Ilavenil Vasuky Jayapalan (b. 1991) is a transdisciplinary artist based in Oslo, Norway. Jayapalans works are highly inspired by the world of cinema, music and media. Often evolving around and in between the mechanisms of national consciousness, the notion of freedom, truth and desire to speculative futures that depart from the contemporary fringes of society.
Jayapalan is a longtime collaborator with artists M.I.A, Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Annika Kuhlmann. His collaborative works have been shown in music festivals around the world and in institutions like ICA (UK), De Young (USA) and KW (GER). His own works have been shown at the National museum of art (NOR), Hulias (NOR), Fotogalleriet (NOR) and Sezon Art gallery (JP). He is currently working towards a group show at BO (NOR) and a solo show at Kunsthall Oslo (NOR).
“NAGAVER” a performative, sonic art project by Ilavenil Vasuky Jayapalan.Drawing inspiration from the mythical proto-Tamil Nagas, Tamil film and folk music. His first LP, “OBEY THE KING,” released by Frøya Records, represent the realities of nation-b ...