Bose Krishnamachari

Born in Kerala, 1963, Bose Krishnamachari completed his BFA from the JJ School of Art, Mumbai, before doing a Masters from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Solo Shows

1989           Kerala Kalapeethom, Kochi

1990           Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai

1991           Music of the Cubes, British Council Gallery

1992           AmUseuM, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore

1993           AmUseuM,   Park Sheraton, Chennai

1995           Objects of Attention, Inaugural show of Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi

1996           DANDY at Lakeeren and YB Chavan Centre, Mumbai

1999           AmUseuM Memoirs, NGMA, Mumbai

1999           Field Sakshi, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2003           DE-CURATING-India Contemporary Artists, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, Sumukha, Bangalore and Durbar Hall, Kochi

2004           Vanitas Vanitatum, shown alone at Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, before joining a group show in Mumbai

2005           EXIST at Jehangir Art Gallery

2006           GHOST/ TRANSMEMOIR (preview at Kitab Mahal, Mumbai); show at Gallery ArtsIndia (now Aicon), New York

2007           LaVA [Laboratory of Visual Arts, a traveling installation project], Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Kochi, Baroda and New Delhi


2009           Only One Series, To Let – White Ghost, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

Selected Group Shows

1991           Drawings, Group Show, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

1992           Artists against Communalism, JJ School of Art & Shivaji Park, Mumbai (traveled to 15 other cities in India)

1993           Circling the Square, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1995           Bombay – An Artist’s Impression, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1995           Recent Trends in Contemporary Indian Arts, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.

1996           West Wing Story, Headlands Centre for Visual Arts, Sausalito, San Francisco

1997           PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY, curated by Peter Nagy, with Linda Benglis, Lindel Brown and Charles Green

1997           50 Years of Art in Mumbai, NGMA, Mumbai

1998           The Presence of the Past – an exhibition of response by Indian artists to The Enduring Images, curated by Girish Sahane, NCPA, Mumbai

1999           Embarkations, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai

2000           MA Show, Goldsmiths College, London

2000           Exile & Longings, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

2000           Memos of the New Millennium- from Artists of the Moulting World, curated by Abhay Sardesai, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Mumbai

2000           Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

2001           Mutations – Rumor City, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tokyo

2002           Tribute to Picasso, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2003           IDEAS AND IMAGES, NGMA, Bombay

2003           Highlights, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai

2003           Remembering Bhupen… Homage to late Bhupen Khakkar, Kashi ArtCafe, Fort - Kochi

2004           VANITAS VANITATUM, curated by Peter Nagy, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2004           ANTICIPATIONS, Jehangir Art Gallery and The Museum Gallery, Mumbai

2005           WE ARE LIKE THIS ONLY, Rabindra Bhavan, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery

2005           PATHS OF PROGRESSION, Bombay, New York, Singapore and New Delhi; organized by Bodhi Art and Saffron Art

2005           Double-Enders

2005-06      KAAM, Gallery ArtsIndia New York and Palo Alto

2006           LILLE 3000, LILLE, FRANCE

2006           THE SHAPE THAT IS, Jendela and Concourse, Esplanade, Singapore, organized with Bodhi Art

2006-08      HARMONY SHOW, Mumbai

2007           INDIA OGGI ARTE, Provincia Di Milano, Spazio Oberdan, Milano, Viale Vittorio Veneto 2

2007           India!, Gallerie Helene Lamarque, Paris

2007           SUMMATION, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai

2007           Strangeness, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkatta, Curated by Ranjit Hoskote

2007           India 20, Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi

2007           Masters curated by Lathamy, Dubai

2008           Pastiche – exhibition of paintings, Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi

2008           10 YEARS CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART Galerie Muller & Plate, Germeni

2008           EVERYWHERE IS WAR (And Rumours of war) Cureted by Shaheen Merali Bodhi Space, Mumbai

2008-09      Mutant Beauty, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, Curated by Gayatri Sinha

2009           GODOWN, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, Curated by Gitanjali Tank

Curated shows

2004           BOMBAY X 17, (curated) Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

2004           BOMBAY BOYS, (curated) Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi

2005           DOUBLE-ENDERS, (curated) Jehangir Art Gallery and The Museum Gallery, Mumbai; Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi; Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore; Durbar Hall, Kochi

2006           MaaRKERS, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai

2007           Soft Spoken, NCPA, (organized by Bombay Art Gallery), Mumbai

2007           Spy, Museum Art Gallery, (organized by The Guild Art Gallery), Mumbai

2007           Everyone is a Camera – by Talvin Singh, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai

2008           Af-fair, 1X1 Contemporary and 1X1 Gallery, Dubai

2008           Everything, Willem Baars Project, Amsterdam

2009           Relative VISA, group show curated for Bodhi Kalaghoda and Bodhi Spaces

2009           Guest of Honour at Arco’09, Madrid, Spain as curator of ‘India Panorama”.


INDIAN HIGHWAY (Show within Show) Co-Curator, for Astrup Fearnley Museum of

Modern Art, Oslo, Norway.

Curator for TANK magazine on Bombay artists for their April 2009 issue

Residency & Awards:




1993           “FACE OF 93” voted as the best young artist by THE ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY



2009           C Manzoni-FHM Style Icon 2009 G          

Bose Krishnamachari lives and works in Mumbai.

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