Born 1980, in Oceanside, California.

Eric Ayotte explores photorealism as a medium by demonstrating the way in which moments of unrest are documented on both a grand and an intimate scale. This exploration is underlined by his characteristic fractural distortion of the image, in which it is broken down into layers of transparency collapsing foreground and background, commenting subtly on systems of organization.

Lives and works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York.


2007 MFA, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
2003 Post Graduate Degree, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
2002 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
2001 International Exchange, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2010 Drawing Blood curated by Kathleen Smith, Work Gallery, Brooklyn
2009 The Breaking Point Work Gallery, Brooklyn
The Wassaic Project Wassaic, New York
Fortress of Solitude Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn
Westbourne Open Studios Art below zero, London
2008 Pattern Recognition II White Chapel Project Space
Lets Bolt! Again! Rocks Paper Scissor Gallery, San Francisco
Dream Tigers Vaudville Park, Brooklyn
2007 Foreign Bodies (IES) White Box, New York
Coupe de Pouse Galerie Suty, Paris
Shift Work Gallery, Brooklyn
Let’s Bolt! CVS Center, New York
Degree Show Goldsmiths College University of London
RISD Biennial Exit Art, New York
The Celeste Prize Truman Brewery, London
2006 RISD Biennial Exit Art, New York
2005 Brooklyn Shakers Wooster Art Space, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 The Vertigo Project, Drawing Blood, Salting the Excellence, Work Gallery, Brooklyn
Malleable Memory, Aicon Gallery, New York
2009 The Breaking Point: Eric Ayotte and Etan Ilfeld Tenderpixel, London
2008 Samson Young and Eric Ayotte Work Gallery, Brooklyn
Sungfeel Young and Eric Ayotte Tenderpixel, London

Curatorial Projects

2010 Directorship Work Gallery, Brooklyn
2009 Celestial Suitcase Presents Celestial Suitcase, Brooklyn
Viking Mountain Funeral Celestial Suitcase, Brooklyn
2006 Brooklyn Shakers Wooster Arts Space, New York
2005 Art Director Collision Machine, Brooklyn


2007 The Celeste Prize, London
2002 Yvonne Force Award, Providence RI
1998 Governer’s Award, New Jersey Mary Gill Award


Born in 1972, Calcutta, India.

Sarnath Banerjee is a graphic novelist and film maker. He is also the co-founder of Phantomville, a comics publishing house, with which he has published has published ‘The Believers’ and ‘Kashmir Pending’. One of his most high profile works was a recent public art project for the Frieze Foundation in London during the Olympics that was presented on 48 billboards throughout the city that explored the idea of the “loser” in the Olympic Games. It is characteristic of Banerjee’s work to be anecdotal and even autobiographical, and he is liberal in his employment of humour in the context of everyday Indian experiences. Through the unusual medium of the graphic novel, he is able to describe the nuances of the rapidly changing landscape of India.

He lives and works in Delhi, India.


BSc. (Hons.) Biochemistry, University of Delhi.
MA in Image and Communication, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Solo Exhbitions

2012 Gallery of Losers, Project 88, Mumbai, India
Nehru’s Children, CCA, Glasgow
2011 Bicarbonates, Solo stand, FIAC– International Contemporary Art Fair, Paris
The Psychic Plumber, Project 88 and Blue Frog Studios, Mumbai
2009 Solo Booth in Frieze Art Fair (Frame) London’
2008 Solo, Tito Years, Project 88, Mumbai.
2007 Solo, Complex systems, Karton Gallery, Budapest

Select Group Exhibitions

2012 Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Narratives of the Self, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Frieze Projects East, London
Lines of Control, Johnson Museum, Cornell University. U.S.A
Cynical Love : Life in the Everyday, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Kiran Nadar
Museum of Art, New Delhi
2011 Paris-Delhi-Bombay…,Centre Pompidou, Paris
Indian Highway 5, MAXXI-National Museum of XXI Century Art, Rome, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones,(Directors, Serpentine Gallery) and Gunnar B. Kvaran, (Director, Astrup Fernley Museum) together with Giulia Ferracci, Assistant Curator MAXXI
Crossroads: India Escalate, India Pavilion, Prague Biennale 5
Generation in Transition. New Art from India, Zacheta National Gallery of
Art,Warsaw, curated by Magda Kardasz,
Indian Highway 4, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon
2009 ARCO Madrid, International Contemporary Art Fair.
2008 India Moderna, IVAM, Institut Valencia d’art Moderna
Chalo India, Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan Sao Paolo Biennale
Performance at Khoj Live Arts, New Delhi
2007 Group Show, Horn Please, Kunstmuseum Bern.
Performance and exhibition of drawings, Literaturehaus, Stuttgart
2006 Exhibited drawings, sound projects and video at the museum Fondazione Sandretto re Rebaudengo, Torino, Exhibited drawings and videos at IFA gallery Stuttgart.
2005 Exhibited drawing and videos at IFA gallery Berlin.
Curated the European Animation Festival, as a part of the European cultural week at the British Council
2003 Exhibited work in a group show, Comica at Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Group Show, Response/ability at Oxo tower, Barge House, London July 2003.


2011 Harappa Files, published by Harper Collins India and Project 88
2007 Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers - The project was funded by a fellowship received from the Indian Foundation of the Arts, Bangalore. Published by Penguin in India, UK and Denoel in France.
2004 Corridor - as a part of a fellowship awarded by the MacArthur Foundation, Chicago. Published By Penguin in India and UK and Vertige, France.


2008 Best young publisher award, British Council.
2006 Mocha Film award, best film Hakim Tartoosie’s potency Oil, Digital film festival, best animation film.
2006-07 Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart.
2004-05 Egide Bursary to live and write in Paris awarded by the French Cultural Centre. New Delhi
2002-03 Charles Wallace Trust scholarship to study Image and communication at the Goldsmiths College, University of London.
2001-02 SARAI project of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, fellowship to research a graphic novel based in New Delhi.
2000-02 Mac Arthur Foundation, Chicago - Fellowship to research the sexual landscape of contemporary Indian cities
Indian Foundation of the Arts, Fellowship to research the graphic novel 'Barn Owls Wonderous Capers' Bangalore.


2000-01 llustrated and wrote a series for Bombay based- Gentleman magazine, “Road to Harappa”. These are one-page comic strips based on the experiences of a documentary filmmaker, travelling through India.
2001 Contributed a regular two page column, for The Hindu(Folio), leading Indian Newspaper (august-october). Used comics as a potential tool for development communication, have written a four page comics on the experiences of a filmmaker shooting a documentary on how newly born girls are killed in North Bihar. Published in New Delhi based, The Little Magazine. (Jan-Feb)
Film reviews in comics for the Indian Express.


