Born in 1967 at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Ramakrishna Vedala is an artist and art historian. He did his graduation in Painting, and has a post graduate degree in Art History. He has researched on Matisse’s influence on Indian art with the help of a grant from the Nehru Trust for Indian Collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and studied the cult of the Mother Goddess in coastal Andhra Pradesh through a fellowship from the Ministry of Culture. A former researcher at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Sanskriti Kendra and the American Research Center for Ethnomusicology in New Delhi, Vedala is currently working as Secretary at LKA, the national academy of arts. His artwork, which comes in a variety of media, including painting, photography, mixed media art, design, and installation, tends to connect history and mythology with contemporary society. He has also curated and designed exhibitions, artists’ camps and other cultural initiatives, besides writing for books and magazines. His work has been exhibited in shows across India. The artist lives and works in Delhi now.