Param Tomanec a Czech by birth but a global citizen living a nomadic life, who trained in photography from the University of Westminster, currently lives and works from his studio in Oxford, UK, when not traveling. Given an adventurist spirit, he gave up a lucrative commercial career in films to live a monastic life and embark on a spiritual journey of self-discovery. The confluence of various cultures that Param has met with traversing through various continents – Africa, Asia, and Europe, is reflected in his current repertoire with its meditative leanings, and philosophical layering.” Written by Sushma Bahl (MBE).
In 2009 he has been appointed as Artist-in-Residence at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. Still and moving pictures of his are used at universities across the world for courses on Indian life, culture and art and are in growing number of private collections.
Param is shaping a scenario for a new feature motion picture project.
RASA KRIDA (working title) — Photography research stage, funds and distribution letter-of-intent seeking.
RASA YATRA (2012) — 50 mins, completed. (India, UK)
2010 group show, Biographica, Foyer Gallery, London &
Piramal Gallery, Mumbai
2011 group show, Govinda Utsava, Jaipur Temple Palace
2011 solo exhibition, Meller Merceux Gallery, Oxford
2013 solo exhibition, Musée d’Art Sacré, Durbuy, Belgium
2014 solo exhibition, Indiart Gallery, Brussels
2015 “Forms of Devotion”, Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi
2015 group show, “Yoga Chakra: Tradition & Modernity – a Multi-media encounter with Intangible Culture”, New Delhi. 2015 “Forms of Devotion”, (opened in honour of Her Majesty Sirikit Kitiyakara’s, the Queen of Thailand), Bangkog.
2016 China Art Museum, Shanghai
2016 Museum of Contemporary Art, CC Conde Duque, Madrid
Param Tomanec published academic and artistic collaborations focusing on Indian culture and philosophy. His photography appeared across books and journals. In 2015, the first photography book of his works, entitled Rasa Yatra, has been published by Niyogi Books (India) in association with the Museum of Sacred Art in Belgium.