NIAS Literary, Arts and Heritage Forum: "Between three worlds” by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, 4.00 PM

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560012


Literary, Arts and Heritage Forum


is pleased to invite you to a talk on


“Between three worlds”




Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Professor of art and director of the Centre for the Humanities

University of Rhode Island


On Monday, 18th November, 2019, 4.00 PM, Lecture Hall, NIAS


Chairperson: Dr. Smriti Haricharan, Assistant Professor, NIAS


Abstract:  AnnuPalakunnathu Matthew’s photo-based artwork (recently exhibition at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale) is a striking blend of still and moving imagery. Her larger work draws on archival photographs as a source of inspiration to re-examine historical narratives. She often uses archival imagery as a starting point to give the viewer the opportunity to question established narratives and consider parallel histories. She makes use of the ever-expanding digital toolbox to make her work increasingly more accessible. Her presentation will be an overview of her work including what she is working on for her Fulbright Fellowship in India.


The program is also a part of the EducationUSA’s International Education Week (IEW) - a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.


About the speaker: AnnuPalakunnathu Matthew's work has been exhibited internationally and her recent solo exhibitions include the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada, Nuit Blanche Toronto, and sepiaEYE, NYC. Matthew has also exhibited her work at the RISD Museum, Newark Art Museum, MFA Boston, San Jose Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts (TX), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2018 Fotofest Biennial, 2009 Guangzhou Photo Biennial as well as at the Smithsonian. Grants and fellowships that have supported her work include a MacColl Johnson, John Guttman, two Fulbright Fellowships and grants from the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts.   Prof. Matthew is currently in India, working on creating a multi-media installation to create awareness of the complexity of the history and sacrifices of the two-and-a-half million Indian soldiers who fought for the British during World War II.



For more info on the Forum or to give a suggestion please contact the Forum Coordinator: –

Prof. Sharada Srinivasan:  

NIAS Literary, Arts and Heritage Forum, Tel: 080-22185125



Monday, November 18, 2019
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NIAS Literary, Arts and Heritage Forum
NIAS Lecture Hall