Born in Kerala India. 1945.
Diploma in painting from CKP College of Art, Bengaluru. One year specialization in graphic print making at GHARHI-the National Academy’s community studio in New Delhi.
As eminent artists to the National Academy of Art, India. Indian Commissioner to Sao Paulo International Biennale. Artistic committee member and jury, Arad International Biennale, Romania. Jury Adana International Biennale Turkey. Jury, Kalidas Samman.
Yusuf Arakkal has extensively traveled world over and had television appearances on BBC, CNN, CNBC, Star Plus, NDTV and many Indian channels. Print Media coverage By New York Times, Le Populaire, South China Morning Post, Asian Art News and most of the Indian Newspapers and periodicals. He writes poetry, wrote art criticism for the Times of India, published numerous articles on art in many English newspapers and periodicals. His works are in many private and institutional collections all over the world. His works were auctioned by Sotheby’s, Christies, Bonhams, Asprey of London and New York and by Lara Sati in Singapore.
Lives and works in Bangalore.
|Solo show at New York , London, Katmandu, Singapore, Hong Kong, Limousin, Le Havre and Dubai and several solo shows in India.|
|Major international participations :
Sao Paulo International Biennale, Brazil, Fukuoka International Biennale, Japan. Dhaka International Biennale, Bangladesh. Indian International Triennale, Delhi. Cairo International Biennale, Egypt and Florence International Biennale, Italy.
Many Indian awards that includes the Karnataka State Academy Award. Kannada Rajyotsva Award. National Award. Venkatappa Award. Special Award at Bangladesh International Biennale, Dhaka. Lorenso de Medici Silver and Gold Medal at Florence International Biennale 2003 and 2005. Kerala Lalithakala Akademi – Fellowship 2008.