Written and directed, 20minute clay-animation, Hakim Tartoosi’s potency oil. November 2001 Awarded at the 1001Digital Film festival, 2004, First prize Mocha awards, Bombay, 2006

Completed a trilogy on patriarchy and female infanticide, God’s left hand. A film shot over a period of one year in the interiors of Bihar and Tamil Nadu, exploring the various factors that contribute to female infanticide including patriarchal practices, witchcraft, religion, caste system, economics etc. The film was recently screened at the Ethno film festival, Berlin, also screened at competition section of the Mumbai International Film Festival 2002.

Debut film, 12 years after… on the Bhopal Gas tragedy was nominated for The Television Network Award in Hong Kong. The story of Bhopal is told by three gas affected poets and a forensic surgeon, Dr.Sathpathy, who performed 200 autopsies the night after the tragedy and himself got affected by the MIC gas trapped in the victims’ lungs. Completed in 1997.

Made several short films including Fish-eaters- a farce on the expatriate Bengali community in Delhi, for TelevisionInternational.

Directed and a full-length fiction film on the fantasies of a twelve-year-old boy in Chronicles of Dodo.


Born 1963, in Pakistan.

Ruby Christi is a sculptor interested in gender relationships and politics among other themes of identity, love and loss. She works primarily in fabric and other delicate, ephemeral materials like twigs and straw, which reference the transitory nature of the human experience. Tending towards doll-like sculptures, her work serves as a continuation of the tradition of Pakistani doll making into the practice of contemporary sculpture.

The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


2004 Bronze Casting, Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA, USA
2004 Sculpture Ceramics, El Dorado centre, Placerville, CA, USA
1998 BFA, National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Transparent Studio: Ruby Chishti, Bose Pacia Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 ‘In the Vast Valley of My Heart There Is a Place’ Green Cardamom Gallery, London
2006 Nest of Memories, Vermont Studio Center, Johnsons, Vermont
2001 Nawai Sarosh (Voice of an Angel), Rohtas II, Lahore, Pakistan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Porous, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
2010 Malleable Memory, Aicon Gallery, NY
Site of Departure, Source of Arrival, Middlesex County College
2009 The State of Things: Recent Art from Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
Three Artists from Pakistan, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Duet, Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, CA
2008 Simply paper, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
SAWCC 11th Visual Art Show, Rods and Cones, Abrons Art Center, NYC
Art HK08, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong
There is no hero, Solo show at Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Intimacy, Ivan Daugherty Gallery
Engendered (Sex, Sexuality, Ritual and Religion), South Asian
Multidisciplinary Art Festival, Lincoln Center, New York City
Intimacy, Ivan Daugherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia (Catalogue), At
Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart, Australia
2007 Intensity of Space and Substance, National Art Gallery, Islamabad.
2006 Soft Restraint, SAVAC, G + Galleries, Toronto, Canada
Vasl Artist, VM Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2005 Feats of clay, XVIII Gladding, Mcbean, Lincoln, California (catalogue)
2004 Museum of Childhood, London, UK
Bronze Show, Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, California
2003 Affiliations, Wlash Gallery, Chicago
Sangam, Urbis, Manchester, UK
2002 Threads, Dreams, Desires, Harris Museum Preston, UK (Catalogue)
2001 Vasl, Amin Guljee’s Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2000 Eye Still Seeks, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia


2009 What makes you smile, Workshop with children at NAZ foundation,
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Immortalize yourself, Shakerag Workshop at Sewanee, Tennessee, USA
2008 DWAYER, International Workshop for women, Alexandria, Egypt
2003 Workshop with children at community center, Toronto, USA
2001 Why discard material or relationship? Harris Museum, Preston, UK
2000 Vasl, First International Artist Workshop, Gaddani, Pakistan


2006 Vasl Residency, Karachi, Pakistan
BNU, Lahore, Pakistan
2001 Harris Museum, Preston, UK


2006 Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, VT


Jace Clayton is an interdisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn. Clayton’s practice has evolved out of his work as a DJ, built around core concerns for how sound, technology use in low-income communities, and public space interact, with an emphasis on Latin America, Africa, and the Arab world. Clayton is currently developing Sufi Plug Ins, a free suite of audio software tools based on non-western/poetic conceptions of sound and alternative interfaces. In April 2013 he will debut The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, a performance piece that restages three Eastman compositions using pianos and boomboxes, accompanied by a new libretto about the job search for a Julius Eastman impersonator in New York City.
Performing as DJ /rupture, Clayton has DJ’ed in a band with Norah Jones, done two John Peel Sessions, and was turntable soloist with the 80-member Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Recent collaborators include guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex) and filmmaker Jem Cohen. As DJ /rupture, Clayton has released several critically acclaimed albums and mix CDs, starting with 2001′s influential & groundbreaking live mix CD, Gold Teeth Thief, which earned a 4-star review in VIBE. His album Uproot was named one of the 10 Best Albums of 2008 by Pitchfork. Clayton maintains a busy international schedule performing in clubs around the world as well as venues such as The Whitney Museum, MoMA’s PS1, The Apollo Theater, the Pitchfork Festival and Spain’s SONAR. Rupture was featured on the cover of influential music magazine The Wire in November 2011. In 2012, Clayton was awarded a prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant.
These artistic activities find counterpart in his weekly WFMU (91.1 FM NYC) radio show “Mudd Up,” and grassroots curatorial projects such as spearheading 2011’s art-research residency Beyond Digital which took place in Casablanca and Tangiers, Morocco; hosting a book club; and a series of live radio shows incorporating video, held at Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater.
Clayton is currently writing a nonfiction book on music at the dawn of the digital century to be published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. His essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Bidoun, and n+1, and he contributes regularly to Frieze and The Fader.
He has been an artist-in-residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. Clayton was a 2010 recipient of the Kindle Foundation’s Makers Muse award. Clayton maintains a long-running blog, Mudd Up!, and has given artist talks at GEL, Harvard University and other educational institutions in Europe and South America.

