Jitish Kallat

Selected works

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


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


Jitish Kallat: Echo Verse, Galerie Templon, Paris, France
Jitish Kallat, Ishara Art Foundation and the Prabhakar Collection, Dubai, UAE
Covering Letter, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

Tmesis, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York City, USA

Epicycles, Noortälje Konsthall, Norrtälje, Sweden

Return to Sender, Frist Museum of Art, Nashville, USA
Terranum Nuncius, Famous Studios, Mumbai, India
Terranum Nuncius, Bikaner House, New Delhi, India

Phase Transition, Galerie Templon, Paris, France

Decimal, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, USA

Jitish Kallat – Retrospective, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Jitish Kallat, Covariance, Galerie Templon, Brussels, Belgium

Covering Letter, CSMVS Museum Mumbai, India
Covering Letter, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphie, Pennsylvania, USA
Sightings, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sweatopia, Chemould Prescott Road and Bohdi Art, Mumbai, India
Unclaimed Baggage, Albion, London, UK
365 Lives, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
Rickshawpolis-3, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia

Rickshawpolis-2, Spazio Piazza Sempione, Milan, Italy

Rickshawpolis-1, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
Panic Acid, Bodhi Art, Singapore, Singapore
Humiliation Tax, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

The Lie Of The Land, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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

Milk Route, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
General Essential, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, India

Ibid, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India 

Private limited-I, Bose Pacia Modern, New York, NY, USA
Private limited-II, Apparao Gallery, Chennai, India

Apostrophe, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India 

P.T.O., Gallery Chemould and Prithvi Gallery, Mumbai, India


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

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, SA, Australia

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, UK
Weather Report, Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
Modus Operandi II: In-Situ: Artist Studio – Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India

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

Age of Terror, Imperial War Museum, London, UK
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

Given Time : The Gift and its Offerings, Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai, India
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
Deconstruction-Reconstruction, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland

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
Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA

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

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

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

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

Metropolis, The New Art Gallery ,Walsall,  UK
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, UK

India Contemporary, Gemeente Museum, Hague, The Netherlands
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
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, 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

The 3rd Guangzhou Triennal, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
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

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, UK
Thermocline Of Art- New Asian Waves, ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany

The 6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, 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

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

Zoom! Art in Contemporary India, Culturgest Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

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

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

Century City, Tate Modern, London, UK
Indian Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Seventh Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

The First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

Art of the World 1998, Passage de Retz, Paris, France

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 Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bihar Museum, Patna, India
Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, UK
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA
Burger Collection, Hong Kong et Berlin, Germany
Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
Centre of Contemporary Art, Mallorca, Spain
Deutsche Bank, Mumbai, India
Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India
FAAM (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum), Japan
Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Initial Access Frank Cohen, Wolverhampton, UK
Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai, UAE
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
New Art gallery, Walsall, UK
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
PIramal Museum of Art, Mumbai, India
Pizutti 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
The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

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