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Subodh Gupta was born in 1964 in Khagaul, Bihar, and studied at the College of Art, Patna (1983-1988) before moving to New Delhi, where he continues to live and work. Trained as a painter, he went on to experiment with a variety of media, which culminated in his first installation in 1996 entitled Twenty-nine Mornings.

Heis known for his mammoth sculptures produced out of his engagement with the most mundane of objects used in day to day life. He works with the most ubiquitous of objects such as the mass-produced steel kitchen utensils used in virtually every home in the country. The use of these mundane objects in his sculptures becomes both a means of commentary on the osico-cultural fabric of the country, the varied transofmrations that the Indian economy and the society ahve gone through as well as a means of acknowledging the reach of contemporary art and its ideas. While stainless steel is Gupta’s signature medium, he has also masterfully executed works in bronze, marble, brass and wood while dialoguing with found and manipulated objects that hold within themselves multiple meanings and reflect on the circumstances of contemporary India.

Gupta’s works have been exhibited in prestigious museums, art fairs and biennales throughout the world. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held in some of the most internationally renowned contemporary art galleries, including Hauser & Wirth (London, Zurich, New York and Somerset), Arario (Seoul and Beijing), Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev) and Galeria Continua (San Gimignano, Italy). In 2012 his mid-career survey was seen at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, curated by Germano Celant. His most recent solo shows include Anahad/Unstruck (2016) at Famous Studios, Mumbai, India; Invisible Reality (2016) at Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, UK; and Seven Billion Light Years at Hauser & Wirth (2015), New York. In late 2015, his monumental sculpture When Soak Becomes Spill was installed in front of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; a giant stainless steel bucket with hundreds of small vessels spilling from the brim like over-flowing water. His work was included in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s recent show Megacities Asia and in 2013 he was awarded the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Letters, among the French government’s highest honors, for his contribution to contemporary art. Gupta’s work has been acquired by leading private collectors as well as for the permanent collections of museums all over the world.



  1983-88 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), College of Arts and Crafts, Patna


Selected Solo Exhibitions

  2017 'Unstruck', presented by Nature Morte, New Delhi at Famous Studios, Mumbai

  2016 'Guests, Strangers and Interlopers', SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah GA

  2016 'Subodh Gupta: Everyday Divine', NGV International, Melbourne

  2016 'Invisible Reality', Hauser and Wirth, Somerset

  2015 'Seven Billion Light Years;, Hauser and Wirth, New York

  2014-15 'Everything is Inside',MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

  2014 'Everything is Inside', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi

  2013 'Recent Works', Gallery Ske, Bangalore

  2013 'What does the vessel contain, that the river does not', Hauser and Wirth, new York

  2013 'Spirit Eaters', Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland

  2013 'The Imaginary Order of Things', Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Malaga, Spain

  2012 'Line of Control', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi

  2011 'A Glass of Water', Hauser and Wirth, New York

  2011 Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

  2011 Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY

  2011 'Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture: Subodh Gupta’, Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture Southwood Garden, St.James’s Church, London

  2010 'Oil on Canvas', Nature Morte, New Delhi

  2010 Hauser and Wirth, Zurich

  2010 'Et tu, Duchamp?', KÖR am Kunsthalle Wien project space Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

  2010 Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

  2010 Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  2010 ‘Take Off Your Shoes and Wash Your Hands', Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland

  2010 'School', Hauser and Wirth, Old Bond Street, London

  2010 'Faith Matters', Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine

  2009 'Aam Aadmi (Common Man)', Hauser & Wirth, London

  2008-09 'Bhandarghar', Gallery Continua, Italy

  2008 'Line Of Control', Arario Gallery, Beijing

  2008 'There Is Always Cinema', Galleria Continua, Italy

  2008 ‘Gandhi’s Three Monkey’s’, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

  2007 ‘Idol Thief’, Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

  2007 ‘Start . Stop’, Bodhi Art, Mumbai

  2007 ‘Silk Route’, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

  2006 ‘Hungry Gods’, Nature Morte, New Delhi

  2006 ‘Bombaysers de Lille’, Tri Postal, Lille 3000, France

  2006 Artes Mundi Prize, Cardiff National Museum, Wales

 2005 ‘I Go Home Every Single Day’, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

  2005 ‘I Can’t Translate Jootha’, Galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

  2005 ‘Jutha’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

  2004 ‘I Go Home Every Single Day’, The Showroom Gallery, London

  2003 ‘Saat Samundar Paar’, Nature Morte, New Delhi

  2003 ‘This Side Is the Other Side’, Art and Public, Geneva

  2000 Recent Works, Nature Morte at Lokayata, New Delhi

  1999 Recent Works, Gallery FIA, Amsterdam

  1997 ‘The Way Home’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

  1997 Bose Pacia Modern, New York

  1996 ‘Grey Zones’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1995 ‘Grey Zones’, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi

  1993 Recent Paintings, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

  1990 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1990 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata

  1990 Beldhi Club, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur

  1989 Recent Paintings, Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi

  1986 Gandhi Sangrahalya, Patna

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017-18 'SUB-PLOTS: Laghing in the Vernacular', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

  2016 'An Atlas of Mirrors', Singapore Biennale, Singapore

  2016 Fellbach Triennale of Small-Scale Sculpture, Alte Kelter, Fellbach

  2016 'Megacities Asia', Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston

  2013 ‘Adventures of Truth’, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, France

  2012 'Ashes and Gold – A World’s Journey', MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany

  2011-12 'Beijing Online Inlive 10 Hands 100 Fingers', Galleria Continua, Beijing

  2011-12 'World Beats: Global Contemporary Art', Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis

  2011 'One, Another', The Flag Art Foundation, New York

  2011 'Masterclass', Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi

  2011 'Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting, and Museums in India', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  2010-11 'Monumental', Walsh Gallery, Chicago

  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 'Human Rites', Bass Museum of Art, Miami

  2010 'Rem(a)inders', Galleria Continua, Beijing

  2009-10 'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: Indian Contemporary Art in Global Times', Lakeeren, Mumbai

  2009 'Bike Rides: The Exhibition', The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA

  2009 'Pot Luck: Food and Art', The New Art Gallery Walsall, London

  2009 'Who's Afraid of the Artists?', Palais des Arts de Dinard, France

  2009 'Passage to India, Part II: New Indian Art from the Frank Cohen Collection', at Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK

  2009 'A Certain State of the World ?: Selections from the Collection of Francois Pinnault Foundation', Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (GCCC), Moscow

  2009 'Inaugural Show', Sakshi Gallery, Taipei

  2009 ‘Re – Imaging Asia: A Thousand Years of Separation', The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK

  2008 ‘Everywhere Is War (and Rumors of War)’, Bodhi Art, Mumbai

  2008 'Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

  2008 'Link', Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai

  2008 ‘Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban’, BodhiBerlin, Berlin

  2008 'Sphères', 5 Energies In a New Kind of Exhibitions Experience at Le Moulin, France

  2008 ‘Aurum: Gold in der zeitgenössischen Kunst’, CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland

  2008 'God and Goods: Spirituality and Mass Confusion', Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Udine, Italy

  2008 'Passage to India', Frank Cohen Collection at Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK

 2008 'Crossroads', Elementa Art Gallery, Dubai

  2008 ‘Re – Imaging Asia: A Thousand Years of Separation', Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

  2008 ‘Freedom 2008 – Sixty Years of Indian Independence’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

  2008 Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, Holland

  2008 Stadthimmel, Klaus Littman’s Project, Basel, Switzerland

  2008 ‘Mobile Art: Chanel Contemporary Art Container by Zaha Hadid’, Traveling Exhibition at Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, London, Moscow, Paris

  2008 ‘New Delhi – New Wave’, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan

  2008 ‘Distant Nearness’, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College, Kansas

  2007-08 ‘India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation’, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy

  2007-08 ‘Urban Manners: 15 Contemporary Artists from India’, Hangar Bicocca, Milan

  2007-08 ‘New Delhi – New Wave’, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan

  2007-08 ‘India Oggi – Milano’, Spazio Oberdan, Italy

  2007 ’27 Light Years. 2007’, part of Shisha: The Rusholme Project, Installation of Sculpture at Whitworth Art Gallery in association with Manchester International Festival, UK

  2007 ‘Objects: Making / Unmaking’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

  2007 ‘Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life’, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, New York

  2007 ‘Sequence 1, Painting and Sculpture from the Francis Pinault Collection’, Palazzo Grassi, Venice

  2007 ‘Passage to India’, Initial Access Frank Cohen Collection, Units 19 and 20, Calibre Industrial Park, Wolverhampton, UK

  2007 Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican, Silk Street, London

  2007 ‘Altered, Stitched and Gathered’, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, Long Island City, New York

  2007 ‘New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India’, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, USA

  2007 ‘India: Public Places - Private Spaces’, Contemporary Photography and Video Art, (Traveling Exhibition), The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, USA

  2007 ‘La gastronomie dans l’art : de la peinture flamande à Andy Warhol’, Artcurial, Paris

