Bharti Kher

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Bharti Kher
Born1969
London
EducationNewcastle Polytechnic

Bharti Kher (born 1969) is an Indian contemporary artist. Her work encompasses painting, sculpture and installation, often incorporating bindis and the popular forehead decoration worn by women in India.

Early life[edit]

Kher was born in 1969 in London, England.[1][2] From 1987-88 Kher studied at Middlesex Polytechnic, Cat Hill, London, UK.[2] She then studied at Newcastle Polytechnic where she graduated with the Foundation Course in Art & Design Newcastle Polytechnic, BA Honours, Fine Art, Painting in 1991.[2] At 23, she moved to New Delhi in India, where she lives and works today.[3][4] She is married to Indian contemporary artist Subodh Gupta and has 2 children.[5]


Work[edit]

Bharti Kher has worked with numerous kinds of types of work, she has done paintings, sculptures, installations, and text.[2][6] Kher has used manufactured versions of traditional Indian bindi which are executed in her studio by hired women to adorn cast sculptures – often of animals – and wall-hung panels.[7][8] Throughout Kher's work she has kept some repeating patterns in her paintings from her student years from the late 1980's to the early 1990's.[9] Her works displays contemporary life, fondness towards human drama, as well as intrinsic love.[9]


Solo Exhibitions[edit]

2018

  • Messengers, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA[2]
  • Chimeras, Pasquart Kunsthaus Centre d'art, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland [2]
  • Points de départ, points qui lient, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada[2]

2017

  • Bharti Kher : Sketchbooks and Diaries, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA[2]
  • Dark Matter (MM), Museum Frieder Burda Salon Berlin, Germany [2]

2016

  • The Laws of Reversed Effort, Galerie Perrotin, Paris[2]
  • This Breathing House, Freud Museum, London[2]
  • BHARTI KHER Matter, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada[2]
  • In Her Own Language, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth, Australia[2]

2015

  • Not All Who Wanders Are Lost, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA[2]

2014

  • three decimal points. Of a minute of a second of a defree, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich[2]
  • Misdemeanors, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China[2][9]

2013

  • Anomalies, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea[2]
  • Bind the Dream State to your Waking Life, Galerie Nature Morte, New Delhi, India[2]

2012

  • Many, (too) many, more than before, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong[2]
  • Bharti Kher, Parasol Unit Foundation for contemporary art, London[2]
  • The hot winds that blow from the West, Hauser & Wirth, New York[2]

2011

  • Leave your smell, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris[2]

2010

  • Disturbia, utopia, house beautiful, Gallery SKE, Bangalore, India[2]
  • Inevitable undeniable necessary, Hauser & Wirth, London[2]

2008

  • Sing to them that will listen Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris[2]
  • Virus, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK[2]

2007

  • An absence of assignable cause, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, U.S.A.[2]
  • An absence of assignable cause, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India[2]

2006

  • Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, because you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup, Gallery 88 and Ske Gallery, Mumbai, India[2]

2004

  • Quasi-, mim-, ne-, near-, semi-, -ish, -like, Gallery Ske, Bangalore, India[2]
  • Hungry Dogs Eat Dirty Pudding, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India[2]

2001

  • The Private Softness of Skin, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India[2]

2000

  • The Private Softness of Skin, Bose Pacia Modern, New York (cat), USA[2]

1999

  • Telling Tails, New Delhi, India[2]
  • Telling Tails, Galerie F.I.A, Amsterdam, Netherlands[2]

1997

  • Galerie F.I.A, Amsterdam, Netherlands[2]

1995

  • Art Heritage, (cat), New Delhi, India[2]

1993

  • AIFACS, New Delhi, India[2]


Group Exhibitions[edit]

2019

  • Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[2]
  • Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada[2]

2018

  • Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, Art Gallery of Alberta - Alberta, Canada[2]
  • Facing India, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg - Wolfsburg, Germany[2]
  • Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300-Now), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA[2]
  • My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia[2]
  • I See You, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, USA[2]
  • Surface Work,  Victoria Miro, London, UK[2]
  • The Sculpture Park, Madhavendra Palace at Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, India[2]
  • Bronze Age c.3500 BC - AD 2018, Firstsite, Colchester, England[2]

