Krishnaraj Chonat
Born in Chennai, India, 1973
Lives and works in Bangalore, India
Solo Exhibitions
2015 Lotus Eaters, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2013 All Sunsets are Sunsets, Nature Morte, New Delhi
2010 My hands smell of you, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2007 Island, GALLERYSKE at Project 88, Mumbai
2004 Ideal Living, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2002 Sinister White, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore (cat)
2000 The Rehearsal, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore
Group Exhibitions
2013 Delhi inaugural show, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2011 Homespun, curated by Girish Shahane, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi NCR
Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2008 - 2009 Chalo! India, curated by Akiko Miki
Sammlung Essl Museum, Vienna (cat)
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (cat)
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (cat)
2008 48 Degree Celsius, Public Art Ecology, curated by Pooja Sood, at various public sites in New Delhi
Where in the world?, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi (cat)
Mutant Beauty, curated by Gayathri Sinha, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
Passage to India, Initial Access, Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, Manchester, UK
2007 New Installations from India, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
Private/Corporate IV, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin
Lush, co-curated by GALLERYSKE and Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, Miami Design District, Miami
New Delhi/New Wave, Marella Gallery, Milan (cat)
2006 Made by Indians, organised by Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris. Performance project, 'Cake' at Cafe Sud on the beach of Pampellone, Saint-Tropez, France (cat)
2005 Varieties of Strangeness, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata (cat)
Indian Summer, curated by Henri Claude Cousseau, Deepak Ananth and Jany Lauga, Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris (cat)
Double Enders, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore
Group show, curated by Soumitro Ghosh, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2004 Have We Met?, curated by Kohno Haruko, Prabda Yoon, Ade Darmawan and Pooja Sood, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo (cat)
Premiere Vue, curated by Michel Nuridsany, Passage de Retz, Paris (cat)
2002 Creative Space, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, organised by Sakshi Gallery.
2001 On the Edge of Volume, curated by Marta Jackimowicz, Sakshi Gallery and Alliance Francaise, Bangalore (cat)
2000 Concept Shop, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore (cat)
Eye of the South, Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai
1995 Welcome Group, Baroda
1993 Prints Today, All India Prints Exhibition, Bangalore
Residencies and Workshops
2015 Artist in Residence Programme, Art Omi Residency, Omi International Arts Centre, New York
2007 New Installations by Artists from India, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
2006 Winter Artist in Residence programme, AFFA, Paris
2003 Artist in Residence Programme, EGIDE and Indo-French Academy for the Arts, Paris
Scholarships
1994-1996 Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy, Bangalore
1994 Ramkumar Kejriwal Scholarship, Bangalore
Bibliography
2007 Mary Douglas, A Passage to the North Side, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, April, Pittsburgh
Jerome Neutres, New Delhi, New Waves, exhibition cat, Marella Gallery, Milan
Private /Corporate IV, Daimler Chrysler Collection, Berlin (cat)
Gitanjali Dang, Mad-life crisis, Hindustan Times, January
Zehra Jumabhoy, Building Blocks, Art India Magazine, Vol. XII
Colours of India, Cartier Magazine, Numero 18, Paris
2006 Charlotte McLaughlin, Art Review Magazine, June
Fabrice Bousteau, Made by Indians, exhibition catalogue, Gallerie Enrico Navarra, Paris
2005 Cedric Vincent, Chroniques Indiennes, Art 21, July
Deepak Ananth, Indian Summer, exhibition catalogue, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris.
Suresh Jayaram, Objects of Desire, Art India Magazine, Vol. X
Ranjit Hoskote, Varieties of Strangeness, exhibition catalogue, New Delhi.
2004 Kohno Haruko, Prabda Yoon, Ade Darmawan & Pooja Sood, Have We Met?, exhibition catalogue, Japan Foundation, Tokyo
Michel Nuridsany, Premiere Vue, exhibition publication for Passage de Retz, Paris
Chris Bruce, All the Mores, The Indian Express, October, Bangalore
Giridhar Athreya, Mocking Aspirations, The Hindu, October, Bangalore
Martha Jackimowicz, Empty allure of opulence, The Deccan Herald, October, Bangalore
2002 Martha Jackimowicz, On the Edge of Volume, exhibition catalogue, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
2001 Martha Jackimowicz, Concept Shop, exhibition catalogue, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
Education
1996 Post-Diploma, MS University, Baroda
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore
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