Inlaks Fine Arts Award
The Inlaks India Foundation invites applications for the selection of Inlaks Fine Arts Awards 2017. The deadline for receiving applications for these awards is October 1st, 2016.
The parent foundation, the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, has been involved in the identifying and supporting exceptional talent in various areas of study like humanities, sciences, social sciences, design, visual arts, music and sports. It awards scholarships for outstanding students for higher studies abroad, as well as within the country. The Indian arm of the Foundation has been providing financial support to young artists within the country under the Inlaks Fine Arts Award scheme for several years.
About the award:
• The Award is worth Rs.3,00,000/- (Three Lakhs Only) for a period of one year.
Conditions for application :
• The awardee will have to attend an art residency programme within India for a period of 4 weeks during the course of the year.
- The applicant for this award should be a young emerging artist under the age of 30 (by 31st December in the year of application).
- The applicant may be a recent graduate/post-graduate or a final year student from a leading Indian institute for visual arts in India. No student of a first year masters programme will be considered.
- The recipient should not be holding a similar/ government scholarship or award during the same tenure.
- If the candidate has applied for the award earlier, he/she must submit a new body of work if they reapply.
- In the case of an applicant not having a formal degree in the visual arts, it is desirable that he/she would have participated in organized art exhibitions.
- The applicant for this award must be an Indian Citizen, currently resident in India.
[Note: All written material should be clearly legible and preferably type-written.]
The applications may be sent to the following address:
Inlaks India Foundation
An application on plain paper may be sent with details of name, educational qualifications, contact address, permanent address, email id, mobile phone number, landline number and evidence of date of birth.
A brief essay giving details of present occupation and achievements to date (Not more than 300 words).
Your special need for the award and what do you propose to do with the award money. Also, if you have a project in mind, which will be supported by the award, give details regarding the project. (Not more than 500 words).
Please include details of all gallery shows you have been part of or are scheduled to be part of.
Maximum 10 samples of your work on a CD / DVD only. For Video artists, you must
send 5 copies of the DVD with the application. You can also send a hard copy of
your works in case the disc does not open properly. The images must only be in
jpeg format, not tiff format.
- The application will be disqualified if more than 10 images are submitted
with the application.
The disc must contain your CV with (date of birth, complete contact address, email
id, and phone number), essay and need for the award and a comprehensive list of
Mumbai 400 021.
Detailed information about the Foundation may be downloaded from the website
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2017
(a) Diptej D.S. Vernekar – M.F.A, Painting, S.N School of Fine Arts and Communication. University of Hyderabad,
(b) Moumita Das - M.F.A, Painting, Kala Bhavana. Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan
(c) Sanket Rajnikant Jadia - M.V.A, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD).
(d) Tapan Kumar Moharana – M.F.A, Sculpture, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
(d) Tulika Misra Suresh – M.V.A, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD).
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2016
(a) Abir Mukerjee – M.F.A, Painting, Kala Bhavana. Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan
(b) Mithun Das – M.F.A, Painting, Kala Bhavana. Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan
(c) Saubiya Chasmawala – MVA, Painting, MS University of Baroda.
(d) Tahireh Lal – M.F.A, Inter Disciplinary Practice, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto and Srishti School of Design and Technology, Bangalore.
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2015
(a) Dheerk Kaku – B.A., Painting – Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Art and Craft, Mumbai.
(b) Madhu D – M.F.A., Painting – S.N School of Fine Arts and Communication. University of Hyderabad,
(c) Nikhil Raunak – M.F.A., Painting and Printmaking - J.J. School of Art, Mumbai
(d) Shailesh B.R – B.F.A., Painting at CAVA, University of Mysore
(e) Shrimanti Saha – MVA., (Painting) M.S. University, Baroda
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2014
(a) Amshu MS - MVA
Painting. MS University of Baroda.
Amshu M.S. was born in Bangalore and did his schooling in Hyderabad. He obtained
his Bachelor’s from the painting department and is currently pursuing his final
year of MVA in painting at the M.S University, Baroda. He works mainly with videos
along with paintings, installations and photography, incorporating narrative structures
of filmmaking. His major source of inspiration is cinema and the cinematic language.
In his working process he tries to incorporate the characteristics and implications
specifically related to the use of either film or video techniques. Amshu’s work
mostly deals with the sense of fragmentation, fragmented spaces and what constitutes
them. These fragments consist of people, memories, stories and incidents from both
daily life and literary fictions. With these as materials, he builds characters
and contexts to reconstitute them in the narratives of his videos.
(b) Juhikadevi Bhanjdeo
- MVA Painting. MS University of Baroda
Juhikadevi Bhanjdeo did her BVA as well as MVA from M.S. University, Baroda.
Originally from Bastar, Chattisgarh, she now lives and works in Navsari, Gujarat.
She has received a host of awards which include the NG Bhatt Gold Medal at M.S.
