b. 1986, Bombay, India


EDUCATION

2008          Parsons School of Design, New York, U.S.A. BFA(Honours), Fine Arts.

2006          Hellenic International Studies In The Arts, Paros, Greece


SELECTED AWARDS AND HONOURS

2021          Sovereign Asian Art Prize Vogue Hong Kong Women’s Art Prize (for “Saudade”)

2021          Le Prix DDessin Paris

2018          Vogue Women Of The Year 2018 Vogue Young Achiever Of The Year

2018          Vogue Magazine’s VogueWorld 100 Creative Voices


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022          TBA Galerie LJ, Paris, France

2021          Birth Of A New World TARQ, Mumbai, India

2019          Mirror of the Mind Galerie LJ, Paris, France

2017          Where The Water Takes Us TARQ, Mumbai, India

2017          Ancestral Home Galeria Bien Cuadrado, Barcelona, Spain (cur. Diana Di Nuzzo)

2016          Intersections Galeria Combustion Espontanea, Madrid, Spain

2015          Luna Tabulatorum Stephen Romano Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2014          Encyclopedia Of The Strange Tiny Griffon Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany

2013          Mythography Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, India

2011          Origin of Species Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, India

2009          Worlds Within Words Fabrica do Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal

2009          Conversations With Myself Pois.Cafe, Lisbon, Portugal

2008          Collection of Dreams Convento São Francisco De Mertola, Mertola, Portugal


TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2021          TBA Galerie DYS, Brussels, Belgium

2021          In Orbit Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin, Germany (with Rachel Garrad)

2019          Osmosis TARQ, Mumbai, India (with Savia Mahajan and Samanta Batra Mehta) (cur. Shaleen Wadhwana)

2019          SPRING! A Group Show of Contemporary Drawing Galerie LJ, Paris, France (with Howie Tsui and Jason Jägel)

2015          Reliquaries: The Remembered Self  TARQ, Mumbai, India (with Suruchi Choksi)  


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS      

2021          The 2021 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, 9 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong SAR

2021          The Dawn of Aquarius Lakeeren, Mumbai, India (online exhibition) (cur. Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala)

2020          Inherited Memory TARQ, Mumbai, India (online exhibition)

2019          Work in Progress Galeria Bien Cuadrado, Barcelona, Spain

2019          Fata In Fata/ Face To Face, Fortified Church, Cincsor, Romania (cur. Elisabeth Ochsenfeld, Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana)

2019          Chloe Couture National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

2019          Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam/ The World Is One Family, Kolkata Centre For Creativity, Emami Art, Kolkata, India

2019          The Dot that went for a walk The Royal Opera House, Mumbai , India

2018          Breaking Barriers Jehangir Art Gallery/Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, India

2018          We See You, We Hear You The Hospital Club Gallery, London. U.K. (Presented by Subject Matter)

2018          Homo Faber / Fashion Inside and Out The Michelangelo Foundation, Venice, Italy (cur. Judith Clark)

2018          Portal October Gallery, London, U.K.

2018          Sensorium / The End Is Only The Beginning Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, Goa India

2017          State of Art Mazda Space, Barcelona, Spain (Presented by Galeria Bien Cuadrado and Barcelona Young Gallery Weekend)

2017          This Burning Land Belongs To You Swiss Cottage Gallery, London, U.K. (Presented by TARQ for Camden Kala, UK/India Year of Culture)

2017          To talk to the worms and the stars The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada (cur. Natasha Chaykowski)

2017          G/rove Latitude 28, New Delhi, India (cur. Bhavna Kakar and Adwait Singh)

2017          Roots to Healing, Northrup Gallery, Goldstein Museum of Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. (cur. Lisa Aston Philander)

2016          Gallery III Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

2016          Hortus Deliciarum Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana, Garana, Romania

2016          Statim Finis Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

2016          The Creepy Room Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

2016          Language of the Birds: Occult and Art 80WSE Gallery, New York. U.S.A. (cur. Pam Grossman)

2015          Hieroglyphica Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

2015          Magica Sexualis Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

2015          Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular The Morbid Anatomy Museum,Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

2015          Rite of Passage Art*ry Gallery, Fort Kochi, Kerala, India (cur. Kanchi Mehta)

2015          Not Man The Less, But Nature More Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. (cur. Michela D’Acquisto &Holly Knox Yeoman)

2015          In Missa Interfectionis, Vernum Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

2014          Diplomatic Art - Expozitia Retrospectiva Galeria Calpe Timisoara, Romania

2014          Abundantia Cornu Copiae Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

2014          Diplomatic Art Helios Gallery, Timisoara, Romania

2014          In Missa Interfectionis Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

2014          Collectiva de Petit Format Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain     

2013          India Art Festival (presented by Gallery Art & Soul), Mumbai, India

2013          Crest of the Strawberry Moon Gospel Flat Farm, Bolinas, California, U.S.A.

2013          Of The Hand Madder Moon Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

2013          Inventari Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

2012          Xmas 12/ The Big Group Show Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012          O Fim Espaço Santo Antonio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012          Sobre El Paper Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain     

