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Archana Hande

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Birth year

Lives in
Mumbai & Bangalore

Works in
Mumbai & Bangalore




Educational Qualification:

1986-1991            B.F.A, Printmaking, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan
1991-1993            M.F.A, Printmaking, M.S. University, Baroda

Solo Exhibitions:

2009                 All is Fair in Magic White, Nature Morte, New Delhi
                          Relics of Grey, Residency in JNU, New Delhi
2007                 Relics of Grey, Chemould Prescott, Road, Mumbai
2005                 www dot arrange your own marriage dot com, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
2003                 The Journal, Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore
1999                 The Veil-Shop, Sumukha Art Gallery, Bangalore and Lakeeren, The Contemporary Art     Gallery, Mumbai
1998                 Play House, Lakeeren, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997                 Gallery Art Inc, New Delhi

Selected Exhibitions:


Tell tale: fiction, falsehood & fact, curated by Dr Paula Sengupta, Gallery Experimenter, Kolkata. (Project- All is Fair in Magic White)
Immersions: The White Cube Project, curated by Deeksha Nath, Anant Art Gallery, N. Delhi (Project-


'Farewell to Post-Colonialism', The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, curated by Gao Shiming, Sarat Maharaj, and Chang Tsong-zung. Guangdong Museum of Art, China
Gunjifa', international portfolio exchange project organised by CHHAAP.
'VIDEOMIX.INDIA', Contemporary Indian Art in La Casa Encendida, in Madrid


India Bollywood and Living Gods, The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, Sweden
Horn Please, Narratives in  Contemporary Indian Art, curated by Bernhard Fibicher and Suman Gopinath, Kunstmuseum Bern
Tales of Patachitrakar & Victoria TV, Film screening: Gävle Konstcentrum, Sweden
Tales of Patachitrakar & Victoria TV, Film screening: 007 Gallery, Oslo
First Anniversary Show, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai


India Express, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Rethinking Nordic Colonialism / A Postcolonial Exhibition, Project in Five Acts, curated by Frederikke Hansen and Tone Olaf Nielsen (Kuratorisk Aktion) for NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Finland
Women in Contemporary Printmaking, curated by Kavita Shah, Baroda, Mumbai, Bangalore & Hyderabad


The Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Asia Society and Museum, New York; Tamayo Museum, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art (Marco), Monterrey; The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, USA; National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai & New Delhi, India
Ideas & Images, NGMA, Mumbai


Are we like this only? Vadehra Art Gallery, curated by Vidya Shivadas                      
Art Circus, Yokohama Triennial 2005, Japan               
The Quotable Stencil - II, contemporary painting and graphics with photographic reference, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai


Sites of Recurrence, curated by Tamara Malmestrom for Boras Konstmuseum, Sweden, and Dakshinachitra, Madras, exhibition site Dakshinachitra Madras
Sites of Recurrence - II, curated by Tamara Malmestrom, Boras Konstmuseum, Sweden


Indian Printmakers, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
The Quotable Stencil, contemporary painting and graphics with photographic reference, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai


Concept Shop, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore
Premio Internazionale Biella Per l'incisione, Italy
I (As in India) an installation show with the Austrian and Indian artists, Bangalore
Icons of the Millennium, Lakeeren, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai


2007-2008         Majlis Fellowship for Visual Arts, Mumbai
2000-2001         Charles Wallace India Trust Arts Awards, Residency in Glasgow School of Arts, UK
1995-97             Junior Fellowship, Human Resource Development, Government of India

Workshops, Curated Shows and Organised events:




Workshop organised by Majlis called: Logistics of Perception: images from contested zones, in Pondichery.
Workshop organised by Kala Bhavana students, “Idea of freedom of expression and censorship (cultural, political, religious) and its relation to contemporary art practice”
Seeds of Peace workshop with Indian and Pakistani children, in Lahore


Curated an exhibition titled Follow the Arrows: Investigating Movement for World Social Forum, Nairobi
Designed the book: Sites and Practices edited by Madhusree Dutta and Smriti Nevatia, Majlis production, Mumbai


Khoj International Artists Workshop, Kolkata
Panchamari Camp, Madhya Pradesh


Delegation leader for Seeds of Peace (SOP), conducted workshops for SOP with children from Afghanistan in Kabul; Workshop with Pakistani and Indian Children, in Karjat, India

2003 - 04           

Participated and Organiser in World Social Forum 2004, Mumbai
Conducted a video workshop, Bridging Gaps, Max Muller Bhavan, Mumbai

2002  2005       

Organised and participated in Reclaim our Freedom Week & India Sabka as part of Open Circle member
Curated A/P artist proof, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

Recent Exhibits

Archana Hande participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2014 Aesthetic Bind-Cabinet Closet Wunderkammer
Chemould Art Gallery
Feb, 2012 Art+Fashion Residency at KHOJ
KHOJ International Artists' Association
Jan, 2012 Slipping Through the Cracks
Latitude 28
Oct, 2009 Astonishment of Being
Birla Academy of Art & Culture
Jun, 2009 GROUP SHOW
Nature Morte, New Delhi
Feb, 2009 All is Fair in Magic White
Nature Morte -Shivalik
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