She was born at Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. 1974-79 Worked
with PROYOM, Progressive Youth Movement. 1974 Travelled
widely in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. 1977 Travelled
extensively in the Gulf Countries. 1992 Made a short
film called `Links Destroyed & Rediscovered (11
minutes). 1994 She designed the book, `Nasreen in Retrospect`
with Bharati Kapadia, edited by Altaf. 1997 Presented
a paper: at the Symposium- `Urban and Village Women
Artists of India`, U.C. Berkeley Art Museum, U.S.A.
1999 Invited to present a paper at a conference on `Indigenous
Asia, Knowledge, Technology and Gender Relation`, Asion
Institute of Technology, Bangkok. 1999 She presented
a paper at Fukoka Asian Art Museum seminar during the
First Asian Art Triennial. 1999 Invited to participate
in a slide session, `Where lies the Frame`, a part of
a Symposium of Women artists and writers `Expression
as Empowerment, organised by Majlis, Max Muller Bhavan,
Bombay. 1999-2000 `Collaborative as a strate
1967-72 Studied at J.J. School, Bombay. 1981-82 Worked
at Garhi Studios, in the Litho Section under Deviraj
Dhakoji, New Delhi.
- 1973 Participated in the group exhb. of oil paintings
(with Saleem and Sobha), Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
- 1976 Group exhb. of paintings (with Nalini Malani
and Kishen Khanna), Zeitgenossische Indische Kunst,
- 1980 National Exhb., Lalit Lala Akademi, New Delhi.
- 1983 `Seven Women Artists`, Art Heritage, New Delhi.
- 1983 National and International Graphics exhb. and
Biennale, Bradford, England.
- 1983 Navjot and husband Altaf, works on paper, Zeitgenossische
Indische Kunst, Werl, Germany.
- 1983 9th Independants Exhb. of prints in Kanagawa,
- 1984 10th Independants Exhb. of prints in Kanagawa,
- 1984 `Contemporary Indian Graphics`, U.S.A.
- 1985 First International Biennale of Prints, Sao
- 1985 `Navjot Und Altaf`, works on paper, Zeitgenossische
Indische Kunst, Werl, Germany.
- 1986 `MAIE FORMY GRAFIKI POLSKA`, Lodz 87`.
- 1987 `Prints with a Point 1987`, an international
exhb. of drypoint and polemical prints,
Govt. Museum, Chandigarh. National Gallery of Modern
Art, New Delhi. Harsh Goenka & RPG Enterprises.
Galerie Dedeke, Germany.
1968-72 Won various prizes for drawings and paintings
as student of the J.J. School, Bombay. 1971 Won prize
at the Bombay Art Society`s Annual Art Exhb. (Student
Section), Bombay. 1980 Won prize at the Maharashtra
State Art Exhb., Bombay. 1983 AIFACS Award, New Delhi.
1984 Drawing 1983, Chandigarh.
Navjot is a distinguished painter, sculptor, installation
artist and filmmaker. Inspired by Marxist ideologies,
she has consciously questioned various frameworks of
social injustice bringing to her work a sense of social
commitment. Explorative and experimental in material
and medium, the artist maps the trajectories of memory,
history and culture, interrogating the `body-politics`,
seeing the self as the source of knowledge, and articulating
one`s own experience to address issues related to social
politics and art.
1983 Graphics Workshop at Baroda, organised by Urja
Art Gallery, Baroda. 1984 Graphics Workshop- J.J.School,
organised by U.S.I.S and Prof. Linghan, Bombay. 1986
Workshop of paintings organised by CMC, Calcutta. 1986-88
Workshop of paintings organised by `XAL Praxis`, Goa.
1988 Workshop of paintings organised by Genesis Art
Gallery, Calcutta. 1992 Workshop of paintings organised
by Goodrick & Genesis Art Gallery, Calcutta. 1993
Painting workshop organised by Sanghis, Hyderabad. 1993
Painting workshop organised by Arta Trust, Bombay. 1996
Organised a workshop for students from J.J. School of
Art, Murud Janjira. 1998 Executed a project, `Chawal
ki Kahini`, with school students in Kondagaon, Bastar.
2001 `Cyfuniad` International Artists` Workshop, Plas
Caerdeon, Wales, U.K. 2001 `The Aesthetic Experience:
An Experimental Workshop in New Media`, organised by
`Artunderground`, Vadodara, Gujarat. 2001 `National
Artists Camp`- Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishath Art Comple.