JAYASHREE CHAKRAVARTY

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

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

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


POOJA IRANNA

Born 1969, in New Delhi, the artist lives and works in New Delhi.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2010 In the Waves amd Underneath, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2009 Of Human Endeavor: The Super Exposed City and the New Possibilities of Space, the
Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2003 – 2004 Metamorphic Mathematics, Chitra Kala Parishat, Bangalore, the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, and at Sridharani Gallery, New Delhi
2002 Reflections, Wimbledon School of Art, London
1999 House Of Cards, Art Inc, New Delhi
1996 Paper Works, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi

Select Group Exhibitions

2010 – 2011 Writing Visuals, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata; W + K Exp, New Delhi
2010 Feminine Recitals, Exhibit 320, New Delhi
Love to Live, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
A. SYCO, the Viewing Room, Mumbai
Invisible Cities, Aicon Gallery, New York
Size Matters or Does It?, Latitude 28, New Delhi
India Risng: Tradition Meets Modernity, by Ati Art Gallery, at Varya, New Delhi
2009 – 2010 On Canvas – 1, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi
2009 Vicissitudes of the Constructed Image, Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore
Lost in an Urban Maze, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
Think Small, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
The Landscapes of Where, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
Zip Files, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 Dus Mahavidyas: Ten Creative Forces, by Gallerie Nvya, at Visual Art Gallery, India
Habitat Centre, New Delhi
The July Show, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Walk the Line, Avanthay Contemporary AG, Zurich
Trends and Trivia, Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2007 Telling It like It Is: The Indian Story, by Gallery Espace, New Delhi, and Ganges Art
Gallery, Kolkata at the Gallery in Cork Street, London
High on Art, Visual Art Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Does Size Matter?, Art Konsult, New Delhi
Does Size Matter? – II, Jehangir K. S. Nicholsan Gallery of Modern Art, National Centre
for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai
India Revealed, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples
Reading Paint, Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok
Emerging India, Art Alive Gallery, London
Pulsating Rhythms on Paper, Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore
Paper Flute, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Vibrant Strokes, Red Earth Galleries, Baroda and Mumbai
2006 Avatars of the Object, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Making of Divinity, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
Around Architecture, Colab Art and Architecture, Bangalore
New Paradigms III, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
2005 Bridges, Exploring New Paradigms, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
Towards Abstraction, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
Negotiating Matters, Anant Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Dots and Pixels, Digital Art, Gallery Espace, New Delhi & Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
2003 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Dreams: Projects Unrealized, New Delhi
Migration, City, Home, Kolkatta
2002 Words and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
Closet/Closets, New Delhi
2001 Kaleidoscope, Isu International Art Gallery, Singapore
Art in Heredity, Habiart Gallery, New Delhi
Engendering – Images of Women, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 Edge of the Century, New Delhi
Two Women Artists, the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Women for W.I.S.E., National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Mumbai
1998 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1997 Gift for India, Sahmat, New Delhi
1993 Two Women Artist Show, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi
1991 Search For Young Talent, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi

Awards and Scholarships

2009 Outstanding Woman Achievement Award
2002 Charles Wallace India Trust Award
1998 – 1999 Junior Fellowship, Department of Culture, Government of India
1992 – 1995 National Scholarship, Department of Culture, Government of India


VIDYA KAMAT

Born in Mumbai, the artist lives and works in Mumbai, India.

