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Navjot Altaf

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Meerut, India

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Galerie Keza

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events


December 15, 1949 -   Meerut


  • 1981 Graphics, Garhi Studios, New Delhi
  • 1967-72 Fine and Applied Arts, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai

  • Exhibitions 

  • Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2010 'Touch IV', 22 channel Video Installation, Talwar Gallery, New delhi
  • 2010 'A Place in New York', The Guild, Mumbai
  • 2008 'Touch’ 4 Projection Video Installation and Interactive Sculptures, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Gallery Espace, New Delhi
  • 2008 ‘Bombay Shots’, The Guild, Mumbai
  • 2006 'Jagar', Multimedia Installation, and 'Water Weaving', Video Installation, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2006 ‘Junctions 1-2-3’, Photo-based Installation with Sound, The Guild, Mumbai
  • 2005 'Water Weaving', Video Installation, Talwar Gallery, New York
  • 2004 ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’, Video Installation, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2004 ‘Lacuna in Testimony’, Video Installation, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2004 ‘In Response To…’, Sculpture Installation with Photographs by Ravi Agarwal, Talwar Gallery, New York
  • 2004 ‘Displaced Self’, Video Installation, Interactive Project with Artists from Israel and Ireland, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2003 ‘Interventions: Interrogations’, Site Oriented Sculptural Structures, ‘Pilla Gudi and Nalpar’, Collaborative Project with three artists from Bastar, Chattisgarh.(IFA Grant Award)
  • 2002-03 ‘Three Halves', Collaborative Project with Two Artists from Liverpool, Hope University, Liverpool; Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Bolton Museum and Galleries, Lancashire, UK
  • 2001-02 ‘Between Memory and History’, an Installation with Audio, Video, and Text, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1998-99 ‘Modes of Parallel Practice: Ways of World Making’, Sculpture Installation with Video Films, Interactive Project with Four Artists from Bastar, Central India; Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
  • 1997 ‘Images Redrawn’, Sculpture Installation with Text, Gallery 7, Mumbai and Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1994 'Links Destroyed and Rediscovered’, an Installation with Paintings, Screen Prints, Films and Music, Gallery 7 and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1990 ‘Paintings’, Gallery 7 and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1987 ‘Paintings and Water Colors’, Gallery 7, Mumbai
  • 1985 'Navjot Altaf', Works on Paper, Zeitgenossische Indische Kunst, Werl, Germany
  • 1984 ‘Paintings and Water Colors’, Gallery 7, Mumbai
  • 1983 ‘Drawings and Lithographs’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Prithvi Theatre Foyer Gallery, Mumbai

  • Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2010 'Changing Skin', presented by The Fine Art Company at Coomaraswamy Hall, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, Mumbai
  • 2010 'Who Has Seen Gandhi?', presented by Tangerine Art Space at Raj Bhavan; KynKyny Art Gallery and Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore
  • 2009 'Transient Poise', Bodhi Art, Mumbai
  • 2009 'Excerpts from Diary Pages', Talwar Gallery, New York
  • 2009 'Bapu', presented by Saffronart in association with Berkeley Square Gallery, London
  • 2008 'Synonymous', The Guild, Mumbai
  • 2008 'Frame Figure Field: 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2008 'Mechanisms of Motion', Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2008 'Shifting Terrains Altered Realities', presented by The Shrine Gallery and Empire Art at The Arts House of The Old Parliament, Singapore
  • 2007-08 ‘India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation’, Province of Milan, Italy
  • 2007 ‘Tiger by the Tail ! Women Artists of India Transforming Culture’, Women’s Studies Research Centre (WSRC), Brandeis University, USA in partnership with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi
  • 2007 ‘Public Places, Private Spaces’, Newark Museum, New York
  • 2006 ‘Bombay Maximum City’, Lille, France
  • 2006 ‘Avatars of the Object: Sculptural Projections’, Mumbai
  • 2005 ‘Groundworks’, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
  • 2004 ‘Another Passage to India’, Theatre Saint Gervais and Musee d' Ethnographie, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2004 ‘Zoom: Art in Contemporary India’, Edificia Sede da Caixo, Garal de Depositos, Lisbon
  • 2004 ‘Along the Axis’, Digital Art from India and Pakistan, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2003 ‘LimiNAL zoNes’, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2003 Contemporary Art, Berlin
  • 2003 ‘Sub terrain’, Indian Contemporary Art, House of World Culture, Berlin
  • 2003 'Crossing Generations: diVERGE', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
  • 2002-01 ‘A-ORTA-Projekt, Contemporary Indian Art’, BBK Kuntz Forum, Düsseldorf; Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Duisburg
  • 2002 'Ways of Resisting '92 - '02', organized by SAHMAT at Rabindra Bhavan Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2001 'Century City’ - Bombay / Mumbai: City Politics and Visual Culture in the 90’s’, Tate Modern London
  • 2000 ‘Early Works’, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai
  • 2000 ‘Two for Two Thousand’, Art Today, New Delhi
  • 2000 ‘Masks’, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2000 ‘Couples’, Son-et-Lumiere Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1999 ‘Creative Process’, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1999 'Edge of the Century'- an exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, New Delhi
  • 1999 ‘The Art of Charity’, an Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art,150 Years of Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai
  • 1999 ‘Paintings and Sculptures’, Gallerie Alternatives, Gurgaon, New Delhi
  • 1999 MSSI, ‘Multiple Images’, Y.B Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1999 ‘Legatee – The J.J School of Art’, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai
  • 1999 ‘Icons of the Millennium’, Lakereen Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1998 ’50 Years of Mumbai Artists’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
  • 1998 ‘J.J Alumni : 7 Artists’, Images Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 1998 'The Presence of the Past': Responses of Eight Indian Artists to 'The Enduring Image', an Exhibition of Objects from the British Museum. The British Council, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai.
  • 1998 ‘SPIN’, Sakshi Inaugural Show, Mumbai
  • 1997 ‘Directions’, Emerging Trends of Contemporary Indian Art, The Air Gallery, London
  • 1997 ’50 Years of India: 1947-97’, Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1997 ’50 Years of India’s Independence’, Art Trust Gallery and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1997 ‘The Looking Self’, Lakereen Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1997 Artists from India and Pakistan, Martini Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 1996 ‘British Identity in Art - Weston, UK
  • 1996 ‘Urban Signals: Shifting Images’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
  • 1996 ‘A Broader Spectrum’, Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1996 ‘Cinemascope : Artists Tribute to 100 Years of Cinema’, Lakereen Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1995-96 'Inside Out' - Women Artists of India, Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Oakland, California
  • 1995 ‘Art for CRY’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and New Delhi
  • 1995 ‘Contemporary Miniatures’, Arts Trusts, Mumbai
  • 1995 ‘Ten Women Artist’s’, LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1995 ‘Bombay: An Artists Impression’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1995 ‘Portraits’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Bangalore
  • 1995 ‘Post Cards for Gandhi Images / Photographs’, SAHMAT, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai and New Delhi
  • 1995 ‘Tree in My Life’, Village Gallery and Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi
  • 1994 '50 Years of Mumbai Artist's', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
  • 1994 ‘Small Format’, LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1994-95 Graphic Exhibition, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
  • 1998 'Zeitgenossiche Kunst Aus Indien' - The R.P.G. Collection of Indian Artists from India and Pakistan, Martini Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 1997 ‘Post Independence, Indian Contemporary Art’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1993 ‘The Probing Eye’, Photographic Impressions by Painters and Sculptors, organized by Art Indus at Surrendra Paul Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1993 ‘Circling the Square’, Sculpture / Furniture, Mumbai and New Delhi
  • 1993 ‘Parallel Perceptions’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Pune
  • 1992 ‘A Nest for Sparrow’, Artists’ Centre, Mumbai
  • 1992 ‘Journeys within Landscapes’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1992 ‘ Pioneers to the New Generation’, Arts Acre, Kolkata
  • 1992 ‘Silver Jubilee West Zone’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
  • 1992 ‘Collection of Works for Hussain Ki Sarai, Faridabad, New Delhi
  • 1992 ‘Man and Woman’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1992 Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata, Maltwood Museum, Victoria, Canada
  • 1991-92 ‘State of Arts’, Exhibition of Computer Aided Graphics, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and New Delhi
  • 1991 ‘Artists Against Communalism Words and Images’, SAHMAT, New Delhi and 15 other cities
  • 1991 ‘Changing Images’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1990-91 ‘Works on Paper’, with Anjana Mehra and Shakuntala Kulkarni, New Delhi, Chennai and New Delhi
  • 1988 ‘Expression’, Women’s Cultural Festival, Prithvi Gallery, Mumbai and Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi
  • 1988 ‘Gadhya Parva’, Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1988 ‘Tribute to Van Gogh’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1988 ‘Art Mosaic’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai and Kolkata
  • 1988 ‘Xal Praxis’, Exhibition of Graphics, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1987 The Bombay Art Society Centenary Invitees Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1987 ‘Self Portrait’, Village Art Gallery, New Delhi and Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
  • 1987 ‘Festival of Indian Contemporary Art -1’, Smith of Convent Garden, London
  • 1987 ‘Indidie Aspekte’, Exhibition of Graphics, Frankfurt
  • 1986 ‘Art for CRY’, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore
  • 1985 ‘A Galaxy of Graphics’, an exhibition of Prints, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
  • 1984 ‘Indian Drawings Today’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1984 Contemporary Indian Graphics’, USA
  • 1984 Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Graphics, organized by HELP, Mumbai
  • 1983 ‘Graphic Art in India since 1850’, New Delhi
  • 1983 Works on Paper with Altaf and Lalitha Lajmi, Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
  • 1982 ‘Women in Contemporary Art’, Gallery 7, Mumbai
  • 1982 ‘Drawings 1983’, Chandigarh
  • 1982 Annual Exhibition of Graphics, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi
  • 1981 ‘Women’s Conference’, Mumbai and Andhra Lalit Kala Academy
  • 1981 Prithvi Foyer Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1976-77 'Nalini Malani, Navjot, Krishan Khanna', Zeitgenossische Indische Kunst, Werl, Germany
  • 1975 All Women’s Exhibition, Mumbai
  • 1973 ‘Oil Paintings’, with Shobha Ghare and Salim, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  • Joint Exhibitions

