Bharti Kher
Born in London, U.K, 1969
Lives and works in New Delhi, India
Solo Exhibitions
2016 Matter, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
In Her Own Language, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth International Art Festival, Perth
This Breathing House, Freud Museum, London
The Laws of Reversed Efforts, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
2014 three decimal points of a minute of a second of a degree, Hauser and Wirth, Zurich
Misdemeanours, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
2013 Anomalies, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
2012-13 Bind the Dream State to your Waking Life, Nature Morte, New Delhi
2012 The hot winds that blow from the west, Hauser and Wirth, New York
2011 Leave your smell, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
2010 disturbia, utopia, house beautiful, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
inevitable undeniable necessary, Hauser and Wirth, London
2008 Virus, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle
2007 An absence of assignable cause, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
An absence of assignable cause, Nature Morte, New Delhi
2006 Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons because you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup, GALLERYSKE and Project 88, Mumbai
2004 Quasi-, mim-, ne-, near-, semi-, -ish, -like, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
Hungry Dogs Eat Dirty Pudding, Nature Morte, New Delhi
2001 The Private Softness of Skin, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
The Private Softness of Skin, Bose Pacia Modern, New York (cat)
1999 Telling Tails, New Delhi
Telling Tails, Galerie F.I.A, Amsterdam
1997 Galerie F.I.A, Amsterdam
1995 Art Heritage, New Delhi (cat)
1993 AIFACS, New Delhi
Group Exhibitions
2017 Versus Rodin: Bodies Across Space and Time, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Portable Art: A Project by Cellia Former, Hauser amp; Wirth, New York
2016 20th Biennale of Sydney, curated by Stephenie Rosenthal, Sydney
2015 Codes of Culture, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2014 Whorled Explorations, curated by Jitish Kallat, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi
The Missing Pavilion, curated by Gayatri Sinha, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
GIRL, curated by Pharrell Williams, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
Seeing Through Light, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
2013 Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and Baroque, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (travelling exhibition)
Art and Textile, Kunstumuseum, Wolfsburg
Difficult Loves, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi
Delhi Inaugural Show, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2012 Critical Mass, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Mystetskyi Arsenal, First International Biennale of Contemporary Art: Kiev, Ukraine
2011 Indian Highway, MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome
The Matters Within: New Contemporary Art of India, curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransico
Incredible India, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Festival der Tiere, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg
Maximum INDIA, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC
Time Unfolded, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi
Indian Highway, Musee d'Art Contemporain, Lyon
Pattern ID, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
2010 Tokyo Art Meeting, Museum of Contemporary Art, Transformation, Tokyo
Indian Highway, Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark (travelling exhibition)
Gothenburg Cultural Festival, Gothenburg City Hall, Gothenburg, Sweden
Pattern ID, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Altes Wissen in der zeitgenossischen Kunst/Sign of Life, Lebenszeichen, Ancient Knowledge in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Lucerne
The Silk Road, Tri Postal, Lille 3000, Saatchi Gallery London in Lille, Lille
Facing East: Recent Works from China, India and Japan from the Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Akron OH
Tauba Auerbach, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Matthew Day Jackson..., Paris
2009 Marvellous Reality, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
Indian Narrative in the 21st Century: Between Memory History, Casa Asia, Madrid
Shifting Shapes. Unstable Signs, Yale University School of Art, New Haven CT
2008 Re-imagining Asia: A thousand years of separation, curated by Shaheen Merali and Wu Hang, House of World Cultures, Berlin
Distant Nearness, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas
Chalo India: A New Era of Indian Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London
Where in the World, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
Passage to India, Frank Cohen Collection, Initial Access, Wolverhampton, Manchester
