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Reena Saini Kallat

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Reena Saini Kallat was born in Delhi, India.Her practice spanning drawing, photography, sculpture and video engages diverse materials, imbued with conceptual underpinnings. She is interested in the role that memory plays, in not only what we choose to remember but also how we think of the past. Using the motif of the rubberstamp both as object and imprint, signifying the bureaucratic apparatus, Kallat has worked with officially recorded or registered names of people, objects, and monuments that are lost or have disappeared without a trace, only to get listed as anonymous and forgotten statistics. In her works made with electrical cables, wires usually serving as conduits of contact that transmit ideas and information, become painstakingly woven entanglements that morph into barbed wires like barriers. Her ongoing series using salt as a medium explores the tenuous yet intrinsic relationship between the body and the oceans, highlighting the fragility and unpredictability of existence

Academic and artistic education details

1996 - B.F.A. in painting from Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art.

Particulars about your individual / group exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
1998 - Orchard of Home-grown Secrets, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai and Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
2002 - Skin, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai and Art Inc. Gallery, New Delhi
2002 - Seven Faces of Dust, Chicago Radio, Mumbai
2002 - The Battlefield Is The Mind, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
2004 - Black Flute, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
2005 - Black Flute (And Other Stories), Nature Morte, New Delhi
2006 - Rainbow Of Refuse, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 - Subject to Change without Notice, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
2008 - Silt of Seasons, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
2009 - Drift, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan
2011 - Labyrinth of Absences, Nature Morte, New Delhi
2014 - Anatomy of forking paths, Art Houz, Art Chennai
2013 - ZegnArt Public project with Dr. Bhaudaji Lad Museum, Mumbai
2011 - Falling Fables, part of Maximum India at the Kennedy Centre, Washington
2015 - Offsite, Public Art Project, Vancouver Art Gallery
2017 - Earth Families, Manchester Museum, United Kingdom
Porous Passages, Nature Morte, New Delhi
Hyphenated Lives, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Information on appreciations and awards

2016 - Zee: Indian Women Awards in Arts & Culture category, Delhi
2012 - ZegnArt Public Award in collaboration with Dr. Bhaudaji Lad Museum, Mumbai
2011 - YFLO ZOYA Young Women Achievers Awards 2010-11, Delhi
2005 - Harmony Award, Mumbai
1996 - Bombay Art Society Merit Certificate, Mumbai
1996 - Second Prize Government Award, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
1995 - Gladstone Solomon Award, Mumbai
1991-1996 Merit Scholarship, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai

Particulars about your art works- paintings or sculptures

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