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Kiran Subbaiah

Born in Sidapur, Kiran Subbaiah was trained as a sculptor from Royal College of Art, London and MSU, Baroda. He works in many genres including photography, video, sculpture and installation. It is often through the act of humour and irony that the artist is able to draw out his observations on the world. He questions the relationship between function and value through his art works causing reactions and effects.

He has exhibited his works at Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai; Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London, Paris, Delhi, Bombay ; Pompidou Centre, Paris. He has participated in residencies all over the world including Flaggfabrikken, Bergen, Norway; Khoj, New Delhi; Stiftung Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen, Germany; Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.

He was also recently shortlisted for the Skoda Prize, India.

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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Narcissicon
21 December - 9 February
2012
Sleepwalker Daydream
Sleepwalker Daydream
14 April - 10 June
2009

Profile

b. 1971

Education:
1999     MFA (Sculpture), Royal College of Art, London, UK
1994     MFA (Sculpture), Fine Arts Faculty, M.S. University, Baroda, IN
1992     BFA (Sculpture), Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, IN

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2012     Narcissicon, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, IN
2012     Selected Short Videos, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, IN
2009     Sleepwalker Daydream, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, IN
2002     Shhhhh! ,Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore, IN
1999     Hello I am…, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury, UK
1997     Revised Lessons in Taking and Giving, Images gallery, Bangalore, IN
1996     Confronting Gift-wrapped Curses, Fine Arts Faculty, Baroda, IN

Press

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Learning curve
3 April 2009
By Deepanjana Pal
Kiran Subbaiah loves being a student. Now thirty-eight, he has already spent 14 years studying art in educational institutions across the world. He graduated from Kala Bhavan in Santiniketan in 1992. [READ MORE]

 

Learning curveNewsImage_24
3 April 2009

By Deepanjana Pal
Kiran Subbaiah loves being a student. Now thirty-eight, he has already spent 14 years studying art in educational institutions across the world. He graduated from Kala Bhavan in Santiniketan in 1992. [READ MORE]