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Gagan Singh

Born in 1975, Singh studied fine art in the UK and has exhibited in various group shows including the Sarai Reader 09 at the Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, 2012 – 2013.

The content of the work falls into two broad categories, the autobiographical and the erotic. In both cases, humour acts as a point of access through which other issues, often more serious, are explored by the artist.

C & L Shows

The 10 Year Hustle: Celebrating a decade of our gallery space
11 August - 2 September
2017

It is 10 years since we moved into our space in Kamal Mansion, a building set amid the hurly-burly of Colaba’s Arthur Bunder Road. We are proud to have been the first commercial gallery to find a home on the street. A decade on, is this a birthday or an anniversary celebration? The truth is that we are simultaneously wedded and parent to this thing called Chatterjee & Lal. As our gallery colleagues will no doubt agree, running a space with a regular exhibitions program is all consuming. It is also one of the most rewarding activities that the world of art can provide.

The 10 Year Hustle presents three strands or positions that the gallery has particularly engaged with over the last decade. There are works by gallery artists, mostly in their 30s and 40s, whose practices often incorporate the mediums of performance, moving image, drawing and painting. There is historical material from the 20th Century, with particular focus on that generation of artists born between the 1920s and 1930s: artists who played a critical role in birthing the contemporary in South Asian art. Lastly, there are artworks that reach back to periods in art history that pre-date the modern.

The ancient, the modern and the contemporary: we are rather having our cake and eating it. But, then, isn’t that what birthdays/anniversaries are all about?

Tara Lal & Mortimer Chatterjee Mumbai, August 2017

MINAM APANG | FABIEN CHARUAU | NIKHIL CHOPRA | ZARINA HASHMI | NASREEN MOHAMEDI | HETAIN PATEL | PILLOO POCHKHANAWALA |
MARK PRIME | SAHEJ RAHAL | RASHID RANA | GAGAN SINGH | KIRAN SUBBAIAH | K.G. SUBRAMANYAN | THUKRAL & TAGRA | NITYAN UNNIKRISHNAN

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Line Bombs
Line Bombs
12 September - 25 October
2014
Voices From The Chamber
Voices From The Chamber
12 December - 12 February
2013

Profile

b. 1975

Education:
2005     MA Fine Arts, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK.
2003     MA Comparative Religious Studies, Punjabi Univ. Patiala.
1997      B. Comm, Delhi University

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2014     Line Bombs, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2014     Mati ghar,
IGNCA New Delhi
2013     Project (drawing with Community), Common Grounds, Insert
2013     The Drawing Project, Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA
2013     Site Specific Project / group exhibition, Chatterjee and Lal gallery, Mumbai
2013     Drawing and Performance, Performa 13 biennial, New York
2013     Site Specific drawing project, JANPATH, New delhi
2013     Site Specific drawing Project, KONA, New Delhi
2013     Drawing as a Mental Exercise, Sarai Reader 09 Book Publication
2013     Site Specific Project, India International Center, New Delhi
2013     City as Studio fellowship, Sarai, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
2012     Sarai Reader 09 Exhibition, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
2012     TRACEY,Sketchbook, Loughborough University UK
2012     Santorini Biennale of Arts, Greece
2012     Pilsen Drawing Biennal, Pilsen
2012     Angelika Open 2012, Wycombe, U
2011     Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD) Online, London
2011     Iconoclasts & Iconodules, Curated by Ombretta Agro Andruff, Religare Arts, ND
2011     Holy Now, Religare Arts, Cork Street, London
2011     Arts I- Redux (Group Show) Religare Arts, ND
2009    Why Not Connaught Place Residency, Religare Arts , New Delhi
2009    Site Specific Project, The American Center, New Delhi

Grant:
2013 – 2014     Drawing and Animation (Extended Arts Practice), India Foundation for Arts