  2007 ‘Dans ces eaux là, patrimoine et création contemporaine au château d’Avignon’, Domaine du château d’Avignon, Conseil général des Bouches-du-Rhône, Avignon

  2007 L’emprise du lieu», Domaine de Pommery, organized by the Galerie Continua Lorenzo, Reims, France

  2007 Bodhi Art, Mumbai

  2007 ‘In the Loop’, The Baltic, Newcastle, UK

  2007 ‘New Wave: Contemporary Art From India’, Aicon Gallery, London

  2006 ‘L’Inde dans tous les sens’, Louis Vuitton Showroom, Paris

  2006 ‘Bronze’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

  2006 ‘Hungry Gods’, Arario Gallery, Beijing

  2006 ‘Contemporary India’, Palais des Beaux-arts de Bruxelles, Belgium

  2006 ‘Bombaysers de Lille’, Lille 3000, Lille, France

  2006 ‘L’Art à la plage #5’, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Plage de Pampelonne, Ramatuelle, France

  2006 Exposition consacrée à la scène indienne, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris

  2006 ‘Artes Mundi Prize Nominee , National Museum Cardiff, Wales

  2006 ‘Venice-Istanbul’, Istanbul Modern, Turkey

  2006 ‘Transitional Objects : Contemporary Still Life’, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York

  2006 ‘Le Nuit Blanche’, Eglise Saint Bernard et vitrine de la Galerie in Situ,Paris

  2006 ‘Made by Indians’, Galerie Enrico Navarra, St. Tropez, France

  2005 ‘Mom and Pop’, Walsh Gallery, Chicago

  2005 ‘Weightless Space’, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel

  2005 ‘Indian Summer’, Ecole nationale Superieure Des Beaux – Arts, Paris

  2005 ‘Balance and Power: Performance and Surveillance in Video Art’, Krannart Museum, Illinois, USA

  2005 ‘Universal Experience : Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Hayward Gallery, London

  2004 ‘Resonance : Contemporary Art from New Delhi’, Centre A, Vancouver, Canada

  2004 ‘A Charge to Keep’, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

  2004 ‘Edge of Desire’, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth and The Asia Society, New York

  2004 ‘Vanitas Vanitatum’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

  2004 ‘Drawings’, The Eagle Gallery, London

  2004 ‘the SNEEZE’, a Featured Film 80 Artists x 80 Seconds 106 Minutes, Athens, Greece

  2004 ‘Another Passage to India’, Saisons indiennes a Geneve, Switzerland

  2004 ‘Indian Video Art: History in Motion’, Fukuoka asian Art Museum, Fukuoka

  2003 ‘Crossing Generations: diVERGE’, organized by Gallery Chemould, Mumbai at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

  2003 ‘Body City Siting Contemporary Culture in India, sub Terrain: artists dig the contemporary’ House of World Cultures, Berlin

  2003 ‘An apparent calm which is in fact a perfectly balanced tension’, Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney

  2003 ‘HEAT’, Bose Pacia Modern, New York; Curator: Ram Rahman

  2003 ‘The Tree from the Seed; Contemporary Art from India’, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

  2003 ‘Bad Taste’, organized by Apparao Gallery, New Media Gallery, Apeejay Techno Park, New Delhi

  2003 ‘An Apparent Calm Which Is In Fact A Perfectly Balanced Tension’, Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney

  2002 ‘This Side Is the Other Side’, Art And Public, Geneva

  2002 ‘Under Construction’, Japan Foundation and Tokyo Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  2002 ‘Private Mythologies of the Personal and the Political’, Apeejay Media Gallery, Faridabad

  2002 ‘Creative Space’, Sakshi Gallery at Habitat Centre, New Delhi

  2002 ‘Multi Media Art Asia Pacific’, Bejing, China

  2002 Self: Contemporary Indian Video Art’, IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

  2002 ‘Indian Art: Home-Street-Shrine-Bazaar-Museum’, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

  2002 ‘Cinema Stills’, Habitat Centre, New Delhi, for Apparao Galleries

  2002 ‘Kapital and Karma’, KunstWein, Vienna

  2002 ‘The Armory Show’, New York, for Art and Public, Geneva

  2002 ‘Sorry For the Inconvenience’, Project 304 Bankok, Thailand

  2002 Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Inaugural show

  2002 ‘Sidewinder’, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata; India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; Coomarswamy Hall, The Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Mumbai

  2001 Post Residency Show sponsored by the Jindal Art Foundation at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

  2001 ‘Bollywood Has Arrived’, Gallery and FIA, Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam

  2001 ‘Post Production (Sampling, Programming & Displaying)’, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

  2001 ‘Context as Content / Museum as Metaphor’, The Museum of Fine Arts, Punjab University, Chandigarh

  2000 ‘VILAS’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai

  2000 ‘I Love Video Art’, Theatre de Strasbourg et le forum itinerant, Strasbourg, France

  2000 ‘Print et.com’, Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi

  2000 ‘Invisible Boundary: Metamorphosed Asian Art’, Traveling Exhibition: Asian Section of the Kwangju Biennale; Nigata City Prefectural Civic Centre Gallery, Nigata, Japan; Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Utsunomiya City Japan

  2000’ ‘Negotiations C.R.A.C. SETE’, France

  1999 ‘Of, based on, or obtained by [Tradition]’, Nature Morte at Lokayata, New Delhi

  1999 ‘IMPACT’, Jim Beard Gallery at CCA New Delhi

  1999 ‘New Art from India’, Nature Morte at Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  1999 ‘Edge of the Century’, Art Today, New Delhi

  1998 ‘New Millennium, New Media’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1998 ‘Kendal Wallah through Indian Eyes’, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, UK

  1997 UNESCO–ASHBERG Bursaries for Artists hosted by InIVA at Gasworks Studios, London

  1997 Khoj International Artists’ Exhibition, The British Council, New Delhi

  1997 ‘Points of Contact’, Shirley Fiterman Gallery, New York

  1996 ‘Indo-Austrian Artists’ Workshop, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi

  1996 ‘Indo-Cuban Exhibition of Contemporary Art’, Lalit Kala Akademie, New Delhi

  1995 ‘Young Generation from Bihar’, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda

  1995 ‘Young Contemporary Artists’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

  1995 ‘Drawing ‘94’, Organized by Gallery Espace at All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS )Gallery, New Delhi

  1993 Contemporary Indian Artists, Gallery Espace, Dubai

  1991 ‘Husain Ki Sarai’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

  1991 ‘Research Grant Scholars Exhibition’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Lucknow and Chennai

  1991 ‘Imprints of Our Time’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1990 All India Painting Exhibition, Organized by Vadhera Art Gallery at Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi

  1990 Rashtriya Kala Kendra, Kolkata

  1990 ‘All India Art Exhibition’, Lalit Kala Academy, Bhubaneshwar.

  1990 Nukkar Poetry Painting Exhibition, State Level Art Exhibition, Patna University, Maurya Complex, Patna

  1989 Contemporary Artists of Bihar, Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  1987 Young Painters of Bihar, College of Arts, Patna University, Patna

  1986 All India Youth Festival, Roorkee University, Roorkee, Uttar Pradesh

  1986 East Zone Youth Festival, Guwahati University, Guwahati, Assam

  1986 All India National Youth Festival, Madras University, Chennai

  1983 Group of AB Exhibition, College of Arts, Patna University, Patna

  1983 All India Drawing and Craft Exhibition, Gandhi Sanghralaya, Patna

Joint Exhibitions

  2004 Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Art, Vancouver, Canada


  2017 'Transforming Vision: 21st century art from the Pizzuti Collection', Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio

  2016-17 Kochi Biennale, Kochi

  2013 'The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989', Smart Museum of Art at University of Chicago, Chicago

  2012-13 Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012, Kochi

  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 ‘Indian Contemporary Art’, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Arken, Denmark

  2012 'Massive/Intensive: Contemporary Art from India', Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

  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

  2012 'Crossings: Time Unfolded, Part 2', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi

  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 'Camulodunum', Firstsite, Colchester

  2011 'Homespun', Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi

  2011 'Paris – Delhi – Bombay’, Centre Pompidou, Paris

  2011 'Time Unfolded', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi

  2011 ‘Artzuid 2011’, Avenues of Berlage’s Plan-Zuid, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  2011 ‘In Praise of Doubt’, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy

  2011 'Collectors' Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections', Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

  2011 ‘Eating Art: From Goya to Ferran Adrià’, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain

  2010 'FIAC 2010', Paris represented by Hauser and Wirth, Gallery Continua and In Situ Fabienne Leclerc

  2010 'Beyond Limits', organized by Sotheby's at Chatsworth House, UK

  2010 'Indian Highway: Contemporary Indian Video Art', Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

  2010 ‘The Silk Road’, part of Saatchi Gallery, London collection at Lille3000 in Lille, France

  2010 'The City of Forking Paths', World Expo, Shanghai

  2010 'Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda', Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

