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Mahirwan Mamtani

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Tags
mixed-media, video-art, installation, figurative, modern

Statement

 

Born Indus Valley 1935.  After the partition of India in 1947, migrated to Delhi.  Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1955.  Studied Painting at the Delhi School of Art, New Delhi and received the National Diploma in 1962.  Awarded DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to study painting at the Academy of Art, Munich under Prof. Franz Nagel in 1966, since then lives in Munich.

 ONE-MAN-EXHIBITIONS

Over 30 one-man-shows in India and Europe

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

1968  München, Kunstverein

1969  München, Große Kunstausstellung Haus der Kunst

1970  Berlin, Frühjahrsmesse

1970  Basel, Internationale Kunstmesse Galerie Regio

1970  München, Große Kunstausstellung Haus der Kunst

1971  Basel, Mustermesse Galerie Brechbühl/modern art

1971  München, Große Kunstausstellung Haus der Kunst

1971  München, Kunstzone

1971  Köln, Kunstmarkt Galerie Brechbühl/Regio

1972  New Delhi, National Exhibition of Art Lalit Kala Akademi

1972  Basel, Art ´72 - Galerie Brechbühl/Regio

1972  München, Große Kunstausstellung Haus der Kunst

1972  München, Mandala in der zeitgenöss. Kunst

1972  Düsseldorf, Internationaler Markt für aktuelle Kunst

1973  New York, Young Artists ´73

1973  Locarno, Ipotesi per unarte simbolica

1973  Milano, Situazione Simbolo

1973  Düsseldorf, Internationaler Markt für aktuelle Kunst

1973  New Delhi, National Exhibition of Art Lalit Kala

1974  Segovia, Bienal Internacional de Obra Grafica Y ArteSeriado

1975  New Delhi, Third International Triennale-India

1975  Aarau, Aargauer Kunsthaus - Weltanschauung als Bildidee- gemalte Weltschau curated by Dr. Walter Schönenberger

1976  Bochum, Museum  Bochum-Weltanschauung als Bildidee- gemalte Weltschau

1976  Tokyo, Musem of Modern Art, International Print Biennial

1976  Nürnberg,  Germanisches Nationalmuseum,Bild+Text/Text+Bild

1977  Melbourne, Western Pacific Print Biennale

1977  Paris, Salon de Mai

1978  New Delhi, Fourth International Triennale-India

1978  Ljubljana, Moderna Galerija, International Art ´78

1978  Landau, Städt. Galerie (with R.K. Dhawan and Viswanathan)

1979  Tolentino, Biennale Internazionale dell Umorismo nell´Arte

1980  Mannheim, Rosengarten, Surya Galerie curated by Uta Rettberg

1982  Darmstadt, Kunsthalle curated by Edda Bhattacharjee

1982  Bergkamen, 6. bbb - Kunst zum Überleben

1982  Ibiza, X Bienal Internacional

1983  Stuttgart, IFA Forum für Kulturaustausch - Neo-Tantra  (with Biren De, G.R. Santosh, Sohan Qadri, Proffula Mohanti, Haridasan, P.T. Reddy and others) curated by Dr. L.P. Sihare

1984  München, Große Kunstausstellung Haus der Kunst

1984  Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum der Stadt Düsseldorf

