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Crédit photo © Abhishek Verma
Abhishek Verma was born in 1990 in Guthani, India. After studying painting in New Delhi, he attended the University of Baroda, where he received a master’s degree in visual arts, with a specialty in printmaking, in 2015.
Currently living and working in Gujarat, he shows his work regularly in solo and group exhibitions and participates in workshops and artist residencies. Abhishek Verma’s work questions the issues of dysfunctional power relationships, socio-political conditioning, and personal insecurity, through satire, with parallels drawn from idioms, myths, and popular stories.
In most of his works he stages himself, like the protagonist in a play, acting alone in scenes of everyday life. He embodies a character who, when faced with codified urban life and relationships, is capable of failing, rising up, and starting their explorations all over again, while carrying around their struggles and fears.
Exposition “LES LAURIERS”
May 28 – June 30, 2019
Espace Goupil of the musée d’Aquitaine
Exposition Abhishek Verma au Musée d’Aquitaine © iso.ebabx.2019
On May 28, 2019, the Musée d’Aquitaine hosted the ceremony of the Laurels 2019 of the Fondation de France, an evening organized to highlight regional projects made possible with its support. It was also the occasion for presenting the work of Abhishek Verma, an Indian artist who had received the 2019 Jean-Claude Reynal Grant, a competition organized by the EBABX Fine Arts school of Bordeaux under the aegis of the Fondation de France, culminating with an exhibition at the Musée d’Aquitaine. This biennial competition awards a scholarship to a young artist who works “on paper” for a voyage abroad to their country of choice. A selection of Abhishek Verma’s works will be on view until the end of June.