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NAVJOT ALTAF

     




1949       
Born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
1967/72   Diploma in Fine Arts and certificate in Applied Arts, Sir J.J. School of Arts Bombay.
1972        Married artist Altaf
1974        had daughter Sasha
1981/82   Graphics, Garhi Studios New Delhi.

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Selected Solo / InteractIve / Collaborative Projects : 

2016         ‘How Perfect Perfrction Can Be’ Paintings, sculptures, installation and video, Chemould Prescott Road, 
                 Mumbai in collaboration with The Guild.
2015         ‘How Perfect Perfrction Can Be’ Paintings, sculptures, installation and video, The Guild, Alibaug, India.
2013         ‘Horn in the Head’, Sculpture installation with audio and video, Talwar Gallery, New Delhi, India.
2010         ‘Touch IV’, video installation comprising , Talwar Gallery, New Delhi, The Guild, Mumbai, India.
2010         ‘A place in New York’, Photomontage, The Guild, Mumbai, India and New York, U.S.A. Catalogue.
2009         ‘Lacuna in Testimony’, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida. U.S.A.
2008         ‘Touch’, video installation with four projections and interactive sculptures, Sakshi Gallery Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
2008         ‘Bombay Shots’, Photomontage, The Guild, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
2006         ‘Jagar’, Multimedia Installation, and ’ Water Weaving’, video Installation, Sakshi Gallery Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
2006         ‘Junctions 1 – 2 – 3’, Photo installation with sound, The Guild, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
2005         ‘Water Weaving’, video installation, Talwar Gallery, New York, U.S.A. Catalogue.
2004         ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ and ‘Lacuna in Testimony’, video installation, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
2003         ‘In Response To’, sculpture installation with photographs by Ravi Agarwal, Talwar Gallery, New York, U.S.A. Catalogue.
2003         ‘Displaced Self ‘, interactive project with artists from Israel and Ireland, Sakshi Gallery Mumbai, India. Catalogue. 
2002/03    ‘Three Halves’, Collaborative project with two artists from Liverpool, Hope University, Liverpool, Sakshi gallery Mumbai and Bolton
                 Museum and Galleries, Lancashire, U.K. Catalogue.
2001/02    ‘Between Memory and History’, Installation with audio, video, and text. Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
1998/99    ‘Modes of Parallel Practice: Ways of World Making’, Sculpture installation with video films.
                 Interactive project with four artists from Bastar – Central India, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan. Catalogue.
1996         ‘Images Redrawn’, sculpture installation with text. Gallery 7 and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Shridharani art gallery, New Delhi, India. Catalogue.
1994         ‘Links Destroyed and Rediscovered’, installation with paintings, serigraphs, films and audio. Gallery 7 and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
1990         ‘Paintings’ Gallery 7 and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
1984         ‘Paintings & Water colour’, Gallery 7 Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
1983         ‘Drawings & Lithographs‘, Jehangir Art Gallery and Prithvi Foyer Gallery Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
 

Videography :

2015         Soul Breath Wind: Multi-channel video (work in progress).
2014         Anthropogenic
Landscapes: Double monitor video installation, Part of ‘Mary 

                 wants to read a book’.  Exhibition: second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India.
2014         ‘Trail of Impunity’, 2 parts video : 125 minutes : colour, sound, loop
                 Exhibition: ‘Forms of Activism’, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India.
2010         ‘Touch IV’, 22 monitors video installation.
                 Exhibition: Talwar Gallery, New Delhi and The Guild Art Gallery, Bombay, India
2010         ‘Barakhamba 2010’, single channel projection, 35 minutes, colour, sound, loop. Exhibition: 20        
                 Barakhamba Road, Delhi, India.
2008         ‘Barakhamba 2008’, 3 channel projection, 1hour 20 minutes, colour, sound, loop. Exhibition: 20                                 
                 Barakhamba Road, Delhi, India
2008         ‘Synonymous’, single channel projection, 4 minutes, colour, sound, loop. Exhibition: The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2008         ‘Minus into Minus equals?’, three versions, single channel projection,1.26 minutes, 1.8 minutes and 6 minutes. colour, sound, loop.
                 Exhibitions: Saffron Art Gallery, Mumbai. India.
2007/08    ’Touch’, 3 channel projection, 8.40 minutes, colour, sound, loop
                 Exhibitions: ‘Tiger By The Tail – Women Artists of India Transforming Culture’, Brandeis University, Massachusetts and New Brunswick
                 Rutgers University, Douglass Library, Newark, U.S.A. Sakshi Gallery Mumbai. India. Talwar Gallery, New Delhi, 2010, ‘Resist 377’,
                 Engendered Space, New Delhi, India, 2014.
2007         ‘Catch’, three channel projection, 50 seconds, color, sound, loop. Exhibition: Mechanism of Motion, Anant Gallery Noida – Delhi. India.
2005         ‘Water Weaving’ - single channel projection, 18 minutes, color, sound, loop.
                 Exhibition: Talwar Gallery New York. Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India. 2005.
                 INDIA NOW: Contemporary Indian Art between Continuity and Transition’- Milan, Italy. 2007.
2005         ‘Water Water’, 3 video installation,16 minutes, colour, sound, loop.
                 Exhibition: ‘GROUNDWORKS’ Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
2004         ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’, four channel video installation, 13 minutes and 37 sec. color, sound, loop.
                 Exhibitions: ‘Along the axis’, Apeejay media gallery, Delhi, India
                 Another Passage to India’, Geneva, Sakshi Gallery and other venues in Mumbai, India.
2004         ‘Briefcase’, single channel video installation, 5 minutes colour, sound, loop. Project: ‘Aar Paar’.
                 Exhibitions: Different venues in Pakistan and India.
2003         ‘Lacuna in Testimony’, version 2, single channel video installation, 4 minutes, colour, sound, loop.
                 Exhibitions: ‘subTERRAIN : artists dig the contemporary, House of World Cultures, Berlin,’                                          
                 8th Havana Biennale’ Cuba, ‘diVERGE’, (40 years of Gallery Chemould) National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India.
2003         ‘Lacuna in Testimony’ Version 1, 3 channel video installation, 9 minutes, colour, sound, loop.
                 Exhibitions: Liminal Zones, Apeejay media gallery, Delhi, Sakshi gallery Mumbai, ‘Zones of Contact ‘15th Sydney Biennale ,
                 Australia,2005 Public places private spaces ‘, Newark Museum, New Jersey, 2007, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 2008,
                 Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Florida, U.S.A. 2009. 
                 ‘Rewriting the landscape’, India and China: Contemporary Art from China and India, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, 2013.
                 ‘Water’, Europalia India Liege, Belgium, Germany, 2013. ‘Is it what you think?’, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India. 2014
2003         ‘Relational Sensibilities’, double monitor video installation, 9 minutes and 18 minutes, color, loop.
                 Exhibition: ‘Displaced Self’, Sakshi gallery Mumbai, India.
2000/01    ‘Images of Images and Images from Images’, 3 channel video installation, 5 minutes, color, sound, loop.
                 Project: ‘Between Memory and History’, installation with audio, video and text.
                 Exhibitions: ‘Century City’, Tate Modern London, Sakshi gallery Mumbai, India.  ‘A-ORTA-Project’ - Contemporary Indian Art, BBK Kunst forum,
                 Dusseldorf, Germany  and ‘Life in the time of Cholera’, Apeejay media gallery, Delhi, India.
2001         ‘a dog a dog’, an animation short, single monitor, 5 minutes, color, sound, loop. ‘An Aesthetic Experience’. Workshop in New Media, Baroda.
                 Exhibitions: Baroda and Sakshi gallery Mumbai, India.
I998          ‘Journey’, an animation short, single / multiple channel projection, 7 minutes, colour, sound, loop.
                 ‘Bricks ‘single channel projection, 5 minutes, colour, sound, loop.
                 Project: ‘Modes of Parallel Practice; Ways of Art Making’ –  sculpture installation with video.
                 Exhibitions: Sakshi gallery Mumbai, India, Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial Fukuoka, Japan and ‘Edge of the Century’, New Delhi, India

1994         ‘Links Destroyed and Re-discovered’ documentation, 11 minutes.

Joint Exhibitions with Altaf
 

2000           ‘Multiples’ - ‘Fire Series’, Prithvi Foyer Gallery and The Guild Art Gallery Mumbai, India. Catalogue.

1994           ‘Images of Women’ – ‘Faces’, Prithvi Foyer Gallery, Mumbai, India.

1993           ‘Water Colours and Acrylic paintings’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, Sakshi Gallery, Chennai and Mumbai, India.

1992           ‘Graphics / Water colour’, Pavement Plaza, Mumbai, India.

1988           ‘Water Colours’, Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi, India.

1985           ‘Navjot and Altaf’, Works on Paper, Zeitgenossische Indische Kunst, Werl, Germany.

1979           ‘Works on Paper’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. 

1976           ‘Works on Paper’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015         ‘Making Sense of Crisis - Art as Schizoanalysis’: Exhibition at Khoj, New Delhi, India.
2014         ‘Dead Reckoning: Whorled Explorations’, second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale,Kochi, India.   
2014         Devotion / Art In The Service Of Truth, 10th annual show curated by Ina Puri, Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi, India.
2014         ‘Resist 377’, Engendered Space, curated by Georgina Maddox, New Delhi, India.
2014         ‘Forms of Activism’, Rabindra Bhavan, curated by Vivan Sundaram, New Delhi, India.     
2014         ‘Is it what you think?’, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, curated by Roobina Karode, New Delhi, India.
2013         ‘Rewriting the landscape: India and China: Contemporary Art from China and India’, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,
                 curated by Choi Eunju and Kate Lim, Korea. Catalogue
2013         ‘Water’, EuropaliaIndia Liege, Belgium, Germany, curated by Gayatri Sinha.
2012/13    ‘Women In – Between : Asian Women Artists’ 1984-2012. Fukuoka Asia Art Museum, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum,
                 Tochigi Prefectural Museum of fine Arts and Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Japan. Catalogue.
2009         ‘Changing Skin’, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Coomaraswamy Museum Gallery Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
2009         ‘Small Format’ - Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
2008         ‘Mechanisms of Motion’, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Anant Art Centre, New – Delhi, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Bapu’, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Saffron Art Gallery Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Synonymous’ Video and Photography ,The Guild Art Gallery Mumbai, India.
                 ‘Shifting Terrains Altered Realities,The Arts House of The Old Parliament, Singapore. Catalogue. 
                 ‘Shakti - Women in the Vanguard of Indian Art’, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India. Catalogue.                
                 ‘Sabrang’ - Benefit auction, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Small Format’ - Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘INDIA : Public Places, Private Spaces - Contemporary Photography and Video Art‘, curated by Gayatri Sinha and Paul Sternberger,
                  Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, U.S.A. Catalogue.  
                 ‘Tiger by The Tail – Women Artists of India Transforming Culture’, curated by Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, Elinor W.Gadon and Roobina Karode,
                  New Brunswick Rut gers University, Douglass Library, Newark, U.S.A and Brandeis University, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Catalogue (2007 - 2008).
                  48o C Public. Art. Ecology., curated by Pooja Sood, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, India, and GTZ. Catalogue.
                 ‘Excerpts From My Diary Pages’, curated by Sasha Altaf, Talwar Gallery, New York.
2007         ‘The Human Figure ‘Threshold art Gallery, New Delhi, India. Catalogue. ‘INDIA: Public places private spaces - Contemporary Photography
                 and Video Art‘, curated by Gayatri Sinha and Paul Sternberger, The Newark Museum, New Jersey, US.A. catalogue. 
                 ‘Ltd.Edn. Sculptures by Indian Contemporaries’, Gallerie Romain Rolland Alliance Francaise, New Delhi, India.
                 ’INDIA NOW: Contemporary Indian Art between Continuity and Transition’ curated by Daniela Palazzoli, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy. Catalogue.
2006         ‘Zones of Contact’ 15th Biennale of Sydney-International festival of Contemporary Art, curated by Charles Merewether, Australia. Catalogue.  
                 ‘Bombay Maximum City’, Lille, France, Catalogue. ‘Avatars of the Object: Sculptural Projections’ curated by Nancy Adajania,
                 Jehangir Nicholson Gallery NCPA and The Guild Art Gallery Mumbai, India.Catalogue.
2005         ‘Groundworks : Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art’ curated by Grant Kester, Carnegie Mellon University, (RMG) Pittsburgh, U.S.A. Catalogue.          
                 ‘Identity Alienation Amity’, Twenty-five artists, four photographers for Kashmir curated by Bina Sarkar Ellias, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
2004         ‘ZOOM : Art in Contemporary India’, curated by Luis Serpa and Nancy Adajania, Culturgest Museum, Lisbon. Catalogue.     
                 ‘Another Passage To India’, curated by Pooja Sood, Theatre Saint-Gervais, Geneve, Musee d’Ethnographie, Geneve and Pro Helvetia,
                 Arts Council of Switzerland. ‘along the axis’ digital art from India and Pakistan, curated by Pooja Sood, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi, India.               
2003         ‘subTerrain: artworks in the cityfold’, curated by Geeta Kapur, Haus der Kulteren der Welt, Berlin. Catalogue.
                 ‘Liminal Zones’, curated by Pooja Sood, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi, India.
                 ‘Crossing Generations: diverge (Forty Years of Chemould)’ curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani  NGMA, Bombay. Catalogue.
                 ‘Eigth Habana Biennale’, Cuba, Catalogue.
                 ‘Men Against Violence and Abuse’, Artists’ Centre Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
2002         ‘Life in the time of cholera’, 4 installations incorporating Video and Internet, curated by Pooja Sood, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi, India.
                 ‘Ways of Resisting 92 - 02 - curated by Vivan Sundaram and organised by SAHMAT, Rabindra Bhavan Gallery, New Delhi, India.
2001         ‘Century City’, Bombay/Mumbai : City Politics and Visual Culture in the 90’s, curated by Geeta Kapur and Ashish Rajadhyaksha,
                 Tate Modern London, U.K. Catalogue.  ‘A-ORTA-Projekt’ - Contemporary Indian Art, curated by H.S.Schero, BBK Kunst forum, Dusseldorf and stiftung
                 Wilhelm Limerick, Duisburg, Germany. Catalogue.
                 Similarities and Dissimilarities’ - curated by Anahita Contractor and Jyotee, Tao Gallery, Mumbai, India.                  
                 ‘An Aesthetic Experience’: New Media Art, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘The Committee of Solidarity with Gujarat against Communalism’ Sanskriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.
                  Benefit Auction-‘Memorabilia’ for Mumbai by Kala Ghoda Association, Mumbai, India.
                 ‘Cry Charity Auction of contemporary Indian Art’, Dubai.
                 ‘Akanksha Benefit Auction’, Mumbai, India.
2000         ‘Early Works’, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Two for Two Thousand’, Art Today, New Delhi, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Masks’, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi, India. Catalogue.   
                 ‘Triptych’ - Fine Arts Academy, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Small Format’, Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Juxtapose’, Son-Et-Lumiere Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
1999         ‘Communication: Channels for Hope’ ‘Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale’, Fukuoka, curated by Kuroda Raiji, Japan. Catalogue.      
                 ‘Creative Process’, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Edge of the Century’- an exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘The Art of Charity’- an exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Paintings and Sculptures’, Gallerie Alternatives, Gurgaon, Delhi, India.
                  MSSI, ‘Multiple Images’, Y.B.Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Legatee - The J.J School of Art’, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Icons of the Millennium’, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
1998         ‘Zeitgenossiche Kunst Aus Indien’ - The R.P.G. Collection of Indian Contemporary Art, Germany. Catalogue.
                 ’50 Years of Mumbai Artists’, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘J.J Alumni: 7 Artists’, curated by Dilip Ranade, Images Art Gallery, Bangalore, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘The Presence of the Past’: response of eight Indian artists to ‘The Enduring Image’, an exhibition of objects from the British Museum.
                  Curated by Girish Shahane. National Gallery of Modern Art and Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, NCPA, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘SPIN’, Sakshi Gallery Inaugural show, Mumbai, India.
                 ‘The Probing Eye’, Photographic impressions by painters and sculptors, Surendra Paul Art Gallery, organized by Art Indus, New Delhi, India.
1997         ‘Women Artists of India: A Celebration of Independence’, curated by Mary-Ann Lutzker, Mills  College Art Gallery, Oakland, California, U.S.A. Catalogue.
                 ‘Cross Currents’, Women Artists from India, Britain and Norway, curated by Jennifer Lloyd and Rekha Rodwittiya, Oslo and four other cities in Norway. Catalogue.
                 ‘Directions’ - Emerging Trends of Contemporary Indian Art, The Air Gallery, London. catalogue.
                 ‘Artists From India and Pakistan’, Martini Gallery, Hong Kong.
                 ‘The Self and the World’, an exhibition of Indian Women Artists, curated by Gayatri Sinha, National Gallery of Modern Art and Gallery Espace,
                 New Delhi, India. Catalogue and a publication.
                 ‘Post Independence, Indian Contemporary Art’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India. Catalogue
                 ’50 Years of India – 1947-1997’, Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ’50 Years of India’s Independence’, Art Trust, Mumbai, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘The Looking Glass Self’, Lakeeren Art Gallery. Catalogue. Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Art For Ashraya’, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India. Catalogue.
1996         ‘Inside Out’ – Women Artists of India, Middlesborough Art Gallery, U.K. (Touring exhibition) Catalogue.
                 ‘British Identity in Art’ Weston, U.K.
                 ‘Urban Signals Shifting Images’, Birla Academy of Art, Mumbai, India.
                 ‘Harmony’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘A Broader Spectrum’, Watercolor Exhibition, Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Cinemascope: Artist’s Tribute to 100 Years of Cinema’, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                 A benefit event for the ‘Elephanta’ Project / Auction of Indian Contemporary Art by INTACH,  Mumbai. Catalogue.
1995        ‘Contemporary Miniatures’, Arts Trust, Mumbai, India.
                ‘Ten Women Artists’, LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi, India.
                ‘Bombay – An Artist’s Impression’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                ‘Portraits’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Bangalore, India.
                ‘Postcards for Gandhi’, a SAHMAT Exhibition, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, Gallerie 88, Kolkata, Alliance Francaise, Chennai,
                Sakshi Gallery Bangalore, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi and Contemporary Art Gallery Ahmedabad, India. Catalogue.
                ‘SPARROW’, Exhibition of artworks, Artists’ Centre, Mumbai. Catalogue.
                ‘Tree in my Life’, Village Gallery and Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi. Catalogue.
                ‘Women for Wise’ a charity auction for art by Women Artists of India, by Christie’s, NGMA, Mumbai, India. catalogue.
                ‘Charity Auction of Contemporary Indian paintings’, Bonhams of London in aid of the Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu, India. catalogue.
1994        ‘Small Format’, LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi, India. Catalogue.
                ‘Graphics’ curated by CIMA, Cima Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.
                ‘Still Life’ Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1993        ‘Circling the Square’ Sculpture / furniture, Mumbai and New Delhi, India.Catalogue.
                ‘Helpage India’, art auction by Sotheby’s of London, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                ‘The First International Print Biennale’, Maastricht, Netherlands.
                ‘Parallel Perceptions’, Sakshi Gallery Mumbai and Pune, India. Catalogue.                                                                                        
1992        ‘State of the Arts’ exhibition of computer aided graphics, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and New Delhi, India. Catalogue.
                ‘A Nest For Sparrow’ Artists Centre, Mumbai, India.
                ‘Graphics’ curated by CIMA, Maltwood Museum,  
                Victoria, Canada and CIMA gallery Kolkata, India.
