Sudarshan Shetty

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Born in 1961 in Mangalore, India, Sudarshan Shetty lives and works in Mumbai. Shetty initially trained as a painter, later turning to sculpture and installations which now account for all of his output. A conceptual artist, he is renowned for his enigmatic and often mechanised sculptural installations. His hybrid constructions question the fusion of Indian and Western traditions as well as exploring domestic concerns and the notion of movement.






Born in 1961 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Lives and works in Mumbai, India


EDUCATION

1980
BFA in Painting at Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2018
A Song A Story & The Empty Vessel, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, United Arab United
Shoonya Ghar – Empty is this house, Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

2017
Sudarshan Shetty – The Cave Inside, Galerie Krinzinger, Viena, Austria
Shoonya Ghar, Al Serkal, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Shoonya Ghar, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad, Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai, India

2016
Shoonya Ghar, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Curateur de la Biennale de Kochi-Muziris, Kochi, India
A Song A Story, Rolls-Royce Art Programme, Maker Maxity, Mumbai, India

2015
Mimic Momento, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels, Belgium

2014
Every broken moment, piece by piece, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi, India

2012
The pieces earth took away, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Indian Highway, Ullens Center, Beijing, China

2011
Between the tea cup and a sinking constellation, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Listen outside this house, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore, India

2010
This is too shall pass, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India
The more I die the lighter I get, Tilton Gallery, New York, USA

2009
Sudarshan Shetty, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Six Drops, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore, India

2008
Leaving Home, Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Saving Skin, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA

2006
Love, GALLERYSKE and Bodhi Art, Mumbai, India

2005
Eight corners of the world, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore, India
Shift, a collaborative architectural installation with Shantanu Poredi and Manisha Agarwal, Philips
Contemporary, Mumbai, India
Party is else where, Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

2004
Statics, Chemould Gallery, Mumbai, India

2003
Consanguinity, Nature Morte, Bose Pascia Modern at the Habitat Visual Arts Centre, New Delhi, India

2001
For Here or To Go, Installation at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

1996
Paintings, Max Muller Bhavan, Mumbai, India

1995
Paper Moon, Pundole Art Gallery and Framji Cawasjee Hall, Mumbai and Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India

1991
A part of Spirit of India Celebration in The Netherlands, Holland Art Gallery, Rotterdam, Galerie Drie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2019
Glasstress 2019, 6ème édition, curatée par Vik Muniz et Koen Vanmechelen, Fondazione Berengo Art Space, Venice, Italy2019
As far as the forest is, KEWENIG Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2018
Delirium//Equilibrium, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art – KNMA, New Delhi, India
as we become, Exhibit 320, New Delhi, India
In Tribute to Jack Tilton: A Selection from 35 Years, Tilton Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

2017
India Re-Worlded: Seventy Years of Investigating a Nation, Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai, India
Visions From India, Pizzuti Collection, USA

2016
Biennale of Sydney, Australia

2015
Construct Constructions, curated by Roobina Karode, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India

2014
Rebirth of Detail, Sunaparanta Goa Center for The Arts, Goa, India
The Missing Pavilion, curated by Gayatri Sinha, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

2013
Art Walk: Water, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Europalia, Liege, Belgium

2012
Kochi Muziris Biennale, curated by Bose Krishnamachari and Riyaz Komu, Kochi, India
Critical Mass, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2011
Homespun, curated by Girish Shahane, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi NCR, India
The Matters Within: New Contemporary Art of India, curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransico, USA
Sympathy for the Devil, curated by Walter Vanhaerents and Pierre-Olivier Rollin, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Prague Biennale, Czech Republic
India Inclusive, World Economic Forum in Davos, India
Against All Odds, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
Indian Highway IV, Musée d'Art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Paris, Delhi, Bombay, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

2010
Contemplating the Void, curated by Nancy Spector, Solomon R, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Indian Highway, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark
Looking Glass - The existence of difference, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Religare, New Delhi

2009
Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada
India: New Giants, Gem Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague, The Netherlands
India Contemporary, Gem Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague, The Netherlands
For Life: The Language of Communication, Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
Indian Highway, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

2008
Dark Materials, curated by David Thorpe, GSK Contemporary Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
The Destruction Party, The Royal Monceau Hotel, Paris, France
Ten Light-Years, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, India
Affair, 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2007
India 20, at Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi, India
Unholy Truths, Initial Access, Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, UK
Pink, Gallerie Mirchandani and Steinreucke, Bombay, India

2006
With Love, curated by GALLERYSKE and Tilton Gallery, at Miami Design District, USA

2005
Shift, a collaborative architectural installation with Shantanu Poredi and Manisha Agarwal, Philips
Contemporary, Mumbai, India
Bombay Boys, Palette Art Gallery New Delhi, India
Configurations, Anant Art Gallery New Delhi, India
Group Show curated by Soumitro Ghosh, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore, India
Endless Terrain, New Delhi, India

2004
Bombay X 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, India

2003
Zoom, Contemporary art from India at Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

2001
Installation at the Apparao Gallery, New Delhi, India
Excerpts from the Bestsellers, Installation, David Sassoon Library, Mumbai, India
Century Cites, curated by Gita Kapoor Tate Modern, London, UK

2000
Lone boat river song, interactive mechanical installation, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
Making Circles, Installation, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Bollywood- passenger terminal, Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam, Kwangju Biennale, South Korea

1999
Sothebys Prize Exhibition, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai, India
Private Mythologies, Contemporary Art from India, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
A Brisk Walk Makes You Feel Good, a collaborative photo installation with Vinay Mahidhar and Sunitha Kumar, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Completed commissioned public sculpture in Fukuoka, Japan, a part of Hakata Reverain Art Project, Fine Arts Company, Mumbai, India
Embarkations, curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

1998
Represented India at the Art in the World, Palace de Retz, Paris, France
Colours of Independence - CIMA, Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Tryst with Destiny, Contemporary Indian Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Inaugural Exhibition, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
Presences of the Past, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai, India
Nature Morte, Joint exhibition with Leslie Dill, New Delhi, India

1997
Shilpayan, 100 years of sculpture in India, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India

1996
165 Inches in Time, an installation at the Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland
Private Languages, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

1995
Sculpture 95, curated by Madan Lal Gallerie Espace and Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India

1994
Installation with Morzottos Fashion show at Bhuli Bhatiyari, New Delhi, India

1991
Commissioned installation project, based on Indian Circus at Hotel Imperial, New Delhi, India

1990
Kanoria Centre for the Arts Exhibition, Mumbai, India
1988
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Ahmedabad, India

1987
Kala Yatra, Bangalore, India

1984
Lalit Kala Akademi Exhibition, New Delhi, India

1983
Monsoon Art Show, Jehangir Art gallery, Mumbai, India

1982
Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Mumbai, India
 

COLLECTIONS

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
The Pizzuti Art Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
Devi Art Foundation (Anupam Poddar), Gurugram, India
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Tel Aviv, Israel
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium


SPECIAL PROJECTS

2016
Curator of the 3rth Kochi Biennal, Kochi, India

2007
New installation by Indian Artists, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA

1999
Charles Wallace India Award to work at the Art Space in Bristol, UK

1997
Sanskriti Award, New Delhi, India

1996
Worked at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop under Mobil Visual Arts project

1993
Artist in residence- Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India




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