Vibha Galhotra

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Vibha Galhotra
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Vibha Galhotra
OccupationIndian conceptual artist

Vibha Galhotra, born 1978 is an Indian conceptual artist based in New Delhi. Her work includes large-scale installations, sculptures, drawings, films that explore themes of ecological and environmental concerns. Her works address the shifting topography of the world under the impact of globalization and growth. She sees herself as being part of the restructuring of culture, society and geography – of New Delhi, and the world.


Asia Art Future at 2019 Asia Art Game Changer Award India.[1]

A recipient of prestigious Rockefeller Grant at their Bellagio Center-2016 [2]

Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in the U.S.A.-2017.[3]

YFLO Woman Achiever of the Year Award in 2015[4]

Inlaks Foundation Fine Arts Award in 2005-06, The National Scholarship from the Human Resource Department, Government of India in 2001-02, Artist Under 30 Award-Chandigarh State Lalit Kala Academy Award in 1998.


Galhotra is a conceptual artist.[5] According to Art in America, Galhotra's work is concerned with urban development, global concerns and ecological issues.[6] The Hindu has called her work about environmental issues "sharp and cutting."[7] One of her "trademark" artistic conventions is the use of ghungroos.[8]

Solo Shows/ Projects/ Participations[edit]

2019: CLIMATERIC - PLKA Gallery - Punjab Kala Bhawan - Chandigarh - India

2018: FACING INDIA - Curated by Dr.Uta Ruhkamp - The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg - Germany

DELIRIUM // EQUILIBRIUM- Curated by Roobina Karode - Kiran Nader Museum of Art - Delhi

ART - POETRY: THE LAST INNOCENCES - Instituto Cervantes - Delhi

Mutations - IndoFrench Image Encounters curated by Rahaab Allana & Francois Cheval - New Delhi

2017: Insanity in the Age of Reason - New Delhi - India

Water Line: A Creative Exchange - Center for Visual Art | Metropolitan State University of Denver U.S.A. |

The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water ' San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, USA |

Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water - William Benton Museum of Art Connecticut U.S.A. |

Kailash Cartographies - Sheila C. Johnson Design Center - Parsons School of Design/The New School, New York |

Sculpture Park curated by Peter Nagy-Nahargarh Fort-Jaipur-India

Hold…On. Buddha Enlightened Art & World Peace 2017 Buddha Enlightened, Art & World Peace 2017 Bodh Gaya India |

2016: Land Art Biennial LAM 360° Mongolia

Where do we come from ? What are we ? Where are we going ? A Cook Book project India

Meri Kahani Aankhon ki Jubaani a visual arts project with Apne Aap Women Worldwide.

Garden of Dreams, a blindfold walk project, Kathmandu, Nepal

2015: Absur –City –Pity –Dity - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Winter in America - The School, Kinderhook, New York

Piece by Piece- Building a Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary, Kansas City, Missouri

Walking on the Planet, Casa Masaccio / Centro per l’arte Contemporanea, Corso, Italy

2014: The Black Cloud Project- public participatory project, India

Mise En Scène The School, Kinderhook, NY

Past Tradition - Curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt,, New Delhi

Forms of Activism- curated by Vivan Sundaram & Sasha Altaf, L K A, New Delhi

Multiplicity- City as subject /Matter”, Curated by Marco Antonini, Nurture Art Gallery, New York

Citizens of Time, curated by Veeranganakumari Solanki, Dhaka Art Summit

Bright Noise- curated by Girish Shahane, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai

Is there love in this air- Art Oxygen, Mumbai

2013: Sediments and Other Untitled…- Exhibit 320, New Delhi, India

Alter - curated by Lucie Fontane, Mk search art gallery, Italy

ICASTICA “Arezzo Biennial - Arezzo Italy

Souvenir- curated by Lucie Fontane, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

Sculpture on the Beach- Art Dubai, 2013. Curated by Chus Martinez

Haein Art project Curated by Art O2 Haeinsa temple, Korea

2012: Utopia of Difference- Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Metropia- Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Re-BirthDay- Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Piazza Cavour, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy 2011

Neo Monster - An on-going public art project, displayed at different locations, New Delhi, Hornbill Festival Nagaland India/“Becoming” curated by Suresh Jairam, Colombo Art Biennial, Sri Lanka /Art Riga Latvia/ San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy

Contemporary Renaissance- Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno (Arezzo) Italy

Becoming- Colombo Art Biennale - Sri Lanka “Theertha International Artists Collective”- Colombo, Srilanka

2010 India Awakening Under the Banyan Tree- Essl Museum, Austria

2009 Aluminum - 4th BAKU Biennale, Azerbaijan

Space Invader - Aicon Art Gallery, London,UK India

Xianzai - Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, China

2008: Metropia- Project 88, Mumbai, India

Best of Discovery - Sh Contemporary , Shanghai, China

Destination Asia: Flying over Stereotypes Conversation: Artists from Central Asia and South Asia, Dubai

2006: Where Do We Come From? What are we? Where Are We Going?-New Delhi, India

Brazier International Artists Workshop UK

2005: Between Me and Delhi- Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

Unclaimed Luggage - Artrageous Group Cyprus

Bag Factory Fordsburg Artist Studio (Bag Factory) -South Africa

2004 WHITE- MS University, Baroda, India

2002 Space within the Space- Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, India

Early life and education[edit]

Vibha Galhotra was born in Chandigarh in 1978.[6] In 1999 she completed Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts, Chandigarh.[9] In 2002 she completed her Master in Fine arts from Kala Bhavan in Santiniketan.[9] She currently lives in New Delhi.[6]


Her work has been shown or is in the collections of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Arts , Pizzuti Collection, Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea,[10] the Singapore Art Museum,[11] Essl Museum, Austria,[9] Devi Art Foundation, India,[9] and Europas Park.[12]


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  5. ^ "Black Cloud Spreading Awareness". DNA. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2017 – via LexisNexis.
  6. ^ a b c Weaver, A. M. (June 2012). "Vibha Galhotra". Art in America. 100 (6): 164–165 – via EBSCOhost.
  7. ^ Maddox, Georgina (1 April 2017). "Living in the age of the Anthropocene". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  8. ^ Vasvani, Bansie (2 December 2015). "Aestheticizing the Reality of a Polluted River". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d "HALL Architecture & Art | Vibha Galhotra". HALL Wines Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Vibha Galhotra". Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea (in Italian). 12 June 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Exploring Terror, Nostalgia in Urban Spaces". The Business Times Singapore. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2017 – via LexisNexis.
  12. ^ "Europos Parkas. History and facts". Europos Parkas. Retrieved 21 November 2017.

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