Anant Joshi

Anant Joshi, born in Nagpur, Maharashtra in 1969, completed his B.F.A.(Painting) in 1994 and M.F.A.(Painting) from Sir J.J. School of Art in 1996. 

In a short span of time, the artist has carved a niche for himself. Among his important exhibitions are 'Mukhota' Paintings Gallery Chemould, Mumbai (1999); 'Biographical Coins' - site specific works at Thane; 'Ideas and Images ', The Mumbai Art Magazine, NGMA; Legatee, 'J. J. School of Art', The Fine Art Company, Mumbai (1998); 'Time Show' curated by Sonal Motia, Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai (1997); 'Miniature Format Show' Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai (1996, 1994); 'A Page from my Diary' Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai (1994); 'Monsoon Show' Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (1994) and 'Mumbai Metaphor' at Tao Art gallery. 

He has featured in other major shows like 'City- New Perspectives from India' at the House of World Cultures, Berlin; 'Kitch Kitch Hota Hain' at the Habitat Centre, New Delhi; 'The Human Factor' curated by Girish Shahane and organized by Guild Gallery, Mumbai (2001); 'Creative Space' (Sakshi Gallery/India Habitat Centre, Delhi); 'Debt' (The Guild, Mumbai) in 2002. He has received many prestigious awards such as 'Bendre Husain scholarship' and Bombay Art Society Award. He was selected to work/study at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam during the year 2002-2003 and has also won the prestigious 'Prix De Rome' Award, Amsterdam.

He was one of the participants at the festival ' - New Perspectives from India' that took a panoramic survey of contemporary Indian art and culture. Launched by The House of World Cultures, Berlin in September 2003 this festival included two exhibition openings: subTerrain and artworks in the cityfold and Popular Indian Culture: The Conquest of the World as Picture. The search for one's own identity as provoked by experiencing foreign surroundings was the focus of the multimedia work "Black to Play and Draw" by Anant Joshi.

He has hed major solo exhibitions from 1998 to 2015 with Gallery Chemould / Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India, Talwar Gallery, New York and Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam Netherlands

His selected participations include Kitsch Kitsch Hota Hai, Galley Espace New Delhi, India (2001); Debt, Guild Gallery, Mumbai (2002); The Human Factor, The Guild: Mumbai, India (2001); body city, at the ‘House of World Cultures’ Berlin, Germany (2003) HAVE WE MET, Japan Art Foundation, Tokyo, Japan (2004); FUN PALACE, Visual Art Gallery, Harlem, Netherlands (2004); Prix De Rome, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2004); Indian Summer, 'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, (2005); Thermocline of Art, New Asian Waves, ZKM Centre for Arts and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2007); Chalo! IndiaA New Era of Indian Art - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, Essl Museum, Wien (2008-2009); Indian HighwayAstrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Museum of contemporary Art, Lyon (2009 - 2011); Project Cinema City: Research Art & Documentary Practices, Mumbai, Delhi, Banglore (2012); Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Cochin India (2012); Aesthetic Bind: Cabinet Closet Wunderkammer, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India (2014).

The Artist lives and works in Baroda, India