Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Ananda is a graduate of Adelaide Central School of Art where he received a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) in 2001. Ananda has exhibited widely around Australia and more recently overseas.Read More
Selected group shows include: Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2004); the Australian Drawing Biennale, the Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra (2004); and Flipside, The Substation, Singapore (2008). Major solo exhibitions include: Put a sock in it and Terraformer (both at Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, 2008 and 2009 respectively); A is for Anvil, West Space, Melbourne (2006); Big Racket, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale (2008); and Permission Slip, Gallery 4a, Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney (2008).
His work has been collected by Artbank and subsequently exhibited in the 2008 Melbourne Art Fair. In 2010, Ananda was the South Australian recipient of the Qantas Foundation Art Award. Ananda is also active as a writer and lecturer; he is currently Acting Head of Sculpture at Adelaide Central School of Art.