Pune Biennale Festival 2017

The Malaka Spice

Malaka Spice art gallery sprouts from the belief that 'Art is not a thing, it is a path'. We started our art gallery 20 years ago to create a platform for all passionate artists, and especially the ones trying to establish themselves.

We have featured more than 300 artists in the past 20 years. And we continue to do so with our restaurant art galleries at Baner and recently opened up in Goa and Hyderabad.

Through this platform we continue to reach out to art lovers and motivate upcoming artist.

We sell miniature art pieces at affordable prices to make art accessible to all.We firmly believe that art inspires and aspires, and that it should be a way of life for all.

Timings : 11 am to 11.30 pm. Till 29 Jan.

Artists


Amisha Mehta

Ankeet Gujar

Burhan Nagarwala

Deepa Singal

Madhavi Joshi

Makrand Jadhav

Rahul Kandhol

Ramesh Gujar

Susan Lobo

Born in 1970, Deepa is a contemporary Indian artist from Pune, who blends her work with spirituality.One can experience the energy of life infused into her paintings.She believes that the school of life is the most sensitive form of learning without boundaries.Her art thus translates myriad experiences of her spiritual journey into subtle expressions.Her work is in abstract and figurative abstracts with acrylics and oils as the main media.

Madhavi Joshi is a Pune based self-taught artist. She has exhibited her work in more than 20 solo and 30 group shows in India and abroad. She works in a unique style depicting spiritual Indian mythological idols and Hindu iconography. Her series of paintings represent her artistic expression on the sanctity and relevance of numerous vignettes of Indian culture compared to their modern practices.

In her paintings the trinity Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, their iconography and spiritual symbols all combine to impart visual symbols, all combine to impart visual effects of glory and transparency along with the memories of the country's past heritage.

The relevance of various chakras and their sanctity along with meditational hues are prominent in her work. She believes that her paintings themselves contain energy which create positive repercussions in the space around.

Susan Lobo will showcase her work in Galleria, Pune Biennale 2017.
Born in Shillong, and raised in an army background, she traversed the length and breadth of India with her family during her early years. She is a Zoology major & qualified teacher from Cambridge University.

Susan's penchant for travel was kept alive by joining PanAm in its heyday, and this opportunity was further extended across international borders as a corporate wife, living in places as diverse as Japan, China, and the US.

Her Persona has progressed from an efficient airline trainer to a more empathetic mentor. She has taught Art, Math & Science to under privileged children in America & English to slum kids in Delhi.

She is a self-taught artist dabbling in Aqueous media from Water colors, Inks to Acrylics.

Rahul Khandol will present his work in Galleria at the Pune Biennale 2017.

  Horse is the most painted subject in the history of painting. Horse is a symbol of power, victory, wisdom, endurance, spiritual. As Rahul loves these qualities, here he connects his self to the subject.

Born on 8th February 1987, Burhan Nagarwala has a Masters degree in Painting from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyala and will be a part of Galleria in Pune Biennale 2017. He is a full time artist and also a teacher. He has participated in several workshops, participated in various group shows, solo shows and is the recipient many awards.
Most of his artworks are conceptual, landscape, portraiture and experimental. He believes that an artist should never stop experimenting. He loves to play with colours and different  mediums. He follows the western painters and you can catch the glimpse of western colour scheme in all his works. It is his constant endeavour to remain open to what keeps springing surprises on his canvas, retaining the freshness of his work.

Ankeet Gujar, who will be part of Galleria, Pune Biennale 2017, is an artist whose work is highly influenced by Indian tradition and spirituality. He draws from the constant changing nature of life and moulds his memories and perspectives accordingly by constant conscious involvement in life. A deep understanding of the Self and the Soul has stemmed from constant new experiences which are expressed slowly and steadily, but maturely to a superior level through his practice.

He expresses his spirituality in his own way through paintings and has found a source of Energy in altruistic intentions and behavior.
His paintings are a representation of being cultural and traditional or at times conceptual. Each painting has a unique thought behind it. He relates to each visual as a process of building his own thoughts within a level of realization, at moments attached or detached to the space.

Ramesh Gujar Born in 1969, Ramesh Gujar lives in Pune, Maharashtra and will be part of the Galleria project in Pune Biennale 2017. He studied at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya. He did many group shows across the country and abroad. Ramesh Gujar depicts the vitality of everyday life in his art works. His theme ranges from village scenes to festivals and religious celebrations woven through the depiction of emotions of joy, merriment, amazement and determination. The canvases are enriched through the use of vibrant colours and realistic themes, which can be comprehended by all.

Makrand Jadhav will showcase his work in Glleria as part of Pune Biennale 2017. He has a Masters in Arts from Sir.J.J.School of Art, Mumbai. He lives in Pune currently and is a Professor at Abhinav Kalamahavidyalaya, Pune.

