Veejayant Kumar Dash
Veejayant Kumar Dash, Born -1977, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Bachelor of Fine Arts from B.K.College of Art & Crafts specialised in Painting. He is a Freelance Artist, Visual Activist, Art Educator, Independent writer and Curator. Veejayant was one among the five artists globally to participate in the Symposium "Environment, Justice, Inequity,", Visual Activism Symposium by San Francisco MOMA (Museum of Modern Art), USA in 2014.
Curatorial Projects: Jan, 2018 conceptualised and curated 0674, hello Bhubaneswar Chapter 1, an unique Art Exposition which celebrated Bhubaneswar, the city in its varied forms and features, Feb 2018 -he visualised Swachhagrah: Bapu ko Karyanjali, on the ghats of Benaras organised by NGMA, New Delhi, NCZCC, Allahabad, Ministry of Culture, Govt. Of India in association with BHU, Varanasi, 2016he conceptualised and curated -Visual Narrative of Odishan History, a mural painting workshop at KIIT University, 2013 he curated a national group exhibition of contemporary art “BLUe”.
Talks & Presentations: 2016 -Understanding and Making of Video Art at Utkal University of Culture by Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, Bhubaneswar. 2016 -Materials: Understand, Explore, Utilise… by B.K.College of Art & Crafts,Bhubaneswar. 2014 -Lecture and workshop on Visual Activism by Govt. College of Art and Crafts, Khallikote. 2015 -Making and Unmaking of Images by JDCA for Meet the Artist program. 2013 -“Streams of contemporary: Public Art Today” by Utsha Foundation. Performance Art: 2014 -Public Participatory Performance “JAL JATRA” with almost 200 women of Hinjalkuda village. 2013 -Performed “Water/ Blue Tiger (PAANI BAGHA)” at Kokalaba, 2013 -Public Participatory Performance “JAL SAPATH” involving the women of Pottangi village, 2013 -Public Participatory Performance “JAL DHAR” involving the kids of Jardhar village, 2013 -Public Participatory Performance “JAL BANDHAN” involving the people of Kalinga Padar village. Exhibitions/Workshops: Solo Show in 2006 -A Tribute – II, Collaborative Show in 2015 -“What We Carried Back”, of Installations, Painting, Sculpture, Video and Audio Art and Digital Photographs. Group Shows: 2018-Art Symposium at Lakshadweep, 2018-0674,hello Bhubaneswar chapter 1, 2017SAARC Art Symposium at Kathmandu, Nepal, 2015 -Installation workshop on the occasion of Navakalebara of Lord Jagannath by Lalit Kala Akademi, 2014 -Art & Ecology: Search for Sustainability, a site specific art exhibition organized by Utsha Foundation, 2011 -Future of Museum Collection, by Art Konsult-Carpe Diem, by Gallerie NVYA, 2010 -LETS RE-LIVE 20 COLOURFUL YEARS OF ART, by Gallery Sanskriti, 2009 -Art for AIDS, by Religare arts i, 2008 -Shifting Focus, by Galleria at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre -SPACE AND PLACE 13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh -Young Tigers of India, by Art Mosaic -OUTER CIRCLE, inaugural group show by Religare arts i -“HARVEST 2008” by Arushi Art Gallery -“THE NEXT AWAKENING”, Curated by Dr. Alka Pande, India Habitat Centre Dimensions And Directions, by Mon Art Gallery -SPACE MADE, by Lalit Kala Akademi, 2007 -National Art Festival: organized at Kohima (Nagaland) by Lalit Kala Akademi -People, Place & Nation: Locating Art and the Self, National Art Workshop. Scholarship: National Scholarship in the field of Painting by Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India. Veejayant has Conceptualized 3 numbers of Picture Books for kids, which was published by One Drop, Canada, Worked as Set, Costume & Graphic Designer and Visiting Faculty for Mukti, a contemporary theatre group from April 1999 and still continuing. Worked as a Space/Atmospheric Designer for Anjali, National Festival for Children with Disability at Bhubaneswar in the years 2010, 2011 & 2012. Worked as an Art Director, Research Fellow & Associate Director for many Odia Television Serials from 2001 to 2004. Presently he is the Creative Consultant of Sashakt -campaign for rights of persons with disability, inclusion and empowerment, 2018 organised by Odisha State Disability Network, Anjali Children’s Festival, Swabhiman and also working as the Art and Costume Designer for an Odia Movie (in shooting stage).