2012          Tristesia - Paraphernalia - Memorabilia Fundatia Interart Triade, Timisoara, Romania

2012          Tristesia - Paraphernalia - Memorabilia Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana, Garana, Romania

2012          Collectiva d’Estiu Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

2011          Barcelona Showcase Casa Batllo, Barcelona, Spain

2011          Collectiva Nadal Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

2011          Art de Mercat X-L-XL Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

2011          Exhibition Room Who Galeria, Lisbon, Portugal

2011          Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Mumbai, India

2011          Snowball Articule Gallery, Montréal, Québec, Canada

2010          Collectiva Nadal Galeria Espai b, Barcelona, Spain

2010          De Sanguine Guardia Sanframondi, Benevento, Italy

2010          Chic and Cheap Galerie Vivell, Liege, Belgium

2010          New Mirror Illustration Who Galeria, Lisbon, Portugal

2010          New Mirror Illustration Muuda, Porto, Portugal

2009          Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Mumbai, India

2008          Senior Citizens Gallery MC, New York, U.S.A.

2008          I'll show you mine, if you show me yours. Parsons Fine Arts Gallery,New York, U.S.A.

2007          City Symphonies/Urban Muck Parsons Fine Arts Gallery,New York, U.S.A.

2007          Mentor/Meteor Parsons Fine Arts Gallery, New York, U.S.A.


SELECTED ART FAIRS

2021          Art Central (Presented by The Sovereign Art Foundation) Hong Kong SAR

2021          DDessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair (Presented by Galerie LJ), Paris, France

2020          Urvanity Art (Presented by Galeria Bien Cuadrado), Madrid, Spain

2020          India Art Fair (Presented by TARQ) New Delhi, India

2018          India Art Fair (Presented by TARQ) New Delhi, India

2015          Metro Curates Art Fair (Presented by Stephen Romano Gallery), The Metropolitan Pavilion,New York, U.S.A.

2012          Swab Art Fair (Presented by Galeria Espai b), Barcelona, Spain


SELECTED FASHION  

2020          Chloé: Spring 2020 Fragrance Campaign (Signature, Love Story, Nomade), print collaboration, Paris France

2019          Chloé: Chinese New Year 2019 Limited Edition Capsule Collection, textile print collaboration, Paris France

2019          Chloé: Spring 2019 Collection, textile print adaptation, Paris France

2018          Chloé: Spring/Summer 2018 Collection, textile print collaboration, Paris France

2018          Chloé: High Summer 2018 Collection, textile print collaboration, Paris France     


RESIDENCIES

2019          Visual Arts Residency, Cincsor, Romania

2016          Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana Garana, Romania

2012          Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana Garana, Romania

2008          Convento São Francsico De Mertola Mertola, Portugal


PUBLICATIONS

2019          Osmosis Essay by Shaleen Wadhwana TARQ , Mumbai, India. Print Edition,

2019          The Dot that went for a walk Caterpillar Wings LLP; First Edition, 2019

2017          Where The Water Takes Us Essay by Skye Arundhati Thomas, TARQ, Mumbai, India. Print Edition.     

2016          Timber Journal Vol. 6.2, Summer 2016 Literary Journal, University of Colorado Boulder, U.S.A Print Edition.     

2015          Luna Tabulatorum Essays by Decadence Darling, Allison C. Meier and Randall Morris, Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Print Edition.

2015          Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular, Essay by Decadence Darling, Stephen Romano Gallery/ The Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Print Edition.            

2015          Reliquaries: The Remembered Self Essay by Arshia Sattar, TARQ, Mumbai, India. Print Edition.

2015          Not Man The Less, But Nature More Introduction by Holly Knox Yeoman and Michela D’Acquisto, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland. Print Edition.

2014          Einblattdruck Nr. 97” Palm Art Press, Berlin, Germany. Print Edition.

2013          Mythography Essay by Sumesh Sharma, Edited by Zasha Colah, Gallery Art & Soul and Clark House Initiative, Mumbai, India. Print Edition. Limited edition of 500, Artist Book.

2012          Healing The Blue Planet, An Informed Consent by Bane Singh, Wordizen Books, Mumbai, India. Print Edition. Cover Image.

2011          Snowball Articule Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Print Edition.Limited edition Art Book.

2011          Origin Of Species Exhibition Catalogue, Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, India. Print Edition


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Chloé Archive

Elisabeth and Hartwig Ochsenfeld, Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana

Palais Galliera, Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris

Sarmaya Arts Foundation

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Fashion Resource Centre)

Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital 


OTHER

2021          Tavan Studio in Conversation Podcast. May 11, 2021. (listen)

2020          Art Goes On Podcast. November 5, 2020. (listen)

2020          Avid Learning Artist Behind the Art,  Episode 67, 10 June 2020. (watch)

2020          India Art Fair Magazine Cover, 2020.

2018          Verve Magazine Cover,  July - August 2018.

2018          Elle India Digital Cover, June 2018.

2018          Papercuts Magazine Cover,  Volume 20, Fall 2018

2017          Konsthistorier (Art Stories) Episode 2: Occultism, SVT2 Sweden, Documentary Series, February 2017.

2015          Art Uncovered BreakThru Radio, Podcast. September 29, 2015. (listen)


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