Abhishek Hazra
Born in Kolkata, India, 1977
Lives and works in Bangalore, India
Solo Exhibitions
2018 I am Sitting in Droboniyo's Tippani Room, GALLERYSK, Bangalore
2017 - 2018 Droboniyo's Tippani Room, GALLERYSK, New Delhi
2016 Support Structures? / Yearning for an Outside, a project by Abhishek Hazra, Venkatappa Art Gallery
2011 To Know it Like the Back of Your Small Intenstine, Art Statements, Art 42 Basel, Basel (with GALLERYSKE)
2009 Inheritance of Alphanumeric Characters, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2006 Some Fables on the Unstable Oscillation of Uniformity, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
Group Exhibitions
2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi
2013 Delhi inaugural show, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2012 Four Projects, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
2011 Indian Highway, MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome
Twinning Artists - Twinning Cities: Avalon (Banalore and Toronto) curated by Charles Reeves and Shai Heredia, At OCADU Onsite Gallery, Toronto
Cynical Love: Life in the Everyday, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Kiran Nadar Museum of Arts, Dehli NCR
Step Across This Line, curated by Deeksha Nath, Asia House, London
Louder Whisper, an online sound exhibition curated for CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) by Meena Vari as part of an ongoing collaboration between the University of London and the Centre for Experimental Media Arts, Srishti, Bangalore
Connect: in India and Far Beyond, IFA Gallery, Berlin
Indian Highway, The Musee d'Art Contemporain, Lyon
Connect: In India and far beyond, IFA Gallery, Stuttgart
VISCERAL The Living Art Experiment curated by Oron Catts and Dr lonat Zurr at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin
Notes on the (Dis) Appearance of Real, curated by Meena Vari and Arvind Lodaya, presented by Shrine Empire Gallery at Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
2010 Indian Highway, HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
Spiral Jetty, curated by Peter Nagy, Nature Morte, New Delhi
Beam Me up, a net-art project curated by Reinhard Storz and Gitanjali Dang
Videoart India, curated by Luisa Ortinez at Fundacio "la Caixa", Barcelona
Ballard Estate, curated by Gitanjali Dang, Religare Arts, New Delhi
2009 Indian Highway, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton Jones and Gunnar B. Kvaran, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Ballard Estate, curated by Gitanjali Dang, Religare Arts, New Delhi
Living Off The Grid, curated by Meera Menezes, Anant Art Centre, Noida
Tell-Tale: Fiction, Falsehood and Fact, curated by Paula Sengupta, Gallery Experimenter Kolkata
On Certainty, curated by Rit Premnath, Bose Pacia, New York
Analytical Engine, curated by Heidi Fichtner, Bose Pacia
2008 Version Beta, Biennial of Moving Images, Centre pour 1 image contemporaine, Geneva
Third Life, curated by Geetanjali Dang, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai
Video as Video: Rewind to Form curated by Alicia Eler and Peregrine Honig, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago
Six Degrees of Separation curated by Pooja Sood, KHOJ International Artists Association and Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
Urgent: 10ml of Contemporary Needed, Travancore House Art Gallery, New Delhi
Mechanisms of Motion curated by Marta Jakimowicz at Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
"To Kill at Dusk With Foam", online show of video art curated by Zeenath Hasan, www.Netfilmmakers.dk
2007 First Left, Second Right, a 3 person show at Thomas Erben Gallery, New York with Yamini Nayar and Kiran Subbaiah
Horn Please. Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art (Curated by Bernhard Fibicher and Suman Gopinath), Kunstmuseum Bern
2006 Ghosts in the Machine and other Fables, an exhibition of video, sound and interactive works, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi
www.ebayday.com, an online exhibition hosted within www.ebay.com, by a curatorial team from University of Michigan's School of Art and Design
Workshops and Residencies
2010 Moved, Mutated and Disturbed Identities, 7th Asia-Europe Art Camp - Art Workshop for Visual Arts 2009/2010, Part 2 held at DDM Warehouse, Shanghai in association with Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg and Asia Europe Foundation
3 month Residency at SymbioticA - Centre for Excellence in Biological Arts, University of Western Australia, Perth
2009 Moved, Mutated and Disturbed Identities, 7th Asia-Europe Art Camp - Art Workshop for Visual Arts 2009/2010, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
2008 New Media workshop, Uttarayan Arts Centre, Baroda
Art Omi International Artists Residency, New York
Experiment Marathon Reykjavik (organised by Reykjavik Art Museum and the Serpentine Gallery, London)
Artist in Residence, Gasworks, London
2007 Artist in Residence at PROGR - Zentrum fur Kulturproduktion, Bern (funded by Pro Helvetia, New Delhi)
Khoj International Residency in Arts and Science, New Delhi
2006 Khoj International Artists Workshop, Kolkata
2006-2007 The Harmony Foundation Art Workshop, Mumbai
Grants and Awards
2011 Sanskriti Award, New Delhi
2007 Charles Wallace India Trust Award for Gasworks Residency in London
Two-year grant from IFA (India Foundation for the Arts) for practice based research into the social history of science in colonial Bengal
2006 Runner up, - Promising Artist Award instituted by ART India Magazine and Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2008 Art Connect, India Foundation for Arts, Bangalore, Causality Dentures
2007 Monica Narula and Smriti Vohra (editors). Frontiers. Sarai Reader, 7. Delhi: The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Up for Auction: A Devoted Communists Labour of Love
2010 Celebrating with anti-coagulants Ten Years of SHIBEN, published in The Indian Habitat Centre's Art Journal - 2009, Editors: Dr. Alka Pandey, Prof. Dr. Nils Roller
2009 Presented a paper The Cube Root of Electrolysis as a lecture performance at the conference, Archiving the Art Histories: Exigencies and Challenges in Pedagogy and Research, organised by ACUA, Varodara
2008 Art Connect, India Foundation for Arts, Bangalore, "Causality Dentures" (a section from an ongoing artist's book project)
2007 Monica Narula and Smriti Vohra (editors). Frontiers. Sarai Reader, 7. Delhi: The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 'Up for Auction: A Devoted Communist's Labour of Love
4 year Professional Diploma in Graphic Design from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore