Contemporary Art | India

Artist Profile

 

Romicon Revola a.k.a Romi is a contemporary visual artist based in Bangalore, India. Her art practice encompasses monumental public sculpture, installation, painting, video and digital art.

“The pursuit of truth, which is often hidden in the subconscious layer of human minds, has been the crux of all my artistic endeavours. In my art practice, spanning roughly 12 years, I have explored a diverse range of subjects from identity to sustainability and cosmology to consumption. My visual language has evolved through a continuous exploration of materials and technologies. I’m a curious person by nature and this curiosity to understand and express the gamut of human experience is what drives me to create art,” says Romi.

In her large scale works installed in public spaces in Bangalore Romi has appropriated the stainless steel material, often considered either industrial or masculine, to weave narratives of feminine musings.

 

Romi is the recipient of the 2019 CIMA Infosys Special Award as well as the 2019 KWAA (Karnataka Women Acheivers Award) award for Excellence in Art & Culture.

Her immersive digital art project “#Who R U?” was part of “The Future is Here”, a major art & technology show curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokahndwala for the Bajaj Foundation, Mumbai. Her video “Ocean within a drop” was screened at the Birmingham Art Summit at MAC in the UK on World Water Day in 2018. Her functional art collaboration with sustainable Indian fashion brand Aranyani was showcased at the New York Fashion Week in the spring of 2018.


Her work is also in various private collections in India and abroad. In Bangalore she is involved in several art initiatives and community art programs. 

 

 

Important Collections in India:

* One Indiabulls Center, Mumbai
* Health Care Global (HCG), Mumbai
* World Trade Center, Kochi
* Cubbon Park, Bangalore
* Manyata Embassy Business Park, Bangalore
* Hilton Residences, Bangalore
* ISDO, Ahmedabad
* Brigade Metropolis, Whitefield, Bangalore
* Golf Links Business Park, Bangalore
* Kirloskar Business Park, Bangalore
* Brigade Gardenia, Bangalore

Selected Exhibitions:

2019 - The Future is Here - Art & Technology in a Millennial age curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, Bajaj Foundation, Mumbai
2019 - Shape of Memories at Veda Gallery, Chennai
2019 - CIMA Award winners show, CIMA Gallery, Kolkatta
2019 - TOI DesignX, New Delhi
2019 - Power to Colour, Art Pilgrim Gallery, New Delhi 
2019 - The Future is Here - Art & Technology in a Millennial age curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, Public Art Project at Phoenix Marketcity, Chennai
2018 - Group show at Art Pilgrim Live, Delhi
2018 - Art Bengaluru, UB City, Bangalore
2018 – Inside-Out, Taj Art Corridor, Bangalore
2018 – Video art film screened at Birmingham Art Summit, MAC Birmingham, United Kingdom
2018 – Functional art collaboration with Aranyani exhibited at New York Fashion Week, USA
2018 – Raintree Media curated show at Project Eve, Bangalore
2018 – Annual Swasti Gallery show in support of HCG cancer foundation, Bangalore
2017 – CIMA awards finalists show, Kolkatta
2017 – Raintree Women’s art festival, Bangalore
2017 – Prism of Nature, Time & Space Gallery, Bangalore
2017 – Swasti Gallery show in support of HCG foundation, Nagpur
2016 – Swasti Gallery show in support of HCG foundation, Vadodara
2016 – Annual art show, Galerie de’Arts, Bangalore
2016 – Small is beautiful, Art Houz, Bangalore
2016 – Whitefield Art collective, VR Bengaluru
2016 – IAGF, Leela Palace hotel, Bangalore
2015 – Stainless Steel art fair, Mahatma Mandir, Ahmedabad
2015 – Art Mantaram annual show, Bangalore
2014 – Eclectic Exploration, show of 30 emerging artists, Kalarasa Art House
2013 – Exhibition of Art Contest Winners, International Creative Art Centre, Mumbai
2013 – Group show of 4 artists, Time and Space Gallery at Alila Hotel
2012 – United Art Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
2012 – Annual Show of Indian National Academy of Art & Culture, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore
2011 – Second Edition of Art Bengaluru, UB City, Bangalore
2010 – Show of Stainless Steel Sculptures, Le Jardin, Bangalore
2010 – First Edition of Art Bengaluru, UB City, Bangalore
2010 – Two person show at Galerie de Arts, Bangalore
2009 – GenNext IV Award winners, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkatta
2009 - Show of miniature SS sculptures, “Phantasmagoria”, Leela Palace, Bangalore
2008 to 2005 – Executed 15 outdoor and monumental sculptures in Stainless Steel for various public and institutional spaces in Bangalore, India


Important Awards / Grants / Honorable Mentions:

2019 - CIMA Infosys Special Award, CIMA Gallery, Kolkatta
2019 - Excellence in Art & Culture Award, Karnataka Women Acheivers Association Award (KWAA)
2018 - Bajaj Foundation grant for Digital Art Show curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, Mumbai
2017 – Finalist for CIMA Jury award, CIMA, Kolkatta
2013 – Best Sculpture award, International Creative Art Centre, Mumbai
2009 – GenNext IV, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkatta
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(Artist Photo by Magali Couffon)