienation as an act of othering. Perhaps the little aliens, the quirks and weirdness that we know inside of us, we seek, pursue or avoid and reject outside of us. That which makes us uniquely human and that which can remind us to 'dasein', just exist together. 

As part of the program, there will be artist film and experimental video screenings throughout the day, alongside sculpture, drawings, a special comic and experimental music. It features Indian, Singaporean, Iranian 

Aarti Sunder 
Anand Shenoy  
Ava Halloran 
George Wong Yung Choon 
Kinjal Shah 
Nihaal Faizal 
Ohida Khandakar 
Sinai Noor  
Tasneem Lohani 
Wenceslaus Mendes, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Mohit Bhalla & Anoushka Mathews 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

'Walking the path' A solo exhibition by Manjari Joshi

Walking the Path

a solo exhibition by Manjiri Joshi

Opening 14 Sep, 6.30 pm
On view till 18 Sep 2022,
11 am - 7pm
At 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery

To learn more about her process
do come to her
Artist Demo on 17th Sep,
4 pm - 6 pm

Manjiri Joshi is a self-taught artist working in the medium of beeswax, oil, and encaustic for the past 12 years. Her work is spontaneous and process-oriented. Art outcomes are varied but tell a story of their own. Vivid colors, textures, and fusion with a gas torch are her tools of work. Her abstract work revolves around the similarities between nature, humans, and their expressions.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

'Hereafter' by Sabita Satchi


by Sabitha Satchi

Sun, 4th Sep 2022,
6:00 - 7.30 pm

an evening of readings
by the author, Arundhati Ghosh
in conversation, Prathibha Nandakumar’s Kannada renderings of select poems, and H S Shivaprakash offering comments.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Sangama - Speaking about Soil

A divergent conversation about our environment and our responses to it. Thinking about community networks, sustenance, history, and our relationship to land, both urban and rural.

Join us for a talk with tea and a special meal curated from our backyard.  

Suresh Kumar + Nancy Popp + Suresh Jayaram
@1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery

On: Sun, 28th Aug 2022 | 5:30 pm

Monday, August 15, 2022

There is a city inside my body by Arpita RG

 Arpitha RG's solo exhibition

'There is a city inside my body'

Preview August 5th, 6pm - 9pm
On view till 15th August
Gallery open 11am - 7 pm

Friday, July 22, 2022

'Kanaja' A Solo show by Dayananda Nagaraju


a solo by
Dayananda Nagaraju

Opening 5 pm - 8 pm, 22nd July 2022
On view till 31st July 2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022

'Vasane' By Indu Antony

Announcing the release of
by Indu Antony

A special book of smells, scents, and odours of the city.

Sat, 16th July 6 pm onwards 

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Next - Step residency 2022 Open Studio

 Open Studio for the NEXT-STEP residency program 2022, generously supported by the Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation. This year's residency features the following five artists: 

Banda Suresh

Bheeshma Sharma

Dakshayani Chippada

Ramansh Bhargava

Savitha Neelappanavar

Open Studio:

Saturday, July 9, 2022. 5PM onwards

On Display till Monday, July 11. From 11AM - 7PM

About NEXT-STEP residency program:

The NEXT-STEP residency program provides a platform for five emerging artists to live at 1Shanthiroad studios for a total of four weeks, to have 24/7 access to 1Shanthiroad’s facilities, to produce work individually or collaboratively that culminates into an open studio or final exhibition at the end of the residency. Through peer exchange, mentorship with our in-house staff and artists, and engagement with the local art community through workshops, talks and studio visits, 1Shanthiroad NEXT-STEP residency program strives to provide the artists an environment conducive for bridging the gap between the early stages of their education and their career beginnings. 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Next - Step Showcase

Announcing the first edition of NEXT-STEP Showcase, an extension of the NEXT-STEP Residency program. The NEXT-STEP Showcase is a three-day exhibition and a one-day forum that brings together ten more artists from the same applicant pool of the NEXT-STEP Residency open call.

NEXT-STEP Showcase events are as follows:

NEXT-STEP Showcase exhibition opens on July 1, 2022 from 5 PM - 7 PM
On display from July 1 - 3, 2022. 11 AM - 7 PM
(Venue - 7 Galleries, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath)

NEXT-STEP Showcase Artist Presentations on July 2, 2022 from 10 AM - 5 PM
(Venue - Basement Gallery, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath)

Friday, June 10, 2022

'Different Danny and other stories' by Amshu Chukki

Behind the cinematic image are invisible processes of divination – bodies and apparatus that converge to form contraptions for production. Several practices and objects associated with cinema are often identified using terminology only understood by those in the filmmaking fraternity.

This invisibility is both violence and possibility to those it envelopes. In Different Danny and Other Stories, Amshu these skills, devices, and conditions to conjure an atmosphere that complicates labor and its relationship to the architecture of cinema.

Here, props, stands, temporary sets and stretchable bodies enmesh with desire, demand, and danger to come to terms with the inevitability of adjustment and change. It either mimics or it challenges the natural – conditions such as temperature, season and light are either resisted or required, for example. 

Through film, installations, and paintings, Chukki delves into cinematic time through and with these ‘background’ protagonists. Nonlinear, ductile, and sometimes suspended: time is unraveled against its very source – the spectacular city.

-Mario DSouza

Sunday, June 5, 2022

'Almirah' Performance by Avril Stormy Unger and live sound by Sultana Zana

The works showcased in Almirah were created in isolation during the pandemic years when Avril was also coming to terms with her sexuality. Household objects and domestic acts like stitching, humming, and ironing has found their way into her performative work.
Avril’s work is informed by performance, whether in video or object form. It is a pursuit of an image or impulse responding to either the space or the social form. Sometimes literal, sometimes metaphorical, it is a practice grounded in being able to see oneself in the world. In the works showcased in Almirah, Avril is exploring subjects like compulsory heterosexuality, intimate partner violence, and marginalization. Using her distinctive mode of expression, she forces us to reflect on our individual and collective sense of self.
Almirah will feature video works and performance art.
5th June, 6 PM
Artist Bio -
Avril Stormy Unger is an interdisciplinary artist whose work across mediums is informed by performance nuances. Her practice spans durational performance, live art, movement art, video art, interventions and installations. Her artistic practice is impulsive, experimental, and unbound by discipline.
The recurring themes explored in her work include gender and sexuality, abuse and trauma, Christianity, urban living and mental health.
Her work is deeply personal and is reflective of her Indian context.
Her most recent works include 'Take what you need' showcased at Gallery Lock-in, Brighton (2021), 'Mirage' and 'Untangle' exhibited at Embodied Arts Festival, Oyoun, Berlin (2021), and 'i think it sucks,' Vadehra Art Gallery, Delhi (2020).
Avril lives and practices between Goa and Bangalore in India.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Inlaks fine art awardees open studio

Open Studio of the Inlaks Fine Art Awardees 2022 at 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery on Wednesday, 1st June at 6 pm.

Each artist offers a unique perspective of the world we live in via their individual practices.
Ankit Ravani is interested in finding patterns and a displaced familiarity with his surroundings Arpita Akhanda delves into multiple histories through the themes of memory, trauma, and migration.
Debashish Paul explores the problems of queer identity in a society dominated by heterosexual norms.
Hrishitonoy Dutta’s practice attempts to understand and interpret the changing environment through a spatial lens.
Mallika Visvanathan is invested in themes such as language, belonging, and personal histories.
The artists will conduct a walkthrough from 7pm to 8pm on the opening day.
The Open Studio will be on till 3rd June 2022.
The residency has been supported by the Inlaks India Foundation.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Recent works by Surekha

Exhibition of recent works by Surekha at 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery.

Today is better than Yesterday:

Opening 17 May 6 pm

On view till 24, may 11 am-7 pm

Telling contemporary stories of lived experiences and loss through used and ephemeral objects has been addressed in most of Surekha's works.

Instigated by the trying times over the past couple of years, in her current exhibition, Surekha presents her text and visual diary to intervene and document her time around the altered idea of the fragility of the human touch. The crux of this exhibition suggests the quest for options: a choice of making a living or being alive.
This is an installation of objects, video, photography, and text.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Exhibition of recent works by Vinyas Katenahalli

Exhibition of recent works by Vinyas Katenahalli hails from Haveri and graduated in painting from Bangalore University.
Vinyas has been an artist residence in 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery since March 2022, predominantly experimenting with terracotta.
On May 1st, 2022, at 5pm.

Friday, March 25, 2022

'Cocooning' Asolo exhibition by Heena Pari


A solo show by Heena Pari
Opening preview: 25th March, Friday, 2022 | 5 30 pm to 9 pm.
The exhibition continues until the 3rd of April, 2022, every day between 11 am to 7 pm.

Friday, March 4, 2022

'Now that the world is ending let's get together' 5th edition of the wrong biennale at 1Shanthiroad

 *Now That The World Is Ending Let’s Get Together* on 4th March 2022,5pm at @1.shanthiroad in Bengaluru.

This show is a part of the 5th edition of The Wrong Biennale.
The Wrong, founded by artist David Quiles GuillΓ³, is a decentralized global art biennale and tv channel, open to participation, happening both online and offline. We are happy to showcase to you our physical participation as an Embassy as part of the 127 Wrong Biennale Pavillions and Embassies this year.
This show is curated by Artist Tasneem Lohani @tasneemlohanii_art, bringing together 7 other young emerging cultural practitioners who are working with art, performance and design here in Bengaluru.
They will be showing video, performance, sound-based installation, net-based art, sculpture, and drawings on paper made during the Covid pandemic bringing their unique experience of the lockdowns.