S e m i n a r s  /  L e c t u r e s 


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.


                   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 – Hydrabad, 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 90’s, 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 Bhawan, 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.                    


S e l e c t e d  R e s i d e n c i e s  /  A r t  i n  P u b l i c  S p a c e s :


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           ‘48oC 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 the people from 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.        


O r g a n i z a t i o n a l   w o r k

1997/      Organized a seminar ‘Samvad 2’, Dialogue-Interactive Artisis  

2011       Association, Kondagaon, India.

        Organized a seminar ‘Samvad’, 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 artis

              (Rajkumar, Shantibai, Gessu 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.

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.

1984        Curated an exhibition of women artists for ‘Expression’: Women’s Cultural Festival, Mumbai, 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.


F i l m s  o n  a r t i s t


Doordarshan Series titled: ‘Portrait’, 28 minutes
Film in the process by Ein Lall. 

S e l e c t e d  B i b l i o g r a p h y

Exhibition Catalogue


Adajania, N. The Performance of the Real.  Exhibition Catalogue, Touch IV. Talwar Gallery Delhi, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India, 2010.

Adajania, N. ‘Phantom City’, Exhibition Catalogue: ‘BOMBAY SHOTS’. The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India, 2008.

Adjania, N. ‘The Line Has become A Circle: Recent Works by Navjot’, Exhibition Catalogue: ‘Water Weaving’; ‘Jagar’; ‘Junctions 1, 2, 3’.  Talwar Gallery, New York, 2005; Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, The Guild, Mumbai, India, 2006. 

Adajania, N. ‘Scaffoldings of Survival: Reflections on a Life of Projects’, Exhibition Catalogue:  ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ and ‘Lacuna in Testimony’. Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India; Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi, India; Theatre Saint- Gervais and Musee d’ Ethnographie, Geneva, Switzerland; Indian Federation of Trade Union, Saki Naka, Mumbai, India; BDD Chawl, Worli, Mumbai, India; YUVA Ghar Ho To Aisa, Dadar, Mumbai, India; and different venues in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India 2004, and the Kala Ghoda Art Festival, Mumbai, India, 2005.

Adajania, N. “Bifocal Vision: The Near and The Far In Contemporary Indian Art.” Exhibition Catalogue : Cardoso, Marta, ed.  Zoom! Art in Contemporary India. Lisbon, Portugal: O Museu Temporário/Culturgest, p. 29-30, 2004.

Adajania, N. ‘Defying the Label Culture: Collaboration as a reverse of Colonialism’, Exhibition Catalogue: ‘Three Halves’.  Liverpool Hope University; Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India; The Arts Council of England North West, Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, England, 2001-2003.  

Adjania, N. ‘Another Look at Displacement: Emplacement versus Emplasures’, Exhibition Catalogue: ‘Displaced Self ’. Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India, 2001.

Altaf. Exhibition Catalogue. Gallery 7, Mumbai, India, 1987. 

Cardoso, M, ed.  Zoom! Art in Contemporary India. Lisbon, Portugal: O Museo Temporário/Culturgest, p.62-65, 2004.


Kapoor, K. “Navjot Altaf.” Exhibition Catalogue : Inside Out: Contemporary Women Artists of India. Middlesbrough, UK: Middlesbrough Art Gallery, p.10-12, 1995.


Kuroda R. ‘Women In-Between : Asian Women Artists 1984-2012’, Exhibition Catalogue : Japan, p.58-59, 2012-2013.


Mehta, A. “Reflections of reality.” Exhibition Catalogue :  The Independent. 4 October 1990. Navjot. Mumbai, India: Jehangir Art Gallery, 1990.


Munshi, I. Exhibition Catalogue. Gallery 7; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India, 1990.

Padamsee, B. ‘Navjot’, Exhibition Catalogue: ‘Modes of Parallel Practice: Ways of World Making’. Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 1998 and Bangalore, India, 1999; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, 1999.

Palazzoli, D. India Arte Oggi: l’arte contemporanea Indiana fra continuitá. Exhibition Catalogue.  Milano, Italy, Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta, p.25, 32 – 35, 2007.

