Bharati Kapadia

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LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL series: He went that-a-way, 2010 Found Fabric, Handmade Paper, Acrylic Paint And Charcoal 13.75"X10" © Artist
LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL series: Space Bubble, 2010 Found Fabric, Handmade Paper, Acrylic Paint And Charcoal 19.5"X13.75" © Artist
LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL series: My Blue Cat, 2010 Found Fabric, Handmade Paper, Pen 13.75"X10" © Artist
LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL series: Poet Gaalib, 2010 Fabric, Handmade Paper, Acrylic Paint And Graphite 10"X13.75" © Artist
BORN OF THE SAME SOIL, 2007 Handpainted Digital Print On Canvas Mounted On 18"X18" Canvas 12"X12" © Artist
Quick Facts
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Queen Mary High School, Senior Cambridge
Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, Diploma in graphic art
mixed-media, installation, performance, sculpture

Solo Exhibitions

2008:   STAGING THE SETS, preview, Guild Gallery, Mumbai.

           STAGING THE SETS, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna and Galerie Klaus Lea, Munich.

2000:   REALM OF THE ELUSIVE, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1997:   OF CURRENTS AND CONFLUENCES, Jehangir Art Gallery, Gallery Chemould,

               Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai.

1994:   COLLAGES, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai. 

Selected Participation 

2012: 10th anniversary of TransCultural Exchange’s ‘Coaster Project, Destination: The World’.

           ON LINE, Drawing exhibition curated by Shraddha Puranaye, Gallery Le Sutra, Mumbai.

           VOICING A PRESENCE: Women Artists in the Jehangir Nicholson Collection,

               Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai.

           CLOTH, PAPER, SCISSORS, Mixed media exhibition, Icon Gallery, Hyderabad.

2010: SONGS OF JOY, SONGS OF SORROW, exhibition cum raffle of works by 50

               women artists in aid of SPARROW, Sound & Picture Archives for Research on Women.

2009: 1x1 INDIA, organized by The Loft, Mumbai in March 2009 to raise funds for the victims

              of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

2008: INDIA ART SUMMIT, New Delhi.

2006: WATER, Wise Man’s Drink, curated by Himanshu Desai for

               Lemongrasshopper Gallery, Ahmedabad.                         

2005:  ABSTRACTION IS ALIVE & KICKING, curated by Himanshu Desai for 

               Gallery Beyond, Mumbai.

            WAYS OF SEEING, curated by Sushma Behl for Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi            


               Transcultural Exchange, USA. Contributed tile works for the project

               installations scheduled at 22 sites globally. Designed and installed a permanent

               public-art mural comprising of 100 tiles by 100 international artists on the

               facade of Khyber restaurant building at Kala Ghoda art district, Mumbai.

           Traveled to Chin Chon, Spain, in November 2004 on TCE’s exchange programme

               for the Tile Project.          

           KALEIDOSCOPE, small works on paper by contemporary Indian artists 

               presented by Paperwasp Studios, NY, at Square One Gallery, New York, USA.

           ART & IDEAS: THE MUMBAI ART MAGAZINE curated Dr. Sarayu Doshi,

               National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.           

2003: OBJECTS OF WONDER, Brewster Project 2003, USA.

           ARTISTS RESPOND, exhibition organized by Tao art gallery, Mumbai, on the

               August 2003 twin bomb blasts in Mumbai.

2002: MAPPING THE PSCYCHE, with artists Lalita Lajmi and Rekha Rao, Gallery   

               Sumukha, Bangalore.


               Transcultural Exchange, Boston, USA.

           8TH EUROPEAN PATCHWORK MEET, Alsace, France.

2000: ASSOZIATIONEN, exhibition showcasing the works of three Indian and three

              Austrian artists at the MAY FOR INDIA & YOU Festival, Tulln, Austria.

           THE BANYAN & THE BODHI: OUR LIVING HERITAGE, site-specific 

               installation for ‘Making an Entrance’, for Kala Ghoda Arts Fest 2000, Mumbai. 

1998: THE SEARCH WITHIN, curated by Werner Dornik, featuring10 Indian and 10

              Austrian artists, Pernegg & Salzburg, Austria; New Delhi and Mumbai, India.  


2006: SANDARBH International Artists Residency Programme, Partapur, Rajasthan.

2001: Invited on APEX ART RESIDENCY PROGRAM to New York for 1 month.

1993/94:  Invited by ARTISTS EQUITY ASSOCIATION, for a 6 month program to

                  Seattle, USA

Public Projects, Presentations and Programs

2012: ‘Talking about Art and Feminism’ with artist Shakuntala Kulkarni, sociologist

               Gita Chhaddha and curator Kamini Sawhney, event organized by Asia Society

               at the Jehangir Nicholson Foundation gallery, Mumbai.

2011: A digital presentation of work by self at Waves art gallery, Pune.          

           AN ABSENT PRESENCE a presentation on two archetypal images from ancient Indian  

               culture: the mantra AUM and the SRI yantra, at Arbour- Research Initiatives in

               Architecture, Mumbai

          Executed a 2.5’x15’x2.5’ wall mural, for Mr. Pravin Doshi, Acme Builders, Mumbai. 

