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Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

Nasreen Mohamedi & Arpita Singh in Elles font l'abstraction

October 22, 2021 - February 27, 2022

The exhibition sets out to write the history of the contributions of women artists to abstraction with works dating from the 1860s to the 1980s. Far from being a mere catalogue, the exhibition reveals the decisive turning points that marked this development, the specific contexts for creation, the research conducted by the artists, individually or in groups, as well as the founding exhibitions. 

Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum

Arpita Singh in Another Energy

April 22 - September 26, 2021

Another Energy focuses on 16 female artists in their 70s or older, from across the globe, who continue to embark on new challenges. Showcasing their wide array of powerful works from paintings, video, sculptures, to large-scale installations and performances, this exhibition contemplates the nature of the special strength - “Another Energy” - of these women who have all continued challenging throughout their long-standing careers. 

13th Gwangju Biennale

13th Gwangju Biennale

Arpita Singh in Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning

Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning sets out to examine the spectrum of the extended mind through artistic and theoretical means. The Biennale argues for the primacy of plurality, positing that points of origin and influence ought to be accessed not only through the dominant technological systems and machinic vocabularies traceable to the West but also relate to heterodox ancestries.

Alwar Balasubramaniam and Ranjani Shettar

Alwar Balasubramaniam and Ranjani Shettar

Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century

March 6 - September 12, 2021

The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, celebrates its centennial with Seeing Differently. The exhibition marks the first major celebration of the museum’s permanent collection in over 10 years and includes works by Paul Klee, Mondrian, Rothko, Pollock, Picasso, de Kooning, Calder, Jacob Lawrence and Ranjani Shettar amongst others...

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Narrating from the Museum Collection 10 years of KNMA

January 25, 2020 - December 30, 2020

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art turns ten this year.  We celebrate the past decade, bringing back vignettes that will highlight the museum’s multi-focal vision, its evolving mission, directions and journeys undertaken, mapping intersecting histories of the subcontinent.

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

Public Intimacies, Correspondences: A Programme of Films by Alia Syed

January 19, 2020

Taking as a point of departure her epistolary project Letters to Leena, a series of correspondences to her mixed heritage daughter, curator Jemma Desai and artist Jasleen Kaur present a selection of works from British experimental filmmaker Alia Syed.

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart

Alia Syed in Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life

October 19, 2019 - January 12, 2020

The curatorial model of Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life posits itself against an art industry’s paradigms of efficiency and production, which stand into relation to real conditions of production and often deprive exhibitions of their potentiality. The exhibition is instead taken as a medium which gives us an opportunity to share knowledge and create new meaning.

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art

Alia Syed in Migrating Worlds: The Art of the Moving Image in Britain

October 10 – December 29, 2019

Migrating Worlds brings together work by eight of Britain’s leading film and video artists in the first exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art dedicated exclusively to the moving image.

Universidad de Sevilla

Universidad de Sevilla

Allan deSouza

May 22 - June 5, 2019

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Ranjani Shettar: Earth Songs for a Night Sky

May 16 - August 25, 2019

Earth Songs for a Night Sky is a multi-faceted project by Ranjani Shettar. Occupying two rooms and the staircase of the original Phillips House, the project is conceived in dialogue with Wassily Kandinsky’s artist’s book Klänge (Sounds)—which features 56 woodcuts and was published right after he had made his breakthrough into abstraction—and Klee’s late paintings in the Phillips’s collection, including Arab Song (1932), Efflorescence (1937), and Figure of the Oriental Theater (1934).

58th Venice Biennale, India Pavilion

58th Venice Biennale, India Pavilion

Rummana Hussain in Our time for a future sharing

May 11 – November 24, 2019

Unhinged by events of 1992-93, Rummana embarked on a courageous pursuit to excavate the marginalization of the other, their means and sustenance. Now, over 25 years after they were first created by the artist they still resonate with renewed vigor, except what were local origins at the time are now pervasive around the globe, abundant in echoes of intolerance to secularism and self.

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Arpita Singh: A Retrospective

January 30 – July 14, 2019

Arpita Singh is one of the most significant women artists in India. This retrospective exhibition at KNMA gives an extraordinary opportunity to view six decades of her art practice. 

Arvind Indigo Museum

Arvind Indigo Museum

Alwar Balasubramaniam in Alchemy: Explorations in Indigo

January 27 - March 31, 2019

Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum is very pleased to host the launching exhibition Alchemy: Explorations in Indigo of the Arvind Indigo Museum. Seeing indigo as an art form, the exhibition will have national and international artists using indigo in multiple media and forms to create a world of all things indigo.

Asia Society

Asia Society

Allan deSouza in New Cartographies: Artists & the Changing Map of Asia

September 15, 2018 - March 17, 2019

New Cartographies delves into the unique ways that contemporary artists such as Tiffany Chung, Allan deSouza, Li Songsong, and Sohei Nishino are incorporating cartography into their practices as they look at globally relevant topics such as urbanization, economic migration, environmental change, refugee movements, and the repercussions of colonial legacies.

The Mary and Carter Thacher Gallery

The Mary and Carter Thacher Gallery

Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country

September 4 - November 4, 2018

Allan deSouza’s Through the Black Country, or, The Sources of the Thames Around the Great Shires of Lower England and Down the Severn River to the Atlantic Ocean reenacts and upends iconic colonial narratives of discovery in Africa. 

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Alia Syed in Delirium // Equilibrium

August 19 - October 30, 2018

Engaging with videos or films in a dark or semi-dark space, where things come closer to life or create a world of their own, the presence of colour, touch, sound, movement, apparitions, light and shadow, draws one into a complex technological environment. One is moved by the potentiality of the mediums used by artists, their diverse and occasionally precarious themes processed through the intricacies of looped time and nuanced languages. The world of today is disenchanting and distraught, yet alluring and demanding, desiring poise and equilibrium

apexart

apexart

Allan deSouza in Light in Wartime

June 7 - June 28, 2018

Light in Wartime brings together photographers whose works shed new light on war, both forensically and symbolically.  In a world so hounded by images of war, many of the photographers featured in Light in Wartime challenge the conventions and limitations of traditional reportage, underlining the tensions between art, fiction, and photojournalism.
 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ranjani Shettar: Seven ponds and a few raindrops

March 12 – September 16, 2018

Usually composed of numerous nonrepresentational forms, Ranjani Shettar’s immersive environments are inspired by her observations of the now-threatened natural environs of her native India.

FRAC Lorraine

FRAC Lorraine

Alwar Balasubramaniam in You Remind Me of Someone

February 23 - June 17, 2018

You Remind Me of Someone relies on mechanisms triggered by resemblance, mimicry, and reciprocity in order to explore our relationship to images in a world in which they multiply endlessly on a daily basis. The visual and gestural similarities between the works question affinities, elicit encounters, seek to find a common thread in this continuous flux.

Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum

ALLAN DESOUZA: Through the Black Country

January 25 – July 14, 2018

DeSouza’s most recent work reenacts and upends iconic colonial narratives of discovery in Africa. 

Asia Society

Asia Society

Allan deSouza in Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora

June 27 - August 6, 2017

Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora, organized by Asia Society Museum with the support of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, considers the work of nineteen contemporary artists from the South Asian diaspora who explore notions of home and issues relating to migration, gender, race, and memory across mediums and aesthetics

Pizzuti Collection

Pizzuti Collection

Ranjani Shettar, Alwar Balasubramaniam & Sheila Makhijani in Visions from India

March 10 - October 28, 2017

Visions From India is a celebration of artists who proffer their own paths that link them to India and the rest of the world. 

University of California

University of California

Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country

January 23 - May 19, 2017

Allan deSouza, chair of UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice, presents an exhibition that reenacts and upends the traditional colonial relationship, positioning modern-day England as the object of investigation by an explorer from Africa.

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

N.N. Rimzon in Pond Near the Field

December 12, 2016 - April 30, 2017

The exhibition brings into focus the works of five artists who spent their formative years in Kerala and whose subversive art practice problematised the discourse of Indian Art in the 1980s and 1990s.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Nasreen Mohamedi: Inaugural Exhibition at The MET Breuer

March 18 - June 5, 2016

One of the most significant artists to emerge in post-Independence India, Nasreen Mohamedi (1937–1990) created a body of work that demonstrates a singular and sustained engagement with abstraction. The Met Breuer exhibition, the first museum retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States, is an important part of the Met’s initiative to explore and present the global scope of modern and contemporary art.

Van Every/Smith Museum Galleries

Van Every/Smith Museum Galleries

Alia Syed & Allan deSouza in Contents Under Pressure

February 25 - April 10, 2016

The Van Every/Smith Galleries and Davidson College are pleased to present Contents Under Pressure, featuring the works of Allan deSouza and Alia Syed. 

Blaffer Art Museum

Blaffer Art Museum

Allan deSouza in TIME/IMAGE

September 26 - December 12, 2015

Time / Image explores the interrelationship of time and thought in contemporary art. The exhibition borrows its title and, loosely, its philosophical framework from French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995).

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Nasreen Mohamedi: Waiting is a Part of Intense Living

September 23, 2015 - January 11, 2016

Nasreen Mohamedi was one of the first Indian artists to embrace abstraction, moving away from the more conventional doctrines of Indian modern art in the early decades of the 20th century. The exhibition, organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, displays her work – combining thought and action – in the intersections between her life and her art.

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Alwar Balasubramaniam and Allan deSouza in Intersections@5

May 28 - October 25, 2015

The Phillips Collection celebrates the fifth anniversary of Intersections, which since 2009 has presented the work of 22 artists—9 men and 13 women—from the US and abroad. This exhibition presents works by Intersections artists that have been acquired to date, both pieces that were featured in past installations and new works that are reminiscent or emblematic of the projects. Most importantly, the anniversary exhibition is a celebration of the Phillips’s mission to actively collect and display contemporary art.

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Sheila Makhijani in Working Spaces

January 28 - February 29, 2015

‘Working Spaces’ can be read in multiple ways. Bordering between representation and abstraction, artists have employed acts of drawing, structural forms of architecture and of objects, principles of visual deception and optical illusion, nuances of colour and the effects of light and sound to manifest concepts/ideas about materiality and non-materiality, fullness and emptiness, form and formlessness, often entering into realms of the transcendental and the mystical. 

Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery

Nasreen Mohamedi in Adventures of the Black Square

January 15 - April 6, 2015

This epic show takes Kazimir Malevich’s radical painting of a black square – first shown in Russia 100 years ago – as the emblem of a new art and a new society. The exhibition features over 100 artists who took up its legacy, from Buenos Aires to Tehran, London to Berlin, New York to Tel Aviv. Their paintings, photographs and sculptures symbolise Modernism’s utopian aspirations and breakdowns.

2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale

2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Muhanned Cader in Whorled Explorations

December 12, 2014 - March 29, 2015

Galle Fort, Fort Kochi presents a series of 29 seascapes, intricately rendered in graphite on wood panels. Originally created as an installation at the 2014 Kochi Muziris Biennale, Galle Fort, Fort Kochi engages with an environment, the seaside, that is both specific and, as Cader points out, remarkably universal.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool

Nasreen Mohamedi

June 6 - October 5, 2014

Nasreen Mohamedi reveals the artist’s significant contribution to modernism that expands the boundaries of Western art history and offers an opportunity to reconsider the meaning of abstract art. Featuring more than 50 of her works, Nasreen Mohamedi charts the evolution of Mohamedi’s work, exploring how she, like Mondrian, moved away from a figurative style and developed her own unique approach to abstraction.

Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth

Nasreen Mohamedi in Lines

March 22 - May 31, 2014

This exhibition brings together a group of international artists active between the 1950s and today, all of whom explore new frontiers for abstraction. The line functions in a variety of ways, including: writing, weaving, notating, diary-keeping, nature, the body, the environment, and the everyday; each resulting in expanded, eroded, and perverted grids generated by a liberating line.

Drawing Room, London, UK

Drawing Room, London, UK

Nasreen Mohamedi in Abstract Drawing

February 20 - April 19, 2014

Abstract Drawing is Drawing Room’s fourth artist-curated exhibition, a strand of the programme that aims to provide insight into the ideas that inform the work of key contemporary artists.

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Rummana Hussain in Is it what you think?

