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Bose Krishnamachari

1963 Angamaly Kerala


•  1999-00 Master in Visual Arts, Goldsmith College, London
•  1986-91 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai
•  1984-1985 Diploma in Art, Kerala Kala Peetom, Kochi 


•  2013 'Maximum Bose', Gallery 7, Mumbai
•  2010 'No', 1 x 1 Contemporary, Dubai
•  2009-10 'LaVA', (Laboratory of Visual Arts), a Traveling Installation Project at Gallery BMB, Mumbai
•  2008-09 'To Let – White Ghost', Kashi Art Cafe, Kochi
•  2008 'Ghost', Aicon Gallery, London and Bodhi Art, Mumbai
•  2007 'LaVA', (Laboratory of Visual Arts), a Traveling Installation Project at Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Kochi, Baroda, and New Delhi
•  2006 ‘Ghost: Transmemoir’, Gallery ArtsIndia, New York, Lille, France
•  2005 ‘Exist’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Museum Gallery, Mumbai
•  2003 ‘De Curating (Indian Contemporary Artist’s)’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, Durbar Hall, Cochin, Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore
•  1999 'Field Sakshi’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
•  1999 'Amuseum Memoirs', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
•  1997 'Amuseum Documents.' Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
•  1996 'Dandy’, Y. B Chavan Centre Gallery and Lakeeren, Mumbai
•  1995 'Objects of Attention' Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, the inaugural show of Arpana Kaur Gallery, New Delhi.
•  1993 'Amuseum' organized by Prema Srinivasan and Suchi Ebrahim, Chennai
•  1992 'Amuseum', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
•  1991 'Music of the Cubes' British Council Gallery, Mumbai
•  1990 Sir. J.J, School of Art Gallery, Mumbai
•  1989 Kerala Kala Peetom, Cochin


•  2012 The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
•  2012 'Mapmakers: The Evolution of Contemporary Indian Art', Aicon Gallery, New York
•  2012 'The Contemporary Sultanate', presented by Exhibit 320 at One Style Mile, Olive, New Delhi
•  2011-12 'Reprise 2011', Aicon Gallery, New York
•  2011 'Census of Sense', Exhibit 320, New Delhi
•  2011 'Love is a 4 Letter Word', Latitude 28, New Delhi
•  2011 Gallery Sumukha, Chennai
•  2011 'Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting, and Museums in India', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
•  2010 'Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference', Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
•  2010 'A. SYCO', The Viewing Room, Mumbai
•  2010 'Beyond Objecthood', presented by Gandhara Art Gallery at Nandalal Bose Hall, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Kolkata
•  2010 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai
•  2009 'Vistaar II', presented by Seven Arts Limited at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
•  2009 'In The Mood For Paper', F2 Gallery, Beijing
•  2009 'Godown', The Guild, Mumbai
•  2009 'Zip Files', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
•  2009 'Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art', Aicon Gallery, New York
•  2008-09 'Hot Shots', The Viewing Room, Mumbai
•  2008-09 'Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan', Aicon Gallery, London
•  2008-09 'Mutant Beauty', Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
•  2008 'November', 1x1 Contemporary, Al Quoz, Dubai
•  2008 'Everywhere Is War (And Rumors of War)', Bodhi Art, Mumbai
•  2008 Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
•  2008 'Pastiche: Exhibition of Paintings', Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi
•  2007-08 ‘India Oggi – Milano’, Spazio Oberdan, Italy
•  2007-08 Indian Art at Swarovski ‘Crystal World’ Show, 1st Exhibition, Tirol – Österreich, Austria
•  2007 ‘Gateway Bombay’, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
•  2007 ‘Young Guns’, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
•  2007 ‘India! The Best of Indian Contemporary Art’, Galerie Helene Lamarque, Paris
•  2007 'Strangeness', Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata
•  2007 'India 20', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
•  2006 'Drawing Show an Act of Art II', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai
•  2006 ‘The Shape That Is’, organized by Bodhi Art, Jendela and Concourse, Esplanade, Singapore
•  2005-06 ‘Kaam’, Gallery Arts India, New York, Palo Alto
•  2005 ‘Double-Enders’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Museum Gallery, Mumbai; Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore; Durbar Hall, Kochi
•  2005 ‘Paths of Progression’, organized by Bodhi Art and Saffronart, Mumbai at Mumbai, New York, Singapore, New Delhi
•  2005 ‘We Are Like This Only’, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
•  2005 ‘Confluence 2005’, ArtsIndia gallery, New York
•  2003-05 ‘Ideas and Images’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
•  2004 ‘Anticipations’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Museum Gallery, Mumbai
•  2004 ‘Bombay x 17’, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
•  2004 ‘Bombay Boys’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
•  2004 ‘Vanitas Vanitatum’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
•  2002 ‘Rumour City (Mutations)’, TN Probe, Tokyo
•  2002 ‘Tribute to Picasso’, Kala Ghoda Fair, organized by Fine Art Resource.
•  2002 ‘Tribute to Picasso’, Guild, Art Gallery, Mumbai
•  2002 ‘CAN’, Habitat Centre, New Delhi
•  2001 ‘Human Factor’, 4th-anniversary exhibition by Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
•  2001 Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA), organized by Sharon Apparao, New Delhi.
•  2001 ‘Indian Contemporary Art’, organized by Saffron Art and Apparao Galleries at Los Angeles
•  2001 Sudarshan Shetty, Sunil Gawde and Bose Krishnamachari, Apparao Gallery, New Delhi
•  2001 'Memos for the New Millennium from Artists of Molting Worlds’, Birla Acadamy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
•  2000 ‘Artists from Kerala’, Lakeeren, Mumbai
•  2000 'Brain Storm', Goldsmiths College, London
•  2000 'Embarkations' Sakshi Gallery,
•  1998 ‘50 Years of Indian Art’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
•  1998 'Presence of the Past’, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA) Mumbai
•  1997 'Persistence of Memory', Linda Benglis, Charles, and Lindal Brown and Bose Krishnamachai’, Nature Morte, New Delhi.
•  1996 'West Wing Story' an Open Studio Installation at Head Lands Center for Visual Art, Sausalito, California
•  1995 'Contemporary Miniature', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata
•  1995 'Recent Trends in Indian Art’, Vandhera Art Gallery, New Delhi
•  1995 'Bombay: An Artist's Impression', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
•  1994 'Window’, Gallery Leela, Mumbai
•  1993 An Exhibition for 'Sparrow', Artist's Centre, Mumbai
•  1993 'Circling the Square', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
•  1993 ‘Imprints on our Time’, Jehangir Art Gallery. Mumbai
•  1992 'Artists Against Communalism', Sir J.J School of Art & Shivaji Park, Mumbai (traveled to 15 other cities in India)
•  1990 'Drawings', Gallery Chemould, Mumbai


