Sumedh Rajendran

Someone on horseback watching other horses in a pasture

Sumedh RajendranSumedh Rajendran is based in New Delhi, India. He has a BFA from College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, Kerala, 1994, and an MFA from Delhi College Of Art, 1999. His work hints at the wider context of human experience while engaging with the possibilities of sculptural experimentation. He incorporates diverse materials including ceramic tiles, leather, tin sheets, cans, rubber, cement, concrete, and steel, and investigates circulated images from social and political contexts to explore their hidden ideologies. His early work critically examined the predicament of migrations, displacements, angst, discrimination, and arguments between different layers and structures of society. His solo shows include Dual Liquid, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Chemical Smuggle, Grosvenor Vadehra, London; Final Call, Anant Art Centre, New Delhi; Street Fuel Blackout, Sakshi Gallery Mumbai; and Pseudo-Homelands, Rohtas Art Gallery, Lahore. He has exhibited at Astrup Fearnley Museum, Norway; HEART, Herning, Denmark; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; and was included in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi.

Artwork: Sumedh Rajendran, Half Return, 2018. Short film, 16 mins.