AYAZ JOKHIO

Born 1978, in Mehrabpur-Sindh, Pakistan

BFA (with distinction) in Painting, National College of Arts Lahore (2001)

The artist lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2009 Farah Siddiqui Contemporary Art, Mumbai (upcoming)
2008 An exhibition of miniature paintings by Ayaz Jokhio, Rohtas 2, Lahore ((upcoming)
Ayaz Jokhio Drawings, Grey Noise in collaboration with VM Art Gallery, Karachi
2005 Self Portraits, Arcus Studio, Moriya, Japan
Titled, Akedmie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
2001 Thesis exhibition, National College of Arts, Lahore

Select Group Exhibitions

2008 Tradition,Technique,Technology –II; Contemporary artists from Pakistan
Featuring Farida Batool, Ayaz Jokhio and Adeela Suleman, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto
Drawn from line, Green Cardamom, London
Grey Noise Launch Show, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore
Ayaz Jokhio and Bani abidi, Zahoor ul Akhlaq Art Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore
2007 Launch Show, National Art Gallery Islamabad
Talespinning, Croweaters Art Gallery, Lahore
Sohni Dharti, a project of Vasl and Citizens Archive of Pakistan, Arts Council, Karachi
2006 Who are you, where are you really from? Witworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, UK
Vasl media art show, VM Art Gallery, Karachi
2005 Portraits of Our Time, Rohtas 2, Lahore
2004 Site specific works by fellows from Akademie Schloss Solitude, Raumstrass, Stuttgart,
Germany
2002 Zahoor ul Akhlaq Art Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore

Awards and Residencies

2008 Gasworks residency program, London (declined)
2005 Artist in Residence Award, Arcus Project, Moriya, Japan
2004-2005 Artist in Residence Fellowship, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany


ADEELA SULEMAN

Born 1970, in Karachi, Pakistan

BFA in Sculpture with Distinction in Sculpture and over all distinction, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan (1999)
MA in International Relations, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan (1999)

The artist lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Uncertainty- Rohtas 2, Lahore, Pakistan
2008 Preview at Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2007 Confinement - Commune Artist Colony, Karachi, Pakistan

Select Group Exhibitions

2009 Group show 'Steel Life' La Triennale, Milano
2008 Aicon Gallery, New York
Tradition,Technique,Technology –II; Contemporary artists from Pakistan
Featuring Farida Batool, Ayaz Jokhio and Adeela Suleman, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto Video Loop
08'Barcelona, Spain
Fiera Internazionale d'Arte contemparanea International Exhibition of Contemporary Art-
Bologna, Italy
Women of Light, Galerie Davide Gallo, Berlin
2007 Preview Berlin, The emerging art fair, Berlin
An intensity of Space & Substance, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
Love, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
Articulating The Subtext, Alliance Francaise, Karachi, Pakistan
2006 Flights of Fancy, Royaat Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
Body, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Calligraphy, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2005 Urban/Culture, CP Open Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia
Beyond Borders, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
2004 Spielen mit geladenem Gewehr (Playing with the loaded gun), Kunsthalle Fridericianum
Kassel, Germany
2003 Twenty-four Shots per second, Kara Film Fest, Karachi, Pakistan
43rd Premio Suzzara, Associazione Galleria Del Premio Suzzara, Italy
Playing with the loaded Gun, Apex Art, New York
Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2002 Imagined Workshop, 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial, Fukuoka, Japan
2001 The Thakhti Show, Freer Hall, Karachi, Pakistan
2000 Art Festival: Urban Voices, Karachi, Pakistan


AMJAD ALI TALPUR

Born 1979, Hyderabad, Pakistan

BFA in Miniature Painting, National College of Arts, Lahore
Presently teaches at the Centre of Excellence in Art and Design (MUET), Jamshoro
The artist lives and works in Hyderabad, Pakistan.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi

Select Group Exhibitions

2008 Tradition,Technique,Technology – I; Contemporary artists from Pakistan
featuring Ayesha Durrani, Ahsan Jamal, Amjad A Talpur and Sumaira Tazeen, Aicon Gallery,
New York
2007 Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi
Chawkhandi Art Gallery, Karachi
Nomeed Art Gallery, Islamabad
2006 French Embassy, Islamabad
Vm art gallery Karachi
2005 Thesis show, National College of Arts, Lahore
2003 Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore



ATUL BHALLA

Born 1964, New Delhi, India.

Bachelor in Fine Arts College of Art (B.F.A.) New Delhi, Delhi University
Masters in Fine Arts School of Art, (M.F.A.) Northern Illinois University, U.S.A.
Working Group member of KHOJ, International Artists Association, Khirkee, Saket, New Delhi

The artist lives and works in New Delhi, India.


Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 …Within / Without …., Aicon Gallery, London
2007 Remarking the River, Anant Art Centre, Noida, New Delhi; Project 88, Mumbai
2005 IMMERSIONS, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
KHOJ- International Artists Association Khirkee, Saket, New Delhi
2000 Academy of Fine Arts & Literature, New Delhi
1990 Northern Illinois University, USA

Select Group Exhibitions

2009 Contemporary Indian Art, celebrating 20 years of Modern Art Patronage,
1988 – 2008 Palais Benedictine," Fecamp
2009 Signs taken for Wonders: Recent art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
2008 INDIA MODERNA," IVAM – Institute d' Art Modern, Valencia
2008 India: Private Places, Public spaces: Contemporary Photography and Video Art,
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2007 Course, Sepia International, New York
Visuals of a Post Visual World, Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 Public Places/Private Spaces; contemporary Indian photography and video, Newark Museum,
New Jersey, USA
City.Cite.Site, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
Relocating Masculanities, School of Art and Aesthetics, J.N.U., New Delhi
2006 WATCHING ME- WATCHING INDIA, NEW PHOTOGRPHY FROM INDIA, Fotographie Forum,
Frankfurt, Germany
WISE MAN'S DRINK, LemonGrassHopper, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
2005 …Through 22kms…; Living. it.out.in.Delhi, presentation made at the solo show by Vivan
Sundaram, LKA Galleries, New Delhi
SELF X SOCIAL, curated by Ms. Geeta Kapur, School of Art and Aesthetics, J.N.U, New Delhi
2001 Small but Significant, Arpana Fine Arts, AFAL, New Delhi
…and Buddha smiled again, Masters Guild, Academy of Fine Arts & Literature, New Delhi
1999 Mira Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
1997 Art Access: Birla Century Art Gallery, Mumbai
Art Today, New Delhi
1996 AIFACS Annual Painting Exhibition, New Delhi
1995 AIFACS Annual Painting Exhibition, New Delhi
1994 National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Academy
1993 Search for Talent Exhibition, Vadhera Art Gallery
National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Academy

Residencies and Workshops

2007 ECO+ART - River Yamuna based Art Residency
KHOJ International Artists Association
Khirkee, Saket, New Delhi
2006 ART MEET, Site Specific Work
ITM Universe, Gwalior
DILLI DUR AST, A month long residency within the old walled city of Delhi
KHOJ International Artists Association, Khirkee, Saket, New Delhi
BLACK BOX EXERCISE, Khoj, International Artists Association. Khirkee, Saket, New
Delhi
2005 SANDARBH, Site Specific Workshop
Partapur, Vagad district, Rajasthan

Awards

1994 Honourable Mention, National Exhibition of Art (Lalit Kala Academy)
1991 Painting Award, Yuva Mahotsav (Sahitya Kala Parishad)
1990 Best Graduate Painting Award, NIU, Illinois, USA
1998-90 Tuition Waiver: NIU, Illinois, USA



BOSE KRISHNAMACHARI

Born 1963, Kerala, India

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

Bose was the Guest of Honor at ARCO'09, Madrid, and curated the India Pavilion.

The artist lives and works in Mumbai.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2009 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-India 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

2009 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

2000 Charles Wallace India Trust
1996 Mid-America Arts Alliance Award for Travel and Residency in the U.S.

Collections

Jakarta Museum



CHINTAN UPADHYAY

Born 1972, Partapur, Rajasthan

MFA (Painting) Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U Baroda. Gujarat (1997)
BFA (Painting) Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U Baroda. Gujarat (1995)
Founder of artist initiative Sandarbh. Sandarbh is a not for profit organization run by artists working in rural areas.

The artist lives and works in Mumbai.

Select Solo Exhibitions


2008 Mistake, Aicon Gallery, London
Metastasis of Signs, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2007 Tentuaa Dabaa Do (kill her).., Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
2006 I want to be an international artist, solo performance, Seoul Art Center, Korea
Mutants, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, Gujarat
Maya, Ashish Balram Nagpal Gallery, Mumbai
Clone Vithalla, Ashish Balram Nagpal Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Baar Baar Har Baar Kitni Baar? Installation and performance, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
2004 Conkers Installation Project, Spike Island, Bristol, U.K.
Designer Babies, Ashish Balaram Nagpal Gallery, Mumbai
2003 New Breed / Hybrid, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2002 Commemorative Stamps, Ashish Balram Nagpal Gallery, Mumbai; Jawahar Kala Kendra,
Jaipur
Floating thoughts, interactive site specific installation, Brisbane, Australia
1999 So What, Fine Art Company, Mumbai
Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Wall Paper, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998 This has been done before, Shahjehan Art Gallery, New Delhi
1997 Harmony show, Reliance group of Industries, Mumbai
50 Years of Indian Independence, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (New Delhi), Ravi
Shankar Rawal Bhavan, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
1996 Desirable Objects, Leela Kempenski Art Gallery, Mumbai

