Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
ABUL HISHAM, Kama, 2016, watercolour, charcoal and pigment on rice paper pasted on hardboard, 20.5 x 26 cm / 8 x 10.2 in

Abul Hisham's works manipulate characters he has seen and experienced in his social environment. Upon them he layers various inflections of positive and negative humanity its inevitability and horror. Collaging symbols of power through words, attire and expression, he takes these figures beyond realism, placing them on pedestals of hyperreal farce, stripping them of both their positions of power and humanity.

Born 1987 in Thrissur, Kerala 
MFA (Painting), S.N. School of Arts, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 
BFA (Painting) Government College of Fine Arts , Thrissur, Kerala  
Lives and works in Thrissur, Kerala

Solo Exhibitions

2019   'Abul Hisham Recitation', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2014   'Abul Hisham New Works', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2010   'DOMINATION', Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019   'In the Land of Downside Up', curated by Nancy Adajania, Birla Art Academy, Kolkata
2018   'Nine Painters from Kerala', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai 
2018   India Art Fair, presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, New Delhi
2017   'DWELLING, 10th Anniversary Show (Part II)', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2017   'Drawing Experience', curated by Avani Rao at Icon Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2017   'Landforms' group show, curated by Kathleen Wyma at Gallery OED, Kochi
2015   'Reviving the retinal' group show, curated by Kathleen Wyma, Gallery OED, Kochi
2013   'Art For Young Collectors II', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2013   'Hanging Terraces', Gallery Veda, Chennai
2012   'Prepellers', Gallery Art & Soul, Chennai. Curated by Dr.Kavitha Balakrishnan
2012   'New Trends from South', Art Chennai Presented by Apparao Art Gallery, Chennai
2012   'Art For Young Collectors', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2011   'Voices from Kerala', Apparao Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010   '36 Degree C Group', Government College of Fine Arts, Thrissur
2010   'SESTET', Chithra Kala Parishath Art Gallery, Bangalore
2009   Kerala Lalit Kala Academy State Exhibition, Durbar Hall Arts Centre, Kochi
2009   London Art Fair, Presented by Kings Road Art Gallery, London
2008   'Deep Sleep', Government College of Fine Arts, Thrissur
2008   'What's wrong with that?' Durbar Hall Arts Centre, Kochi
2007   'Back Space', Dravidia Art Gallery, Kochi

Awards

2014   Residency in 'What about art', Inlaks India Foundation, Mumbai
2013   Inlaks Fine Arts Award
2010   Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy Scholarship for art student
2009   Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy special mention award

 

EXHIBITIONS

ABUL HISHAM Recitation

March 15, 2019 - May 04, 2019

Abul Hisham New Works

October 09, 2014 - November 22, 2014

PRESS

Abul Hisham Recitation

by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai