Jitish Kallat

The artist

Born in 1974 in Mumbai, Jitish Kallat is one of the most promising artists of his generation. Jitish Kallat’s work, imbued with autobiographical, political and artistic references, forms a narrative of the cycle of life in a rapidly changing India. Weaving together strands of sociology, biology and archaeology, the artist takes an ironic and poetic look at the altered relationship between nature and culture.



Birth Born in 1974 in Mumbai, India
Residency Lives and works in Mumbai, India
Education 1990 - 1996
B.F.A. (painting), Sir J.J.School of Art, Mumbai, India
K.K. Hebbar Art Foundation Award
Govt. First Prize, Sir J.J.School of Art, Mumbai, India
1996 - 1997
Fellow at the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India
Awarded Fellowship at Sir J.J.School of Art, Mumbai, India


2024 Encounters, Art Basel, Hong Kong
Public Notice 3, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
2023 Whorled (Here and After Here After Here), installation at The Somerset House, London, United Kingdom
2022 Jitish Kallat: Echo Verse, Galerie Templon, Paris, France
Order of Magnitude, Ishara Art Foundation and the Prabhakar Collection, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Covering Letter, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom
Otherwhile, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
2021 Tmesis, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York City, USA
Epicycles, Noortälje Konsthall, Norrtälje, Sweden
2020 Return to Sender, Frist Museum of Art, Nashville, USA
Terranum Nuncius, Famous Studios, Mumbai, India
Terranum Nuncius, Bikaner House, New Delhi, India
2019 Phase Transition, TEMPLON, Paris, France
2018 Decimal Point, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, USA

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2017 Jitish Kallat – Retrospective, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Jitish Kallat, Covariance, Galerie Templon, Brussels, Belgium
2016 Covering Letter, CSMVS Museum Mumbai, India
Covering Letter, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Sightings, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
2015 Public Notice 2, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The Infinite Episode, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
2013 The Hour of the Day of the Month of the Season, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Epilogue, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA
2012 Circa, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Chlorophyll Park, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
2011 Fieldnotes: Tomorrow was Here Yesterday, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India
Stations of a Pause, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
2010 Public Notice 3, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Likewise, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
The Astronomy of the Subway, Haunch of Venison, London, United Kingdom
2008 Aquasaurus, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia
Skinside Outside, Arario Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Public Notice-2, Bodhi Art, Singapore, Singapore
Universal Recipient, Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland
2007 Sweatopia, Chemould Prescott Road and Bohdi Art, Mumbai, India
Unclaimed Baggage, Albion, London, United Kingdom
365 Lives, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
Rickshawpolis-3, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia
2006 Rickshawpolis-2, Spazio Piazza Sempione, Milan, Italy
2005 Rickshawpolis-1, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
Panic Acid, Bodhi Art, Singapore, Singapore
Humiliation Tax, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India
2004 The Lie Of The Land, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2002 First Information Report, Bose Pacia Modern, New York, USA
2001 Milk Route, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
General Essential, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, India
2000 Ibid, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India
1999 Private limited-I, Bose Pacia Modern, New York, USA
Private limited-II, Apparao Gallery, Chennai, India
1998 Apostrophe, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
1997 P.T.O., Gallery Chemould and Prithvi Gallery, Mumbai, India


2024 Au bout de mes rêves, La Tripostal, Lille, France
Home and the World, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2023 Everybody Talks About the Weather, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
2021 Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland
Lokame Tharavadu (The world is one family) Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Spring, Fondation Thalie, Brussels, Belgium
Confabulations : Jitish Kallat & Subodh Gupta, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
Macht! Licht!, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
2020 South East North West: New Works From The Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, USA
Visions from India, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC, USA
Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
Distorted Portrait, Space K, Seoul, South Korea
The Future is Not Fixed, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Chromatopia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2019 Our Time for a Future Caring, Indian Pavilion, Biennale de Venice, curated by the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi, Venice, Italy
Circadian Rhythms: Contemporary art and biological time, The Glucksman, Cork, United Kingdom
Weather Report, Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
Modus Operandi II: In-Situ: Artist Studio – Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
2018 Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018 Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Riots: Slow Cancellation of the Future, ifa Galleries, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany
Asymmetrical Objects, Lad Museum Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai, India
The Sculpture Park, Madhavendra Palace, Jaipur, India
Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018, Kochi, Kerala, India
New Presentation of Contemporary Collections, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Vision Exchange: Perspective from India to Canada, Art Gallery of Alberta, and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
2017 Age of Terror, Imperial War Museum, London, United Kingdom
India Re-worlded: Seventy years of Investigating a Nation, Gallery Odyssey, Lower Parel, Mumbai, India
A World in the City: Zoological and Botanic Gardens, IFA Stuttgart, Germany

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2016 Given Time : The Gift and its Offerings, Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai, India
Setouchi Triennale, Takamatsu, Japan
Art From Elsewhere : International Contemporary Art from United Kingdom Galleries, Arnolfini, Bristol, United Kingdom
Telling Tales : Excursions in Narrative Form, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Sacred and Profane, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Deconstruction-Reconstruction, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
2015 After Midnight: Indian Modernism To Contemporary India 1947/1997, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
After Utopia, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore
Obsession, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA
2014 Busan Biennale 2014 – Inhabiting the Wolrd, Busan, South Korea
An appetite for painting. Contemporary Painting 2000 – 2014, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Oslo, Norway
St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland
2013 Curitiba Biennal, Curitiba, Brazil
Ideas of the Sublime, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Aesthetic Bind : Citizen Artist : Forms and Address, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
Palindrome: Jitish Kallat & Gilbert and George, Arndt, Singapore, Singapore
2012 Arsenale 2012, The First Kiev International Biennale of Art, Kiev, Ukraine
India : Art Now, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark
Critical Mass: Contemporary Art From India, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2011 Car Fetish. I drive, therefore I am, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Maximum India, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington D.C., Columbia, USA
Watercolour, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
Indian Highway IV, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
2010 Metropolis, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, United Kingdom
Finding India - Art for the New Century, MOCA ,Taipei, China
Skulptur i Pilane, Pilane Burial Grounds, Tjorn, Sweden
Indian Highway, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark
Urban Manners 2, SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Empire Strikes Back, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2009 India Contemporary, Gemeente Museum, Hague, The Netherlands
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London, United Kingdom
Chalo ! India : A New Era of Indian Art, National Museum, Vienne, Austria ; Essl Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Art Foundation Mallorca Collection, Centro Cultural , Andratx, Spain
Passage to India Part II, Initial Access Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Indian Highway, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Indian Narrative in the 21st Century: Between Memory and History, Casa Asia Center, Madrid, Spain
2008 The 3rd Guangzhou Triennal, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Die Tropen, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
India Moderna, Institut d’art moderne, Valencia, Spain
Chalo ! India: A New Era of Indian Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Soft Power, Zendai Museum of Art, Shangai, China
Urban Manners, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Hungry God, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Aftershock, Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, Norwich, United Kingdom
Thermocline Of Art- New Asian Waves, ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany
2006 The 6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
The 5th Asia Pacific Tirennale of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane, Australia
Passages, Palais De Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Lille 3000, Lille, France
Hungry God: Indian Contemporary Art, Arario Gallery, Busan Museum, Hong kong, Busan, China, South Korea
L’Art à La Plage, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Ramatuelle, France
2005 First Pocheon Asian Art Triennale, Pocheon, South Korea
Indian Summer, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
The Artist Lives and Works in Baroda/Bombay/Calcutta/Mysore/Rotterdam/Trivandrum, House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany
2004 Zoom! Art in Contemporary India, Culturgest Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
2003 SubTerrain: Artists Dig the Contemporary, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Pictorial Transformations, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaisia
Crossing generations: diVERGE, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Indians+Cowboys, 4A Center for Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
The Tree from the Seed, Henie Onstad Kultursenter, Hovikodden, Norway
Hard Copy, a two-person show with Reena Saini Kallat, Gallery 88, Calcutta, India
2002 Under Construction, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo, Japan
India- Contemporary Art from Northeastern Private Collection, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
2001 Century City, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
Indian Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2000 Seventh Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
1999 The First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
1998 Art of the World 1998, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
1997 Innenseite, Projektgruppe Stoffwechsel, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
50 years of Art in Mumbai, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India


Arario Gallery, South Korea
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Art Gallery of Southern Australia, Adelaide
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bihar Museum, Patna, India
Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, UK
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA

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Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA
Burger Collection, Hong Kong et Berlin, Germany
Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
Centre International Modern Art (CIMA), Calcutta, India
Centre of Contemporary Art, Mallorca, Spain
Deutsche Bank, Mumbai, India
Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India
FAAM (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum), Fukuoka, Japan
Fondation Thalie, Brussels, Belgium
Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arabe Emirates
Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Initial Access Frank Cohen, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai, United Arabe Emirates
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
M+ Collection, Hong Kong, Chine
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
New Art gallery, Walsall, United Kingdom
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA
PIramal Museum of Art, Mumbai, India
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, USA
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia
Sigg Collection, Suisse
Space K, Seoul, South Korea
The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Jaffa, Israel
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
Zabludowicz Collection, London, United Kingdom


Curator - April 2023

Jitish Kallat about his expansive work at Somerset House and Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Shristi Sainani

The Brooklyn Rail - March, 2023

Tangled Hierarchy 2

Vivian Li

The Art Newspaper - February, 2023

Jitish Kallat's huge spiral installation in London connects climate change and the cosmos

Kabir Jhala

The Art Newspaper - 12 juillet 2022

Gandhi's handwritten notes to Lord Mountbatten on the eve of India's partition go on show

The Times of India - mars 2022

Templon Paris unveils Kallat

Le Figaro - mars 2022

Jitish Kallat à la Galerie Templon

Figaroscope - janvier 2019

Le cosmos de Jitish Kallat

Valérie Duponchelle

The Indian Express - 4 janvier 2019

What Drew the Line?

