ANANDAJIT RAY

Born 1965, in Kolkata, India.

Anandajit Ray controlled formats recall diverse genres, from the miniature tradition to the comic strip. He laboriously creates this hybrid form which ultimately project on areas of adolescence: avenues of escape from a potentially dreary reality; desires materialized through the popular media.

Ray simultaneously explores the mundane, phantasmal, the ridiculous and the horrific. The seduction and intimacy offered by these themes, Far from being repelled, Ray is actually seduced by these themes’ intimacy. Ray calls himself a 'surface painter', subscribing to a position absent of judgment. Incidents of illogical violence scattered over the surface of a painting therefore metamorphose into decorative detailing, finding complete acceptance in our minds.

The artist lives and works in Vadodara, India.

Education

1991 Master of Fine Arts in Painting, M. S. University, Baroda
1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, M. S. University, Baroda

Select Solo Exhibitions

2011 Tight Underwear, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
2009 Anandajit Ray: Inflate, Aicon Gallery, New York
2007 I Fear, I Believe, I Desire, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2004 For the Future XI, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2003 Fractured, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2000 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1999 S.M.T.W.T.F.S, Nazar Art Gallery, Baroda
1998 Syrup, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1995 Eicher Gallery, New Delhi
1994 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1993 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Select Group Exhibitions

2013 Mapmakers II, Aicon Gallery, New York
2012 Works on Paper- 2012, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2011 Natural Bodies, Subverted Canons, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010-11 A Collection, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2010 Indian (Sub)Way, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2010 1.2.3.4.5...In the Line of Fire, Lemongrasshopper, Ahmedabad
2009 Inflate, Aicon Gallery, New York
2009 Vicissitudes of the Constructed Image, Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore
Bapu, presented by Saffronart in association with Berkeley Square Gallery, London
2008 Anxious, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2007 Telling It Like It Is: The Indian Story, The Gallery in Cork Street, London
2006 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 KAAM, Aicon Gallery, New York
2003 Gallerie 88, Kolkata
2002 New Indian Art: Home-Street-Shrine-Bazaar-Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, London
Kapital and Karma, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2001 In Conversation, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Private Languages, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

Participations

2008 Artparis 2008, AbuDhabi presented by Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
Awards
1999 Sanskriti Award, Government of India




Anju Dodiya

Born in 1964, Mumbai, India

Anju Dodiya graduated with a Diploma in fine Arts from Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai in 1986. She is considered among the most brilliant contemporary artists in the country. Although she largely works in her favored medium of watercolour, but is equally accomplished with acrylics and canvas as well. Her works are an amalgam of stories which are fictional yet extremely real. She immaculately weaves tales of sacrifice, anxiety, violence in her art form.

Education

1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J.J School of Arts, Mumbai

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Room for Erasures, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
2010 Face-off (After Kuniyoshi), Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
2010 Necklace of Echoes, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 All Night I Shall Gallop, Bodhi Art, Singapore, Mumbai, New York
2008 All Night I Shall Gallop, Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), Singapore
2007 The Throne of Frost, Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2007 The Throne of Frost, Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Baroda
2006 Recent Works by Anju Dodiya, Bose Pacia, New York
2005 The Cloud Hunt, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2001 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1999 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
1999 Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai
1996 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1991 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 2012: A Further Global Encounter, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2012 Terrestial Bodies 1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai
2011 Natural Bodies, Subverted Canons, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010 Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference, Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
2010 Changing Skin, presented by The Fine art Company at Coomaraswamy Hall, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, Mumbai
2009 India: Take Three, Kings Road Gallery, Chelsea
2009 Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art, Grosvenor Gallery, London
2008 Material/Im-mmaterial, Gallery Collection, Bodhi Art, Gurgaon
2008 Everywhere Is War (and Rumors of War), Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2008 Modern and Contemporary Indian Art, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 Of Personal Narratives And Journeys, Bodhi Art, Gurgaon
2007 Here and Now : Young Voices from India, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2006 A Work of Art – A Work on Paper – 35th Anniversary Show, organized by Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 The Artist Lives and Works in Baroda/Bombay/Calcutta/Mysore Rotterdam/Trivandrum, organized by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, House of World Cultures, Berlin
2005 Bhupen Among Friends, A tribute to Bhupen Khakhar by friends, organized by Gallery Chemould at Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Endless Terrain, supported by Interiors Espania, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
2005 Angkor - The Silent Centuries, Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Singapore
2004 Face – to – Face, 19th Century to Contemporary Portraiture, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2004 The Search, Paintings from National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai at Omni Society for Fine Arts, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
2004 Street, Bodhi Art, Singapore
2004 Red, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Interlude in Sri Lanka, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 After Dark, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2004 A Tribute to Bhupen Khakhar, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Face-to-Face, 19th century to contemporary portraiture, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata
2003 Crossing Generations: diVERGE, an exhibition spanning four generations of Indian artists, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Mumbai
2003 Portraits of a Decade, 10th anniversary show, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata
2003 Inside the Whale, Gasser and Grunert Inc., New York
2002 Real in Realism, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2002 Brahma to Bapu - icons and symbols in Indian art, organized by Centre of International Modern Art( CIMA), India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2002 Transfiguration, India Habitat Gallery, New Delhi
2002 Leela, Artists response to Haridwar, with Amit Ambalal, Atul Dodiya, Bhupen Khakhar, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2001 The Bodied Self, Sans Tache Gallery, Mumbai
2001 In Conversation - sketchbooks and works on paper, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2001 ARS 01, Unfolding Perspectives, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2000 Transpositions, with Nalini Malani and Gulammohammed Sheikh, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
2000 Once Upon a Time, Story/Image show, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
2000 Mumbai Magazine Show,– Artist’s Choice section, selected by Akbar Padamsee, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
2000 Family Resemblance, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
2000 Embarkations, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2000 Celebration of the Human Image, Gallery 42, New Delhi
2000 Art in the World 2000, organized by Beaux Art magazine, Paris, representing ‘The Art News Magazine, India’
2000 A Global View – Indian Artists at Home in the World, sponsored by ‘The Fine Art Resource’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 Watermark, watercolor show organized by the Fine Art Resource, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 Two for Two Thousand, Art Today, New Delhi
1999 Legatee- Sir J.J. School of Art, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai
1999 Icons of the Millennium, organized by Lakeeren Gallery, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
1998 The Looking Glass Self, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
1998 Indian Contemporary Art, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998 Contemporary Indian Art, The Sotheby’s Show, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai
1998 Artists for a sustainable World, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1998 A Collector’s Eye, Jehangir Nicholson Collection, National Gallery of Modern Art ( NGMA) Mumbai, New Delhi
1997 Gift for India, organized by SAHMAT, Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
1997 50 Years of Freedom of Expression, organized by RPG Enterprises, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1996 Indian Contemporary Art, Post Independence, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA),, New Delhi, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery
1996 Cinemascape- An artists' Tribute to 100 years of Cinema, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
1995 Portraits, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, Bangalore
1995 Recent Trends in Contemporary Indian Art, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
1994 Art for Cry, Mumbai, New Delhi
1993 In Small Format, Works on Paper, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1990 Works on Paper, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

