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Lot 1
S. K. Mani | Untitled, 2013

Date of Birth: 1982

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 34 x 48 inches

Signed by: Signed and dated 'S. K. Mani 13' on lower left

Provenance: Collection of a reputed art gallery, New Delhi

Estimate: ₹ 1,00,000 - ₹ 2,00,000


Sajan K Mani is an intersectional artist from a remote village in Kerala whose work voices the marginalised and oppressed people of India. Many art works of his are portraits of woman of the Dalit community. He expresses the actuality of trans-generational oppression of the marginalised and their traumatic lived experiences through performance art with the ‘Black Dalit Body’.

The artist has participated in international exhibitions, art festivals and biennales at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Dhaka Art Summit, Kolkata International Performance Arts Festival, Kampala Art Biennale in Uganda, and Vancouver Biennale. He received the Braunschweig Projects Scholarship in 2019-20, an artistic research grant from the Berlin Senat and the Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship in Germany.