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Nalini Malani

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18 MAY - 01 JUNE 2015

Nalini Malani has presented since 2000 fifteen solo museum exhibitions such as the New Museum in New York, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. This number includes three major retrospectives at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi (2014), Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland (2010) and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem (2005).


In the same period her work was included in major group museum and biennial exhibitions such as Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015/16) / Move on Asia, ZKM Media Museum, Karlsruhe (2013)  / Artist File, National Art Center, Tokyo (2013) / dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012) / 1st Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2012) / Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool (2012), Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia, Singapore Art Museum (2012), Paris, Delhi, Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011), Taswir – Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2009) / Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London (2009), Emotional Drawing, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto (2008) / 16th Biennale of Sydney: Revolutions – Forms that Turn (2008) / 52nd Biennale di Venezia: Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind (2007) / Turino Triennial, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2005) / 8th Istanbul Biennial: Poetic Justice (2003), Century City, Tate Modern, London (2001) / Unpacking Europe, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2001).


Malani studied painting at the Sir Jamshetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art, Bombay (1964–69); and also worked in a studio at the Bhulabhai Memorial Institute, Bombay, (1964–1967) where artists, musicians, dancers and theatre persons worked individually and as a community. On a French Government Scholarship for Fine Arts she studied in Paris between 1970-72 and won an Art Fellowship, Government of India between1984-89. She has undertaken several international residencies including Lucas Art Residencies, Montalvo California, US (2005); Civitella Rainieri, Umbertide, Italy (2003) and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan (1999/2000).

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