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Hema Upadhyay

b. 1972
Lives and works in Mumbai

1997 MFA, MS University, Baroda
1995 BFA, MS University, Baroda

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2008 Acrobats and their Scenes, Bodhi Art Gallery, Singapore
2007 Glass House, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2004 Made in China, with Chintan Upadhyay, Viart Gallery (and touring), New Delhi
Underneath, Gallery Chemould, Bombay
2002 The Nymph and the Adult, Institute of Modern Art (and touring), Brisbane
2001 Sweet Sweat Memories, Gallery Chemould, Bombay

Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 Dreaming in Public, curated by Brian Curtin, Gallery Soulflower, Bangkok
2008 The Audience and the Eves Dropper, Phillips de Peury, London
Chalo India, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Six Degrees of Separation: Chaos, Congruence and Collaboration in South
Asia, Khoj International Artist Association, Anant Art Centre, Delhi
Everywhere is War, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai
Eurasia: Geographic Cross-Overs in Art, Mart Museum, Trento, Roverto
Indian Focus, Espace Claude Berri, Paris
Indi Genius, Sakshi Gallery and Soka Contemporary Art Centre, Taipei
Fire Walkers, Stux Gallery, New York
AF FAIR, Gallery 1 x 1, Dubai
India Crossing, Studio la Citta, Verona
2007 Polyphonies, Gallerie Hosp, Austria
Urban Manners, Hanger Bicocca, Milan
India: New Installations Part II, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
New Narratives, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago
Panchtantra, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin
2006 Here and Now: Contemporary Voices from India, Grosvenor Vadhera, London
Bombay: Maximum City, Tri Postal, Lille
Shadow Lines, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Long Happy Hours Thereby Happiness and Other Stories, The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
Parallel Realities: Asian Art Now, The 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Blackburn
Museum, Blackburn
2005 Indian Summer, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris
Present-Future, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay
Indian Contemporary Art, Chelsea College of Art, London
Are We Like This Only?, Vadhera art Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Have We Met?, Japan Foundation, Tokyo
Separate Identities, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India (Ex Cat)
Concepts and Ideas, Cima Art Gallery, Kolkatta
2003 Crossing Generations: Diverge, 40 years of Gallery Chemould, NGMA, Bombay
Portraits of a Decade, Cima Gallery, Kolkatta and Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai
Loco-Foco-Motto, V.M. Gallery, Karachi
Parthenogenesis, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
The Tree from the Seed, Henie Onstad Kunssenter, Oslo
2002 Brahma to Bapu: Icons & Symbols in Indian Art, Cima Gallery, Calcutta and India Habitat
Centre, New Delhi
Trans-figuration, Art Inc, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi
2001 Exchanging Territories, Shridharni Art Gallery, New Delhi
10th International Triennale - India, NGMA, Bombay
2000 Memos For The New Millennium From Artists Of A Moulting World, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Bombay
Sic: An Audiovisual Installation, Fine Art Company, Bombay
Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Bombay
Secret Life of Objects, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Bombay
1998 Group Show (Two Artists), Prithvi Art Gallery, Bombay
1997 4th International Print Biennial, Bhopal

2001 Award, 10th International Triennale, India
1997 Gujarat State, Lalit Kala Academy Annual Award
1996 - 98 National Scholarship, Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India

2008 Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
2007 Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
2003 Vasl International Artists Residency, Karachi
2001 Art Space, Sydney

Selected Bibliography
2007 Anshuman Dasgupta, Naming The Wishes: From The Glass House, Differently, Glass House, London
Johny ML, Acrobats And Their Scenes, Bodhi Art Gallery,Singapore
2004 Global Vs Local Debate: Delhi, Mumbai And Bengal Art Juxtaposed, The Telegraph, Kolkatta
Rita Datta, Bold Assertion of Urban Identity, The Telegraph, Kolkatta
Anahite Contractor, Exploring The Sense Of Displacement, City Supplement, Times of India
2003 Muna Siddiqui, We Draw On A Collective History, TNS Encore, The News International, Karachi
Aisha M. Darr, Bridging Gaps, Dawn Internet, Karachi
Muna Siddiqui, Global exchange, Karachi Encore: The News International
Georgina Maddox, Pin-Up Artists, Indian Express
Shamim Akhter, Current Aesthetics, The Nation Plus, Karachi
The Evolving Face of Indian Art, The Telegraph, Kolkatta
2002 Nina Benjamin, A Search For New Meanings, The Hindu, India
2001 Shilpa Phadke, Gendering The Public Sphere, Art India, Issue 1
Nancy Adajania, When The Body Meets The City, The Hindu, December
Smita Mitra, To The Nuke- Armed World With Love, The Pioneer, January
Sandra Mclean, Still life in Cockies, The Courier Mail (Brisbane), December

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