Abir Karmakar
Born in Siliguri, India, 1977
Lives and works in Baroda, India
Solo Exhibitions
2020 Recent works, GALLERYSKE, In Touch edition 2 (Online Exhibition)
2019 Here everything is fine, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2017 Displacement, curated by Birgid Uccia, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinrueke, Mumbai
2015 Uncanny Space, Aicon Gallery, New York
2012 Room, Interrupted in Passage, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinrueke, Mumbai
2011 The Morning After, Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 Within the Walls, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Within the Walls, Mirchandani + Steinrueke, Mumbai
2007 In The Old Fashioned Way, Aicon Gallery, London
2006 Interiors, Galerie Heike Curtze, Berlin
2005 From my photo album, The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
Group Exhibitions
2018 Futures Presents - II, curated by Sathyanand Mohan, Gallery White, Vadodara in collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2018 Drawn from Practice, Experimenter, Kolkata
2016 Forming in the pupil of an eye, curated by Sudarshan Shetty, Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Follow piece series, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2015 In the depths of our crater lake, all is silent..., 1 x 1 Gallery with collaboration with Solidere, Beirut
Three projects, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2014 Residual Remnants, curated by Rekha Rodwittiya, SITE Art Space, Baroda
My Sweet Lord, 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai
Reviving the Retinal, curated by Kat Wyma, Gallery OED, Cochin
2013 Touched by Bhupen, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinrueke, Mumbai
Peak Shift Effect, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2012 Four Projects, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
Cynical Love: Life in the everyday, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida
Reconstructing (White) 3, curated by Himali Singh Soin, The Loft, Mumbai
2011 Adbhutam - Rasa in Indian Art, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata and India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Window in the wall: India and China - Imaginary Conversations, curated by Gayatri Sinha and Gao Minglu, Pearl Lam Fine Art, Shanghai
Dolls, curated by Marta Jakimowics, Gallery Sumukha and Rob Dean Art, Bangalore, Chennai and London
Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket The New Cultural Icons of India, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala for RPG Academy of Art and Music, Mumbai
Yeh Image Mahaan - India meets Bharat, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, organized by CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
Pills, curated by Avni Doshi, Latitude 28, Delhi
2010 Changing Skin, curated by Marta Jakimowicz for The Fine Art Company, Mumbai
INDIA AWAKEN - Under the Banyan Tree, Essl Museum, Vienna
Have I Ever Opposed You? New Art from India and Pakistan, Faye Fleming and Partner, Geneva
2009 A New Vanguard: Trends in Contemporary Indian Art, Saffron Art and The Guild Art Gallery, New York
Failed Plot, KIAF, Korea
New Fables: Contemporary Voices, Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata
Long Gone and Living Now, Gallerie Mirchandani + Steinreucke, Mumbai
Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
Shifting Shapes - Unstable Signs, curated by Robert Storr and Jaret Vadera, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut
PANORAMA: INDIA at ARCO Madrid, presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
Mutant Beauty, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 Gallery weekend at the Baumwollspinnerei Factory Complex, Leipzig, presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
A MAZING, curated by Anupa Mehta for Harsh Goenka/RPG Academy of Art and Culture, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 1st Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
Reality Bites, CIMA Gallery, Calcutta
2017 Asia Arts Future Award, Asia Arts Awards, India
2019 Sera Bangali Award - Arts, ABP Ananda
B.V.A (Painting), Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta
M.A (Fine Art Painting), Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S University, Baroda
Press and Publications
2020 Brushes with history, by Proma Chakraborty, Patriot, June 20
