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 paternal 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; Museum Arnhem, Netherlands; 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 Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland (2023), Compton Verney, UK (2022), Firstsite, UK (2022), Norrtalje Konsthall, Sweden (2021), 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 Sharjah Art Biennale (2023), 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; Museum Arnhem, Netherlands; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio; Manchester Museum, UK; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE; Chau Chak Wing Museum, the University of Sydney; 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



Deep Rivers Run Quiet, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland

Fluid Geographies, Outdoor Project for the 75th anniversary of Geoffrey Bawa’s Estate at Lunuganga, Bentota, Sri Lanka


Common Ground, Compton Verney, UK

Leaking Lines, Firstsite, UK


Deep Rivers Run Quiet, Norrtalje Konsthall, Sweden


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


Blind Spots, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai


Earth Families, Manchester Museum, United Kingdom


Porous Passages, Nature Morte, New Delhi

Hyphenated Lives, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Offsite, Public Art Project, Vancouver Art Gallery


Anatomy of forking paths, Art Houz, during Art Chennai


ZegnArt Public project with Dr. Bhaudaji Lad Museum, Mumbai


Falling Fables, Maximum India at the Kennedy Centre, Washington

Labyrinth of Absences, Nature Morte, New Delhi


Drift, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan


Silt of Seasons, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Subject to Change without Notice, Walsh Gallery, Chicago


Rainbow Of Refuse, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai and Singapore


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


Black Flute, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai


The Battlefield Is The Mind, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore

Seven Faces of Dust, Chicago Radio, Mumbai


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


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



State of Fashion Biennale, curated by Louise Bennetts and Rachel Dedman, Netherlands

What IS SEEN AND UNSEEN : MAPPING SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN ART IN CHICAGOcurated by Shelly Bahl, South Asia Institute, Chicago

Drawing Biennial 2024, Drawing Room, London

Right Foot First, curated by Phalguni Guliani, Hampi Art Labs, Karnataka

Aesthetic Responses, The Culture Story, Singapore

Home and the World, curated by Thomas Berghuis, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam


Back to the Roots – Reena Kallat & Melanie Siegel, curated by Julia Berghoff, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Germany  

What POWER does to us – About privileges, risks and opportunities, Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Switzerland


No But Where Are You Really From?, Public Art Project supported by The Gallery and Artichoke Trust, UK

Between Borders, Museum Arnhem, Netherlands

Traces of Place, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

A Demonstration of Ornamentation, Nature Morte, New Delhi

RHIZOME Tracing Ecocultural Identities, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

After Hope: Videos of Resistance, Peabody Essex Museum, USA

Thinking Historically in the Present Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates


Making Worlds, Sydney Modern Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Tomorrow’s Tigers, Sotheby’s, UK

Yet, With Love curated by Seolhui Lee, Podo Museum, South Korea

Inner life of things: Around Anatomies and Armatures curated by Roobina Karode, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida

Modus Operandi lll: Together Alone Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Legal Alien’ curated by Meera Menezes, Bikaner House, New Delhi


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

After Hope: Videos of Resistance, Lee Gallery, South Carolina, USA

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


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 


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, curated by Catherine Crowston and Jonathan Shaughnessy, 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 Canada

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


India Art Now, 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


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


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

Samtidigt, Kulturhuset, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


The Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai


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


Essays in Time, Kinetic Sculptures, Nehru Centre, Mumbai


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


Monsoon Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai


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




May Second Sunday at Home: Weave your Own Story, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, USA


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


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


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


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


Iaspis Studio, Gothenburg, Sweden


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


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


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


Khoj 2002 International Artists Workshop, Mysore, India

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


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




Artist talk, Sharjah Biennial 15 – ‘Thinking Historically in the Present’ at Jnanapravaha, Mumbai

Artist talk, Collections building – Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE


Critical Times: Dialogues in Contemporary Photography – Autograph + Bagri Foundation commissions


Current Perspectives Presents: Reena Saini Kallat, Kansas City Art Institute, USA

Migration and Maps, artist Reena Saini Kallat in conversation with Ruth Erickson and Maggie Dethloff, for the exhibition when Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art, Cantor Art Centre at Stanford University, USA

Presentation of Reena Kallat’s work at the ‘Seminar on women artists from Asia after 1945’ followed by discussion with the artist, organised by  Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein in Halle, Germany.

Woven Chronicle, Maria Balshaw and Reena Saini Kallat in conversation at the Jaipur Literature Festival


Aora – II, Exchange: Tensions of Storytelling, Virtual Discussion with Reena Kallat and Dr. Cleo Roberts-Komireddi

Artist talk at MIT India Initiative, Mumbai


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


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


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


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


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


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


‘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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Lecture at the University Boccini, Milan


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

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


Slide presentation at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway


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




Society Achievers Awards, Mumbai


Artist of the year – HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards


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


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


YFLO ZOYA Young Women Achievers Awards 2010-11, Delhi


Harmony Award, Mumbai


Bombay Art Society Merit Certificate, Mumbai

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


Gladstone Solomon Award, Mumbai


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



Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Arario Corporation Collection, South Korea
Burger Collection, Hongkong
Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
Chau Chak Wing Museum, the University of Sydney
Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
Ermenegildo Zegna Group, Italy
Fondazione Golinelli, Italy
Initial Access (Frank Cohen Collection), UK
JSW Foundation, Mumbai
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi
Manchester Museum, UK
Musee de Beaux Arts, Ottawa
Museum Arnhem, Netherlands
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC), Mumbai
Norrtalje Konsthall, Sweden
Partition Museum, Delhi
Pizzuti Collection, Ohio
Saatchi Gallery, London
Sangita Jindal Collection, Mumbai
Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE
Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai
Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Israel
The Fox Group, USA
The Gene and Brian Sherman Collection, Australia
Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada