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Vibha Galhotra

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Vibha Galhotra
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.

Early life and education[edit]

Vibha Galhotra was born in Kaithal, Haryana in 1978.[1] In 1999 she completed Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts, Chandigarh.[2] In 2002 she completed her Master in Fine arts from Kala Bhavan in Santiniketan.[2] She currently lives in New Delhi.[1]


Galhotra is a conceptual artist.[3] According to Art in America, Galhotra's work is concerned with urban development, global concerns and ecological issues.[1] The Hindu has called her work about environmental issues "sharp and cutting."[4] One of her "trademark" artistic conventions is the use of ghungroos.[5]

Awards and Fellowships[edit]

  • Jerusalem International Fellows - Jerusalem, Israel, 2022
  • Asia Art Future at Asia Art Game Changer Award India – 2019[6]
  • Rockefeller Grant at their Bellagio Center – 2016[7]
  • Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in the U.S.A. – 2017.[8]
  • YFLO Woman Achiever of the Year Award – 2015[9]
  • Inlaks Foundation Fine Arts Award – 2005-06
  • The National Scholarship from the Human Resource Department, Government of India – 2001-02
  • Artist Under 30 Award-Chandigarh State Lalit Kala Academy Award – 1998

Solo shows, projects, and participation[edit]

2022 - 23[edit]

  • Silent Seasons- Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
  • Breathing- Hamburger-Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany


  • We Do Not Dream Alone- Asia Society Triennial, New York


  • Beyond the Blue - Jackshainman Gallery New York, 2020
  • Down to Earth - Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
  • Zero Waste - Museum of Fine Arts -Leipzig, Germany


  • Climateric - PLKA Gallery - Punjab Kala Bhawan - Chandigarh - India
  • Brave New World - Jack Shainman Gallery – New York


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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, Sri Lanka


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


  • Aluminum - 4th Baku Biennale, Azerbaijan
  • Space Invader - Aicon Art Gallery, London, UK India
  • Xianzai - Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, China


  • 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


  • Where Do We Come From? What are we? Where Are We Going? - New Delhi, India
  • Brazier International Artists Workshop UK


  • Between Me and Delhi - Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
  • Unclaimed Luggage - Artrageous Group Cyprus
  • Bag Factory Fordsburg Artist Studio (Bag Factory) -South Africa


  • White - MS University, Baroda, India


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


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,[2] Devi Art Foundation, India,[2] and Europas Park.[12]


  1. ^ a b c Weaver, A. M. (June 2012). "Vibha Galhotra". Art in America. 100 (6): 164–165 – via EBSCOhost.
  2. ^ a b c d "HALL Architecture & Art | Vibha Galhotra". HALL Wines Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Black Cloud Spreading Awareness". DNA. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2017 – via LexisNexis.
  4. ^ Maddox, Georgina (1 April 2017). "Living in the age of the Anthropocene". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  5. ^ Vasvani, Bansie (2 December 2015). "Aestheticizing the Reality of a Polluted River". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  6. ^ "2019 Asia Arts Game Changer Awards India".
  7. ^ "Residency Program - The Rockefeller Foundation". www.rockefellerfoundation.org. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Asian Cultural Council — Grantee Roundtable: Snapshot of the New York Fellowship Program".
  9. ^ "Tribute to women - The Statesman". The Statesman. 15 April 2015.
  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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