Jitish Kallat

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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.






Born in 1974 in Mumbai, India
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


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Phase Transition, Galerie Templon, Paris, France

2018
Decimal, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, USA

2017
Jitish Kallat – Retrospective, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Jitish Kallat, Covariance, Galerie Templon, Brussels, Belgium
Jitish Kallat : The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK

2016
Covering Letter, CSMVS Museum Mumbai, India
Sightings, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
Public Notice 2, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Covering Letter, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphie, Pennsylvania, USA

2015
The Infinite Episode, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Public Notice 2, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2014
Drawing, Gallery Espace, Mumbai, India
Curateur de la Biennale de Kochi-Muziris, Kochi, India

2013
The Hour of the Day of the Month of the Season, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Covering Letter, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Jitish Kallat : Epilogue, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA

2012
Jitish Kallat : Circa, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Chlorophyll Park, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India

2011
Stations of a Pause, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
Fieldnotes: Tomorrow was Here Yesterday, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India

2010
The Astronomy of the Subway, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Public Notice 3, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Likewise, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany

2008
Universal Recipient, Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland
Aquasaurus, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia
Skinside Outside, Arario Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Public Notice-2, Bodhi Art, Singapore, Singapore
Unclaimed Baggage, Albion, London, UK

2007
365 Lives, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
Rickshawpolis-3, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia
Sweatopia, Chemould Prescott Road and Bohdi Art, Mumbai, India
Unclaimed Baggage, Albion, London, UK
Passage to India, Initial Access Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, UK

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
FAQ, Art Rotterdam, presented by Willem Baars Projects, The Netherlands

2002
First Information Report, Bose Pacia Modern, New York, NY, 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, NY, 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


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018 Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Asymmetrical Objects, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India

2017
Visions from India, Pizzuti Collection, Colombus, USA
India Re-worlded: Seventy years of Investigating a Nation, Gallery Odyssey, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Inde

2016
Between Structure and Matter, Other Minimal Futures, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA
Setouchi Triennale, Takamatsu, Japan
Art From Elsewhere : International Contemporary Art from Uk Galleries, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Telling Tales : Excursions in Narrative Form, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Sacred and Profane, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

2015
Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA
After Midnight: Indian Modernism To Contemporary India 1947/1997, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
After Utopia, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore
Obsession, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium

2014
An appetite for painting. Contemporary Painting 2000 – 2014, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Oslo, Norway
St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Busan Biennale 2014 – Inhabiting the Wolrd, Busan, South Korea
Le festin de l’art, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Dinard, France
Forms of Activism, Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries, New Delhi, India

2013
India: Art Now, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Palindrome: Jitish Kallat & Gilbert and George, Arndt, Singapore, Singapore
Aesthetic Bind : Citizen Artist : Forms and Address, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
Ideas of the Sublime, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Curitiba Biennal, Curitiba, Brazil

2012
ARSENALE 2012, The First Kiev International Biennale of Art, Kiev, Ukraine
Critical Mass: Contemporary Art From India, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
India : Art Now, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark

2011
Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Maximum India, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington DC, Columbia, USA
Car Fetish. I drive, therefore I am, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Watercolour, Tate Britain, London, UK
Indian Highway IV, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

2010                        
The Empire Strikes Back, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
URBAN MANNERS 2, SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Changing the World, Arndt Berlin, Allemagne
2010, A long way from home, Arndt Berlin, Germany
Bring Me A Lion: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, The Hunt Gallery, Sandwich, UK
All That is Solid Melts Into Air: Indian Contemporary Art in Global Times, Lakereen Gallery, Mumbai, India
Finding India - Art for the New Century, MOCA ,Taipei, China
Skulptur i Pilane, Pilane Burial Grounds, Tjorn, Sweden
Metropolis, The New Art Gallery ,Walsall, UK

2009                      
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Indian Summer, Gallery Christian Hosp, Berlin, Germany
Architectonica, Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
India Contemporary, Gemeente Museum, Hague, The Netherlands
Life is A Stage, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai, India
Inaugural Show, Sakshi Gallery, Taipei, China
Body Chatter: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Chalo ! India : A New Era of Indian Art, National Museum, Essl Museum, Seoul, Vienne, South Korea, Austria
Art Foundation Mallorca Collection, Centro Cultural , Andratx, Spain
Passage to India Part II, Initial Access Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, UK
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        
Passage to India, Initial Access Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, UK
Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Die Tropen, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Chalo ! India: A New Era of Indian Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
The 3rd Guangzhou Triennal, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
India Moderna, Institut d’art moderne, Valencia, Spain

2007                       
Urban Manners, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
INDIA NOW: Contemporary Indian Art Between Continuity and Transformation, Provincia di Milano, Milan, Italy
Thermocline Of Art- New Asian Waves, ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Best of Artists, ShContemporary, Shanghai, China
Hungry God, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
India: Public Spaces, Private Places-Contemporary Photography and Video Art, Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Aftershock, Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK
Horn Please, KunstMuseum, Bern, Switzerland
Soft Power, Zendai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China
New Narratives: Contemporary Art From India, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2006
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
The 6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
Hungry God: Indian Contemporary Art, Arario Gallery, Busan Museum, Hong Kong, China, Busan, South Korea
L’Art à La Plage, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Ramatuelle, France
Another Worlds, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, South Korea

2005
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
1st Pocheon Asian Art Triennale, Pocheon, South Korea
Paths of Progression, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, Singapore
Mom and Pop Art, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
International Painting, Gallery GBK, Sydney, Australia
Kunst En Oorlod, Kunst en Cultuur, Noord, Netherlands

2004
The Sacrifice – An Intimate I, Collection of Henri Swagemakers, Museum De Beyerd, The Netherlands
Contemporary Art from India, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Summer Show, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Masala, William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
Zoom! Art in Contemporary India, Culturgest Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

2003                       
SubTerrain: Artists Dig the Contemporary, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Drawing Conclusions, International exhibitions of artist-writers, New York Arts Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Pictorial Transformations, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaisia
Urban Graffiti, Woolff Gallery, London, UK
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
Clicking into Place, Organised by Japan Foundation at the Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

2001
Century City, Tate Modern, London, UK
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
Nature Morte, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Art of the World 1998, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Multi Media Art of 90's, CIMA Gallery, Calcutta, India
Jehangir Nicholson Collection, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
The Wilberding Collection, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Indian Contemporary Art, The R.P.G. collection, Leverkusen and Monheim, Germany

1998
Kunstrai, International Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art of the World 1998, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Multi Media Art of 90's, CIMA Gallery, Calcutta, India
Jehangir Nicholson Collection, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
The Wilberding Collection, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Indian Contemporary Art, The R.P.G. collection, Leverkusen and Monheim, Germany

1997
Innenseite, Projektgruppe Stoffwechsel, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
50 years of Art in Mumbai, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India

1996
Miniature Format Show, Sans Tache, Mumbai, India
Monsoon Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

1995
Varsha ’95, Y.B. Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

COLLECTIONS

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
M+ Collection, Hong Kong, China
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore
FAAM (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum), Japan
The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Initial Access Frank Cohen, Wolverhampton, UK
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Sigg Collection, Switzerland
Arario Gallery, Korea
Burger Collection, Hong Kong and Berlin, Germany
Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka City, Japan
Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia
The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Beijing, China
New Art gallery, Walsall, UK
Centre of Contemporary Art, Mallorca
Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Philadelphia Museum of Art


AWARDS

2001
American Society’s ‘Young Achiever Award’

2002
Harmony Award

2003
Provogue-Society ‘Young Achiever Award’






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