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Royal Society of Sculptors

EDUCATION:

MA Fine Art, Cardiff Institute, University of Wales, Cardiff

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2024 The Double Act, First Plinth Public Art Award, Royal Society of Sculptors

2024 Caught in the Act (solo) Royal Society of Sculptors, London

2024 I Dream a Palace (solo) The Lightbox, Woking

2022 Creek Dreams, Seager Gallery, London

2021 My life as a bird, (solo) Darl-e-and the Bear, Oxfordshire

2021 On The Road of Sea Stars, Zuzushii Art Laboratory, Hastings,

2021 Ornithologie hosted by Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford  view video

2019  ‘I wish my hair was as long as yours’, (solo) Magdalen Art Space, Oxford

2018  ‘Dancing with the corporeal’ no format Gallery, London

2017 ‘Absent Beach’ (solo) Vinyl Deptford, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 ‘Fragments of our time’, British Textile Biennial 2023, The Whitaker, Blackburn

2023 The Stuff of Life The Life of Stuff, Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich

2023 Hoarfrost on our lips, Paradise Works, Manchester

2023 ‘Zari Sona Moti’, Darl-e and the Bear, Oxfordshire

2022 ‘Exchanges: Recent Additions to the Collection’  The Whitworth, Manchester

2021 Ground Work, APT Gallery, London

2021 Displace, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, curated by Uthra Rajgopal

2021 Absent Authors, APT Gallery, London

2020 Groundwork_APT Open Day, APT Gallery, London

2019 Weave It! , Stour Space, London, curated by Decorating Dissidence

2019 Parallel Lines: Drawing and Sculpture, The Lightbox, Woking

2019 by the way Lewisham Arthouse, London

2018 ‘and the value of nothing’, Studio 1:1 Gallery, London

2018 Object, hARTslane, London

2017 Material World, An International Perspective, SJE Arts, Oxford

2016 Psychedelic Breakfast,Vinyl Deptford, Deptford X Fringe, London

2016 ‘Looking Up’, Studio 1:1 Gallery, London

2016 Material World, Ancien Musee de Peinture, Grenoble

2015 Unravelling Time,The Abbey at Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire

2014 ‘Alps and Spires’ Museum of Oxford, Oxford

2013 ‘Sanctuary’ Home, Away and Common Ground, Part 2’, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London

2011 ‘Sanctuary’ Home, Away and Common Ground, Part 1,National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi

Online Exhibitions

Topainterstoppaintings, curated by Althuis Holland Fine Arts

Ornithologie: Online

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2022 That Island Feeling,Terrace Gallery,London

2018 Objection, Angus Hughes Gallery, London

2009 Jam: Cultural Congestions in Contemporary Asian Art, artist-curator with Dr Outi Remes, South Hill Park, Bracknell (funded by ACE, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan)

PRIZES, AWARDS, OPEN SUBMISSIONS

2023 First Plinth Award, Royal Society of Sculptors, London

2023 The Primary Residency Prize awarded following selection for New Art Exchange Open 2023

2023 New Art Exchange Open, New Art Exchange, Nottingham

2022-23 Selected for UAL Decolonising Art Institute 20/20 Program, Residency at Lightbox, Woking as part of this

2022 Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter

2022 Black Swan Arts Open, Black Swan Arts, Frome

2022 This Years Model Part 3, Studio 1:1 Gallery, London

2022 Summer Exhibition, Royal Society of Sculptors, Cromwell Place, London, selected by Isabel de Vasconcellos

2022 Habitat, Contemporary Six,Manchester

2021 Developing Your Creative Practice Award, Arts Council England

2021 Summer Exhibition, Royal Society of Sculptors, London, selected by Sigrid Kirk

2020 RWA Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2020 New Emergency Art Unity Award (shortlisted)

2020 Summer Exhibition Royal Society of Sculptors (selected by Nicky and Robert Wilson, founders of Jupitor Artland)

2019 Artcan Open, Trinity Art Gallery, London

2018 Fe/Male, AIR Gallery, Manchester

2016 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (selected by Cathie Pilkington RA)

2015 ‘ This Year’s Model’, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London (selected by studio 1:1 with Marcus Cope and Robin Seir)

2012 Wells Art Contemporary,Wells and Mendip Museum, Wells, Somerset (selected by Roy Ackerman and Richard Wentworth)

COMMISSIONS

2022/2024 20/20 Project, Residency and Commission,

2020 ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ participatory project commissioned by Modern Art Oxford as part of the public program for Kiki Smith exhibition, ‘I am a Wanderer’.

2017 Oxford Festival for the Arts, commissioned to create wall based work for an Indian Tent (ACE Funded)

RESIDENCIES

2022-2023 20/ 20 Project, Residency and Commission, Decolonising Institute University of Arts, London

2020 Groundwork APT, APT Gallery, London

2011 Sanctuary, Neyri, Kenya

PRESENTATIONS

2024 Artist Talk, I Dream a Palace, The Lightbox

2023 Meet the Artist, in conversation with Sarah Brown, director of The Lightbox, Woking,

2020 and 2023 Visiting lecturer at Chichester University

2018 Walking through the forest, Searching for the sea, Finding, Collecting and Making as part of the symposium Modernism: Making, Place and Protest organised by Decorating Dissidence at Queen Mary College, London. View abstracts.

2018 Artist Talk for Warehouse Art School, Ovada Gallery, Oxford

BIBLIOGRAPHY

I wish my hair was as long as yours, catalogue with  essay by Stephanie Straine, Curator of Projects and Exhibitions, Modern Art Oxford

Download catalogue (PDF)

Artist of the month feature in Axisweb, 2018  https://www.axisweb.org/artist-of-the-month/2018/madi-acharya-baskerville/

Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2016, Exhibition Catalogue

‘Sanctuary Part 2’ Home, Away, Common Ground, Exhibition Catalogue , forward by John Hollingworth MBE, Director of Brunei Gallery, SOAS, 2013

‘Sanctuary Part 1’ Home, Away, Common Ground’, Exhibition Catalogue, 2011,

COLLECTIONS

Three ceramic works acquired by the Lightbox, Woking following 20/20 residency and commission supported by Decolonizing Institute, UAL, 2024

The sculpture ‘Here to stay’ has been acquired as part of the Art Fund New Collecting Award, as part of the permanent collection at the Whitworth, the University of Manchester,  2021

Work in private collections in London, Oxford and France