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Exhibitions outside the gallery

Mithu Sen


Born in 1971 in West Bengal, India. Lives and works in New Delhi, India.


2001     PG Programme (Visiting) Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland,UK
1997     MFA (Painting) Visva Bharati, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan
1995     BFA (Painting) Visva Bharati, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan

Solo exhibitions


- Museum of Unbelongings, Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzeland
- Kenopsia (unseen voir, silent void) - Site specific commissioned project, KENPOKU ART, Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Hitachi , Japan

- Mithu Sen : Border Unseen , Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University
- A°Void, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

- Cannibal Lullaby, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels

- Devoid, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

- In House Adoption, Gallery Steph and Nature Morte, Singapore 2012

- In Transit, Espace LOUIS VUITTON,Taipei, Taiwan 2011

- Black Candy (iforgotmypenisathome) Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai; School of Art and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi; Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi

- Nothing lost In Translation, Nature Morte, Berlin

- Me two, Krinzinger Project, Vienna
- Dropping gold, dropping gold, Suzie Q, Zurich
- Freemithu, Khoj, New Delhi

- I Dig, I Look Down, Albion Gallery, London

- Half Full- Part 1, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
- Half Full- Part 2, Nature Morte, New Delhi

- It’s Good to be Queen, Bose Pacia Artist Space, New York
- Drawing Room, Nature Morte and British Council, New Delhi
- Drawing Room, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

- I Hate Pink, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

- Unbelongings, Machintosh Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

- Can We Really Look Beyond the Map? Art India Style, New Delhi


Group exhibitions

- Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
- Stretched Terrains , Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
- VISIONS FROM INDIA , The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, USA
- Kathmandu Triennale , Kathmandu, Nepal
- I don’t want to be there when it happens , PICA, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia
- Io Sono Qui , Museo MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy

- The Bottom Line, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium
- Ce que fait le printemps avec les cerisiers (Pablo Neruda),
- FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice, Asia Contemporary Art Week 2016 hosted at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum & Saturday/ Asia Society Museum, New York, USA

- Sparsha – Touching the senses. Ritual and contemporary Indian art, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany
- I have only one language; it is not mine, Kochi Muziris biennale, India
- How to Gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia, Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
- Prudential Singapore Eye award for Asian contemporary art, Art-Science Museum , Singapore
- The Eye and the Mind: New Interventions in Contemporary Art, Gaungdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
- After Midnight, Queens Museum, New York
- Prix Canson, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

- Word. Sound. Power , Khoj, International Artist’ Association, New Delhi
- Kaleidoscopic India, Maison Guerlain, Paris, France
- Shop Lifting, Art Chennai, Chennai, India
- Aesthetic Bind: Cabinet Closet Wunderkammer, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
- Batil-Kobitaboli’ Dhaka Art Summit 2014, Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka,Bangladesh

- I am a Poet - Performance (part of the exhibition Word. Sound. Power) , Tate Modern, Project Space, London
- Europalia, Bozar, Brussels
- Corps de l'Inde, Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels
- Mapping Gender: Bodies and Sexualities in Contemporary Art Across the Global South, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
- We Are Ours: A Collection of Manifestos for the Instant, Khoj Studios, Delhi

- How Am I?, Kastrupgårdsamlingen Museum, Copenhagen
- Crossings, Kiran Nadar Museum of art, New Delhi
- The Unknown, Mediations Biennale, curated by Denise Carvalho, Friedhelm Mennekes, Fumio Nanjo and Tomasz Wendland, Poznań, Poland

- Spheres 4, Gallery Continua, Le Moulin
- Fragility, Art Alive, Gurgaon
- Window in the Wall India and China: Imaginary Conversations, Pearllam fine art, Shanghai
- Generation in transition,new art from India, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw and CAC in Vilnius,Lithuania
- Home Spun, Devi Art foundatio, New Delhi
- MEISSEN  art CAMPUS, Leipzig, Germany
- For(e)play idea of fashion, Khoj, New Delhi
- Against all odds, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
- Myth-Reality, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
- Of Gods and Goddesses. Cinema. Cricket. The New cultural Icons of India, RPG (Jehangir art gallery) Mumbai

