Dissident demi-gods rock the ceramic world

At just 27, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran has taken over the National Gallery with an exhibition that questions the face of ceramics today.
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Ramesh Nithiyendran with his installation Mud Men at NGA; supplied

What does fame feel like at 27? Most of us would not know. Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran does – he has had an incredible run of success in the past two years, and is perhaps the youngest artist to be commissioned for a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in is history.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina