Harsha Durugadda (born 1989) is a multidisciplinary artist working with sculpture and performance art. He is the winner of the Rio Tinto Sculpture Award 2017 at Sculpture by the Sea, Australia. He currently lives and runs his sculpture studio at Oorna farm surrounded by agricultural lands on the outskirts of Hyderabad where he implements permaculture principles to grow food and build with earthen architecture. Harsha has done a solo exhibition:’Whirling Out’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (2016). Harsha has participated in several group and curatorial exhibitions both nationally and Internationally, which includes ‘Abstract Mind’, CICA Museum, South Korea (2019); ‘Nord Art’, Budelsdorf, Germany (2018); ‘Sculpture by the Sea’, Cottesloe, Australia ( 2018, 2017 and 2016) and ‘Seen: Unseen’, Art Centrix Space, New Delhi (2014); among others. Durugadda’s sculptures have been exhibited internationally at Nord Art in Germany, Emergent Art Space in United States, London and Australia. In 2014, he was invited by the Courtauld Institute of Art to present on Ancient Buddhist Sculpture at the British Museum, London. He has received the Andrew Stretton Memorial invitation in 2016 at Sydney. Durugadda has received several awards, such as Biafarin Award, NordArt, Budeldorf, Germany (2018); Rio Tinto Sculpture Award, Sculpture by the Sea, Perth, Australia (2017); The Andrea Stretton Memorial Award, Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney (2016); and Fellowship, Unbox Festival supported by British Council, UK (2012); among others.
Harsha currently stays and works from Hyderabad, India.