1989–1995: BA and MA in Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India
Con-struction, Visual Arts Centre, O P Jindal University Sonepat Haryana and Gallery Espace New Delhi.
In-site, Aicon Gallery, New York.
Seed of Reckoning, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai.
Tract, Nature Morte, New Delhi.
Feed, Nature Morte, New Delhi and Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
At Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide, Australia.
Inflatable Works, Nature Morte, New Delhi.
Transformations, Studio Gallery, Garhi Artist Studio, New Delhi.
Damned Art/Embrace Our Rivers, Goethe-Institute, Chennai.
Western Ghats Eco Walk, A walking exhibition of posters, Shimoga District Karnataka.
Condition Reports, Art District 13 New Delhi.
Morphology of the Archive, Museum of Goa.
Publica, Bikaner House, New Delhi.
4th Sculpture Biennale, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus Denmark.
The Eye and the Mind, New Interventions in Contemporary Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China.
Reviving the Retinal, Gallery OED, Cochin.
Zameen, Art District 13, New Delhi.
Beyond Limits at San Diego Art Institute, San Diego.
Forms of Activism, by SAHMAT, New Delhi.
Homing, Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi.
Citizen Artist: Forms of Address, Chemould, Mumbai.
Crossing Space, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany.
Art and Activism in India Since 1989, The SAHMAT Collective, Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago.
Zones of Contact, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida, India.
Diver/Cities, Art House, Singapore.
Cosmopolitan Stranger, Open University of Diversity, Hasselt, Belgium.
Roti Kapada Makan (Bread, Cloth, Shelter), Ojas Art, New Delhi.
Slipping Through the Cracks, Lattitude 28, New Delhi.
Contemporary Sultanate, Exhibit 320, New Delhi.
SKODA Prize show, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi.
Conundrum, Bose Pecia, New York.
Route / Root, The Guild, Mumbai.
Freedom to March, Ojas Art, New Delhi.
Changing Skin, The Fine Art Co., Mumbai
SNOW, Gallery Pallet & B&G Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi.
Does Size Matters? Lattitude 28, New Delhi.
Gift for Hussain, SAHAMAT, New Delhi.
The New Vanguard, Saffron Art and Guild Gallery, New York.
Zip Files, at Religare Arts, New Delhi, by B&G Foundation for the Arts.
Expression at Tihar, Ojas Art, New Delhi.
Human Animal, Threshold / Religare Arts Gallery, Delhi.
Chaos in Order, Lalit Kala Akademi in Vietnam.
Shifting Terrains / Altered Realities, The Shrine Gallery, Delhi / Singapore.
Here There Now, Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok.
China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing
Indian Colour, Gallery Keumsan, Seoul.
Making Unmaking, Vadehera Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Making History of Our Own, Sahamat, New Delhi.
Inaugural Show, New Space Colaba, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
Bronze, Rabindra Bhavan, Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
Satyagraha, Travancore House Gallery, NewDelhi.
Span, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
Negotiating Matters, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Are We Like This Only, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.
World @ Hunger, World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Buy-Sellf, Ateliers d’ Artistes d la Ville de Marseille, Marseille France.
International Artists Workshop, George Keyt Foundation, Colombo.
Vanitas Vanitatum, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
Swarnrekha, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
Journeys, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Making of India, SAHAMAT, New Delhi.
Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
Chroma, Public Art Project in Bergen, Norway.
Sheesha, Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Tours, France.
Chroma, with Norwegian artists, India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
Art on Move project, SAHAMAT, New Delhi.
Khoj International Artist Workshop, Modinagar, U.P.
Edge of the Century, Art Konsult, New Delhi.
Nutida Knost Fran Indien, Goteborg and Stockholm, Sweden, NGMA Collection.
Face to Face, Baroda Alumni Association Exhibition, New Delhi.
Young Baroda, Art Today Gallery, New Delhi.
37th/41st National Exhibition by Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai/Delhi.
Workshops / Projects / Residencies
Western Ghats Eco Walk-2017, 2018
Art Omi International Artist Residency, New York.
International Sculpture Symposium, Harmony Art Foundation, Mumbai.
Artist in Residency, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
Public Art Residency at JNU Campus, New Delhi.
International Artists Camp, George Keyt Foundation, Colombo.
CHROMA Public Art Project, Bergen, Norway.
Australian Cultural Residency, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Australia.
KHOJ International Artist-in-residence at Khirki Village, New Delhi.
KHOJ International Artists Workshop, Modinagar, U.P.
ARCUS Artist-in-residence Program, Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
International Artists Workshop, IX Triennale, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
International Sculpture Symposium held at Kannada University, Hampi
Arunkumar’ sustained artistic investigation into a diversity of ecological concerns brings forth the disharmonies, which are created by the spread of sans-consciousness consumerist culture. This spread is in inverse proportion to the great decline of natural resources and habitations. With each work, Arunkumar brings in his own local, historical and cultural milieu. The work becomes a generative rather than a conclusive commentary of his concerns regarding the environment at large. His choice of medium of re-used and re-cycled goods, and consequently, the execution of such concern[s] reflects a negotiation between suburban life and a longing to return to his rural upbringing. Farmer takes the role of the protagonist and also becomes the subject to assert the integral role s/he plays in the preservation of environmental bio-diversity.
Arunkumar has been awarded several national and international artist’s residencies: Art Omi international Artist Residency, New York, ; Artist in Residency, University of South Australia, Adelaide [2007 & 2002]; Public Art Residency at JNU Campus, New Delhi ; International Artists Camp, George Keyt Foundation, Colombo, ; CHROMA, Public Art Project, Bergen, Norway ; KHOJ International Artist-in-residence, New Delhi & Modinagar .
He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in India and abroad which includes Embrace Our Rivers, Goethe-Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai ; Sculpture by the Sea, Sculpture Biennale Aarhus Denmark ; The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Contemporary Indian Art, China ; Beyond Limits at San Diego Art Institute ; Aesthetic Bind Citizen Artist: Forms of Address, Chemould, Mumbai ; Crossing Space, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover .
The artist works and lives in New Delhi.