Surekha Kumar specilialises in video and digital art. Surekha was born in Bangalore, India. She has studied Fine arts at Ken school of Arts, Bangalore (1990) and post graduation at Viswabharathi University, Santiniketan in 1992. She has worked as one of the co-ordinators for Khoj-2002* workshop. She has been selected for international artist residencies including Gaste atelier Krone, Aarau (1999); Art space studios, Bristol, UK (2000) Charles Wallace trust award; HIAP, Helsinki (2001) UNESCO Aschberg award; Vermont studio center (2002) and CCA7, Trinidad, West Indies 2003/2005. Surekha has an experience of teaching, presenting papers, conducting art workshops (extensively in the universities in Sweden and India). She lives and works in Bangalore, India. Surekha search is related to traditional beliefs, water as a Symbol and women resistance. Selected artist exhibitions: Diva Fair , New York, Paris, Roma, Mamia Bretesche Gallery "Self", contemporary video art from India, IMA, Museum, Brisbane, Australia, curated by Johan Pijnappel. "Rights/rites/rewrites", Hartell gallery, Sibley Dome, Carnell University, USA John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, USA curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala (2005). "Complexities of life", AboaArsanovaMuseum,Turku and Lappenrenta Museum, Finland curated by Henry Grahn. "Indian Summer", Ecole de Beaux Arts de Paris curated by Jany Lagua and Deepak Anant. "Sites of Recurrence"; Dakshina Chitra, Chennai/ Boras Museum, Sweden curated by Tamara Malmestrom.
"F-lovers", 2006. Video loop "F-lovers": (DiVa 06 Paris) Single channel video. Duration 07.36 minutes. Editions: 1/20. Date of creation 2006. Synopsis: F-lovers is a game between two lovers, who exchange and play with flowers simultaneously. The flowers, along with their gazes of mutual obsession, act as a metaphor to varying modes of expressions and evocations of subtleties of love and desir.
"Making home", 2006. "Making home": (Diva 06 Paris), Single channel video.Duration 02.00mn. Editions: 1/20. Date of creation 2006. Synopsis : The beautiful landscape ends in a blank space in the process. It is a subtle play of dream and reality in making home and life.