Sudarshan Shetty

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No Title (from Saving Skin) , 2008 Water Tight Cabinet, White Liquid Simulating Milk, Clothes On A Hanger Ascending And Descending Out Of The Liquid By Way Of Motorized Pulley Mechanism 183cm X 91cm X 46cm © Sudarshan Shetty
Untitled, 2008 Aluminium And Stainless Steel 213 X 175 X 435 Cm © Galerie Daniel Templon
In Praise Of Shadows, 2005 Oil On Canvas 72''X48'' © Courtesy of Art Musings
Untitled, 2010 Teak Wood And Motor Mechanical Device © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Daniel Templon
No Title (Scar), 2010   Wooden Chair, Paint On Fiber Glass, Neon, Stainless Steel And Glass Vitrine   141.09 X 91.44 X 91.44   © Sudarshan Shetty
History of Loss, 2008 © Galleryske
No Title (from Paper Moon), 1995 Paper On Wood, Fiberglass, Glass Marbles 280cm X 60cm 210cm © Galleryske
no title, 2003 © Galleryske
Shift (drawing), 2005 In Collaboration With Shantanu Poredi And Manisha Agarwal Computer Drawings, Water Colour And Pencil On Paper 90cm X 75cm © Galleryske
no title, 2006 © Galleryske
No Title (from Love) , 2006 Metal Cabinet, Glass Vases, Red Tinted Liquid, Electric Pump 201cm X 107.5cm X 67.5cm © Galleryske
No Title (from Love) , 2006 Metal Cabinet, Glass Vases, Red Tinted Liquid, Electric Pump 201cm X 107.5cm X 67.5cm © Galleryske
No Title (from Pure), 2007 Pvc Pipes, Wc Bowl, Steel Stand Variable © Galleryske
No Title (from Saving Skin), 2008 Rotating Matka (Earthen Pot) And Motorized Rotational Mechanism 50cm X 25cm X 30cm © Galleryske
No Title (from Leaving Home) , 2008 Wood, Aluminum Dog Skeleton, Motor Mechanical Device 77cm X 220cm X 90cm © Galleryske
Six Drops , 2009 Ink Jet Prints On Hahnemeuhle Bamboo Paper 58cm X 83cm © Galleryske
No title (detail), 2013 © Courtesy of The GALLERYSKE - New Delhi
No Title , 2013 Reclaimed Wood, Marble Dust And Polyester Resin On Wood, Reclaimed Furniture 225cms X 65cms X 150cms © Courtesy of The GALLERYSKE - New Delhi
© Courtesy of the Artist and GALLERYSKE - Bangalore
Untitled, 2015 Recycled Wood 243,8 X 183 X 27,9 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Daniel Templon - Brussels
Quick Facts
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Jack Tilton Gallery
Sudarshan Shetty
Born in Mangalore, India, 1961
Lives and works in Mumbai, India

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Listen outside this house, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore (19-12-2011 to 28-01-2012)
2011 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, Gallery 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 else where, Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Statics, Chemould Gallery, Mumbai (cat)
2003 Consanguinity, Nature Morte, Bose Pascia 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 Muller Bhavan, Mumbai
1995 Paper Moon, Pundole Art Gallery and Framji Cawasjee 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

2011 Indian Highway, MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome
Homespun, curated by Girish Shahane, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi NCR
Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Prague Biennale
Indian Highway, The Musee d'Art Contemporain, Lyon
India Inclusive, World Economic Forum in 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 Gayathri Sinha, Religare, New Delhi
2009 Vancouver Biennale, Canada
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 Academy, Delhi
Pink, Gallerie Mirchandani and Steinreucke, Bombay
2006 with Love, curated by GALLERYSKE and Tilton Gallery, 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 Cites, 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 Kwangju 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, Kwangju Biennale, South Korea (cat)
1999 Sothebys 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 Reverain 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, Palace 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 More, 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 Marichal 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 Bhatiari, New Delhi
1991 Worked on a 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

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 in Bristol
1997 Sanskriti Award, New Delhi
Khoj, New Delhi
1996 Worked at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop under Mobil Visual Arts project
1993 Artist in residence - Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi
1987 Fellow at Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad Worked as Visiting Faculty at National Institute of Design Ahmedabad


1985 BFA in Painting at Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
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