Panikkar, K.S. ‘Icons of Inexorable Recitals’, Exhibition Catalogue: ‘In Response to’. Talwar Gallery, New York, USA, 2003. 

Pijnappel, Johan. ‘Navjot Altaf.’ Exhibition Catalogue : Merewether, Charles, ed. Zones of Contact: 2006 Biennale of Sydney. Sydney, Australia: Sydney Biennale Ltd., p. 70-71, 2006.

Rizvi, U.Z. Essay : ‘Empire State of Mind.’ A Place in New York, Exhibition Catalogue : The Guild Art Gallery Mumbai/New York, 2010.

R.K. “Navjot Altaf.” Exhibition Catalogue : The 1st Fukoka Asian Art Triennale 1999. Fukuoka City, Japan: Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, p.232-233, 1999.

Sambrani, C. ‘On the Double Edge of Desire.’ Exhibition Catalogue : Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India. London, UK: Philip Wilson Publishers, produced by Asia Society, New York, NY and Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, p.15, 2005.


Sambrani, C. “Ganga Devi Bhatt.” Exhibition Catalogue :  Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India. London, UK: Philip Wilson Publishers, produced by Asia Society, New York, NY and Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, p.60 2005

Sambrani, C. ‘Gestures of Affirmation’, Exhibition Catalogue: ‘Images Redrawn’. Gallery 7; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi, India, 1996.  

Shukla, S. ‘Economy of the Subjective self’, Exhibition Catalogue: ‘Touch - Remembering Altaf’ and ‘T o u c h  I V’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India 2008.

Shukla, S. ‘Memory in Space’, Exhibition Catalogue: ‘Between Memory and History’. Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India, 2001. 

Sinha, G. ‘Pursuit of Dreams: Contemporary Contexts in Photography and Video Art in India.’ Exhibition Catalogue : India: Public Places, Private Spaces. Newark, New Jersey: The Newark Museum,  p.21–22, 2007.


Srinivasan, S.K. ‘Bhinna Pravaha: A Confluence of Currents’, Exhibition Catalogue: ‘Modes of Parallel Practice: Ways of World Making’. Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 1998 and Bangalore, 1999, India; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, 1999.

Sternberger, P. “Clouding the Mirror: Trends in Recent Indian Photography and Video.” Exhibition Catalogue : India: Public Places, Private Spaces. Newark, New Jersey: The Newark Museum, p.44, 2007.


Sternberger, Paul. “Navjot Altaf.” Exhibition Catalogue : India: Public Places, Private Spaces. Newark, New Jersey: The Newark Museum, p.72-75, 2007.

Writings on the Artist

Adajania, N. “Public Art?” RSA Arts & Ecology. 18 February 2009.

Adjania, N. The Sand of the Coliseum, the Glare of Television, and the Hope of Emancipation, Sarai Reader, 2006 : Turbulence. 

Adjania, N. Weight of Pogroms, lightness of rain. The Hindu, India, 31 October, 2004. 

Adajania, Nancy. “Dialogues on representation.” The Hindu. 16 February 2003.

Altaf, S. Woman, Nation, Identity. Thesis, University of Leeds, Leeds, U.K.1999. 

Anand, S. ‘Navjot Altaf.’ The Khoj Book, 19972007. Noida, India, Harper Collins Publishers,  p.224229, 2010.

Baruah, N. ‘Touch IV – Navjot Altaf.’ Art Fair, p.70 -71. July 2010. 

Bernardini, E. ‘Public Art Rethought’: Video in the Work of Navjot altaf. Tulika Publishing, Delhi, India. (forthcoming). 2014.

Bernardini, E. ‘Lacunae and Secret Encounters’: Navjot Altaf and the artist as Witness. Tulika Publishing, Delhi, India. 2008. 

Bernardini, E. In Conversation with Navjot Altaf in Butler, Brad and Karen Mirza (Eds) Cinema of Prayoga. Indian Experimental Film and Video 1913-2006, London: A no.w.here Publication, p. 120-125, 2006.

