Suresh Jayaram is a visual artist, trained as an art historian, arts administrator and curator from Bangalore. He is the Founder Director of 1. Shanthiroad Studio, an international artist’s Residency.
He obtained his art education in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Bangalore University in 1990 and post-graduation in Art Criticism from Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University of Baroda in 1992.
He is currently involved in art practise, urban mapping, archiving, curation and arts education. His keen interest in environmental and urban developmental issues influences his work. He taught Art History at Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath, the College of Fine Arts in Bangalore and later went on to become the Dean from 2005-2007.
Some of his curated shows include, *Bangalore: Change and conflict, Perspectives of Karnataka Modern*, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru 2017; Co-Curator for *Colombo Art Biennale*, Colombo, Sri Lanka 2012; *Krumbiegel Project*, a public history/art project that included research, documentation and exhibition along with compilation of a monograph that looked at the life of Gustav Herman Krumbiegel a German horticulturist and urban planner of significance in South India, Bangalore, 2011; *Sethusamudram Project*, 3 year collaborative art project initiated by Theertha International Artists Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka and 1Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery, Bangalore that seeks to collectively develop and envision programmes to engage with and address the highly complex and variegated history and emotions surrounding the relations between India and Sri Lanka in 2010.
He is an Art Think South Asia fellow in arts administration, Sculpturen Park, Berlin and later coordinated the South Asian residency for KHOJ as a founder of 1Shanthiroad Studio. He was given ANA-Artist Network Asia grant to curate a multidimensional show called REWA, to acknowledge and celebrate the culture of Tibetans in exile in India.
In 2004 he received the British Council Charles Wallace India Trust award to work as an artist at the Gasworks Studios, London. He was part of the working committee of Khoj International Artists Association to organize international artists Residency in Mysore and Bangalore.
He lives and works in Bengaluru.
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