Select Group Exhibitions

2009 Signs taken for Wonders: Recent art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery,
London
2008 Ghost of Souza, Aicon Gallery, New York
2007 Have You Eaten Yet, Asian Art Biennial, Taiwan
Beijing Art Fair, Beijing, China
Here & Now: Contemporary voices from India, Grosvenor Gallery, London
Inaugural exhibition, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 Satyagraha, group exhibition of South African and Indian artists, Travanore Art Gallery New
Delhi and Kizo Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
Pink shop, Part of Hybrid Trends, Seoul Art Center, Korea
Bombay Maximum City, Lille 3000,Lille, France
I am a slut, collaborative video and performance with Amit Kekre, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
KAAM, Aicon Gallery, New York; Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto
KAAM, Kitab Mahal, Mumbai
Annual show, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 India/Australia cultural and regional exchange, KikArts Gallery, COCA, Perth, Australia
Present-Future, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Indian Contemporary Art, Chelsea College of Art, London
Are we like this only? Rabindra Bhavan, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Bombay Boys, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
Gallery 27, Oslo, Norway
Bombay 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin
Red, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
Concepts and Ideas, Cima Art Gallery Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata
2003-04 Portraits of a Decade, Cima Art Gallery Kolkata; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Dots and Pixels, Sumukha Art Gallery, Banglore; Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2003 Parthenogenesis, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Corresponding Latitudes; A Cross Cultural Collaborative Exhibition of Indian and Australian
artists, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
2002 Quotable Stencil, Tao art gallery, Mumbai
Brahma to Bapu; Icons & Symbols in Indian art, Habitat Centre, New Delhi; Cima Gallery,
Kolkata
2001 Annual show, Gallery Wren, Sydney, Australia
2000 Sic, audio-visual Installation, The Fine Art Company, Bombay.
1997 Class of 1997, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

Awards and Scholarships

2004 – 05 Awarded Charles Wallace Foundation Award for a residency in Bristol, U.K.
2000 – 01 Gadi scholarship, NLKA, New Delhi
1998 Lalit Kala Academy for Outstanding Drawing in a drawing exhibition
1997 All India Avantika art exhibition, New Delhi
1996 Lalit Kala Academy for Outstanding Painting in the annual exhibition
S.C.Z.C.C. for Outstanding Painting in the annual exhibition, Nagpur, Maharastra
1995-97 Lalit Kala Academy for Outstanding Painting in the annual exhibition



G R IRANNA

Born 1970, Sindgi, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

Artist-in-Residence, Wimbledon School of Art, London (1999-2000)
Master of Fine Art (Painting), College of Art, New Delhi (1994)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), College of Visual Art, Gulbarga, Karnataka (1992)

The artist lives and works in New Dehli, India.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Birth of Blindness, Aicon Gallery, London and New York.
2007 The Dancer on the Horse, Berkeley Square Gallery, London
Recent Works by GR Iranna, Berkley Square Gallery, London
2006 King of Clay, Aicon Gallery, New York and California
Disorder and Early Sufferings, Gallery Muller & Plate, Munich
2005 Early Works, Gallery Muller and Plate, Munich
Threads of Humanism, Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Singapore
2003 The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Dream and Perplexity, Chitrakala Parisath, Bangalore
2001 The Enigma of Departure, British Council and The Guild Art Gallery,Mumbai
2000 Foyer Gallery, Wimbledon School of Art, London
Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Maulana Azad Center for Indian Culture, Cairo, Eqypt
1999 In the Shadow of Buddha, Gallery Martini, Hong Kong
1998 Shadow of the Real, Shridharani Art Gallery and Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1995 Edge Dynamics, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1992 College of Visual Art, Gulbarga

Select Group Exhibitions

2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 Keep Drawing, Gallery Espace, New York
MiArt 2008, Fiera Milano International Spa, Milan represented by The Guild, Mumbai
2007 Asian Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Aicon Gallery, New York
Keep Drawing, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
India 20, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
High on Art, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Telling It Like It Is: The Indian Story, The Gallery in Cork Street, London
2006 Confluence, Aicon Gallery, New York
The Human Figure, Gallery Threshold, New Dehli
Contemporary Istanbul Fair, Istanbul
2005 We Are Like This Only, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Paths of Progression, Bodhi Art/Saffronart, New Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, New York
Arad Biennale, Romania
2004 Untitled, Gallery Espace, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Peter Muller Gallery, Munich, Germany
Gallery 27, Oslo, Norway
2002 Words and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
Jehangir Art Gallery Golden Jubilee Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2001-02 Palette, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2001 Apparao Galleries, Chennai
The Human Factor, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Kaleidoscope, ISU International Art Gallery, Singapore
Engendering – Images of Women, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000 Black & White, Art Today, New Delhi
1999 Icons of the Millennium, Gallery Lakeeren, Mumbai
The Creative Process, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Edge of the Century, New Delhi
1998 Vedanta Art Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A
Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Four Artists, Diverse Talents, Guild Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1995 Schoo's Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1994 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1993 Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi
1992 Award Winners Exhibition SCZCC, Nagpur-Bangalore-Indore-Hyderabad-Pune
1990 Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore

Awards and Scholarships

2008 APB Signature Jury Award, Singapore
2004 Harmony Show Artist of the Year, Harmony foundation, Mumbai
2002 K K Hebbar Foundation Award
2001 State Award, Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore
1999-2000 International Scholarship from Charles Wallace India Trust, British Council
1997 40th National Academy Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
AIFACS Award, New Delhi, 50 years of Art in Independent India
1996-1997 National Scholarship from Ministry of H.R.D., Government of India
1995-1996 Garhi Research Grant from Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
1993 In Search of Talent, M.F. Hussain & Ram Kumar Selection Award, Vadhera Art Gallery, New
Delhi
Bansi Parmimu Memorial Committee, Dhomi Mall Art Gallery, New Delhi
Delhi College of Art, New Delhi
1991-92 College of Visual Art, Gulbarga
All India Exhibition Mysore Dasara, Mysore
1990 4th All India Exhibition SCZCC, Nagpore

Collections

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal
Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
Singapore Art Museum
Private collections in Mumbai, Delhi, Hong Kong, Germany, Holland, Austria, Croatia and Herwitz Collection, U.S.A.; United Kingdom; Singapore.


MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN

Born 1915, Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India

Lives and works between Dubai and London.


M. F. Husain is the most recognised figure of modern and contemporary Indian art; he joined the Progressives Artists Group in 1948. A self-taught artist, Husain moved to Mumbai at an early age and began his artistic career by painting the billboards for cinemas. He recalls, "We were paid barely four or six annas per square foot. That is, for a 6x10 feet canvas, we earned a few rupees. And apart from the New Theatre distributor, the others did not pay us at all. As soon as I earned a little bit I used to take off for Surat, Baroda and Ahmedabad to paint landscapes".

His first exhibition took place in 1947 with his painting Sunhera Sansaar, shown at the annual exhibition of the Bombay Art Society and Husain decided to stay in India during the Partition in 1947. Between 1948 – 1950, Husain's work caught the public eye in a series of exhibitions across India and through the fifties and sixties, he traveled outside India, with his first foray into China in 1951. The following year he had his first solo exhibition in Zurich and so began a series of exhibitions across Europe and the United States. In 1966, the Government of India awarded him the Padmashree.

Over the following decades, Husain's fame spread and was glorified by what was deemed to be a rather controversial approach to his art. His Shwetambari exhibition at the Jehangir Art Gallery consisted of two halls shrouded in white cloth, whorls of which also shared the floor with torn newspapers. Later, he gave a public performance at the Tata Center in Calcutta. For several days a crowd watched as he painted pictures of six goddesses. On the last day of the exhibition he destroyed his paintings by overpainting them in white. Several of his paintings in the nineties were named after the film actress Madhuri Dixit, perhaps displaying a childhood obsession that goes back to the time of painting billboards. As reported in the Times of India, "the Padma Vibhushan awardee continues to paint events that are topmost on contemporary minds, be it the solar eclipse, the cricket mania or the victory at Kargil".

Themes in Husain's work have repeatedly returned to his cultural roots, but he has embraced diverse influences, be that the cinematography of Buñuel to themes that have blended folk, tribal and mythological figures to create vibrantly contemporary, living art forms in his work. Icons of Indian culture through the ages seek to capture the quintessence of his subjects, like Mother Teresa, Krishna and the goddess Saraswati. Besides painting, he has also made feature films, including "Through the Eyes of a Painter" in 1966, which won the Golden Bear Award winner at the Berlin Film Festival (1967), and "Gaja Gamini" in 2000. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan awards, both prestigious civilian awards.


Select Solo and Group Exhibitions

2008 Winter Moderns, an exhibit of five senior modern Indian artists - M.F. Husain,
F.N. Souza, Shyamal Dutta Ray Satish Gujral and B. Prabha, Aicon Gallery,
New York

2008 Winter Moderns, exhibit of senior Indian modern masters, Aicon gallery,
London
2007 From the Vault, Aicon Gallery, London and New York
Epic India: Paintings by M F Husain, Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA
2006 M F Husain: Early Masterpieces 1950s-70s, Asia House, London, UK
The Moderns Revisited, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, UK
2005 Ashta Nayak: Eight Pioneers of Indian Art, Gallery ArtsIndia, New York
2000 New Works, The Fine Art Resource, Berlin
1995 Inaugural Exhibition; River of Art, Art Today, New Delhi
1991 National Exposition of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
1988 Takoka Municipal Museum of Art & Meugro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1987 Coups de Coeur, Halles de I'lle, Geneva, Switzerland
1986 Indian Art Today, The Philips Collection, Washington D.C.
Contemporary Indian Art, Grey Art Gallery, New York.
1986 Sista's Art Gallery, Kala Yatra, Bangalore
1985 100 Jahre Indische Malerei, Altes Museum, Berlin
1982 Modern Indian Painting, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington,DC.
Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India, Royal Academy of Art, London
India: Myth and Reality: Aspect of Contemporary Indian Art, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
Six Indian Painters, Tate Gallery, London
Indische Kunst Heute, Kunsthalle Darmstadt

1973 Retrospective Exhibition, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta
1971 São Paulo Biennale, Brazil
1970 Art Today -II, Asoka Art Gallery, Calcutta
1969 21 Years of Painting , Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1966 Art Now in India, Newcastle, England and Ghent, Belgium
Commonwealth Art Exhibition, London
Oberoi International Hotel, New Delhi

1965 Exhibitions in Baghdad and Kabul

1960 Tokyo Biennale, Japan
Frankfurter Kunstkabinett, organized by Hanna Bekker vom Rath
Exhibition in Rome
1959 São Paulo Biennale, Brazil. Also 1971 as special invitee together with Pablo Picasso
1958 Eight Painters, International Culture Centre, New Delhi
1956 Zurich and Prague
1955 National Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi
Venice Biennale, Italy
1953 Indische Kunst, Rautenstrauch- Joest –Museum, Cologne
Venice Biennale, Italy
1952 Zurich
1951 Salon de Mai, Paris
1950 Bombay Art Society's Salon, Bombay
1948–56 Group Exhibitions with PAG (Progressive Artists Group)
Films
2004 Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (Director and Writer)
2000 Gaja Gamini (Director, Writer, Actor)
Fiza (Thanks, as M F Husain)

1997 Mohabbat (Actor, as Himself)
1991 Henna (Art Department/Paintings: a tribute to Raj Kapoor, depicting "Henna" in line and color)
1966 Through the Eyes of a Painter (Director and Writer)

Awards

2004 Lalit Kala Ratna, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1967 Awarded the Golden Berlin Bear for short film 'Through the Eyes of a Painter' (produced 1966 Berlin International Film Festival, Germany

1966 Awarded Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan, Govt. of India.

Husain has received Honorary Doctorates from the following:
Benaras Hindu University
Jamia Millia Islamia
Mysore University



JUSTIN PONMANY

Born 1974, Kerala

B.A. Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai (1996)

The artist lives and works in Mumbai.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Gallery Loop, Hongdae, Seoul
2007 Who's keeping score? Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
2006 Procreation, Nature Morte, Milan, Italy
2005 Salt (plastic memory-part ii), Nature Morte, New Delhi
2004 Non-biodegradable memory, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Select Group Exhibitions

2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
Material Texts, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
2008 Chalo India! Mori Museum, Japan
The Audience and the Eavesdropper, Phillips, London
November, 1x1 Contemporary, Al Quoz, Dubai
Indi Genius, presented by Sakshi Gallery and Soka Contemporary Space, Taipei at Sakshi
Gallery, Mumbai
Ghost of Souza, Aicon Gallery, New York
Swarovski Museum, Innsbruck, Austria
Amazing, Jehangir Art Gallery, RPG, Mumbai
2007 New Wave, Aicon Gallery, London
Thermocline of Art; New Asian Waves, ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Horn Please, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland
Private/Corporate IV, dialogue of the collections of Lekha and Anupam Poddar, New Delhi,
India; Daimler Chrysler, Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany
2006 Hungry God, Indian Contemporary Art, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
2005 Outside Europe, from the Daimler Chrysler collection, Galerie Der Stadt, Sindelfingen
(Stuttgart), Germany
The artist lives and works in Baroda/ Bombay/ Calcutta/ Mysore/ Rotterdam/ Trivandrum,
House of World Culture, Berlin
Present Future, N.G.M.A., Mumbai
Identity Alienation Amity, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Bombay x 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin, India
Ideas and Images, N.G.M.A., Mumbai
2003 Art for Art, an Indo- Swedish project on Bench Art, Kalaghoda, Mumbai
Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2002 Words and Images, Guild Art Gallery, N.G.M.A., Mumbai
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Sakshi Gallery, The India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
The New Paradigms, The India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


Awards

2005 Artist of the future award, N.G.M.A., Mumbai
2003 1st runners up, 4th Biennial BosePacia Prize for Contemporary Art
2000 Western Railway Centenary Prize, N.G.M.A., Mumbai
1997-98 Fellowship at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai



RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE
Founded 1991.