1984  Wien, Kunsthaus, Bayerische Kunst Heute

1984  Hannover, Kubus an der Aegidienkirche

1984  Oberhausen, Kunstverein Oberhausen

1984  Bayreuth, Iwalewa-Haus Universität Bayreuth

1984  Tokyo, 15th International Art Biennale

1985  Ljubljana,  International Art Collection

1986  Los Angeles, Neo-Tantra Wight Art Gallery UCL - curated by Dr. Edith Tonelli

1986  New South Wales, Neo-Tantra-Art

1986  Frankfurt, Buchmesse - Zeitgenössische  Indisce Malerei curated by Prof. P.N. Mago

1987  Warsaw, Zeitgenössische Indische Malerei

1987  Moscow/Leningard/Riga, Festival of India

1987  Tolentino, Biennale Internazionale dell Umorismo nell´Arte

1987  München, Transart Galerie, Stille Räume

1988  St. Gallen,  Stadttheater

1988  Neumarkt,  Steinmühle, Kunst für Lebensräume

1988  Perpignan/France, Biennale Internationale de l´Estampe

1991  Bad Kissingen, Galerie Hirnickel

1991  Köln, Die Weisse Galerie

1993  Tolentino, Biennale Internazionale dell Umorismo nell´Arte

1993  Mainz, Galerie Rathaus, curated by Edda Bhattacharjee

1993  Stettin, Schloß der Pommerschen Fürsten

1995  Tolentino, Biennale Internazionale dell Umorismo nell´Arte

1995  New Delhi, My East is your West, Max Müller Bhavan - Goethe Institut curated by Dr. Georg Lechner

2003  München, The Dual Path of Indian Art Today, Galerie Müller+Plate

2004  München, Indien Institut 75th Anniversary, at Sotheby´s

2004  New Delhi, NRI artists, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

2007  New Delhi/Kolkota,  EARTH ON CANVAS - WWF-India

2007  Lamia Greece, Belle Arte Lamia ´07 - videoart

2008  Toronto, Colors - 5 modern Artists, Living Art Center

 

 AWARDS among others

1976  Tokyo, 10th International Print Biennale

1978  New Delhi, National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi

 

 PUBLICATIONS:

Contemporary 30 + 31 Art journal Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

Contemporary Art In India - A Perspective by P.N. Mago, National Book Trust, India, New Delhi -

ISBN 81-237-3419-0

Dictionary of Indian Art & Artists by Pratima Seth, Mumbai - ISBN 8185822905

A History of Indian Painting THE MODERN PERIOD by Krishna Chaitanya - ISBN 8170173108

Situazione Simbolo Edizioni Galleria San Fedele Milano

Catalogue WELTANSCHAUUNG ALS BILDIDEE - GEMALTE WELTSCHAU, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (Switzerland) and Museum Bochum Kunstsammlung (Germany)

Catalogue 30 JAHRE GALERIE TONI BRECHBUEHL GRENCHEN, Switzerland

Catalogue THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF PRINTS IN TOKYO, The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo and The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

TANTRA, Philosophie und Bildidee Aspekte zeitgenoessischer indischer Kunst, Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart

NEO-TANTRA exhibition catalogue, curated by Dr.Edith A.Tonelli, UCL, Los Angeles

FESTIVAL OF INDIA-USA published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York ISBN 0-8109-0937-5

Deutschland - Portraet einer Nation Band 10 - Bertelsmann Verlag ISBN 3-570-08720-4

Zeitgenoessische KUNST der >Dritten Welt< by Stroeter-Bender - Dumont Verlag, Cologne - ISBN 3-7701-2665-3

LET IT BE - Edition Art Of Life, by Hans Gedat, Vienna

Catalogue INDISCHE GEGENWARTSKUNST/WSPO´LCZESNA SZTUKA HINDUSKA curated by Edda Bhattacharjee, Frankfurt (Germany) and Szczecin (Poland)

Muenchner Kultur-Magazin APPLAUS, interviewed by Johanna Kerschner, Munich

L´art contemporain dans les pays du >Tiers-monde< - Editions L´Harmattan, Paris -

ISBN 2-7384-3184-4

 

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Mahirwan Mamtani participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2011 MASKEN - WAS IST DAHINTER
Kulturhaus Milbertshofen, Munich
 
Jan, 2011 "MANDALA CONSCIOUS BEINGS" exhibition of paintings
MUSE Art Gallery, Hotel Marriott, Hyderabad
 
Jan, 2009 MAMTANI new paintings + mixedmedia
Dhoomimal Art Centre
 
Exhibited at these venues
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