Biographie / Biography

1979
Geboren in Bhilai, Indien

Born in Bhilai, India

Lebt und arbeitet in Goa, Indien

Lives and works in Goa, India
1999-2000
Exchange Scholar (Photo, Video, Film), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
1998-2000
Bachelor of Arts (Photography), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Preise und Auszeichnungen / Awards and Distinctions

2013
Jury Member, CIRCUITO OFF International Short Film Festival, Venice, Italy

Artist Panel, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany

1 Minute Film Commission by Cinema Zuid & One Minutes Foundation, Amsterdam, NL

Artist Panel - the female body and a sexualized space, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India

Artist Presentation, CCA, Glasgow, in collaboration with Transmission Gallery
2012
Artist talk - Queer, EcoSexual Ancestors and dreaming Unicorns in India, Anus, Dildo, Macht: Queer Abstraction, International Conference, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

Dharamshala International Artinst's Workshop, organized by Khoj International Artists Association and White Crane Films

The Retreat: A Position of dOCUMENTA (13), International Artist Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, organized by dOCUMENTA (13)

Extended Arts Practice Grant, India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore
2010
Connections through Culture, Initial collaborative artist grant from British Council India
2009
Sanskriti Award in Visual Arts,
2008
Current InterruptUs - International Artist Residency (co-organiser and participant), Kashi Art, Cochin, India
2007
Artist in Residence, Point Ephémère, Paris, France

Artist Presentation, Cultural Practice and Discourses of the Minor, School of Fine Arts, Baroda; Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York
2004
Out of Order: The Political is Personal, Artist Talk & Presentation of Works, Beacon House, School of Fine Arts, Lahore, India

Artist in Residence, Performance Art Residency, Khoj International, Delhi, India
2003
Out of Order: The Political is Personal, Artist Talk & Presentation of Works, National Centre for Performing Arts, Bombay & B-books, Berlin, Germany

Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015
Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne, Germany
2013
Between the Waves, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK

Between the Waves, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

Between the Waves, Project 88, Mumbai, India
2011
The Incidental Self, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

There is a spider living between us, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, Canada
2009
Pentimento, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin, India
2006
"What are You?", Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India

"What are You?", Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA
2003
The Tomb of Democracy, Gallery Alexander Ochs, Berlin, Germany
2000
In-Transit, Viscom9 Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
Riddle of the Burial Grounds, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Gender Heart, Varberg Art Hall, Varbergs Konsthall, Sweden
2014
Gender Heart, Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden

Sparsha - Touching the Senses, Ritual & Contemporary Indian Art, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany

Queering the International, curated by Laiwan Chung, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Incident Light: Gendered Artifacts and Traces Illuminated in the Archives, curated by Leila Pourtavaf, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Performing Resistance - Artists’ Film International, curated by Tejal Shah, Project 88, Mumbai, India

Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

Exihibition in Pomegranate Colour, curated by Ekaterina Bochavar, Daria Khan and Vyacheslav Shmyro, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Listen Up!, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt and Tim Goossens, New Delhi, India

Earth Bound, Project 88, Bombay, India

Performing Resistance - Artists Film International - curated by Tejal Shah, Project 88, Bombay, India

Dancing Light, Huis Marseille Museum of Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013
Mapping Gender: Bodies & Sexualities, curated by Shezad Dawood and Tom Trevor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, guided by Susan Hapgood and curated by students of Curatorial practice course, SAA, JNU,Black Sun, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon

Take Me Elsewhere, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt, Vanity Projects, New York, USA

No One Belongs Here More Than You - 54th October Salon, curated by Danijela Dugandžić Živanović, Katja Kobolt, Dunja Kukovec and Jelena Petrovic, Belgrade, Serbia

The Present Order is the Disorder of the Future, curated by Harald Kunde, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany

Etwas Eigenes, curated by Kerstin Stakemeier and Barbara Gros, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

Landings at The World Turned Inside Out, curated by Natasha Ginwala and Vivian Ziherl, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL

Who Cares about the Future?, Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013, curated by Aaron Lister, Mark Williams & Jinsuk Suh, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

My Dear, You Shouldn’t Believe in Fairytales, curated by Angel Wong, 2P Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

Rebirth of Detail, curated by Kanchi Mehta, Sunaparanta Center for Arts, Goa, India

Censorship: Move on Asia, curated by Johan Pijnapple, Seoul, South Korea

Move on Asia - Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012, ZKM Media Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany
2012
Rosa Arbeit Auf Goldener Strasse, curated by Christine Erhartcer, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

dOCUMENTA (13), curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Kassel, Germany

Human Frames: Ten physchological states, curated by Silke Schmikl and Stephane Gérard, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany

Identity VIII, curated by Shihoko IIla, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2011
Indian Highway, MAXXI, Rome, Italy

Generation in Transition, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

Staging Selves: Power, Performativity & Portraiture, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India, curated by Betti Sur Hertz, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco, USA

Beyond the Self, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia

Human Frames: Ten physchological states, Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany

Paris-Delhi-Bombay..., Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Crossroads: India Escalate, , Prague Bienniale, Prague, Czech Republic

Indian Highway 4, Lyon, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich-Obrist, Gunnar Kvaran with Theirry Raspail & Giulia Ferracci, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France & MAXXI, Rome, Italy
2010
The 11th Hour, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China

Punctum I: A critical look at the body in South Asian Photography, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

Black & White, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India

A Cry from the Narrow Between, Tejal Shah & Han Bing, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India

Indian Highway - Part 3, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich-Obrist, Gunnar Kvaran and Stinna Toft, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark

Incursions – Contested Spaces, Seven Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

Re/Gendered, Platform Artist Group Inc., Desgraves Street Subway, Melbourne, Australia

Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Whitechapel Gallery, London & Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

Changing Skins, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, India

Id/entity, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
2009
Everywhere – LGBTQ Politics in Art, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Indian Highway II, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich-Obrist in association with Hanne Beate Ueland & Grete Arbu, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

Lost and Found - Queerying the Archive, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen and Bildmuseet Umea University, Sweden

The Self and the Other – Portraiture in Contemporary Indian Photography, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona and Artium Basque, Barcelona, Spain

Centre-Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain

Littoral Drift, University of Technology Sydney Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Shifting Shapes/Unstable Signs, 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

My Little India, Marella Gallery, Beijing, China

Gender – Genesis – Genetics, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India

Images of Desire: Queer Fantasy, The Nigah Queer Fest, New Delhi, India

INDIA - Auteur Cinema, Video art and the independent documentary (1899-2008), La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
2008
Anxious, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India

Video Monologs, Galería Animal, Santiago, Chile

Emerging Discourse I, Bodhi Art Gallery, New York, USA

Still Moving Image, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India

Asian Triennial Manchester, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

Subjected Culture – Interruptions and Resistances on Femaleness, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Rosario & Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Salina Art Center, Kansas and Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

Click!, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India and Grosvenor Vadehra, London, UK

Indian Highway, curated by Hans Ulrich-Obrist & Julia Peyton, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Where in the World, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India

Synonymous, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

Public Places, Private Spaces: Contemporary Photography and Video Art in India, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA
2007
PROSPECT Contemporary Art from India, Fondazione Cinema, Rome, Italy

India Art Now - Contemporary Indian Art Between Continuity And Transformation, Provincia di Milano, Milano, Italy

Résidents - Paris 2003-2007, Espace Electra, Paris, France

Public Places, Private Spaces: Contemporary Photography and Video Art in India, The Newark Museum, New Jersey, USA

13th International Festival of Contemporary Arts - City of Women, Gallery Alkatraz and Mala Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, USA

We Love Cinema, Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York & Davis Museum, Wellesley, USA

New Delhi New Wave, Primo Marella Gallery, Milano, Italy

Hijra Fantasy Series, Project Space, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA
2006
Sexwork – Art, Reality, Myths, NGBK, Berlin, Germany

Subjected Culture – Interruptions and Resistances on Femaleness, Museo Provincial Timoteo Navarro, San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina

Maximum City, Lille 3000, Lille, France

Saturday Live, Tate Modern, London, UK

Sub-Contingent: The Indian Subcontinent In Contemporary Art, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Maarkers, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

Summer Salon, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India

Chitra Ganesh, Nicola Durvasala & Tejal Shah, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA

National Review Of Live Arts, Glasgow, UK
2005
Indian Summer, L’Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

WAR, The National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, USA

Metrospective: Visual Representation Of Metrosexuality, Kitab Mahal, Mumbay, India

Present-Future, National Gallery Of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
2004
Crossing Currents: Video Art And Cultural Identity, Lalit Kala Academy Galleries, New Delhi, India

Zoom! The Near And The Far In Contemporary Indian Art, Culturgest Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

Indian Video Art: History In Motion, Crossing Vision-Ii, Artists' Gallery, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2003
I Love My India, Total Museum, Seoul, South Korea

14th International Electronic Art Festival-Videobrasil, Southern Competitive Show, Sao Paulo, Brasil

Interactiva '03, Cartodigital.Org & The Museum Of Contemporary Art Of Yucatan, Yucatan, Mexico

The Rest Of The World, Neuffer Am Park, Pirmasens, Germany

project

2014
Artists Film International, Zilkha Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

Horse Pistes Tokyo, a program of Centre Pompidou curated by Géraldine Gomez, Berry in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan  

Anthropocene Campus, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
2013
Between the Waves Channel I, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Between the Waves Channel I, Le Rencontres Internationales Festival, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Between the Waves Channel I, Another Experiment by Women Film Festival (AXWFF), Anthology Archives, New York

Feed/Kill, ikono On Air Festival, Berlin, Germany

Between the Waves Channel I, 14th CIRCUITO OFF International Film Festival, Venice, Italy

Feed/Kill: 1 - 1 = 1, Experimental Video/Art Program, curated by Jaret Vadera, Alwan Film Festival, New York, USA

There is a spider living between us, Hetero Q.B., Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporanea Museo do Chiado, Lisbon

There is a spider living between us, Videogud Festival, Uppsala, Sweden

There is a spider living between us, Human Frames, Cinesonic & Goethe Institut, Amsterdam & Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin

There is a spider living between us, Hundreds Years of Experimentation (1913-2013) - A Retrospective of Indian Cinema and Video, Films Division, Mumbai

There is a spider living between us, Lost + Found, De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

Between the Waves Channel I, Lost + Found, Theatrum Anatomicum De Waag, Amsterdam, NL

Between the Waves Channel I, Cineteca - Matadero, Madrid

Between the Waves - Channel II, SHIFT Project Space, Berlin
2011
There is a spider living between us, Human Frames, The Substation, Singapore

I Love My India: Asian Hot Shots Festival, Moviemento, Berlin, Germany

There is a spider living between us: Human Frames - a touring program of experimental art and cinema; Monitor 6: New South Asian Short Film and Video Screening, curated by Richard Fung, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada
2010
I Love My India, Re:Frame, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

Untitled I, Untitled II, There is a spider living between us: Frictive Familiarities, curated by Diana Kaur, Biografteatern Rio, Stockholm, Sweden

I Love My India: Video Art from India, curated by Luisa Ortinez, CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain

There is a spider living between us, Monitor 6, SAVAC, Toronto; 3rd i‘s Queer Eye, SF International South Asian Film Festival, San Francisco, USA; McIntosh Gallery, Ontario; Articule, Montreal; Frictive Familiarities, Biografteatern Rio, Stockholm, curated by Diana Kaur

Progress Reports, INIVA, London

Chingari Chumma, 24 Reasons We Still Need Superman, Video Art Touring Festival, Galerie Mirchandani+Steinrucke, Bombay and Sarai, Delhi; 3rd i‘s Queer Eye, SF International South Asian Film Festival, San Francisco; No Heroes Series, Outfest, L.A., USA
2009
I Love My India, Re:Frame, Le Cube, Issey-les-Moulineaux; Instants Video, Marseille, France; Museet Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

There is a spider living between us, Pink Screens Film Festival, Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belgium

“there is alsways something absent...“, Video Wednesdays, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
2008
Trans-, “there is alsways something absent...", My India, Vidéo et Après, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Loop Art Festival Barcelona, Spain

I Love My India, New York Arab and South Asian Film Festival; “My India“, Vidéo et Après; Centre Pompidou; Videomix.India, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

The City, Video Monologs, Galatina & Lecce, Italy
2007
“What are You?“, La Nuit des 1001 videos, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva; Sommerszene 07 - China & India, Salzburg, Austria

I Love My India, Carte Blanche Screening, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2006
Chingari Chumma, Saturday Live, Tate Modern, London, UK

Trans- , IAWRT Film Festival, New Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad; Metrospective, Alliance Française, New Delhi, India
2005
Trans- , Metrospective: Visual Representation Of Metrosexuality, Kitab Mahal, Mumbai, India

I Love My India, Expressions In Freedom Film Festival, IAWRT, IIC, New Delhi; Aar Paar III, Various Venues In India And Pakistan
2004
Chingari Chumma, Queer Zagreb Fm, Croatia

I Love My India, Discursive Camping: Dwelling On The Move, The Rooseum Centre Of Contemporary Art & public spaces, Malmö; 0110 Digital Film Festival ,Mumbai/ Delhi/ Calcutta/ Bangalore/ Chennai/ Ahmedabad/ Hyderabad; Video Art Road Show - 3, PVR Ansal Plaza, New Delhi, India
2003
Untitled III, Larzish, 1st International Film Festival of Sexuality & Gender Plurality, Mumbai, India

Chingari Chumma, Sarai New Media Lab, Friday Screening, New Delhi, India

I Love My India, Video Art Road Show - 2, Carter Road Amphitheatre, Bandra, Mumbai, India
2001
Chingari Chumma, Lesben Film Festival, Berlin; Playing with Ourselves, Flaming Film Festival, Intermedia Arts Centre, Minneapolis; Grrrls Uninterrupted, 19th San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, San Francisco and Berkeley, USA
2000
Untitled I, Jagriti: A South Asian Arts Festival, Tufts University, Boston, USA

Chingari Chumma, Mix, The 14th New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival, New York; Diasporadics: An Arts & Social Activism South Asian Diaspora Festival, New York; Reeling: The 20th Chicago Lesbian & Gay Film/Video Festival, Chicago; 6th Annual Pride Night: Women In Director‘s Chair, Chicago, USA
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