University, the Glenfiddich and bestcollegeart.com Emerging Artist of the Year 2012
award, the HRD scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, 2011, the Nasreen Mohammadi
Best Display award, Faculty of Fine Arts M.S. University 2010. Juhikadevi feels
that the exposure she has received all these years has strengthened her bond with
her native, Bastar. Her recent works explore her cultural ties with how society
shapes the behaviour of people.
(c) Kaushik Saha
- MVA Painting. MS University of Baroda
Kaushik Saha who comes from Kolkata, did his BFA in 2011 from the Indian
College of Arts and Draftsmanship at Rabindra University, Kolkata. He is now in
the final year of his MVA at the M.S. University in Baroda. Kaushik feels that conventional
paintings hung on walls communicate to a few people while hoardings are visible
to a great many. He proposes to change the way people look at paintings and make
large works that are displayed as hoardings. Hence by taking paintings out of the
white cube of the gallery space into an open-air public domain, he wishes to try
and see how the viewer reacts to an artwork found in a place reserved for advertisements.
(d) Mamatha MR -
MFA Painting. Cava College, Mysore University
Mamatha M.R. is passionate about art and studied photography and photojournalism
at the acclaimed Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts at the University of Mysore.
After pursuing her interest in bird photography, she did her Master’s in painting
from the same institution. Though only 26 years of age, she has won several awards
both at the national and international levels. She has received a gold medal for
her work ‘Fire Jump’ from the Wildlife Photography Association of India, Delhi and
won Kolkata’s Phanindranath Sarkar Memorial Award as well. She has also won laurels
at the all-India photography contest hosted by Srijan Photography Club, Kolkata.
A native of Madhugiri in Tumkur near Bangalore, she has many exhibitions to her
Lyngdoh Mawlong - MFA Painting. Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan
Treiborlang L Mawlong who hails from West Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya,
did his MFA in 2012 from Kala Bhavana Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan. He
was awarded the Lalit Kala Akademi scholarship under the Ministry of Culture, Government
of India, in the discipline of painting for the year 2012-2013. Presently, Treiborlang
lives in Shillong, Meghalaya. He is experimenting with the narrative comic-like
format of text and sequential image. He is doing this to extend his practice beyond
the gallery space (apart from existing museums, Shillong does not have a single
art gallery where artists can display their work). During the tenure of the Inlaks
award, he will explore the richness of Khasi folk tales, and will engage in a kind
of interactive visual participation with the oral and written tradition of Khasi
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2013
(a) Abul Hisham
- M.F.A painting S.N school of Fine Arts, University of Hyderabad
ABUL HISHAM KH was born and brought up in Thrissur, Kerala, and is a product
of the city’s multi-cultural, multi-religious society. His father ran a small shop
of art materials and approved whole-heartedly when his son opted for the fine arts
field. Abdul did his Bachelor’s degree in painting from the Government College of
Fine Arts in Thrissur. He then went on to complete his MFA from the S.N. School
of Fine Arts, Hyderabad. He remains in that city as practising artist and states:
‘My work is a reflection of my persona and of my reaction to the actions of society.
(b) Arun K S - MVA
Painting from MSU Baroda.
ARUN K S hails from Thrissur, Kerala, from where he did his BFA at the Government
College of Fine Arts. He is now in the final year of his MFA at the M.S. University
in Baroda. A seminal influence while there was his assisting the eminent artist
Gulammohamed Sheikh on his monumental group project titled ‘City’, which is created
by layering paper pulp on canvas. Arun now uses this same medium for his own work,
starting with small panels and graduating to 6x4 foot works. He says: ‘In the studio
the work starts to change my thought processes. It makes me aware of my own inner
(c) Anjana Kothamachu
- Diploma in Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Art and Craft, Rachana Sansand.
ANJANA KOTHAMACHU is a visual artist, currently dividing her time between
Mumbai and Bangalore. After her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she studied and
worked in the field of animation. Subsequently she graduated from the Academy of
Fine Arts and Crafts, Rachna Sansad. Later she was part of the residency programme,
The Last Ship, in Mumbai in 2011. Following this, she was invited as artist in residence
by the Stiftung Futur Foundation, Switzerland, which culminated in a solo exhibition.
She has participated in group shows in Switzerland, Germany and Bangalore. She is
currently working toward a solo project at 1shantiroad, Bangalore.
(d) Sumana Som –
MFA- from Hyderabad Central University.
SUMANA SOM is in her final MFA year in painting at the Department of Fine
Arts, Hyderabad Central University. She comes from a small village in West Bengal,
yet loves to travel and considers herself a nomad. She is a voracious reader, her
favourite subjects being fantasy and science fiction. She says, ‘It is my dream
to combine many branches of science and philosophic logic to develop my visual language’.
(e) Vibin George
- B.V.A. (Sculpture) Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University Baroda.