He has held many group shows, solo shows, workshops and installations in Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad to name a few. Twelve years ago, while listening to a discourse on meditation and life, he was inspired to paint the Buddha. Since then he has been creating artworks based on Gautama Buddha and his life. The more he reads the more he is inspired by all the aspects of Buddhism. He likes to use earthy colours in his works, which creates an aura of peace about them.

Amisha, a graduate in Applied Art's and presenting her work in Galleria, Pune Biennale 2017, pursued her career as a Visual & Calligraphic Artist in Advertising agencies. Subsequently, from training children for Art Exams to experimenting with graffiti and art expressionism, she explored the human psyche through Aura and Soul colours and their manifestation in the present lifetimes under the purview of a deep science known as Colour Therapy.

Her passion for colours, art and music continued to create paintings with the healing values of colour. A strong belief in the power of creation and aesthetics, led to creating furniture installations, home styling accessories and art installations to Healing Spaces. Currently, through art and colours, she is exploring human survival instincts, attempting to cross the boundaries of 'Life' & 'Death' and to learn to overcome and rise, in spite of our goal in this lifetime.

In 2009, she initiated a unique movement known as ' Colour Dance', a combination of Colour, Art and Music and ever since has been conducting workshops at the Kalaghoda Art Festival, Byculla District jail, Yerwada District Jail, Tata Memorial hospital and other prestigious Corporates.

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Event Date - 5 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: "Search Within" (11.00 a.m)
2) Inauguration: Pune Biennale 2017 (5.00 p.m)

Event Date - 16 th Jan- 17

Identity and self (11.30 a.m)

Event Date - 27 th Jan- 17

Poetry at Sangam
Timing - 7.00 p.m
Venue - India House Art Gallery, Balewadi

Event Date - 20 th Jan- 17

Video presentations
Timing - 5.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

Event Date - 31 th December- 16

1) Public spaces

Event Date - 6 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: Moving art spaces (11.00 a.m)
2) Inauguration:Habit - co - Habit (1.30 p.m)
3) Inauguration: “Identity and Self” (6.30 p.m)
4) Inauguration:Vaishwik Art Environament (5.00 p.m)
5) Inauguration:Merawala Blue (6.00 p.m)

Event Date - 7 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: Young Expressions (10.30 a.m)
2) Inauguration: Not just a garden (12.30 p.m)
3) Talk: “Everyday Spaces” (2.30 pm – 4.30 pm)

Event Date - 8 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: “Art, Space and Props” (12.30 pm)
2) Talk: “Artistic Simulations” (11.00 am- 1.30 pm)
3) Inauguration: “Out of Shadows” (4.30 pm)
4) Inauguration: Indigo Routes” (7.0 pm)

Event Date - 9 th January- 17

1) Etching Workshop (10.30 a.m)

Event Date - 13 th January- 17

1) Video presentation:From Mobile Parikh center,Mumbai (5.00 pm to 6.00 p.m)

Event Date - 14 th January- 17

1) “Kriya” –painting workshop (10:00 am- 7:00 pm)
2) Talk:“Idiorrhythmy” (3:00 – 5:00 pm)
3) Moving Pictures: Artists’ Films from the Film London Jarman Awards (5.00 – 7.00pm)

Event Date - 15 th January- 17

1) Moving Pictures: Artists’ Films from the Film London Jarman Awards (5.00 – 7.00pm)

Event Date - 21 th January- 17

1) Talk: “Indian School of Polish Capitalism” by Janek Simon and Max Cegielski
Timing - 11.00 am to 12.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

2) Video presentations
Timing - 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

3) Talk:“Cosmic Sound & Cosmic Web”
Timing - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue - Yona friedman Canopy, Phule Museum, Shivaji Nagar

4) Movie and Discussion on " Laxma Gaud "
Timing - (4:00 pm)
Venue - Yashwantrao Chavan Art Gallery, Kothrud

Event Date - 22 nd January- 17

1) “Earth Matters” : Drawing Competition for Children
Timing - 5.00 pm
Venue - Sambhaji Park, Shivaji Nagar.

2) “Dance Your Way Thru’ Images, Haiku and Abhinaya!”
Timing - 5.00 pm

Venue - British Council Library, F.C Raod.

Event Date - 24 th January- 17

“Mix the Play”
Timing - 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
Venue - British Council Library, F.C Road.

Event Date - 28 th January- 17

1) Talk: “Pune. Arrival City”
Timing - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue - Yona friedman Canopy, Phule Museum, Shivaji Nagar

2) Award Distribution: Children Drawing competition
Timing - 6 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

Event Date - 29 th January- 17

Closing Ceremony
Timing - 5.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road