27 May 2022

Subodh Kerkar

Subodh Kerkar


Subodh Kerkar


Subodh Kerkar
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Name: Subodh Kerkar
Date of birth:  26 August 1959 Subodh Kerkar gave up his medical profession to pursue his passion, visual art. For the past 20 years he has experimented with different media creating a niche for himself, especially in the field of land art and conceptual art.Subodh specializes in creating works using natural materials like shells, bamboo, stones and pebbles. He has also worked with plants.Subodh is the only artist in the country doing monumental works in nature. Some of the large projects which he handled include: Half a kilometer of installations at Miramar Beach, Goa during the inaugural International Film Festival of India in 2004. Recently Subodh created one kilometer long work titled ‘Unfolding of a Dream’ which incorporated 600 Tibetan prayer flags. He lives and works in Goa, India and is the Founder of the Kerkar Art Complex, Calangute, Goa, founded in 1992.

Selected Shows:

  • 2013: ‘The Pepper Cross’ exhibition at The Pepper House, Fort Kochi, Kerala
  • 2013: Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, 2013 in Australia
  • 2012: ‘The Pepper Cross’ exhibition at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012: United Art Fair, New Delhi
  • 2012: Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012 in Australia
  • 2012: Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh.
  • 2012: Invited to create an installation at Marina beach, Chennai for Chennai Art Fair 2012
  • 2012: ‘Goa Re-loaded’ a group show at NIV Art Centre, New Delhi
  • 2011: ‘Unfolding of a Dream’, installation at Vagator beach, Goa
  • 2011 ‘The Earth Bowl’ (Prithvi Kund), installation at Ozran, Small Vagator beach, Anjuna – Goa
  • 2010: Ruhr Biennale, Duisburg, Germany
  • 2010: The presence of the absence’, installation for Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla
  • 2009/2007: Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
  • 2009: Exhibition titled ‘The Art of India – 20 years of Contemporary Art’ in Gallery Neumeister, Munich, organised by The Indian Institute, Munich on its 80th Anniversary.
  • 2009/2007: Jam Jar Gallery, Dubai
  • 2008: Canvas International Art, Amsterdam
  • 2008: Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi
  • 2007: M. dias, Nord Sud International Festival, Geneva
  • 2007: Art Room Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2007: Polka Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2007: Gulf Art Fair, Dubai
  • 2006: Gallery 302, New Delhi
  • 2006: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2006: Award winning installation for Busan Biennale Sea Art Festival, South Korea
  • 2005: 20 installations for Mumbai Festival.
  • 2005/ 2004: Half a kilometer of installations for the International Film Festival of India, Goa
  • 2003: Kronen Gallery, Zurich
  • 2002: Hillestad Gallery, Norway
  • 2001: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000: Fundacao Oriente, Macao
  • 1998: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • 1997: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1996, 1995, 1994: Kala Academy, Panjim, Goa
  • 1992 – 1993: 10 shows of watercolors organized by Alliance Francaise in different cities, including Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Pondicherry, New Delhi, Cochin and Trivandrum

Participation in Art Camps:

  • RPG Art Camp, Mumbai 2002
  • Oberoi Art Camp, Mumbai 2003
  • Marriott Art Camp, Mumbai 2006
  • Samanvai Art Camp, Goa, 2007
  • Chowgule Art Camp, Goa, 2007
  • Kala Academy Art Camp, Goa 2008
  • Le Royal Meridien Art Camp, Mumbai 2009


  • First Prize in Kala Academy Art Show, Goa 2000
  • Busan Biennale Award, 2006

Future Shows:

  • Solo show with Studio Art, New Delhi, 2014
  • Solo show at Canvas International Art (Amsterdam) 21st September to 26th October 2013.
  • Works will be shown at Strarta Art Fair – 9th to 13th October 2013, at Saatchi Gallery, London (by Canvas International Art)
  • Works to be exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2013, Australia – 24th October to 10th November 2013