Education
1999
PhD, University of Mumbai
1995 Diploma in Sanskrit, University of Mumbai
1992 Post Graduate Diploma in Comparative Mythology, University of Mumbai
1983 BFA, University of Bombay

Select Solo Exhibitions

2007 Birth Mark, Sumukha, Bangalore
Tales from the Edge, Guild Gallery, New York
2005 Rewrite, Guild Gallery, Bombay
2004 Tolerating Intolerance, Asiatic Society, Bombay
2003 The Catalogue, Guild Gallery, Mumbai

Select Group Exhibitions

2008 The Ethics of Encounter, Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok
Obscure Objects of Desire, Gallery OED, Cochin
2007 Harvest, Arushi Arts, New Delhi
Indian Contemporary Artists, Sumukha, Chennai, 2005 Change of Address, Guild Gallery, Mumbai Aparanta Contemporary Art in Goa New Colours of Sumukha, Bangalore
2002 Tribute to Picasso, Guild Gallery, Mumbai
2000 Anonymously Yours, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 Secret Life of an Object, Lakeeren Art Gallery for the Kala Ghoda Art Festival.
1998 Jamboree, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

Awards and Scholarships

2002 National Cultural Fellowship award, Majlis- India/HIVOS Netherlands
1983-84 Fellowship, Goa College of Art, Goa
1983 Best Student Award, Annual Art Exhibition



RIYAS KOMU

Born in 1971, Kerala, India, the artist lives and works in Mumbai and Kerala, India.

1999 Masters in Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai
1998 Bachelors in Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai

Solo Exhibitions

2010 – 2011 Oil’s Well, Let’s Play!, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan
2010 Subrata to Cesar, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, with Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Safe to Light, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran
2009 Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 Related List, Bodhi Art, Berlin
MARK HIM (Second half), Gallery 88, Kolkata
2007 MARK HIM (First half), The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 Systematic Citizen, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
Faith Accompli, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2005 The Third Day, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Grass, photography show, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 Sarasu, photography show on Raja Ravi Verma Press, the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2002 – 2003 Ambulance, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore
2002 Unconditional, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Group Exhibitions

2011 Tech-Cut-Edge-Revelations, Ashna Gallery, New Delhi
Myth – Reality: Constructing Culture, The Guild, Mumbai
Concurrent India, Helsinki Art Museum Tennis Palace, Finland
Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema and Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India, Jehangir
Art Gallery, Mumbai
2010 Inside India, Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin
Midnight’s Children, Studio La Citta, Italy
Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference, by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi, with
American Centre; British Council; Goeth-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
Indian (Sub)Way, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London
Third Dimension, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
A. SYCO, the Viewing Room, Mumbai
By George, by Cherry Art Foundation at Alliance Francaise de Delhi, New Delhi
1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai
Contested Space – Incursions, Seven Art Limited, New Delhi
India Awakens: Under the Banyan Tree, Essl Museum, Austria
2009 – 2010 Sculpture, the Guild, Mumbai
2009 The Dark Science of Five Continents, Gallery BMB, Mumbai
Indian Summer, Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin
Multitudes, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore; with Zen Studio Gallery;Artflute.com
India Contemporary, GEM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hague
In the Mood for Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing
Zip Files, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Inaugural Show, Sakshi Gallery, Taipei
Shifting Shapes, Unstable Signs, Yale School of Art, Connecticut
Bapu, by Saffronart, with Berkeley Square Gallery, London
Pulse New York, presented by Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 – 2009 Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
Hot Shots, the Viewing Room, Mumbai
2008 The Ghost of Souza, Aicon Gallery (inaugural show in Bowery), New York
Uncovered, Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai
November, 1x1 Contemporary, Al Quoz, Dubai
Everything 2008: 12 Artists from India, Willem Baars Projects, Amsterdam
Six Degree of Separation Chaos, Congruence and Collaboration in South Asia, by KHOJ International Artists’ Association, at Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
Urgent Conversations, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre; Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
Everywhere Is War (and Rumors of War), Bodhi Art, Mumbai
Link, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban, Bodhi Art, Berlin
Shifting Terrains: Altered Realities, the Shrine Gallery, New Delhi
India Crossing, Studio La Citta, Verona
Affair, 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai
2007 – 2008 Swarovski Crystal World, 1st exhibition, Tirol-Österreich, Austria
India Now: Contemporary Indian Art Between Continuity and Transformation,
Provincia di Milano, Milan, Italy
Face East, Wedel Fine Art, London
Similarities, Lansdowne Gallery, Mumbai
Kashi: 10 Llight Years – Anniversary Show, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
2007 Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind, La Biennale di Venezia, 52nd International
Art Exhibition, Italy
India Time,Galleria Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi, Milan, Italy
Frame/Grid/Room/Cell, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai
New Wave: Contemporary Indian Art, Aicon Gallery, London
Photographs, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Other, with Peter Drake, Aicon Gallery, London
I Fear, I Believe, I Desire, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Young Guns, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
2006 Bronze, sculpture show, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
Drawing Show an Act of Art II, Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai
Art on the Beach, Made by Indians, St Tropez, Gallery Enrico Navarra, Paris
On Difference #2 (represented Korea), Wurtt, Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
Maarkers, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai
Red Earth And The Pouring Rain, Lanxess ABS Gallery, Baroda
Strangeness, Ananat Art Gallery, Kolkata
Tangibles, Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Kaam, Aicon Gallery, New York and Palo Alto
Span, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Endless Terrain, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
Double Enders, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kochi
Present Future, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
Configurations, Ananat Art Gallery, New Delhi
Are We Like This Only?, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
Whose Space Is It Anyway?, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Mannat Jali, Marine Drive, Mumbai
Public Art Project, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
2004 Anticipations, Museum Gallery, Mumbai
Bombay Boys, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
A New Mediatic Realism, Bayer ABS Gallery, Baroda, India
Generation I, Saffronart Gallery, Mumbai
RED, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
Mumbai x 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
2003 Crossing Generations: diverge (40 years of Gallery Chemould), NGMA, Mumbai
Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2D/3D, Visual Art Center, Hong Kong
Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
Art for Art/ Switzerland Meets India, Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai
2002 Ways of Resisting 1992- 2002, Sahmat, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
Words and Images, the Guild Art Gallery, and NGMA, Mumbai
Creative Space, Sakshi Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi
Crosscurrents, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Harmony Shows (2004-1999), Nehru Centre, Mumbai
Debt, the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Tribute to Picasso, the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2001 The Human Factor, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Engendering Images of Women, the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Excerpts from My Diary, Fine Art Company, Mumbai
2000 Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Exile Longings, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai
Memos of the New Millennium – Artists from the Moulting World, Birla Academy of Art
& Culture, Mumbai
Ideas and Images (video installation), National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
1999 Critic’s Choice, Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
1998 He Used to Believe That EMS Planted Coconut Trees in Kerala (installation), Sir J.J.
School of Art, Mumbai
Essays in Time – Kinetic Sculptures (audio-visual installation), Nehru Centre, Mumbai

Honors & Awards

2010 Fellowship from Lalit Kala Academy, Kerala
1996 Hebbar Foundation Scholarship
Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai
1995 Maharashtra State Award


ASMA MUNDRAWALA

Born 1965 in Karachi, the artist lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.

Education

2005 – Present D. Phil Candidate, Theatre for Development, with field research in Pakistan, University of Sussex, UK
2002 Master of Arts in Contemporary Art & Performance Theory, Wimbledon School of Art, UK
1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi

Select Exhibitions

2010 Resemble/Reassemble, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi
2009 Hanging Fire, Contemporary Art from Pakistan Asia Society, New York
Bradford 1 Gallery, Bradford
2008 Aicon Gallery, New York (November-December)
National Art Gallery, Islamabad (October-November)
Alhamra Cultural Complex, Lahore (October)
BBC Big Screens – UK wide (August-October)
Screening and Discussion – Journo Junction 2008, Delhi (September)
Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi
The James Beveridge Media Resource Centre (September)
Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
Vibe Gallery, London (June-July)
Stunt Lounge, inaugural show, London (June)
University of Leicester, annual BASAS Conference (March)
Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
60 x 60 Secs, Motiroti Film Project, UK (March)
2007 The Pakistani Film Media and Arts Festival, Glasgow (November)
Love, group show, by Quddus Mirza, National Art Gallery inaugural show, Islamabad (August)
2006 256 Shades, Media Art Show: Hong Kong – Pakistan, VM Art Gallery, Karachi (August)
VASL Open Studios, International Artists in Residency, Baroodkhana Haveli, Lahore (May)
2005 Something Purple: Media Art from Pakistan, Artist Commune, Hong Kong
Beyond Borders – Art from Pakistan, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
2004 Suspension of Disbelief, exhibition accompanying the Kara Film Festival, Karachi
Aar Paar 3, exchange of artworks between five artists in Mumbai and Karachi
2003 Darmiyaan, group show, Neher Gallery, Lahore
Theertha, workshop exhibition, VFA Gallery, Colombo
2002 Aar Paar 2, exchange of artworks between five artists in Mumbai and Karachi
Going Around the World, video documentation of Gaswork Studios residency, London
2001 Group show, Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi
2000 Selections, group show of six artists from Pakistan, Jay Grimm Gallery, New York
Aar Paar, exchange of artworks between five artists in Mumbai and Karachi
Brunei Gallery, London
Pakistan: Another Vision, organized by the Asia House, London, on tour in: Huddersfield
Art Gallery (June-August); Oldham Art Gallery (August-September); Victoria Art Gallery and Hobath Gallery, Bath (September-November)
Kara Art, group show, Alliance Francais, Karachi
Zahoor ul Akhlaque Memorial Show, group show, Gallery NCA, Lahore
1999 Cityscapes, group show, Gallerie Sadequain Frere Hall, Karachi
1997 High, Low and in Between, group show, AN Gallery, Karachi
1996 Participant in 7th National Exhibition of the Visual Arts, Pakistan National Council of the
Arts, Islamabad

Awards and Scholarships

2007 Mise-en-Scene: One Minute Video Workshop, video workshop by Brad Butler and Karen
Mirza, VASL International Artists’ Collective, Karachi
2006 Vasl International Artists Residency, Lahore
2003 Darmiyaan, Neher Ghar Gallery, Lahore
2003 Theertha Artists’ Residency, Lunuganga, Sri Lanka
2002 Artist in Residence, Educational Outreach, Gasworks Studios (Triangle Arts Trust),
Vauxhall, London


PUJA PURI

Born 1976 in Kolkata, the artist lives and works in Mumbai, India.

Education

2003 Masters of Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London
2001 Masters of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda
1999 Bachelors of Fine Arts, College of Art, New Delhi

Select Exhibitions

2010 Her Work is Never Done, curated by Bose Krishnamachari, Gallery BMB, Mumbai Border Lines, curated by art critic & historian Johny ML, Art Home, Baroda
2009 The People, curated by Johny ML, Shrine Empire Gallery
2006 Footprints: Women in Printmaking, curated by Kavita Shah, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai; Southern Graphics Council, Kansas City, Missouri Rock, curated by Himanshu Desai, Gallery Art Resource Trust, Mumbai
Unfolding Grace, Lanxess ABS gallery, Vadodara
2005 The Second Coming, curated by Himanshu Desai, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2003 A/P Artist Proof, curated by Archana Handa, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai 2002 Not from Here, curated by Ric Spencer, Chelsea College of Art, London
The Quotable Stencil, curated by Himanshu Desai, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Carry on Drawing, curated by Awantika Bawa, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 2001 Fifth Annual Bharat Bhawan International Biennial of Print Art, Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal

Select Participations

2011 Chennai Auction
2009, 2008 India Art Summit, The Shrine Empire Gallery Booth, New Delhi

Awards and Honors

2006 – 2007 UGC NET Examination for Lectureship in Visual Art by University Grants Commission, lectured at Department of Printmaking, College of Art, New Delhi
2002 – 2003 British Chevening Scholarship, awarded by British Council for MFA