Best of 2008. RSA Arts & Ecology. 1 January 2009. www.rsaartsandecology.org.uk

Biswal, R. Interrogating Public Sphere In Community Oriented Interactive/Collaborative Art Practices In India In Post 80s. MFA Dissertation (unpublished), Department Of Art History And Aesthetics, Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Baroda, India, 2006.

Biswal, R. Aesthetics and Politics of Community Based Art Practices in India in Post 90s’. M.Phil Dissertation (unpublished), School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. (forthcoming), 2010.

Contractor,A. Life etc: Women Redrawn. The Sunday Observer, February 18, Mumbai, India, 1996.

Cotter, H. Art in Review: ‘Navjot Altaf :Water Weaving.’ The New York Times, 16 December, USA, 2005. 

Cotter, Holland. “Navjot.” The New York Times. E40, 4 April 2003.


Cotter, Holland. “Milleniums of Asia, Packed Into a Week.” The New York Times. E41, 28 March 2003.


da Cunha, Bernadette. "Memory Woman." Bombay Times, The Times of India. June 2001.

Dam, A. Reflections on self and the world. The Sunday Guardian. New Delhi, September 29, 2013.

Dang, G.  ‘Bastar's Myth and Reality.’ Hindustan Times.  16 January 2006.

De, A. Leaning left painting right. Deccan Herald, February. 23 1997, p. 1-2.

Derksen, T. “Star Status Artifacts.” ROM: Magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum. P.31, Summer 2008.

Ellias, B.S. Ribboned wishes and prayers, Indian Express, 27 June, Mumbai, India, 2001. 

Ezekiel, N. “Passionate Intensity.” Mid-day. 26 February 1983.

Halpern, C. ‘Positive Uneinigkeit.’ Springerin. p.22-23, February 2008.

Herzberg, P. J., Evoking the Unspoken Gaps of Memory. Lacuna in Testimony, Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum, Exhibition Publication, Miami, Florida. 2009.

Inamdar, Z.E. On socially relevant art. The Indian Express, January 7, Mumbai, India, 1977, p.7.

Indische Akunstler stellen Werke vor – Austellung im Pastorat heute eroffent, Westfallen Post, 15 June, 1985. 

Jakimowicz-Karle, M. Intimately about the turbulent world. Deccan Herald, May 1, 1993, p. 4.

Jhaveri, A. A guide to 101 Modern and Contemporary Indian Artists. India Book House Pvt Ltd, Mumbai. p.97. 2005,

Jumabhoy, Z. “A Sentimental Journey.” Art India, Mumbai, India, August – October, p.126, 2008.

Kester, G Autonomy, Agonism and Activist Art: An Interview with Grant Kester. Art Journal, Fall 2007, vol.66, no. 3 CCA, p.107-118.

Kester,G. ‘Samvad in Kondagaon: Navjot Altaf and Collaborative Praxis in an Adivasi Village’, Tulika Publishing, Delhi, India. (forthcoming), 2014. 

Kester, G. ‘The One and the Many : Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context’. The Genius of the Place. Duke University Press. 2011.

Kapur, G. ‘Navjot Altaf : Holding the Ground’ Tulika Publishing, Delhi, India. 2014

Kapur, G. ‘Secular Artist, Citizen Artist’. The Sahamat Collective : Art and activism in India since 1989, ISBN, p.266-277, 2013.

Kapoor, K. Rewarding Search. The Economic Times, 10 October, Mumbai, India, 1990. 

Kapoor, K. A Woman’s World. Economic Times, 16 June, Mumbai, India, 1990. 

Kapoor, K. Haunting Images. The Sunday Observer, 18 October, Mumbai, India, 1987.

Khanna, Balraj and Aziz Kurtha. Art of Modern India. London, UK: Thames and Hudson, p.116 and 119, 1998.

Kuroda, R. ‘Bi-no-Uneri: Ajia Bijutsu no Kishu-tachi No. 40’ (Japanese) Trans: ‘Waves of Arts: Frontiers of Asian Art, No. 40’.  Shinano Mainichi Shimbun (Shinano Daily Newspaper), July, Japan, 2002.


Lacuna in Testimony, Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum, Exhibition Publication, Miami, Florida: 2009. (Evite)


Louis, M. The Intimacy Of Sensation. Verve Online. Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2008.

Lutzker, M.A.M. Five Indian Women Artists: Gogi Saroj Pal, Rekha Rodwittiya, Navjot, Anupam Sud and Rummana Hussain.  Woman’s Art Journal. Fall 2002/Winter 2003, USA, p. 21-27. 

Malik, K.  Altaf and Navjot - A work of art, being a phenomenon.  The Times of India, New Delhi, India, November, 1988.

Maddox, G. Donkey's tale. Time Out Delhi, Oct 25 – Nov 7, p.76. 2013.

Maddox,G. Touch and Go. The Indian Express, 19 April, Mumbai, India, 2008.

Maddox,G. Media’s her muse. The Indian Express, 6 October, Mumbai, India, 2004. 

Maddox,G. Shades from across the seas…The Indian Express, 2 April, Mumbai, India, 2003.

Maddox,G. Who owns this art?. The Sunday Magazine – The Indian Express, 20 October, Mumbai, India, 2002. 

mattersofart.com,  ʺNavjot  Altafʹs  A  Place  in  New  York  in  The  Guild  Art Gallery.ʺ 8 February 2010.  <http://mattersofart.blogspot.com/2010/02/navjotaltafsplaceinnewyorkin.html>

Mikkelson, J. ‘Graphic Detail : Touching Stories.’ Time Out New Delhi, New Delhi, India, p.46, May 14 27, 2010. 

Milford-Lutzker, Mary-Ann. “Five Women Artists from India.” Woman’s Art Journal. Fall 2002/Winter p.21–27, 54, 2003.


Nadkarni, D. “Navjot’s drawings and graphics make impact.” The Times of India. 22 February 1983.


News Brief: ‘First US Solo Show’, World Sculpture News, Winter 2003, U.S.A. 

Nilson, M. F.  Konst i Indien: Arpana Caur,Navjot Altaf, Nalini Malani-tre samtida kvinnliga konstnarer. Thesis - Konstvetenskapliga Institutionen Vid, Stockholm Universitet, HT, 1997.

Nilson, M. I have no fate lines Thank God. Bang, p. 34-37, December 1996.

Osborne, P. ‘Anywhere or Not at All : Philosophy of Contemporary Art’, ISBN : 9781781680940, June 2013.

Osborne, P. The Truth Will be Known When the Last Witness is Dead: History not Memory in Charles Merewether and John Potts, Eds. After the Event: New Perspectives in Art History, Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK, 2010,

Pal, D. ‘Going Public’. Time Out Mumbai. 11-24 January 2008.

Panjwani, N. Altaf and Navjot : Middle Class Blues,Kalam,vol.3,No.5,Feb./March, Mumbai, India, p.26 –27, 1978.

Parikh, P. ‘A Shift in Context.’ Art India.  P.147, November – January 2008.

Pestonji, M. The Manu Images of Red. The Daily, 3 October, Mumbai, India, 1990. 

Rahman, M. Computer art A Brush with Chips. India Today, p.134 - 135, 1990.

Ray, P. ‘Video Art... ...Art?’ Art & Deal, Vol.7, No.3, Issue.33, New Delhi,  India, p.2732, 2011.

Robinson, C. ‘Paradigm on the Move: The Groundwork’s Monongahela Conference’. The Community Arts Network (CAN) publication: December, Pittsburgh, USA, 2005.

Rodwittiya, Rekha. “Through the Eyes of a Painter.” the India Magazine of her people and culture. P.20-27, April 1994.

Sambrani, C. ‘Gestures of Affirmation: The Recent Works of Navjot in Reflections A Journal of Aesthetics, Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai, India, p.13-15, 1997.

Sambrani, C. Of Response and Responsibility. in Sinha, G. (Ed). Expression and Evocations - Contemporary Women Artists of India. Marg Publications, Mumbai, India, p.152-161, 1996.

Sampat, M. Touch-an exhibition by Navjot Altaf. www.wheremumbai.com, 15-30 April, Mumbai, India, 2008. 

