Sudarshan Shetty

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Born in 1961 in Mangalore, India, Sudarshan Shetty lives and works in Mumbai. Shetty initially trained as a painter, later turning to sculpture and installations which now account for all of his output. A conceptual artist, he is renowned for his enigmatic and often mechanised sculptural installations. His hybrid constructions question the fusion of Indian and Western traditions as well as exploring domestic concerns and the notion of movement.






Born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Lives and works in Mumbai, India

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1980

BFA in Painting at Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

Shoonya Ghar, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India

Curator of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India

 

2015

Mimic Momento, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels, Belgium

 

2014

Every broken moment, piece by piece, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi, India

 

2012

The pieces earth took away, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Indian Highway, Ullens Center, Beijing, China

 

2011

Between the tea cup and a sinking constellation, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

Listen outside this house, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore, India

 

2010

This is too shall pass, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India

The more I die the lighter I get, Tilton Gallery, New York, USA

 

2009

Sudarshan Shetty, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

Six Drops, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore, India

 

2008

Leaving Home, Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Saving Skin, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA

 

2006

Love, GALLERYSKE and Bodhi Art, Mumbai, India

 

2005

Eight corners of the world, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore, India

Shift, a collaborative architectural installation with Shantanu Poredi and Manisha Agarwal, Philips

Contemporary, Mumbai, India

Party is else where, Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

 

2004

Statics, Chemould Gallery, Mumbai, India

 

2003

Consanguinity, Nature Morte, Bose Pascia Modern at the Habitat Visual Arts Centre, New Delhi, India

 

2001

For Here or To Go, Installation at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

 

1996

Paintings, Max Muller Bhavan, Mumbai, India

 

1995

Paper Moon, Pundole Art Gallery and Framji Cawasjee Hall, Mumbai and Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India

 

1991

A part of Spirit of India Celebration in The Netherlands, Holland Art Gallery, Rotterdam, Galerie Drie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Construct Constructions, curated by Roobina Karode, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India

 

2014

Rebirth of Detail, Sunaparanta Goa Center for The Arts, Goa, India

The Missing Pavilion, curated by Gayatri Sinha, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

 

2013

Art Walk: Water, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Europalia, Liege, Liege, Belgium

 

2012

Kochi Muziris Biennale, curated by Bose Krishnamachari and Riyaz Komu, Kochi, India

Critical Mass, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

 

2011

Homespun, curated by Girish Shahane, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi NCR, India

The Matters Within: New Contemporary Art of India, curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransico, USA

Sympathy for the Devil, curated by Walter Vanhaerents and Pierre-Olivier Rollin, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

Prague Biennale, Czech Republic

India Inclusive, World Economic Forum in Davos, India

Against All Odds, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India

Indian Highway IV, Musée d'Art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France

Paris, Delhi, Bombay, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

 

2010

Contemplating the Void, curated by Nancy Spector, Solomon R, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Indian Highway, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark

Looking Glass - The existence of difference, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Religare, New Delhi

 

2009

Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada

India: New Giants, Gem Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague, The Netherlands

India Contemporary, Gem Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague, The Netherlands

For Life: The Language of Communication, Tilton Gallery, New York, USA

Indian Highway, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

 

2008

Dark Materials, curated by David Thorpe, GSK Contemporary Royal Academy of Art, London, UK

The Destruction Party, The Royal Monceau Hotel, Paris, France

Ten Light-Years, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, India

Affair, 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

2007

India 20, at Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi, India

Unholy Truths, Initial Access, Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, UK

Pink, Gallerie Mirchandani and Steinreucke, Bombay, India

 

2006

With Love, curated by GALLERYSKE and Tilton Gallery, at Miami Design District, USA

 

2005

Shift, a collaborative architectural installation with Shantanu Poredi and Manisha Agarwal, Philips

Contemporary, Mumbai, India

Bombay Boys, Palette Art Gallery New Delhi, India

Configurations, Anant Art Gallery New Delhi, India

Group Show curated by Soumitro Ghosh, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore, India

Endless Terrain, New Delhi, India

 

2004

Bombay X 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, India

 

2003

Zoom, Contemporary art from India at Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

 

2001

Installation at the Apparao Gallery, New Delhi, India

Excerpts from the Bestsellers, Installation, David Sassoon Library, Mumbai, India

Century Cites, curated by Gita Kapoor Tate Modern, London, UK

 

2000

Lone boat river song, interactive mechanical installation, Spike Island, Bristol, UK

Making Circles, Installation, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India

Bollywood- passenger terminal, Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam, Kwangju Biennale, South Korea

 

1999

Sothebys Prize Exhibition, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai, India

Private Mythologies, Contemporary Art from India, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

A Brisk Walk Makes You Feel Good, a collaborative photo installation with Vinay Mahidhar and Sunitha Kumar, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

Completed commissioned public sculpture in Fukuoka, Japan, a part of Hakata Reverain Art Project, Fine Arts Company, Mumbai, India

Embarkations, curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

 

1998

Represented India at the Art in the World, Palace de Retz, Paris, France

Colours of Independence - CIMA, Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India

Tryst with Destiny, Contemporary Indian Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Inaugural Exhibition, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

Presences of the Past, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai, India

Nature Morte, Joint exhibition with Leslie Dill, New Delhi, India

 

1997

Shilpayan, 100 years of sculpture in India, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India

 

1996

165 Inches in Time, an installation at the Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland

Private Languages, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

 

1995

Sculpture 95, curated by Madan Lal Gallerie Espace and Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India

 

1994

Installation with Morzottos Fashion show at Bhuli Bhatiyari, New Delhi, India

 

1991

Commissioned installation project, based on Indian Circus at Hotel Imperial, New Delhi, India

 

1990

Kanoria Centre for the Arts Exhibition, Mumbai, India

 

1988

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Ahmedabad, India

 

1987

Kala Yatra, Bangalore, India

 

1984

Lalit Kala Akademi Exhibition, New Delhi, India

 

1983

Monsoon Art Show, Jehangir Art gallery, Mumbai, India

 

1982

Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Mumbai, India