Year - Album - Artist - Credit

2011 - El Resplandor - The Shining in Dubai - Nettle - Arranger, Group Member,Producer
2011 - Simply Istanbul - Primary Artist
2009 - Buzzrock Warrior - Jahdan Blakkamoore - Producer
2009 - Patches DJ /rupture - Primary Artist
2009 - Shallows - DJ /rupture - Primary Artist
2009 - Solar Life Raft - DJ /rupture - Composer, Mixing, Primary Artist, Producer
2008 - No Ground Under - Ghislain Poirier - Audio Engineer
2008 - Uproot - DJ /rupture - Primary Artist
2007 - Doublemoon Remixed - Primary Artist
2007 - Soul Jazz Presents: Soul Jazz Singles 2006 - 2007 - Primary Artist
2007 - Unit of Resistance - Raz Mesinai - Audio Engineer, Primary Artist
2006 - Sound Sensation - Glyn "Bigga" Bush - Composer, Primary Artist
2005 - A Little More Oil [EP] - DJ /rupture - Primary Artist
2005 - Low Income Tomorrowland - DJ /rupture - Primary Artist
2004 - Melatonin: Meditations on Sound in Sleep - Composer, Performer, Primary Artist, Producer
2004 - Shockout, Vol. 1 - Primary Artist
2004 - Special Gunpowder - DJ /rupture - Adaptation, Arranger, Artwork, Engineer, Organ, Primary Artist, Producer, Remixing
2004 - Special Gunpowder #1 - DJ /rupture - Primary Artist
2004 - Special Gunpowder #2 - DJ /rupture - Primary Artist
2004 - The Bidoun Sessions - DJ /rupture - Primary Artist
2003 - Ikebana: Merzbow's Amlux Rebuilt, Reused and Recycled - Primary Artist
2003 - Open Up and Say... - Primary Artist
2003 - Paws Across the World 2003 - Primary Artist, Producer
2003 - The Bug Vs. Rootsman Feat. Daddy Freddy & DJ/rupture - DJ /rupture - Primary Artist
2002 - Gold Teeth Thief - DJ /rupture - Primary Artist
2002 - Minesweeper Suite - DJ /rupture - Composer, Primary Artist
2002 - Tigerbeat6: Beat Goes Off - Primary Artist
2001 - Barbeque Beets - Primary Artist
2001 - RKK 13 CD - Primary Artist
58.46 - DJ /rupture - Primary Artist
New York Tropical - Primary Artist


James Cullinane explores the diagrammatic possibilities and didactic imagery of patterns in process. His paintings act as architectural dictionaries and instruction manuals to navigate the labyrinthine paths forged in his layered meandering of geometric forms. He received his BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in 1979. His work has been exhibited locally and nationally. In 2001 he was a resident at the Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, a participant in the 2002 Artists in the Marketplace 22, Emerging Artist Program, at The Bronx Museum, NYC and in 2004 a resident at the Spaces World Artist Program, Cleveland, OH. He lives and maintains his studio in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2011 RHV Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
2009 RHV Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
2004 James Cullinane: Stadium, Spaces World Artist Program, Cleveland, OH
2001 Pastor & Collux, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX
2000 Little Hands Clappin’ (installation) at Walden, NY

Select Group Exhibitions

2011 Aqua 11, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL, RHV Fine Art
The Affordable Art Fair NYC, RHV Fine Art
2010 The Affordable Art Fair NYC, RHV Fine Art
ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY, RHV Fine Art
2004 Open House: Working In Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
A Slow Read, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 James Cullinane/Rie Oshi, PS 122, New York, NY
Stroke, Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, New York
2002 AIM 22, The Bronx Museum, New York City
Imago, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY
2001 Brooklyn! Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL
Material World, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, P.A.
Work, (installation) University Art Museum, SUNY, Albany, NY
2000 Wall Drawings, (installation) Central Connecticut State University Gallery, CT
Three Person Show at “Project” Toronto, Canada
Blurry Lines, (installation) Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
James Cullinane/Susan Graham, Feed Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC
Super Duper New York, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NYC
1999 The Drawing Center, N.Y.C - slide file selection
1998 James Cullinane/Eric Heist, Everything is Everything, Brooklyn, NY

Residencies and Awards

2004 Spaces World Artist Program, Cleveland, OH
2002 Artists in the Marketplace 22, Emerging Artist Program, The Bronx Museum, NYC
2001 Artist-in-Residence, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI


2003 Jumpswitchfrieze, Permanent installation: Hudson Valley Community College, NY


Born 1975, in New York City, New York.

Gisela Insuaste works in painting, drawing, sculpture, and most notably, installation. Her works are site specific, and serve as a means for exploring our individual and shared spaces and identity, in their emotionally and politically charged nature. She articulates, “my interest in urban spaces is rooted in my desire to understand the interconnectedness of people, places, and things, and thus create spaces that reflect our fragile and dynamic relationship between the built and natural environment.” Typically employing boards of plywood adorned with colorful paint, she creates dynamic and architectural forms, sculptural in their contour and suggestive movement, her quirky topographies are meant to resonate with personal narratives of the urban spaces they occupy.

Gisela Insuaste received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her BA in Anthropology & Studio Art from Dartmouth College. She has participated in various exhibitions and projects in venues nationwide including Aljira-the Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ; Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA), IL; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Krannert Art Museum-UIUC, Champaign, IL; and Gallery 400-UIC; Bucket Rider Gallery, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL. She is a recipient of several grants and awards, including a Richard Driehaus/Artadia Emerging Artist Award, Illinois Arts Council artist grants, MacDowell Colony Artist Fellowships, and was recently nominated for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Sculptors and Painters. Recent exhibitions include Satellite Gallery at the University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, Aicon Gallery, Cuchifritos Gallery and ABC No Rio in New York, NY. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.


2003 MFA Painting & Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1997 BA Studio Art & Anthropology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1996 Painting and Sculpture, The New York Studio School of Drawing, New York City, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 Olas y montañitas: walking, talking, seeing being, Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2007 Water breaths, Northeastern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL
Cuando llegare, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Caminando inesperadamente, Gallery 400: At The Edge- Innovative Art in Chicago, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Aerial nomads, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Untitled Memories at 6310 m, Polvo Art Studio, Chicago, IL
2003 Clandestino, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998 Landspaces, Cadillac Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1998 Memorias en Color, Broadway Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Selected Two-person Exhibitions