Everywhere is war, curated by Shaheen Merali, Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2007-08 New Delhi/New Wave, Pimo Marella Gallery, Milan
India - Guest in the Giant, RAIN.bow.PEARLS, organized by Swarovski at the Kristallwelten
2007 India 20, a group show that coincided with the release of the book, India 20, compiled by Anupa Mehta, at Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi
Pink, Gallerie Mirchandani and Steinreucke, Bombay
Urban Manners, Contemporary Artists from India, curated by Adelina von Furstenberg at Hangar Bicocca in collaboration with ART for the World Europa, Milan
Indian Photo and Media Art: A Journey of Discovery, FLUSS - NĂ– Initiative for Photo and Media Art, Weinviertel
Private/Corporate IV, Sammlung DaimlerChrysler- Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collections, Berlin
2006 With Love, curated by GALLERYSKE and Tilton Gallery, at Miami Design District, Miami
are you experienced? curated by Nicolas Bourriaud and Paolo Falcone, Fuori Uso 2006 - Altered Stated, Ex Mercato Ortofrutticolo, Pescara
Asia Pacific Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (cat)
Lille 3000, curated by Caroline Naphegyi, Le troisieme Oeil, Lille (cat)
Inside outside, Nature Morte, New Delhi
Hungry Gods, Arario Gallery, Beijing (cat)
Made By Indians, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Art on the beach, St Tropez (cat)
Long Happy Hours Thereby Happiness and Other Stories, Gallery Chemould at The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Zeitsprunge Raumfolgen curated by Simone Wilke, IFA Galerie Berlin and Stutgard (cat)
Mom and Pop, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
Indian Summer, curated by Deepak Anand and Jany Luga (cat)
Summer, Nature Morte, New Delhi
Het offer/ an intimate I: droom en werkelijkheid, De Beverd Museum voor Grafische werkeljkheid, Breda
2004 Contemporary Art From India, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Vanitas Vanitatum, curated by Peter Nagy for Sakshi Gallery Mumbai
the SNEEZE, a Featured Film 80 artists x 80 seconds 106 minutes, curated by Natasha Makowski and Peter Lloyd Lewis, Athens (cat)
Adrogyne, curated by Alka Pande at India Habitat Center, New Delhi
2003 Crossing Generations: diVERGE, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani for 40 years of Gallery Chemould (cat)
The Tree from the Seed, curated by Gavin Jantjes, Contemporary art form India, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway (cat)
Sirpur Paper Mills, Workshop Exhibition, at Art Inc, New Delhi
Bad Taste, Apparao Gallery, The Apeejay New Media Centre, New Delhi
2002 Under Construction, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo and Japan Foundation (cat)
Khoj Residency Show, Khoj Studios, New Delhi
Creative Space, Sakshi Gallery, at Habitat Centre, New Delhi (cat)
Photosphere, curated by Peter Nagy, Nature Morte, New Delhi
Playgrounds and Toys, ART for The World, Geneva, In Delhi with Nature Morte
Cutting Edge Contemporary, curated by Art Edge, NGMA Mumbai; Interiors Espana, New Delhi
GLUE: curated by Peter Nagy at Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore
Borderless Terrain, curated by Alka Pande, Habitat Center, New Delhi (cat)
Silence Violence, NSA Gallery, Durban and NieBethesda and Stellenbosch. South Africa
A Pulse Project, curated by Greg Streak
MANGO, A SAWCC show for Talwar Gallery, New York
Anant Gallery, New Delhi
Sorry For The Inconvinience, curated by Gridthya Gaeweewong for Japan Foundation, Project 304, Bangkok, Thailand and Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery Tokyo (cat)
Sidewinder, curated by Gerard Hemsworth for CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
Habitat Centre, New Delhi, Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Mumbai
2001 Art On The Move, a Sahmat Project curated by Vivan Sunderam, in 5 venues in Delhi
Kitch kitch Hota Hai, curated by Madhu Jain for Gallery Espace, India Habitat Center, Delhi (cat)
2000 Open Circle Exhibition at Lakeeren art Gallery, Mumbai (cat)
of, based on, or obtained by (Tradition), Nature Morte, New Delhi
Aar Paar, an exchange between five Indian and Pakistani artists, curator by Shilpa Gupta and Hema Mulji, Kundan Pan Shop, Karachi
1999 Impact, curated by Jim Beard Gallery, Amsterdam at CCA New Delhi
Embarkation, curated by Yashodra Dalmia at Sakshi Gallery Mumbai (cat)
Icons of The Millenium, curated by Lakeeren Art Gallery, Nehru Centre, Mumbai (cat)
Boxwallahs, Art in a Public Space with De Ego
A collaborative work with Subodh Gupta at Sahay Filling Station, Gurgaon/ Mehrauli Road, N.H.8
Hed end aagse Kunst uit India, Central Bureau Vande Hogeschool, Amsterdam
Nature Morte, New Delhi
1998 Edge of The Century, curated by Amit Mukopadya, British Council, New Delhi (cat)
Cryptograms, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai (cat)
1996 Royal Overseas League Open Exhibition, Overseas House London: Edinburgh College of Art
Of Women Icons/Stars/Feasts, Eicher Gallery, New Delhi (cat)
1995 6th Bharat Bhawan Biennal of Contemporary Indian Arts, Bhopal
Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Postcards for Gandhi, A Sahmat Exhibition in five cities in India