January 30 - September 30, 2014

At one level, the exhibition reflects upon the immediate and the impending political and social crisis through acts of resistance, and at another level, it becomes a site of recuperation and healing. The selected artists have been committed to a socially engaged practice since many years. Through their seminal works, themes that touch upon issues of oppression, violence, historical identity and cultural memory will be addressed in diverse formats and modes of representation.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Nasreen Mohamedi in Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists

August 31, 2013 - April 27, 2014

The installation will juxtapose historical objects and architecture with works by contemporary artists that employ traditional Islamic styles, materials and subject matter as their source. Framed beneath the Museum’s stunning 17th century Persian mosaic arch, visitors will see how contemporary artists are drawing upon their cultural and visual past to explore personal, political, and aesthetic concerns.

Sahmat Collective: Art and Activisim in India since 1989

Sahmat Collective: Art and Activisim in India since 1989

Rummana Hussain

Smart Museum of Art, Chicago IL | February 14 - June 9, 2013
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC | September 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Since 1989, the influential Delhi-based Sahmat has offered a platform for artists, writers, poets, musicians, actors, and activists to create and present works of art that promote artistic freedom and celebrate secular, egalitarian values.

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Nasreen Mohamedi: A Retrospective

January 31 - November 30, 2013

In the history of Indian Modernism, Nasreen Mohamedi is a distinct figure who broke away from the mainstream art practice of the early decades of post-Independent India, choosing the less explored trajectory of the 'non-representational'.

Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery

Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery

SHEILA MAKHIJANI in 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7)

December 8, 2012 – April 14, 2013

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is the Gallery’s flagship international contemporary art event, and the only major exhibition series in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. APT7 continued the series’ forward-thinking approach to questions of geography, history and culture and how these questions are explored through the work of contemporary artists.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Ranjani Shettar: Varsha

2012

Ranjani Shettar’s Varsha, an artist’s book published by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art in late 2012, evokes aspects of 16 phases of the monsoon and the classical Indian astronomy used to predict them. The accordion-folding volume, bound in hand-worked metal, includes 16 original prints, each corresponding to a specific period of the rainy season.

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Ranjani Shettar: High tide for a blue moon

December 1, 2012 - February 17, 2013

Shettar's large installations draw inspiration from natural forms recalling the surreal beauty of magical creatures and sensuous landscapes. She gives imaginative form to natural phenomena as diverse and unique as the interaction of light and water, the luminescence of fireflies and the kinetic response of plants to sunlight.

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Alwar Balasubramaniam in Beyond the Self

November 24, 2012 - March 3, 2013

Through the work of artists from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand, Beyond the Self: Contemporary Portraiture from Asia examines recent directions in contemporary self portraiture in Asia.

Henry Art Gallery

Henry Art Gallery

Ranjani Shettar in Now Here is also Nowhere: Part I

October 27, 2012 - January 6, 2013

Now Here is also Nowhere is a two-part meditation and non-linear account of how—in making artworks about ideas and intangible concepts— artists continually question and destabilize the nature of the art object.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Alia Syed: Eating Grass

August 11, 2012 - July 28, 2013

Experimental filmmaker Alia Syed makes her West Coast debut at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) with an installation of her film Eating Grass.

18th Biennale of Sydney

18th Biennale of Sydney

Alwar Balasubramaniam in all our relations

June 27 - September 16, 2012

The 18th Biennale of Sydney, all our relations, was the first to be developed by a curatorial duo, Artistic Directors Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster. De Zegher and McMaster proposed that an exhibition that could function as a collaboration between curators, artists and audience; a ‘collective composition’ that championed values of connectivity, conversation and compassion as models for being in the world. 

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

Nasreen Mohamedi in Lines of Thought

February 29 - May 13, 2012

The exhibition Lines of Thought explores the work of 15 contemporary artists, whose practice has focused in particular on using line in creatively challenging ways. With works representing different generations, it is remarkable to observe how the meaning and use of line varies from one artist to another.

SF Camerawork

SF Camerawork

Allan deSouza: The World Series

January 13 - February 25, 2012

National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria

Ranjani Shettar: Dewdrops and Sunshine

November 4, 2011 - February 26, 2012

Ranjani Shettar: Dewdrops and Sunshine showcases the artist’s unique approach to sculpture including material experimentation, relationship to space, engagement with nature, exploration of tradition and resonance with modernism. 

