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Navjot Altaf

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Meerut, U.P.-India.
Studied Fine and Applied Arts –1967-1972-Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai. Graphics – 1981-Garhi studios, Delhi.
Navjot has been practicing art since 1973 and has had number of solo and joint exhibitions in India, Germany and New York. She has participated in major national and international exhibitions, biennales and triennials which include, ‘Zeitgenoessische Indische Kunst’ Werl, Germany’- 1977 and 1985, ’Male Formy graphiki ’Polska -1984-85 , ‘Stri’-Festival of India, U.S.S.R –1987 ,‘Third Painting Biennale’, Bhopal-1988, ‘VIIIth International Triennial’, New Delhi-1991,’State Of The Arts’. Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore and Madras -1992, ‘Women Artists from India’, Middlesbrough Art Gallery U.K.-1995-96 . ‘Women Artists of India’ Mills College Art Gallery, California, U.S.A and ‘Cross Currents’, Women Artists from India, Britain and Norway Oslo and four other cities in Norway- 1997, ‘The Presence Of The Past’, Bombay –1998,’ ‘First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennials’, Japan –1999, ‘Century City’, Tate Modern London –2001, ’BBK Kunst Forum’, Duesseldorf , Germany –2001, ’An Aesthetic Experience,’ Baroda and Bombay – 2002, – ‘In Response To’, Talwar Gallery, New York – 2003, ‘Three Halves’, Liverpool, Bombay, Bolton, Lancashire, U.K. – 2003-2004, ‘Displaced Self’, Bombay -2003, Eight Havana Biennale, Cuba –2003. ‘SubTerrain’Indian Contemporary Art, House Of World Culture, Berlin –2003, ‘ZOOM – ART IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA’, Edificia Sede da Caixo Garal de Depositos, Lisbon and ‘ PASSAGE TO INDIA’, GENEVA –2004. Ground works Carnegie Mellon University, (RMG) Pittsburgh, U.S.A (2005) Zones Of Contact, 15th Sydney Biennale, Australia (2006) Avatars of the Object: Sculptural Projections , Mumbai (2006)Bombay Maximum City,Lille,France (2006) Public places Private Spaces ,Newark Museum and Tiger By the Tail –Contemporary Indian Women Transforming Culture –Brandies Museum ,Boston,U.S.A. (2007)Mechanisms of Motion,Anant Gallery, Delhi,(2008) Synonymous – Guild Gallery Mumbai (2008) A place in New York – Guild Gallery Mumbai (2010) Touch l V – Talwar Gallery –New Delhi ( 2010)
Navjot has participated in national and international artist’s workshops and residencies and has presented papers in seminars on art, in India, Japan, Indonesia, U.K., U.S.A and Canada
Since 1991/1992 N a v j o t has been engaged with interactive / cooperative / collaborative projects with Indian and international visual artists, classical vocalists, documentary filmmakers, environmentalist and technicians. Simultaneously, since 1997 she has been engaged with ongoing ‘ site oriented / public art projects in collaboration with Adivasi artists/ communities from Bastar, Central India. The process deals with the questions related to interactive / collaborative art practice as a negotiated strategy.
Lives and works in Mumbai and BASTAR.