Sachin George Sebastian Indian, b. 1985


Born in Kanhangad, Kerala, in 1985, Sachin George Sebastian is a graduate in communication design from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, in 2006.


His work has appeared in several solo and group shows most recently Once, there was a seed at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2021) and Lokame Tharavadu, curated by Bose Krishnamachari, in Allepey, Kerala (2021) – as well as Exhibit 320 (2015, 2012); Devi Art Foundation (2015) in New Delhi; Gallery OED (2013, 2012); Kochi and Birla Academy (2014), Kolkata; and an installation preview at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi (2012). His work has also been featured at Abu Dhabi Art (2020, 2019); Art Basel Hong Kong (2017); Sensorium 2018 (2015); the Kochi–Muziris Biennale (2015); the Beirut Art Fair (2014); Art Dubai (2013); the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere & Basu Foundation for the Arts – India, Italy, Myanmar (2014); and the India Art Fair (2020; 2012–18).


He received the Young Artist Award from the Kempinski Arts Program in 2013 and he was awarded the Emerging Artist Award by the Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) in 2014. He completed the Pro Helvetia artist-in-residence program at Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland, in 2015; the Kempinski Arts Program in Budapest and Berlin in 2014; and also served as an artist-in-residence at BigCi – Australia in 2015. His practice with paper and pop-up books led him to participate in an international artist’s residency at Khoj on The Idea of the Book in 2009, following which he started working as an independent artist. In 2020, he was a finalist for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize.


The artist lives and works in Bangalore.

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