Sameer Kulavoor

Sameer Kulavoor is a visual artist whose work lies at the intersection of art, graphic design & contemporary illustration and has taken the form of paintings, murals, books, zines, prints and objects.


Some of the zines he has produced include Sidewalks & Coffeeshops (2009), Zeroxwallah Zine (2011), The Ghoda Cycle Project (poster-book, 2012), Blued (book/zine, 2013) and Oh Flip (flipbooks, 2013). He exhibited The Ghoda Cycle Project at WDC Helsinki in 2012 and in Mumbai in 2013 while also collaborating with Paul Smith on a series of Ghoda Cycle Tee-shirt designs which were released worldwide. He presented select sketchbook drawings from between 2012 and 2016 as large serigraphs at Artisans', Kala Ghoda, in a show titled Please Have A Seat (2016). He has been working on a number of large scale public art projects and paintings which are on view in Auckland (New Zealand), Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Chennai. A Man of the Crowd (2018) was Sameer’s first solo exhibition at TARQ. His work, This is Not Still Life was showcased at the TARQ booth at India Art Fair in Delhi (2020). In 2019, two of his works were showcased at the TARQ booth at India Art Fair. His drawings and paintings were part of The Shifting City - Mumbai pavilion of Making Heimat - Arrival City at the Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan curated by Kaiwan Mehta in 2019. Most recently, Sameer had his second solo exhibition, YOU ARE ALL CAUGHT UP at TARQ (2020)


.Sameer was the founder of Bombay Duck Designs which is presently directed by graphic artist + urdu/arabic typography specialist, Zeenat Kulavoor. Along with artist/designer Lokesh Karekar (Locopopo), Sameer also founded and curated six issues of 100%ZINE (currently on hiatus) – a visual arts magazine that discovers and showcases a wide range of visual art talent from India and abroad.


Sameer lives and works in Mumbai.