  2010 'From Above (down in the ditch)', Castello Svevo di Bari, Bari, Italy

  2010 ‘C’est la Vie!- Vanities from Caravaggio to Damien Hirst’, Fondation Dina Vierny, Musée Maillol, Paris

  2010 'The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today', The Saatchi Gallery, London

  2010 'Urban Manners 2', SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  2010 'TEFAF 2010', Maastricht presented by Hauser and Wirth, London

  2009 'Viewpoints and Viewing Points- 2009', Asian Art Biennale, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan   2009 The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6), Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Australia

  2009 'Frieze Art fair', presented by Hauser and Wirth, London

  2009 'Beyond Limits: A Selling Exhibition of Modern & Contemporary Sculpture', organized by Sotheby's at Chatsworth House, UK

  2009 'Contemporary Exoticism', Studio La Citta, Verona

  2009 'India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art', Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai

  2009 'Art Basel', represented by Hauser & Wirth, London

  2009 'Steellife', presented by Marcegaglia, Italy for The Triennale of Milan

  2009 'Contemporary Indian Art: Open Your Third Eye', National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

  2009 'Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009', Tate Britain, London

  2009 'ARCOmadrid', Spain presented by Hauser and Wirth, London

  2009 'Indian Narrative in the 21st Century: Between Memory and History', Casa Asia, Madrid

  2009 'Contemporary Art from India', Palais Benedictine, Fecamp, France supported by Gallerie 88, Kolkata

  2008-09,10,11 'Indian Highway', a Traveling Exhibition presented in Collaboration with Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo at Serpentine Gallery, London; Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark; Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon

  2008-09 ''Modern India', organized by Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture at Valencia, Spain

  2008 'Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art', 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Mori Art Museum, Japan

  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 'Indian Focus: Artistes Indiens Contemporains dans la Collection de Claude Berri’,Espace Claude Berri, Paris

  2008 ‘Heavy Metal: On the Inexplicable Lightness of a Material’, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

  2008 '48°C Public. Art. Ecology', Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

  2008 'India: Public Places, Private Spaces', Contemporary Photography and Video Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA

  2008 Art Basel Miami Beach, Basel, Presented by Hauser & Wirth; Jack Shainman Gallery

  2008 'Mind Shut Down', at Frieze Art Fair represented by Hauser & Wirth

  2008 Stadthimmel Citysky, Galerie Klaus Littmann, Basel

  2008 'LustWarande 2008-Wanderland', Museum De Pont, Tilburg, Netherlands

  2008 'Can Art Do More ?', Art Focus Jerusalem 2008, Talpiot Beit Benit Congress Centre, Jerusalem

  2008 'Art Basel', represented jointly by Bose Pacia, New York and Nature Morte, New Delhi; Gallery Continua, Italy; Jack Shainman, New York

  2008 'Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art', Barbican Art Gallery, London

  2007 Frieze Art Fair, Regent Park, London

  2007 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary art, Lenin Museum, Russia

  2007 'On The Edge of Vision: New Idioms In Indian and Italian Contemporary Art', organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in New Delhi in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai and New Delhi

  2006 ‘Art Unlimited’, Basel Art Fair, Art and Public, Switzerland

  2005 ‘Always a Little Further’, International Exhibition of Arts, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice

  2005 ‘Dialectics of Hope’, The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow

  2005 Frieze Art Fair, Art & Public Gallery from Geneva, London

  2005 Arsenale, Venice Biennale, Venice

  2003 The Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba

  2002 Busan Biennale, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, South Korea

  2000 Kwangju Biennale 2000, Asian Section, South Korea

  1999 The First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

  1996 6th Bharat Bhawan Biennial of Contemporary Indian Arts, Bhopal

  1986 3rd Rashtriya Kala Mela, Lalit Kala Akademie, New Delhi


Honours and Awards


  2013 Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters Award, Bonjour India 2013 Festival in Mumbai

  2004 French Government Residency in Paris, Visiting Professor at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris

  1997 Emerging Artist Award, Bose Pacia Modern, New York

  1997 UNESCO-ASHBERG Bursaries for Artists, at Gasworks Studio, London

  1996 All India Painting Exhibition, 1st Prize by M.F.Husain at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

  1990-1 Research Grant Scholarship, Lalit Kala Akademie, New Delhi

  1987-8 Students grant scholarship, Govt. of Bihar, Patna

  1989 All India Festival, Dhanbad, Bihar

  1988 State Level Art Exhibition of Bihar

  1986 All India Youth Festival, Chennai

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