BIOGRAPHY

Reena Saini Kallat’s (b. 1973, Delhi, India) practice spanning drawing, photography, sculpture and video is concerned with ideas that hold each other in tension—barriers in a world of mobility, porosity in sites of fissure, memorialisation in the aftermath of amnesia, and the promise and illegibility of national legal documents. Kallat’s interest in political and social borders—and their violent cleaving through land, people and nature—resonates with the continuing aftershocks of the Partition in India, which her family experienced. Kallat has researched various histories of migration, the plunder of shared natural resources for national gain, and archives of disappeared people. The figure of the hybrid has come to hold symbolic potential in Kallat’s practice, as a truant against dividing lines and divisive national narratives. That barriers give way, and can be subverted, is an idea that is pronounced in Kallat’s work using electric cables twisted to resemble barbed wire. She uses the paradox of the existence of technology for free flow of information and restriction on movement to suggest that total isolation is not possible. Where there is contact there is exchange and fusion.

Memory is an important site of investigation, to regard not only what we choose to remember but also how we think of the past. Using the motif of the rubber stamp both as object and imprint, signifying the bureaucratic apparatus, Kallat has worked with officially recorded or registered names of people, objects, and monuments that are lost or have disappeared without a trace, only to get listed as anonymous and forgotten statistics. Kallat re-inscribes them in the collective imagination, using the tools of the state to picture bodies that reside at its margins. Kallat is particularly interested in foundational legal texts, and the words therein that give nations legitimacy. In them, she highlights universal principles of freedom and equality, as well as their tendency to create an enemy for their own sustenance. Kallat’s examinations highlight the limits of perception, of both individuals and societies, to reveal blind spots that might allow the clearing of shared vision.

Her work is widely exhibited at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York; Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich; Tate Modern, London; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; SITE SantaFe, New Mexico; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Saatchi Gallery, London; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland; Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe; Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba; SESC Pompeia and SESC Belenzino in Sao Paulo; IVAM Museum, Spain; Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney; MOCA, Shanghai; Busan MOMA; Chicago Cultural Centre amongst several others.

Her solo exhibitions at Museums include the National Museum of Asian Arts – Guimet, Paris (2020); the Manchester Museum (2017), Offsite, Vancouver Art Gallery (2015), Bhau Daji Lad Museum (2013), Kennedy Centre (2011). She has participated at the Bangkok Art Biennale (2020); Havana Biennial (2019); Busan Biennale (2016), Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2011), the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale (2011), the Asian Art Biennale, Taiwan (2009) besides others.

Her works are part of several public and private collections including Musee de Beaux Arts, Ottawa; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Manchester Museum, UK; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Norrtalje Konsthall, Sweden; Initial Access (Frank Cohen Collection), UK; Pizzuti Collection, Ohio; Burger Collection, Hongkong; Fondazione Golinelli, Italy; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi amongst others.

She lives and works in Mumbai, India

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Verso-Recto-Recto-VersoMNAAG-Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet, Paris

Deep Rivers Run Quiet, Viewing Room, Nature Morte, Delhi

MOCA London Web Exhibition

Verso-Recto-Recto-Verso, presented by Nature Morte at Bikaner House, New Delhi

2019

Blind Spots, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

2017

Earth Families, Manchester Museum, United Kingdom

2015

Porous Passages, Nature Morte, New Delhi

Hyphenated Lives, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Offsite, Public Art Project, Vancouver Art Gallery

2014

Anatomy of forking paths, Art Houz, during Art Chennai

2013

ZegnArt Public project with Dr. Bhaudaji Lad Museum, Mumbai

2011

Falling Fables, Maximum India at the Kennedy Centre, Washington

Labyrinth of Absences, Nature Morte, New Delhi

2009

Drift, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan

2008

Silt of Seasons, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Subject to Change without Notice, Walsh Gallery, Chicago

2006

Rainbow Of Refuse, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai and Singapore

2005

Black Flute (And Other Stories), Nature Morte, New Delhi

2004

Black Flute, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

2002

The Battlefield Is The Mind, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore

Seven Faces of Dust, Chicago Radio, Mumbai

2000

Skin, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai and Art Inc. Gallery, New Delhi

1998

Orchard of Home-grown Secrets, Gallery Chemould and Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Holding Space, South South Veza, Online Viewing Rooms (OVR’s) by 50+ galleries

On l Site,  Collaborative project organised by four Indian galleries, presented by Nature Morte at Bikaner House, New Delhi