Pooja Pillai

The New York Times - 9 novembre 2017

Art in the age of terror

Hettie Judah

Architectural Digest - septembre 2017

The stars are aligned for Jitish Kallat new exhibition in Brussels

Frieze.com - septembre 2017

Critic's guide : Brussels

The Indian Express - september 2015

What is The Moon But a half-Eaten Roti? Jitish Kallat on his new solo in Paris

Time out.fr - septembre 2015

Jitish Kallat : The Infinite Episode

The Telegraph - september, 2013

Master of the arts

Aarti Dua

Le Quotidien de l'Art - septembre 2013

Jitish Kallat

Roxana Azimi

Beaux Arts Magazine - septembre 2013

Jitish Kallat entre ordre et chaos

Fabrice Bousteau

The Wall Street Journal- juillet 2013

A Corridor of Suspicion

Paval Uttam

The Huffington Post.fr - août 2013

Jitish Kallat : de pains et d'os

Jean-Paul Gavard - Perret

Les Echos.fr - septembre 2013

Jitish Kallat : un artiste indien captivant à Paris

Judith Benhamou-Huet

Le Figaro (Figaroscope) - septembre 2013

Jitish Kallat, méditation su la voie lactée

Valérie Duponchelle

Le Point - septembre 2013

Jitish Kallat

Judith Benhamou Huet

L'Officiel Arts - septembre 2013

Jitish Kallat à Paris

Marie Maertens

L'Express Styles - septembre 2013

Couleurs indiennes

Annick Colonna-Césari


Jitish Kallat
Iván Navarro
Sudarshan Shetty
Kehinde Wiley

Group show

Tripostal, Lilles
Until January 14, 2024

On the occasion of the group exhibition Au bout de mes rêves, Jitish Kallat, Iván Navarro, Surdashan Shetty and Kehinde Wiley are exhibiting their works at the Tripostal in Lille. The exhibition, organised by the Vanhaerents family, well known Belgian collectors, is a powerful statement on current social issues.

Jitish Kallat

Fondazione Prada, Milan
From May 20 through November 26, 2023.

On the occasion of the group show Everybody Talks About the Weather at Fondazione Prada, Jitish Kallat exhibits six artworks through November 26, 2023.

Jitish Kallat

Somerset House, London
From February 16 to April 23, 2023

The outdoor installation Whorled (Here After Here After Here) by Jitish Kallat will be on view at Somerset House in London until April 23, 2023.

Jitish Kallat

TKM Warehouse, India
From December 14, 2022 to April 10, 2023

Jitish Kallat is showing his installation Covering Letter alongside the exhibitionTangled Hierarchy 2, curated by him at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022 . The twinned presentations of Covering Letter and Tangled Hierarchy 2 are presented in close conjunction at TKM Warehouse, Fort Kochi as invited parallel exhibitions at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022.

Jitish Kallat

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Jitish Kallat’s “Public Notice 2” has joined the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. The artist renders Gandhi’s historic speech in its entirety, recreating each of its individual letters as stand-alone pieces.   

Jitish Kallat

Museum Siam, Bangkok
From October 22, 2022 to February 23, 2023

Jitish Kallat presents the sculptural installation Untitled (Two Minutes to Midnight). This large installation draws together two carefully chosen pointers, one from our prehistoric past and the other pointing to a prophesied future. The sculptures are placed on a plinth that echoes the contours of the iconic “Doomsday Clock”, which since 1947 pictures a hypothetical human-made global catastrophe as “midnight”. Additionally, he also features a site specific, wallpaper installation titled Integer Studies (Drawing from Life) comprising 365 drawings, produced daily during the pandemic year of 2021.

Jitish Kallat

Ishara Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates
From February 16 to July 1st, 2022

Featuring new works that include paintings, multimedia installations, drawings and site-specific interventions, the show reflects the artist’s profound deliberations on the interrelationship between the cosmic and the terrestrial. In ‘Order of Magnitude’, one finds a contemplation of overarching interconnectivity on the individual, universal, planetary and extra-terrestrial dimensions. Image caption : Jitish Kallat, Postulates from a Restless Radius (2021). Acrylic, gesso, lacquer, charcoal and watercolour pencil on linen, 640 x 320 cm radius, 375 cm length. Image courtesy of the artist and Ishara Art Foundation. Photography by Ismail Noor/ Seeing Things.

Jitish Kallat

From June 19 to September 26, 2021
Norrtälje Konsthall, Galles gränd 7, Norrtälje, Sweden

Norrtälje Konsthall is presenting simultaneous solo exhibitions by two of India’s most successful artists – Reena Saini Kallat and Jitish Kallat – creating interesting continuity between their practices. Jitish Kallat’s exhibition titled “Epicycles” reveals his longstanding engagement with the ideas of time, transience, sustenance, the ecological and the cosmological. The exhibition is an assembly of conceptual and sensory propositions through a suite of large format paintings, drawings, sculptures and video.