ONGOING – A Retrospective: Fifty Years, Step Inside and You Are No Longer a Stranger | Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi | 9 February – 30 June 2018

UPCOMING – Vivan Sundaram: Disjunctures | Haus der Kunst, Munich | 29 June – 7 October 2018



‘Re-take of Amrita’, guest curator, Esa Epstein, The Trammel and Margaret Crow
Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, Illustrated folder
‘Landfill’, photographs, video, Harrington Street Gallery, Kolkata
‘POSTMORTEM (after Gagawaka), (sculpture, installation, video and sound work in collaboration with Bettina Wenzel and Ish Sound Reasons), Chemould Prescot Road, Mumbai


‘ POSTMORTEM (after Gagawaka), (sculpture, installation, video and sound work in collaboration with Bettina Wenzel and Ish Sound Reasons), Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi


‘GAGAWAKA: Making Strange’ (garments, performance, video), Rabindra Bhavan galleries, New Delhi, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai


‘Trash’ (installation, video, photographs), Chemould Prescot Road, Project 88, Mumbai, Photoink, New Delhi, Sepia/Alkazi Collection of Photography, New York, Walsh Gallery, Chicago


‘ Bad Drawings for Dost’, (pencil and string on paper), Gallery Chemould, Mumbai


‘Living it. out. in. delhi’, (installation, video, photographs), Rabindra Bhavan Galleries, New Delhi


‘New New Delhi: Room with Bed’, (installation), Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi


‘Re-take of ‘Amrita’’, (digital photographs, based on photographs of Umrao Singh Sher-Gil and the Sher-Gil family Archive), Sepia International, New York, 2006, Gallery 44, Toronto, 2005, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, 2005, Seagull Arts & Media Resource Centre, Kolkata 2003. Photographers Gallery, Copenhagen 2003. Gallery Chemould, Mumbai 2002; Hungarian Centre, Paris; Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore 2002; Hungarian Centre, New Delhi 2001. Illustrated Book.


‘Shelter’ ‘Sculpture 1994-2000’, Nature Morte, New Delhi and Sakshi Gallery, Bombay. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘Great Indian Bazaar’(photographs), Gallery Chemould, Bombay, Galerie, Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam; Nature Morte, New Delhi, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore; Nazar Gallery, Baroda. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘Structures of Memory: Modern Bengal’, site-specific installation at the Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta. Video ‘House/Boat’, Muse regional de Rimouski, Quebec, Canada


‘House/Boat’(sculpture), Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg ;Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘Memorial: an installation with photographs’, Sakshi Gallery, Melange Art and Design Centre, Bombay. Illustrated Catalogue


‘The Sher-Gil Archive’(installation), Mucsarnok, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest; The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi; Gallery Chemould, Bombay. Illustrated Catalogue


‘Riverscape’ (installation and works on paper), Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta; Sakshi Gallery, Bombay; British Council Art Gallery, New Delhi


‘House / Boat’ (sculpture), OBORO, Montreal. Illustrated Catalogue
‘Map, Monument, Fallen Mortal’ (installation, sculpture and works on paper), South London Gallery, London.
‘Works with Paper’, Contemporary Art Gallery Ahmedabad


‘Memorial: an Installation with photographs and sculpture’, AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘Collaboration/Combines’ (paintings and sculpture), Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi; Gallery Chemould & Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘Engine Oil and Charcoal: (works on paper)’, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda; Rabindra Bhavan and LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi; Sakshi Gallery Bangalore & Madras. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘Paintings’, Shridharani Gallery, Delhi; Gallery Chemould, Bombay. Illustrated Catalogue.
‘Long Night: Drawings in Charcoal’, Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad


Long Night: Drawings in Charcoal’, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi; Gallery Chemould, Bombay, Calcutta. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘Journeys’ (soft pastel on paper), Aurobindo Gallery, New Delhi; Kala Yatra Sista’s Art Gallery, Bangalore. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘Paintings’, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi; and Jehangir Art Gallery Bombay. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘Signs of Fire’, (works on paper and boxes ), Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University of Baroda; Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi; Gallery Chemould, Bombay. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘Paintings’, Urja Art Gallery, Baroda.


