Atul Dodiya

Atul Dodiya

Born in 1959, Mumbai, India.


1991-92 Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris
1982 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai

Solo shows

2011 'Bako Exists. Imagine', Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
2010 'If It Rains Fire', Nature Morte, Berlin
2010 'Malevich Matters and Other Shutters', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 ‘Pale Ancestors’, Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2007 ‘Saptapadi – scenes from marriage’, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi
2006 ‘The Wet Sleeves of My Paper Robe’, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, Mumbai and new York
2005 'Cracks in Mondrian', Bose Pacia, New York
2004 Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara
2003 'Broken Branches', Bose Pacia. New York
2002 'E.T. and Others', Walsh Gallery, Chicago
2002 'E.T. y los otros', Espacio Uno, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
2002 'Lives and Works in Bombay', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2001 'Bombay: Labyrinth/Laboratory', The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo
2001 The Fine Art Resource, Berlin
2001 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1999 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
1999 Herwitz Gallery, Ahmedabad
1997 Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
1999,97,95,91,89 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1993 Gallery Apunto, Amsterdam

Group shows

2012 '2012: A Further Global Encounter', Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2012 'Aviraam: Celebrating the Pioneer Spirit- SH Raza at 90', presented by The Raza Foundation at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2011 'Pause: A Collection', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2011 'Narrations, Quotations & Commentaries', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2011 'Indian Rainbow', Luce Gallery, Torino
2011 'Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting, and Museums in India', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2011 'Of Humour, Wit & Satire', Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
2010-11 'A Collection', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2010-11 'Monumental', Walsh Gallery, Chicago
2010 'Orientations: Trajectories in Indian Art', Foundation 'De 11 Lijnen', Oudenburg, Belgium
2010 'Inside India', Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin
2010 'Freedom to March: Rediscovering Gandhi through Dandi', presented by Ojas Art at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2010 'Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference', Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
2010 'Symbols and Metaphors', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2009-10 'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: Indian Contemporary Art in Global Times', Lakeeren, Mumbai
2009 'Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2009 'Divagations: Spaces of Possibility', Raza Foundation Awardees Show, Art Alive, New Delhi
2009 'Life is A Stage', Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
2008-09 'Body Chatter: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art', Walsh Gallery, Chicago
2008-09 'Where In The World', Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
2008 'Material/Im-mmaterial', Gallery Collection, Bodhi Art, Gurgaon
2008 'Anxious', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2008 'Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 'Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005', Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
2008 ‘Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban’, BodhiBerlin, Berlin
2008 'Portrait of a Place', Rob Dean Art Gallery, London
2007-08 ‘India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation’, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy
2007 ‘Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art’, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
2007 ‘Young Guns’, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
2007 ‘Private / Corporate IV’, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin
2007 ‘Hungry God : Indian Contemporary Art’, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea
2007 ‘Fashioning The Divine’, Auckland Art Museum
2007 ‘Here and Now : Young Voices from India’, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2007 ‘Gateway Bombay’, The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
2007 ‘After Shock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution in Contemporary India’, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
2007 ‘New Narratives: Contemporary Art form India’, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago
2007 ‘Urban Manners: Contemporary Artists from India’, Hangar Bicocca, Milan
2006 ‘Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India’, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
2006 ‘India Express: Sacred and Popular’, The Helsinki City Art Museum,Helsinki
2006 ‘Hungry God: Indian Contemporary Art’, Arario Beijing, China
2006 ‘El Filo del Deseo - Arte Reciente en India’, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Mexico
2005 ‘I Con: India Contemporary’, collateral event, 51st Venice Biennale
2005 – ‘Bhupen Among Friends’ Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