          Conducted custom designed art workshops with students of Isha Home School,

               Coimbatore and Sayadri School, Pune.

          Conducted a two-day workshop SHAPING WORDS, CREATING MEANING, EXPLORING  

               PERCEPTION at Kitab Khana Bookstore, Mumbai.

2010: OUR LIVING HERITAGE, THE BANYAN, installation and performance at

               The Mill Culture Crawl festival, Mumbai.

2007: SPOTLIGHTING THE IMAGE WITHIN, a slide talk presentation for INDUS

               Group, Mumbai.

2006: MURAL for Children’s Traffic Training Park, Mumbai: An Environmental 

               Public Art Project for the city, in association with Podar International School

               students and artist Parul Pattani.

2002: AN ABSENT PRESENCE, a slide presentation on the Sound Mantra AUM and

              the SRI YANTRA, highlighting the connection between their outer forms and          

              the inner realization from which they evolved. Presented for the Museum        

              Society, INDUS group and Mohile Parikh Center for Visual Arts, Mumbai;

              Dept. of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda; Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore.

2001:  AN ABSENT PRESENCE slide presentation for Apex Art exhibition space,

              New York. USA.

           Slide presentation of works by self, for South Asian Women’s Creative 

              Collective, New York, USA.

1995: Slide lecture on 5 CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ARTISTS, Seattle Museum,  

              USA and Royal College of Art, London, UK

Camps and Workshop Participation


2007: ART & ECOLOGY, artist' camp organized by Mohile Parikh Center with

              Visual Arts and Greenpeace foundation at Kashid Beach resort, Murud,


2005: Invited to participate in Ceramic Workshop conducted by the London based

              porcelain artist Jacqueline Li, organized by Gallery Non Zero, London and

              Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, at The Academy of Arts, Mumbai.

2002: Conducted a Painting workshop with 3 less privileged children,  for 

              Akanksha Foundation, Mumbai. 

Curatorial, Organizational and Personal work Projects

2012: The Floor Plan: A Fiction, text based work published in the 15th anniversary issue of

              INTERNATIONAL GALERIE, A Journal of Ideas.

           Invited by YOUTH’S STOP magazine to be the Arts page editor for their inaugural issue. 

          SPOTLIGHTING THE IMAGE WITHIN, article published in YOUTH”S STOP magazine.

          Designed and executed murals for the residence of Mr. Pravin Doshi of Acme Builders

              and Mr. Vijay Shah.

2011: Invited by Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, to be on the panel of Vertical Studio

              Programme: CULTURAL MAPPING OF the city of Mumbai as a resource person for

              visual arts.

2006: Commissioned by Sound & Picture Archives for Research on Women, to make

              200 drawings for five publications of short stories and poems by 87 women

              writers from 23 Indian languages. 

2001: With artists Tamal Mitra, Tushar Joag, Vidya Kamat, and gallerists Shireen

              Gandhy and Dadiba Pundole, formed AGREES: Art for Gujarat Relief

              Economic & Emotional Support and organized a raffle of 200 works at NGMA,

              Mumbai, for the rehabilitation of earthquake-effected craftspeople of   Gujarat.

1996: Curated a series of 4 exhibitions THE YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES for

              Lakeeren gallery, Mumbai.

           Curated and designed the exhibition THE S. H. DAYA COLLECTION OF

              CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

           Curated and designed the exhibition THIRTY INDIAN ARTISTS from the

              collection of Richardson Hindustan Ltd., Jehangir Art gallery, Mumbai. 

Works in collection of

Austria: Bernd Bosel, Barbara Cranach, Eva Wolfsburger, Gerda & Kishore Mehta, Lynn & Manfred Kaiser, Mario Dalpra, Reinhart Buchegger;

Australia: Martha Merz;

Germany: Derit Ends, Monsieur Du Boun, Gabriele von Schoeler, Jurgen Wesche, Karin Dingfelder, Monika Kapoor, Max von Schoeler, Sigrid von Witzleben, Uli Behr;

Switzerland: Claudia &Tobias Reitzler;

U.K.: Marquessa Christiana Serra, Rosie Gunraj;

U.S.A.: Amy Sillman, Mr. & Mrs. Callaghan, Lynn Franklin, Kurt Hoffman, Tamarind art gallery.

India: Booze Allen Hamilton, Fame Adlabs, Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., Jet Airways, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Torrent Group of Companies, Achyut & Shobha Godbole, Anil Dighe, Atulya Mafatlal, Ayesha Dharkar , C. S. Lakshmi & Vishnu Mathur, Cubby Sherman, Fritz D’Silva, JKS Nicholson, Jimmy Mehta, Dr. Kanti Modi, Maharaja of Palanpur, M. F. Husain, Nishtha Jain, Perin Notani, Pinakin Patel, Pravin Doshi, Saroj Setalvad, Tasneem Mehta, Urmila Kanoria, Zarine Taraporevala