VIBIN GEORGE studied art history at the M.S. University, Baroda, then switched
to sculpture after his first year there. Starting with conventional mediums, he
experimented in his own practice which was greatly influenced by his travels in
north and east India. Coming from a farm family in Kerala, he consciously started
working on farmer-related issues in which he has a deep and abiding interest. Vibin
is very much a part of extra-curricular activities like film clubs and other student
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2012
(a) Mr. Harveet Singh Rahal – B. A , Painting , Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts
& Crafts Mumbai
(b) Ms. Neha Thakar – MVA, Painting, MS University of Baroda.
(c) Mr. Sujit Kumar Mallik – BFA, Print Making, B.K College of Art & Craft Balasore,
(d) Mr. Sashikanth Thavudoz – MVA, Painting, MS University of Baroda.
(e) Mr. Maripelly Praveen Goud - MVA, Graphics, MS University of Baroda
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2011
(a) Mitali Shah –MVA, Painting, M.S University of Baroda
(b) Karishma D’Souza – MVA, Printmaking - Maharaja Sayajirao University
(c) Megha Katyal – MFA, Painting, College of Arts, Delhi University
(d) B.V., Swetha – MFA (PGD) M.S. University, Baroda
(e) Kurma Nadham. ch - MVA. Printmaking – M.S. University of Baroda
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2010
(a)Boshudhara Mukherjee –MVA, Painting, M.S University, Vadodara
(b) Amritam Das – BFA, Kala Bhavana. Visva Bharati, Santiniketan
(c) Priyanka Govil – BFA, Painting, M.S.University, Vadodara
(d) Biplab Mohanta – M.S. University, Vadodara
(e) Himanshu S - BFA. J.J. School of Art, Mumbai
(f) Pramod Kumar – BFA Painting, College of Arts & Crafts, Patna
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2009
(a)Ms. Hemali R. Bhuta, M.S. University,Baroda.
(b)Ms. Preeti Agrawal, M.S. University,Baroda.
(c)Ms. Preeksha Tater, M.S. University,Baroda.
(d)Mr. Kumar Jasakiya, M.S. University,Baroda.
(e)Mr. Samujjal Prasad Baruva, M.S. University,Baroda.
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2008
(a)Mr. Jai Singh,MFA Sculpture, College of Arts , ND
(b)Mr. Jagadish Kumar V, S.N. School of Fine Arts, Performing – Arts &
Communications,Central Univ. of Hyderabad ,MFA Painting
(c) Mr. Ritesh Ajmeri, MFA Sculpture, M.S. Univ Baroda
(d) Mr. Navin Chahande, MFA, M.S. Univ Baroda
(e) Ms. Yasmini Sharma ,MVA Mural Design, M.S. Univ. Baroda
(f) Ms. Rohini Devasher, M.F. A. Printmaking, Winchester Sc. of Arts, UK
(g) Mr. Rathwa Ambubhai, M.F.A, M.S. University , Baroda
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2007
(a) Ms. Sakshi Gupta, MFA Sculpture, College of Arts, New Delhi
(b) Ms. Rohini Devasher, MFA Print Making, Manchester University, UK
(c) Mr. Rathwa Ambhubai, MVA, M.S. University, Baroda
(d) Mr. Ujjaval. R. Gajjar, BVA Sculpture, M.S. University, Baroda
(e) Ms. Shikha Banerjee, MFA Plastic Arts Sculpture (Painting), BHU
(f) Mr. Atul Bhagwat Mahajan, PGD Creative Arts Sculpture, M.S. University,
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2006
(a) Mr. Abhijit Paul, Visual Art, M.S. University, Baroda
(b) Mr. Chinmoy Pramanick , MFA Sculpture, M.S. University, Baroda
(c) Mr. Sanjeev Kishore Gautam, MFA Graphics, Indra Kala Sangeet University,
(d) Ms. Rita, MFA Sculpture, M.S. University, Baroda
(e) Mr. Indrajit Nandy, MVA, Rabindra Bharti University
(f) Ms. Meetali Choubey, MA Graphics, M.S. University, Baroda
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2005
(a) Mr. Dhananjay Kumar, MFA Sculpture, M.S. University, Baroda
(b) Mr. Nilesh P. Kumavat, MFA Sculpture,M.S. University, Baroda
(c) Ms. Sushma Yadav, MFA Graphics, M.S. University Baroda
(d) Ms. Niyeti Chadha, MFA Printmaking, M.S. University Baroda
(e) Mr. Rakesh Kumar, MFA Plastic Arts, BHU
(f) Ms. Manisha Bora, Ceramic Design, Kala Bhavan, Vishwa Bharti,
Inlaks Fine Arts Award 2004
(a) Mr. Shambhu Shastri, MFA Sculpture, M.S University, Baroda
(b) Ms. Prajakta Potnis, MFA Painting, Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai
(c) Ms. Vibha Galhotra, Kala Bhavan, Vishwa Bharti, Shantiniketan