                ‘Journeys Within Landscapes’, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                ‘Pioneers to the New Generation’ Arts Acre, Kolkata, India. Catalogue.
                ‘Silver Jubilee West Zone’, Birla Academy of Art and culture, Kolkata, India.
                ‘Collection of Works for Hussain Ki Sarai’, Faridabad, India.
                ’Man and Woman’ Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
1991        ‘VII International Triennale’ New Delhi, India. Catalogue.
                ‘Helpage India’, art auction by Sotheby’s of London, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
                ‘Artists Against Communalism: Words and Images’, Sahmat Delhi, India and 15 other cities. Catalogue.
1990/91   ‘Works on Paper’ Anjana, Navjot and Shakuntala, New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai, India.
                ‘Changing Images’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1990        ‘Third Painting Biennale’ Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, India. Catalogue.  
                ‘Gadhya Parva’ Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
                ‘Tribute to Van Gogh, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi, India.
                ‘Art Mosaic’ Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
                ‘XAL PRAXIS’ Exhibition of Graphics, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1989/90   ‘Self-portrait’, Village Art Gallery and Chemould Art Gallery, New Delhi and Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
1989        ‘Timeless Art’, art auction by Sotheby’s of London on the occasion of 150 years of The Times of India, Victoria Terminus Railway Station,
                 Mumbai. Catalogue.                             
                ‘Artists Alert’, a Sahmat, exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India. Catalogue.
                ‘The Bombay Art Society Centenary Invitees Exhibition’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1988        ‘Festival of Indian Contemporary Art–1’, Smith’s of Convent Garden, London WC2. Gallery 7, Mumbai, India.    
                ‘STRI’, Festival of India, U.S.S.R.
                ‘Art For Cry’, Bombay, Kolkata, New Delhi and Bangalore, India. Catalogue
                 ‘Indisdie Aspekte’, Exhibition of Graphics, Frankfurt.
                 ‘First International Graphic Biennale’ Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, India. Catalogue.
1987         ‘Prints with a Point 1987’ – An International Exhibition of Dry points and Polemical Prints, Bristol, England.               
                 ‘Indian Drawing Today’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. Publication. ‘MALE FORMY GRAFIKI’, Lodz ‘87.POLSKA. Catalogue.
‘                 Help’ Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Graphics ‘A Galaxy of Graphics’, Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
                 ‘Exhibition / Auction of Contemporary Indian Painting’ by Christies for Helpage India, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.
1986         ‘Intergrafik 87’– An International exhibition of Graphics at Berlin, East Germany.
1985         ‘First International Biennale of Prints’, SAO PAULO BRAZIL.
                 ‘Graphic Art in India Since 1850’ New Delhi, India. Catalogue.
                 ‘Works on Paper’, Altaf, Lalitha Lajmi and Navjot, Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, India.
                 ‘MALE FORMY GRAFIKI’, Lodz ‘85. POLSKA.
1984         ‘The 10th Independents’ Exhibition of Prints’ Kanagawa, japan. Catalogue.
                 ‘Women in Contemporary Art’, Gallery 7, Mumbai, India. Catalogue.        
1983         ‘Andhra Lalit Kala Akademi Exhibition’, Hyderabad, India. 1983‘
                 ‘Seven Women Artists’, Art Heritage, New Delhi, India.  Catalogue.
                 ‘Drawing 83’An All India Exhibition of Drawings, Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh, India. Catalogue.  
                 ‘Eighth International Prints Biennale’, Bradford, England.
                 ‘The 9th Independents Exhibition of Prints’, Kanagawa, Japan. Catalogue.
1981         ‘Prithvi Foyer Gallery’ Mumbai, India.
                 ‘Women’s Conference’ Mumbai, India.
1980         ‘National Exhibition’, Ravindra Bhavan New Delhi, India.
1976/77    ‘Nalini Malani, Navjot, Krishen Khanna’, Zeitgenossische Indische Kunst, Werl, Germany.
1975         ‘All Women’s Exhibition’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1973         ‘Oil Paintings’ with Shobha Ghare and Salim, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.