‘The Indian Emergency-II’ (pencil and ink on paper), Fine Arts Faculty, M. S. University of Baroda; Jehangir Art Gallery Bombay; J. Nehru University and Black Partridge Gallery, Delhi; Jehangir Art Gallery Bombay


‘The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie’ (paintings), Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University of Baroda; Jawaharlal Nehru University and Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi; Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta; Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. Illustrated Catalogue.
‘The Indian Emergency-I’ (pencil on paper), Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi


‘Paintings’, Gallery Chemould, Bombay. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘ The Heights of Macchu Picchu’, (ink on pape ), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Karori mal College, Delhi University, Kunika-Gallery, Chemould, New Delhi; Gallery Chemould, Calcutta; Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Baroda. Illustrated Catalogue.


‘Paintings’, Arts Laboratory London


‘Paintings and works on paper’, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi; Taj Art Gallery, Bombay. Illustrated Catalogue



8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, curated by Juan A.Gaitan, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Illustrated catalogue, pp.192-93.
‘Is it what you think’ curated by Roobina Karode, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue (forthcoming).
‘Cabinet, Closet, Wunderkammer’, Forth of a series ‘Aesthetic Bind’ for fifty years of Gallery Chemould, curated by Geeta Kapur, Chemould Prescot Road, Mumbai. Illustrated catalogue (forthcoming)
‘Bright Noise’ curated by Girish Shahane, Art Chennai, Illustrated catalogue, pp


‘Water art walk’,curated by Gayatri Sinha, Europalia.Leige Museum, Illustrated catalogue, pp 14-15
‘Between Memory and Archive’, curated by Ruth Rosengarten at the Berardo Museum. Lisbon.
‘Ordinary/Extra/Ordinary’, curated by David Thorp, The Public,West Bromwich, Illustrated folder.
‘Streamlines: ephemeral presence in contemporary art’curated by Lisa McKean, Sakyadhita International conference Mahaprojapti Vihar,Viashali.
‘Amrita Sher-Gil National Art Week, photographs by Umrao Singh Sher-Gil and Vivan Sundaram’, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, curated by Diwan Manna


‘The Tenth Parallel North: Contemporary Photography from India and South America. Curator, Filippo Maggia, Modenna, Skira, Milan, p. 132-141.

‘India ! : Side by Side’, curated by Tereza de Arruda, Rio de Jeneiro Sao Paulo, Brazilia, Illustrated catalogue, 108-111.

‘India: Art Now’ curated by Christian Gether, Stine Hoholt, Juul Rugaard, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Copenhagen , Illustrated catalogue, pp 48-51,71-73. 146-47.

‘Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and destruction in photography and collage’, curated by Yasufumi Nakamori with Graham Bader, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, pp.38, 50-51.

‘First Kochi Muzaris Biennale’, curated by Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu. Illustrated catalogue, 690-699.

‘To let the world in:Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art’ curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, Art Chennai.

‘GAGAWAKA: Making Strange’, Performance KHOJLIVE12, India Art Fair, New Delhi


‘Paris, Delhi, Mumbai’ curated by Sophie Duplaix and Fabrice Bousteau; Centre George Pompidou, Paris. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘Concurrent India’, curated by Tuija Kuutta, Art Museum Tennis Palace, Helsinki. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘Beyond the Self: Contemporary Portraiture from Asia’, curator, Christine Clark, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Illustrated Catalogue, text by Rakhee Balram.

‘Nature Pur’, curator, Tereza de Aruza, Nature Morte, Berlin.

‘India !’, curator, Tereza de Aruza,, Rio de Jenero, Sao Paulo. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Closing show’, Walsh Gallery, Chicago.

‘Against All Odds’, Curator, Arshiya Lokhandwala, Lalit Kala Akademi exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan galleries, New Delhi.

‘Census of Sense’ curator, Veerangana Solanki, Gallery 320, New Delhi.


‘Samtidigt’,curator Pia Kristoffersson Kulturhuset, Stockholm.

‘Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh’, curated by Sunil Gupta and Kirsty Ogg, Whitechappel Gallery, London, Foto Museum, Winterrhur.

‘Vidas ocultas / Hidden Lives’, Vivan Sundaram and Anamaria McCarthy, curator, Anamaria McCarthy, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano ( ICPNA ), Lima. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘World of Wearable Art; 2010, Auckland, New Zealand.

‘Greening Green 2010’, Sewon Oh, chief curator Arko Art Centre, Seoul. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘Writing Visuals’, curator, Adip Dutta, Huntington Gallery, Kolkatta, Delhi


‘Chalo India: A new era of Indian Art’ curated by Akiko Miki, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘India: Myth, Sensuality and Fiction’, curated by Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz Fisac, Sintra Museo de Arte Moderna, Coleccao Berardo, Portugal. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘India Moderna’, curated by Juan Guardola, IVAM ( Instituit Valencia d’Art Modern ), Valencia. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Narratives from India in the 21st Century: Between Memory and History’, curated by Menene Gras, Centro Casa Asia Madrid.

‘Shifting Shapes — Unstable Signs,’ curated by Rob Storr, The School of Art Gallery, Yale University School of Art, Gallery, New Haven.

‘Indian Contemporary Art’ curated by Ranjit Hoskote and Supriya Banerjee, Benedictine Palace, Fecamp, France. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘Excerpts from Diary Pages’, curator Sasha Altaf, Talwar Gallery, New York.


‘Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art’, curated by Okwui Envezor, International Center of Photography, New York. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Revolutions – Forms that Turn’, 2008 Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Artistic Director, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture’, curated by Grant Watson in collaboration with Anshuman Das Gupta and Suman Gopinath, Museum van Hedendaags Kunst, ( MuKHA ). Antwerp

‘Excerpts from my Diary Pages…’, curated by Sasha Altaf, Talwar Gallery, New York. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Chalo India Contemporary art from India today’, curated by Fumio Nanjo and Akiko Miki, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Destination Asia’, curated by Valeria Ibraeva, Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Almaty. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Click ! Contemporary Photography in India’, curated by Sunil Gupta and Radhika Singh, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Mechanisms of Motion’, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Anant Art Centre, New Delhi, Illustrated catalogue.

‘Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Self Portrait’, The Guild, Mumbai.

‘ Still, Moving Image’, curated by Deeksha Nath, Devi Art, New Delhi

‘48o C Public Art Ecology’, curated by Pooja Sood, Max Mueller Bhavan & GTZ, Delhi.


‘Amrita Sher-Gil’, Tate Modern, London. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Thermociline: New Asian Waves in Contemporary Asian Art’ curated by Won-il-Rhee, ZKM, Karlsruhe. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘! India !’, Gallery Helene Lamarque, Paris. Illustrated catalogue.

‘New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, curated by Betty Seid, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago. Illustrated catalogue.

‘INDIA: Public Places, Private Spaces – Contemporary Photography and Video Art’, curated by Gaytatri Sinha and Paul Sternberger, The Newark Museum. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Urban Manners: 15 Contemporary Artists from India’, curated by Adelina von Furstenberg, Art for the World, at Hangar Bicocca, Milan. Illustrated catalogue

‘Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art’, curated by Bernhard Fibicher and Suman Gopinath, Kunst Museum, Bern. Illustrated catalogue. Berardo Collection, Lisbon.

‘INDIA NOW: Contemporary Indian Art Between Continuity and Transformation’, curated by Daniela Palazzoli, Spazio Oberdan, Milan. Illustrated catalogue.

‘PROSPECTS:Contemporary Art from India’, curated by Deepak Ananth, Focus, 2007, Cinema:International Festival of Rome. Illustrated catalogue.
‘Maximum City’ Gallery Helene Lamarque, Paris

‘Destination Asia: Non-strict Correspondence’ Indian and Pakistani artists, curated by Sharmila Samant, Quddus Mirza, Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Almaty


‘The Unhomely: Phantom scenes in Global Society’ curated by Okwui Enwezor, 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘Why Pictures Now: Photography, Film, Video’ Museum of Modern Art, Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘Amrita Sher-Gil: An Indian Artists Family in the 20th Century’, Curator, Chris Dercon, Haus der Kunst, Munich. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘Dirty Yoga’, 2006 Taipei Biennial, curators, Dan Cameron and Junjieh Wang. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘Edge of Desire: Recent Art In India’, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO), Monterrey. National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Belonging’, 7th Sharjah Biennale, curated by Jack Persekain (chief curator) and Ken Lum (associate curator).

‘Edge of Desire: Recent Art In India’, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, Asia Society and the Queens Museum of Art, New York, Tamayo Museum, Mexico City. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Kovideo: 1st Durban Video Festival’, realized by Greg Streak, A Pulse project, Durban. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Bhupen Among Friends’ Gallery Chemould, Mumbai. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Resonance’ curated by K.T.Ravindran, celebrating fifty years Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Zoom: Art in Contemporary India’, curated by Luis Sepra & Nancy Adajania, O Museu Temporio/Culturgest, Lisbon. Illustrated catalogue.

‘La Collection D’Art Contemporain D’ agnes b.. les Abattoirs, Toulouse.

‘Indian Video Art: History in Motion’, curated by Johan Pijnappel, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Techniques of the Visible’, curated by Xu Jiang, Sebastian Lopaz and Zhang Shengtian, Shanghai Beinnale, 2004, Shanghai Museum Art Museum, Shanghai. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Edge of Desire: Recent Art In India, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, Art Galllery of Western Australia, Perth. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Exploring Self and Memory’, curated by Agnes Lin, The Esplanade Co Ltd, Singapore

‘Another Passage to India’ curated by Pooja Sood, Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Genève, Musée d’Ethnographie, Genève and Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland.

‘After Dark’, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, Illustrated catalogue.

‘A Tribute to Bhupen Khakhar’ curated by Birendra Pani, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

‘CC: Crossing Currents: Video Art and Cultural Identity’, curated by Johan Pijnappel, Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

‘The Making of India’ curated by Ram Rahman, SAHMAT, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.


‘subTerrain: artworks in the cityfold’, curated by Geeta Kapur, Hauz der Welt Kuntz, Berlin. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Science Fictions’ curated by Marion Pastor Roces and BingHui HuangFu, The Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Interactiva’03’A biennale of New Media and Electronic Arts, curated by Raul Ferr-Balanquet, Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatan

‘Crossing Generations: diVerge, Forty Years of Gallery Chemould, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani, NGMA, Mumbai. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Tiranga: Rights and Responsiblities’, Peter Nagy, Curatorial Advisor ,Jindal Foundation for Performing & Creative Arts, Habitat, New Delhi. Touring exhibition, 2003-04. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Liminal Zones’, curated by Pooja Sood, Apeejay Techno Park, New Delhi

‘Video Art Road Show’ curated by Shilpa Gupta, Marico Amphitheatre, Mumbai


‘Refuge’, curated by Gavin Jantjes, Artistic Director, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Illustrated catalogue.

‘Kapital and Karma’: Contemporary Indian Artists, curated by Angelika Fitz & Michael Worgotter, Kunsthalle, Vienna. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘The Composition of Desire’ Vivan Sundaram and Noritoshi Hirakawa,Galerie Ferdinand von Deiten, Amsterdam.

‘Secular Practice: Recent Art from India’, curated by Peter White of Hoopoe Curatorial, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.