2017

  • Fond illusions, Perrotin, New York, USA[2]
  • Portable Art: A project by Celia Forner, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland[2]
  • Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia[2]
  • Pizzuti Collection, Visions from India. Transforming Vision: 21st Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus OH[2]
  • Portable Art: A Project by Celia Forner, Hauser & Wirth, New York NY[2]
  • Salon, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland[2]
  • Sub-Plots: Laughing in the Vernacular, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India[2]
  • Approaching Land, Akara Art Gallery, Mumbai, India[2]

2016

  • I Prefer Life, Weserburg, Bremen, Germany[2]
  • Present, Johyun Gallery, Busan, Korea[2]
  • The Future Is Already Here – It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia[2]

2015

  • Go East: The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection, curated by Suhanya Raffel[2]
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia[2]
  • Don’t Shoot the Painter – UBS Art Collection, Villa Reale’s Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy[2]
  • Codes of Culture, SKE Gallery, New Dehli, India[2]

2014

  • Whorled Explorations, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India[2]
  • Girl - curated by Pharrel Williams, Galerie Perrotin, Paris[2]
  • Entre deux expositions. Collections et nouvelles acquisitions de l'Institut, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France[2]
  • Here Today...A major exhibition marking 50 years of the IUCN Red List, The Old Sorting Office, London[2]

2013

  • Textile – Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany[2]
  • Quartiers d'été, Collection de l'Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, villa les Roches Brunes, Dinard, France[2]
  • Trade Routes, Hauser & Wirth, London, England[2]
  • We are Ours: A Collection of Manifestos for the Instant, Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, India[2]
  • Art & Textiles – Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany[2]

2012

  • Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque, Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)[2]
  • Dot. Systems. From Pointillism to Pixelation, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Germany[2]
  • La Belle & la Bête, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France[2]
  • India: Art Now, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark[2]
  • The First Kiev Biennale of Contemporary Art: The best of times, the worst of times. Rebirth and apocalypse in contemporary art’, Kiev, Ukraine[2]
  • Critical Mass, Contemporary art from India, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel[2]

2011

  • Indian Highway V, MAXXI Museum, Roma[2]
  • Seduction by masquerade, Nature Morte, Delhi, India[2]
  • Paris Delhi Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris[2]
  • Indian Highway IV, Museé d'art contemporain de Lyon[2]
  • Festival der Tiere, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria[2]
  • Maximum INDIA, John Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC[2]

2010

  • Tokyo Art Meeting. Transformation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan[2]
  • Pattern ID , Akron Art Museum, One South high Akron Ohio, US[2]
  • The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, The Saatchi Gallery, London[2]
  • Tauba Auerbach, Matthew Day Jackson…, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris[2]
  • Gothenburg Culture Festival Gothenburg, Sweden[2]
  • Lille3000: The Silk Road. Saatchi Gallery London in Lille, Tri Postal, Lille[2]
  • Indian Highway, Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark[2]
  • Signs of Life. Ancient Knowledge in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Luzern,Lucerne[2]
  • Susan Hefuna, Bharti Kher, Fred Tomaselli: Between the Worlds, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland[2]
  • Facing East: Recent Works from China, India and Japan from the Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester Art Gallery, England[2]
  • Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, US[2]

2009

  • Marvellous Reality, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, IndiaShifting Shapes. Unstable Signs, Yale University School of Art, New Haven CTNarratives from India in the 21st century: Between Memory and History, Madrid / Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain[2]
  • Who’s Afraid of the Artists? A Selection of Works from the Pinault Collection, Palais des Arts de Dinard, France[2]
  • Bharti Kher, Yayoi Kusama, Eva Rothschild, Mindy Shapero, Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY[2]
  • Les Artistes Indiens d’Aujourd’hui, Palais Bénédictine, Fécamp, France[2]
  • Nature Nation, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, IsraelRe-imagining Asia. A Thousand Years of Separation, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, England (Travelling Exhibition)[2]
  • Where in the world, curated by Kavita Singh, Shukla Sawant and Naman Ahuja, Devi[2]
  • Art foundation, New Delhi, India[2]
  • Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria[2]
  • Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, The National Museum of Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea[2]
  • Indian Highway, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway[2]