Born:
1969, Monica Narula
1968, Shuddhabrata Sengupta
1965, Jeebesh Bagchi

Mass Communications Research Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi, India
Live and work in Delhi, India.


Select Exhibitions and Projects

2008 Indian Highway , Serpentine Gallery, London
Theatre of Life , Mori Museum, Tokyo
The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Collection as Aleph, Kunst Museum Graz
Territorial Phantom Netherlands Media Art Institute
Neighbourhood Secrets, Stavanger/Sandnes
The Santhal Family, MUHKA, Antwerp
2007 New Wave: Contemporary Indian Art, Aicon Gallery, London, UK
Horn Please, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Building Sight , Watermans Gallery, London [Curatorial Project]
Urban Manners, HANGAR BICOCCA, Milan, Italy
Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
India: New Installations, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA
Shooting Back, Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
The Thermocline of Art, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Touring Show, Rhizome.Org at the New Museum of Contemporary Art
World Factory, San Franciso Art Institute, San Franciso, USA
Art of the Possible, Lund Konsthall, Lund, Sweden

2006 The KD Vyas Correspondence Vol.1, Museum of Communication, Frankfurt
The Anthropometry of the Soul, iniVA, London [ Lecture Performance]
There has been a Change of Plan, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi
Academy: Learning from Art, MuHKA, Antwerp
Janken: The Power of Chance, Ogaki Biennale of New Media Art, Ogaki
Sub-contingent, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Zones of Contact, Sydney Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2005 Icon: India Contemporary, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice
Beyond, 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou
Citizen, London, Leicester, Belfast

2004 The Impostor in the Waiting Room, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
The Wherehouse, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
The Listening Room [Performance, with andcompamy&co], Das TAT, Frankfurt
International 04, Tate Gallery Café, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
Do you believe in Reality?, Taipei Beinnale, Venice

2003 Co-Ordinates, Roomade Office for Contemporary Art, Brussels
When Latitudes Become Forms, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis
Geography and the Politics of Mobility, Generali Foundation, Vienna

The Structure of Survival, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice

2002 Emocao Art. Ficial, Itau Cultural Centre, Sao Paulo
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany


Residencies

2007 Atlas II Season Residency, inIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts) London, October
-November

2005 Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Programme, Montalvo Arts Centre, California,
USA, March- April

2004 Das TAT, Frankfurt, Germany, March

2003 Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway, June.



RIYAS KOMU

Born 1971, Kerala, India

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

Lives and works in Mumbai and Kerala, India.

Select Solo Exhibitions

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, Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi presented 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 UNCONDITIONAL, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2002 – 2003 AMBULANCE, Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore

Select Group Exhibitions

2009 Bapu, presented by Saffronart in association with Berkeley Square Gallery, London
2008-09 Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
2008 The Ghost of Souza, inaugural show in Bowery space, Aicon Gallery, 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, presented by
KHOJ
International Artists' Association and the Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi at Anant Art Gallery, New
Delhi
Urgent Conversations, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre and 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 Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, 52nd International
Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale
INDIA NOW:Contemporary Indian Art Between Continuity and Transformation,,
Provincia di Milano, Milan, Italy (through February 2008)
Kashi ten light years, Kashi Art Gallery, Mattancherry, Kochi
Frame/Grid/Room/Cell/, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai
INDIA TIME,Galleria Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi, Milan, Italy
Swarovski Museum, Innsbruck, Austria
New Wave: Contemporary Indian Art, Aicon Gallery,London , UK
Grid, Bodhi Art Gallery, New Dehli
Photographs, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Other, inaugural show, Aicon Gallery, London, UK
Annual show, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
2006 Bronze, sculpture show, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
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, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkatta
2005 KAAM, Aicon Gallery, New York and Palo Alto
Span, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Endless Terrain, Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
Double Enders, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Cochin
Present Future, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Configurations, Anant 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
World Social Forum, Brazil.
2004 Group show during VASL Residency, Karachi, Pakistan
Anticipations, Museum Gallery, Mumbai
Bombay Boys, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
A New Mediatic Realism, Bayer ABS Gallery, Baroda, India
Generation I, Saffron Art Gallery, Mumbai
RED, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
Mumbai x 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin, India
2003 Crossing Generations :Diverge, 40 years of Gallery Chemould, National Gallery of Modern Art,
Mumbai
Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2D/3D, Visual Art Center, Hong Kong
Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art, 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/ National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Creative Space, Sakshi Gallery/ India Habitat Center, New Delhi
Crosscurrents, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Asian Art Festival, Singapore
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, 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 tree in Kerala', installation, Sir J.J. School of Art,
Mumbai
Essays in time- kinetic sculptures (Audio-Visual Installation), Nehru Centre, Mumbai
Hebbar foundation scholarship 1998-1999

Honors & Awards

1996 Hebbar Foundation Scholarship
Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai
1995 Maharashtra State Award



SAJAL SARKAR

Born 1963, Kolkata, India

Post Diploma in Graphics from M.S. University, Baroda, 1995
B.F.A. in Painting from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, 1989

The artist lives and works in Baroda, India

Select Solo Exhibitions

2007 Open Ended, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto
2006 Gallery Katayun, Kolkata
2005 Art World, Chennai
1999 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, sponsored by RPG Enterpriese
1998 Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore
1997 Gallery Katayun, Kolkata
Gallery Leela, Mumbai
1996 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, sponsored by RPG Enterpriese
1994 Gallery Leela, Mumbai
1991 ANZ Grindlays Bank, Kolkata

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007 Winter Show, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto
Modern to Contemporary, Gallery Kolkata, Kolkata
2006 Confluence 2006, Aicon Gallery, New York
2003 Paradigm Of References, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Homage To Bhupen Khakhar, M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi
1993 Young Baroda at Art Today, New Delhi
1991-92 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
1990 Contemporary Indian Art
1989-91-93 Y.B. Chavan Centre, Mumbai
1989-1891 Gallery Ktayun, Kolkata
1989 TATA Centre, Kolkata

Awards, Participations

1987 International Airport Authority of India, Kolkata
1993 Certificate of Merit from Government of West Bengal
1994 Mumbai Art Society
1990 & 95 ALFACS Scholarship
1995 Gold Medal from M.S. University Baroda
1995-97 Junior fellow ship from Ministry of Human resource development
Department of Culture, Government of India
1996-97 Bendre–Hussein scholarship
1996, 2005 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada

Collections

National Gallery of Modern Art
International Airport Authority of India
Madhavan Nair Art Foundation, Kerala
M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi
Marwah Studios Noida
Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
Hudco, New Delhi



Shibu Natesan

Born 1966, Trivandrum Kerala

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

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

The artist lives and works in the United Kingdom

Select Solo Exhibitions

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

Select Group Exhibitions

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

Honors & Awards

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



TALHA RATHORE

Born in 1970, Gujranwala, Pakistan

B.A Fine Art (specialized in Miniature Painting), National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan (1995)
UNESCO Bursary for young artists (1997)

The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Memory/Metamorphosis, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Unclaimed Territories, Aicon Gallery, New York
2007 Seeking, Seeping, Spreading, Rohtas II Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2004 Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi
2003 Bose Pacia Modern Gallery, New York
1998 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1996 Alliance Francaise Gallery French Center, Lahore, Pakistan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 Conversations Across Cultures: South Asian Imaginaries, Columbia
University, New York, USA.
2007 Lahore Lovelies, Aicon Gallery, London
Continuity and Change: Islamic Tradition in Contemporary Art, The Williamsburg Art and
Historical Center, New York
2006 Gendering Details, 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, Connecticut
Beyond Borders, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Re-Inventing Narratives, La Galerie Mohamed el Fassi, Rabat, Morocco
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 Centre, New Delhi
Transforming Tradition: Contemporary Visions from Pakistan, World Bank Art Gallery,
Washington D.C.
United Nation Gallery, New York
2001 In an Exuberant and Profuse Manner, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
2000 Pakistan Another Vision, Brunei Gallery, London; Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield,
UK; Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK; 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

1995 1st Prize, Artist Association of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Distinguish Artist Award, Pakistan Art Academy, Lahore, Pakistan.
1990 1st Position, Fine Art Exhibition, Gujranwala, Pakistan.



T.V. SANTHOSH

Born 1968, Kerala, India

Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture), Kalabhavana, Shantiniketan, West Bengal (1994)
Master of Fine Art (Sculpture), Faculty of Fine Art, M.S. University, Baroda (1997)

The artist lives and works in Mumbai, India.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2009 Living with a Wound, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2008 A Room to Pray, Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich in collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery,
Mumbai
Bose Pacia, Kolkata, India
Countdown, Nature Morte, New Delhi in collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2006 Scars of An Ancient Error, Singapore Art Fair presented by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2005 False Promises, Grosvenor Gallery, London with The Guild, Mumbai, India
2004 Unresolved Stories, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
2003 One Hand Clapping/Siren, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
1997 Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, M.S. University, Baroda, India