‘Routes’ curated by Christian Kravagna, Grazer Kunstveren, Graz. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Mois de la Photo a Paris’ Une Selection Internationale:Emergences, Resurgences’, Resistances’, curated by Caroline Bourgeois, galerie du jour agnes b, Paris. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Playgrounds &Toys’, curated by Adelina von Furstenberg, ART for the World, Italian Centre, London.

‘Arte Digital’ IV Salon de Arte Digital, Centro Cultural de la Torriente Brau, Havanna. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Cinema Still’, curated by Gayatri Sinha, for Apparao Galleries, Habitat Centre, New Delhi, Illustrated catalogue.

‘The ‘Quotable’ Stencil’, curated by Himanshu Desai, Tao Gallery, Mumbai, Illustrated catalogue.

‘No I.D’, curated by Els Reijnders, Indian & Dutch artists, Foundation for Indian Artists & Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.

‘Photosphere’, curated by Peter Nagy, Nature Morte, New Delhi.

‘Mythologies’, curated by Pooja Sood. Apeejay Techno Park, New Delhi.

‘Ways of Resisting’, curated by Vivan Sundaram, SAHMAT, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi


‘Bombay/Mumbai: 1992-2001’, curated by Geeta Kapur and Ashish Rajadhyaksha, for the exhibition ‘Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis’, ‘Tate Modern, London. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘Unpacking Europe’, curated by Salah Hassan and Iftikhar Dadi, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Illustrated Catalogue.

‘Secular Practice: Recent Art from India’, curated by Peter White of Hoopoe Curatorial, OBORO, Montreal.

‘Bollywood has Arrived’, Exhibition of Indian and Dutch Contemporary Art, curated by Els Reijnders, Foundation for Indian Artists and Jim Beard Gallery, Amsterdam.

‘Amrita Sher-Gil and Vivan Sundaram’, curated by Katalin Keseru, Ernst Museum, Budapest

‘King Henry IV’ Curated by Philippe Mouillion of Laboratoire, Town Hall, Lyon.

‘Context as Content: Museum as Metaphor’ curated by Peter Nagy, The Museum of Fine Arts, Punjab University, Chandigarh. Illustrated catalogue.

‘In Conversation’, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Espace Gallery, New Delhi.

‘Modern Indian Art’ curated by Ajaykumar and Vijaykumar Menon from the collection of Sara Abraham. Illustrated catalogue.


‘boundlessly various and everything simultaneously’, (works from and inspired by India) curator: Peter Nagy, Bose Pacia Modern, New York. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Souza, Shah and Sundaram’, Nature Morte, New Delhi.

‘Delhi-2000’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Memoirs of the Past, Images of the Present and Pictures of the Future’, The Fine Art Company, Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Anonymously Yours’, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Bombay.

‘Exhibition of photographs’, curated by Peter Nagy, Nature Morte, Art Folio, The Centre for the Arts, Chandigarh.

‘Beyond the Surface’, Fine Art Company, Bombay, Espace Gallery, New Delhi and Mumbai

‘Early Drawings: 1950’s—1970’s’, The Fine Art Company, Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.

‘A Decade of the Gallery at the turn of the century’, L.T.G.Gallery, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Big River’, International Artists Workshop, Carribean Contemporary Arts, National Museum & Art Gallery, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Volume & Form’, Singapore. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Contemporary art from India’ Nature Morte, New Delhi, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, Australia

‘Icons of the Millenium’, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Ligatee – The Baroda School of Art’, The Fine Art Company, Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.

Nature Morte, New Delhi, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

‘Edge of the Century’, curator: Amit Mukhopadhyaya, Nature Morte, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Private Mythology: Contemporary Art from India’, curated by Akira Tatahata, Japan Foundation, Asia Centre, Tokyo. Illustrated catalogue.

‘World Wide Video Festival’, Amsterdam, Indian section curated by Johan Pijnapple. Illustrated catalogue.

‘The Presence of the Past’, curated by Girish Shahane, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, NCPA, Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Face to Face’, Baroda Alumni Artists of Delhi, Rabindra Bhavan Gallery, New Delhi.

