Subodh Gupta

Born in Khagaul, Bihar, India, 1964
Studied B.F.A. Painting at the College of Arts & Crafts, Patna, India 1983 – 1988

Lives and works in New Delhi, India

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
National Gallery of Modern Art, ‘Everything is Inside’, New Delhi, India

2013
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, ‘The imaginary order of things’, Malaga, Spain
Gallery SKE, ‘Recent Works’, Bangalore, India
Hauser & Wirth, ‘What does the vessel contain, that the river does not’, London, England
Kunstmuseum Thun, ‘Spirit Eaters’, Thun, Switzerland

2012
Kiran Nadar Museum, ‘Line of Control’, New Delhi, India

2011
Hauser & Wirth New York, ‘A glass of water’, New York NY
Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture Southwood Garden, St.James’s Church, ‘Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture: Subodh Gupta, London, England
Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

2010
Arario Gallery, ‘___’, Cheonan, Korea
Arario Gallery, ‘___’, Seoul, Korea
Hauser & Wirth London, ‘School’, London, England
Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
KÖR am Kunsthalle Wien project space Karlsplatz, ‘Et tu, Duchamp?’, Vienna, Austria
Nature Morte, ‘Oil on canvas’, New Delhi, India
Pinchuk Art Centre, ‘Faith matters’, Kiev, Ukraine
Tramway, ‘Take off your shoes and wash your hands’, Glasgow, Scotland

2009
Hauser & Wirth London, ‘Common Man’, London, England

2008
Arario Beijing, ‘Line of Control’, Beijing, China
Galleria Continua, ‘There is always Cinema’, San Gimignano, Italy
Jack Shainman Gallery, ‘Still Steal Steel’, New York NY
2007
The Baltic, ‘Silk Route’, Gateshead, England
Bodhi Art, ‘Start.Stop’, Mumbai, India
In SITU – Fabienne Leclerc, ‘Idol Thief’, Paris, France

2006
Cardiff National Museum, ‘Artes Mundi Prize’, Cardiff, Wales
Nature Morte, ‘Hungry Gods’, New Delhi, India

2005
In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc, ‘Jootha’, Paris, France
Jack Shainman Gallery, ‘I Go Home Every Single Day’, New York NY
Sakshi Gallery, ‘Jootha’, Mumbai, India

2004
The Showroom Gallery, ‘I Go Home Every Single Day’, London, England

2003
Art & Public – Cabinet PH, ‘This Side is the Other Side’, Geneva, Switzerland
Nature Morte, ‘Saat Samunder Paar’, New Delhi, India

2000
Nature Morte at Lokayata, ‘Recent Works’, New Delhi, India

1999
Gallery Foundation for Indian Arts, ‘Recent Works’, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1997
Bose Pacia Modern, New York NY
Gallery Chemould, ‘The Way Home’, Mumbai, India
Gasworks Gallery, ‘___’, London, England

1996
Jehangir Art Gallery, ‘Grey Zones’, Mumbai, India

1995
Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, ‘Grey Zones’, New Delhi, India

1993
Gallery Espace, ‘Recent Paintings’, New Delhi, India

1990
Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Belidh Club, ‘Jamshedpur Tata Steel’, Kolkata, India

1989
Shridhani Art Gallery, ‘Recent Paintings’, New Delhi, India

1986
Gandhi Sangharalya, ‘Recent Paintings’, Patna, India

Group Exhibitions

2014
National Museum, ‘The Body in Indian Art’, New Delhi, India
The Contemporary Austin, ‘A Secret Affair: Selections form the Fuhrman Family Collection’, Austin TX
St. Moritz Art Masters 2014, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, Sapporo, Japan
Grimaldi Forum, ‘Art Lovers’, Monaco, France
Palais des Arts et du Festival, ‘Le Festin de l’Art’, Dinard, France

2013
BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, ‘The Body in Indian Art’, Brussels, Belgium
Fondation Maeght, ‘Adventures of Truth’, Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Hauser & Wirth London, ‘Trade Routes’, London, England
Musée dÀnsembourg – Féronstrée, ‘Art Walk: Water’, Liège, Belgium
Performa 13, New York NY
Praça do Papa, ‘BHÁsia – Câmbio Cultural’, Belo Horizonte, Brasil
Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, ‘Asia Code_Zero’, Seoul, Korea

2012
Arken Museum of Modern Art, ‘India: Art Now’, Arken, Denmark
Art in the City, Zurich, Switzerland
Jing’An International Sculpture Project Biennial, Shanghai, China
Kochi – Muziris Biennale 2012, Kochi, India
Manarat Al Saadiyat, ‘Art, Talks and Sensations: The Island / A Game of Life’, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
MARTa Herford, ‘Ashes and Gold. A World’s Journey’, Herford, Germany (Travelling exhibition)
Museé Ariana, ‘Food’, Geneva, Switzerland
Museum Schloss Moyland, ‘Ashes and Gold. A World’s Journey’, Bedburg-Hau, Germany (Travelling exhibition)
Punta della Dogana, François Pinault Foundation, ‘In Praise of Doubt’, Venice, Italy
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, ‘Massive/Intensive: Contemporary Art from India’, Tel Aviv, Israel

2011
Avenues of Berlage’s Plan-Zuid, ‘Artzuid 2011’, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Centre Pompidou, ‘Paris – Delhi – Bombay’, Paris, France
Devi Art Foundation, ‘Home Spun’, New Delhi, India
Firstsite, ‘Camulodunum’, Colchester, England
FLAG Art Foundation, ‘One, Another’, New York NY
Galleria Continua, ‘Beijing Online Inlive. 10 Hands 100 Fingers’, Beijing, China
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, ‘Time Unfolded’, New Delhi, India
Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Indian Highway IV’, Lyon, France (Travelling Exhibition)
MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, ‘Indian Highway V’, Rome, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
La Pedrera, CatalunyaCaixa, ‘Eating Art. From Goya to Ferran Adrià’, Barcelona, Spain
Punta della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation, ‘In Praise of Doubt’, Venice, Italy

2010
ARCOS, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Sannio, ‘Artefici contemporanei e difformità barocche’, Benevento, Italy
Castello Svevo di Bari, ‘Da Sopra’, Bari, Italy
Expo Shanghai 2010, ‘Art for the World (The Expo)’, Shanghai, China
Fondation Dina Vierny – Musée Maillol, ‘C’est la Vie. Vanities from Caravaggio to Damien Hirst’, Paris, France
Galleria Continua, ‘REMINDERS’, Beijing, China
Guggenheim Museum, ‘Contemplating the Void’, New York NY
Herning Kunstmuseum, ‘Indian Highway’, Herning, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
Reykjavik Art Museum, ‘Indian Highway’, Reykjavik, Iceland (Travelling Exhibition)
The Saatchi Gallery, ‘The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today’, London, England
SESC Pompeia, ‘Urban Manners 2’, Sao Paulo, Brazil
S.M.A.K. – Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, ‘Hareng Sauer: Ensor and Contemporary Art’, Ghent, Belgium
Tri Postal, ‘La Route de la Soie / The Silk Road’, Lille, France
Walsh Gallery, ‘Monumental’, Chicago IL

2009
Astrup Fearnley Museum, ‘Indian Highway’, Oslo, Norway (Travelling Exhibition)
Casa Asia, ‘Indian Narrative in the 21st Century: Between Memory and History’, Madrid, Spain
Essl Museum, ‘Chalo! India: A new Era of Indian Art’, Klosterneuburg, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, ‘The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial’, Fukuoka, Japan
The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, ‘Un Certain Etat du Monde? Works from the Pinault Collection’, Moscow, Russia
Initial Access, ‘Passage to India Part II’, Wolverhampton, England
National Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Chalo! India: A new Era of Indian Art’, Seoul, Korea (Travelling Exhibition)
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, ’2009 Asian Art Biennial “Viewpoints and viewing points”’, Taichung, Taiwan
The New Art Gallery Walsall, ‘Re-imagining Asia. A Thousand Years of Separation’, Walsall, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Palais des Arts de Dinard, ‘Who`s Afraid of the Artists? A Selection of Works from the Pinault Collection’, Dinard, France
Queensland Art Gallery, ‘The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’, Brisbane, Australia
Tate Britain, ‘Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009’, London, England

