Anju Dodiya

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Anju Dodiya was born in 1964 in Mumbai where she lives and works. Her paintings, acts of rebellion and exorcism, use the self-portrait form to explore the conflicts between inner life and external reality. The artist provides a new take on historical sources as varied as Indian miniatures, French medieval tapestries and newspaper photographs. Her paintings are striking in the contrast they create between the dramatic intensity of the subjects and the subtleties of how she produces them.






Born in Mumbai in 1964
Lives and works in Mumbai


EDUCATION

1986 the Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2016
How to be Brave (in pictures), Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

2015
Imagined Immortals, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

2012
Room for Erasures, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

2011
Cloud-Hunter and other works, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India

2010
Face à Face (after Kuniyoshi), Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Necklace of Echoes, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

2008
All Night I Shall Gallop, Bhodi Art, New York, USA

2007
Throne of Frost, Lukshmi Villas Palace, Baroda, India
Throne of Frost, Bodhi Art, Mumbai, India.

2006
Bose Pacia, New York, USA

2005
The Cloud-Hunt, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

2001
Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

1999
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, India

1996
Gallery Chernould, Mumbai, India

1991
Gallery Chernould, Mumbai, India


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2016
Given Time: The Gift & Its Offerings, Gallery  Odyssey, Mumbai, India
No Parsi is an Island, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Bhupen's Contemporaries, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, UK
Contemplations: A Tableau of the Real and Imagined, Science Centre, Surat, Gujarat

The Journey is the Destination: The Artist's Journey between Then and Now, Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, Mumbai, India
Painted Encounters – Parsi Traders and the Community’ and ‘No Parsi is an Island, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India

2015

The Ecstasy of Art – 1, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India     
Continuing Traditions, Musee de la Toile de Jouy, France
Off the Record: Meditations on the Photographic Image, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
The New Space, 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai
Sensorium 2015-2016, Art Oxygen at Sunaparanta Goa Centre for The Arts, Panaji, Goa

2014
Noir / Blanc, Sixth Anniversary show, The LOFT, Mumbai. India           
Drawing 2014: 7 Decades of Indian Drawing, The Exhibition Hall, IGNCA,  New Delhi, India         
The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; China Art Museum, Shanghai and Minsheng Museum of Art, Beijing, China

2013
Aesthetic Bind/Subject of Death, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
Ideas of the Sublime, Lalit Kala Akademi and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Terrestrial Bodies, 1x1 Gallery, Dubai
Mapmakers II: The Evolution of Contemporary Indian Art, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA
Touched by Bhupen, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, India            
Zoom: A Collection (A Contemporary Group Show), Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India


2012
Fifth Beijing International Art Biennale, National Museum of China, Beijing, China
Narratives of the Self, Gallery Espace, Delhi, India
Terrestrial Bodies, 1x1 Gallery, Dubai
To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art, Lalit Kala Chennai, India
Inscribing the Female Body
, Vadehra Art Gallery, Delhi, India
Art for Humanity, Coomaraswamy Hall, Mumbai, India
Voicing a Presence: Women Artists in the Jehangir Nicholson Collection, The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, India
A Further Global Encounter, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, UK 

2011
Indian Contemporary Art: The Intuitive – Logic Revisited, from the Osian’s collection, The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
SIX DECADES Celebrating the Bombay Artists from the Jehangir Nicholson Art Collection, Nicholson Art Foundation, Mumbai.
India
Roots in the Air, Branches Below, Modern and Contemporary Art from India, San Jose Museum of Art, USA

2010
Looking Glass –The Existence of Difference, Religare Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Changing Skin, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, India
Art Celebrates 2010: Sports and the City, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Modern Art of India: The Ethos of Modernity, Sichuan Museum, Shenzen Museum, Zhejiang Provincial Museum, China


2009
India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art, Diana Freundl, MoCA Shanghai, China
SPECTRUM - Indian Art in Abu Dhabi 2009, Indian Embassy in UAE and Abu Dhabi Culture & Heritage, Abu Dhabi
Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice. Italy

2008
Everywhere is War and Rumors of War, Bhodi Art, Mumbai, India
Modern and Contemporary Indian Art, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India         
Expanding Horizons; Bodhi Art; Mumbai, Amravati, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Sholapur, Kolhapur, Pune and Nasik, India