Illustrated catalogue.

‘Artists for a Sustainable World’, Gallery Chemould, Bombay.

‘Inaugural Show’, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay.


‘Trade Routes: History and Geography’, Second Johannesburg Biennale. Section: ‘Alternating Currents’, curated by Okwui Enzewor and Octavia Zaya, Johannesburg, South Africa. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Mapping the Earth’, Second Kwangju Biennale. Section: ‘Power’, curated by Sung Wan-Kyun, Kwangju, South Korea. Illustrated catalogue.

‘The Individual and Memory’, Sixth Havana Biennale, Cuba. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Out of India: Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora’, curated by Jane Farver, Queens Museum of Art, New York State. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Tryst with Destiny: Art from modern India 1947-1997’, CIMA and Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Being Minorities’, curated by Oscar Ho, Asian artists at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

‘Right to Hope’, curated by Catherine Thick, Belfast, Northern Ireland and Sarajevo. (Traveling exhibition since 1995). Illustrated catalogue.

‘Post Independence Contemporary Indian Art’, National Gallery of Modern Art and Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi. Illustrated book.

‘Colours of Independence’, National Gallery of Modern Art and CIMA, New Delhi.

‘Major Trends in Indian Art since 1947’, curated by Rm. Palaniappan, Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Homage to Antoin Artaud’, curated by Marie Delpech, Eicher Gallery, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.

‘The Looking Glass Self’, Lakeeren Gallery, Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Nirguna/Saguna: with or without attributes’, Nature Morte, New Delhi.

‘Nature Morte’, Inaugural exhibition, artists from India, Europe and the United States of America, Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

‘Gift for India’, curated by Vivan Sundaram, Shamshad, Ram Rahman, SAHMAT Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi and Gallery Chemould, Max M’ueller Bhavan and Artists Centre, Mumbai. Illustrated catalogue.


‘The Second Asia- Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia. Curators Kamala Kapoor & Victoria Lyn. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Arcos da Lapa’ curated by Philippe Mouillon, Rio de Jeneiro.

‘The Sixth Bharat Bhavan Biennal of Contemporary Arts’, Bhopal. Illustrated catalogue.

‘The Pastel’, curator: Prayag ShukIa,Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Uday Shankar Festival of Arts’, curated by Anita Dube, Prithpal Singh Sehdev Ladi, Sahitya Kala Parishad, Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Configura-2’, Dialogue of Cultures, Erfurt. Germany. Illustrated catalogue.

‘The Right to Hope: One World Art’, Johannesberg Art Gallery, Johannesberg, South Africa. Illustrated catalogue.

Designed two posters on Gandhi for Sahmat released at Oxford Book Shop, Calcutta.

‘Resource Art — A New Look at the Elements’, Max Mueller Bhavan, Madras.

‘Art and Nature‘, International Workshop and Exhibition sponsored by Lalit Kala Akademi, Japan Foundation and Max Mueller Bhavan at Buddha Jayanti Park, Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Bombay’ RPG Enterprises, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.

‘A Homage: 125th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’, LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi.

‘Postcards for Gandhi’, A Sahmat Exhibition, Vadhera Art Gallery, Delhi; Pundole Art Gallery, Bombay; Gallerie 88, Calcutta; Alliance Francaise, Madras; Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore; Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad

‘Watercolours: A Broader Spectrum-II-Acts of Painting: Acts of Play’, Gallery Chemould, Bombay

‘A Tree in my Life’, Village Gallery, NewDelhi. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Hundred Years: From the NGMA Collection’, curated by Geeta Kapur, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.

‘Drawing ‘94’, AIFACS, curated by Prayag Shukla for Gallery Espace, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.

