Photographed by Zoo Yong Gyun

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Born in Patiala, Punjab, India, 1953.

College of Art, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1970-75

Royal College of Art, London, 1985-87

(taught at Women’s College, Punjabi University Patiala 1975-76 and Delhi College of Art 1980-85)

Born in Patiala, Punjab, India, 1953.

College of Art, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1970-75

Royal College of Art, London, 1985-87

(taught at Women’s College, Punjabi University Patiala 1975-76 and Delhi College of Art 1980-85)

Selected Group Exhibitions


“Delirium-Equilibrium” curated by Roobina Karode, KNMA, New Delhi.

Narrating From The Museum Archives And Collection: 10 Years Of KNMA – A Virtual Tour. Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi

“Loss and Transience” curated by Lucia King and Rashmi Devi Sawhney, Hong-gah museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

“Erasure”, curated by Susanta Mandal, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.

Videoclub UK, online viewing , in collaboration with Jamie Wyld.

“This & That”, curated by Ashna Singh, Studio Art, New Delhi.


“The Future is not Fixed”, Curated by Arjun Sawhney, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi.


Moving Still: Performative Photography in India, Curated by Gayatri Sinha and Diana Freundl, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

Proyector, Video Art Platform, Curated by Lucia King, Madrid, Spain.

Silent Conflicts, Curated by Ashna Singh, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Fear of a New Dawn, Vadehra, New Delhi.


Reflections of Society, 2018 Black Cube Productions Vis a Vis Imagine, Chhattarpur, New Delhi

The Fotofest 2018 Biennial, India/ Contemporary Photography and New Media. Houston, Texas.

Field Meeting Take 6: Thinking Collections 13th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1, Dubai

Lapses II, Curated by Anushka Rajendran, Sakshi Gallery & Shrine Empire, Mumbai

‘Response’, 25TH Anniversary show Cima Gallery in a derelict cinema hall, Kolkata

Contemporary Curated by Anushka Rajendran, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata


Roaring Guardians: Mari Lion with Asian Traditional and Contemporary Art (20 Jan – 19 Feb), Hong Kong.

India Re- Worlded : ‘Seventy Years of Investigating a Nation’ curated by Arshia Lokhandwala, Gallery Odyssey Mumbai, India.

“I traveled the world and the seven seas” The Royal Atheneum Antwerp, Belgium.

‘Video Art Practices from India’ curated by Gigi Scaria, Et4U - Contemporary Visual Art Projects - Vestjylland, Vemb, Denmark.

“Tah-Satah: A Very Deep Surface”, Mani Kaul and Ranbir Singh Kaleka: Between Film and Video” a special showcase.
Curated by Ashish Rajadhyaksha.

Inaugural Exhibition at refurbished galleries and museum space of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.


Enactments and Each Passing Day: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art-Noida, India.

Sights and Sounds: Highlights: The Jewish Museum, New York.

Unbelievable Fragility and Beauty of Being: Gallery Under the Mango Tree, Berlin, Germany.


New Video Art from India: TA, San Francisco CA, USA.

Project 35: The Last Act, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.

Sights and Sounds: India,: The Jewish Museum, New York.

India Week: Museum of Ethnography, Hamburg, Germany.


Visions and Beyond: Second Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale:. Dec. 6th of 2014 - March 2015 in OCT-Loft.

Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize finalists , Singapore Art Museum.

Medium at Large, Singapore Art Museum.

St. Moritz Art Masters 2014’India: Maximum City’, Chesa Planta, Zuoz, Switzerland.

Garden of Imagination, 4th International Contemporary Art Gwangju Vision Exhibition, Gwangju, Korea.

Art Alive Gallery, ‘When High and Low Art Meet…’, Gurgaon

Saffronart, ‘Ode To the Monumental’ Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.


The Peabody Essex Museum, ‘Midnight to the Boomt’, from the Museum’s Herwitz Collection, Salem, Massachusetts, USA.

“Expanded Cinema — 3. Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough” in the framework of the XIV MIFF Media Forum, MMoMA, Moscow.

Project 35, Independent Curators International (ICI).North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, USA;

Lalit Kala Akademi, ‘When High and Low Art Meet…’ Delhi.


“Artificial Garden” at Nam Seoul Museum of Art Seoul

Volte Gallery, ‘Your Name is different there’, Mumbai

Art Stage Singapore, Special Project, Singapore

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, ‘Deconstructing India’, Isreal

Lalit Kala Regional Centre, ‘To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art’, Chennai, India


Guangdon Museum, ‘Back to Basics”, 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China

Pearl Lam Fine Art, ‘Window in the Wall: India and China – Imaginary Conversations’, Shanghai, China

Latitude 28 ‘In the Illusion of Each Day’, Delhi, India

MediaArtLab, Expanded Cinema, Moscow

Prague Biennale 5, Prague BIennale Photo 2, ‘Crossroads: India Escalate’, Prague, Czech Republic

Lalit Kala Akademi, ‘Tolstoy Farm - Archive of Utopia’, New Delhi

Vancouver Biennale and Surrey Art Gallery, ‘In Transition: New Art from India’, Vancouver, Canada

Singapore Art Museum, ‘Comtemporary Masterpieces from Private Collection’, Singapore

The New Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Singapore

India Art Summit, respresented by Volte Gallery, New Delhi


MOCA Taipei, ‘Finding India, Art for the New Century’, Teipei, Taiwan

Sakshi Annual Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan

Hong Kong Art Fair, represented by Sakshi Gallery, Hong Kong

Arario Gallery, ‘Weight of Floating Time’, Cheonan, Korea, Seoul

‘Project’ 35’, (selection by 35 international curators, touring internationally), Dec 2010 - Feb 2011

Cervantes Institute, ‘Imaging Asia’, New Delhi

Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Art), ‘Delhi’, New Delhi

Lalit Kala Akademi, Gallery Espace, ‘Marvelous Reality’, New Delhi


Seoul Convention Centre, Sakshi Gallery, Korea

ESSL Museum, ‘Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art’, Vienna, Austria

National Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art’, KoreaMori Art Musuem,
‘Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art’, Toyko, Japan

Museo Fundación Cristóbal Gabarrón, ‘Indi Dialogue. Arte experimental de la India’, Valladolid, Spain

IVAM - Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, ‘India Moderna’, Valencia, Spain

CASA ASIA, ‘Indian Narrative in the 21st Century: Between Memory and History’, Madrid & Barcelona, Spain

Birla Academy of Art and Culture, ‘Astonishment of Being’, Kolkata


16th Biennale of Sydney, Revolutions-Forms That Turn, Sydney, Australia.

Mori Art Museum, ‘Chalo! India - A New Era of Indian Art’, Tokyo, (tour: National Museum of Contemporary Art,

Korea; 2009: ESSL Museum, Vienna, Austria)

Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York, ‘Simulasian: Refiguring “Asia” for the 21st Century’, New York

Devi Art Foundation, ‘Still Moving Image’, Gurgoan, Harayana, India.

Anant Art Gallery, ‘Machanisms of Motion’, New Delhi

Soulflower Gallery, ‘The Ethics of Encounter’, Bangkok, Thailand


Kunstmuseum Bern, ‘Horn Please - The Narrative in Contemporary Indian Art’, Switzerland

Hangar Bicocca, spazio d’arte contemporanea, ‘Urban Manners’, Milan

Chicago Cultural Institute, ‘New Narratives - Contemporary Art from India’, Chicago, (toured: Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, N.Brunswick, New Jersey)

Newark Museum, ‘Public Places, Private Spaces’, Contemporary Photography and Video Art New Jersey,
(toured: Minneapolis Institute of Arts ,Minneapolis)


Art Basel, ‘Art Video Lounge’, curated show by Michael Rush, Maimi Beach

Arario Gallery, ‘Hungry God’, Beijing, China, (Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto)

National Gallery of Modern Art, ‘Edge of Desire’, New Delhi, (toured: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, , California)


Venice Biennale, ‘iCon - India Contemporary’, Venice, Italy

Lalit Kala Akademi, Golden Jubilee, New Delhi

Osians, ‘Revisualising India’, New Delhi

Gallery ArtsIndia, ‘Herwitz 100’, New York


Residency at Sally & Don Lucas Artists Programs, Montalvo Arts Center, California

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Anges ‘LA FREEWAVES 9th Biennial Festival of Film, Video and New Media - How Can You Resist?’ Geffen Contemporary, LosAngles; (toured: Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; cheLA(Corriente Hipermediatica Experimental Latinoamericana), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Huffmans House, Encuentro

Internacional de Espacios Independientes; Valparaiso, Chile)

The Art Gallery Of Western Australia, ‘Edge Desire’, Perth, Australia, (toured: Queens Museum of Modern Art, Queens NY; The Asia Society, New York; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Marco, Monterrey/MX; National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai)

Culturgest-Lisbon, ‘Zoom!’, Portugal

Walsh Gallery, Visual Performance, curated by WuHung and Julie Walsh, Chicago

Sakshi Gallery, ‘After Dark’, Mumbai


10th Biennial of Moving Images, Centre for Contemporary Images, Saint-Gervais, Genéve, Switzerland

Nation Museum of Modern Art, ‘diVERGE’, Mumbai

Apeejay Media Gallery, ‘Liminal Zones’, Delhi

House of World Culture, ‘BODY•CITY, Siting Contemporary Culture in India’, Berlin, Germany

Museum of Contemporary Art, Merida, ‘Interactive A03’, Biennale for New Media Art, Yucatan, Mexico

Grantpirrie, ‘An Apparent Calm’, Sidney

Video Roadshow, Mumbai

British Council, ‘Root en Route’, New Delhi, Chennai; Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, Bangalore


KHOJ, International Workshop in Mysore, India

Kunsthalle Wien, ‘Kapital & Karma’, Vienna

Apeeyay Media Gallery, ‘Private Mythologies - Sound and video works of the personal and the political’, New Delhi

Nature Morte, ‘PhotoSphere’, New Delhi

Art Today, ‘Rare and Unusual Paintings’, New Delhi

Alliance Francaise, ‘Silen TV video lounge’, (with Michel Mallard, Olivier Reneau & Denis Chevalier), New Delhi

Public Art Project, ‘Images for a Hundred Lamp Posts’, Ealing, London

Indo-Austrian Art Projects in Public Space, ‘Boxwallahs’, The DeEgo-Cube, Gurgaon, Haryana

Sakshi Gallery, ‘Embarkations-The Millennium Show’, Mumbai

Max Mueller, ‘Art and Technology’, Mumbai


Expo 2000, artistic consultant, Basic Needs Pavilion, Hannover Germany

British Council, ‘Edge of the Century’, New Delhi

Public mural for Thames Trains at Southall Station, London commission - Ealing and the European, Union Fund
Open Drawing Competition Exhibition, Cheltenham and North England

Smith Jariwala Gallery, ‘Indian Winter’, London

Pitshanger Manor Gallery, ‘First Sight’, London


Royal Academy, ‘Summer Exhibition’, invited Artist, London

Gallery Espace, ‘Drawing’94’, New Delhi

Connaught Brown Gallery, The Affordable Art Company Exhibition, London


Gallery Chemould, ‘Seventeen Indian Painters’, Bombay


Robert Hull Fleming Museum, ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA

Halle Sud, ‘Coup De Coeur, Festival of Indian Art’, Geneva, Switzerland

Bucknell University, Contemporary Indian Art, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Grey Art Gallery, Contemporary Indian Art, New York University, New York
Sahitya Kala Akademi, Painting Camp, Sohna, Haryana, India
World Punjabi Writers Conference, Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, New Delhi

Lalit Kala Academy, Fifth Triennale India, New Delhi

Royal Academy of Arts, Contemporary Indian Art, London

Museum of Modern Art, ‘India - Myth and Reality’, Oxford