2007
53rd Biennial, Venice, Italy    
Here and Now: Young Voices from India
, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, UK
New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, USA      
Tiger by the Tail! Women Artists of India Transforming Culture – Women’s Studies
, Research Center, Brandies University, Massachusetts. Mabel Douglas Galleries, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

2006
Harmony Show, Reliance Industries, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India
A Work of Art – A Work on Paper – 35th Anniversary show, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

2005
Angkor - the silent centuries, Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Singapore
Endless Terrain, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
The Artist Lives and Works in Baroda/Bombay/Calcutta/Mysore/Rotterdam/Trivandrum, organised by Galerie Mirchandani+Steinruecke; House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
Bhupen among Friends, A tribute to Bhupen Khakhar by friends, Museum Gallery, Mumba, India

2004
Interlude in Sri Lanka, the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai Red, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
The Search, Paintings from National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Omni Society for Fine Arts, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, Emirates, Dubai
After Dark, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
A Tribute to Bhupen Khakhar, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Stree, Bodhi Art, Singapore, Singapore
Face-to-Face, 19th century to contemporary portraiture, CIMA Gallery, Calcutta, India

2003
Inside the Whale, Gasser & Grunert Inc., New York, USA
Portraits of a Decade, 10th anniversary show, CIMA Gallery, Calcutta, India
Crossing generations: DIVERGE, an exhibition spanning four generations of Indian artists, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India

2002
Transfiguration, Art Inc. India Habitat Gallery, New Delhi, India
Brahma to Bapu - icons and symbols in Indian art, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
Real in Realism, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Leela, Artists' response to Haridwar, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India

2001
Bodied Self, a show, Sans Tache Gallery, Mumbai, India
In Conversation, sketchbooks and works on paper, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
ARS 01, Unfolding Perspectives, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

2000
Family Resemblance, Birla Century Gallery, Mumbai, India
Embarkations, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
Transpositions, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India
Celebration of the Human Image, Gallery 42, New Delhi, India
Once Upon a Time
, Story/Image, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India
A Global View – Indian Artists at Home in the World, The Fine Art Resource, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Harmony Show, Reliance Industries, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India
Mumbai Magazine Show, Artist's Choice section Akbar Padamsee, NGMA, Mumbai, India
Art in the World 2000, show organized by Beaux Art magazine, Paris, Prance

1999
Legatee – Sir J.J. School of Art, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai, India
Icons of the Millennium, organized by Lakeeren Gallery at Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India
Watermark, watercolor, show organized by the Fine Art Resource, at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Two for Two, Thousand Art Today, New Delhi, India

1998
The Looking Glass Self, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India
'Artists for a sustainable World', Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India
A Collector's Eye, Jehangir Nicholson Collection, NGMA, Mumbai, New Delhi, India
Indian Contemporary Art, Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Contemporary Indian Art, The Sotheby's Show, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai, India

1997
Years of Art in Mumbai, 1947-1997, NGMA, Mumbai, India
50 Years of Freedom of Expression – sponsored by RPG Enterprises, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India    
50 Years of Freedom of Expression sponsored by RPG Enterprises, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Gift for India, show organized by SAHMAT, LKA Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India

1996
Cinemascape, An artists' Tribute to 100 years of cinema, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India
Indian Contemporary Art, Post Independence, NGMA, organised by Vadehra Art Gallery; New Delhi, India.

1995
Recent Trends in Contemporary Indian Art, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
'Portraits', Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, Bangalore, India

1994
Art for Cry, Bombay, New Delhi, India

1993
In Small Format, Works on Paper, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

1990
Works on Paper, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

1986
Monsoon Show, Sponsored by Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India


AWARDS AND HONORS

2015
FIND Residency Programme, India-Europe Foundation for New Dialogues, Zagarolo, Rome, Italy

2008     
Great Women Achiever’s Award 2008, presented by the women’s wing of FICCI.

2007
Zee Astitya Award present by Qrchqnq Trust & Zee TV

2001

Indo-American society's "Young Achiever Award"


1998, 2000
Nominated for the 'Sotheby's Prize' for contemporary art

1999
'Harmony Award' presented by Reliance Industries


COLLECTIONS

Burger Collection, Hong Kong, China
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Mumbai, India
Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation,  Mumbai, India
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India
RPG Enterprises, Mumbai, India
Procter and Gamble India Ltd, India
TAPI Collection of Shilpa and Praful Shah, India
Art Institute of Chicago, USA





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