Select Group Exhibitions

2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
2008-09 Where In The World, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India
Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
2007-08 India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy
Similarities, Lansdowne Gallery, Mumbai, India
2007 After Shock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution in Contemporary India, Sainsbury Centre
for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Young Guns, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai, India
Year 07, London, presented by Grosvenor Vadehra, London, UK
India 20; a Group Show that Coincided With the Release of the Book 'India 20', at Rabindra
Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
2006 Here And Now: Young Voices From India, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, UK
Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection at The Chrysler Museum, Germany
KAAM, Aicon Gallery, New York
2005 Whose Space is it Anyway? Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
Are We like this Only? Vadhera Gallery, New Delhi, India
DOUBLE-ENDERS, Jehangir Art Gallery and the Museum Gallery, Mumbai;
Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi; Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore; Durbar Hall, Kochi
2004 Anticipations, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Bombay Boys, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Zoom!, Art in Contemporary India, Culturegest, Lisbon, Portugal
Generation I, Saffronart Gallery, Mumbai, India
A Journey, Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai, India
A Tribute To Bhupen Khakhar, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Group show, Viart Gallery, New Delhi, India
RED, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Looking Back, Looking Forward, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, India
2003 Crossing Generations: diVERGE, Gallery Chemould at NGMA, Mumbai, India
The Dual Path of Indian Art Today, Gallery Muller and Plate, Munich, Germany
Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
2002 Creative Space, India Habitat Center/Sakshi Gallery, New Delhi, India
Art Edge, Fine Art Company, at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai & IHC, New Delhi, India
Words And Images, Guild Art Gallery, at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Quotable Stencil, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Cross Currents, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Trans-Figuration, ArtInc., at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
Mela-A Carnival Of Indian Art, curated by Anupa Mehta, RPG
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Tribute To Picasso, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
The Human Factor, Guild Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2001 02 & 03 'Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India
Excerpts From My Diary Pages, curated by Sasha Altaf, Fine Art Company Gallery, Mumbai,
India
Engendering Images Of Women, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

2000 Exile And Longing, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Kala Ghoda Show on 'Functional Objects' by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
1997 Group Show, Visual arts Centre, Ahmedabad, India
Kerala State Exhibition, Kerala, India
1996 Bombay Art Society, Mumbai, India
1993 Group Show; at Birla Academy for Arts and Crafts, Calcutta.
All India Institute of Fine Arts and Culture Society Exhibition, New Delhi, India

Awards and Scholarships

1997 Kerala Lalit Kala Academy State Award
INLAKS Foundation (India) Scholarship
Kanoria Scholarship
1994 Ramkinker Award
1990-94 Viswabharathi Merit Scholarship




VIVEK VILASINI

Born 1964, Trishur, Kerala

All India Marine College, Kochi (1984)
BA, Political Science, Kerala University (1987)
Studied Sculptural practices from Traditional Craftsmen.

The artist lives and works in Bangalore.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Between One shore and several others II, Arushi Gallery, New Delhi
2007 Between One Shore and Several Others, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, Sumukha Gallery,
Bangalore; Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi
2001 Contemporary Art Gallery Lalit Kala, Kochi
Select Group Exhibitions

2008 Affair, curated by Bose Krishnamachari, One x One Gallery, Dubai
Who Knew Mr. Gandhi? Aicon Gallery, London
2007 Kashi 10 light years, Kochi
Saptarishi; Encounter with steel, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, The Stainless Gallery, Delhi
India: Public Places, Private Spaces - Contemporary Photography and Video Art, curated
by Gayatri Sinha, Newark Museum, New Jersey
Soulflower Gallery, Bangkok
Gallery Kolkatta, Kolkata
Srishti Gallery, Hyderabad
Panchatantra, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
Arts for Peace, curated by Claudia Flynn and Troy West, Hera Art Gallery, Rhode Island
2006 ViArt Gallery, Gallery Romain Roland, New Delhi
Rock, Himanshu Desai Gallery Art Resource Trust, Mumbai
A Compensation for What Has been Lost, curated by Johnny ML, New Delhi
Waging Peace, curated by Claudia Flynn and Troy West, Hera Art Gallery, Rhode Island
Satyagraha: Indian and South African Artists, curated by Jayaram Poduval, New Delhi & Durban
2005 The Reap Project, London
Eternal Recurrence, New Delhi
Double Enders, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi
2004 Reclaiming the Lotus, Triveni, New Delhi
I, Me, Myself, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
1999 Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, UAE
1998 UAE Fine Arts Society Annual Exhibition at Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
Alliance Francaise, Dubai
1997 Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, UAE
Photographic Exhibition. Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
1996 Six Artist group, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
Alliance Francaise, Dubai