|Occupation||Indian 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.
A recipient of prestigious Rockefeller Grant at their Bellagio Center-2016 
Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in the U.S.A.-2017.
YFLO Woman Achiever of the Year Award in 2015
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. According to Art in America, Galhotra's work is concerned with urban development, global concerns and ecological issues. The Hindu has called her work about environmental issues "sharp and cutting." One of her "trademark" artistic conventions is the use of ghungroos.
Solo Shows/ Projects/ Participations
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
Vibha Galhotra was born in Chandigarh in 1978. In 1999 she completed Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts, Chandigarh. In 2002 she completed her Master in Fine arts from Kala Bhavan in Santiniketan. She currently lives in New Delhi.
Her work has been shown or is in the collections of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Arts , Pizzuti Collection, Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea, the Singapore Art Museum, Essl Museum, Austria, Devi Art Foundation, India, and Europas Park.
- "Black Cloud Spreading Awareness". DNA. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2017 – via LexisNexis.
- Weaver, A. M. (June 2012). "Vibha Galhotra". Art in America. 100 (6): 164–165 – via EBSCOhost.
- Maddox, Georgina (1 April 2017). "Living in the age of the Anthropocene". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- Vasvani, Bansie (2 December 2015). "Aestheticizing the Reality of a Polluted River". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "HALL Architecture & Art | Vibha Galhotra". HALL Wines Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "Vibha Galhotra". Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea (in Italian). 12 June 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "Exploring Terror, Nostalgia in Urban Spaces". The Business Times Singapore. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2017 – via LexisNexis.
- "Europos Parkas. History and facts". Europos Parkas. Retrieved 21 November 2017.