Vidya Sagar (b. 1938, Dera Gazi Khan, Punjab; d. 2016) lived and worked in London, UK. Studied at Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar (1949–1955) and College of Art, Delhi (1955–1958). Wins Shankar Painting competition (1955); initiates The Unknowns, an artist collective based in Delhi (early 1960s). In 1964 Sagar received a scholarship for The London School of Film Technique and studied there 1966–8. Performances with David Medalla in London and Paris (1967). Arts Lab screening of Alienation (1968). Sagar designs sets and works for a period of time with the film maker and performance artist Lindsey Kemp (1969–1970). Solo exhibitions: Primrose Hill Gallery (1993 & 1989); Thoughtform, Vidya Sagar contextualised by The Otolith Group, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA and Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del Secolo, Maxxi, Rome (2011). Included in Symbolism and Geometry in Indian Art, National Gallery of Modern art, Delhi, IN (1998).
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