‘For Childrens’ Sake’, Mobile Creches, The India Habitat Centre, NewDelhi. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Critical Difference: Contemporary Art from India’ curated by David Thorp. An Aberstwyth Art Cencre touring exhibition in collaboration with The Showroom, London; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff; Aberstwyth Arts Centre; Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno; Camden Arts Centre, London; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; Huddersfield City Art Gallery. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Riverscape’, Four International Artist Residencies, Takashi Ikezawa Japan), Hanna Luczak (Poland), Graham Crowley (UK) and Vivan Sundaram, India, River Tees, Cleveland, UK, Cleveland Gallery and Middlesborough Art Gallery. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Still-Life’, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay .


‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Bangladesh Shilpa Kala Academy, Dhaka, curated by Jogen Choudhary Dacca. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Journeys within Landscapes’ Sakshi Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Pioneers to the New Generation’, Arts Acre, Calcutta.

‘Silver Jubilee Exhibition-Artists from Northern India’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.

Special Invitee to Kerala State Lalit Kala Akademi.


The Fourth Biennale, Havana. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Artists against Communalism: Words and Images’, curated by Vivan Sundaram, Ram Rahman, Shamshad, Sahmat, Delhi and 15 other cities. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Splash: Images on Glass’ with Bhupen Khakhar and Nalini Malani Gallery Chemould, Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Homage to Nelson Mandela’, LTG Art Gallery, Delhi.

‘Art Mosaic’, Calcutta, Illustrated catalogue.

‘Ambassador’s Choice’, Kingdom of Netherlands, curator: Eggie Schoo, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Catalogue.


‘Timeless Art ‘ Victoria Terminius Railway Station, Bombay. Art auction by Sotheby’s of London for 150 years of The Times of India, Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Artists Alert’, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi and auction for Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (Sahmat) New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.

Glass mural at Shah House, Bombay collectively done with Bhupen Khakhar and Nalini Malani


International Festival of Art, Baghdad (Awarded Gold Medal). Illustrated catalogue.

‘25 Years Anniversary Show’, Gallery Chemould, Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Art for CRY’, Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, Bangalore. Illustrated catalogue.


The 2nd Biennale, Havana. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Coups de Coeur’, Halle Sud, Geneve. Illustrated catalogue.

Help Age Auction, Christies, Taj Hotel, Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.


Asian Art Show: Seoul. Illustrated catalogue.

The 2nd Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Museum. Illustrated catalogue.


The 15th International Art Exhibition, Tokyo Biennale. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Contemporary Indian Art’, curated by Richard Batholomew, Geeta Kapur, Festival of India Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Seven Indian Artists’, curated by Vivan Sundaram, Galerie Bollhagen, Worpswede; Kubus, Hannover: Amerika-Haus, Hamburg; Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Place for People’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay; Rabindra Bhavan, NewDelhi. Illustrated catalogue.

Inaugural exhibition, Roopankar Museum of Contemporary Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. Illustrated catalogue.


Vivan Sundaram, Nalini Malani and Sudhir Patwardhan, Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, Bhopal


‘Six who declined to show in the Triennale’, Kumar Gallery Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.
‘The New Contemporaries’, curator: Gulmammohmed Sheikh, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Pictorial Space’, curated by Geeta Kapur, A Lalit Kala Akademi Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Bhupen Khahkhar and Vivan Sundaram’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.


‘Inaugural Exhibition: New York University: Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York. Illustrated catalogue.


‘Group Exhibition’, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi. Illustrated catalogue.

‘Indian Painting and Graphics’, Poland, curator : Keshav Mallik. Illustrated catalogue.
‘Bhupen Khakhar and Vivan Sundaram’, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkatta.


‘Young Contemporaries’, Royal Academy of Arts, London.


‘Contemporary Indian Art of India and Iran’, Ben and Abby Grey Foundation New York. Catalogue.

Graphic Prints from Slade School Clare College, Cambridge, UK.


