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Sheba Chhachhi

b. 1958
Lives and works in Delhi

Studied at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and Delhi University

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2008 Winged Pilgrims: A Chronicle From Asia, Bose Pacia, New York
2004 Ganga’s Daughters: Meetings With Women Ascetics 1992-2004, Nature
Morte, New Delhi
2002 Tejaskaya, Light India Festival, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
2000 When The Gun Is Raised, Dialogue Stops…: Women`s Voices From Kashmir, (in collaboration Sonia Jabbar), India Habitat Centre, Delhi
1999 Buri Nazar Walae, Tera Bhi Bhala: Public Art project, Boxwallahs (With DeEgo), Petrol Pump, Gurgaon
1998 Seven Lives And A Dream: Narratives Of Women Activists, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
1996 A Box of Shards/The Mermaid’s Mirror: Memories of Meena Kumari Naaz,
Eicher Gallery, Delhi
1994 The Mirror Is The Witness: Wild Mothers II, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi

Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 Dreaming in Public, curated by Brian Curtin, Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok
2008 The Audience And The Eavesdropper, Phillips de Peury and Nature Morte, London and New York
The Nature Of The City, Arts 1, Religare, New Delhi
Still Moving Image, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon
Contradictions and Complexities, d.e.n. Contemporary, LA
Neti Neti, Bose Pacia, New York
India Time, Galleria Paolo Curti and Anamaria Gambuzzi, Milan
Clik!: Contemporary Photography from India, Vadera Gallery, Delhi and London
2007 Urban Manners: 15 Contemporary Artists from India, Art for the World, Hangar Biccoca, Milan
Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves, Museum of Contemporary Art, ZKM, Karlsruhe
New Narratives, Chicago Arts Centre, Chicago
2006 Singapore Biennale, Singapore
My Space: Your Space, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
Myrrh, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Devi Diva 7 Veils Of Bollywood, Musee des Arts Asiatic, Nice
2005 Indian Summer, Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Paris
Identity: Memory: Amity, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Ganga’s Daughters, Nellkanth: Poison/Nectar, When The Gun Is Raised, Dialogue Stops…, Townsend Centre Fellow, University of California at Berkley
2004 Another Passage to India, Musée d’ Ethnographie, Geneva
Middle-Age Spread: Imaging India From 1947 -2004, National Museum,
New Delhi
Androgyne, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Eye To Eye: 11 Women Photographers, IHC, New Delhi
Devotional Breach, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
How Can You Resist? LA Freewaves: 9th Biennial Festival Of Film, Video And New Media, LA
2003 Sub-Terrain: Artworks In The City Fold, Body, House of World Culture, Berlin
Heat, Bose Pacia, New York
2002 Life In The Time of Cholera, Apeejay New Media Gallery, New Delhi
Cinema Still, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Ways of Resistance, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
Transfigurations, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2000 7th Havana Biennale, Cuba
1999 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka
Woman/Goddess, British Council, New Delhi, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Mumbai and New York
1998 In Black and White: What Has Independence Meant For Indian Women?,
Lalit Kala Akademi (and touring), New Delhi
1997 Mappings, Eicher Gallery (and touring), New Delhi
1993 Disrupted Borders, Arnolfini (and touring), Bristol
1990 An Economy Of Signs, The Photographers Gallery, London
1988 Four Women Photographers, Spectrum Photography Festival, Horizon Gallery, London

Selected Bibliography
2007 Women Of The Cloth: Photographic Conversations: Sheba Chhachhi, Nature Morte
2004 Women’s Voices From Kashmir, International Gallerie, Number 2
Chaos Or Congruence?: Towards A Dialogue On Asian/South Asian Contemporary Art, Khoj International Artists Workshop, India International Centre, New Delhi
2003 The Householder, The Ascetic And The Politician: Women Sadhus At The Kumbh Mela, India A National Culture?, IIC Quarterly/Sage Publications, edited by Geeti Sen
Contemporary Indian Art: Other Realities, edited by Yashodhara Dalmiah
2002 Beyond The Gun, Index on Censorship, edited by Judith Vidal Hall
2001 Finding Face, Representation Of Kashmir In The Dominant Media and Alternatives, Speaking Peace, edited by Urvashi Butalia
Why Women Must Reject Nuclearisation, Out of Nuclear Darkness, MIND (Movement In India for Nuclear Disarmament)
1998 Raktpushp (Blood Flower), Vital Signs: Feminist Reconfiguration Of The Clinic, edited by Margaret Schildrik and Janet Price
1997 Cleave/Cleave To: On The Nature Of Shared Histories, Mappings Seminar, India International Centre
Antariksh: The Space Between: Negotiating Postcolonial Multiplicity, Ecole des Beaux-Arts Rouen
1995 Cross Eyed or Double Focus: Women Photographers In India, Shifting Focus: Photography Symposium, British Council, New Delhi
1994 The Green Of The Valley Is Khaki, Women’s Testimonies From the Kashmir Valley, Women’s Initiative
Transgressive Traditions: Women Ascetics in India, The Photographers Gallery, London
1993 Wild Mothers: Khepis and Matajis, Disrupted Borders, edited by Sunil Gupta
An Attempt At Alternative Photographic Practice, National Conference of Indian Association of Women’s Studies, Kolkatta
1990 Feminist Portraits, Economy of Signs, edited by Sunil Gupta

Sheba Chhachhi Paintings

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