Selected Collaborations

2012 Art for Humanity, Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai
2012 To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art, as part of Art Chennai, Edition II at Lalit Kala Regional Centre, Chennai
2011 Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
2011 Time Unfolded, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2011 The Intuitive: Logic Revisted, from the Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
2010 Art Celebrates 2010: Sports and the City, represented by Vadehra Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide with the hosting of the Commonwealth Games
2010 Summer Show 2010, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2009 India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai
2009 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy
2008-09 Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Indian Art, Traveling Exhibition presented by Bodhi Art at Ravinder Natya Mandir, P.L.Despande Kala Academy Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sant Dyaneshwar Natya Sankul Art Gallery, Amravati; Platinum Jubilee Hall, Nagpur; Tapadia Natya Mandir Sports Hall, Aurangabad; Hirachand Nemchand Vachanalay’s, Solapur; Acharya Vidyanand Sanskrutik Bhavan, Kolhapur; PGSR Sabhagriha, SNDT, Pune; Sarvajanik Vachanalaya Hall, Nasik
2008 Art Beijing 2008, Beijing represented by Bodhi Art
2008 New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey and Salina Art Center, Kansas, USA
2007 Tiger by the Tail! Women Artists of India Transforming Culture, Women’s Studies Research Centre (WSRC), Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA in partnership with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi
2007 Art Chicago, represented by Bodhi Art, New York
2007 New Narratives : Contemporary Art from India, Chicago Cultural Centre,Chicago
2006 Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2000 Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
1997 50 Years of Art in Mumbai, 1947-1997, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
1986 Monsoon Show, organized by Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai





Atul Dodiya

Atul began exhibiting and selling his work in the early 1980s following his graduation from Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He furthered his academic training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1991 to 1992 subsequent to a scholarship awarded by the French Government.

Atul has had several solo shows in India and exhibited at 'Reflections and Images' Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi and Mumbai, 1993 and 'Trends and Images' CIMA, Calcutta, 1993. Outside India, he has exhibited at Gallery Apunto, Amsterdam in 1993, participated in 'The Richness of the Spirit' Kuwait and Rome in 1986-89, 'India - Contemporary Art' World Trade Center, Amsterdam 1989, 'Exposition Collective' Cite Intemationale Des Arts, Paris 1992. He was given the Sanskriti Award, New Delhi in 1995. A recent painting, an oil and acrylic work on canvas dedicated to former Team India captain Rahul Dravid named "The Wall" fetched Rs 57.6 lakh in auction .

Atul is married to fellow painter Anju Dodiya and lives and works in Mumbai.

1959 Born in Bombay
1982 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay
1982 Gold Medal, Government of Maharashtra
1982-1983 Fellowship, Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay
1991-1992 French Government Scholarship
1995 Sanskriti Award
1999 Civitella Tanieri Foundation Fellowship, Italy
1999 Sotheby’s Prize

Selected Exhibitions

2012 Scribes from Timbuktu - Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
2012: A Further Global Encounter - Grosvenor Vadehra, London
Aviraam: Celebrating the Pioneer Spirit- SH Raza at 90 - India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2011 Bako Exists. Imagine - Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
Pause: A Collection - Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Narrations, Quotations & Commentaries - Grosvenor Gallery, London
Indian Rainbow - Luce Gallery, Torino
Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting, and Museums in India - Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
Of Humour, Wit & Satire - Gallery Threshold, New Delhi

2010 Malevich Matters and Other Shutters, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
All That Is Solid Melts into Air: Indian Contemporary Art in Global Times, Lakeeren, Mumbai
If It Rains Fire - Nature Morte, Berlin

2009 Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art, Grosvenor Gallery, London
Divagations: Spaces of Possibility, Raza Foundation Awardees Show, Art Alive, New Delhi
Life is A Stage, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
Body Chatter: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
Where In The World, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi

2008 Malevich Matters and Other Shutters, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Material/Im-material, Gallery Collection, Bodhi Art, Gurgaon
Anxious, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
Modern and Contemporary Indian Art, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban, BodhiBerlin, Berlin
Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban, BodhiBerlin, Berlin
Portrait of a Place, Rob Dean Art Gallery, London

2007 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi Museum Gallery, Mumbai Chemould Prescott, Mumbai

2006 Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore Singapore
Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Mumbai, New York

2005 Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India, Asia Society New York and Queens Museum, New York

2004 Interlude in Sri Lanka - Guild Art Gallery. Mumbai
Androgene - India Habitat Center, New Delhi
The Search - Omni Society for Fine Arts, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
ZOOM! - Museo Temporario / Culturgest, Lisbon
Masala: Diversity & Democracy in South Asian Art - William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs
South Asian Masters at Alhamra - Alhamra Center, Lahore
Solo Exhibition - Faculty of Fine arts, Vadodara

2003 Walsh Gallery, Chicago (solo)
Bose Pacia Modern, New York (solo)
The Tree from the Seed: contemporary Indian art from India, curated by Gavin Jantjes, Henie Onstad Center, Oslo
Under the Skin of Simulation Ð Three: Contemporary Painters from India: with Shibu Natesan and Surendran Nair, Fine Art Resource, Berlin
body. city: siting contemporary culture in India, House of World Cultures, Berlin

2002 Expacio Uno, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid (solo)
Sakshi Gallery, Bombay (solo)
Espacio Uno, Reina Sofia National Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid (solo)
E.T and Others, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

2001 (group) Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern
The Fine Art resource, Berlin (solo)
Japan Foundation, Asia Center, Tokyo
Participation in the Yokohama Triennale in Japan
Max Mueller Bhavan, Bombay (solo)

2000 (group) A Global View: Indian Artists at Home in the World, show curated by Bernhard Steinruecke forhe Fine Art Resource, Bombay at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
(group) Embarkations: The Millennium Show, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay
Kala Ghoda: A Meeting Place, collaborative installation with Architect Rahul Mehrotra, Gallery Chemould, Bombay

1999 Herwitz Gallery, Ahnedabad

1997 Gallery Chemould, Bombay
(group) Fifty Years of Art in Bombay, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay
(group) Tryst with Destiny: Art from Modern India, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
(group) 9th Triennale–India, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
(group) Indian Contemporary Art: An Overview, The Fine Art Resource, Berlin
(group) Epic Reality: Contemporary Narrative Painting from India, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas

1995 Gallery Chemould, Bombay (solo)

1993 Gallery Apunto, Amsterdam (solo)

1991 Gallery Chemould, Bombay (solo)

1989 Gallery Chemould, Bombay




BAIJU PARTHAN

Born 1956, Kerala, India

Parthan studied painting in Goa in the late 70’s when it was especially fashionable for Westerners to travel there on spiritual journeys. His education, therefore, was saturated in the world view of Western Art. This gives him a unique voice, and one that he’s struggled to come to terms with. Inspired by the movements of Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, etc, in the early 80’s Parthan claimed that he “felt like a missionary for Western art.” He took a hiatus from painting, studied comparative mythology in Bombay, and then returned to art a decade later. He has tackled diverse subjects, from hardware engineering to philosophy, and his studied perspective takes the form of digital media works and installations.

In his artist statement, he sums up his view: “Speaking of the present, I certainly hold the view that virtualization and relocation of our everyday social and economic transactions into virtual data space is the most important marker that identifies this present historic moment. Consequently, the art I produce currently addresses the dematerialization or erosion of tactility of the real, and its effect on our being and existence.”

Baiju Parthan secured his BFA from the Mumbai University, and has hence held successful solo exhibitions in Mumbai, New Delhi and Goa. He has also participated in major group shows in Calcutta, Mumbai, New York and other centers.

Education

2007 Masters in Philosophy, University of Mumbai
1991 Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Mythology
1978–1983 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Goa College of Art, Goa
1976 Bachelors Degree in Botany

Select Solo Exhibitions

2011 Dislocation: Milljunction Part 2, Aicon Gallery London
2010 Milljunction, Aicon Gallery, New York
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 Gallery, Mumbai
1992 Masterpiece Gallery, New Delhi

Select Group Exhibitions

2013 Mapmakers II,Aicon Gallery New York
2012 Mapmakers I, Aicon Gallery New York
2011 Gallery Sumukha, Chennai
Melange, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata
Pause: A Collection, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
High-Light, presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon
Tech-Cut-Edge-Revelations, Ashna Gallery, New Delhi
Reprise, Aicon Gallery London
2010 Go See India, Vasa Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference, Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
Changing Skin, presented by The Fine Art Company at Coomaraswamy Hall, Chattrapati
Constructed Realities, The Guild, Mumbai
The Evolution of the Species, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai, Art Musings, Mumbai
By George, presented by Cherry Art Foundation at Alliance Francaise de Delhi, New Delhi
Symbols and Metaphors, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
The Way We Are, Mon Art Gallerie, Kolkata
The 11th Hour, Tang Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Size Matters or Does It?, Latitude 28, New Delhi
2009 Indian Contemporary, Benedictine Museum, Fecamp, France
Beyond Globalization, Beyond Art Space, Beijing, China
Zip Files, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Living of the Grid, Anant Art Centre, New Delhi
Retrieval Systems, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre; Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
Sacred and Secular, India Fine Art, Mumbai
Harvest 09: Part II, Arushi Arts, New Delhi
Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art, Grosvenor Gallery, London
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
Freedom: Sixty Years After Indian Independence, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
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
1978-81 Recipient of the Lalit Kala Akademi Merit Prize

Collections

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





BOSE KRISHNAMACHARI

Born 1963, Kerala, India

Krishnamachari works in striking and dynamic abstracts, and with figures seen through saturated lenses. Even in his photography and multi-media installations, color is a dominant force. He says, "I refine my color to brightness. I have learnt this usage from the alternately subdued and lavish color codes of Indian ceremonies and ritual performances; the costumes, the gestures of enactment..."

In addition to being an artist, Krishnamachari curates exhibitions and projects. He is driven by a desire to support the younger generation of Indian artists.

The artist lives and works in Mumbai.

Education

2000 Masters in Visual Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1991 BFA, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
1985 Diploma in Art, Kerala Kala Peetom, Cochin

Select Solo Exhibitions

2010 No, 1 x 1 Contemporary, Dubai
2009-10 LaVA, (Laboratory of Visual Arts), a Traveling Installation Project at Gallery BMB, Mumbai
2008-09 To Let – White Ghost, Kashi Art Cafe, Kochi
2008 Ghost, Aicon Gallery, London
Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2007 LaVA [Laboratory of Visual Arts, a traveling installation project], Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Kochi, Baroda and New Delhi
2006 Ghost/Transmemoir (preview at Kitab Mahal, Mumbai), Aicon Gallery, New York
2005 Exist, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Vanitas Vanitatum, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, later joined a group show in Mumbai
2003 De-Curating Indian Contemporary Artists, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, Sumukha, Bangalore and Durbar Hall, Kochi
1999 AmUseuM Memoirs, NGMA, Mumbai
Field Sakshi, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1996 Dandy, Lakeeren and YB Chavan Centre, Mumbai
1995 Objects of Attention, inaugural show, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi
1993 AmUseuM, Park Sheraton, Chennai
1992 AmUseuM, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
1991 Music of the Cubes, British Council Gallery
1990 Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai
1989 Kerala Kalapeethom, Kochi

Curated Shows

2008 Af-fair, 1X1 Contemporary and 1X1 Gallery, Dubai
2007 Soft Spoken, NCPA, (organized by Bombay Art Gallery), Mumbai
Spy, Museum Art Gallery, (organized by The Guild Art Gallery), Mumbai
Everyone is a Camera, Talvin Singh, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 MaaRKERS, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Double-Enders, (curated) Jehangir Art Gallery and The Museum Gallery, Mumbai; Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi; Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore; Durbar Hall, Kochi
2004 Bombay X 17, (curated) Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
Bombay Boys, (curated) Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi

Select Group Exhibitions

2013 Mapmakers II, Aicon Gallery, New York
2012 Mapmakers I, Aicon Gallery, New York
2011 Census of Sense, Exhibit 320, New Delhi
Love is a 4 Letter Word, Latitude 28, New Delhi
Gallery Sumukha, Chennai
Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting, and Museums in India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2010 Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference, Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
A. SYCO, The Viewing Room, Mumbai
Beyond Object hood, presented by Gandhara Art Gallery at Nandalal Bose Hall, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Kolkata
1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai
2009 Vistaar II, presented by Seven Arts Limited at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
In the Mood for Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing
Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
Mutant Beauty, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 November, 1x1 Contemporary, Al Quoz, Dubai
Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
Everywhere is War, curated by Shaheen Merali at Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai
Pastiche – exhibition of paintings, Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi
2007 INDIA OGGI ARTE, Provincia Di Milano, Spazio Oberdan, Milano, Viale Vittorio Veneto
India! Gallerie Helene Lamarque, Paris
Summation, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
Strangeness, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkatta
India 20, Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi
Masters curated by Lathamy, Dubai
2006 The Shape that Is, Jendela and Concourse, Esplanade, Singapore, organized with Bodhi Art
2006-08 Harmony Show, Mumbai
2005-06 KAAM, Aicon Gallery, New York and Palo Alto
2005 We Are Like This One, Rabindra Bhavan, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery
Paths of Progression, Mumbai, New York, Singapore and New Delhi; organized by Bodhi Art and Saffron Art
2004 Vanitas Vanitatum, curated by Peter Nagy, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Anticipations, Jehangir Art Gallery and The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2003 Ideas and Images, NGMA, Bombay
Highlights, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
Remembering Bhupen… Homage to late Bhupen Khakkar, Kashi ArtCafe, Fort - Kochi
2002 Tribute to Picasso, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2001 Mutations – Rumor City, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tokyo
2000 MA Show, Goldsmiths College, London
Exile & Longings, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai
Memos of the New Millennium- from Artists of the Moulting World, curated by Abhay Sardesai, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Mumbai
Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 Embarkations, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998 The Presence of the Past – an exhibition of response by Indian artists to The Enduring Images, curated by Girish Sahane, NCPA, Mumbai
1997 Persistence of Memory, curated by Peter Nagy, with Linda Benglis, Lindel Brown and Charles Green
50 Years of Art in Mumbai, NGMA, Mumbai
1996 West Wing Story, Headlands Centre for Visual Arts, Sausalito, San Francisco
1995 Recent Trends in Contemporary Indian Arts, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Bombay – An Artist’s Impression, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1993 Circling the Square, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1992 Artists against Communalism, JJ School of Art & Shivaji Park, Mumbai (traveled to 15 other cities in India)
1991 Drawings, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

Awards and Honors

2009 Guest of Honor at ARCO, Madrid, and curated the India Pavilion
2000 Charles Wallace India Trust
1996 Mid-America Arts Alliance Award for Travel and Residency in the U.S.

Collections

Jakarta Museum





CHITTROVANU MAZUMDAR

Born 1956,

Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata with a First Class First in Painting (1981)

Chittrovanu Mazumdar’s work pulls from various influences, be it visual, musical or lyrical. Having grown-up in an open and supportive family setting, he never had to restrain his artistic impulses as many artists do. Chittrovanu received no formal training aside from the Government College of Art, Kolkata. He believes that art is a private activity for the artist; a search within the individual: “Results of an artist’s work may be beneficial to society … however he may not have intended this.”

Select Solo Exhibitions

2012 ....And Undated Nightskin, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata presented by 1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai
2010 Ancient Earth, Apparao Galleries, Chennai in association with 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai
2009 Undated: Nightskin, 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai
2007 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai
2006 Bodhi Art, New Delhi
2004 New Work, Seagull Foundation, Kolkata
1997 Bose Pacia Modern, New York
1991 Victoria Memorial Durbar Hall and Sukh Sagar, Presented by Seagull and Victoria Memorial Board of Trustees, Kolkata
1989 Recent Works, Presented by Seagull Foundation, Kolkata at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1987 Recent Works, Presented by Seagull Seagull Foundation, Kolkata and The Birla Academy at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
1985 Academy of Fine Arts, Presented by Seagull, Kolkata

Select Group Exhibitions

2013 Mapmakers II, Aicon Gallery, New York
2012 Reconstructing (White) 3, The Loft, Mumbai
2012 Terrestial Bodies, 1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai
2011 Love is a 4 Letter Word, Latitude 28, New Delhi
2011 A Material Difference, Paradox, Singapore
2010 The Evolution of the Species, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
2009 Elemente Zeit, 1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai and Hause Chelsea, Isle of Sylt, Germany
2009 Recycled, Bose Pacia, Kolkata
2009 Re-Claim/ Re-Cite/ Re-Cycle, presented by Latitude 28 at Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi; Bose Pacia, Kolkata
2008 November, 1x1 Contemporary, Al Quoz, Dubai
2006 Altered Realities’, Aicon Gallery Palo Alto
2005 Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata
2004 Sacred Space’, organized by RPG Academy of Art & Music at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Metallic’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2003 Generation Next’, Saffron Art and Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
RPG Collection of Contemporary Bengal Art, at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
Of Memories, Dreams, Reveries’, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2002 Words and Images’, organized by Guild Art Gallery at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
2001 Saffron Art and Apparao Galleries, Los Angeles
The Human Factor’, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000 Intersections: Seven Artistic Dialogues between Abstraction and Figuration’, Mumbai
1998 The Search Within, Art Between Implosion and Explosion’, Austria, New Delhi and Mumbai




HEMA UPADHYAY

Born in 1972, Baroda, India
Lives and works in Mumbai

Baroda born and Mumbai based Hema Upadhyay uses photography and sculptural installations to explore notions of personal identity, dislocation, nostalgia and gender. Upadhyay draws on her own personal and family history of migration to express her concerns and this is expressed through the way she portrays herself in her works.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010 Where the Bees Suck, There Suck I, Studio la Città, Verona
2009 Where the Bees Suck, There Suck I, MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Roma, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero
2008 Yours Sincerely, Nature Morte, New Delhi.
Universe revolves on, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore (Ex. Cat)
Acrobats and their Scenes, Bodhi art gallery, Singapore
2007 Glass House, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2004 Made in China, with Chintan Upadhyay, Viart Gallery, New Delhi
Underneath, Gallery Chemould, Bombay
2003 Made in China, with Chintan Upadhyay, Gallery Chemould, Bombay
2001 The Nymph and the Adult, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Sweet Sweet Memories, Gallery Chemould, Bombay
The Nymph and the Adult, Art Space, Sydney, Australia

Group Exhibitions

2011 Inde, Centre Pompidou, Parigi
Contemporary Art from India, Helsinki Art Museum – The Tennis Palace, Helsinki
2010 At The Same Time, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
Midnight’s Children, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Studio la Città, Verona,
Arts and Cities, Aichi Triennial 2010, Nagoya,
Indian Highway, Herning Museum Of Contemporary Art, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Stinna Toft, Oslo
Midnight’s Children, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Studio la Città, Verona
The Empire Strikes Back : Indian Art Today, The Saatchi Gallery, London
HomeLessHome, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
2009 The Power of Ornamentation, Orangery Lower Belvedere, Vienna, curated by Sabine B Vogel
2008 India Moderna, IVAM, Valencia, curated by Juan Guardiola
The Audience and the Eavesdropper – New Art from Indian and Pakistan, Phillips de Purry, London
Chalo! India – The New Era of Indian Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Six degrees of separation: chaos, congruence and collaboration in South Asia, Khoj International Artist Association, Anant art centre, Delhi, a cura di/curated by Pooja Sood
Everywhere is war & rumours of war, Bodhi art gallery, Mumbai, curated by Shaheen Merali
Eurasia – Geographic Cross - Overs in Art, MaRT Rovereto (TN)
Indian Focus, Espace Claude Berri, Paris
Indi Genius, Sakshi Gallery and Soka Contemporary Art Centre, Taipei
Fire Walkers, Stux Gallery, New York, USA
AF FAIR, Gallery 1 x 1, Dubai, curated by Bose Krishnamachari.
India Crossing, Studio la Città, Verona, in collaboration with Bodhi Art Gallery
2007 Urban Manners, Hanger Bicocca, Milano, curated by Adelina Von Fustenberg
India: New Installations Part II, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
2006 Panchtantra, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin
Here and Now: Contemporary voices from India, Grosvenor Vedehra, London
Bombay, Maximum City, Tri Postal, Lille
Shadow Line, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Long Happy Hours Thereby Happiness and Others Stories, The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
Parallel Realities, The Third Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Blackburn Museum, Blackburn
2005 Indian Summer, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris
Parallel Realities, Asian Art Now, The 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka
Present-Future, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay
Indian Contemporary Art, Chelsea College of Art, London
Are we like this only?, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Have we met?, Japan Foundation, Tokyo
Separate Identities, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Concepts and Ideas, Cima Art Gallery, Kolkata, Gallery 27, Oslo
2003 Crossing Generations: Diverge, 40 years of Gallery Chemould, Bombay
Portraits of a Decade, Cima gallery, Kolkata & Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Loco-Foco-Motto, produced during Vasl Residency, V.M. Gallery, Karachi
Parthenogenesis, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
The Tree from the Seed, Henie Onstad Kunssenter, Oslo
2002 Brahma to Bapu (Icons and Symbols in Indian Art), Cima Gallery, Calcutta & India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Trans-figuration, Art Inc., Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New delhi
2001 10th International Triennale – India, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
Exchanging Territories, Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi
10th International Triennale-India, NGMA, Bombay
2000 Memos for the new Millennium from Artists of a Moulting World, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Bombay
Sic, Fine Art Company, Bombay
Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art gallery, Bombay
Secret Life of Objects, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Bombay
1998 Group Show (Two Artists), Prithvi Art Gallery, Bombay
1997 4th International Pri




INDRAPRAMIT ROY

Born 1964, in Kolkata.

Recently, Indrapramit has returned to watercolors, imposing upon himself a discipline which demands accountability of every stroke of the brush, thereby minimizing chance happenings. With direct reference to the experience of fatherhood, there emerges a new landscape composed of the paraphernalia which surrounds a child. In successive paintings, these images are reduced to calligraphic bands of symbols which persist beyond the field of immediate perception, supportive strokes against which future vistas of experience come into being. The switchover from printmaking to painting was an important decision for Indrapramit Roy, 'to be able to encompass a larger canvas of life where things happen simultaneously, like a change of scene, like a revolving stage enabling you to move from one space to another - both literally and metaphorically ---- Which has been one thing that is a constant pursuit, the exploration of space.

The artist lives and works in Baroda, India.

Education

1990-92 M.A. in Painting, Royal College of Art, London
1987-89 M.F.A in Painting, M. S. University, Baroda
1982-87 B.F.A. in Print-Making, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, West Bengal

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009 ..And the Silence Drops Down, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2007 Indrapramit Roy: The Texture of the Drift – Collection, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto
2006 This, That and Everything, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2005 This, That and Everything, Gallery 808, U Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2004 This, That and Everything, Usdan Gallery, Bennington, USA
2001 Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses, Artcore Gallery, Baroda and Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
1998 In Pursuit of the Trivial, Gallery 7 and Prithvi Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Meanderings, Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Baroda and Gallery 7, Mumbai
1996 Invisible Cities, Gallery 7, Mumbai
1994 Invisible Cities, Gallery 88, Kolkata
1993 Alliance Fraicaise de, Madras
Gallery 7, Mumbai and Alliance Francaise Madras, Chennai
1990 Centre for Contemporary Arts, New Delhi

Selected Group Exhibtions

2013 Mapmakers II, Aicgon Gallery, New York
2011-12 Back to School: Baroda 1979-89, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2011 Back to School: Baroda 1979-89, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010 Artifact, Gensler, San Francisco
2010 Abreast Totems, Mon Art Gallerie, Kolkata
2009-10 Discerning Form, Aicon Gallery, New York
2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 Bricks and Mortar, Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 Freedom: What it Means To Me, Aakriti Art gallery, Kolkata
Artist of the Month, Saffronart.com online show
Whispering Palette, ABS Lanxess gallery, Baroda.
2006 EVAM; Painting the New Theatre, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Cutting Edge, Art Edge, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Gurupoornima; A retrospective of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Sarjan Art Gallery, Mumbai
British Scholars Show, ABS Lanxess Gallery, Baroda
The sketchbook Expedition, Lemongrasshopper Gallery, Ahmedabad
2005 Papyri; Works on Paper, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
100 Contemporary Indian Artists, Gallery Art Resource Trust, Mumbai
Metamorphosis, Asian Fusion Gallery, New York.
2004 Remembering Bhupen, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Concepts and Ideas, CIMA, Kolkata
Are We Like This Only, Vadhera Art gallery, New Delhi
Kaleidoscope, Square One gallery, New York
2003 Affordable Art, Kanoria centre for Art, Ahmedabad
Contemporary Art Show, Faculty Art Gallery, Baroda
Recent Works, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
Looking Back Looking Forward; The inaugural show, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
2002 Banyan City, Nazar Art Gallery, Baroda
Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
VOICES; A show for the victims of Gujarat genocide (joint organizer), Faculty Gallery,Baroda
2001 Art of Bengal(1850-2000), National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Mumbai and Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
For Our Kids, Jamaat, Mumbai
2000 Embarkations, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Beyond the Surface, Fine Art Company, Mumbai and Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Gallerie 88, Kolkata
Miniature Format, Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai
Vadodara Perspective, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
1999 Edge of the Century, British Council, New Delhi
Legatee, the Baroda School of Art, Fine Arts Company, Mumbai
Icons of the Millennium, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai
Bishwa Banga Millennium Festival, Kolkata
1998 Bilkool, The New Wave Festival, Melbourne and Perth, Australia
Wilberding Collection of Contemporary Indian Art, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
Artists for a Sustainable World, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
Cryptograms, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai
Miniature Format, Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Gift for India, Sahmat, New Delhi and Mumbai
1996 All India Artist's Camp, IPCL, Baroda
Art Trends - West Bengal in the 90's, Art Today, New Delhi
Broader Spectrum IV, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
Miniature Format, Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai
1995 Post-Card for Gandhi, Sahmat, New Delhi and Five other Cities in India
1992 Off Sight, Cooling Gallery, London
HDK Annual Show, HDK, Berlin
Trends in Contemporary Indian Art, Art Heritage, New Delhi
1991 On Sight, Tower Bridge Piazza, London.
1989 Fifteen Artists from Baroda, K. K. P, Kochi

Awards and Scholarships

2004-05 Fulbright Fellowship for 6 Months, Artist –in- Residence at Bennington College, VT and University of the Arts (UArts), Philadelphia
2005 Travel Grant from Getty Museum, Los Angeles
1994-96 Junior Fellowship in Visual Art, Ministry of HRD, Government of India
1990-92 Inlaks Fellowship for 2 Years to Study at Royal College of Art, London
Received Erasmus Exchange Scholarship to Study in Berlin for a Term Burston Award
The Fleur Cawles Award for Excellence by Royal College of Arts, London
1991 Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Award
1989-90 Fellowship in Creative painting, Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad





JAYASHREE CHAKRAVARTY

Jayshree Chakravarty was educated at Santiniketan and she graduated in Fine Arts from the Viswa Bharati University, Santiniketan, in 1978 and obtained a post-graduate diploma from M.S. University, Baroda, in 1980. She received a Canadian grant in 1982 to study art. She later migrated to France and married a French flautist.

Chakravarty says, 'My paintings are like a personal diary of my days in France and the influences.' She has developed her own personal style, drawing on inspiration from the French impressionists and Byzantine mosaic design.

The artist says that her paintings are mostly autobiographical. "I have been able to reach out to those who have little to do with my personal life," she points out, "and make them identify with my deeply felt imagery."Chakravarty's ink on paper sketches is an exercise in transition and transforming personal experience into mystical truth. She positions herself in the image of a spontaneous, instinctive woman who is a muse and eternal child rolled into one.

Born 1956 in Khoai, Tripura, the artist lives and works in Kolkata, India

Education

1992 – 1995 Artist in residence at Ecole d’ Art, Aix-en-Provence, France
1980 Post Graduate Diploma from M.S. University, Baroda
1978 Fine Arts from the Viswa Bharati University, Santiniketan

Select Solo Exhibitions

2009 The Wind Whispers, Aicon Gallery, London
2007 New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India Shows 21st Century Works, Chicago
Cultural Center, Chicago
Drawing Centre, SoHo, USA
Where the Sand Meets the Sky, Bodhi Art Gallery, New York
2006 In the Very Face of the Time, Galerie 88, Kolkata
2005 The Artist Lives and Works in Baroda/ Bombay/ Calcutta/ Mysore/ Rotterdam/ Trivandrum, Galerie
Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Bombay, with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2004 Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, USA
Memory Road, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
2003 Route Map of Experience, IHC Visuals Art Gallery, by Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
and Galerie 88, Kolkata
2002 The Mind is its Own Place, Bose Pacia Modern, New York
2000 Thoughts Ricochet, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
1999 Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata, India
1997 Gallery 7, Mumbai
1995 Ecole d’ Art, Aix-en-Provence, France
1994 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Calcutta
1992 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Chennai
Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1990 Gallery 7, Mumbai
1989 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
1988 Art Heritage, New Delhi
1983 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1982 Urja Art Gallery, Baroda


Select Group Exhibitions

2013 Mapmakers II, Aicon Gallery, New York
2011 Palimsest, Aicon Gallery, New York
2011 Narrations, Quotations & Commentaries, Grosvenor Gallery, London
Back to School: Baroda 1979-89, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010 – 2011 Writing Visuals, the Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata; W + K Exp, New Delhi
2010 Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference, by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi; with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
Invisible Cities, Aicon Gallery, New York
Tales of Silence, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
Nature Revisited, Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata
Size Matters or Does It?, Part2 at Latitude 28, New Delhi
Beyond Objecthood, presented by Gandhara Art Gallery at Nandalal Bose Hall, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Kolkata
2009 – 2010 Unclaimed Spaces, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
Think Small, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
Divagations: Spaces of Possibility, Raza Foundation Awardees Show, Art Alive, New Delhi
2008 Baroda: A Tale of Two Cities, (Part I), Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara
Mapping Memories – 2, Painted Travelogues of Bali and Burma, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
Of Personal Narratives and Journeys, Bodhi Art, Gurgaon
Tales, Reflection and Constructs, Galerie 88, Kolkata
Excavations: Memory, Myth, Membrane, Art Musings, Mumbai
2007 Here and Now, Young Voices From India, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
Indian Art III/III: Here and Now – Young Voices from India, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2005 Towards Abstraction, Bodhi Art and Threshold Gallery, New Delhi
Angkor – The Silent Centuries, Bodhi Art, Singapore and New Delhi
Paths of Progression, Bodhi Art and Saffronart, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, New York
2004 Stree, Bodhi Art, Singapore
2003 Solitude, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2002 Brahma to Bapu, presented by CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
Perspecta, by Galerie88, at Rossi & Rossi Gallery, London
2001 – 2002 Secular Practice: Recent Art from India, organized by Hoopoe Curatorial, Montreal
2001 Moving Ideas: A Contemporary Dialogue with India, Hoopoe Curatorial, Montreal
New Works, Galerie88, Kolkata
Tramjatra, by RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2000 A Global View - Indian Artists At Home in the World, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998 Multimedia-Art of the 90s, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
Contemporary Indian Art, National Council for Cultural Arts & Letters, Al-Funoon Gallery; Kuwait, presented by Vadehra Art Gallery, Mumbai
The Looking Glass Self, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Colors of Independence, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Tryst with Destiny: Art from Modern India, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Major Trends in Indian Art, New Delhi
Fire & Life, an Indo-Australian artist residency, Galerie88, Kolkata; IMA, Brisbane
Women Artists of India: A Celebration of Independence, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland
Gouache & Contemporary Painting, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi
The Looking Glass Self – An Exhibition of Self Images, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
1996 Highlights, curated by CIMA Gallery, at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1995 Water Colours – A Broader Spectrum (1), Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1992 Subjective Eye, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1991 Journey within Landscape, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1990 Indian Contemporary Artists, organized by MICA, Melbourne
Art Mosaic, Calcutta, Mumbai, New Delhi
Gadhya Parva Exhibition, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1989 Indian Eclectics, sponsored by the French Embassy & Sanskrit Prathisthan, New Delhi
Two Person Show, organized by Indian Art Council at Horizon Gallery, UK
1987 Chitrakala, Group Show, Stockholm, organized by Festival of India and Kulturhuset, Sweden

