Balaji Ponna

Born 1980

Education :

B.F.A in Graphics from Andhra University with Gold medal
M.F.A in Graphics from Visva - Bharati University, Santiniketan.

Solo Shows :

2011 - Looking is not Seeing, at The Guild, Mumbai
2011 - Monuments at India Art Summit 2011 with The Guild, Mumbai
2010 - The Things I Say, at Studio La Citta, Verona, Italy
2009 - Black Smoke, at Bose Pacia, Kolkata, in collaboration with The Guild, Muumbai
2007 - 'UNTITLED'- Osmosis Art Gallery, Mumbai.

Group Show :

2017 -” Forking Paths” An curated show at Fine Arts Gallery, Baroda, Installation for second edition of white field art collective and Art Chutney Bangalore, Hub-9 group show in Faculty Art Gallery, Baroda.
2016 - “A New Space” a group show at Nazar Art Gallery, Vadodara., “The Bird Project” by Vcare at Baroda.
2015 - A Group Show at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad. “Known Sense” A Kitsch Art Group show at faculty of fine arts gallery, Vadodara. “A4-Art” at Priyarshi art gallery, Vadodara and Mumbai, “CIMA Award Show” at CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata. “VAD FEST-Baroda Chronicles” An International Arts & Cultural Art Festival, Baroda.
2014 - Regional art exhibition by Lalit Kala academy. Chennai. A Group show at ‘Art Steam’-Singapore. A group show in Hyatt Hotel, Indian art consultants LLP, at Raipur. “Feb. show-2014” at ABS Laxness Gallery, Baroda.
2013- The Fondazione Benetton of Treviso-by Luciano Benetton, Ponzano, Italy. “Fluid” water color show at Site Art Gallery, Makarpura, Baroda. “Duality of image” at fine arts gallery, Barod. “Hail” a curated show by madhu venugpoalan, at MNS Art Gallery and Museum of Kerala, Kochi. Indian Art Summit 2013, by The Guild Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2012 - show at Taj ends by The Guild art gallery. Mumbai. “Roti-Kapada& Makan “ curated by Anubhav nath at ojas gallery New Delhi. “Art Chennai”Latitude28 Gallery, New Delhi.
2011 - “Big picture-2” at Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore .“Giant elephant-Indian contemporary art. At Gong art space, South Korea. “New Trends in south” at Apparao Galleries Chennai. “Glocaldes parades” a group show, at Sarjan art gallery, Baroda and Derby Shire U.K
2010 - Bangalore hubba!!” apparao galleries, Chennai. “10x10” show at gallery threshold, New Delhi. “Art celebrates 2010 New Delhi commonwealth games 2010, New Delhi . “therefore graphiti” An group show in the guild, and saffron art, at Mumbai & New York. Art Basel, with studio la citta Italy. Arte fiera Bologna 2010. “Des parades: the challenge of Glocal, Derbyshire, UK “June show” at 1x1 art gallery, Dubai. Artist of the month- by Saffron Art, Mumbai.
2009 - “A group exhibition of paintings, by Navsar, Devi art foundation, New Delhi. “New vanguard” a group conducted by saffron art@ the guild New York. India art summit 2009, by the guild art gallery, at New Delhi. India art summit, by Nature morte, New Delhi. Residency Show at the Guild, Mumbai. Group Show at Nature Morte, New Delhi. ‘Big picture’ Group Show at Sumukha gallery, Bangalore. ‘Contemporary Exoticism” curated by Marco Meneguzzo, at Studio La Citta, Verona, ITALY.
Basel Art fair,  with studio la Citta, Italy. Hong Kong Art fair  with The Guild, Mumbai.  Work has been selected for France print biennale, France. On the paper ‘group show at gallery with difference, Kolkata. preview at faculty gallery, MSU, Baroda. ‘July Show’, The Guild Gallery Mumbai.
2008 - A group show at Tulika arts Gallery, Mumbai. ‘In the midst’, Group show organized by zamaana arts, at Tehresharan gallery New York. ‘Chronicles of Unspoken’, group show at Travan core art gallery, New Delhi.
2007 - ‘Cross Roads’, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, at Kolkata. Kala Ghoda art festival, by Osmosis art gallery, Mumbai. Bharat Bhavan 7th international print biennial, Bhopal.
2006 - “Trans-Local” an group show at faculty exhibition hall, Baroda. ‘Stepping in Stepping out’, by Art konsult & threshold art gallery at India habitat, New Delhi. “American curry” A print show at Abs Lanxess gallery Baroda by Tennessee university, U.S.A. ‘Modus operandi’, group show, ABS Lanxess gallery Baroda. ‘Sense N Blend’, Kaleidoscope art gallery, Baroda.
2005 - ‘Distilled embers’ prints show organized by Alternatives & threshold art gallery, New Delhi. ‘Are we like this only’, Curated by Vidya Shivdas, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi. Tokyo mini print biennial, Japan.
2003 - A group show of prints, at Nandan Art Gallery, Santiniketan.
2002 - ‘Fusion’ prints show at college of fine arts, Chandigarh. An exchange exhibition of prints, at Saga College of art, Japan All India Exhibition of Drawing, by PKLA, Chandigarh. All India Exhibition of Art, by IAFA, Amritsar.
2001 - “Sojourn” artist camp and show, at Vizag, by threshold art gallery, New Delhi. Telugu university art exhibition, Hyderabad.

2001 - Artist Camp organized by threshold art gallery New Delhi, at Vizag.
2003 - National painting camp, organized by Lalit kala academy, at Hyderabad.
2005 - Sojourn - Artist camp, organized by threshold art gallery, at Vizag.
2012 - National print making camp, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
2016 - Harmony Artist Residency, by Reliance group of companies, Mumbai.


2015 - Qualified for National Eligible Test [NET]
1997-2001: Merit Award [gold medal] from Andhra University.
2001-2003: Telugu University Scholraship, Hyderbad.
2001-2003: Merit Award from Vishwa Bharati University, Shantiniketan.
2004-2005: H RD National Scholar Ship for young Artist.