2005 Parallel Utterances, Three Arts Club, Chicago, IL (with Yvette Kaiser)
2004 Current Works, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL (with Darrell Roberts)
2003 Untitled Landscape, PTDW Project Space, SAIC, Chicago, IL (with Antonio Guerrero)
2001-00 Encuentros Interculturales: Gisela Insuaste y Franco Flores, Banco Central, Casa de La Cultura Ecuatoriana Nucleo Manabi, Manta, Ecuador
Museo de la Piedra, Casa de La Cultura Ecuatoriana Nucleo Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador
1998 Aureole, Celsius-Smith Gallery, Kansas City, MO (with Peregrine Honig)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Malleable Memory, Aicon Gallery, NYC, NY
Ecstatic, Round Robbin Collective, The Convent Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Verge Art Fair 2009, Antidote, Miami, FL
Hanging Out, ABC No Rio, New York, NY
Aljira Emerge 10, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
ABC No Rio- Hanging Out, Cuchifritos, August 2009, New York, NY This…Is Your…, This…Is My, Satellite Space- University of Texas, San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Flushtopia (collective): Queens International 4, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
2008 Así Somos, Local Project, Long Island City, NY
Bridge Art Fair Miami, antenna, Miami, FL
ArtExposium 2008, Chicago, IL
Visual Artist: Gisela Insuaste,, Vol 2, Fall 2008 (online curatorial project)
Unchartered: ImaginaryLandscapes, Halley Valley Market, Curators: Heather Brubaker & Marie-Claire Meisel, San Francisco, CA
Landscapes of Experience and Imagination: Explorations by Midwest Latina/o Artists curated by Judith Hoos Fox, Krannert Art Museum-University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, Urbana, IL
Here, There, Everywhere, Chicago Cultural Center, Exhibit Hall, Chicago, IL
“Water”, Art Gallery- Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
2007 You’re in my space!, Gallery 2- SAIC, Chicago, IL Moving Through Medium, St. Mary’s College, Moreau Art Galleries, Notre Dame, IN I heart America and America hearts me, curated by Sze Lin Pang, Old Gold, Chicago, IL
Inaugural Show-New Work by Gallery Artists, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Aqua Art Miami2006, Bucket Rider Gallery, Miami
Pool Boomerang Art Miami 2006, Miami, FL
COMA 2006, The California Occidental Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
Milwaukee International Art Fair, Milwaukee, WI
NOVA Art Fair 2006, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
COMA 2006, The California Occidental Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
Lo Romantico- Chicago’s Latino/a Art, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College , Chicago, IL
SIX FLAGS:POLVO EST.1996, Commerce Street Artist’s Warehouse, Houston, TX
2005 Aqua Art Miami2005, Bucket Rider Gallery, Miami
FIAC 2005, Bucket Rider Gallery, Paris, France
Into the Woods:Contemporary artists on nature, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
Strictly Drawing: An Alumni 2-D Exhibition, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Chicago, IL
Centrally Located: The Artadia & Richard H. Driehaus Foundation 2004 Artist Awards, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Research, Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Bucket Rider Gallery, Gallery Artists Show, Chicago, IL
Theft, Polvo Art Studio, mini-exhibition, Chicago, IL
Functionvariable, Barcelona, Spain
Yard Sale, The Trackhouse, Oak Park, IL
12”x 12”mini-installation, Polvo Art Studio, Chicago, IL
Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI
ArtChicago 2004, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
Big Small Town, Up the Stairs Gallery, Chicago, IL
DFP-1Q, 1/Quarterly, Chicago, IL
2003 Gallery 2, Group Show, Chicago, IL (collaboration with Paola Cabal) Lill Street Art Center, Faculty Show, Chicago, IL
Peter Miller Gallery, Project Room, Chicago, IL
Anti-Spacesuit: The Dirty Future, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL Zeke & Neen, Stray Show, Chicago, IL
ARTHOTEL 2003, Embassy Suites, Chicago, IL
Gallery 2, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Chicago, IL
2002 Home/works, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Kareem Silva Studio/Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO
La Casa Community Center, Washington, DC
1997 Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Thesis Show, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Brace Commons, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Upper & Lower Jewett Exhibit Corridors, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Awards and Grants

2010-2011 MacDowell Colony Fellowship
2010 Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Fellowship, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
2008 Selected for: 12x12 New Work: New Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Individual Artist Awardees Grant
2007 Nominated for Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant
Illinois Arts Council Governor’s International Exchange Grant- Barcelona, Spain
Can Serrat International Residency Visual Art Support Stipend
2006 Nominated for Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant
MacDowell Colony Fellowship
2005 Illinois Arts Council Finalist Visual Art Award
MacDowell Colony Fellowship
2004 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Individual Emerging Artist Award Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship Award 2003
Carrie Ellen Tuttle Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MFA Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Romare Bearden Museum Fellowship, Finalist, St. Louis Art Museum
2000 Cultural Grant "Identidad y Memoria: Experiencias Interculturales", American Embassy, Quito, Ecuador
1999-00 Richard D. Lombard Alumni Public Service Fellowship, Dartmouth College
1998 Center for Folk-life and Cultural Heritage Internship Research Grant, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC 1997
Dartmouth College General Scholarship
Office of Residential Life Purchase Prize, Dartmouth College
Adelbert Ames Fine Arts Award, Dartmouth College
1996 Joan Sloan International Internship Grant, Dartmouth College
1994 First Year Summer Research Project Grant, Dartmouth College

Residencies and Workshops

2010-2011 MacDowell Colony, NH
Creative Capital Professional Development Program- Internet for Artists Workshop, Aljira Art Center, Newark, NJ
2009 SWAP (Supporting Women’s Artist Project), Brooklyn, NY
2008 Museum of Contemporary Art, Artist in residence, Chicago, IL
Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art: Emerge10, Newark, NJ
2007 Can Serrat International Residency, Barcelona, Spain
2006 MacDowell Colony, NH
2005 MacDowell Colony, NH
2004 Vermont Studio Center, VT


The work of Mala Iqbal takes us to a place that is difficult to pin down. This is perhaps due in part to her landscapes avoiding convenient dichotomies such as urban and rural. Using a collective cultural memory of landscape, culled from sources as varied as Sunday morning cartoons and Hudson River School paintings, as its basis, Iqbal adopts a hybrid vernacular, combining seamless airbrushed skies and backgrounds with gestural splatters and flows of paint that are at once familiar yet fantastic, referencing the surrounding environment as well as art historical moments.


1998 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI MFA, Painting
1995 Columbia University, New York, NY BA, Visual Art and English

Selected Solo Shows

2007 Washed Away, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Misty, Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Where, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 super-natural, Artist Access Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

Selected Group Shows

2010 Vivid, Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York, NY
A Wild Gander, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
A Place of Their Own, Gallery BMB, Mumbai, India
Malleable Memory, Aicon Gallery, New York, NY
2009 The Map is not the Territory, DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival,Brooklyn, NY
Speaking in Tongues, Nature Morte, Berlin, Germany
Imaginary Home, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2008 Fire Walkers, Stefan Stux Gallery, NY
2007 Group show, Nature Morte, New Dehli, India
The Devotee Exhausts the Forces of Activity (Young, Female, South Asian),
Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia
2006 Deluge, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 The Most Splendid Apocalypse, curated by Jason Murison, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY
Green to Green and Beyond, Gallery W 52, New York, NY
Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now, Queens Museum of Art, NY
2004 NextNext Visual Art 2004, curated by Dan Cameron, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
The Sixth Annual Altoids® Curiously Strong Collection, travelling exhibition,
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
Hello Chelsea, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Through Customs, curated by Shamim Momin and Raina Lampkins-Fielder,
Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, NY
Better Homes & Gardens, curated by Heather Darcy and
Ann Tarantino, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, PA
Out of Place: Mala Iqbal, Nicole Henning, Markus Weiss,
Staub (g*fzk!) - Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Zurich, Switzerlan
2002 Summer Drawings, Mixture Contemporary, Houston, TX
New Narrative Work, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Yellow Brick Road, White Columns, New York, NY
The Cat's Away, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Altered Landscape, LFL Gallery, New York, NY
Untouchables, Maxwell Freeman Contemporary Pictures, Houston, TX


2010 Residency at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2008 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Painting
2000 Visual Artist Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA


2009 Speaking in Tongues, review,
New American Painting, No. 80, p. 60-63
2008 Colleen Asper, "Mala Iqbal," Issue X, Beautiful/Decay, pp. 85-94
Murtaza Vali, "Mala Iqbal: Washed Away," ArtAsiaPacific Magazine, p. 146
Mala Iqbal," The New Yorker, p. 3
2007 R.C. Baker, "Acid Reign," The Village Voice
Murtaza Vali, "Mala Iqbal," Paper Magazine
Raphael Risemberg, "Mala Iqbal," The New York Blade
2005 The Most Splendid Apocalypse,” The New Yorker
2004 Andra Bellni and Sonia Campagnola, “I Nuovissimi di New York,” Flash Art Italia
Peter Nagy, review, "Through Customs", Art Asia Pacific
Hrag Vartanian, review, "Mala Iqbal: Misty," The Brooklyn Rail, NY
2003 Ken Johnson, Listing, The New York Times, NY
2001 Roberta Smith, review: “Augusto Arbizo, Mala Iqbal, Kanishka Raja”,
New York Times, NY
1999 Roberto Juarez, “First Proof: Mala Iqbal”, BOMB magazine, NY,


2009 Visiting Artist, lecture and studio visits
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
Visiting Artist, lecture and studio visits,Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO


Altoids® Curiously Strong Collection,
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY
Queens Museum of Art, NY
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, Ohio


Born 1968

2005 MFA, Bard College, New York
1990 BA in Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 No Paradises, Alberto Peola Gallery, Turin, Italy
Untitled (Undead), Participant Inc., New York, NY
Untitled Lebanon (Fragments) The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2010 Untitled (Undead), Participant Inc., New York, NY - forthcoming
Untitled (Image Family/Personal Ruins), The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt Untitled (Undead), Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Untitled (Not Here), Alberto Peola Gallery, Turin, Italy
Untitled (We Might Be Heroes), Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Not Here, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY
2006 Untitled Lebanon #7, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Untitled Lebanon, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY
2000 White Room, White Columns, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Video Vault, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Space): Constructing the Intangible, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
New Acquisitions, British Museum of Art, London, UK
2011 Reprise, Aicon Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Translation/Tarjama ,curated by Leeza Ahmady and Iftikhar Dadi, Cornell University Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
Malleable Memory, curated by Nitin Mukul, Aicon Gallery, New York, NY
Identity Based Vertigo, Walter Maciel Gallery, Showroom B261, Pacific Design Center Hollywood, CA
2009 Noise, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Translation/Tarjama ,curated by Leeza Ahmady and Iftikhar Dadi Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
Exposure 2009, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Political Draw, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Independent Drawing Gig #4, Hafriyat Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Currents: Recent Acquisitions, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
2007 Generalized Anxiety Disorder, curated by Kristine Bowen, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Under Glass Fall 2007, Macy’s, New York, NY
Selection/Reflection, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY
2006 One Night Stand, November 18, 165 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Gimme Shelter, curated by Megan Riley, Arts Corporation, Shelter Island Heights, NY
Cityscape, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Mélange, Sarah Gavlak Productions, Palm Beach, FL
2004 Repeat Performance, Artist Space, New York, NY
The Warm Weather Is Holding, UBS Gallery, Bard College, Red Hook, NY
Works on Paper: Marsha Goldberg, Haesun Lee, John Jurayj, Jim Morris, Michelle Provenzano, Suzanne Kammin, Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
SIX: recent MFA graduates of Bard College, Supreme Trading Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2001 Benefit Show, White Columns, New York, NY It’s A Wild Party And We’re Having A Great Time Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Outer Boroughs, White Columns, New York, NY
1998 UTZ A Collected Exhibition, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, NY
1997 New Directions, Barret House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY
Benefit for the Little Red School House, Threadwaxing Space, New York, NY
1996 Salon de Tree, Central Park, New York, NY
Around New York, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
1995 Bloom, Cristinerose Gallery, New York, NY

Catalogs and Essays

2009 Fadda, Reem, Un/Layering Cultural Intentions Through Art, Catalog for Tarjama/Translation,
Ahmady, Leeza, Translation As Significance, Catalog for Tarjama/Translation, Balaghi,
Shiva A Special Kind of Wasteland: John Jurayj’s Painting of Beirut, Catalog for Tarjama/Translation.


2009 Tarjama/Translation, ArteEast, New York
2002 5 Paintings/Poems, Granary Press, New York
2001 White Columns, Exhibitions, White Columns, New York
2000 White Columns, White Rooms: 1997-2000” White Columns, New York

Artist Talks, Lectures, and Panels

2010 Tarjama Symposium, Cornell University, Sept, 9
2009 Middle Eastern Art in Translation, A Conversation with Critics,Arts and Curators,
New York University, Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Sept. 25
Interview with Leeza Ahmedy and John Jurayj, Radio Tahrir, WBAI, New York,
2008 Speaking From Experience, The Other Half: How To Build A Creative Career, Arte East at New York University, Sept. 27
2007 THE SUN HAS GONE UNDER: Lebanese American artist on art, Sumayyah
Samaha, Mariam Ghani, and John Jurayj, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY,
2006 Culture & Power: An Artists’ Roundtable with Meir Gal, John Jurayj, Tom McCarthy, and Susan Youssef, New York University, New York, NY, Sept. 28

Teaching Experience

School of Visual Arts, Undergraduate, 2008-2011
Visiting professor, MFA Cornell University, 2010

Pertinent Collections

British Museum of Art
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Schwartz Collection, Harvard University


Born 1977, in Siliguri, India.

