Born 1956, Kerala, India

Masters in Philosophy, University of Mumbai (2007)
Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Mythology- (1991)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Goa College of Art, Goa (1978-83)
Bachelors Degree in Botany (1976)

Select Solo Exhibitions

2007 Liquid Memory + Rant, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2006 Source Code, organized by Art Musings, Mumbai at Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Vapour, New Media Prints, The Guild Gallery, Mumbai
New Media Prints, The Guild Gallery, Mumbai
2002 Espace Gallery, New Delhi
2002 Fine Art Company, Mumbai
2000 Lakeeren Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
1997 Apparao Galleries, Chennai
1995 Sophia Duchesne Galllery, Mumbai
1992 Masterpiece Gallery, New Delhi

Select Group Exhibitions

2009 Beyond globalization, Beyond art space, Beijing, China

2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 Third Life, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai
Ghost of Souza, Aicon Gallery, New York
Everywhere is War, Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2007-08 Polyphonies, Gallery Hosp, Tirol, Austria
2007 Mechanisms of Motion, Anant Gallery, New Delhi
2007 Young Guns, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
2006 Altered Realities, works by three eminent Indian artists- Baiju Parthan, Chittrovanu
Majumdhar and Sibu Nateshan, New York
2006 Strangeness, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata
2005 KAAM: Recent works by Mumbai and Baroda Artists, Aicon Gallery, New York
2005 Arad Biennale, Romania
2005 NRLA - Live Art Festival, Midland, Perth, Australia
Double-Enders, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Museum Gallery, Mumbai; Vadhera Art Gallery,
New Delhi
Bangalore; Durbar Hall, Kochi
2004 Along the X-axis: Video Art from India and Pakistan
Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi
Zoom! Art in Contemporary India, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
Indian Contemporary Art Show
2001 Seven Degrees, Laguna, California
2000 Icons of the Millenium , Nehru Centre, Mumbai organized by Lakeeren
Sotheby's Artist of the Year Award show, NGMA, Mumbai
Art and Technology, the Magazine Show, NGMA, Mumbai
1999 Ninth Asian Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1997 Fifty Years of Indian Contemporary Art, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1996 Four Visions, The Gallery, Hong Kong
1995 Duo Show, Sarina Tang Gallery, New York

Awards and Scholarships
2001 Artist in Residency, Gallery Seven Degrees, Laguna
2000 Nominee for Artist of the Year, Sotheby's, London
1978,79,80,81 Recipient of the Lalit Kala Akademi Merit Prize


National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, and private collections in India and abroad


Date of Birth 1956

1981 Graduated from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta with a First Class First in Painting.
Studied painting at Ecole Des Beaux Arts.

Chittrovanu Mazumdar graduated from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata in 1981. Since then he has held solo exhibitions at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. He has participated in group shows such as the "Salon d'Automne" at the Grand Palais, Paris and the Birla Academy Annual Exhibitions, Kolkata. His works can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, the Seagull foundation, Kolkata and in many private collections in India and internationally. Chittrovanu Mazumdar lives and works in Kolkata.

Solo exhibitions

1997 Bose Pacia Modern, New York
1991 Victoria Memorial Durbar Hall and Sukh Sagar, Presented by Seagull and Victoria Memorial
Board of Trustees, Calcutta
1989 Recent Works, Jehangir Art Gallery, Presented by Seagull, Bombay
1987 Recent Works, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Presented by Seagull and The Birla Academy,
1985 Academy of Fine Arts, Presented by Seagull, Calcutta

Group Exhibitions
1993 Trends and Images-Inaugural exhibition of CIMA, Calcutta
1993 Shraddha-rehabilitation for the mentally ill on Indian streets, Bombay
1993 Wounds-in protest against communal violence. Organized by CD4A, Calcutta
1992 Confluence-art camp for French and Indian artists. Organized by Alliance Franqaise, Calcutta,
at the Birla Academy
1990 In celebration of the Calcutta Tercentenary, organized by Birla Academy for Art and Culture,
1989 On the theme of Human Rights, by the artists of Bengal. Organized by the Alliance Franqaise,
Calcutta, at the Birla Academy
1988 Exhibition for the African National Congress on the occasion of Nelson Mandela's 70th
birthday. Presented by Seagull at Calcutta Information Centre, Calcutta
1988 Birla Academy Annual Exhibitions
1988 Calcutta Xaverian Art Fest
1988 Calcutta Calcutta Art Fair
1988 Calcutta Salon d'Automne
1988 Paris Salon d'Artistes Franqaise


Born 1966, Trivandrum Kerala

Artist in Residence, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (1996-97)
Studied M.A. Printmaking, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, India (1989-91)
Bachelor of Fine Arts( Painting), College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, Kerala (1982-87 )

Shibu Natesan chooses to work as a realist using two strategies – directness and detachment. His details tie his subjects to a concrete reality but this perfection adds a certain detachment or emotional distancing. Viewing Natesan's paintings and reading Garcia Marquez, create a similar presence of magic realism. Natesan's reality is literal, yet does not appear familiar. His canvasses are spaces inhabited by the presence of a felt absence.

The artist lives and works in the United Kingdom

Select Solo Exhibitions

2007 Each One Teach One, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Vision Unlimited, Grosvenor Gallery, London, UK
Existence of Instinct, organized by Sakshi Gallery at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi
2001/2 Paintings, Galerie Nanky De Vreeze, Amsterdam and Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
1998 -99 Missing, Fine Arts Gallery, Baroda, Nature Motre, New Delhi and Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Linkage, Gallerie Nanaky De Vreeze, Amsterdam
1995 Futility of Device, Sakshi Gallery Mumbai
Futility of Device, Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Baroda
1987 Exhibition of Drawings, Fine Arts Gallery Trivandrum

Select Group Exhibitions

2008 Link, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 Parallel Realities, Asian Art Now, Blackburn Museum, Lancashire, England
Making the Divinity, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Altered Realities, Gallery Art India, New York
2005 Paths of Progression, Bodhi Art and Saffronart, Mumbai, New Delhi, New York and Singapore
Visions of Landscape, Guild Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Anticipation, organized by Fine Art Resource at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Tiranga, Right and Responsibilities, A Traveling Show, organized by Jindal Foundation, New
Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai
Annual Exhibition, Art Musings, Mumbai
Generation – 1, The Guild Gallery and Saffronart, Mumbai

Honors & Awards

1996 "Uriot Prize", Rijksakademie van Beeldande Kunsten, Amsterdam
1991 Gold Medal, M.S. University, Baroda