Tree Story curated by Charlotte Day, MUMA Melbourne

When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art, curated by Eva Respini and Ruth Erickson, Cantor Arts Centre at Stanford University

2020

Potential Worlds 1: Planetary Memories, curated by Heike Munder and Suad Garayeva-Maleki , Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich

Displaced: Contemporary Artists Confront The Global Refugee Crisis, curated by Irene Hofmann and Brandee Caoba, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico

Unflattening, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea 

TRILOGY: After Hope, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, CA

Escape Routes, curated by Apinan Poshyananda, Bangkok Art Biennale 

Visions from India: 21st Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection, Curated by Catherine Walworth,  Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina

When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art curated by Eva Respini and Ruth Erickson, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA

Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, Curated by Catherine Crowston and Jonathan Shaughnessy, The McKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

3rd International Biennial of Asuncion Paraguay Curatorial team: Dannys Montes de Oca,  Bettina Brizuela,  Damian Cabrera and Omar Estrada, Paraguay

Women artists from Asia: Dancing Queen, Arario Gallery Cheonan 

2019

When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art, curated by Eva Respini and Ruth Erickson, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

5 Artists 5 Projects, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Tomorrow’s Tigers, Specially Commissioned Rugs, Royal Academy of Art, Academicians Room, London

‘Open Borders’, 14th Curitiba International Biennial, curated by Adolfo Montejo Navas and Tereza de Arruda, Museum Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil

MODUS OPERANDI II, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Fracture/Fiction: Selections from the ILHAM Collection, ILHAM Gallery, Malaysia

Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia, curated by Rodney James, Bunjil Place Gallery, Victoria, Australia

The Construction of the Possible, curated by the team at Wifredo Lam Centre for Contemporary Art, 13TH Havana Biennial, Cuba

Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada

Alteration/Activation/Abstraction, curated by Betty Seid, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York

Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, curated by Catherine Crowston and Jonathan Shaughnessy,  National Gallery of Alberta

Making Art: Materials & Technology, Piramal Museum of Art, Mumbai

Distilled Blueprints, curated by Veerangana Solanki, Alembic group, Baroda

Tomorrow’s Tigers, Specially Commissioned Rugs, Laura Culpan + Susie Allen Co-Directors Artwise Sotheby’s, London

ANIMALS: Art, Science, Nature, Society, Curated by Professor Jeffrey Shaw, National Palace Museum, Taiwan

Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, The Art Museum of the University of Toronto

2018

CONNECTING THREADS: Textiles in Contemporary Practice, Curated by Tasneem Mehta and Puja Vaish, Bhaudaji Lad Museum, Mumbai

ANIMALS: Art, Science, Nature, Society, Curated by Professor Jeffrey Shaw, CityU Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong

Untold Stories Manifesto, Curated by Valentina Levy, 2nd edition of Something Else OFF Biennale Cairo, Egypt

Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, Curated by Peter Nagy, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, curated by Catherine Crowston and Jonathan Shaughnessy, Art Gallery of Alberta 

Fearless: Contemporary South Asian Art, curated by Natalie Seiz, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Modus Operandi, curated by Shireen Gandhy, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Tate Exchange – Building an Art Biennale, curated by Sunil Maghnani and Ed D’Souza, Tate Modern London

Contemporary Art Acquisitions, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

Facing India, curated by Dr. Uta Ruhkamp, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

Asymmetrical Objects, curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

Sensorium: The End is Only the Beginning, Sunaparanta, Goa

2020 Horniman Circle Gardens, Mumbai, India

2017

I don’t want to be there when it happens, curated by Eugenio Viola Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia

Memories of Partition, part of the New North and South network, Manchester Museum, UK

Contemporary Art Acquisitions, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

India Re-worlded: Seventy years of Investigating a Nation, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai

On the Horizon the Shadow Speaks another story’ title Nuit Blanche Toronto at Drake Commissary curated by November Paynter, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto

Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Make a Change, curated by Torun Ekstrand, Norrtalje Museum + Konsthall, Sweden

Borders: Us and Them, curated by Qian Lin, NYU Shanghai Art Gallery, China

Transforming Vision: 21st century art from the Pizzuti Collection, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio

2016

Insecurities: tracing Displacement and Shelter, organized by Sean Anderson and Ariele Dionne-Krosnick, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York

Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude, 10th Busan Biennale, curated by Cheagab Yun, Kiswire Suyeong factory, Busan,
South Korea

Conceiving Space, Colombo Art Biennial, curated by Alnoor Mitha, Sri Lanka

Make a Change, curated by Torun Ekstrand, Cultural Ronneby, Sweden

Tabiyat: Medicine and Healing in India, curated by Ratan Vaswani, CSMVS (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya), Mumbai

The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art, NGMA- Jaipur House, New Delhi

2015

The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing

Aperture, Indian Summer Festival, Old Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Vancouver

The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art, China Art Museum, Shanghai

A Summer Mix, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

One and one make eleven (Contemporary Art From India), Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland

The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

[en]counters 2015, Spaces in Transition, CST Terminus, Mumbai

Kalaghoda Art Festival, Mumbai

2014

Off the wall, Sir. J.J. School of Art, Mumbai

India: Maximum City, St. Moritz Art Masters, Switzerland

Encounters:- Is There Love in This Air?, Cattle depot, C & G ArtPartment, Hong Kong

Aesthetic Bind: Floating World, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Forms of Activism, exhibition marking 25 years of SAHMAT at the Lalit Kala Akademi galleries, Rabindra bhavan, New Delhi

Encounters 2014 – Is there love in the air?, Public project with Art Oxygen in Mumbai

2013

No-Mad-Ness in No-Man’s Land, Eslite Gallery, Taipei

Haein Art Project, Haeinsa Temple, Korea

“Something Old and Something New”, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea

Partner a Master Exhibition, Artist/Mentor Programme, Premchand Roychand Gallery, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai

Spell of Spill: Utopia of Ecology, Palette Art Gallery, Delhi

EN(counters): POWERplay, along Mumbai’s waterfronts, gardens and historic sites

JJ’s 90s – The Time of Change, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai

2012

India Today, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Indian Parallax or the Doubling of Happiness, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

WONDERS – Masterpieces from Private Collections, Denmark

India side by side, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasilia

Group show, Eigen + Art Lab, Berlin

India Side by Side,SESC Belenzino, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Stemmer fra Pandemonium, Punkt-Galleri F 15, Moss, Norway

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

The Contemporary Sultanate, the Sunrydge, New Delhi

Kalaghoda Art Festival, Mumbai

The Skoda Prize Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi

2011

India Side by Side, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio De Janeiro

Giant Elephant : Contemporary Art from India, H Cube Gallery, Seoul

Roundabout, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

Goteborg International Biennale for Contemporary Art, curated by Sarat Maharaj, Göteborgs Konsthall and Bohuslans Konsthall, Uddevalla, Sweden

Right to Dissent, Clark House, Mumbai

RED, Palette Art Gallery, DelhiReprise, Aicon Gallery, New York

Reprise, Aicon Gallery, New York

Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket – The New cultural Icons of India, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Samtidigt, Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland

Iconoclasts and Iconodules, curated by Ombretta Argo, Religare Art Gallery, New Delhi

The Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, Surrey Art Gallery, Canada

The Intuitive: Logic Revisted, from the Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

2010

La Route de la Soie / The Silk Road, Lille 3000, France

Samtidigt, Kulterhuset, Stockholm

The River Project, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney

Roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

Waterways, Walsh Gallery, Chicago

In Transition: New Art from India, Richmond Art Gallery Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver

Bring Me a Lion: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art at Webster University, curated by Jeffrey Hughes and Dana Turkovic, Cecile R. Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

Never Run Away, 2 person exhibition curated by Shaheen Merali, Stux Gallery, New York

The Empire Strikes Back, Saatchi Gallery, London

Urban Manners 2, Contemporary Artists from India, curated by Adelina Von Furstenberg in collaboration with Peter Nagy, at SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2009

View Points and Viewing points – 2009 Asian Art Biennale, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Spectrum: Indian Art at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Milan Galleria, curated by Georgio Verzotti, Triennale Museum, Milan

Passage to India Part II show at Initial Access, Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, UK

Ventosul Biennale, Curitiba, Brazil

Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea and Essl Museum, Vienna

INDIA XIANZAI: Contemporary Indian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Low Blow: And Other Species of Confusion, Stux gallery, New York

In the Mood for Paper’, curated by Vida Heydari, F2 Gallery, Beijing

Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York

Indian Narratives in the 21st Century: Between Memory and History,Casa Asia, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain

My Little India, Marella Gallery, Beijing

Body Chatter, Walsh Gallery, Chicago

2008

Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, Mori Art Museum, Japan

India Moderna, curator: Juan Guardiola, organized by Casa Asia, IVAM Museum, Valencia, Spain

3rd Nanjing Triennale, curators: Fumihiko Sumitomo, Jaeyoung Kang, China

TEAF (Taehwagang Eco Art Festival) – Dream River, Korea

Everywhere is War (And Rumours of it), Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai

Fire Walkers, Stefan Stux gallery, New York

Contemporary Artists from India and South Asia, Stux Gallery, New York

A Mazing, for RPG Academy of Art and Culture at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Three Points of view, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinrucke, Mumbai

Excavation: Memory / Myth / Membrane, Museum Gallery, Mumbai

2007

International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Korea

Soft Power: Asian Attitude, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

Urban Manners, curated by Adelina Von Furstenberg, at Hangar Bicocca, Milan

INDIA NOW: Contemporary Indian Art, Between Continuity and transformation, curated by Daniela Palozzoli at Spazio Oberdan,
Milan

New Narratives: Contemporary Art From India, curated by Betty Seid, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago

Thermocline Of Art- New Asian Waves, curated by Wonil Rhee and Peter Weibel at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany

2006

Modern Indian Works On Paper, Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia and the Georgia Museum of Art, USA

Lille 3000 (Maximum City-Mumbai), Lille, France

Hungry God- Indian Contemporary Art, curated by Yun Chaegab and June Gwak, Arario Gallery, Beijing and Busan MoMA

India Express – Art and Popular Culture, Art Museum Tennispalace, curators: Tuija Kuutti and Erja Pusa, organized by the Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland

2005

Mom and Pop Art, Walsh Gallery, Chicago

Span, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Indian Paintings of the New Millenium, curated by Helen Asquine Fazio at Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University, USA

Change of Address, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

Ways of Seeing, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

2004

Contemporary Art from India, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

Zoom! Art in Contemporary India. Curators: Nancy Adajania and Luis Serpa, The Culturgest Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

The Making of India, Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT), New Delhi

Bombay x 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

Urban Quilt, part of the exhibition ‘Ideas and Images’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

Devotional Breach, curated by Peter Nagy, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore

Art and Poetry, Harvest 2004, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

A Tribute to Bhupen Khakkar, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

2003

Crossing generations: diVERGE, Gallery Chemould’s 40th anniversary, Curators: Geeta Kapoor and Chaitanya Sambrani, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

Hard Copy, two-person show with Jitish Kallat, Gallery 88, Calcutta

Tiranga, curator: Peter Nagy, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Rain, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Elephant Walks, Youth Arts Project in collaboration with Jitish Kallat as part of Indians + Cowboys exhibition, Curators: Aaron Seetu and Ruth Watson Gallery 4A, Sydney

The Tree From The Seed, Contemporary Art from India, curator: Gavin Jantjes Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Oslo), Norway

2002

Crosscurrents, organized by Artworks for the fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Reclaim Our Freedom, organized by Open Circle, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

Crossing Borders, Gallery Windkracht 13, Den Helder, Holland

The Battlefield  is the Mind, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore

2001

Big River 2, CCA7 Gallery, Port Of Spain, Trinidad

AOM- Art on the move, organized by Sahmat, New Delhi

2000

The Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

1999

Edge of the Century, curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi

Legatee-The J J. School of Art, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai

Young Artists, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai

Wall Paper, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai

1998

Essays in Time, Kinetic Sculptures, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

1997

India in Harmony 1947-1997, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

A Page From My Diary, Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai

Fresh Work, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai

1996

Monsoon Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1995

Varsha ’95, Y. B. Chavan Gallery, Mumbai

 

SELECTED WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCIES

2018

Drop in and make: Criss-cross chronicles as part of the exhibition Fearless: Contemporary South Asian art supported by Arthouse Direct, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2014

Visas to Happiness – 3, workshop with children at the 2014 Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh

2013

Partner a Master Workshop Artist/Mentor Programme, organized by Art 1st Foundation in collaboration with Mohile Parikh Centre, Mumbai 

2012

Visas to Happiness, workshop with children as part of the exhibition ‘To Let the World In’, Chennai

2011

Laspis Residency, Gothenburg, Sweden

2009

Vanishing Point, children’s project at the Celebrate Bandra Festival, Mumbai

2007

Collaborative workshop as part of the exhibition Aftershock, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

2003

Collaborated on a Billboard project with Jitish Kallat, Kala Ghoda Art District, Mumbai

Elephant Walks, Youth Arts Project at the Casula Power House Arts Centre, Liverpool, Australia

2002

Khoj 2002 International Artists Workshop, Mysore, India

Identity and Landscape, residency in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec at the Boreal Art/Nature Centre, Canada

2001

Big River 2, International Artists Workshop organized by CCA7 and the Triangle Arts Trust at Grand Riviere, Trinidad, West Indies