Select Participations

2011 1:3:1 – Part II, W + K Exp, New Delhi
The Intuitive: Logic Revisited, Osians Collection at World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
2010 Indian Highway, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (HEART), Herning
2009 Contemporary Art from India, Palais Benedictine, Fecamp, France, with Galerie88, Kolkata
2008 New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, curated by Betty Seid; Salina Art Center Kansas
2007 On the Edge of Vision: New Idioms in Indian and Italian Contemporary Art, by Italian Cultural
Institute, New Delhi, with National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi and Mumbai
New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Asian Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Aicon Gallery, New York
2004 The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
1997 Summer Show, Academy of Fine Art and Culture, New Delhi
Asian Art Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ninth Triennial-India, Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
1988 Summer Show, Art Heritage, New Delhi
Summer Show, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Calcutta
1984, ’82, ’80 National Exhibition, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta

Awards and Honors

2008 Raza Award, Raza Foundation
1997 Honorable Mention Award, Asian Art Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1991 Scholarship, Government of France
1989 British Council Visitorship Grant
1988 Il Bharat Bhavan Biennial
1982 Elizabeth Green Shield Foundation Grant, Canada
1981 Gujarat, Lalit Kala Academy
1980 Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai
All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi
1979 Government of India Cultural Scholarship
Silver Medal, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
Gujarat, Lalit Kala Academy

Select Collections

Centre International Modern Art, Calcutta
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat
Art Heritage, New Delhi
Ananda Bazar Group
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA




Jagannath Panda

1970 - Kotilingi, Orissa

Born in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, Jagannath Panda completed his Bachelor’s degree in sculpture at the B. K. College of Arts and Crafts there in 1991,and his Master’s degree in the same at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda in 1994. He served as a visiting researcher at the Fukuoka University of Education, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1997, and also completed another master’s degree in fine sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London, 2002.

The visual imagery of Jagannath Panda’s work is deceptively simple: it comprises of linear drawing and a rendered form or two, which seem to float on the surface. His drawings are very realistic, yet he does not offer the viewer a reference to the subject’s existence, or rather he does not recreate a sense of panorama in his paintings. At times he also employs the use of external material, such as silver foil, thread, tracing sheets, to stress upon the reality of the material. The role of color is limited, though used effectively to highlight form. It also sets off the drawings to their best advantage.

Education

2002 Master of Arts, Fine Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
1997 Visiting Research Fellow, Fukuoka University of Education, Japan
1994 Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Faculty of Fine Arts, Mahraja Sayajirao University of Baroda
1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture), B.K College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneshwar

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Opaque, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
2012 Cults of Serendipity, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco
2011 Metropolis of Mirage, Nature Morte, New Delhi and Berlin
2009 The Action of Nowhere, Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi; Alexia Goethe Gallery, London
2007 Nothing Is Solid, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
2006 Berkley Square Gallery, London
2005 Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi
2000 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
2000 Nature Morte at the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi
1998 Za moca Foundation Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Mapmakers II, Aicon Gallery, New York
2012 2012: A Further Global Encounter, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2012 Terrestrial Bodies, 1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai
2012 Slipping Through The Cracks, Latitude 28, New Delhi
2011 Regards Croisés: A Selection of Asian Contemporary Art, Art Plural Gallery, Singapore
2011 Anecdotes, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2011 High-Light, presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon
2011 Tolstoy Farm: Archive of Utopia, presented by Seven Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2011 Indian Rainbow, Luce Gallery, Torino
2011 Iconoclasts & Iconodules, Religare Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2010 Inside India, Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin
2010 Freedom to March: Rediscovering Gandhi through Dandi, presented by Ojas Art at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2010 At The Edge, Gallery Maya, London
2010 Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference, Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
2010 Midnight's Children, Studio La Citta, Italy
2010 Who Has Seen Gandhi?, presented by Tangerine Art Space at Raj Bhavan; KynKyny Art Gallery and Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore
2010 Indian (Sub)Way, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2010 Dialogues: A Selection of International Contemporary Artists, Bartha & Senarclens Partners, Singapore
2010 Eye of India: A Selection of Contemporary Indian Artists, Bartha & Senarclens Partners, Singapore, in collaboration with Nature Morte, New Delhi
2010 Third Dimension, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2010 Nature Revisited, Aakriti Gallery, Kolkata
2010 Singularities, RL Fine Arts, New York
2009 Astonishment of Being, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
2009 Vistaar II, presented by Seven Arts Limited at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
2009 In The Mood For Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing
2009 The Human Animal, jointly presented by Gallery Threshold and Arts I (Religare Arts Initiative) at Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
2009 Bapu, presented by Saffronart in association with Berkeley Square Gallery, London
2008-09 Where In The World, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
2008 Nature Of The City, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2008 Urgent Conversations, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre and Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
2008 Indian Art at Swarovski ‘Crystal World’ Show, 2nd Exhibition, Tirol – Österreich, Austria
2008 Portrait of a Place, Rob Dean Art Gallery, London
2007 Hear and Now: Young Voices from India, Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, London
2007 Frame / Grid / Room / Cell, Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2007 Private / Corporate IV, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin
2006 Drawing Show an Act of Art II, Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 Shadow Lines, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2005 Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2005 Paths of Progression, Bodhi Art, New Delhi and Saffronart, Mumbai (travels)
2005 Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi
2005 Negotiating Matter, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2005 Are We Like This Only?, Vadhera Gallery at Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
2004 Galleri 27 Oslo, Norway
2004 Generation-1, Saffronart and The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi
2003 Dots and Pixels, Gallery Espace. New Delhi
2002 Graduate Show, Royal College of Art, London
2002 Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2002 Dali Universe, London
2001 Royal College of Art, London
2000 Khoj International Exhibition, The British Council, New Delhi
2000 Lalit Kala Akademy, Bhubaneshwar
1999 Edge of the Century, Art Inc. Gallery, New Delhi
1997 The Sight of Asia, Fukuoka, Japan.
1996 Manifestation of Visual and Verbal. New Delhi
1996 Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh
1995 Beyond the Shores, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
1994 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1993 Bal Bhawan, Daman
1990 Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
1989 Museum of Fine Arts, Chandigarh