Reviews, Artforum, March edition, by Meera Menezes
2018 Drawn from Practice: re - examining the role of drawing with 11 Indian artists - directors interview, by Amita Kini - Singh, Art Radar, October 29
Ideas shaped by experience, by Rita Datta, October 13
Drawn from Practice, by Jigisha Bhattacharya, Art Dose, September 13
Home, The Indian Quarterly, January - March, page 48 - 49
Critics Picks, Artforum, February 01, by Rahel Aima
At Home In a Gallery, by Girish Shahane, Art India, Volume 22, issue 1, quarter 1, page 77 - 79
A Room with a View: Abir Karmakar's Displacement, by Roshan Kumar Mogali, BOMB Magazine, January 09
2017 Displacement, Birgid Uccia, Curatorial Text
At Home With The Artist, by Reema Gehi, Mumbai Mirror, November 16
Walk Through A Stranger's Home, by Benita Fernando, Sunday Midday News, November 12
The People's Biennale, by Michelle Boyle, The Visual Artists' News Sheet, July - August Page 14
Home, Exile And Two Mind - Bending Works Of Art, Siddharth Sivakumar, Huffingtonpost, April 11
Abir Karmakar wins coveted Asia Arts award, Matters Of Art, February 04
Biennale artist Abir Karmakar wins coveted Asia Arts award, by Preetha, News Experts, February 03
Five must - see works at the India Art Fair, by Neelam Raaj, Times of India, February 03
2016 My Home is a Memory, by Vandana Kalra, The Indian Express, December 18
Forming in the pupil of an eye, Kochi - Muzris Biennale 2016, Guide a - z, page 49-50
The Persistence Of Memory, by Jaideep Sen, Art India, Volume III, issue III, quarter III, page 77
In Praise Of Private Moments, by Sandhya Bordewekar, Art India, Volume XX, issue I quarter I, page 52-54
2015 A Room Of His Own: Abir Karmakar's Paintings, By Donald Kuspit, Uncanny Space, Exhibition Catalogue
Uncanny Space, by Bansie Vasvani, Artillery Magazine, August 11
2014 Karmakar and Un - Karmakar: On Artist Abir Karmakar's bare world, by Mario D Souza, Matters of the Art, April 25
2013 Off - Camera, by Kamayani Sharma, Art India, Volume XVII, issue III, page 88-89
Finding lost rooms, Kaiwan Mehta, Domus, March edition, page 102-107
Fait Accompli, by Ranjit Hoskote, Art Varta, issue I, page 26-31
2012 Cynical Love: Life in the Everyday, Gayatri Sinha, Exhibition Catalogue, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Room, Interrupted in Passage, by Karanjeet Kaur, Time Out, Mumbai, December 21 - January 03
Reality Bites Into Contemporary Art, by Deepanjana Pal, DNA, December 22
Bouquet Of Voices, by Marta Jakimowicz, Art India, Volume XVII, issue I, page 96-97
Intimate Art, by Deepanjana Pal, Curators of Interesting Ideas, ForbesLife India Monsoon edition, page 129-132
2011 Body Maps, by Abhijeet Tamhane, Art India, Volume XV, issue IV, page 23
More Than a Doll, by Reema Moudgil, Unboxed Writers, March 02
2010 Cross - border collaboration, by Maria Louis, Outlook Profit, April 02
2009 For a Fresh Gallery Space, Contemporary Indian Art, by Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times, February 20
2008 Within the Walls, Gayatri Sinha, Exhibition Catalogue
The Artful Exhibitionist, by Anupa Mehta, Elle rising stars, Elle, November edition
Skin show, by Gargi Gupta, Business Standard, October 04
Within The Walls, byJanice Pariat, Timeout Delhi, October 3-16
Mutant Beauty, by Alexander Keefe, Critics Picks, Artforum, December 13
2007 Provocative body provocative space, by Donald Kuspit, Exhibition Catalogue, In The Old Fashioned Way
The Emperor's New Clothes, by Deirdre King, Art India, Volume XII, issue IV, quarter IV, page 112-114
Unsettling bodies, by Aveek Sen, The Telegraph, April 07
Unleashing creative energy, by Kathakali Jana, HT City, Kolkata, April 05
The Baroda way of all flesh, by Soumitra Das, Calcutta Metro, The Telegraph, March 27
2006 Interiors, Kamala Kapoor, Exhibition Catalogue
2005 Pushing the Limits, by Girish Shahane, Art India, Volume X, issue IV, quarter IV, page 96-97
The Mutable Aesthetic of New Mediatic Realism, by Nancy Adajania, Art India, Volume X, issue IV, quarter IV, page 34-42
He is, she is: by Deepali Nandwani, Man's World, November edition, page 76-77
Strike a Pose, by Nandini Ramnath, Time Out Mumbai, October 7-20
What a drag, by Zehra Jumabhoy, Time Out Mumbai, October 7-20, page 44
I, me, herself, by Shivangi Ambani, DNA, Mumbai, October 02
Gender bender, Srimoyee Mitra, The Indian Express, September 28
From my photo album, Kamala Kapoor, Exhibtion Catalogue