His informal, yet highly-detailed and voyeuristic self-portraits, in which he places his naked body in intimate settings, are a recurring theme in his work. Karmakar questions the notions and formalities of gender, sexuality, intimacy and the complex relationships a person can have, not just with others, but with oneself. He articulates, “I have never been interested in binaries – male/female, private/public, right/wrong, real/fiction, but the area that connects, blurs or overlaps them.”

After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree Karmakar began participating in a number of group shows throughout India. He landed his first solo exhibition in 2005 with his from my photo album series, where he created a photo-realistic atmosphere full of titillating, androgynous self-portraits. He has been a part of several group shows all over the world following his solo show.

The artist lives and works in Baroda, India.


2003 M.A. (Fine Art, Painting), Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda
2001 B.V.A. (Painting), Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta

Solo Exhibitions

2011 The Morning After, Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 Within the Walls, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
Catalogue essay: Gayatri Sinha
2007 In The Old Fashioned Way, Aicon Gallery, London
Catalogue essay: Donald Kuspit
2006 Interiors, Galerie Heike Curtze, Berlin
Catalogue essay: Kamala Kapoor
2005 From my photo album, The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
Catalogue essay: Kamala Kapoor

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Reconstructing (White) 3, The Loft, Mumbai
Four Projects, Gallery Ske, Bangalore
Cynical Love: Life in the Everyday, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi
2011 Window in the Wall: India and China – Imaginary Conversations, curated by Gayatri Sinha and Gao Minglu, Pearl Lam Fine Art, Shanghai, China
Dolls, Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore and Chennai (in association with Art Chennai 2011), and Rob Dean Art, London
Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket The New Cultural Icons of India, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala for RPG Academy of Art & Music, Mumbai
Pills, curated by Avni Doshi, Latitude 28, Delhi
5th Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
India Art Summit, New Delhi
2010 Changing Skin, The Fine Art Company at Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
Trial and Error, Abir Karmakar, Debraj Goswami and Rahul Mukherjee, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda
INDIA AWAKEN: Under the Banyan Tree, Essl Museum, Vienna
Curated by Dr. Alka Pande from the permanent collection of the museum
Have I Ever Opposed You? New Art from India and Pakistan, Gallery Faye Fleming and Partner, Geneva
2009 Failed Plot- curated by Gayatri Sinha for KIAF
A New Vanguard: Trends in Contemporary Indian Art, Saffron Art and The Guild Art Gallery
New Fables: Contemporary Voices, Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata
Long Gone & Living Now, Gallerie Mirchandani + Steinreucke, Mumbai
Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
Shifting Shapes – Unstable Signs, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
Mutant Beauty, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
Curated by Gayatri Sinha
2008 Gallery weekend at the Baumwollspinnerei Factory Complex, Leipzig, Germany, presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
A MAZ ING, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Curated by Anupa Mehta for RPG Academy of Art and Culture
2007 1st Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
The Harmony Show, Mumbai
Reality Bites, CIMA, Kolkata
Beyond Credos, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
2006 Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
Two x Two, Sarjan ArtGallery, Baroda
Red Earth And The Pouring Rain, Lanxess ABS Gallery, Baroda
Feb Group Show, Baroda
2005 De Tour, Galerie 88, Mumbai
The Harmony Show, Mumbai
2004 Fusion, Bayer ABS Gallery, Baroda
2003 Read, Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata
1995 Annual Exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

Awards and Honors

2007 The Harmony Award
2003 Awarded Gold Medal, M.A. (Fine Art, Painting), Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda


Pooneh Maghazehe interrogates the functional and obstructed uses of worn domestic furniture by methodically peeling and stripping textiles, to reveal the underlying structural vulnerability from within. The recontextualized pieces investigate the collective identity, social psychology, and symbolic gestures and emblems that define belief structures by exposing the interdependence of materials inherent in these prefabricated former objects of comfort.

The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


2011 MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY
2005 MS, Interior Architecture, Pratt Institute, New York, NY
2001 BS, Biobehavioral Health, Penn State University, State College, PA

Selected Solo Shows

2012 Keynotes (with Nick Paparone), Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Pennsylvania
First Among Equals in conjunction with Bodega, Philadelphia, PA
2011 1649.CUAC, Ephraim, UT
2009 Pooneh Maghazehe Kreft Gallery, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
Primordial Ablution Chelsea Art Museum, Asian Contemporary Art Week, New York, NY

Selected Group Shows

2011 Global Contemporary: Art Worlds After 1989, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlesruhe, Germany
Columbia University MFA Thesis Show, curated by Larissa Harris, Fischer Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY
Aliens & ShapeShifters, curated by Jaishri Abichandani, Rossi & Rossi, London, UK
2010 Plus One curated by Dan Cameron , Perry Rubenstein, New York, NY
Containment, GARFO, Salt Lake City, UT
Columbia University First Year Show, curated by Matt Kegan, Miriam & Ira Wallach Gallery, New York, NY
Thingamajigs, OED Gallery, Cochin, India
2009 New Era: The Middle East, The Streaming Museum (in collaboration with Tina b. Contemporary Art Festival) Prague, Czechoslovakia, and throughout worldwide network.
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York Book Art Fair (in collaboration with The Holster) New York, NY
Transnational Aesthetics Beijing 798 Biennial, BTAP Gallery, Beijing, China
Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY


2012 Residency at Transparency Space, Bose Pacia, New York, NY
2011 ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2009 Viar Tuit Fellowship, Agnes Martin Scholarship &
Hayman Visual Arts Gift at Columbia University, New York, NY
2008 Residency at School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2007 Residency at School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2001 Recipient of the Schreyer’s Honor Medal

Select Publications

2011 INPUT #3, "Pink Iguana", May 2011, curated by John Briener
Guernica Magazine, "Coquettes' Cusp", November 2011
2009 ArtMap, "Special Report Bejing 798 Biennale", # 26 September 2009
Adbusters, "The Virtual World", #85 October/November 2009
Magazine 1, "Pooneh Maghazehe", October/November 2009, by Boiana Gjaurova
FlavorPill, "Pooneh Maghazehe: One of 56 Reasons to See Iran Inside Out at the
Chelsea Museum", July 6
The Bob Edwards Show, Sirius XM Radio, "Iran Inside Out", June 27-282007
2008 SL Weekly, “Virtual Art Real Time: An International Artists’ Collective Brings It’s Diverse Work to Provo”, November 2008, By Cara Despain
ArtBistro, “Virtual Identities Real Space”, November 2008 By Valerie Atkisson

