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Anveshi along with Queer Campus Hyderabad organized a Memorial meeting for Vishal Tondon

Vishal Tondon, 43, was an artist, teacher, writer and curator. He had a Masters degree in History of Art from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. He won the Viswa Bharati merit scholarship in 2010-11. His interviews and articles were published in magazines such as Art Etc, Art News and vishal tondonViews, Searching Lines, Art Varta and Channel 6. He has participated in three rounds of the workshops on Curating Visual Culture organised by the ACUA, Baroda, The Jamshetji Tata trust and IFA. He has also illustrated six books on mythology for children, which were published by Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2011. He authored an easy for the exhibition catalogue for the show Jannis-Relook by Jehangir Jani, for Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad. He also taught History of Art and Philosophy at the Annapurna International School of Film and Media (AISFM) at Hyderabad. In 2012 Vishal Tondon in collaboration with Wajood and Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies he curated an Queer Art exhibition titled ‘Exclusively Inclusive’. This Art Exhibition was one of first of its kind of Queer event in Hyderabad, initiating a dialogue about Queer people and art in the city even before its first pride. Either by his own art or by encouraging other young queer artists Vishal had made always sure that Art was the part of Queer Movement.
At the time of his tragic demise on 1st July, he was pursuing Ph.D in the Department of Women’s Studies, University of Hyderabad.
Here is a link of his article published at Café Dissensus
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