Samuel, Stephanie. ...of discourses and donkeys’ Thewallartmag.com, November 2013.

Sarkar, S. ‘Framing  the  Other.’ Art India, Vol. XV, Issue IV, Mumbai, India, p.108109, 20102011.

Seth, Nikki Ty-Tomkins. “Gentle protest.” The Sunday Observer. 27 February 1983.

Seth, Nikki Ty-Tomkins. “Art for Expression’s Sake.” Eve’s Weekly. P.11-16, 6-12 March 1982.

Sheikh, K. Altaf and Navjot. Asian Age, December 12, Mumbai, India, 1994.

Shukla,S.  Bastar’s Adivasi Women and Their Art. Marg, Vol .56,number 2,December, Mumbai, India, 2004.

Sircar, A. They work as compliments. The Hindu, May 22 1994, p. 11.

Shaw, W. 48° C Public.Art.Ecology / Navjot Altaf. RSA Arts & Ecology. 23 February 2009. www.rsaartsandecology.org.uk (Interview with the Artist)

Shahini, R. The Triumph of Exaggeration. The Times of India, January 11, Mumbai, India, 1996.

Shahani,R. The World Within and Without. Sunday Review-The Times of India, 16 December, Mumbai, India, 1990.

Shahani,R. Unchanged commitment, changing means. The Times of India, 10 October, Mumbai, India, 1990. 

Shahani,R. Into the universe of the underprivileged. The Indian Post, 25 October, Mumbai, India, 1987. 

Shahani, R. “Reality representation.” Indian Express. 26 February 1983.

Shinde, N. “Artists cannot stand aloof.” Indian Express. 6 October 1990.

Sinha, G. “Feminism and women artists in India.” Dalmia, Yashodhara, ed. Contemporary Indian Art: Other Realities. Mumbai, India: Marg Publications, 63–64, 2002.

Singh, A.G. Navjot Altaf's Touch IV. Art & Deal, New Delhi, India, August 2011.
Singh, A.G. Interview : ‘Dialogical Encounters : Amrita Gupta Singh interviews Navjot Altaf’, Art & Deal Magazine, Vol.7, No.3, Issue.33, New Delhi, India, p.46
53, May 2011.
Singh, A.G. Interview : Amrita Gupta Singh Interviews Navjot Altaf’, Art Fair, A Magazine of Contemporary Visual Culture, Issue 2, 2011.

Singh, A.G. Essay: ‘Negotiating Boundaries: Linkages with the An[Other]’, Volume 6. Issue 27, Art & Deal Magazine, 2009. 

Singh, A.G. Formulating - Collaborative Art Initiatives: Navjot Altaf. Inside Outside Magazine, Issue No. 215, Mumbai, India, 2003. 

Sheikh, K. ‘Is it art? Yes, with many dimensions and hues’, The Asian Age, 9 July, Mumbai, India, 1994.

Sircar, A. ‘Images of Women’, The Hindu Magazine, March 10,1996.

Sood, P. ‘In the Fast Lane.’ Flash Art. P.102 – 104, January – February 2008.

Sorabjee, D. Essay : ‘Sculpture for Social Good’, Take on Art Sculpture, Vol. III, Issue 10, p.106-109, 2013.

Smith, T. ‘Contemporary  Art : World  Currents.’  Laurence  King  Publishing  Ltd, p.177, 2011.

Srinivasan, S. K. ‘Between Memory and History: Remembering Lest We Forget’ in A-ort A- Projekt - Contemporary Indian Art. Ed. Scher, H.J. Exhibition BBK Kunstforum, Dusseldorf, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, AortA Kultur e.V., Duisburg, Frauen Museum, Bonn-Germany, Kala Academy, Goa, India, p. 54-59, 2001 – 2002. 

Srinivasan, S.K. Navjot Altaf’ in Twentieth-Century Indian Sculpture – the last two decades in Panikkar, S.K. (Ed). Marg Publications, Mumbai, India, p.154, 2000.

Srinivasan, S.K. Transcending Boundaries. Amanat (Intach Magazine), January, Mumbai, India, 1999.

Srinivasan, S.K. Crossing Divides. International Gallerie, Vol 2 no1, Mumbai, India, p.5-15, 1999.

Srinivasan, S.K. Images Redrawn. Art India-The Art News Magazine of India, Vol.1 Issue1, p.61, 1996.
Srinivasan, S.K. “Transcending boundaries.” am­anat. p.18, January 1990.

Tan, L. ‘Navjot Altaf : Public Art Assemblages’ Tulika Publishing, Delhi, India. 2014
Tan, L. ‘Art as Schizoanalysis: Creative Placemaking in South Asia. Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Visual Art’. London and New York : Continuum - Bloomsbury. (Lorna Collins and Ian). 2014.

Tan, L. ‘International Award for Public Art Presentation Ceremony and Public Art Forum Manual, p.138-141, April 2013.

Trivedi, H. About Consciousness and Reactions – Three Contemporary Woman Artists. Thesis, M.S. University, Baroda, India.
Varma, A. Same Difference. MattersofArt.net, November 15, 2013.

Zeichnungen zielen auf die Mitbetroffenheit, Westfallen Post, 29 June, Germany, 1985. 


Writings by the Artist

Altaf, N. “Mithi River” Women Environmental Artists Directory, WEAD, 2013.

Altaf, N. “Excerpt from the Bastar Diary…” The Baroda Pamphlet, Issue 1, September-Octoner 2012.

Altaf, N. “Rajkumar Korram” The Khoj Book, 19972007. Noida, India, Harper Collins Publishers, p.328-332, 2010.

Altaf, N. “Measures of Inter communication” Women Environmental Artists Directory, WEAD, 2009.

Altaf, N. “Contemporary Art, Issues of Praxis and Art-Collaboration : Interventions in Bastar” Towards a New Art History : Studies in Indian Art,  p.88-98, 2003

Altaf, N. “Carving out a Partnership.” Art India. P.40–41, January–February 1999.

Altaf, N. "Creation Out of Chaos." Femina. 8 June, 1994
Altaf, N. “Moorings…” The Illustrated Weekly of India. p.28-29, 14 October 1990.

References to the Artist and Her Work
Achar, D. & Panikkar, S.K. ‘Articulating Resistance : Art and Activism’ Tulika Books, New Delhi, India, 2012

Adjania, N. New Media Overtures Before New Media Practice in India in Sinha, G. Ed. Art and Visual Culture in India 1857 – 2007, Marg Publications and Bodhi Art, Mumbai, India, 2009. 

Adjania, N. Art and Craft-Bridging the Great Divide. Art India-The Art News Magazine of India, Vol IV, Issue I, p. 34-38. 

Bernardini, E. Addressing Place in Video/Installation Art from India in Butler, Brad and Karen Mirza (Ed) Cinema of Prayoga. Indian Experimental Film and Video 1913-2006, London: A no.w.here Publication, p. 33-40, 2006. 
Bernardini, E. Everyday Border Surveillance and Trespassing: Cities in Contemporary Indian Art, - ECLALS conference, 2008, ( publication - forthcoming). 

Chapman,C. Zones of Contact: 2006 Biennale of Sydney. Art Monthly Australia No.192, August, Australia, 2006. 

Cotter,H. ‘India: Public Places/ Private Spaces’, The New York Times, 4 January, USA, 2008. 

Cotter, H. ‘Feminist Art Finally Takes Center Stage’. The New York Times, 29 January, USA, 2007. 

De, A. Articulations Voices from Contemporary Indian Visual Art. Rupa and Co. New Delhi, India, 2004, p. 246-254.  

Dewan, D. 40 Influential Research Projects in ROM. ROM Magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum, Summer, p.31, 40th Anniversary Issue, Canada, 2008.

Duppati, S.K. Shifts in Medium: trends, tendencies and break troughs in Twentieth-Century Indian Sculpture – the last two decades. Panikkar, S.K. Ed. Marg Publications, Vol.52, No.1, September 2000, Mumbai, India, 2000, p.52- 63. 

Gupta,A.D. and Panikkar,S. The Transitional Modern: Figuring the Post Modern in India?.  Lalit Kala Contemporary 41, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India, 1995. 

Herzberg, J. “8th Havana Biennial”, Art Nexus 3:52, April – June 2004, p. 82-88.

Higson,R. Welcome to the Contact Zone. The Australian, 2 June, Australia, 2006. 

Hoskote, R. On the Cusp: Some Reflections on the Place of History in Art. Exhibition Catalogue: Icons of the Millennium. Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, India, 1999.

Hoskote,R. Between the Heart-Lotus and the Cosmos, in Indian Contemporary Art: The RPG Collection,; Zeitgenossiche Kunst Aus Indien, Mumbai, India,1998.

Hoskote, R. Reflection on the Looking Glass Self. Exhibition Catalogue: Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, India, 1997.

Hoskote, R. Distance in Statute Miles. Exhibition Catalogue: Watercolours A Broader Spectrum – IV, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India, 1996.

Indian Contemporary Art Post-Independence, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi, India, 1997.

Indian Drawing Today. Jehangir Art Gallery Publication, Mumbai, India, p.70-72. 1987.

Jakimowicz, M. Volatile allure – metamorphoses of the ethnic woman. Exhibition Catalogue: Enchanting the Icon. Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, India, 2003. 

Kapoor, K. Bombay Report - A hectic season. ART Asia Pacific – Quarterly Journal, Volume 3, No 4, p.23-25 1996.

Kapoor, K. Circling the Square. Exhibition Catalogue: Circling the Square – an exhibition of Objects of Art inspired from furniture, Mumbai, India.

Kapur, G. Secular Artist, Citizen Artist in Art and Social Change - A Critical Reader. Bradley,W. and Esche,C. Ed. Tate Publishing in association with Afterall, London, UK, p.422-439. 2007.

Kapur, G. Dismantled Norms: Apropos an Indian / Asian Avant-garde in Art and Social Change Contemporary Art in Asia and the Pacific. Pandanus Books, Australia, p. 46-100. 2005.

Kapur, G. Text and Archive in Supplement for Crossing Generations: diverge. Exhibition catalogue: Crossing Generations: diverge- Fourty Years of Gallery Chemould, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India, 2003. 

Kapur, G. ‘Sub Terrain: artists dig the contemporary’: Body City: citing contemporary culture in India. Tulika Books, New Delhi, India, p. 47-83. 2003.

Kapur, G. and Rajadhyaksha,A. Bombay /Mumbai 1992-2001. Exhibition Catalogue: Century City Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern, London, UK, p. 18-39. 2001.

Kapur, G. Dismantled Norms: Apropos an Indian / Asian Avant-garde in When was Modernism? Essays on Contemporary Cultural Practice in India. Tulika Books, New Delhi, India, p. 365-43. 1999.
Kester, G. Theories and Methods of Collaborative Art Practice. Exhibition Catalogue: ‘Ground Works- Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art ’, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, p.18-36, 2006.

Kester, G. The One and the Many: Agency and Identity in Contemporary Collaborative Art. Duke University Press, USA, (forthcoming). 

Kurode, R. Speaking in Different Tongues. Art India -The Art News Magazine of India, Vol IV, Issue III, p. 22-25.

Kurode,R. Fresh Signs of Digression and Direction in Contemporary Indian Art. Exhibition Catalogue: The 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale1999, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, p. 226-235. 1999.

Kurode, R. Indian Contemporary Art. Exhibition Catalogue: The 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale1999, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, pp. 232-235. 1999.

Komissar, M. ‘Cross Currents’. ART Asia Pacific, Quarterly Journal, Issue: 21, p.38-39.  

Lutzker, M.A.M. Artist Essays: Modern Indian Works on Paper. Exhibition Catalogue: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA, 2006. 

Lutzker, M.A.M. City of Desires: Performance and Interactive Art of Bombay in Festschrift; in Honor of Sri Anand Krishna. Dr. Krishna,N. Ed. Jodhpur, India, 2005.