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Allan deSouza: Close Quarters and Far Pavilions

October 1, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Allan deSouza’s new video and photographic installation, Close Quarters and Far Pavilions, consists of a four-channel video work of multiple sequences shot from inside commercial flights at the time of take-offs and landings. The title, influenced by M.M. Kaye’s 1978 novel about conflicting identities and split loyalties set in India and Afghanistan, suggests the aircrafts’ cramped spaces and the hand-to-hand combat of “close quarters,” as well as the exotic allure of faraway places.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

Ranjani Shettar in barely there (Part II)

September 16 - December 30, 2011

barely there is a two-part group exhibition that explores issues of immateriality, presence, absence, performance, and the performative. The exhibition also considers the ability of art to engage broad and often intangible concepts by generating a series of connections rather than functioning as a prescribed whole.  

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Allan deSouza: The World Series

June 23 - September 17, 2011

The World Series (2010–11) features a group of 30 color photographs by Allan deSouza created in response to Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series (1940–41), from The Phillips Collection. 

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Alwar Balasubramaniam: Sk(in)

May 26, 2011 - April 21, 2012

Conceived specifically for the Phillips, Sk(in) is a two-part installation occupying the Hunter Courtyard and adjacent gallery space, thereby playing off the artist’s idea of inside-out, outer and inner, and visible and invisible. 

Hermes Foundation

Hermes Foundation

Ranjani Shettar: Flame of the Forest

April 28 - June 5, 2011

Ranjani Shettar’s installation at Third Floor-Hermès embodies the magnanimity and enigma of the “Flame of the Forest” – a majestic tree considered sacred by Hindus. Its structure and resonance are the basis for this ethereal, sculptural installation that permeates physical and psychological space.  

Art Tower Mito

Art Tower Mito

Ranjani Shettar in Quiet Attentions

February 12 - May 8, 2011

The participating artists will conceive the works based on the perception of sound and ambience, gesture, memory, passage of time, the laws of the world and the social mechanism that go by unnoticed in our daily life. 

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Allan deSouza: His Master's Tools

January 23 - May 29, 2011

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

November 21, 2010 – February 7, 2011

NASREEN MOHAMEDI
A. BALASUBRAMANIAM
SHEILA MAKHIJANI
ALIA SYED
RANJANI SHETTAR in

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

Liverpool Biennial International 10

Liverpool Biennial International 10

Ranjani Shettar in Touched

September 18 - November 28, 2010

For Touched, Ranjani Shettar experimented with bronze and presents an elegant installation in the Vide at the Bluecoat that provoked a conversation about the touch between materials and architecture. Cast using the ancient lost wax process, Shettar’s work drew attention to the process of casting bronze. 

Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois

Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois

Allan deSouza: The Farthest Point

August 26 - December 30, 2010

The Farthest Point brings together new and recent works by the internationally recognized photo-conceptual artist Allan deSouza.

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou

Allan deSouza in Dreamlands

May 5 - August 9, 2010

‎‎Dreamlands‎‎ ‎‎develops a new purpose: to show how international fairs, world exhibitions and leisure parks have been able to constitute models that have influenced the design of the city and its uses. Indeed, if such models have shaped the imagination, nourished utopias as well as the creations of artists, they have also become realities, in which real-life comes to be inscribed, modifying our relationship to the world and geography, to time and history, to the notions of original and copy, of art and non-art.‎

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Alwar Balasubramaniam in Contemplating the Void

February 28 - April 29, 2010

Since its opening in 1959, the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim building has served as an inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. The central void of the rotunda has elicited many unique responses over the years, which have been manifested in both site-specific solo shows and memorable exhibition designs.

Milton Keynes Gallery

Milton Keynes Gallery

Nasreen Mohamedi

September 5 - November 15, 2009

Milton Keynes Gallery is delighted to announce a major solo exhibition of work by important Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi. Her diary pages, drawings and photographs combine Western influences such as Paul Klee and Kasimir Malevich with Islamic architectural forms and a South Asian sensibility, resulting in an intensely personal body of work.  

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Ranjani Shettar: New Work

March 21 - July 7, 2009

Unlike many contemporary Indian artists currently exhibiting their work internationally, Shettar has maintained close connections to Bangalore, India, where she was born and educated. Her artistic vocabulary is akin to those of postminimalist artists such as Martin Puryear and Eva Hesse, insofar as she explores a variety of materials and displays an interest in both handwork and the conceptual dimensions of art objects.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Ranjani Shettar in Inaugural Rooftop Sculpture Garden

March 21 - July 7, 2009

More than forty years have passed since minimalist artists first began incorporating the space of the gallery into their artistic work, but the impact of sculpture that reflects the inherent possibilities and limitations of its setting has hardly diminished. This practice is fundamental to the work of the artist Ranjani Shettar, although her focus is not solely on the display environment or even the notion of sculpture as it is understood in this realm. 

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Alia Syed: Filmworks

February 11 - April 13, 2009

The work of the English artist of Indian descent Alia Syed (Swansea, United Kingdom) is on display for the first time in Spain at this exhibition. Her work Eating Grass (2003), is a succession of sequences in public and private spaces of three cities (London, Karachi and Lahore), assembled as a collage. 

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

FOCUS: Ranjani Shettar

December 14, 2008 - February 8, 2009

Ranjani Shettar creates large-scale, abstract sculpture by combining manmade and natural materials such as wood, beeswax, cloth, thread, rubber, PVC pipe, wire, steel, and beads. Her works, which appear to be as impulsive and random as they are patterned and logical, are frequently arranged as sculptural installations that interact with and articulate the space around them.  

Third Guangzhou Triennial

Third Guangzhou Triennial

Allan deSouza

September 6 - November 16, 2008

Third Triennial opens at Guangdong Museum of Art and its satellite museum, Time Museum, consisting of 181 artists from over 40 countries. The curators GAO Shiming, Sarat MAHARAJ and Johnson CHANG Tsong-zung brought together artists that examine the limits of multi-culturalism in a post-Colonial era and the effects on contemporary art production.

Seventh Gwangju Biennial

Seventh Gwangju Biennial

Allan deSouza

September 5 - November 9, 2008

The Biennale aims to contribute to “blurring distinctions between center and margin” as well as to a “break from the past of discrimination and exclusivity”, and is organized by Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor, with Co-Curators Hyunjin Kim and Ranjit Hoskote. deSouza will participate in MYDADA, a group effort with the artists Yong Soon Min and Abdelali Dahrouch.

55th Carnegie International

55th Carnegie International

Ranjani Shettar in Life on Mars

May 3, 2008 - January 11, 2009

Known as one of the preeminent international surveys of contemporary art, the International was founded simultaneously with the Carnegie Museum at the behest of Andrew Carnegie.  It has consistently been among the most innovative and challenging exhibitions of contemporary art-the only regularly scheduled global survey in North America, and the only one presented in a museum.  

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

Momentum 10: Ranjani Shettar

March 9 - July 11, 2008

The artist's first solo presentation in a U.S. museum will feature a new work entitled Sun-sneezers blow light bubbles.  The suspended sculpture made with steel, tamarind kernel powder and muslin, and fashioned into organic shapes reminiscent of soap bubbles, containers of light, or multiplying cells hanging throughout the gallery, creates an immersive, ethereal environment.  

9th Lyon Biennale

9th Lyon Biennale

Ranjani Shettar

September 17, 2007 - January 6, 2018

Thierry Raspail, creator of the Lyon Biennale, named this year's 00's-The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named, reflecting his vision of a biennial as a visual history book written by several hands.  60 "players" form two circles, one of curators and critics, and one of artists, to decide which artist or work defines the decade.  Co-curated by Stephanie Moison and Hans Ulrich Obrist. 

Documenta 12

Documenta 12

Nasreen Mohamedi

June 16 - September 23, 2007

Documenta 12 investigates three questions: is modernity our antiquity, what is bare life, and what is to be done (concerning education)? Artistic Director Roger Buergel and Curator Ruth Noack sensitively address these issues with all conceivable media, very few art star names, and work form diverse countries.  

The 8th Sharjah Biennial

The 8th Sharjah Biennial

Ranjani Shettar

April 4 - June 4, 2007

Still Life Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, aims to be both a "celebration of the natural world and a response to the countless alarms being set off as a result of human thoughtlessness."  Mohammad Kazem, Eva Scharrer, and Jonathan Watkins, with Artistic Director Jack Persekian and Director Hoor Al Qasimi, create an eclectic show of artists whose work addresses ecology. 

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution

Nasreen Mohamedi

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego | March 4 - July 16, 2007
Vancouver Art Gallery | October 4, 2008 - January 11, 2009

The first comprehensive exhibition to examine the international foundations and legacy of feminist art, Wack! focuses on 1965 to 1980, during which the majority of feminist activism and art-marking occurred in North America.  Comprising work in a broad range of media, the exhibition considers geography, formal concerns, and collective aesthetic and political impulses. Curated by Connie Butler. 

Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Nasreen Mohamedi in the 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

December 2, 2006 - May 27, 2007

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is Queensland Art Gallery's flagship international contemporary art event.  The fifth APT (APT5) is the opening exhibition at the new Gallery of Modern Art-the largest gallery of modern art in Australia.  APT5 is directed by Doug Hall, and curated by the Queensland Art Gallery team: Lyne Seear, Andrew Clark, Suhanya Raffel, Julie Ewington. 

The First Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries

The First Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries

Allan deSouza

November 25, 2006 - February 25, 2007

In its inaugural year, the Biennial addresses relationships between natural, social, and economic environments and effects on people and landscapes in and between countries. 

The Singapore Biennale

The Singapore Biennale

Alwar Balasubramaniam and N.S. Harsha

September 4 - November 12, 2006

Singapore's inaugural international Biennale of contemporary art and the anchor cultural event for Singapore 2006: Global City.  The theme is Belief, wherein artists reflect upon their own beliefs as well as the nature of belief itself-combining street culture and visual art in order to make art part of everyday life.  Directed by Fumo Nanjo, Deputy Director of the Mori Art Musuem.  

Marian Goodman Gallery

Marian Goodman Gallery

Ranjani Shettar in Freeing the Line

June 22 - August 26, 2006

Freeing the Line, curated by Catherine de Zegher, considers the departure of the line from the paper and into space, juxtaposing "drawings without paper" (as Gego titled them)-works made of wire and thread by artist in the late sixties and early seventies-with contemporary drawings. 

XV Sydney Biennale

XV Sydney Biennale

Navjot Altaf, Zarina Bhimji, Ranjani Shettar, Alia Syed

June 8 - August 27, 2006

This biennale included 85 artists and collaborations from 57 cities in 44 countries, exploring the theme "Zones of Contact."  Dr. Charles Merewether, the Artistic Director and Curator described the theme as about places where people live and move, concerning cities, settlements, and the merging and separation of public and private areas where people encounter one another.  

Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography

Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography

Allan deSouza and Zarina Bhimji

International Center of Photography, New York | March 10 - My 28, 2006
Miami Art Central, Miami, FL | June 29 - August 17, 2006
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City | February 14 - May 6, 2007
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN | February 29 - May 25, 2008

An exhibition of some of the most forceful propositions by contemporary artists and photographers on how to look at Africa. 

ARTPACE

ARTPACE

Ranjani Shettar

March 8 - May 7, 2006

Douglas Fogle selected Ranjani Shettar to be an International-Artist-in-Residence at Artpace.  Shettar's project involves two works that utilize biological research in a considered treatment of material-incorporating native woods to join with the local environment.  Ranjani Shettar is the first artist from India invited to this prestigious residency.  

Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College

Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College

Alwar Balasubramaniam: Unfixed Being

October 14 - December 7, 2005

Unfixed Being features six recent works by A. Balasubramaniam.  Convincing, his trompe l'oeil sculptures posit illusion as the means for viewers to access the works. Curated by Brad Thomas. 

Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts

Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts

Alwar Balasubramaniam in Indian Summer

October 7 - December 31, 2005

An exhibition of twenty-four young contemporary Indian artists, most of whom emerged during the 1990s-when both globalization and post-modernization were consolidated as the "New World Order."  The exhibition aims to present a wide range of work to an audience that has had no exposure to contemporary Indian art.  The works evoke something of the texture of life in India today.  

Hayward Galleries

Hayward Galleries

Alia Syed in British Art Show 6

September 24, 2005 - January 8, 2006

Now in its sixth incarnation, the British Art Show is widely regarded as an essential guide to the most significant art from Britain.  As an expression of the recent and the imminent, it offers a wide-ranging account of contemporary British art and is the most ambitious exhibition of its kind.  The exhibition is organized by Hayward Gallery, and it tours every five years in cities across the UK. 

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Ranjani Shettar in Out There

July 2 - August 29, 2005

Out There brings together artists from Britain, Australia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, India and Poland for a three-week residency.  They are invited to make site-specific works in the woods and parkland next to the Sainsbury Centre.  In the woodlands, Ranjani Shettar constructs a work about transformation via a fence of branches which support webs of bright red fabric.  

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

Ranjani Shettar in J'en Rêve

June 24 - October 10, 2005

Offering a fresh look at undiscovered talents, J'en Rêve captures the energy and promise of youth, shedding light on the lifestyles and desires of a new generation.  The exhibition includes the work of more than 100 artists in their twenties from such diverse places as India, Argentina, Iran, and Thailand.  

The Drawing Center, New York

The Drawing Center, New York

Nasreen Mohamedi: Lines among Lines

March 19 - May 21, 2005

Nasreen Mohamedi: Lines among Lines, introduces the contemplative abstract drawings and photographs of the influential yet under-recognized Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990). Lines among Lines will be the first solo exhibition in New York to focus primarily on Mohamedi’s drawings.

University of Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts

Alwar Balasubramaniam and Ranjani Shettar in Transition and Transformation

March 5 - May 15, 2005

This exhibition brings together for the first time the work of Ranjani Shettar and Alwar Balasubramaniam, two leading young artists from Bangalore, India. Their work, in common, explores boundaries between personal and cosmic dimensions, physicality and immateriality, the man-made and the natural, and tradition and modernity.  Curated by Loretta Yarlow. 

Landscape Confection

Landscape Confection

Ranjani Shettar

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH | January 29 - May 1, 2005
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX | July 23, 2005 - September 11, 2005
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA | February 5 - May 7, 2006

This exhibition brings together the work of thirteen artists expanding the boundaries of traditional landscape painting.  They embrace the decorative and blur distinctions between art and craft, using materials and techniques that range far beyond paint on canvas.  

Allan deSouza

Allan deSouza

in Africa Remix: Contemporary art of a continent

Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany | July 24 - November 7, 2004
Hayward Gallery, London, UK | February 10 - April 17, 2005
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France | May 25 - August 8, 2005
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan | May 27 - August 31, 2006

Allan deSouza

Allan deSouza

in Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora

Museum for African Art, New York, NY | November 14, 2013 - March 1, 2004
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA | March 27 - June 20, 2004
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI | September 11 - November 28, 2004
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal | January 25 - April 3, 2005
Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA | April 6 - July 10, 2006

The Last Picture Show: Artists using photography 1960-1982

The Last Picture Show: Artists using photography 1960-1982

Nasreen Mohamedi

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN | October 11, 2003 - January 11, 2004
Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, CA | February 8 - May 9, 2004
Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain | May 28 - September 19, 2004
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland | November 19, 2004 - February 20, 2005
Miami Art Center, Miami, FL | March 11 - June 12, 2005

Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

Alia Syed in A Century of Artists' Film in Britain

May 19, 2003 - April 18, 2004

This ambitious display of 170 works by 130 artists aims for the first time to reveal the full range, variety and originality of Britain's film histories, from films made close to the cinema's birth in the 1890s to work realized at the start of the 21st century.  Many of the works have not been seen before in a gallery context, and some have been seen publicly since their first screenings.  

How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a global age

How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a global age

Ranjani Shettar

February 19 - May 4, 2003

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, with travel to
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L'Arte, Torino, Italy 
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

This exhibition examines ways that globalization, or "new internationalism in art," affects visual culture.  Featuring twenty-eight artist from Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Africa, Turkey and the United States whose practices transcend national boundaries without surrendering their specificity.  

Jigar: A Retrospective of Alia Syed's Film Works

Jigar: A Retrospective of Alia Syed's Film Works

Alia Syed

New Art Gallery Space, Walsall, UK | February 1 - March 10, 2002
TheSpace@inIVA, London, UK | February 6 - March 15, 2002
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland | June 7 - September 8, 2002
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, UK | June 22 - August 4, 2002

Features evocative and poetic film works made over a period of fifteen years by the British Asian artist Alia Syed. 

Art in General

Art in General

Allan deSouza in Terrain

May 3 - June 30, 2001

Carving city blocks out of discarded computer chips and building forests from lampshades, Artist-in-Residence Allan deSouza creates a new photographic landscape series out of industrial debris and detritus found in the area.  deSouza recylces the city's castoffs to create microcosmic representations of the city iteslef.  The result is the Terrain series of chronographic prints.