N. S. Harsha

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N. S. Harsha
Born1969 (age 49–50)
Mysore, India
EducationChamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University
Known forPainting, sculpture, installation

N. S. Harsha (born 1969) is a contemporary Indian artist from and based in Mysore.[1][2] He works in many media including painting, sculpture, site-specific installation, and public works.[1] His works "depict daily experiences in Mysore, southern India, where he is based, but also reflect wider cultural, political and economic globalization issues" and explore the "absurdity of the real world, representation and abstraction, and repeating images".[3][2] His practice has been inspired by Indian popular and miniature painting.[4]

A major retrospective of the artist took place at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, in 2017.[2][5]

His works are held in the collections of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.[6]

Early life[edit]

Harsha earned a BFA in painting from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore in 1992 and an MFA in painting from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda in 1995.[7]

Major solo exhibitions[edit]

Major group exhibitions[edit]

Harsha was also part of a major touring group exhibit, Indian Highway. The show traveled to the Serpentine Gallery, London (2008), Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2009), Herning Art Museum, Denmark (2010), Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon (2011) and MAXXI, Rome (2011–12).



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  2. ^ a b c d "MORI ART MUSEUM [N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey February 4, 2017 - June 11, 2017". Mori Art Museum. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  3. ^ "'N.S. Harsha: Charming Journey' | The Japan Times". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  4. ^ a b "N S Harsha: Sprouts, reach in to reach out | Dallas Museum of Art". www.dma.org. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  5. ^ ""Charming Journey": India's N. S. Harsha at Mori Art Museum – artist profile | Art Radar". artradarjournal.com. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  6. ^ Singh, Pallavi (2011). "The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  7. ^ a b c "Gallery Chemould's page on N. S. Harsha".
  8. ^ a b c "Artes Mundi - N.S.Harsha". www.artesmundi.org. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  9. ^ "Artes Mundi - Artes Mundi 3". www.artesmundi.org. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  10. ^ "Recipients of Sanskriti Awards (1979-2011)" (PDF).