Gigi Scaria is a Delhi-based artist working in mixed media. Scaria was selected to represent India in the country’s first-ever participation in the Venice Biennale (2011). Recent projects include the Singapore Biennale (2011) and the artist-in-residence at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne (2012). Scaria’s practice - often manifesting in painting, sculpture, photography and film - explores his interest in issues of urban development, particularly issues surrounding migration, economic development and urban architecture. Recent works have been described as ‘absurdist environments of the future’.
His solo shows include Dust, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, Australia, Amusement Park, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, Settlement, Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin, Germany, curated by Jamila Adeli, 2009; Site under Construction, Video Space, Budapest, Hungary, Triviality of Everyday Existence, recent photographs and video, The National Art Studio, Changdong, Seoul, Korea, Palette art gallery, New Delhi 2008; Absence of an Architect, video installations, paintings and photographs, Palette Gallery, New Delhi, 2007. He has participated in numerous group shows internationally as well as in India.