Chitra Ganesh

Born 1975, Brooklyn, New York
The Artist Lives and Works in Brooklyn, New York
Education: 2002 MFA Visual Arts, Columbia University
1996 BA Art-semiotics and Comparative Literature, Brown University

Solo Exhibitions

”The Strangling Power of Dust and Stars”- Nature Morte, Berlin

“The Ocean Beneath”- Chatterjee and Lal, Mumbai
“The Sulhoutette Returns”- PS1/MOMA
FIAC Solo Presentation, with Haas & Fischer, Paris

“Upon Her Precipice”- Thomas Erben, New York
Haas & Fischer, Zurich, Switzerland

1 x 1, Artist Commissions, Jersey City Museum, New Jersey
“Written on Wind and Water”- Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn

“Her Secret Missions”- Momenta Art, Brooklyn

Group Exhibitions

“The Phenomenal World”- Otto Zoo Gallery, Milan
”Seduction by Masquerade”- Nature Morte, New Delhi
”Chitra Ganesh, Nalini Malani, Nilima Sheikh”- David Winton Bell Gallery List Arts Center, Providence RI
Gallery Espace, India Art Summit, New Delhi
“Future of the Past”- Gayatri Sinha, Quddus Mirza, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
Contemporary Art from India, Art Museum Tennis Palace, Helsinski
La route de la soie (The Silk Road) Tri Postal – Lille, France

“Digression”- Hendershot Gallery, New York
“Divine Horsemen”- Mason Gross Gallery, New Jersey
“Malleable Memory”- Aicon Gallery, New York
“50 Artists Photograph the Future”- Higher Pictures, New York
“Other than Beauty”- Friedman Benda Gallery, New York
“Bunny Redux”- Warhol Museum, Pittsburg
“Hair Tactics”- Jersey City Museum, New Jersey
“Empire Strikes Back”- Saatchi Gallery, London
“The Art of War”- CEPA, Buffalo
“No more bad girls? Unpossessing Femininity”- Stemberger, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
“No more bad girls? Unpossessing Femininity”- Stiftelsen Bryggen, Norway
“This Modern World?”- Billboard Project, Historic Bund, Shanghai
“Bring Me A Lion”- Webster University Art Museum, St. Louis
“Wild Gander”- Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn

Thomas Erben Gallery, NewYork
“Harlem Postcards”- Studio Museum, Harlem
“Commune”- Black & White Gallery, New York
“India Xianzai”- Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
“Anomalies”- Rossi Gallery, London
“India Moderna”- IVAM Museum, Valencia
“Hotter than Curry?”- OED Gallery, Cochin
”Transitional Aesthetics”- Beijing 798 Biennial, Longmarch Space, Beijing
”Shifting Shapes, Unstable Signs”- Yale University Art Gallery, CT
“Beyond Appearances”- Lehman College Art Gallery, New York
“There Goes my Hero”- Center for Book Arts, New York
“Moment to Monument”- Indian Art Summit, Travancore Palace, New Delhi

“Everywhere is War and rumours of war”- Bodhi Art, Mumbai
“Democracy in America, Creative Time”-Thompson, Armory, New York
“7 Beauties”- Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai and Beijing
“The Other Mainstream II”- Arizona State University Art Museum, AZ
“Pandora’s Box”- Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina
Saskatchewan, Canada, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario
“Firewalkers”- Stefan Stux Gallery, New York
“The Furious Gaze”- Montehermoso Cultural Center, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain
“Of this Tale I Cannot Guarantee a Word”- Royal College of Art, London

“Contemporary Indian Art Between Continuity and Transformation”- Spazio Oberdan, Milan
“25 Years Later…”- UBS Galleries, New York
“Sex in the City”- Dumbo Arts Center, New York
“Thermocline of Art”- ZKM Gallery, Karlsruhe
“Spectral Evidence”- Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn
Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi
“One Way or Another”- Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, Berkeley Museum, University of California, CA , Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CC, Honolulu Academy of Fine Arts, HI

“What War?”- White Box, New York
“Deuces ex Machina”- Market Gallery, Glasgow
“One Way or Another”- Asia Society New York
“Subcontingent: the Subcontinent in Contemporary Art”- Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
“Papering”- Deutsche Bank Gallery, New York
”Nicola Durvasula”- Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

“Time’s Arrow”- Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn
“The Gift: Building a Collection”- Queens Museum of Art, New York
“Cities, Art, Recovery”- Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space, New York
“2739 feet running wall”- Gwangju Contemporary Art Museum, Gwangju, Korea
“Fatal Love”- Queens Museum of Art, New York

“Pilot 01″- Limehouse Town Hall, London
“Next Next Art”- Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn
“Six Feet Under”- White Box, New York
“Color Theory”- Vitamin Arte, Turin
“Summer Selections: Playpen”- The Drawing Center, New York
“Enchantment”- Wave Hill, New York
”Treasure Maps”- Apex Art, New York
“Treasure Maps”- Art Space, New Haven
“East of the Sun West of the Moon”- White Columns, New York
“Open House”- Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn

“Through Customs”- Bose Pacia, New York
“Artists in The Marketplace Annual Exhibition”- Bronx Museum of Art, New York
”Theory of Relative Power”- Abrons Art Gallery , New York
”637 Feet of Running Wall”- Queens Museum of Art, New York

“Queer Visualities”- Staller Art Center, Stonybrook
“Charlie”- Ali Subotnik, and Bettina Funcke, PS 1, New York
“Mango”- Talwar Gallery, New York
”Columbia MFA Thesis Show”- Mink Building, New York

“Crossing the Line”- Queens Museum of Art, New York
“Shaken and Stirred”- Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
“AlieNation”- Quay Gallery, Toronto

Awards and Residencies

Joan Mitchell Award for Painting & Sculpture 2010
Lower East Side Printshop Special Editions Residency 2010
Hermitage Artist Center Residency 2010
Art Matters Foundation Grant 2010
New York Foundation for the Arts Artist’s Fellowship 2009
Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions 2009
Smack Mellon Studio Residency 2008
Art Omi International Artists’ Residency 2007
New York Community Trust 2006
Emerge 7, Aljira Center for Arts 2005
Artists’ Alliance Rotating Studio Program 2005
New York Foundation for the Arts Artist’s Fellowship, Gregory Millard Fellow 2005
Headlands Center for the Art Project Space 2005
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Grant 2004
Astraea Visual Arts Award
Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace Program, Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts 2002


College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship 2001
Columbia University Dean’s Fellowship 2000
Roberta Jocelyn Award for Excellence in Art 1996
Rosalie Colie Award for Outstanding Work in Comparative Literature 1996