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Biography of kavi VADAMOOTOO

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Born on 05/03/1947 (format : day/month/year)

Biography :

Kavi Vadamootoo born March 5, 1947, is an artist from  Mauritius .He is a psychotherapist and a renowned poet, besides being an artist and sculptor. He also engages in jewellery fabrication. This Mauritian-born multi-disciplined artist who resides in Wales is a Psychoanalyst by qualification and profession.

Paintings in International exhibitions

(1) Organised by Artist Magazine,London,1970
(2) Salon Des Beaux Arts, Paris,1972
(3) One of many African artists Invited to represent the African Continent in the Intercontinental World Contemporary exhibition, Gallery Civic a D’Arte Contemporarea,Italy,1989
Other Exhibitions

(1) Africa Arts Centre, Covent Garden,London
(2) Contemporary Art in Wales, Taliesin,Swansea University
(3) Octagon, Reading
(4) "Best of the west", Association of artists and designers in Wales
(5) Attic Gallery,Wales
(6) Islington Library, London
(7) Baudelaire French cultural centre, Mauritius
(8) Grand Theatre Wales
(9) Joint Exhibition with Alan Perry at the craftsman Gallery, Swansea, Wales
Red Gallery ,Wales
Swansea Festival of art and music
Painting "Christ" forms part of the catalogue and permanent collection of twentieth century masters, Entre Mostra Nazionale Di Pittura, Marsala,Sicily.

Sculpture "King Lear" , Islington Public Library


Poem "Rising of the Still Dust" nominated and runner up for the Dylan Thomas Prize, organised by the Dylan Thomas Society, Alberta, Canada

Poem published in the magazines POETRY WALES and RED POETS

Has edited an anthology of poetry which includes Jack Jones(the welsh Lowry), Alan Perry, Terry Heatherington and John Beynon

Kavi was one of the African artists chosen to represent the African continent in the Intercontinental World Contemporary Exhibition. Subsequently His painting Christ was kept to be part of the patrimoine of the 20

Kavi has also established a Kavi Vadamootoo Prize £2500 for the best fiction in English for Mauritian Writers


Last update : 05/19/2012

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