- Spiral Jetty, Nature Morte, New Delhi
- Public Enemy Number 1, Exhibit 320, New Delhi
- Scratch, Shakshi Gallery at LKA, New Delhi
- I think therefore graffiti, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
- Eye of India, Bartha & Senarclens Partners, Singapore
- Writing Visuals,Harrington Street Art Center, Kolkata
- Continuum Transfunctioner, Exhibit 320, New Delhi
- Nature revisited, Sanskriti Gallery, Kolkata
- Size matter or does it?, Latitude 28, New Delhi
- Evolve, Tao art Gallery, Mumbai

- Finding India, COEX, Seoul
- What the body remember, South Asian Video art today, London, UK
- Abstract Cabinet, Eastside project space, Birmingham, UK
- Indian Xianzai, MOCA (Museum Of Contemporary Art), Shanghai, China
- Emotional Drawing, SOMA, Seoul, Korea
- India Modern Exhibition, IVAM, Valencia, Spain
- Art Against Terrorism, Akarprakar, Kolkata
- Other India Story, Lakeeren, Mumbai
- The Human Animal, Arts I, New Delhi
- The Body Vessel, Art Alive, New Delhi

- Where in the world, Devi art Foundation, New Delhi
- Mutant Beauty, Anant art center, New Delhi
- Synonymous, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
- Still Moving Image, Devi Foundation, New Delhi
- Emotional Drawing, MOMAT (Museum of Modern Art), Tokyo
- Link, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
- Contradictions and Complexities: Contemporary Art From India, D.E.N.  Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
- Comme des bêtes, Lausanne Museum, Berne, Switzerland
- Shifting Terrains/Altered Realities, The Art House, Singapore
- A-MAZ-ING, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

- Horn Please, Kunst Museum, Berne, Switzerland
- Incohen Korean Women’s Biennale, Seoul, Korea
- Tiger by the Tail, Brandies University, Boston
- Here There Now, Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok
- Making/Unmaking, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi
- Private / Corporate 4, Daimler Chrysler Collection, Berlin

- Being Anastacia, Goethe Institute, Salvador, Brazil
- Inside Outside, Nature Morte, New Delhi
- All that glitters melt into air, IPF, London
- Avatars of the Object, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
- Shadow Lines,” Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi

- Metrospective: Visual Representations of Metrosexuality, Kitab Mahal, Mumbai
- Golden Jubilee Show, Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Akademie, New Delhi
- Monsoon Show, Nature Morte, New Delhi
- The New Wave in Bengal Art, Akar Prakar, Calcutta
- Are We Like This Only? Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi 

- Tableaux Vivant, Nature Morte at Sridharani Gallery, New Delhi
- The Found Project, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria, Australia
- Fair and Furious-2, Jebiwool Art Museum, South Korea
- The Art Connection, British Council and Birla Academy, Kolkata
- Devotional Breach, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
- Kaleidoscope, Square One Gallery, New York
- Summer Show, Nature Morte, New Delhi
- Fleshed Out and Lifting Off, Anant Gallery, New Delhi
- The Making of India, Sahamat, New Delhi     

- Portrait of the Decades, CIMA, Kolkata
- Flag for Peace, Karachi, Pakistan
- Peep Show, Apparao Gallery, Chennai
- Through Customs, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
- Fair and Furious, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
- Sheesa, Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi
- A/P Artist Proof, Kala Ghoda Festival, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai  
- Trans -Figuration, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
- Borderless Terrain, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
- Young Contemporaries from Shantiniketan, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
- The Closet/Closets, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi



2012    Nirox Foundation , Johannesburg, South Africa
2010    Skoda Award on Indian Contemporary Art
             Britto International Artist Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2008    Awagami / MOMAT residency, Tokyo, Japan
             YFLO ( FICCI ) Young Achievers Award
2006    UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Brazil (Sacatar Foundation)
             Bose Pacia Artist in Residence, New York
2005    Lijiang Studio Residency, Yunnan, China
2004    Wasani International Artist Workshop, Kenya
             Art Omi International Artist Residency, New York
2003    Khoj International Artist Residency, New Delhi
2000    Charles Wallace India Trust ,UK
             Junior Fellowship, Govt. of India