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Mithu Sen



Biography

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

Education

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

2018
- Myth and Dreams , Municipal Gallery Arsenał, Poznań, Poland

2016
- 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

2014
- Mithu Sen : Border Unseen , Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University
- A°Void, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

2013
- Cannibal Lullaby, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels

2012
- Devoid, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

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

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

2010-11
- Black Candy (iforgotmypenisathome) Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai; School of Art and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi; Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi

2010   
- Nothing lost In Translation, Nature Morte, Berlin

2009   
- Me two, Krinzinger Project, Vienna
- Dropping gold, dropping gold, Suzie Q, Zurich
- Freemithu, Khoj, New Delhi

2008   
- I Dig, I Look Down, Albion Gallery, London

2007   
- Half Full- Part 1, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
- Half Full- Part 2, Nature Morte, New Delhi

2006   
- 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

2003   
- I Hate Pink, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

2001   
- Unbelongings, Machintosh Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2000   
- Can We Really Look Beyond the Map? Art India Style, New Delhi

 



Group exhibitions

2018
- Facing India , Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
- INDIA - Contemporary Photography and New Media Art, FotoFest 2018 Biennial, Houston, Texas, USA
- Asia Pacific Triennial , Brisbane, Australia
- My Monster: Human Animal Hybrid, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2017
- 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

2016
- The Bottom Line, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium
- Ce que fait le printemps avec les cerisiers (Pablo Neruda), Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- 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

2015
- 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

2014
- 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

2013
- 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

2012
- 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

2011   
- 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

2010   
- 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

2009   
- 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

2008  
 
- 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

2007
   
- 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

2006    
- 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

2005    
- 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 



2004 
  
- 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     

2003  
 
- 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  
     
2002   
- 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

 



Awards/Fellowships

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