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Artists >> Bhupen Khakhar, India.
Born

1934 - 2003

Education

1964 Master of Arts (Art Criticism), Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
1956 Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University, Qualifies as a Chartered Accountant
1954 Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University, Mumbai

Exhibitions
Selected Posthumous Exhibitions

2009 'Long Gone & Living Now', Gallerie Mirchandani + Steinreucke, Mumbai
2009 'Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2009 'Kalpana: Figurative Art in India', presented by The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) at Aicon Gallery, London; The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
2009 'Shifting Shapes, Unstable Signs', Yale School of Art, Connecticut, USA
2008-09 'Body Chatter: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art', Walsh Gallery, Chicago
2008-09 ''Modern India', organized by Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture at Valencia, Spain
2008-09 ‘Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Indian Art’, Traveling Exhibition presented by Bodhi Art at Ravinder Natya Mandir, P.L.Despande Kala Academy Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sant Dyaneshwar Natya Sankul Art Gallery, Amravati; Platinum Jubilee Hall, Nagpur; Tapadia Natya Mandir Sports Hall, Aurangabad; Hirachand Nemchand Vachanalay’s, Solapur; Acharya Vidyanand Sanskrutik Bhavan, Kolhapur; PGSR Sabhagriha, SNDT, Pune; Sarvajanik Vachanalaya Hall, Nasik
2008 'Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005', Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
2007-08 ‘India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation’, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy
2007 ‘Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art’, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
2006-07 ‘Inventing / Inverting Traditions’, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
Selected Solo Exhibitions

2003 ‘A Retrospective’, organized by The Fine Art Resource, Mumbai, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
2003 Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
2002 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2002 'Bhupen Khakhar', Reina Sofia, Madrid; toured to The Lowry, Manchester.
2001-02 Optica Gallery, Montreal / Charles H.Scott Gallery, Vancouver
1998 The Fine Art Resource, Berlin; The Gate Foundation, Amsterdam
1997 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
1995 Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London
1993 Gallery Ka-Eins, Frankfurt
1993 ‘The Spirit of India’, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag
1992 Galerie Schoo, Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam
1991,94 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1986 Gallery Watari, Tokyo
1985 Kanoria Centre for Arts / Hutheesingh Visual Arts Centre, Ahmedabad
1983 Knoedler Gallery, London
1983 Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
1983 Urja Art Gallery, Baroda
1979 Anthony Stokes Gallery, London
1979 Hester van Royen Gallery, London
1972,81 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1967,70 Kunika Chemould Art Centre, New Delhi
1965 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Selected Group Exhibitions

2003 ‘Sub Terrain : Artworks in the City Fold’, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2002 ‘Telling Tales : Narrative Impulses in Recent Art’, Tate Liverpool
2001 ‘Century City : Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis’, Tate Modern, London
2001 ‘Abbild : Recent Portraiture and Depiction’, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
2000 ‘A Global View : Indian Artists at Home in the World’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998 ‘Private Mythology : Contemporary Art from India’, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo
1997 ‘Indian Contemporary Art – Post Independence’, organized by Vadehra Gallery, Delhi, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
1997 ‘Colors of Independence’, organized by Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
1997 ‘Tryst with Destiny’, organized by Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata, Singapore Art Museum
1996 ‘Contemporary Art in Asia : Traditions / Tensions’, Asia Society, New York
1996 ‘Watercolors : A Broader Spectrum III’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1995 ‘100 Years : From the NGMA Collection’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
1995 ‘The Other Self’, Exhibition of Indian and Dutch Artists, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi / Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam (1995-96)
1993 ‘India Songs : Multiple Streams in Contemporary Indian art’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1993 ‘A Critical Difference : Contemporary Art from India’, Aberystwyth Arts Centre Touring Exhibition, U.K.
1993 ‘Trends and Images’, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
1992 ‘Journeys within Landscapes’, organized by Sakshi Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1990 ‘Ambassadors Choice’, Contemporary Indian art from the Collection of H. E. Mrs. E. M. Schoo of The Netherlands, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
1989 ‘The Richness of the Spirit : Selection from Contemporary Figurative Indian Art’, Kuwait Museum, Egyptian Academy, Rome
1989 ‘Open Mind’, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent
1989 ‘Artists Alert’, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
1989 ‘Timeless Art’, exhibition at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, Auction by Sotheby’s
1987 Coups de Coeur, Halle Sud, Geneva
1986 ‘Contemporary Indian Artists’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1985 ‘East-West Encounter’, Exhibition and Symposium, Jehangir Art Gallery / Max Mueller Bhavan / National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai
1982 ‘Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India’, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1982 ‘Six Indian Painters’, Tate Gallery, London
1982 ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
1981 ‘Place for People’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
1979 ‘Narrative Paintings : Figurative Art of Two Generations’, ICA, Bristol, London
1979 ‘Focus : 4 Painters, 4 Directions’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1978 ‘Six Who Declined to Show at the Triennale’, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
1977 ‘Pictorial Space’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1975 Inaugural Exhibition, Black Partridge Art Gallery, New Delhi
1974 Group Exhibition with Nine other artists, Rabindra Bhavan Galleries, New Delhi
1972 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1969 Art Today I and II, Kunika Chemould Art Centre, New Delhi
1969 ‘Indian Painters ‘69’, organized by Max Mueller Bhavan, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
1967 ‘Seven Painters’, Gallery One, London
1965 ‘ArtNow in India’, Royal Festival Hall, London / Liang Art Gallery, Newcastle
1963 Inaugural Exhibition, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
Joint Exhibitions

2002 ‘Contemporary Indian Art : Gulammohammed Sheikh, Bhupen Khakhar’, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
1989 ‘Splash : Images on Glass’, with Nalani Malani and Vivan Sundaram, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
Participations

2000 Kwanju Biennale, South Korea
1992 Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
1984 Fifteenth International Art Exhibition, Tokyo Biennale, Tokyo
1978 Menton Biennale, France
1975 3rd Triennale India, New Delhi
1972 2nd Triennale India, New Delhi
1969 Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil
1968 1st Triennale India, New Delhi

Honours and Awards

1986 Asian Cultural Council Starr Fellowship, New York
1984 Padma Shri, Government of India
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