 

TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

2020

Artist talk at MIT India Initiative, Mumbai

2019

Walkthrough Blind Spots, Reena Kallat in conversation with Abhay Sardesai and Tasneem Mehta at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

2018

Material, Memory and Identity, panel discussion for the exhibition ‘Connecting threads: Textiles in Contemporary Practice, moderated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, Bhaudaji Lad Museum, Mumbai

Artist talk with curator of Asian art, Natalie Seiz on the recently acquired artwork ‘Woven Chronicle’ which is part of the exhibition Fearless: Contemporary South Asian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Panel discussion with Claire Hsu and Pooja Sood moderated by Anna Maja Spiess (during Mumbai Gallery Weekend), at Royal Opera House, Mumbai

I Know What You Did Last Summer, artist talk at India Art Fair, Delhi

Artists talk during Sensorium at Sunaparanta, Goa

2017

Artist talk at Manchester Museum, UK

Panel discussion, Public Art project at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai

Symposium: When South is North: contemporary art and culture in South Asia and Australia in collaboration with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art  and the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, Australia

Citizens and Borders: Migration and Displacement, panel discussion with Reena Saini Kallat, Tania Bruguera and Tiffany Chung in conversation with Sean Anderson at the Jaipur Literature Festival; presented by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

Artist talk at NYU Shanghai Gallery, China

2016

Artist talk with the C-MAP session at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York

Artist talk with the Chicago Collectors Circle (CCC) at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), Chicago

2015

Walkthrough ‘Hyphenated Lives’, Reena Kallat and Nancy Adajania at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Artists talk at Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

Mumbai Local: Ideas and the Artist in collaboration with Junoon, Mcubed library, Mumbai

Artists talk at CSMVS (former Prince of Wales Museum), Mumbai

Artists panel at Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), FIELD MEETING Take 2: An afterthought in Venice‪

Artists talk at What About Art?  in collaboration with ArtOxyen, Mumbai

2014

Artists talk at Asia Society, during the Asian Contemporary Art Week in New York

Moving Millimeter: Talk by Reena Kallat for Mumbai Local, Bhaudaji Lad Museum, Mumbai

Meet the Artist” session for the students from South Asia Inter School Association (SAISA), Art Festival hosted by the American School of Bombay

2013

Who is the Audience?” IAF 2013 l Conversations, panel discussion with Kamini Sawhney, Matthieu Foss moderated by Ranjit Hoskote, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

Rendezvous with the Artist’ series by Asia Society at the artist’s studio in Mumbai, sponsored by Christies

2012

Artists Talk at the World Economic Forum, Tianjin

Why I am not a woman artist’’ panel discussion with Anju Dodiya, moderated by Nancy Adajania at the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, Prince of Wales, Museum, Mumbai

2011

Artists Talk at GIBCA Speak Easy (GSE), Goteborg

Informal talk at HDK – The School of Design and Crafts, Goteborg

Artists Talk at the Iaspis Residency Studio, Stockholm

Artists Talk at the Krishnakriti Festival 2011, Kalakriti Gallery, Hyderabad

2010

Short presentation as part of The River Project at The Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

Panel discussion moderated by Maria Lantz, with participating artists during the exhibition Samtidigt at Kulturhuset, Stockholm

2009

Panel discussion with artist Gulam Sheikh, co-chair: Sabine B. Vogel, art critic at the Sammlung Essl Museum, Vienna

2008

Slide presentation followed by a panel discussion with Nalini Malani and Jayshree Chakravarty, moderated by Nancy Adajania at Jnanapravaha, Mumbai

Slide presentation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2007

Panel discussion with Nalini Malani, Sheba Chhachhi, moderated by Betty Seid at the Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago

Lecture at the University Boccini, Milan

2006

Slide presentation at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, USA

Artists Talk at the Griffith Auditorium, Georgia Museum of Art, USA

2003

Slide presentation at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2000

Slide presentation at Mohile Parikh Centre for the Visual Arts, Mumbai

 

AWARDS

2019

Artist of the year – HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards

2016

Zee: Indian Women Awards in Arts & Culture category, Delhi

2012

ZegnArt Public Award in collaboration with Dr. Bhaudaji Lad Museum, Mumbai

2011

YFLO ZOYA Young Women Achievers Awards 2010-11, Delhi

2005

Harmony Award, Mumbai

1996

Bombay Art Society Merit Certificate, Mumbai

Second Prize Government Award, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai

1995

Gladstone Solomon Award, Mumbai

1991-1996

Merit Scholarship, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai