Vidya Kamat


Born in Mumbai

1999         Ph.D.  University of Mumbai, Thesis Titled -"Myths and Symbols in Pictorial
                 Expressions as  seen from Sanskrit and allied literature"
1995         Diploma in Sanskrit
1992         Post Graduate Diploma in Comparative Mythology
1983         B.F.A (Painting) University of Mumbai








2011         Wish I had stayed home, The Guild, Mumbai

2009         Birth.Marks, Sumukha, Chennai

2007         Birth.Marks, Sumukha, Banglore(ct)

2007         Tales from the Edge, The Guild NY(ct)

2005         Rewrite, The Guild, Bombay(ct)

2003         PMS -a Catalogue, The Guild Mumbai.(ct)



2011         Reprise, Aicon gallery , New York

2011         New Indian Film and Animation, LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore

2011         VAF@ The Guild 2011, The Guild, Mumbai, Curated by Johny ML

2011         The Second Sex: Feminist Photography on the Cusp, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala

2011         Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket – The New Cultural Icons of India, Jehangir Art Gallery,    

                 Mumbai,curated by  Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala

2011         Palimpsest: Exploring compound Identities in  Contemporary South Asian Art; curated by Niru Ratnam,   

                 Aicon Gallery, New York

2010         Myth -Reality: Constructing cult-u're , The Guild, Mumbai, curated by Veeranganakumari Solanki,

2010         Changing Skin, The Fine art Company,  Mumbai, curated by Marta Jakimowicz (ct)

2010         Songs of Sorrow, Songs of Joy, The Sparrow

2010         I am Red- celebrating Orhan Pamuk’s works , Monsoon grey, center for Design, Porvorim, Goa

2009         If I were a Saint, Shrine Gallery, New Delhi, Curated by Johny ML(e-ct)

2009         L’Machines, Gallery OED, Cochin, Curated by Dr. Kavitha Balakrishnan(e-ct)

2009         Intimate Lives,  The Loft and  Tao Gallery, Mumbai, Curated by Anupa Mehta,

2009         Ways of Seeing: Contemporary art from India, Indian Cultural Center, presented through Gallery   

                 Soulflower, Bangkok, Thailand(ct)

2009         1x1 India, A tribute to 26/11 victims of Mumbai, organized by SG Private Banking and JSW   

                  Foundation, Mumbai (ct)   

2009         Through Other Eyes: Contemporary Art from South Asia, Curated by Gerard Mermoz, Herbert Art     

                 gallery & Musuem, Coventry, England(ct)

2009         Indian Contemporary Art Palais Benedictine, Fecamp Paris, Curated by Ranjit Hoskote and Supriya  


2008         Synonymous, The Guild Mumbai, Curated by Shubhalaksmi Shukla(e-ct)

2008:        Of Myths and More, Sans Tache Art gallery, Mumbai, Curated by Jasmine Varma(ct)

2008:        Ethics of Encounters, Contemporary art from India and Thailand,Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok,        

                 Thailand, Curated by Pandit Chanrochanakit and Brian Curtin(ct)

2008         Obscure Objects of Desire, Gallery OED, Cochin, Curated by Johny ML

2007         Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey, by The Guild

2007         Harvest-2007, Arushi Arts, New Delhi(ct)

2007         Group show of Indian Contemporary Artist, Sumukha, Chennai(ct)

2007         Aparanta Contemporary art in Goa, Panjim, curated by Ranjit Hoskote(ct)

2005         New colours of Sumukha, Sumukha Banglore(ct)

2005         Change of Address, The Guild, Mumbai(ct)

2004         Tolerating Intolerance, A public art intervention project as part of bi-centenary celebration of Asiatic  

                 Society of Bombay.

2002         Tribute to Picasso, The Guild, Mumbai-

2000         Anonymously Yours,  Lakeeren Art Gallery, in collaboration with British Council of India, Mumbai

1999         Secret Life of an Object, Lakeeren Art Gallery for the Kala Ghoda art festival.

1998         Jamboree, a group show organized by Lakeeren  art gallery, Mumbai




2004         Tolerating Intolerance, A public art intervention project as part of bi-centenary celebration of Asiatic Society of Bombay and MPCVA, Mumbai




2014         Dhaka Art Summit, presented by The Guild

2012         India Art Fair, New Delhi by The Guild, Mumbai

2012         VIP Art Fair, The Guild by The Guild, Mumbai

2009         India Art Summit, New Delhi by The Guild, Mumbai

2009         Arte Fiera di Bologna, Bologna, Italy by The Guild, Mumbai

2008         Art SantaFe, New Mexico , USA(ct)

2007         Istanbul Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey(ct)




2002         Awarded National cultural Fellowship by Majlis-India, and funded by HIVOS Netherlands

1983-84    Awarded Fellowship of Goa College of Art, Goa

1983         Best Students award at annual Art Exhibition




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