About Mahendra Kadia

Depth of Imagination!

Born in India’s first world heritage city Ahmedabad in 1956. Mahendra Kadia is an artist with the unique and passionate vision in painting graduated from sheth C.N. college of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad in 1983. Painting by Mahendra Kadia is full of sky touch Imagination and powerful expression. He has got many awards in college and throughout his life including “National Awards”.

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NameMahendra Jayntilal Kadia
1956Born, Ahmedabad, (Gujrat State).
1983Diploma Drawing and Painting from sheth C.N. college of Fine Arts , Ahmedabad.
1987 - 1990Member, Gujrat state Lalit Kala Academi.
1982 – 83Worked as an Assistant Display Artist for Shri Piraji Sagara Restropetive Exhibition organized by Centre for Environmental Planning & Technlolgy,Ahmedabad.
1984Attended Film Appreciation Course Jointly organized by FTTI (Pune) And Visaul Art centre,Ahmedabad
1988In Behalf of West Zone Cultural Centre,Udaipur with Assistance of Gujarat State Lalit Kala Acadami Ahmedabad, Municipal Corporation at Lalitkala Art Gallery,Painting has been made from the Students.
1989During the Pandit Nehru Ceremony year 1989 A Drawing competition was held in Firdaus Amrut High School for the student of Ahmedabad school it was Inaugurated by Educaton and Finance Minister Shri Arvind Sanghvi.
1991Invited an International Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Graphics Organized by panchmani in collaboratioz with INDO-SOVIET NICOLAIROERICH ART CLUB, New Delhi – 1.
1992I have visited “Royal Annual Exhibition 1992” – Europe Organized by Royal Over – Seas Leagve and Common Wealth Institute, (London).
2001Invited Indian’s and Germen’s Artist at Volcoscovelvi- Day-Land-Kerifloda-Germany-Group Show,(Germany).
1993 - 1996Member, National Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi.
1980Hon. Secretary, L & P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad.
2003Nehru Centre – Group show – (London).

Position Held

Hon. DirectorL & P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad
Ex. Member of Governing BodyWest Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur. (Nominated by Gov.of India, New Delhi.)
Ex. Member of Finance committeeWest Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur. (Nominated by Gov.of India, New Delhi.)
Ex. Member of General CouncilLalit Kala Akademi.Ministry of Cultural Government of India. New Delhi.
Ex. Administrative in chargeAmdavad Ni Gufa, Ahmedabad. ( Doshi Hussain Gufa) Ahmedabad.
Life Time MemberBombay Art Society, Mumbai
Life Time MemberArtist Centre, Mumbai

Awards / Scholarships

2012Kankaria Carnival Satkar Samarnbh Ahmedabad Municipality corporation, Ahmedabad.
1998Ahmedabad Municipal corporation and Education District Office recevingTeachres’s Award felicitate.
1993Nehru cultural Award, Hyderabad
1990National Awards. National Lalit Kala Academi - New Delhi.
1989Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Ahmedabad.
1987 - 88National Fellowship (Two Years). Ministry of Human Resources Development Department of Culture, New Delhi.
1972Art Theatre, Calcutta
1971 - 72Gujarat State Youth Festival
1970, 87, 92Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academi

Curated, Paintings & Sculptures Camps Organized

Radisson blu Hotel, Udaipur.National award Winner painting workshop Organized by west zone cultural center (Udaipur)
At L & P hutheesing visual art centre,Ahmedabad.Multimedia Sculpture Workshop Organized West Zone Cultural Centre at Shilpgarm (Udaipur)
Graphic Campus Organized by West Zone Cultural Centre (Udaipur) & Lucknow Lilit KalaAcademy (Lucknow) at S.G.V.P. Ahmedabad
Multimedia Sculpture Workshop Organized by Gujarat State Lilit kala Academy at HutheesingVisual art Centre, Ahmedabad
Wood Sculpture Organized by West Zone Cultural Centre at Shilpgarm (Udaipur)“International art symposia 2013” Aranyawas & Kala Mitra Sangam, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Voipaala art centre. FinlandFirdus Amrut Centre, Ahmedabad.
Amdavad Ni Gufa, ( Doshi – Hussain Gufa ) Ahmedabad.L & P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad.
Zaga Zorosgrain group(Parsi Student) of Ahmedabad.State Bank of India, Ahmedabad.
Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad.

Foundation

1984Attended Film Appreciation Course, Jointly organized at FTTI (Pune) and L & P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre,Ahmedabad.
1983Attended Paintings Work-Shop Organized by Gujrat State Lalit Kala Academi at “Saputara”.
1979Attended Graphic Work-Shop at L & P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad
1978 - 79In charge, Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.