BIO 

VINITA KHANNA

My works deploy a language of visual force across disciplines, including sculpture, painting, installation, collage, poetry, and photography.  
My long-standing interest in Eastern philosophy (namely Advaita Vedanta), cosmology, and the environment has led to a quasi gesamtkunstwerk practice in which the artwork is the result of deep meditation on the human relationship to all the three disciples. These themes in my work, are expressed using a poetic language to describe how the body/mind experience relates to our immediate environment and the wider cosmos.

My research has led me to collaborate with scientists and environmentalists. More so in the past six years when I developed several installations works often including an interactive process, conveying the urgency of the continuing environmental destruction.  

The aspect of our nature that has led societies everywhere to become more and more crowded in ideas or concepts, images or images of stuff, is designed to go on increasing exponentially. My artwork tries to organise this ever-expanding inflation of images, information, and the material/stuff that is generated, through collage, drawing, and sometimes three-dimensional objects, giving new meaning to the lack of coherence that has been perpetuated. This rearrangement of discarded materials and pointillistic drawing conveys new images conveying a distinct order which tries to make sense of the chaos. The introspective drawing and sculptural work, made of a variety of mostly discarded materials, make new alliances and order within the chaos. 

We have become masters of our immediate environment without having mastered the intimacy of its complexities. The question continually being asked is of perceived reality and the meanings of its materiality and nature. I am concerned with the possibilities of where human perception and experience really transpire and how we can truly lay to rest many of the mythologies created by the political isms including the latest technologically capitalist consumer society. How can we regain new ways of relating to nature and its materiality?  

Main / Solo Art Exhibitions

Delta Wharf Studios- Climate and Conflict- 2019

https://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/46233/1/contra-its-freezing-in-la-exhibition-art-activist-conversations-climate-change 

Somerset House- Kings College- Light Late 2019

Imperial College Festival May 2018

Greenovate Festival   October 2018 

Natural History Museum 2016- Colour and Vision

Tate Modern, London 2015 -Light & Dark Matters 

Natural History, Museum 2015 -Science Uncovered 

Science Museum, London, 2015      

Royal Society London, 2015- International Year of Light  

Gallery Escape, New Delhi, 2013 

Oriental Art Fair, Piccadilly, London 2010

Air Gallery London 2009

Palace Wharf Studios 2008

Art@42 gallery London 2006 ( Solo)

Indar Pasricha Gallery London 2006 (Solo)

Tehelka, Asia House London 2006

Norwich Gallery, Norwich, East 2005

Branchville Gallery Connecticut, 2004

Klink and Bank Art Space, Iceland, 2004

Victoria & Albert Museum, London -Affordable Housing 2004

The Millennium Gallery, London, September 2003

Message to India, British Council, Delhi, Bombay, Jaipur 2002 

Exhibition, Mare Street Studios, London, 2001

Lift Gallery London, 2000 ( Solo)

Goldsmith's MA final, London, 1999

Centre Point Gallery, London, 1999

Angel Spaces, London, 1989

Touring Exhibition Ikon Gallery, UK, 1989-1990

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1989

Gallery at the United Nations, Geneva, 1987

Gallery Chausse Coqs, Geneva, 1987

Maison Fiasco, Geneva, 1986

Centre D’art Contemporain, Geneva, 1986

Sri Nakhariwirot University, (Solo), Bangkok, 1981

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