1993 Trends in Contemporary Indian Art, Art Heritage, New Delhi.
1991 Aspects of British Figurative Painting (1988-93), Milton Gallery, London
1990 Fresh Art at the National Fine Art Degree Fair, the Business Design Center, London
Squires Gallery, Newcastle Polytechnic Newcastle upon Tyne
2015 Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
2010 ARKEN Art Prize
2007 YFLO Woman Achiever of the Year
2003 The Sanskriti Award
Workshops / Residencies
2004 French Government residency, Paris
2002 Khoj Residency, New Delhi
Sirpur Paper Mills, Hyderabad
Silence Violence, A Pulse project, in Durban and Niebethesda, South Africa
2000 Pipe Dreams Workshop 2000 at Kosi Kalan UP
Open Circle Workshop, Mumbai
1997 Khoj Artists Workshop, Sikribagh, Modinagar (cat)
Recent Bibliography:
2005 Le Monde numero 67, 28 may 3 june Un pied dans l'art indien contemporain by Dominique Fretard
Art India Magazine Vol X issue ii World In Flux by David Lewis
2004 Deccan Herald, Nov 15th 2004, Hybrid Equations by Marta Jakimowicz
Art Beat, Sep 8 2004, Objets d'art by Georgina L Maddox in Vanitas Vanitum
Art India Magazine Vol IX issue iii, Quarter iii, Composite Creatures, Hybrid Selves by Meera Menezes pg 108-9
National Review Sept 2004, Pleased to Provoke, by Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr, pg 65-67
Mid Day, July 9 2004 Flying an artistic flag By Vishwas Kulkarni
2003 Arts Etc, Sunday, September 14, 2003, Medium is the Mouse, by Georgina L Maddox
(a-n) Magazine For Artists Feb. 2003, Capital City, by Judith Staines, pg 34-36. UK
The Financial Express, After Eight Indestructable Self Portraits, By Sunnet Chopra
Art India Magazine,Vol 7. Issue 4, Is She Fish or Fowl, review by Meera Menezes, pg 52-53. India
Asia Times, Asian art, global-style by Marwaan Macan-Markar, March 2 2002 (online)
Art Monthly, April no 255. Review, Sorry For The Inconvenience, by Sachiko Namba (Pub in the UK)
Asia Center News, 2002 no 21, You are What You See. Published by The Japan Foundation
The New York Times, July.2002 review by Holland Carter, Mango
Artthrob, review Aug 2002, Silence Violence, by Virginia Mackenny. South Africa
Exhibition Catalogues and books
2005 A Guide to 101 Modern and Contemporary Indian Artists, by Amrita Jhaveri, page 114
Published by: India Book House Pvt. Ltd
Mahalaxmi Chambers Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai
2003 Crossing Generations : diVERGE Curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani published by Gallery Chemould. Pg 39
The Tree from The Seed Contemporary art from India Gavin Jantjes pg 11, 34-38. Published by The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, 2002
2002 Under Construction New Dimensions of Asian Art Gridthiya Gaweewong pg 70-71 (eng/Japanese)
Published by the Japan Foundation, Tokyo
Sorry for The Inconvenience, Exhib. Cat
Today Asia: An Angle from Thai Chinese and Indian cultural Workers (thai/English) pg 7-16 by Gridthiya Gaweewong. Thankamol Publishing Bankok
Borderless Terrain, exhib cat.; essay by Dr Alka Pande
Sidewinder. Bharti Kher Essay by Peter Nagy pg 58-61
2000 The Private Softness of Skin - An Aesthetics of Import/Export by Peter Nagy
Published by Bose Pacia Modern, New York. Contemporary art of India Vol 9. (Solo show)
1987 Middlesex Polytechnic, Cat Hill, London
1988 Foundation Course in Art and Design Newcastle Polytechnic
BA Honours, Fine Art, Painting