2008
__, ‘CHANEL Mobile Art’, Hong Kong, China (Travelling Exhibition)
__, ‘CHANEL Mobile Art’, Tokyo, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
__, ‘CHANEL Mobile Art’, New York NY, (Travelling Exhibition)
48º C Public. Art. Ecology, New Delhi, India
Art Focus Jerusalem # 5, Jerusalem, Israel
Barbican Art Gallery, ‘Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art’, London, England
Bodhi Art, ‘Everywhere is War (and Rumours of War)’, Mumbai, India
Bodhi Art, ‘Expanding Horizons’, Mumbai, India (Travels to eight venues throughout India)
Bodhi Art, ‘Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban’, Berlin, Germany
Centre PasquArt, ‘Aurum. Gold in der zeitgenössischen Kunst’, Biel, Switzerland
Devi Art Foundation, ‘Where in the World’, New Delhi, India
Espace Claude Berri, ‘Indian Focus. Artistes Indiens Contemporains dans la Collection de Claude Berri’, Paris, France
Frank Cohen Collection at Initial Access, ‘Passage to India’, Wolverhampton, England
Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, ‘Sphères 2008. Galleria Continua, Chantal Crousel, Hauser & Wirth, Galerie Krinzinger, Kamel Mennour’, Boissy-le-Châtel, France
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, ‘Re-imagining Asia. A Thousand Years of Separation’, Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Institut Valencia d`Art Modern, ‘India Moderna’, Valencia, Spain
Klaus Littman’s project, ‘Stadthimmel’, Basel, Switzerland
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, ‘Heavy Metal. On the Inexplicable Lightness of a Material’, Kiel, Germany
Mori Art Museum, ‘Chalo! India: A new Era of Indian Art’, Tokyo, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of Arts and Design, ‘Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary’, New York NY
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College, ‘Distant Nearness’, Kansas City KS
Park de Oude Warande & Museum De Pont, ‘Lustwarande 08 – Wanderland. 3rd Edition Lustwarande’, Tilburg, Netherlands
Primo Marella Gallery, ‘New Delhi – New Wave’, Milan, Italy
Salina Art Center, ‘New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India’, Salina KS (Travelling Exhibition)
Serpentine Gallery, ‘Indian Highway’, London, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Villa Manin, ‘God & Goods – Spirituality and Mass Confusion’, Udine, Italy
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, ‘New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India’, New Brunswick NJ (Travelling Exhibition)

2007
___, ‘L’Emprise du lieu – L’experience Pommery #4’, Reims, France
Art Gallery of Ontario, ‘Hungry God’, Toronto, Canada
Artcurial, ‘La Gastronomie dans l’Art: De la Peinture Flamande à Andy Warhol’, Paris, France
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, ‘New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India’, Chicago IL (Travelling Exhibition)
Domaine du Château d’Avignon, Conseil général des Bouches-du-Rhone, ‘Dans ces Eaux là, Patrimoine et Creation Contemporaine au Château d’Avignon’, Avignon, France
Hangar Bicocca, ‘Urban Manners – 15 Contemporary Artists from India’, Milan, Italy
National Gallery of Modern Art, ‘Edge Of Desire: Recent Art in India’, Mumbai, India (Travelling Exhibition)
Neuberger Museum of Art. Purchase College, State University of New York, ‘Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life’, Purchase NY
The Newark Museum, ‘India: Public Places / Private Spaces’, Newark NJ
Palazzo Grassi, ‘Sequence 1. Painting & Sculpture from the François Pinault Collection’, Venice, Italy
Primo Marella Gallery, ‘New Delhi – New Wave’, Milan, Italy
Sammlung Daimler Chrysler – Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collections, ‘Private / Corporate IV’, Berlin, Germany
Shisha, Manchester International Festival, ‘The Rusholme Project’, Manchester, England
Vadehra Art Gallery, ‘Objects: Making / Unmaking’, New Delhi, India

