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Saranraj

Born and raised in a small village called Karadipatti in Madurai, Tamilnadu, Saranraj came to Chennai to study sculpture at the Government College of Fine Arts, after which he has been travelling with his practice. He has since moved to working with multiple mediums as shaped by the conceptual needs of his work. Ideological traits of Tamil traditional artforms, and ritualistic forms became the base of his works. Caste-based oppression, and the cruelty of the act of untouchability prevalent in the society are core concerns in his practice. Saranraj was the resident artist at URU Art Harbour, Kochi in 2019-2020, following which he had a solo exhibition at the same venue. He has participated in numerous group shows including Archiving Labour - Group Exhibition as part of Students’ Biennale, Kochi(2018); Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa (2018); Be/Fore, Side, Hind, Yond by Madras Art Collective, Chennai (2019); and Perch - Take Flight, Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai (2019). 

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