Lutzker, M.A.M Post-Independence: Contemporary Indian Art: Selections from the Sunanda and Umesh Gaur Collection.  Exhibition Catalogue: Rutgers-Newark, The State University of New Jersey, USA, 2003. 
Lutzker, M.A.M. Visions of Women Artists in India in Persimmon. Asian Literature, Arts, and Culture. Vol. III, Number 2, Summer, p. 52-57, 2002. 

Lutzker, M.A.M Shakti: The Power of Women’s Art in India. Orientations, Vol. 33 No. 6, June, p. 37-41, Hong Kong, 2002. 

Lutzker, M.A.M India: Contemporary Art from Northeastern Private Collections.  New Jersey: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA. 

Lutzker, M.A.M. Intersections:  Urban and Village Artists in India.  Art Journal, Fall 1999 and Centre Journal, USA, February 1998. 

Lutzker, M.A.M. A Celebration of Independence: Contemporary Women Artists of India. Exhibition Catalogue: Mills College Art Gallery, USA, 1997.

Laval, T.Malmeström de. Platser. Poetik och Politik (Places, Poetics and Politics). Museum of Sketches, Lund, Sweden, 2009.  

Lal, L. Journeys within Landscapes. Exhibition Catalogue: Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India, 1992.  

Mirza,Q. Art In Nature – Review of Vasl. Pakistan, 2005.      

Mukhopadhyay, A. Ed. Edge of the century – An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, India, 1999.

Nagy, P.  Desiring a Curatorial Practice that Might Approach An Enlightened Form of Anthropology, Art India - The Art News Magazine of India, Vol.8 Issue 4, quarter 4, p.80-82, 2003.

Nath, D. Language of an Idealized Revolt: Sculptural Installation from the 1990’s to the Present in Sinha, G. Ed. Art and visual Culture in India 1857 – 2007, Marg Publications and Bodhi Art, Mumbai, India, 2009. 

Pannikkar, S.K. Modern Indian Sculpture in Art and Visual Culture in India 1857-2007, Sinha,G. Ed. Marg Publications & Bodhi Art, Mumbai, India, 2009. 

Panikkar, S.K. Avant-Garde and Alternative Sculptural Practices in Twentieth-Century Indian Sculpture – the last two decades. Panikkar,S.K. Ed. Marg Publications, Vol. 52, No. 1, September 2000, Mumbai, India, p.77-87, 2000.

Panikkar, K.S. Creative Process: An inquiry into the creative processes of 42 contemporary Indian artists. Exhibition Catalogue. The Guild, Mumbai, India, 1999. 

Shahani, R. Anjana, Navjot Shakuntala. Exhibition Catalogue: Shridharani – Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, The Gallery, Madras and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India, 1991.

Singh, A.G.: Manifestations: Indian Art in the 20th century. Exhibition Catalogue: New Delhi, India, 2003.

Sood, P. Beyond the Cube and Pijnapple, P. Imaging Truth and Desire: Indian Video Art. in Video Art In India. Apeejay Press, New Delhi, India, p.14-33, 2003.

Srinivasan, S. Urban Signals-Shifting Images: An exhibition of works by established Mumbai artists. Exhibition Catalogue: Urban Signals- Sifting Images, Birla Century Art Gallery, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai, India, 1996.

O n l i n e R e s o u r c e s 


http://www.aarpaar.net – Sambrani, C. Printing across borders: the Aar Paar Project.

http://artlife.blogspot.com/2006/06/art-lifes-40-minute-bos-tour.html- ‘The Art Life’, Australia, 2006.




http://www.culturebase.net – The international artists database.

http://www.greenmuseum.org – Kester, G. Case Studies: Toolbox of Working Methods



http://www.khokworkshop.org/book/ Navjot Altaf Report

http://www.naisehar.blogspot.com/2007 - With Navjot Altaf and Public Art



http://www.query.nytimes.com - Art in Review.

http://www.thehindu.com. – Adjania,N. Weight of Pogroms, lightness of Rain.



http://www.vaslart.org – Aasim Akhtar talks to Navjot Altaf

http://www.verveonline.com- Louis,M. The Intimacy of Sensation. Verve, April 2008.

http://www.wheremumbai.com - Sampat,M. Touch-an exhibition by Navjot Altaf. 2008. 





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