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Date(s) - 27/10/2018 - 10/11/2018
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Gallery Sumukha


An exhibition of Photographs by Sandeep T K

Curated by Sandhya Annaiah

Date: 27th October, 2018 – 10th November, 2018


Gallery Sumukha,

No 24/10, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden, Bangalore  560027

Concept Note

The series of photographs – ‘Singularity’ by Sandeep TK captures a time and a frame of his mind when he created this body of works. Photographer Sandeep received a scholarship to go on a residency in Germany, while passing through the phase of separation and bitter heartbreak in his personal life. Coming from a populous country like India, he was offered residency in a place which was scantily populated. The elaborate architecture and wide streets made the place seem all the more deserted.  This pushed him to begin reflecting upon the self and understanding the meaning of solitude. Without conversation with most of his subjects, he could only imagine the story behind each of them. Sandeep was the silent observer. Through his photographs, Sandeep brings together a variety of people with whom he thought he shared a similar status quo.

Sandeep T K is a self-taught photographer. His introduction to art began from Trivandrum College of Fine Arts where he was spending time with one of his friend who was studying there. He gradually took up interest in Photography. His nature of work earned him the residency program under the Sher-Gil Sundaram Foundation Emerging Artist Program at 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery. He was one the 15 artist invited to be part of the art camp in Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh by South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), curated by Dr. Alka Pande (2016). He was part of exhibitions like Connecting Roots which was a solo public exhibition, documenting the journey of Jasmine flower from Tamil Nadu to Bangalore and exhibited at City market(2016). In 2017, he received the Lichtenberg Studio residency program, Berlin supported by Goethe Institute, Maxmueller Bhavan. He was also part of the exhibition ‘Homomorphism’ a group exhibition held at Kerala History Museum(2018).

This programme is supported by Goethe Institute, Bangalore.


Sandeep TK

+91 9980453819, sandeepsathi@gmail.com, www.sandeeptk.com


Sandeep TK, Shivam – Kalary Road, Thiruvangad (po), Thalassery, Kannur, Kerala 670103

Art Residency

2017: Lichtenberg Studio Berlin, Germany. Supported by the Goethe Institute Maxmuller Bhavan.

2015 : 1ShanthiroadStudio/Gallery. Part of the Sher-Gil Sundaram foundation emerging artist program.

Projects / Work

2017: Photographing portraits of German citizens working in Deutsche Bank and living in Bangalore for German based magazine Results.

2016: One of 15 artist invited to be part of the art camp in Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh by South Central Zone Cultural Center(SCZCC), curated by Dr Alka Pande. A series of my photograph produced during the art camp was selected for the book Tat Tvam Asi That Thou Art: An Expression of Immense.

2016: Photo documentation of the kochi bi-annual for Mathrubhoomi newspaper and Indian contemporary art Journal.

201: Connecting Roots, a one-year photo documentation public art project, it follows the journey of flowers from Tamilnadu to Bangalore. The final works was displayed at the center of the City Market (which is one of the largest flower market in South East Asia). The photographs connected the growers, sellers, buyers and customers who often was not aware of there the flowers journey and destination.



Homomorphism was a group exhibition took place in Kerala history Museum

To J Alfred Prufrock is group exhibition took place in Home sweet home


Connecting Roots was a solo public exhibition, which presented more than 35 photographs amongst growers, seller and buyers at the center of the City Market. It documented and maps the journey of Jasmine flower from Tamilnadu to Bangalore.


Photographic works selected for the National level exhibition Tat Tvam Asi: An Expression of Immense Faith curated by Dr. Alka Pande, at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.

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