2008

  • Indian Highway, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK[2]
  • Mutant Beauty, Anant Art Gallery, curated by Gayatri Sinha at the Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi[2]
  • Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan[2]
  • Indian Focus, Espace Claude Berri, Paris[2]
  • Everywhere is war, Bodhi Art Bombay, curated by Shaheen Merali, (cat.)[2]
  • Still moving Image, Devi Art Foundation, curated by Deeksha Nath at the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India (cat.)[2]
  • Expenditure, the Busan Biennale, directed by Kim, Won-Bang at The Busan Museum of Modern Art, Korea[2]
  • Comme des bêtes, (Like animals), Fine Arts Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, curated by Bernard Fibicher[2]
  • Re-imagining Asia, A thousand years of separation, curated by Shaheen Merali and Wu Hang, at the House of world cultures (cat)[2]
  • Distant Nearness, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College, Kansas, USA[2]
  • Passage to India, Frank Cohen Collection at Initial Access Wolverhampton, UK[2]
  • India - Guest in the Giant, RAIN.bow.PEARLS, organized by Swarovski at the Kristallwelten[2]
  • New Delhi – New Wave, Primo Marella Gallery, Milano, Italy (cat.)[2]

2007

  • The Sneeze 80x80, curated by Peter Lloyd Lewis and Natasha Makowski, Cape Town, Durban[2]
  • International exhibition of sculptures and installations, organised by Arte Communications and the Department of culture of the Venice City Council.[2]
  • Urban Manners. Contemporary Artists from India, curated by Adelina von Furstenberg at Hangar Bicocca in collaboration with ART for the World Europa, Milan, Italy[2]
  • Indian Photo and Media Art: A Jouney of Discovery, FLUSS - NÖ Initiative for Photo-and Media Art, Weinviertel, Austria[2]
  • Private/Corporate IV, Sammlung DaimlerChrysler- Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collections, Berlin, Germany[2]

2006

  • Fuori Uso 2006- Altered States. Are you experienced? curated by Nicolas Bourriaud and Paolo Falcone, Ex Mercato Ortofrutticolo, Pescara, Italy[2]
  • Asia Pacific Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery, (cat), Brisbane, Australia[2]
  • Le troisième Oeil, Lille 3000, curated by Caroline Naphegyi, (cat), Lille, France[2]
  • Inside outside, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India[2]
  • Hungry Gods, Arario Gallery, (cat), Beijing, China[2]
  • Made By Indians, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Art on the beach, (cat), St Tropez, France[2]
  • Long Happy Hours Thereby Happiness & Other Stories, Gallery Chemould at The Museum Gallery, Mumbai, India[2]

2005

  • Zeitsprunge Raumfolgen curated by Simone Wilke, IFA Galerie Berlin and Stutgard, (cat), Germany[2]
  • Mom and Pop, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA[2]
  • Indian Summer, curated by Deepak Anand and Jany Luga, ENSBA, (cat), Paris[2]
  • Indian Summer, Nature Morte, New Delhi[2]
  • Het offer/ an intimate I: droom en werkelijkheid, De Beverd Museum voor Grafische werkeljkheid, Breda[2]

2004

  • Contemporary Art From India, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA[2]
  • Vanitas Vanitatum, curated by Peter Nagy for Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India[2]
  • The SNEEZE, a Featured Film 80 artists x 80 seconds 106 minutes, curated by Natasha Makowski and Peter Lloyd Lewis, (cat), Athens, Greece[2]
  • Adrogyne, curated by Alka Pande at India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India[2]

2003

  • Crossing Generations: diverge, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani for 40 years of Gallery Chemould, (cat), Mumbai, India[2]
  • The Tree from the Seed: Contemporary art from India, curated by Gavin Jantjes, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, (Cat), Norway[2]
  • Sirpur Paper Mills, workshop Exhibition, at Art Inc, New Delhi, India[2]
  • Bad Taste, Apparao Gallery, at The Apeejay New Media Centre, New Delhi, India[2]

