Art History & Visual Studies
Kumar Sakhinala graduated in Fine Arts, Art History (BFA) as specialization from Kala
Bhavan, Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan,
and completed Masters (MVA) from MS University, Baroda.
The thesis submitted during MVA is ‘History,
Memorials, and Memories Contextualizing the Statues of Hussain Sagar within the Politics
of their Emergence’. He had conducted a documentation field work
on ‘Surabhi Theatre’ of Andhra Pradesh and a research and
documentation program on the Sivakasi printing presses in Tamil
Nadu as a research assistant to Dr. Jyotindra Jain. Another
research and documentation program was completed around popular
calendar prints of India.
Invited by the Biennial Society for
the seminar ‘elective affinities, constitutive differences:
contemporary art in Asia’. He has participated in several
national and international conferences and workshops around art