Gallery Nature Morte

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Gallery Nature Morte is an art gallery that deals predominantly in Indian contemporary art. It currently (in 2011) has three locations, galleries in New Delhi, Gurgaon (India), and Berlin (Germany).[1]

Nature Morte, New Delhi front entrance.


The gallery's founder, Peter Nagy originally opened a gallery by the same name in New York City in 1982, with Alan Belcher.[1] It was one of a group of gallery's that were artist run, and sought to create greater creative freedom in the gallery system.[2] In 1988, this gallery was closed followed shortly by Peter Nagy's move to India in 1992. For many years Peter Nagy worked in the arts in India as a consultant and writer. It was not until 1997 that Nature Morte was officially revived in New Delhi.[1] In 2013 January, Aparajita Jain replaced his partner Arani Bose.

Gallery Nature Morte in New Delhi was one of the first gallery spaces to be devoted to more experimental Indian contemporary art. It is responsible for helping promote challenging and experimental forms of art; championing conceptual, photographic, and installation genres within a commercial market that remains fixated on painting. The gallery used four different spaces in its first five seasons in New Delhi. [1] Its initial identity in the Indian art world was marked by its international feel and aesthetic. In the years since its conception Nature Morte has grown into one of the most respected galleries in the international art world.[3]

Nature Morte, New Delhi interior.

New Delhi[edit]

The main gallery space in New Delhi is located at A-1 Neeti Bagh.[1] This space has been the fixed space of the New Delhi gallery since 2003. The gallery's move into the space coincided with the partnering with Bose Pacia Gallery in New York, which has since closed.[2]


This new space opened in September 2011 at the Oberoi Gugaon hotel.[4]

Nature Morte, Berlin.


Nature Morte, Berlin.

The Berlin gallery was opened 2008. This gallery has pushed many of Nature Morte's artists into the larger international art community. Its first space (Nov 2008 to Dec 2011) was at Zimmerstrasse 91. It is now located at Weydingerstrasse 6, just off of Rosa Luxembourg Platz.[3]

Peter Nagy[edit]

Peter Nagy (left) and Subodh Gupta (right).
Main article: Peter Nagy (artist)

Peter Nagy, the gallery's founder, is the gallery's director. He represents the top twenty Indian contemporary artists.[5] Nagy has been referred to as the "poster boy of Indian contemporary art."[3] Much of the gallery's signature flavor and stature is born from Nagy. The Indian artist Subodh Gupta has said of Nagy: "he has fresh eyes and has provided a platform for contemporary artists."[3]

Artists represented[edit]

The following artists are represented by the gallery:[6] Aditya Pande, Ajay Desai, Anita Dube, Arun Kumar HG, Alexis Kersey, Atul Dodiya, Bharat Sikka, Bharti Kher, Chitra Ganesh, Dayanita Singh, Diana Michener, Gauri Gill, Hema Upadhyay, Jagannath Panda, Jayanta Roy, Jitish Kallat, Josh PS, Justin Ponmany, L.N. Tallur, Manisha Parekh, Mithu Sen, Probir Gupta, Pushpamala N., Ramakrishna Behera, Raqs Media Collective, Ray Meeker, Reena Saini Kallat, Samit Das, Seher Shah, Sheeba Chhachhi, Subodh Gupta, Suhasini Kejriwal, Thukral & Tagra.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Nature Morte". Nature Morte. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Peter Nagy's Long Indian Summer — Conversations — News & Opinion — Art in America". Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d Business Standard (2011-08-06). "An eye for talent". Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Something new in the old — Culture". 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  5. ^ Anthony P. D'Costa (1 December 2010). A New India?: Critical Reflections in the Long Twentieth Century. Anthem Press. pp. 181–. ISBN 978-0-85728-664-2. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Nature Morte – Artists. Nature Morte. Accessed January 2014.

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