2002

  • Under Construction, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, (cat), Tokyo and Japan Foundation, Japan[2]
  • Khoj Residency Show, Khoj Studios, New Delhi, India[2]
  • Creative Space, Sakshi Gallery, at Habitat Centre, (cat), New Delhi, India[2]
  • Photosphere, curated by Peter Nagy, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India[2]
  • Playgrounds & Toys, ART for The World, Geneva, in Delhi with Nature Morte[2]
  • Cutting Edge Contemporary, curated by Art Edge, NGMA Mumbai, Interiors Espana, New Delhi, India[2]
  • GLUE, curated by Peter Nagy at Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore, India[2]
  • Borderless Terrain, curated by Alka Pande, India Habitat Center, (cat), New Delhi, India[2]
  • Silence Violence, NSA Gallery, a Pulse Project, curated by Greg Streak Durban, NieBethesda and Stellenbosch, South Africa[2]
  • MANGO, A SAWCC show for Talwar Gallery, New York, USA[2]
  • Sorry For The Inconvenience, curated by Gridthya Gaeweewong for Japan Foundation, at Project 304, Bangkok, Thailand and Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery Tokyo (Cat)[2]
  • Sidewinder, curated by Gerard Hemsworth for CIMA Gallery, Kolkata, India[2]

2001

  • Art On The Move, a Sahmat Project curated by Vivan Sundaram, in 5 venues in Delhi, India[2]
  • Kitch kitch Hota Hai, curated by Madhu Jain for Gallery Espace, India Habitat Center, (cat), New Delhi, India[2]

2000

  • Open Circle Exhibition, Lakeeren art Gallery, (cat), Mumbai, India[2]
  • of, based on, or obtained by (Tradition), Nature Morte, New Delhi[2]
  • Aar Paar, an exchange between five Indian and Pakistani artists, curated by Shilpa Gupta and Hema Mulji, at Kundan Pan Shop, Karachi, Pakistan[2]

1999

  • Impact, curated by Jim Beard Gallery, Amsterdam at CCA New Delhi, India[2]
  • Embarkation’s, curated by Yashodra Dalmia, Sakshi Gallery (cat), Mumbai, India[2]
  • Icons of The Millenium, curated by Lakeeren Art Gallery, Nehru Centre, (Cat), Mumbai, India[2]
  • Boxwallahs, Art in a Public Space with De Ego, a collaborative work with Subodh Gupta at Sahay Filling Station, Gurgaon/ Mehrauli Road, N.H.8, India[2]
  • Hed end aagse Kunst uit India, Central Bureau Vande Hogeschool, Amsterdam, The Netherlands[2]

1988

  • Edge of The Century, curated by Amit Mukopadya, British Council, (cat), New Delhi, India[2]
  • Cryptograms, Lakeeren Art Gallery, (cat), Mumbai, India[2]

1996

  • Royal Overseas League Open Exhibition, Overseas House London, Edinburgh College of Art, UK[2]
  • Of Women Icons/Stars/Feasts, Eicher Gallery, (cat), New Delhi[2]

1995

  • 6th Bharat Bhawan Biennal of Contemporary Indian Arts, Bhopal, India [2]
  • Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India[2]
  • Postcards for Gandhi, a Sahmat Exhibition in five cities in India[2]

1993

  • Trends in Contemporary Indian Art, Art Heritage, New Delhi, India[2]

1991

  • Aspects of British Figurative Painting (1988-93), Milton Gallery, London, UK[2]

1990

  • Fresh Art, the National Fine Art Degree Fair, the Business Design Center, London, UK[2]
  • Squires Gallery, Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallery, Saatchi. "Bharti Kher - Artist's Profile - The Saatchi Gallery". www.saatchigallery.com. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb fc fd fe ff fg fh fi fj fk fl fm fn fo fp fq fr fs ft "Bharti KHER | PERROTIN". www.perrotin.com. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  3. ^ Bharti Kher, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art Archived 28 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Rastogi & Karode, Akansha & Roobina (2013). Seven Contemporaries. New Delhi: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. pp. 76–95. ISBN 978-81-928037-2-2.
  5. ^ Vora, Shivani (15 March 2012). "Artist Bharti Kher Explores the Idea of Home". India Ink. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Bharti Kher". Nature Morte.
  7. ^ Asia Pacific Triennial online
  8. ^ Soin, Himali Singh (12 May 2016). "These 8 Women Are Leading the Indian Art World". Artsy. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  9. ^ a b c "Bharti Kher: Misdemeanours | Exhibition | Rockbund Art Museum". www.rockbundartmuseum.org. Retrieved 11 May 2019.