VIVAN SUNDARAM (born 1943) studied painting at M.S. University, Baroda and Slade School of Art, London. Since 1990 he has made installations that include sculpture, photographs and video: Memorial (1993, 2014), in response to communal violence in Bombay; History Project (1998) a monumental site-specific installation at the Victoria Memorial, Calcutta; and continuing work on his family The Sher-Gil Archive (1995) and Re-take of ‘Amrita’ (2001–06). A series of exhibitions using found objects include Trash (2008), The Brief Ascent of Marian Hussain (2005) and Turning (2008); and GAGAWAKA: Making Strange (2011) and Postmortem (2013) that crossed over into fashion and performance. Black Gold (2012) used potsherds from the excavation of Pattanam/Muziris in Kerala. He co-authored 409 Ramkinkars (2015) with theatre directors and Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946, with a cultural theorist and sound designer. His recent exhibitions include a 50-year retrospective, ‘Step inside and you are no longer a stranger’ at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, February-June 2018; and a survey exhibition titled ‘Disjunctures’ curated by Deepak Ananth at Haus der Kunst, Munich, June 2018.