Select Lectures and Panel Discussions

2011 Brigham Young University Museum of Art
2009 Chelsea Art Museum, Artist Panel Discussion, July
Southeast Asian Women’s Creative Collective, May
2008 Brigham Young University, November


Nitin Mukul's paintings combine process oriented mark making with representational elements, staging an evocative interplay between the two. A densely layered picture surface results, where the figurative and the abstract converge. His practice has always been rooted in collage, and the resulting compositions have a tension that walks a fine line between balance & collapse – mirroring the fragile state of our world today. Mukul recasts and recombines ritual imagery, architectural remnants, and popular icons to give clues to a narrative which is often autobiographical. He utilizes a combination of traditional and unconventional materials, including black tea stain, which becomes conceptually charged through its relationship to the works underlying thematic content, namely the intersection of the social, the biological and the manmade as they relate to a rapidly evolving global culture.

The artist lives and works in Delhi, India and New York City.


1992 B.F.A. Graphic Design and Painting, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
1991 B.F.A. Photography, Printmaking and Painting, Hogescool voor de Kunsten , Netherlands

Selected Exhibitions

2011 Reprise, Aicon Gallery, NY
2010 What Matters Most, Exit Art NYC
Discerning Form, Aicon Gallery, NY
Malleable Memory, Aicon Gallery, NY
2009 Gallery Espace India Art Summit Delhi
Scope Basel (Primo Marella Gallery)
Art Hong Kong (Primo Marella Gallery)
Asian Contemporary Art Week, Asia Society, NYC
The Nature of the City, Gallery Arts•I - Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi
Curated by Nitin Mukul & Alexander Keefe
2008 Art Asia Miami (The Guild) Miami, FL
Video Wednesday Gallery Espace , Delhi
I Woke Up Somewhere Else,The Guild NYC
The Affordable Art Fair NYC
EnGendered , Lincoln Center NYC
Nature Morte Delhi
2007 House of the Rising Sun India Habitat Centre , Delhi
Americaura, University of Massachusetts at Amherst The Monsoon Show, Red Earth India Delhi
Making History Our Own, SAHMAT Delhi curated by Ram Rahman
2006 Remix: East-West Currents in Contemporary, Art Arlington Arts Center Virginia curated by Debra Diamond (The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler
Gallery of Art,Smithsonian Institution)
Neither Here Nor There, Asian Arts Initiative Philadelphia
2005 Edge of Desire / Fatal Love, Queens Museum of Art NYC
2004 “Blow the Conch” P.S. 122 NYC curated by Nitin Mukul “Peace Taxi” SAVAC Toronto curated by Cyrus Irani
2003 “Auracle” Kanoria Centre for Art Ahmedabad, India
2001 D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival | 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NYC

Selected Media and Reviews

2008 Asian Art News, I Woke Up Somewhere Else, by Priya Malhotra, September/October
Platform magazine, January
2007 Time Out magazine (Delhi edition), by Sonal Shah December
2005 New York Times Art in Review, by Holland Cotter
Ego Magazine, by Kiran Chandra
2003 Art India Magazine, Peace Taxi, by Nitin Deckha


Seher Naveed was trained as an artist internationally, with a Bachelor’s in Painting and Photography from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan and a Master’s of Fine Art from Central Saint Marins College of Art and Design in London. Originally from Mangla, the effect of the construction of the Mangla Dam and subsequent displacement of the families and villages has informed her concentration on memories in her artwork. Working in layers of cut paper, her work serves as a collection of preserved memories.


2009 M.A. of Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, U.K.
2007 B.A. (Painting and Photography), Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan


2012 Mere Humd®um, Aicon Gallery, New York,
2011 And Nothing but the Truth, Indus Valley Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Encounters II Indus Valley Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Perception vs. Progression, Two person show, Khaas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
Encounters, Rohtas Gallery II, Lahore, Pakistan
2010 Home page, Group Show at Art Chowk, Karachi, Pakistan
2009 MAFA Degree Show, Central Saint Martins College, London, UK
Interim Show, Central Saint Martins College, Barge Hourse OXO Tower, London, UK
2008 Nehemiahs, Group Painting Show, Karachi, Pakistan
Arts Council Group Show, Katmandu, Nepal
Rohtas Gallery, Group Show, Islamabad, Pakistan 2008
2007 Degree Show, Indus Valley School
Commune Gallery Group Painting Show, Karachi, Pakistan
Canvas Gallery, Photography Show, Karachi, Pakistan
2006 Canvas Gallery, Badin Charity Painting Exhibition, Karachi Pakistan

Awards & Honors

2007 Painting thesis scholarship awarded by V.M. Rangoonwala Trust
2005 Runner up in Landscape Competition by the Naqsh All Pakistan Art Gala, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering, 2005


2008 SUTRA, Painting Residency, Nepal


2008 Strokes to Ponder, The News International, Luavut Zahid
2008 ‘Refreshingly Green- Karara Exhibition’ Sheema Zain, Business Recorder
2008 ‘Young Artists’ Saadi Khali, The Daily Times
2008 ‘Artists Work: A Defining Event’ Marjorie Husain, The Dawn


Nayar's imagined interiors explore architecture and memory via the representation of constructed (and deconstructed) space. Her work draws from the visual language of architecture, with the final photograph as the culmination of a process based on temporary structures and an accumulation of traces and fragments. Working with found and raw materials, Nayar's photographs are documents of sculptural installations that are built from a myriad of sources - architectural history, cinema, literature, personal narrative - and exist solely for the lens. Once the sculpture is recorded, the physical installation is discarded and only the image remains, as a document, entry point and object held together for the 'photographic' moment.
The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

2005 MFA, Photography School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1999 BFA, Photography Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Selected Exhibitions