2004-06 ‘Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India’, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Asia Society Museum, New York; Tamayo Museum, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) Monterrey, Mexico; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
2004 ‘Interlude in Sri Lanka’, Guild Art Gallery. Mumbai.
2004 ‘Androgene’, India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
2004 ‘The Search’, paintings from National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai, Omni Society for Fine Arts, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
2004 ‘ZOOM! (Art in Contemporary India)’, Museo Temporario / Culturgest, Lisbon.
2004 ‘Masala’, Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut Storrs.
2004 ‘Vanitas Vanitatum’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
2004 ‘South Asian Masters at Alhamra’, Alhamra Center, Lahore.
2003 'body. city: siting contemporary culture in India', House of World Cultures, Berlin
2003 ‘Under the Skin of Simulation’, Three Contemporary Painters from India, with Shibu Natesan and Surendran Nair, Fine Art Resource, Berlin
2003 ‘SubTerrain’, Artworks in the cityfold, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
2003 Portraits of a Decade, 10th anniversary show, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata.
2003 ‘Crossing Generations: diVERGE’, Forty Years of Gallery Chemould, an Exhibition Spanning Four Generations of Artists, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
2003 'Sub Terrain: Artworks in the cityfold' ,House of World Cultures. Berlin
2003 'The Tree from the Seed', Contemporary Art from India, Henie Onstad Center, Oslo
2002 ‘Secular Practice: Recent Art from India’, Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) Vancouver
2002 ‘Capital and Karma: Recent Positions in Indian Art’, Kunsthalle, Vienna
2002 ‘New Indian Art: Home - Street - Shrine - Bazaar- Museum’, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
2001 'The Mega Wave' Yokohama Triennale. Yokohama, Japan
2001 'Century City : Art and Culture in the Modern Mrteopolis’, Tate Modern, London
2001 Moving Ideas: A Contemporary Dialogue with India, OBORO, Montreal
2000 ‘Shatabdi – Reflections on a century past’, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2000 ‘Embarkations’ – The Millennium show ,Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2000 ‘Kala Ghoda – A Meeting Place’, collaborative installation with Architect Rahul Mehrotra, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
2000 ‘Family Resemblance’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
1999 ‘Water color and Contemporary Painting’, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi
1999 ‘The Art of Charity’, organized by Sir Jamsetjee Parsee Benevolent Institution at Sir J.J. School of Applied Art, Mumbai
1999 CIAF ’99 – Contemporary Indian Art Fair, organized by Apparao Galleries, Apollo Apparao Galleries, Mumbai
1999 Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society at CJIMES, Singapore
1999 ‘Legatee – Sir J.J. School of Art’, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai
1999 ‘Icon of the Millennium’, organized by Lakeeren Gallery at Nehru Centre, Mumbai
1999 ‘Watermark', Watercolor show organized by the Fine Art Resource, at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 ‘Two for Two Thousand’, Art Today, New Delhi
1999 ‘As You Like It’, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 ‘Kalchakra’, A Benefit event for the Elephanta project organized by INTACH - Mumbai
1999 'Ideas and Images', Mumbai Magazine, National Gallery of Modern Art ( NGMA), Mumbai
1999 'Humour on Line', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1998 ‘Recent Works : Six Artists’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
1998 ‘Artists for a Substantial World’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1998 ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998 ‘SPIN’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1998 ‘Cryptograms’, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
1998 Multimedia: Art of the 90s, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
1998 Wilberding Collection of Contemporary Indian Art, NGMA, Mumbai
1997 'Out of India: Contemporary Art of South Asian Diaspora’, Queens Museum of Art, New York
1997 'Tryst with Destiny: Art from Modern India', Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
1997 'Indian Contemporary Art: An Overview', The Fine Art Resource, Berlin
1997 'Epic Reality: Contemporary Narrative Painting from India', Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas
1996 'Chamatkara: Myth and Magic in Indian Art', curated by Centre of International Modern Art ( CIMA )Gallery, Whitley’s Art Gallery, London
1996 'Cinemascape: Artists' Tribute to 100 years of Cinema', Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
1995 ‘Postcards for Gandhi’, Sahmat, Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad
1993 ‘Reflection and Images’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1993 ‘HelpAge India’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1993 ‘Trends and Images’, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata
1992 ‘Exposition Collective’, Cite International des Arts’, Paris
1992 ‘Inaugural Exhibition’, Husain ki Sarai, New Delhi
1991 ‘HelpAge India’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1991 ‘State of Art : Computer Aided Paintings’,, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1990 ‘Gadhyaparava’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1989 ‘Indian Eclectics’, organized by French Embassy and Sanskriti Art Gallery
1988 India / Contemporary Art, World Trade Center, Amsterdam


