KRISHNA LUTCHOOMUN

Born in Mauritius in 1962, Krishna Luchoomun holds an M.A. in Fine Arts from what was formerly the USSR’s Academy of Arts. He has taken part in numerous exhibitions worldwide, including with BLACK* Artists On The Move in the UK, Creative Interruptions in India, The Geumgang Nature Art Biennale in South Korea, and Father Sky, Mother Earth in Japan. Krishna has had solo exhibitions in Russia, the Netherlands, Reunion island and Mauritius, and has been part of group installations in more than ten countries including Italy (the Venice Art Biennale 2015), Botswana, China, England, Japan and the United States. In 2003, he co-founded and now leads ‘pARTage’, an artist-led art organisation that promotes contemporary art in Mauritius. He lives and works in Mauritius and is currently a lecturer at the Mahatma Ghandi Institute’s School of Fine Arts. The artist’s research focuses on the Indian Ocean, which has been a multicultural contact zone for over 5000 years, and on the region’s colonial history, which has had a profound impact on its social fabric. Due to Mauritius’ social complexity, Krishna has been exposed to different customs and traditions since he was a child. This has helped shape his awareness of the world, of what it means to be human, and of our innate need to connect – physically, emotionally and spiritually – with other human beings and the natural world. These insights are at the heart of his practice.

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