2006
Arario Gallery, ‘Hungry Gods’, Beijing, China
Berkeley Arts Museum, ‘Edge Of Desire: Recent Art in India’, Berkeley CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Eglise Saint Bernard et vitrine de la Galerie in Situ, ‘Nuit Blanche’, Paris, France
Galerie Enrico Navarra, Plage de Pampelonne, ‘Made by Indians. Art on the Beach #5’, Commune de Ramatuelle, France
Gallery Espace, ‘Bronze’, New Delhi, India
Istanbul Modern, ‘Venice – Istanbul’, Istanbul, Turkey
Lille 3000, ‘Bombaysers de Lille’, Lille, France
Louis Vuitton Showroom, ‘L’ Inde dans tous les Sens’, Paris, France
MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, ‘Edge Of Desire: Recent Art in India’, Monterrey, Mexico (Travelling Exhibition)
Montalvo Arts Center, ‘Edge Of Desire: Recent Art in India’, Saratoga CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Neuberger Museum of Art, ‘Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life’, New York NY
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, ‘Contemporary India’, Brussels, Belgium
P.S.1 MoMA, ‘Altered, Stiched & Gathered’, New York NY
Rose Art Museum, ‘Balance and Power’, Waltham MA
The Showroom Gallery, ‘If it Didn`t Exist You’d Have to Invent it’, London, England
Taipei Biennial 2006, Teipei, Taiwan

2005
The Asia Society, ‘Edge Of Desire: Recent Art in India’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
La Biennale di Venezia, ‘Always a little Further’, Venice, Italy
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, ‘Indian Summer’, Paris, France
Hayward Gallery, ‘Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye’, London, England (Travelling Exhibition)
The Herzliya Museum Of Contemporary Art, ‘Weightless Space’, Herzliya, Israel
Krannert Art Museum, ‘Balance and Power: Performance and Surveillance in Video Art’, Champaign IL
The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, ‘Dialectics of Hope’, Moscow, Russia
Museo Tamayo, ‘Edge Of Desire: Recent Art in India’, Mexico City, Mexico (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye’, Chicago IL (Travelling Exhibition)
Queens Museum of Modern Art, ‘Edge Of Desire: Recent Art in India’, Queens NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Walsh Gallery, ‘Mom and Pop’, Chicago IL

2004
The Art Gallery of Western Australia, ‘Edge Of Desire: Recent Art in India’, Perth, Australia (Travelling Exhibition)
Centre A – Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘Two-Man Show’, Vancouver, Canada
The Eagle Gallery, ‘Drawings’, London, England
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, ‘Indian Video Art: History in Motion’, Fukuoka, Japan
Gazon Rouge Gallery, ‘The SNEEZE, a Featured Film by 80 artists x 80 seconds 106 minutes’, Athens, Greece
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, ‘Postkort fra Cuba’, Høvikodden, Norway
Saisons Indiennes à Genève, ‘Another Passage to India’, Geneva, Switzerland
Sakshi Gallery, ‘Vanitas Vanitatum’, Mumbai, India

2003
8. Biennale Havanna, Havanna, Cuba
Apparao Galleries at the Apeejay New Media Centre, ‘Bad Taste’, New Delhi, India
Bose Pacia Modern, ‘HEAT’, New York NY
Gallery Chemould, ‘Crossing Generations: diVERGE’, Mumbai, India
Grantpirrie Gallery, ‘An Apparent Calm which is in Fact a Perfectly Balanced Tension’, Sydney, Australia
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, ‘The Tree from the Seed, Contemporary Art from India’, Høvikodden, Norway
House of World Cultures, ‘Body. City. Citing Contemporary Culture in India’, Berlin, Germany

2002
Apeejay Media Gallery, ‘Private Mythologies of the Personal and the Political’, Faridabad, India
Apparao Galleries at India Habitat Centre, ‘Cinema Stills’, New Delhi, India
Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, ‘Busan Biennale’, Busan, Korea
CIMA Gallery, ‘Sidewinder’, Kolkata, India (Travelling Exhibition)
Coomarswamy Hall, The Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, ‘Sidewinder’, Mumbai, India (Travelling Exhibition)
IMA – Institute of Modern Art, ‘Self: Contemporary Indian Video Art’, Brisbane, Australia
India Habitat Centre, ‘Sidewinder’, New Delhi, India (Travelling Exhibition)
Japan Foundation and Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, ‘Under Construction’, Japan
Kunsthalle Wien, ‘Kapital & Karma’, Vienna, Austria
Multi Media Art Asia Pacific, ‘___’, Beijing, China
Manchester City Art Gallery, ‘Indian Art: Home-Street-Shrine-Bazaar-Museum’, Manchester, England
Nature Morte, ‘Photosphere’, New Delhi, India
Palais de Tokyo, ‘Inaugural Show’, Paris, France
Project 304, ‘Sorry for the Inconvenience’, Bangkok, Thailand
Sakshi Gallery at Habitat Centre, ‘Creative Space’, New Delhi, India

2001
Galleria Continua, ‘Post Production (Sampling, Programming & Displaying)’, San Gimignano, Italy
Museum of Fine Art, ‘Context as Content – Museum as Metaphor – Museum of Fine Art’, Chandigarh, India (Travelling Exhibition)
National Gallery Of Modern Art, ‘Post Residency Show’, Mumbai, India
Nature Morte, ‘Context as Content / Museum as Metaphor’, New Delhi, India (Travelling Exhibition)
Passenger Terminal, ‘Bollywood has arrived’, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2000
Asian Section of the Kwangju Biennale 2000, ‘Invisible Boundary: Metamorphosed Asian Art’, Gwangju, Korea (Travelling Exhibition)
Birla Academy, ‘Vilas’, Mumbai, India
CRAC Alsace – Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain, ‘Negotiations’, Sète, France
Max Muller Bhawan, ‘Print et.com’, New Delhi, India
Niigata City Prefectural Civil Centre Gallery, ‘Invisible Boundary: Metamorphosed Asian Art’, Niigata, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Theatre de Strasbourg et le Forum itinerant, ‘I love Video Art’, Strasbourg, France
Utsunomiya Museum of Art, ‘Invisible Boundary: Metamorphosed Asian Art’, Utsunomiya, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)

1999
Art India, ‘Edge of Century’, New Delhi, India
The First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Jim Beard Gallery at CCA, ‘Impact’, New Delhi, India
Nature Morte, ‘Indian Artists’, Sydney, Australia
Nature Morte, ‘Of based on, or obtained’, New Delhi, India

1998
Brewery Arts Centre, ‘Kendal Wallah – Through Indian Eyes’, Kendal, England
Jehangir Art Gallery, ‘New Millenium, New Media’, Mumbai, India

1997
British Council, ‘Khoj International Artists Exhibition’, New Delhi, India
Gasworks Studios, ‘UNESCO-ASHBERG Bursaries for Artists hosted by InIVA’, London, England
Shirley Fiterman Gallery, ‘Points of Contact’, New York NY

1996
Lalit Kala Academy, ‘Indo-Cuban Exhibition of Contemporary Art’, New Delhi, India
Sanskriti Kendra, ‘Indo- Austrian Artists’ Workshop’, New Delhi, India

1995
La Biennale di Venezia, ‘Nessuno Tocchi Caino (Hands off Cain)’, Venice, Italy

1994
Birla Academy, ‘Young Contemporary Artists’, Kolkata, India
Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, ‘Young Generation from Bihar’, Baroda, India
Gallery Escape of AIFACS Gallery, ‘Drawings ‘94’, New Delhi, India

1993
Gallery Escape, ‘Contemporary Indian Artists’, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1991
Husain Ki Sarai, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Jehangir Art Gallery, ‘Imprints of our Time’, Mumbai, India
Lalit Kala Academy, ‘Research Grant Scholars Exhibition’, New Delhi, Lucknow, Madras, India

1990
Vadehra Art Gallery, Rabindra Bhawan, ‘All India Painting Exhibition’, New Delhi, India

1989
Rabindra Bhawan, ‘Contemporary Artists of Bihar’, New Delhi, India

1987
___,‘Young Painters of Bihar’, Patna, India

1983
__, ‘Group of AB Exhibition’, Patna, Bihar, India
__, ‘All India Drawing and Craft Exhibition’, Patna, India

Awards and Scholarships

2013
Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters)

2004
French Government residency in Paris, Visiting Professor at L’Ecole des Beaux-arts, Paris, France

1997
Emerging Artist Award, BosePacia Modern, New York NY
UNESCO-ASHBERG Bursaries for Artists, at Gasworks Studio, London, England

1996
All India Painting Exhibition, 1st Prize by M.F. Husain at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

1990- 91
Research Grant Scholarship, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India

1989
All India Festival, Dhanbad, India

1987-88
Students grant scholarship, Govt. of Bihar, Patna, India

1987
State Level Art Exhibition of Bihar, India

1986
All India Youth Festival, Madras, India

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