‘Five Painters’,curator: Mansaram, Taj Art Gallery, Bombay



‘To Draw a Line’,


‘GAGAWAKA: Making Strange’, 24 minutes 10 seconds


‘Flotage: Yamuna’, 10 minutes and 11 seconds


‘Flotage: River Garden’, 2 minutes 18 seconds


‘Ways of Resisting’, 26 minutes and 22 seconds. A SAHMAT production


‘Wigwam Tune’, 3 minutes 36 seconds


‘Barefoot with Husain’, 4 minutes 30 seconds


‘Turning’, 13 minutes and 26 seconds


‘The Brief Ascension of Marian Hussain, 2 minutes 30 seconds


‘Tracking’, Installation with two projections, 10 minutes 30 seconds


‘Indira’s Piano’, Installation with two projections, 10 minutes


‘Structures of Memory’, 30 minutes


‘Carrier’, single monitor installation, 5 minutes


‘Amrita Sher-Gil and the female subject’, two monitors installtion, 4 minutes


‘Couples: Photo Album, Vancouver’, 20 minutes


‘HOUSE/BOAT’, 3 monitor installation, 3 minutes
Films/Videos on the Artist



Vivan Sundaram by Nandakumar for Doordarshan


‘Figures of Thought’, directed by Arun Khopkar, on Bhupen Khakhar, Nalini Malani and Vivan Sundaram.
‘Vivan Sundaram’: One World Art/The Right to Hope TV series by Iikka Vehkalahti.


‘Vivan Sundaram’, directed by Asha Narang Spaak.
Curatorial and organizational work.


Organized international conference as Secretary Biennale Society, ‘elective affintties, constitutive differences: contemporary art in Asia at Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi


Secretary, The Biennale Society, New Delhi


Co-ordinator: ‘Talk about Curating’. Organized an international symposium ‘The making of international exhibitions: siting biennales’, Constitution Club, New Delhi


Designed set for theatre production ‘ Gidhare and Baby’ directed by Anuradha Kapur for National School of Drama
2004 Visiting Professor at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris


Curater ‘ Ways of Resisting’ SAHMAT, New Delhi


Curater ‘ Art on the Move’’, SAHMAT, New Delhi


Visiting Professor Fine Arts Department, Jamia Miilia Ismalia, New Delhi


Curater ‘ Gift for India’ SAHMAT


Presented Madhavi Mudgal and her troupe under ‘Kasauli Art Centre, at Kasauli
Curater ‘Postcards for Gandhi’ SAHMAT, exhibition opened in six cities on 2nd October


Designed tent structure and stage for ‘Manas Bana’ a tribute to Gandhi, SAHMAT, New Delhi


Member of Design Collective for ‘Anhad Garje’, SAHMAT, New Delhi 1993 Member of Design Collective for ‘Hum Sab Ayodhya’,
SAHMAT exhibition


Curater ‘Artists Against Communalism: Images and Words’, SAHMAT, New Delhi
Designed sets for theatre production, ‘Gora’ (based on Tagore’s novel), directed by Anuradha Kapur, New Delhi


Janotsav: Mongolpuri, New Delhi, SAHMAT


Founder-member and trustee of Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) ‘Artists Alert’ and auction and exhibition
Theatre production ‘Ghar Aur Bahar’ directed by Anuradha Kapur at Kasauli Art Centre, Kasauli, and Delhi


Artists Camp with young artists of Himachal Pradesh, and national seminar, ‘Critique of Contemporary Culture’, as Secretary, Kasauli Art Centre, Kasauli


Theatre production, ‘Shakuntalam’, directed by Prasanna for Ensemble ’86, as secretary, Kasauli art centre at Kasauli Art Centre, Kasauli


Collaboration with film director, Kumar Shahani, in scripting the film on Amrita Sher-Gil


Curated, ‘Seven Young Sculptors’, as Secretary, Kasauli, at Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi


Founder-member; editor
ial board, Journal of Arts and Ideas, New Delhi


All-India Artists’ Workshops (including participants from U.K., Germany and France ) at Kasauli Art Centre, Kasauli


Retrospective exhibition on Amrita Sher-Gil, New Delhi and monograph published by Marg, Bombay


Secretary, Ad-hoc Committee for All India Artists’ Protest