•  2012 'Art for Humanity', Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai
•  2012 'Art Stage Singapore 2012', Singapore presented by Exhibit 320, New Delhi
•  2011-12 'Indian Highway', in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery, London and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo at MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome
•  2011 ‘Artzuid 2011’, Avenues of Berlage’s Plan-Zuid, Amsterdam
•  2011 'Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
•  2011 'Art Stage Singapore', Singapore presented by 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai
•  2010 'Master’s Corner', organized by Indian Contemporary Art Journal at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; India International Art Fair, New Delhi
•  2010 'Roots', 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai at The Park, Chennai
•  2009 'Expressions at Tihar', Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
•  2009 'ARCOmadrid', Spain as curator for 'Panorama: India'
•  2008-09,10,11 'Indian Highway', a Traveling Exhibition presented in Collaboration with Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo at Serpentine Gallery, London; Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (HEART), Herning, Denmark; Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon
•  2008 Annual Show, Trivia Contemporary, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
•  2008 Presented by 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai at Art Paris, Abu Dhabi
•  2008 'Harvest 2008', organized by Arushi Arts at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
•  2007 Presented by Willem Baars Projects at Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam
•  2006 ‘Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
•  2002 'Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
•  2001 'Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre. Mumbai
•  1995 With Andrea Anastasio, organized by Italian Council, Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
•  1991 'Monsoon Show' Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai


•  2000 Charles Wallace (India) Award to do MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London
•  1996 Mid America Arts Alliance Award (MAAA) International Fellowship for Extensive Travel and Residency to the United States of America.
•  1993 Recipient of the British Council Travel Award to the United Kingdom
•  1991&92 Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai
•  1991 Special Award from the University of Bombay for securing highest marks at BFA examination, Mumbai
•  1991 Face. of the 90s. in Indian art published by 'Debonair' magazine, selected by Shireen and Khorshid Gandhi of Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
•  1991 Gold Medal, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai
•  1986-91 Sir JJ. School of Art Merit Scholarship
•  1985 Kerala Lalit Kala Akademy Award


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