2012 'Fourteen Stations', part of Project CINEMA CITY: Research Art & Documentary Practices presented by Ministry of Culture, Government of India and National Gallery of Modern Art at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
2012 'Art for Humanity', Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai
2012 ‘To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art’, as part of Art Chennai, Edition II at Lalit Kala Regional Centre, Chennai
2012 'Crossings: Time Unfolded, Part 2', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2011-12 'Shadow Lines: India Meets Indonesia', part of Biennale Jogja XI at Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta
2011 'Homespun', Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
2011 'Watermark II', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2011 'Paris-Delhi-Bombay', Centre Pompidou, Paris
2011 'Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2011 'Time Unfolded', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2011 '1:3:1- Part II', W+K Exp, New Delhi
2011 'The Intuitive: Logic Revisted', from the Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
2010 'Finding India: Art for the New century', presented by Sakshi Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei
2010 'Art Celebrates 2010: Sports and the City', represented by Vadehra Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide with the hosting of the Commonwealth Games
2010 ‘The Silk Road’, part of Saatchi Gallery, London collection at Lille3000 in Lille, France
2010 'The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today', The Saatchi Gallery, London
2010 'Urban Manners 2', SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2009 'Conflicting Tales: Subjectivity (Quadriology, Part I)', Burger Collection, Berlin
2009 Moscow Biennale, Moscow
2009 'India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art', Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai
2009 'Contemporary Indian Art: Open Your Third Eye', National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
2009 'ARCOmadrid', Spain presented by curator Bose Krishnamachari for 'Panoroma: India'
2009 'Contemporary Art from India', Palais Benedictine, Fecamp, France supported by Gallerie 88, Kolkata
2008-09 ''Modern India', organized by Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture at Valencia, Spain
2008 'Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art', 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Mori Art Museum, Japan
2008-09 ‘Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Indian Art’, Traveling Exhibition presented by Bodhi Art at Ravinder Natya Mandir, P.L.Despande Kala Academy Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sant Dyaneshwar Natya Sankul Art Gallery, Amravati; Platinum Jubilee Hall, Nagpur; Tapadia Natya Mandir Sports Hall, Aurangabad; Hirachand Nemchand Vachanalay’s, Solapur; Acharya Vidyanand Sanskrutik Bhavan, Kolhapur; PGSR Sabhagriha, SNDT, Pune; Sarvajanik Vachanalaya Hall, Nasik
2008 'Anatomy: Skins of Drawing', Collection of Florence and Daniel Guerlain at FRAC - Picardie, Amiens
2008 Presented by Bodhi Art at Gwangju Biennale
2007 Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
2007 Art Chicago, represented by Bodhi Art, New York
2007 'On The Edge of Vision: New Idioms In Indian and Italian Contemporary Art', organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in New Delhi in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai and New Delhi
2005 ‘I Con: India Contemporary’, collateral event, 51st Venice Biennale
2001 'The Mega Wave', Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
1999 'Harmony Show', Nehru Center, Mumbai
1997 9th Triennale -India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1997 'Fifty Years of Art in Bombay', National Gallery of Modern Art(NGMA), Mumbai

Honours & Awards

2008 Raza Award, Raza Foundation
1999 Sotheby's Award
1999 Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Italy
1995 Sanskriti Award
1992 French Government Scholarship
1982 The Fellowship At Sir J.J. School of Art
1982 Government of Maharashtra Gold Medal
1979 1st Prize, Diamond Jubilee Exhibition, Art Society of India