Suresh K. Nair (Varanasi, India): Song of Silence

  • 14 Oct 2023 4 pm UTC
  • dur 3 min

Performance was based on my silence experience. During the Corona – Pandemic I faced Solitude and I transformed this experience through my drawings, and Performance. Some of my students and audience are also participated while shooting this performance. This is Performed at the Campus of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi  India

Suresh K Nair was born in Kerala, India. Suresh has studied from Institute of Mural Painting, Guruvayur, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and Visva Bharati University Santiniketan, and an alumna of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, US. As a Muralist he has acquired a major presence in art spaces both in India and abroad for his Public Art Projects. He exhibited his works both in Indian Cities and Foreign Cities. He travelled UAE, UK, USA, Nepal, Bangladesh for his art research and exhibitions.

He has been awarded the Kerala Lalithakala Akadami award ( 2005) from the government of Kerala, Elizabeth Green Shield Scholarship, Canada (1997) Fulbright Fellowship ( 2005- 06) and Earth Day network award (2015 and 2018) from Washington Lions Club International Award along with various arts exchange programs and research projects.

Nair did music based drawing performance at TEDex IIT, Banaras Hindu University on the theme of “Order and Chaos”, Carnival of Creativity (CEC) at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, Kabira Festival in Varanasi and recently he participated “OVNI International Art Project- Mural Urbano” and performed with Portugal Musician Joana Rodrigues at Caldas de Rainha at Portugal, and Suresh participated major Festivals like Banaras Uthsav, Kabira Festival, Jaipur Literary Festival, Jaipur Kala Chapel, Druv Festival, Barbil Art Project and recently in Hyderabad Literary Festival.

Suresh curated two art camps for the CRACK  Trust International Art Camps, Bangladesh, and also curated ” Desh Paradesh ” and a show ” Revival” part of the Fund raising show for the Kerala Flood relief funds, Government of Kerala in Varanasi.He also curated a show ” Wonder that was India” at the Tyler School of Art Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, and curated over 25 exhibitions for the Indian and international students, Visiting Artists at the Faculty of Visual Arts Gallery, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and recently he also curated Students Biennale by the Kochi Muzriz Biennale.

Suresh Specialized both Indian and Western Mural Techniques and executed Monumental Mural in public and private spaces in India and Abroad. He got interested in Calligraphy traditions of Chinese, Japanese, Islamic and Indian and done some experimentation through his music based drawings. Through his art Suresh addressed significant social issues like Environment, Plastic Pollution, World Peace, Partition and Migration issues through his Art, Activism and Art Performance.

He has contributed to the community awareness in his recent art practices and contributed to cleanliness drive through artistic means, he also member of INTACH and other cultural organisations.

Suresh is currently teaching Visual Art in the Department of Painting, Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. ARTIST’S WEBSITE