Sudarshan Shetty
Born in Mangalore, India, 1961
Lives and works in Mumbai, India
Solo Exhibitions
2018 Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (upcoming)
2017 Shoonya Ghar, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad, Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai (upcoming)
Shoonya Ghar, Al Serkal, Dubai
2016 Shoonya Ghar, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
A Song A Story, Rolls-Royce Art Programme, Maker Maxity, Mumbai
Mimic Momento, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels
who must write these lines, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2014 every broken moment, piece by piece, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2012 The pieces earth took away, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2011 Listen outside this house, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
Between the tea cup and a sinking constellation, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
2010 this too shall pass, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
The more I die the lighter I get, Tilton Gallery, New York
2009 Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
Six Drops, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
2008 Leaving Home, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Saving Skin, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
2006 Love, GALLERYSKE and Bodhi Art, Mumbai (cat)
2005 Eight corners of the world, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
Shift, a collaborative architectural installation with Shantanu Poredi and Manisha Agarwal, Philips Contemporary, Mumbai (cat)
Party is elsewhere, Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Statics, Chemould Gallery, Mumbai (cat)
2003 Consanguinity, Nature Morte, Bose Pacia Modern at the Habitat Visual Arts Centre, New Delhi
2001 For Here or To Go, Installation at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka (cat)
2000 Lone Boat River Song, Spike Island, Bristol
1996 Paintings, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai
1995 Paper Moon, Pundole Art Gallery and Framji Cowasjee Hall, Mumbai and Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi. (cat)
1991 Holland Art Gallery, Rotterdam, a part of Spirit of India Celebration in The Netherlands, Galerie Drie, Amsterdam (cat)
Group Exhibitions
2019 As far as the Forest is, Gallery Kewenig, Palma
2016 Yinchuan Biennale, curated by Bose Krishnamachari, Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan
20th Biennale of Sydney, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, Sydney
These are a few of our favourite works, GALLERYSKE and PHOTOINK, New Delhi
2015 Constructs Constructions, curated by Roobina Karode, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi
2014 The Missing Pavilion, curated by Gayatri Sinha, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
2013-2014 Art Walk: Water, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Europalia, Liege
Rebirth of Detail, Sunaparanta Goa Center for The Arts, Goa
2013 Delhi inaugural show, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi
2012 Kochi Muziris Biennale, curated by Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, Kochi
Critical Mass, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
2011 Homespun, curated by Girish Shahane, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi NCR
The Matters Within: New Contemporary Art of India, curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Sympathy for the Devil, curated by Walter Vanhaerents and Pierre-Olivier Rollin, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
Prague Biennale, Prague
Indian Highway, The Musee d'Art Contemporain, Lyon
India Inclusive, World Economic Forum, Davos
Against All Odds, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2010 Contemplating the Void, curated by Nancy Spector, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Indian Highway, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark
Looking Glass - The existence of difference, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Religare, New Delhi
2009 Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver
India Contemporary, Gem Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague
Spheres 2009, Goodman Gallery, Le Moulin
For Life: The Language of Communication, Tilton Gallery, New York
Indian Highway, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
2008 Dark Materials, curated by David Thorpe, GSK Contemporary Royal Academy of Art, London
The Destruction Party, The Royal Monceau Hotel, Paris
Ten Light-Years, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
Affair, curated by Bose Krishnamachari, 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai
2007 Unholy Truths, Initial Access, Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton
India 20, curated by Anupa Mehta, at Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi
Pink, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinreucke, Bombay
2006 with Love, curated by GALLERYSKE and Tilton Gallery, Miami Design District, Miami
2005 Bombay Boys, Palette Art Gallery New Delhi (cat)
Configurations, Anant Art Gallery New Delhi
Group Show curated by Soumitro Ghosh, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore
Endless Terrain, curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
2004 Bombay X 17, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
2003 Zoom, Contemporary art from India at Culturgest, curated by Louis Serpa, Lisbon (cat)
Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (cat)
2002 Call of the Todd, Seoul Art Centre, Seoul
Creative Space, Sakshi Gallery, Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2001 Century City, curated by Gita Kapoor Tate Modern, London. (cat)
Excerpts from the Bestsellers, Installation, David Sassoon Library, Mumbai
Installation at the Apparao Gallery, New Delhi
2000 Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (cat)
Making Circles, Installation, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.
Bollywood - passenger terminal, curated by Els Reijnders, Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (cat)
1999 Sotheby's Prize Exhibition, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery. Mumbai (cat)
Private Mythologies, Contemporary Art from India, curated by Akira Tatehata The Japan Foundation, Tokyo. (cat)
A Brisk Walk Makes You Feel Good, a collaborative photo installation with Vinay Mahidhar and Sunitha Kumar, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai. (cat)
Completed commissioned public sculpture in Fukuoka, Japan, a part of Hakata Riverain Art Project, curated by Fumio Nanjo. (cat)
Flashback Flash Forward, carated by Anupa Mehta, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Legatee - Fine Arts Company, Mumbai. (cat)
Embarkations curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (cat)
1998 Represented India at the Art in the World, Passage de Retz, Paris
Colours of Independence - CIMA, Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. (cat)
'Tryst with Destiny': Contemporary Indian Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
Inaugural Exhibition Sakshi Gallery Mumbai.
Presences of the Past, curated by Tasneem Mehta, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai (cat)
Joint exhibition with Leslie Dill, Nature Morte, New Delhi
1997 Shilpayan: 100 years of sculpture in India, curated by Latika Katt, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (cat)
1996 165 Inches in Time an installation at the Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Private Languages - Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, curated by Ranjit Hoskote (cat)
1995 Sculpture 95, curated by Madan Lal Gallerie Espace and Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi. (cat)
1994 Installation with Morzottos Fashion show at Bhuli Bhatiyari, New Delhi
1991 Commissioned installation project, based on Indian Circus at Hotel Imperial, New Delhi.
1990 Kanoria Centre for the Arts Exhibition, Mumbai.
1988 Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Ahmedabad
1987 Kala Yatra, Bangalore
1984 Lalit Kala Akademi Exhibition, New Delhi
1983 Monsoon Art Show, Jehangir Art gallery, Mumbai
1982 Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Mumbai
Fellowships, Residencies and Awards
2017 Artist of the year, India Today Art Awards
2016 Curator, Kochi-Muziris Biennale
2007 New Installations by Artists from India, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
2006 Ford Foundation Fellow at the New School for General Studies, New York
2004 Khoj International Workshop, Mumbai
1999 Charles Wallace India Award to work at the Art Space, Bristol
1997 Sanskriti Award, New Delhi
Khoj, New Delhi
1996 Scottish Sculpture Workshop, under Mobil Visual Arts project
1993 Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi
1987 Fellow at Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad
Visiting Faculty at National Institute of Design Ahmedabad
1985 BFA in Painting, Sir. JJ School of Art, Mumbai