  • 2000 ‘Multiples - Fire Series’, with Altaf, Prithvi Gallery and Guild Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1994 ‘Images of Women - Faces’, with Altaf, Prithvi Theatre Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1993 ‘Water Color and Acrylic Paintings’, with Altaf at Nehru Centre, Mumbai and Sakshi Gallery, Chennai and Mumbai
  • 1992 'A Broader Spectrum’, Watercolour Exhibition, Chemould Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1992 ‘Exhibition of Graphics, Paintings’, with Altaf at Pavement Plaza, Mumbai
  • 1991 'Bombay: An Artist’s Impression', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1988 ‘Water Colors’, with Altaf at Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1985 ‘Navjot and Altaf ‘, Works on Paper, Zeitgenossische Indische Kunst, Werl, Germany
  • 1979,76 ‘ Works on Paper’, with Altaf at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  • Participations

  • 2011 'Red', Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2011 'Miniscule Marvel', presented by Contemplate at Gallery BMB, Mumbai
  • 2011 ‘Manifestations V', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2011 'The Intuitive: Logic Revisted', from the Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
  • 2010 'Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2009 'Arte Fiera 2009', Bologna represented by The Guild, Mumbai
  • 2008 '48°C Public. Art. Ecology', Khoj’International Artists Residency, New Delhi
  • 2008 The Guild Residency Programme ,New York
  • 2008 'Harvest 2008', organized by Arushi Arts at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2007 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, represented by The Guild, Mumbai at Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2006 ‘Zones of Contact’, XV Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia
  • 2006 ‘Khoj’ International Artists Residency, New Delhi
  • 2003 8th Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba
  • 1999 'Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial', Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1997 'Cross Currents: Women Artists from India', Britain and Norway, Oslo, Norway
  • 1997 'Women Artists of India: A Celebration of Independence', Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, California
  • 1996 ‘The Self and the World', An Exhibition of Indian Women Artists at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and Gallery Espace, New Delhi
  • 1996 ‘Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
  • 1993 The First International Print Biennale, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1990-91 7th International Painting Triennale, New Delhi; Bangalore; Chennai
  • 1988 3rd Paintings Biennale’, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
  • 1987 'Festival of Indian Contemporary Art – 1’, Smith’s of Convent Garden, London
  • 1987 'STRI', Festival of India, USSR
  • 1986 ‘Intergrafik 87’, An International Exhibition of Graphics at Berlin, East Germany
  • 1986 ‘Prints with a Point 1987’, An International Exhibition of Drypoints and Polemical Prints’, Bristol, England
  • 1986 1st International Graphic Biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
  • 1985 First International Biennale of Prints, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • 1984,87 ‘Male Formy Grafiki, Lodz ’84 and 1986, Polska
  • 1983 The 10th Independents Exhibition of Prints in Kangawa, Japan
  • 1983 8th International Prints Biennale, Bradford, England
  • 1983 9th Independents Exhibition of Prints in Kangawa, Japan
  • 1980 National Exhibition, New Delhi

  • Honours and Awards

  • 1984 Drawing 1983, Chandigarh
  • 1983 All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) Award, New Delhi
  • 1980 Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Mumbai
  • 1971 Bombay Art Society's Annual Art Exhibition(Student Section), Mumbai
  • 1968-72 Won Various Prizes for Drawings and Paintings as Student of the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai
Recent Exhibits

Navjot Altaf participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2016 How Perfect Perfection Can Be
Chemould Prescott Road
Mar, 2015 The Guild Collection II – Outremer
The Guild Art Gallery
Jan, 2015 Nameless here for evermore
KHOJ International Artists' Association
Indira Gandhi National Centre For Arts
Feb, 2014 Forms of Activism
Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries - New Delhi
Sep, 2013 Horn in the Head
Talwar Gallery - Delhi
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