Atul Dodiya

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Atul Dodiya was born in 1959 in Mumbai where he lives and works. One of the pioneers of contemporary Indian art, he builds bridges between the history of Indian and Western art. His references to popular culture, cinema and literature point to an underlying political analysis of the aspirations of the Indian middle class and the impact of globalisation on their traditions. Atul Dodiya uses a broad spectrum of media, from his early photo-realism to the works on metal shutters that sealed his international reputation.






Born in 1959 in Mumbai, India
Lives and works in Mumbai, India


EDUCATION

Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art, Mumbai (1982)
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (1991–1992)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2018
The Fragrance of a Paper Rose, Galerie Templon, Paris, France

2017
Girlfriends: French, German, Italian, Egyptian, Santiniketan, Ghatkopar…, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

2015
Mahatma and the Masters, Galerie Templon, Brussels, Belgium

2014
7000 Museums: A Project for the Republic of India, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India

2013
Experiments with Truth: Atul Dodiya, Works 1981–2013, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Atul Dodiya, curated by Raphaela Platow, Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati, USA
Duplicator’s Dilemma, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2012
Scribes from Timbuktu, Galerie Templon, Paris, France

2011

Bako Exists. Imagine, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India

2010
If It Rains Fire, Nature Morte, Berlin, Germany
Malevich Matters and Other Shutters, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

2008
Pale Ancestors, Bodhi Art Mumbai, Mumbai, India

2007
Shri Khakhar Prasanna, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
Saptapadi: Scenes from Marriage (Regardless), Museum Gallery, Mumbai, India and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

2006
The Wet Sleeves of My Paper Robe, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India ; Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, Republic of Singapore ; Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Mumbai, India, New York, USA

2005
Shri Khakhar Prasanna, Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara, India
Cracks in Mondrian, Bose Pacia, New York, USA

2004
Antler Anthology, Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara, presented by Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

2003
Boken Branches, Bose Pacia, New York, USA

2002
E.T. and Others, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA ; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Bombay Labyrinth/Laboratory, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

2001
Bombay Labyrinth/Laboratory, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo, Japan
Tearscape, The Fine Art Resource, Berlin, Germany
Bodywash, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

1999
Herwitz Gallery, Ahmedabad, India
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

1997
CIMA Gallery, Calcutta, India
Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

1995
Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

1993
Gallery Apunto, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1991
Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

1989
Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2017
India Re-Worlded : Seventy Years of Investigating a Nation, Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai, India

2016
Mysteries of the Organism, AkaraArt, Mumbai, Inde
No Parsi is an Island, National Gallery of Modern Art, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Nancy Adajania and Pheroza Godrej, New Delhi, India
A History: Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Bhupen’s Contemporaries, Grosvenor Vadehra, UK
The Journey is the Destination: he Artist Journey Between Then and Now, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai, India

2015
After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India 1947/1997, Queens Museum, New York, USA
Artist Making Movement, Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
Mahatma and the Masters, Galerie Templon, Paris, France

2014
Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions, curated by Michael FitzGerald, Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain
Is It What You Think? Ruminations on Time, Memory and Site, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
Une histoire, art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd’hui, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Zameen, Art District XIII, New Delhi, India
Drawing 2014: 7 Decades of Indian Drawing, The Exhibition Hall, IGNCA, New Delhi, India

2013
Art Basel – Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Voyages intérieurs, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Touched by Bhupen, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke and Galerie Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, India
The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989, Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
The Drawing Wall, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Lalit Kala Akademi and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, From the Peabody Essex Museum’s Herwitz collection, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Ideas of the Sublime, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Lalit Kala Akademi and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Galerie Du Musẻe Et Galerie D’Art Graphique, Level 4, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Aesthetic Bind: Cabinet Closet Wunderkammer, Chemould’s 50th anniversary exhibition series, fourth of five exhibitions curated by Geeta Kapur, Chemould Prescott Road Gallery, Mumbai, India

2012
Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, Kerala, India
India: Art Now, curated by Dorthe Juul Rugaard, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
Project CINEMA CITY, Research Art & Documentary Practices, curated by Madhushree Dutta and co-curated by Archana Hande National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore, India
To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India
2012: A Further Global Encounter, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, UK
How Am I? Narratives about the Search for Identity in Different Realities, curated by Trine Ross, Kastrupgardsamlingen, Copenhaguen, Denmark
The Seventh Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2011
Watermark II, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India
Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, France
Of Humour, Wit and Satire, Gallery Treshold, New Delhi, India
Roots in the Air, Branches Below, Modern and Contemporary Art from India, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA
Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting, and Museums in India, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries, Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India
SIX DECADES Celebrating the Bombay Artists from the Jehangir Nicholson Art Collection, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, Mumbai, India
Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket – The New Cultural Icons of India, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbia, India
Narrations, Quotations and Commentaries, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, UK
Orientations - Trajectories in Indian Art, curated by Deepak Ananth, Foundation De Elf Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium
Shadow Lines, curated by Alia Swastika and Suman Gopinath, Biennale Jogja XI / Equator # 1, Indonesia

2010
Monumental, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
Finding India, Art for the New Century, MOCA Taipei, Taiwan
The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Urban Manners-2, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil
Looking Glass the Existence of Difference, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Religare Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Inside India – A Journey through contemporary Indian Art, curated by Marco Marrone and Margherita Artoni, Palazzo Saluzzo di Paesana, Turin, Italy
Art Taipei 2010, presented by Sakshi Gallery, World Trade Centre, Taiwan
La route de la soie, organized by lille3000 and the Saatchi Collection, Tri Postal, Lille, France
Modern Art of India: The Ethos of Modernity, organized by National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi at Sichuan, China
Museum, Shenzhen Museum et Zhejiang Provincial Museum, China

2009
3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Artists of Conflicting Tales: Subjectivity (Quadrilogy, Part 1), Bruger Collection, Berlin, Germany
Chalo! India : A new Era of Indian Art, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria ; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan ; The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Progressive to Altermodern, Grosvenor Gallery, London, UK

2008
Where in the World, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India
India Moderna, IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain
Body Chatter, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
Bodhi New York Presents, Bodhi Art New York, New York, USA
Anatomie | Les Peaux du dessin – Collection Florence et Daniel Guerlain, FRAC Picardie, Amiens, France
Expanding Horizons, Bodhi Art Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Anxious, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India
7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
Multiple Modernities: India, 1905–2005, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban, BodhiBerlin, Berlin, Germany
Passage to India, Initial Access Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampto, UK

2007
Urban Manners- Contemporary Artist From India, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, Hangar Bicocca, spazio d’arte contemporanea, Milan, Italy
India Arte Oggi : L’Arte Contemporanea Indiana, fra Continuita’e Transformazione, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
Horn Please : Narratives In Contemporary Indian Art, Erzählen in der zeitgenössischen indischen Kunst, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Gallery Collection, Bodhi Art New York, New York, USA
Gateway Bombay, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
Hungry God : Indian Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Documenta 12, Documenta, Kassel, Germany
On the Edge of Vision, New Idioms in Indian & Italian Contemporary Art, Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta, India
Private Corporate IV, Daimier Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Edge of Desire, Recent Art in India, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
New Narratives: Contemporary Art From India, curated by Betty Seid, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, USA
After Shock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution in Contemporary Art, curated by Yasmin Canvin, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Fashioning The Divine, Ackland Art Museum, North Carolina, USA

2006
Hungry God, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea
Hungry God, Indian Contemporary Art, Arario Beijing, Beijing, China
Edge of Desire, Recent Art in India, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, USA
El filo del deseo, arte reciente en India, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, USA
India Express – Sacred & Popular, The Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2005
El filo del deseo, arte reciente en India, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
ICon: India Contemporary, Collateral event, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Bhupen among Friends, Museum Gallery, presented by Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India
Indian Summer, La jeune scène artistique indienne, curated by Henry-Claude Cousseau, Deepak Ananth and Jany Lauga, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

2004
Atul Dodiya / Shibu Natesan, in Transit, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin / Beijing, Berlin, Germany
Looking Both Ways, Contemporary Artists from Africa, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
Androgene, curated by Alka Pande, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India
The Search: Paintings from National Gallery of Modern Art, curated by Dr. Saryu Doshi, Omi Society of Fine Arts, Muscat, Sultanet of Oman
ZOOM! (Art in Contemporary India), curated by Nancy Adajania and Luis Serpa, Museo Temporario/Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
Masala Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art, Willliam Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
South Asian Masters at Alhamra, curated by Salima Hashmi, Alhamra Center, Lahore, Pakistan
Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India (2004-2006), Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Asia Society Museum, New York, USA ; NGMA, New Delhi et Mumbai, India

2003
Body City, New Perspective from India, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
The Tree from the Seed, Contemporary Art from India, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway
Sub Terrain: Artworks in the Cityfold, curated by Geeta Kapur, Haus Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Crossing Generations: diVERGE: Celebrating Forty Years of Gallery Chemould, an exhibition spanning four generations of Indian arts, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambarani, The National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Under the Skin of Simulation: Three Contemporary Painters from India, with Shibu Natesan and Surendran Nair, Fine Art Resource, Berlin, Germany

2002
New Indian Art : Home- Street- Shrine- Bazaar- Museum, curated by Prof. Gulammohammed Sheikh, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Secular Practice: Recent Art from India, Hoopoe curatorial, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Capital and Karma: Recent Position in Indian Art, guest Curators Angelika Fitz and Michael Worgotter, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2001
Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis Bombay/Mumbai, curated by Geeta Kapur and Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Tate Modern, London, UK
Yokohama 2001, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama Triennale, Tokyo, Japan
Moving Ideas: A Contemporary Dialogue with India, Hoopoe curatorial, OBORO, Montreal, Canada

2000
Shatabdi: Reflections on a Century Past, CIMA, Calcutta, India
Embarkations: The Millennium Show, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
Kala Ghoda: A Meeting Place, collaborative installation with Architect Rahul Mehrotra, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India
Family Resemblance, a show curated by Ranjit Hoskote for Birla Century Gallery, Mumbai, India

1999
Watercolour and Contemporary Painting, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, India
Icon of the Millennium, organized by Lakeeren Gallery at Nehre Center, Mumbai, India
Ideas and Images – Mumbai Magazine, curated by Saryu Doshi, NGMA, Mumbai, India
Humour on Line Group Show with Amit Ambalal, Arpita Singh & Bhupen Khakhar, curated by Abhishek Poddar, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
Watermark, watercolour show organized by the Fine Art Resource, at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
As You Like It, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

1998
Recent Works: Six Artists, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
Summer Show, organized by CIMA, Academy of Art & Literature, New Delhi, India
Artists for a Sustainable World, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India
Contemporary Indian Art, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir, Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
SPIN, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
Wilberding Collection of Contemporary Indian Art, NGMA, Mumbai, India
Cryptograms, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India
Multimedia: Art of the ‘90s, CIMA, Calcutta, India

1997
Indian Contemporary Art: Post Independence, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, NGMA, New Delhi, India
50 Years of Freedom of Expression, sponsored by RPG Enterprises, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
50 Years of Art in Bombay, 1947–1997, NGMA, Mumbai, India
Gift for India, organized by SAHMAT, LKA Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India
Tryst with Destiny: Art from Modern India, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
The Looking Glass Self, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India
9th Triennale – India, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India
Indian Contemporary Art: An Overview, The Fine Art Resource, Berlin, Germany
Out of India: Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
Contemporary Narrative Painting from India: Epic Reality, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, USA

1996
Cinemascape: An Artist’s Tribute to 100 Years of Cinema, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India

1995
Bombay: An Artist’s Impression, sponsored by RPG Enterprises, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

1989
Indian Eclectics, sponsored by French Embassy and Sanskriti Pratishthan, New Delhi, India

1988
Seventeen Indian Painters, Gallery Chemould Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
India/Contemporary Art, World Trade Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands


PUBLIC Collections

Herwitz Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
Tate Modern, London, UK
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India
Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania, Australia
Ananda Bazar Patrika Ltd., Calcutta, India
Procter and Gamble India Ltd.
RPG Enterprises, Mumbai, India
Deutsche Bank, India
Suresh and Saroj Bhayana Family Collection, New Delhi,India
TAPI Collection of Shilpa and Praful Shah, India
Sumita and Arani Bose, New York, USA
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Mumbai, India
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Museum M+, Hong Kong, Hong Kong


AWARDS

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

2011
HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards 2011, India

2009
GQ Men of the Year Award
Raza Award

1999
Sotheby's Prize
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Italy

1995
Sanskriti Award, India

1991/92
French Government Scholarship, France

1982/83
The Fellowship at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India

1982
The Gold Medal of Maharashtra Government, India

1979
First prize diamond jubilee exhibition, Art Society of India, India






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