2012 Sculpture is Everything, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
second nature: abstract photography then and now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Amrita Jhaveri Projects, Mumbai, India (solo exhibition)
2011 Head Space, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York (solo exhibition)
The Influentials: SVA Notable Female Alumni (curator Amy Smith-Stewart) School of Visual Arts, New York
Moving Index (curator Courtney Martin)
Collectors Guide Vol. 2 (curators Jon Feinstein and Amani Olu) Chelsea Art Museum, New York
Manual for Treason (editor Murtaza Vali) Sharjah Biennial
2010 Tough Pictures (curator James Crump) Cincinnati Art Museum
Yamini Nayar, Cincinnati Art Academy (solo exhibition)
New Photography, Kyunbrook National University Art Museum, Korea
Punctum II, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
Conspiracy (with Raqs Media Collective and Susanta Mandal) Experimenter Gallery, Kolkata
Object Lesson (curator Vince Aletti) New York Photo Festival
Empire Strikes Back, Saatchi Gallery, London
Thomas Erben at Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong
31 Women in Art Photography (curators Charlotte Cotton & Jon Feinstein), Humble Arts Foundationn, New York
Bring me a Lion (curators Dr. Jeffrey Hughes and Dana Turkovic) Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Accented (curator Murtaza Vali) BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Good Looking (curator Atteqa Ali) Grey Noise Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
NADA Art Fair Miami Beach, FL (Thomas Erben, solo presentation)
We Would Like to Thank (Again) the Curators Who Wish to Remain Anonymous Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris
Empire Strikes Back Saatchi Gallery, London
My Little India Marella Gallery, Beijing
2008 Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York
Chatterjee and Lal, India
Firewalkers, Stephen Stux Gallery, New York
Exploding the Lotus (curators Jaishri Abichandani and Jane Hart) Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
ExitArt, New York (Benefit Auction)
SAWCC, New York (Benefit Auction)
2007 First Left, Second Right Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Sultana's Dream (curator Jaishri Abichandani) ExitArt, New York
Young Indian Artists (curator Peter Nagy) Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Australia, with Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi and Bose Pacia Modern, New York
Erasing Borders Queens Museum, New York
SAWCC New York (Benefit Auction)
2006 Yamini Nayar and Shreshta Premnath, Bose Pacia Modern, New York
The Kayu Project (curator Carol Pereira) Onishi Gallery, New York
This One Time, Kiana Malakzadeh Gallery, New York
Friends of Fulbright, India Auction BosePacia (25), New York
2005 Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now (curators Jaishri Abichandani and Prerana Reddy) Queens Museum of Art, New York
More or Less, Generation Meaning Through Process (curator Derrick Adams) Rush Arts Gallery, New York
hrlm: pictures, video installation in collaboration with Greg Tate, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York
Empire's Feast (curator Jenny Ham) PH Gallery, New York
2004 Territories, Gallery Arts India, New York
Blow the Conch (curator Nitin Mukul) PS 122, New York
2003 Through Customs (curator Shamim Momin and Raina Lampkin-Fielder) Bose Pacia, New York
Rye Center, New York (performance with Kalikut Root)
2002 Black Tea, CBGB's 313 Gallery, New York (performance with Kalikut Root)
Women in Wartime, The Interart Annex, New York
1999 RI RISD Graduation Invitational, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Detroit
Thesis Show: Detroit 1974, Red-Eye Gallery, Rhode Island

Awards and Honors

2011 Visiting Artist Scholar at New York University, Steinhardt School of Art (2011/12)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency, New York (2011/2012)
2010 Lightborne Artist-in-Residency, Cincinnati Art Museum
Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
Artist Honoree, BRIC Arts and Media, NY
2007 Transfixed – South Asian Experimental Video Shorts, Curator, New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival
2006 In a State of Emergency, Co-Producer, Alwan for the Arts
2005 Visual Artist residency, Projectile Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Territories, co-producer, Gallery ArtsIndia
Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholarship
2002-03 Visual Artist Residency, Chashama, NY


Born 1970, in Calcutta, India.
Kanishka Raja’s panoramic realms, the energetic fusion of private and public domains of distinct global settings, interlocked by pulsating patterns derived from textile design and ornamentation, form a complex visual field spanning several panels.
The artist lives and works in New York City, New York.

2000 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1995 MFA, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
1992 BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Switzerland For Movie Stars, solo project, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, The Armory Fair, New York, NY
2011 Kanishka Raja: Drawings, Drive-By, Boston, MA
2010 Against Integration, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
2009 I Have Seen The Enemy And It Is Eye, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinrücke, Mumbai (catalogue)
2008 Indian Yellow, Envoy, New York, NY
2007 In The Future No One Will Have A Past pt. 1, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
2007 In The Future No One Will Have A Past pt. 2, Envoy, New York, NY
2005 Momentum3: Kanishka Raja, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA catalog
2005 I.M. Pure, Envoy, New York, NY
2004 Birth Of An Earth, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
2002 Kanishka Raja, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
1999 Embrace The Schmaltz, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Group Exhibitions

2013 Xtra, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York
Terra Incognita, curated by Carly Rokes and Lisa Sanditz, University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC
2012 Fact/Fission, curated by Nitin Mukul, Aicon Gallery, New York
Watercolors, curated by Kristin Sancken, Philips de Pury, New York
Five By Five, D. C. Moore Gallery, New York
2011 Die Like You Really Mean It, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York
Selections 11, Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
Shapeshifters, curated by Laurel Sparks, 443PAS, New York
2010 Have I Ever Opposed You? New Art From India and Pakistan, Faye Fleming & Partner, Geneva
2009 Master of Reality: Francesca DiMatteo, Angela Dufresne, Chie Fukei, Matthew Day Jackson & Kanishka Raja, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2008 Exploding The Lotus, Arts & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
Imaginary Arsenals, Cuchifrutos Gallery, New York, NY
TAATI: The Appearance And The Thing Itself, Galerie Griesmar-Tamer, Paris
2007 Counterparts: Emerging Painters & Their Influences, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia (catalog)
True Faith, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Fung Wah, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 Fables: Christopher Myers, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Kanishka Raja, Kara Walker, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA. Naomi Beckwith, curator. (catalog)
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s Amanda Lear, Envoy, New York, NY
Paramnesiac Landscapes, New York Center for Arts + Media Studies, New York, NY
2005 Seriality, Axel Raben Gallery, New York, NY
My Perspective, OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
Knock-Offs, Green Street Gallery, Boston, MA
2004 The Ludovico Treatment, MüllerDeChiara Gallery, Berlin
Masala: Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art, Benton Museum, Univ of Connecticut, Storrs
2003 Pantone, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
Gone Fishin’, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
2002 Proper Villain, Untitled Space, New Haven, CT
Summer Group Show, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Augusto Arbizo, Mala Iqbal, Kanishka Raja, Bellwether, New York, NY
Boomerang: Collector’s Choice 2, Exit Art, New York, NY
Hybrid IDs Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Home? Crosscurrents in South Asian/American Art, Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA
2000 Pure: Morgan Cohen, Kanishka Raja, Joe Wardwell, The Gallery@Green Street, Boston, MA
Snapshots, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD

Awards and Honors

2011 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
2004 ICA Artist Prize, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston


Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Meadows Art Museum, Dallas, TX