2017.05.29 – 2017.06.02 every evening 18:00 – 19:30

B. Ajay Sharma is a contemporary visual artist, who formally studied painting in Indian’s two renown art institutions. However, his works cover a wide range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, conventional and revived techniques of photography, durational and site-specific installations, as well as new technologies. He takes drawing as a vehicular aspect of his thoughts. Elaborating on the the notion of Bhava, performance and alternative photography enable him to engage with external space as opposed to his internal visual thoughts. He has been exploring ‘THE YOGA VASHISTA’ for many years, and works on the concept of breathe as a unit of his unitary existential visual currency.

Born in 1986, B. Ajay Sharma studied art at the Faculty of Visual Art, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (BFA in painting in 2007) and later earned his MFA in Painting from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 2009. He has taken part in H0~ArT – exhibition of Art at Hyderabad State Gallery, India. His last solo show PARADOX (2015) took place at the Instituto Cervantes, KKUM.DANG.INDIA (2015) curated by Inseng Song at Korean Culture Centre,(2015), Al REVELAR curated by Julia Villasenor at Vadhera Art Gallery (2015), New Delhi, Art & Breakfast in Malaga, Spain (2015). His work was exhibited at the India Art Fair 2014-15 with Neilson Art Gallery, Spain and Wonderwall, New Delhi. He was at a residency in Spain followed by a solo show “Thanatophobia” (2014) at Neilson Art Gallery. In the same year he participated at 2014 Degenerate, curated by Blessy Augustine at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi. In 2013 he attended a two-month ALTlab photography residency at Goa Centre for Alternative Photography (Goa-CAP), as an artist/photographer as well as at Taipe Photo Art Fair Taiwan. His works were part of ‘Ye Hai India Darling’ curated by Pia Camilla Copper, at XVA, Gallery DIFC and XVA Bastakiya, Dubai.

In 2014, he has set up a space called स्याह-घर” (pronounced as Syah-Ghar in Sanskrit and Hindi) meaning Dark-Room. He opened up this space to develop community-based-practice of alternative photography studio in New Delhi (India).

Inspired from the Swar yoga practice book “SHIVSWARYODHAY, Gheranda Samhita, and Swhar Yoga by Muktibodha nand , which defines the different aspect of Breathing practice and its impact on body, mind and soul, how it define the emotion through the Breathing system.
The everyday man may not know about performance art but by being involved , you will feel the notion, act and movement.
I am referring to the idea of our time, how Pollution takes space and breathing desires are increasing day by day in children’s and people. Also I am thinking about the current political situation how world politics taking shape and peoples are trying to survive, the freedom of expression goes beyond the skin and geography in such circumstance. Pollution is taking a big shape and effecting nature and environment of the earth. Also people have to bear Political changes.
Also experiencing the situation in Delhi last October and November where
pollution level was Highest Pm2,5 level of 1033.76 μg/m3 in the world .