Seminars / Lectures

2015         Participated in a Symposium, Making Sense of Crisis - Art as Schizoanalysis at  KHOJ, New Delhi, India.
2015         Participated in the panel discussion:  Urban consumption, The launch program of public art project ‘Geographies of Consumption/The City as
                 Consumption Site: Bombay/Mumbai’ curated by Mohile Parikh Centre for Visual Arts.
2014         Participated in Anthropocene Project: Anthropocene Campus, HKW, Berlin, Germany.
2014         Presented a paper Asymmetry /Symmetry. Part of Talk Series: Is It What You Think? Kiran Nadar Museum of Art – Saket, New Delhi, India.
2013         Presented a paper, ‘Rewriting the landscape’, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea.
2013         Presented a paper, ‘Art  Ecology  Sustenance’: at  ‘Disappearance as work in progress:
                 Approaches to ecological  romanticism’, Part of the Maldives pavilion in Venice Biennale 2013, Khoj Studios terrace, New Delhi, India
2012         Presented a paper ‘Artist is not an isolated system’, Seattle Asian Art Museum and participated in Artists Roundtable Sites, Henry Art Gallery Auditorium:
                 “New Geographies of Feminist Art: China, Asia, and the World,” University of Washington, Seattle, USA
2012         Presented a paper ‘Looking at Art as Experience’, Arts Education Conference: Diversity and Justice National Gallery of Modern Art Bangalore, India
2011         Presented a paper, ‘Hence Undoing is Doing’: Seminar ‘Yamuna- Elbe Contemporary Flows;  Fluid Times’ Goethe Institute /Max Muller, New Delhi, India,  
                 Hamburg, Germany
2011         ‘Guest Talk’ Navjot Altaf and Katherine Hacker, Anthropological Survey Of India, Sub Regional Centre, Jagdalpur. Bastar, India
2010         Presented a paper, ‘IN CONTEXT: Public Art. Ecology’ Project, Khoj International Artists Residency, New Delhi, India
2009         presented a paper ‘Lacuna in Testimony’, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida, U.S.A
2009         presented a paper, Royal Ontario Museum, ‘Is Art For Art Sake’ Toronto, Canada.
2009        ‘Seminar in Lasserre’, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
                 And Public Lecture in the Barbera Learning Centre, UBC, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
2008         Participated in a conference – 480C Public Art and Ecology, New Delhi, India.
2008         Presented a paper ‘Transit spaces in the public places’
                 Minneapolis Institute of Arts during the exhibition, ‘Public Places, Private Spaces: Contemporary Photography and Video Art’, curated by
                 Gayatri Sinha Minneapolis, U.S.A
2006         Lecture – ‘Video Installation and Space’ Kamla Raheja College of architecture, Mumbai, India.
2005         Presented a paper  ‘Cross Cultural Collaborative Art Endeavors and Experiments ‘at the conference – ‘Shifting Paradigm’ as part of the exhibition
                ‘GROUNDWORKS’ event, curated by Grant Kester, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, U.S.A
2004         Presented a paper  ‘Art - a Process of Change’  - Indian School of Business – Hyderabad, India.                  
                 Lecture ‘Towards Installation’ Fine Arts Department, Bhartiya Vidyapeeth, Pune, India.
2003         Presented a paper ‘Cross-cultural Art Collaborative Endeavors and Experiments’ at the conference ‘ The Artist and the Historian’,
                 Department of Art History and Aesthetics, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, India.  
2002         Presented a Slide Lecture ‘Understanding Cross - Cultural Art Collaboration Initiatives: Some Hows and Whys, Little Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai, India.
2002         Presented  a slide lecture ‘My Bastar Interventions’, University of Mumbai, Kalina, and Chitrakala Parishath Art Complex, Bangalore, India
2001         Presented a paper ‘Bombay Since the70’s’ in a Symposium -Bombay/Mumbai: City Politics and Visual Culture in the 90s, as part of ‘Century City’ Events,
                 Tate Modern London, U.K.
2001         Invited to participate in a Slide Session ‘Where lies the Frame’ a part of a Symposium of Women artists and writers ‘Expression as Empowerment’
                 organised by Majlis, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai. India.
2001         Slide Lecture,’ My Art Practice and Questions of Collaboration’, Hope University Liverpool. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, U.K.
2000         Presented a paper ‘Culture of Difference: Right To Life’ at a Conference, ‘ Experiments in  conceptual Curating: Imaging The Future of Indian Art’,
                 written in collaboration with Dr. Panikkar, Mohile Parikh Centre for the Visual Arts, Mumbai, India.
1999         Presented a Paper ‘Discursive Invisibility’ at a Conference – ‘Indigenous Asia, Knowledge,
                 technology and gender relations’, at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.   
1998         Presented a paper ‘Working Towards Co-existence and Invigoration‘ at Fukuoka Asian Art
                 Museum Seminar during the First Asian Art Triennial, Japan.        
1997         Presented a paper: at the Symposium -‘Urban and Village Women Artists of India’, U.C.
                 Berkeley Art Museum, U.S.A 
1994         Slide-Talk ‘Face to Face’, hosted by Jindal Art Foundation, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. 

Selected Residencies / Art in Public Spaces 

2014         Participated in Anthropocene Project : Anthropocene Campus, HKW,  Berlin, Germany.
2011         ‘Yamuna-Elbe Contemporary Flows, Fluid Times’ Max Muller, New Delhi, India, Hamburg, Germany.
2010         ‘IN CONTEXT: Public. Art. Ecology’, 2010 Project, Khoj International Artists Residency, New Delhi, India.       
2008         ‘480C Public Art Ecology 2008 Project’, Khoj’ International Artists Residency, New Delhi, India.
2008         The Guild Residency Programme, New York, U.S.A.
2006         ‘Khoj’ International Artists Residency, New Delhi, India.
2006         ‘VASL’ International Artists Workshop, Gadani, Pakistan.
2001         ‘Cyfuniad’ International Artists’ Workshop, Plas Caerdeon, Wales, U.K.
2001         ‘Cyfuniad’ Residency Programme at the Department of Fine Arts and Design. Hope University Liverpool, U.K
2001         ‘Rice Lane City Farm’ residency supported by Bluecoat Arts Centre, to work with culturally diverse people, Liverpool, U.K.   
2001         ‘The Aesthetic Experience: An Experimental Workshop - Organised by ‘Artunderground’, Vadodra, Gujrat, India.
                 ‘National Artists Camp’ - Chitra Kala Parishath Art Complex, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
1998         ‘KHOJ’ International Artists Workshop, Modinagar, Delhi, India.
1993         Painting Workshop organized by Sanghis, Hyderabad, India.
1990         Workshop of Paintings organized by Goodrick & Genesis Art Gallery, Calcutta, India.
1988         Workshop of Paintings organized by Genesis Art Gallery, Calcutta, India.
1988/86    Workshop of Paintings organized by ‘XAL PRAXIS’, Goa, India.
1986         Workshop of Paintings organized by CMC, Calcutta, India.
1984         Graphic Workshop – J.J School of Arts organized by U.S.I.S and Prof. Lingran, U.S.A. and Mumbai, India.
1983         Graphic Workshop - organized by Urja Art Gallery, Baroda, India.             

Organisational Work

2015         Organized ‘Samvad 3’: ‘Value [of] Nature’ 3rd Symposium at Dialogue Interactive Artists Association, Kondagaon, Bastar, India.
1997/        Organized a seminar ‘Samvad 2’: ‘What is Contemporary’, Dialogue- Interactive Artists
2011         Association, Kondagaon, India.
                 Organized a seminar ‘Samvad 1’: ‘Coining Terminology to Communicate’, Dialogue Interactive Artists Association, Kondagaon, India.
                 Founder-member and trustee, Dialogue-Interactive Artists Association, Kondagaon, India.
                 Organized a workshop ‘Reviewing The Self’ sponsored by UNIFEM, Dialogue- Interactive Artists Association, Kondagaon, India.    
                 Have been organizing community based projects ‘Nalpar’ and ‘Pilla Gudi’ along side 4 Adivasi artists (Rajkumar, Shantibai, Gessuram and Dharmu)
                 in Kondagaon, Bastar, India.
                 Have been organizing art workshops for the students from local schools In Kondagaon, India.
                 Organized/curated an exhibition ‘The Self’, Sakshi Gallery Mumbai, India. 
1996         Organized ‘Art Discourse’, workshop with students from J J School Of Art Mumbai -  Murud Janjira, India.
1995         Coordinated an exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Graphics and Sculptures for ‘SPARROW ’ – sound and picture archives for research on women, Mumbai, India.
1994         Curated an exhibition jointly with Altaf – ‘Nasreen In Retrospect’, Jehangir Art Gallery and Chemould Gallery Mumbai, India.
                 Designed the book titled: ‘Nasreen in Retrospect’ with Bharati Kapadia, Edited by Altaf.
1990         Curated an exhibition of women artists for ‘Expression’: Women’s    Cultural Festival, Mumbai, India.
1986/88    Organised Painting Workshops jointly with Altaf, sponsored by ‘XAL PRAXIS’
                 (The XAL Human Growth centre), Goa, India.
1987         Organised an exhibition of Contemporary Indian Artists for the ‘Convention on Communalism and the threat to diversity’ organized by CPML, Kolkata, India.
1972/73    Executed a Mural (170’ x 7’) jointly with Altaf, Mumbai, India.
1974/79    Worked with ‘PROYOM’ (Progressive Youth Movement), Mumbai, India.          
                 Organised exhibitions of Paintings, Prints at various colleges, university clubhouse, Matunga Labour camp and Cheetah camp, Mumbai, India.     
                 Worked with Mobile Crèche as a co-coordinator, Mumbai, India.

Films on the Artist

Doordarshan Series titled: ‘Portrait’, 28 minutes
Film by Ein Lall (work in progress).

                  

 

 

 

     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
 

                                                                                                                                             

 
 
 

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