TALHA RATHORE

Born 1970 in Gujranwala, Pakistan, the artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Education

1995 B.A. Fine Art (specialized in Miniature Painting), National College of Arts, Lahore

Select Solo Exhibitions

2010 Personal Atlas, Rohtas II Gallery, Lahore
2008 Memory/Metamorphosis, Hong Kong Visual Art Center; Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata
Unclaimed Territories, Aicon Gallery, New York
2007 Seeking, Seeping, Spreading, Rohtas II Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2004 Between Worlds, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi
2003 Between Worlds, Bose Pacia Modern Gallery, New York
1998 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1996 Alliance Francaise Gallery French Center, Lahore, Pakistan

Select Group Exhibitions

2011 Erasing Borders, Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), Queens Museum, NY
2010 Erasing Borders 2010, IAAC, NJ, PA, NY
A Delicate Point: Images from a South Asian Diaspora, O’Silas Gallery, Concordia College, NY
2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
Pathways and Practices, Aicon Gallery, New York
Gulf Art Fair, Dubai
2008 Conversations Across Cultures: South Asian Imaginaries, Columbia University, NY
Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong
2007 Lahore Lovelies, Aicon Gallery, London
Continuity and Change: Islamic Tradition in Contemporary Art, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, NY
Gulf Art Fair, Medinate Arena, Dubai
2006 Gendering Detail, Art Square Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration, The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
2005 Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT
Beyond Borders, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Re-Inventing Narratives, La Galerie Mohamed el Fassi, Rabat, Morocco
A Thousand and One Days: The Art of Pakistani Women Miniaturists, Honolulu
Academy of Arts, HI
2004 Contemporary Miniature Paintings from Pakistan, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Karkhana Show, Rochedale, UK
Fine Art Resource Gallery, Berlin
2003 Siddhartha Gallery, Katmandu, Nepal
2002 Borderless Terrain, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi
Transforming Tradition: Contemporary Visions from Pakistan, World Bank Art Gallery, Washington, DC
United Nation Gallery, NY
2001 In an Exuberant and Profuse Manner, Bose Pacia Gallery, NY
2000 Pakistan: Another Vision, Brunei Gallery, London; Huddersfield Art Gallery, UK; Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
1999 International Exhibition of Common Wealth, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1998 Sanskrit Kendra Village, New Delhi
1997 Art Connoisseur Gallery, London
Gallery Martini, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Art Centre Gallery, Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Gallery, Hong Kong

Awards and Honors

2004 Demonstration of Miniature Painting (techniques), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
1997 UNESCO Bursary for young artists
1995 1st Prize, Artist Association of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Distinguished Artist Award, Pakistan Art Academy, Lahore, Pakistan
1990 1st Position, Fine Art Exhibition, Gujranwala, Pakistan

Select Publications

2008 Farah Rahim Ismail, Passage from India, Art Quarterly, Winter.
Salima Hashmi, Memory/Metamorphosis, Gandhara Art, Hong Kong.
Swapna Vora, Asianart.com, New York.
Salima Hashmi, Unclaimed Territories, Aicon Gallery, NY
2007 Michael Glover, Of Mughals and Manhattan, The Independent, UK
Contemporary Miniatures by Talha Rathore and Hasnat Mehmood, Artdaily.org
Julia Dawson, Born Cartographies, The Friday Times, Pakistan.
Projjal Dutta, Lahore Lovelies, Aicon Gallery, London, UK
Quddus Mirza, Metro World Miniature Art, Rohtas II Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
Salima Hashmi, Radicalizing Tradition: Painting in Pakistan, Artlink, Vol 20 no 2, Australia
Quddus Mirza, Mapping Alien territories, The News, Pakistan.
2004 Virginia Whiles, Contemporary Miniature Paintings from Pakistan, in Contemporary
Miniature Paintings from Pakistan, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Hammad Nasar, Rochdale Remembrance, Herald, Pakistan
2003 Holland Cotter, Art Review: Millenniums of Asia, Packed Into a Week, NY Times, NY
Salima Hashmi, Between Worlds and other Matters, in Talha Rathore: Between Worlds, Bose Pacia, NY
Quddus Mirza, Maps of Mind the Art of Talha Rathore, in Talha Rathore: Between Worlds, Bose Pacia, NY
2002 Salima Hashmi, Unveiling the Visible, Lives and Works of Women Artists of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan
2001 Roberta Smith, Art in Review: In an Exuberant and Profuse Manner, NY Times, NY
2000 Salima Hashmi, Radicalizing Tradition, Art Link, Issue 20 No 2, India
1998 Ratnottama Sengupta, It’s Yesterday Once More, Sunday Times of India, India
1996 Amra Ali, “Reaching the Old in New Language,” News on Sunday, Pakistan


NAUSHEEN SAEED

Born in 1968, the artist lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.

Education

1997 Masters of Arts in Site Specific Sculpture, Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK
1990 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Select Solo Exhibitions

2010 Intentions/Interventions, Canvas Gallery, Karachi
2009 Beauty of the Burden, Rohtas II Gallery, Lahore
2008 Beyond Body, Canvas Gallery, Karachi

Select Group Exhibitions

2010 The Rising Tide: New Directions in Art from Pakistan 1990 – 2010, Mohatta Palace
Museum, Karachi
2007 Moving Ahead, National Art Gallery, Islamabad
2005 Beyond Borders: Art of Pakistan, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
1996 Cannizaro Park Exhibition, London
Sculpture Exhibition, Library Gallery, London
Site Specific Work, Skoki, Poland

Related Experience

1991 – Present Teacher at National College of Arts, Lahore


AVISHEK SEN

The artist lives and works in New Delhi.

Education

2001 Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Kalabhvan Shantiniketan, Viswa Bharati University
1999 Bachelor of Visual Arts in Painting, Rabindra Bharati University

Select Solo Exhibitions

2010 The Evolution of the Species, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Mumbai
Arts i Redux, Religare Art, Delhi
2009 Connaught Place: The WhyNot Place (CPTWNP), Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi
Albion Gallery, London
2008 Sridharani Gallery, Chennai
2007 Apparao Galleries, Chennai
Point Éphémère, Paris
2004 Hôtel Park Royal, sponsored by Citibank, New Delhi
Citibank Juhu Branch, Mumbai
2003 Triveni Kala Sangam, Apparao Galleries, New Delhi

Select Group Exhibitions

2011 Iconoclasts & Iconodules, Religare Art, New Delhi
India Art Summit, Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Reunion Island
2010 Dali’s Elephant, Aicon Gallery, London
Roma, the Road to Contemporary Art, Religare Arts, Rome
Joburg ArtFair 10, Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Johannesburg, South Africa
Clashes in the Point of Incidence, Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Reunion Island
2009 Resonating Pulse, Alliance Francaise, Delhi
Labyrinths – The Urban and Organic, 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai
The Divine Feminine, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
FIAC, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Alger
Why Not Place, Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi
2008 Trait Contemporain, Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Reunion Island, France
Galerie Atelier Visconti, Paris
Concepts and Ideas, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
2007 Indiart, curated by Susanne Van Hagen, Paris
Whirlpool of Fate, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Mosaic is Not Prosaic, at National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai
Myth and Reality, Vadehra Fine Arts, The Arts House, Singapore
Politics of Fear, at Albion Gallery, London
FIAC, Albion Gallery, Paris
2006 My Secret Garden, at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi
Young Blood, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
2005 The Picture Family, Kochi
Leo, Hotel Taj Connemara, Chennai
The Sacred Feminine, Sridharani Gallery, New Delhi

Awards and Honors

2008 International Artist Residency (three weeks), Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Reunion Island, France
2007 International Artist Residency (three months), Point Éphémère, Paris
2000 National Scholarship, Ministry of Human Resource Department, India