Artist Profile


Born : 1953 Patiala, Punjab, India

  • 1975 Diploma in Painting, College of Art, Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • 1987 M.A. Painting , Royal College of Art, London
  • 1980-85 Taught at the Delhi College of Art, New Delhi
  • 1976-77 Taught at the Fine Arts Department, College for Women, Punjab University, Patiala

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2005 Crossings, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
  • 1996 Art Toda, New Delhi

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2005 iCon: India Contemporary, Venice Biennale
  • 2005 Edge of Desire: recent art in India, Asia Society Museum, New York; Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, (Museum of Contemporary Art), MARCO, Monterrey Mexico; Asian Art Musseum of San Francisco; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • 2005 Golden Jubilee, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
  • 2005 Revisualising India, Osians, New Delhi
  • 2004 Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India, Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • 2004 How can You Resist?, LA FREEWAVES 9th Biennial Festival of Film, Video and New Media, MOCA Geffen Contemporary, Los Angles
  • 2004 Zoom! Art in Contemporary India, Culturgest-Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2004 Visual Performance , curated by Wu Hung and Julie Walsh, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
  • 2004 After Dark, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2003 10th Biennial of Moving Images, Center of Contemporary Images, Saint- Gervais, Geneve, Switzerland
  • 2003 diVERGE, NGMA, India
  • 2003 Liminal Zones, Apeejay Media Gallery, Delhi
  • 2003 Siting Contemporary Culture in India , House of World Culture, Berlin
  • 2003 Interactive A03 Biennale for New Media Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
  • 2003 An Apparent Calm, curated by Peter Nagy, Grantpirrie, Sidney
  • 2003 Video Roadshow, Mumbai
  • 2003 Root En Route, British Council, New Delhi and Chennai;Sakshi Gallery Bangalore and Mumbai
  • 2002 KHOJ 2002, International Workshop in Mysore, India
  • 2002 Kapital and Karma: Recent Positions in Indian Art, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
  • 2002 Private Mythologies: Sound and Video Works of the Personal and the Political, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2002 Contemporary Photography, Nature Morte, New Delhi
  • 2001 Rare and Unusual Paintings, Art Today, New Delhi
  • 2000 Silent TV video Lounge, in collaboration with Michel Mallard, Oliver Reneau & Denis Chevalier Alliance Francaise, New Delhi
  • 2000 Imagesfor a Hundred Lamp Posts, Public Art Projects Ealing, London
  • 2000 Embarkations- The Millennium Show, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000 Boxwallahs, The DeEgo-Cube, Indo- Austrian Art Projectsi n Public Space
  • 1999 Art and Technology, Max Mueller, Mumbai
  • 1999 Edge of the Century, British Council, New Delhi
  • 1998 Public Mural for Thames Trains at Southall Station, London, commissioned by Ealing and the European Union Fund
  • 1997 Open Drawing Competition Exhibition, Cheltenham & North England
  • 1995 Indian Winter, Mixed Show, Smith Jariwala Gallery, London
  • 1995 First Sight, West London Artists, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London
  • 1994 Summer Exhibitions, invited Artist Royal Academy, London
  • 1994 Drawing 94, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
  • 1994 Connaught Brown Gallery, the Affordable Art Company Exhibition, London
  • 1988 Seventeen Indian Painters, Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India
  • 1987 Contemporary Indian Art, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington
  • 1987 Coup De Coeur, Festival of India, Geneva
  • 1986 Contemporary Indian Art, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Awards and Honors
  • 2004-05 Residency at Villa Montalvo, California
  • 2000-1999 Artistic consultant, Basic Needs Pavilion, Expo
  • 2000, Hanover, Germany
  • 1985-87 Charles Wallace Scholarship for M.A. Painting, Royal College of Art, London
  • 1986 Sanskrit Award, New Delhi
  • 1979 National Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
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