Participations

2012 Indian Highway VI, organized in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery, London, and the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway at The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing
2012 Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
2012 Art Dubai, Dubai
2011-12 Indian Highway, in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery, London and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo at MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome
2011 Homespun, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
2011 Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2011 Indian Highway IV', Travelling Exhibition at Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon
2010 Finding India: Art for the New century, presented by Sakshi Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei
2010 Tokyo Art Meeting: Transformation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2009 Lo Real Maravilloso: Marvelous Reality, 20 Years Celebration of Gallery Espace at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2009 Expressions at Tihar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
2009 Beyond Globalization, Beyond Art Space, Beijing
2009 India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai
2009 Contemporary Indian Art: Open Your Third Eye, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
2009 Contemporary Art from India, Palais Benedictine, Fecamp, France supported by Gallerie 88, Kolkata
2008 Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Mori Art Museum, Japan
2008 Presented by Chemould Prescott Road at Art Basel Miami, Basel
2008 SHContemporary 2008, represented by Bodhi Art
2008 Art Basel, represented by Bose Pacia, New York and Nature Morte, New Delhi
2008 The Armory Show, represented by Nature Morte, New Delhi
2008 Harvest 2008, organized by Arushi Arts at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
2007 SHContemporary, Shanghai represented by Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai




JITISH KALLAT

Born in 1974, Mumbai, India

“My art is more like a researcher's project who uses quotes rather than an essay, with each painting necessitating a bibliography," says the artist; furthermore, the use of his own image introduces an autobiographical element. He chooses an economical, nearly abstract, form of narrative. Images float around the protagonist, like icons on a computer screen that resemble an intricate web. "Any visual material relevant to me" serves as the source of material. Images of the print media are photocopied and transferred on to the surface. Hence he draws a distinction between 'real', as opposed to the painted image which he considers fictional. Kallat’s images are like a picture puzzle which the viewer has to decode and conclude upon. The treatment of the picture plane is like a battered wall, and refers to the duality in his painting. Kallat describes his art practice of incorporating material from various sources as "It is like copyrighting an artwork which itself has been appropriated from so many histories, people, collaborations." He acknowledges an acceptance as well as his critique of the modernist concept of authorship in which he revels.

Jitish Kallat received his Bachelor’s degree in painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1996. His solo shows include 'Public Notice 3' at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in 2010; ‘Likewise’ at Arndt and Partner, Berlin, in 2010; ‘The Astronomy of the Subway’ at Haunch of Venison, London, in 2010; ‘Aquasaurus’ at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, in 2008; ‘Public Notice 2’ at Bodhi Art, Singapore, in 2008; ‘Skinside Outside’ at Arario Gallery, Seoul, in 2008; ‘Universal Recipient’ at Haunch of Venison, Zurich, in 2008; ‘Unclaimed Baggage’ at Albion, London, in 2007; and ‘Sweatopia’ at Bodhi Art and Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, in 2007. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including ‘Monumental’ at Walsh Gallery, Chicago, in 2010-11; 'Now Through a Glass Darkly' at Arario Gallery, New York, in 2010; 'Changing The World' and ‘A Long Way From Home’ at Arndt & Partner, Berlin, in 2010; 'The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today' at the Saatchi Gallery, London, in 2010; 'Bring Me A Lion' at the Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, in 2010; 'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air' at Lakeeren, Mumbai, in 2009-10; 'Indian Summer' at Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin, in 2009; 'Architectonica' at Seven Art Limited and Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi, in 2009; and 'India Contemporary' at the GEM Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hague, in 2009.

Lives and works in Mumbai

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Stations of a Pause, Chemould gallery, Mumbai
2010 The Astronomy of Subway, Haunch of Venison, London
2008 Aquasaurus, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Skinside Outside, Arario, Seoul
Public Notice-2, Bodhi Art, Singapore
Universal Recipient, Haunch of Venison, Zurich
2007 Sweatopia, Chemould Prescott Road Bodhi Art
Unclaimed Baggage, Albion, London
365 Lives, Arano, Beijing
Rickshawpolis-3, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2006 Rickshawpolis-2, Spazio Piazzasempione, Milan
2005 Rickshawpolis-1, Nature Morte, New Delhi
Panic Acid, Bodhi Art, Singapore
Humiliation Tax, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
2004 The Lie Of The Land, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
FAQ, Art Rotterdam, Holland
2002 First Information Report, Bose Pacia, New York
2001 Milk Route, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
General Essential, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
2000 Ibid, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1999 Private limited I, Bose Pacia, New York
Private limited-II, Apparao Gallery, Chennai
1998 Apostrophe, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
1997 P.T.O., Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
Prithvi Gallery, Mumbai

Group Exhibitions

2013 Mapmakers II, Aicon Gallery, New York
2012 Mapmakers I, Aicon Gallery, New York
2011 Maximum India, The Kennedy Centre, Washington DC
2010 Bring Me A Lion: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, The Hunt Gallery, Missouri
All That is Solid Melts Into Air: Indian Contemporary Art in Global Times, Lakereen Gallery, Mumbai
2009 Indian Summer, Gallery Christian Hosp, Berlin
Architectonica, Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi
India Contemporary, GEM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hague
Life is A Stage, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
Inaugural Show, Sakshi Gallery, Taipei
Body Chatter: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
2008 Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London
Die Tropen, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Chalo India: A New Era of Indian Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy of Arts, London
3rd Guangzhou Triennal, Guangzhou, China
Pasage to India, Initial Access Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton
2006 The 5th Asia Pacific Tirennale of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery
Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane, Australia "Passages", Palais De Beaux Arts, Brussels
Lille 3000, Lille, France
The 6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Hungry God: Indian Contemporary Art, Arario Gallery, Beijing
The Busan Museum, Korea
L'Art a La Plage, Gallery Enrico Navarra, Ramatuelle, France
Another Worlds, Arario Gallery, Korea
2005 Indian Summer, Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
The Artist Lives and Works in Baroda/Bombay/Calcutta/Mysore/Rotterdam/Trivandrum, House of World Culture, Berlin
1st Pocheon Asian Art Triennale, Pocheon, Korea
Paths of Progression, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
Mom and Pop Art, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
The Armory Show, Nature Morte, New York
International Painting, Gallery GBK, Sydney
Kunst En Oorlod, Kunst en Cultuur Noord, Holland
2004