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Born in 1953 Patiala, Punjab, India.1970-75: Five Year Diploma in Painting, College of Art, Punjab University, Chandigarh. 1976-77: Taught at the Fine Arts Department, College for Women, Punjabi University, Patiala, India. 1980-85: Taught at the Delhi College of Art, New Delhi. 1985-87: M.A. Painting, Royal College of Art, London. Charles Wallace Scholarship.
National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1986 Sanskriti Award, New Delhi.
Lives and works in New Delhi, India.
Selected Exhibitions
Online exhibition:
Machanisms of Motion, New Delhi
Multi-media installation commissioned by Spertus Museum for permanent display in Chicago
Solo Show, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York*
New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Chicago Cultural Institute, Chicago
Hungry God – Indian Contemporary Art, Busan MOMA
Public Places, Private Spaces, Newark Museum, New Jersey
Art Video Lounge, curated by Michael Rush, Art Basel, Maimi Beach
Hungry God: Indian Contemporary Art, Busan Musuem of Modern Art, Korea
Hungry God: Indian Contemporary Art, Arario Beijing*
Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India, NGMA (National Museum of Modern Art), New Delhi;
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive*
Solo Exhibition, BosePace Gallery, New York*
iCon: India Contemporary, (collateral event), Venice Biennale*
Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India, Asia Society Museum, New York; Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, MARCO (Museum of
Contemporary Art), Monterrey, Mexico; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Golden Jubilee, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
Revisualising India, Osians, New Delhi
‘Herwitz 100’ Gallery ArtsIndia, New York
Residency at Sally & Don Lucas Artists Programs, Montalvo Arts Center, California
LA FREEWAVES 9th Biennial Festival of Film, Video and New Media: Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; cheLA (Corriente Hipermediatica
Experimental Latinoamericana) Buenos Aires, Argentina; Huffmans House, Encuentro Internacional de Espacios Independientes; Valparaiso, Chile
Edge of Desire: Recent art from India, Art Gallery of Western Australia*
LA FREEWAVES 9th Biennial Festival of Film, Video and New Media: How Can You Resist?
MOCA’s, Geffen Contemporary, Los Angles
Zoom! Art in Contemporary India, Culturgest-Lisbon, Portugal*
Visual Performance, curated by Wu Hung and Julie Walsh. Walsh Gallery, Chicago*
After Dark, Sakshi Gallery Mumbai*
10th Biennial of Moving Images, Centre for Contemporary Images, Saint-Gervais, Genéve, Switzerland*
diVERGE, NGMA, Mumbai*
Liminal Zones, Apeejay Media Gallery, Delhi*
BODY•CITY, Siting Contemporary Culture in India, House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany*
Interactive A03 Biennale for New Media Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
An Apparent Calm, curated by Peter Nagy, Grantpirrie, Sidney
Video Roadshow, Mumbai
Root en Route, British Council, New Delhi and Chennai; Sakshi Gallery Bangalore and Mumbai
KHOJ 2002, International Workshop in Mysore, India*
Kapital & Karma, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria*
Private Mythologies: Sound and video works of the personal and the political, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi
Contemporary Photography, Nature Morte, New Delhi
Rare and Unusual Paintings, Art Today, New Delhi
Silen TV video lounge, in collaboration with Michel Mallard, Olivier Reneau & Denis Chevalier, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi
Images for a Hundred Lamp Posts, Public Art Project, Ealing, London
Boxwallahs, The DeEgo-Cube, Indo-Austrian Art Projects in Public Space
Embarkations-The Millennium Show, Sakshi Gallery Mumbai*
Art and Technology, Max Mueller, Mumbai
Artistic consultant, Basic Needs Pavilion, Expo 2000, Hannover Germany
Edge of the Century, British Council, New Delhi*
Public mural for Thames Trains at Southall Station, London commission: Ealing and the European Union Fund
Open Drawing Competition Exhibition, Cheltenham and North England
Solo Exhibition, ART TODAY, New Delhi India*
Public mural for Thames Trains at Southall Station, London, commission: Ealing and the European Union Fund
Open Drawing Competition Exhibition, Cheltenham & North England
Solo Exhibition, ART TODAY, N. Delhi India
Indian Winter Mixed Show, Smith Jariwala Gallery, London
First Sight West London Artists Pitshanger Manor Gallery London
Summer Exhibition, invited Artist Royal Academy, London
Drawing’94, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
The Affordable Art Company Exhibition, Connaught Brown Gallery, London
Seventeen Indian Painters, Gallery Chemould, Bombay*
Contemporary Indian Art, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
Coup De Coeur, Festival of Indian, Geneva*
Contemporary Indian Art, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India Exhibition, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York.
Painting Camp, Sahitya Kala Akademi, Sohna
World Punjabi Writers Conference, Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, New Delhi
Fifth Triennale India, New Delhi
Contemporary Indian Art, Royal Academy of Arts, Festival of India London*
India: Myth and Reality, Aspects of Modern Indian Art, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford*