Sangam Vankhade is a Baroda based sculptor. As an artist Sangam’s works highlight various aesthetic and cultural choices through monuments and their momentariness. Sangam has participated in various curated-group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Sangam is being represented by The Gallery, Art Centrix Space, New Delhi from last four years and has represented the gallery at 2018 and 2019 India Art Fair. He has also exhibited in major exhibitions, such as ‘Arikamedu’, curated by Monica Jain.
The exhibition, Arikamedu revolved around two thousand years Imperial Roman Empire’s presence in South India at Arikamedu, near Puducherry, a trading post for Indian and Roman goods. He brought together elements of the Indian Baoli and Roman aqueducts an archways in his attempt to portray the importance of water both historically and artistically. Sangam’s work opened new ways through which architectural monuments as a historical phenomena can be understood. His oeuvre explores the synergies between Indian and European, specifically Imperial Roman and contemporary Italian architecture. He also looking forward to a collaboration with Unesco as he is closely working with preserving old materials from his ancestral town Champaner in Gujarat.
At the present, Sangam is exploring new ways to engage stone, architectural motifs and different material histories in his artistic practice. The recent body of work interrogate a layered sense of monumentality through material, memory and miniaturizations. Also Sangam will be showing his new body of work in a major group exhibition, which is going to open in the month of October 2021, at Art Centrix Space.