Kanishka Raja

1970                Born in Calcutta

2000                Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, USA

1995                MFA Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA

1992                BA Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, USA

Lives and works in New York.


2004                 ICA/ Digitas Artist Prize, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.


2009                 I Have Seen The Enemy And It Is Eye Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke,

                        Mumbai (catalogue)  

2008                Indian Yellow Envoy, New York

2007                 In The Future No One Will Have A Past pt. 1 Envoy, New York

                        In The Future No One Will Have A Past pt. 2 Jack Tilton Gallery,

                        New York

2005                I.M. Pure Envoy, New York

                        Momentum3: Kanishka Raja Institute of Contemporary Art ,

                        Boston ( catalogue)

2004                Birth Of An Earth Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

2002                Paintings Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

1999                 Embrace The Schmaltz Brandeis University, Waltham, MA


2009                 Master Of Reality: Francesca DiMattio, Angela Dufresne, Chie Fukei,

                        Matthew Day Jackson and Kanishka Raja , Rose Art Museum, Brandeis

                        University, Waltham, MA

                        Joseph Wardwell, curator

2007                Counterparts: Emerging Painters & Their Influences Contemporary Art

                        Center , Virginia Beach, VA (catalogue)

                        Ragan Cole-Cunningham, curator

True Faith Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York

                        Paul Brainard, curator

2006                Fables: Christopher Myers, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Kanishka Raja,

                        Kara Walker Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

                        Naomi Beckwith, curator                    

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s Amanda Lear Envoy , New York

Paramnesiac Landscapes New York Center for Arts + Media Studies ,

                        New York

                        Robin Reisenfeld, curator

                        Mike Ladd: Domestica

                        ( set design for a collaborative performance)

                        The Kitchen , New York

                        Howie Chen, curator

2004                The Ludovico Treatment MüllerDeChiara Gallery, Berlin

                        David Hunt, curator

                        Masala: Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art

                        Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

                        Kathryn Myers, Siona Benjamin, Annu Matthew, curators

2003                Pantone Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York

                        David Hunt, curator

2002                Proper Villains Untitled Space, New Haven, CT (catalogue)

                        David Hunt, curator

2001                 Augusto Arbizo, Mala Iqbal, Kanishka Raja Bellwether , New York

                        Becky Smith, curator

                        Boomerang: Collector’s Choice 2 Exit Art , New York

                        Ken Freed, curator

                        Hybrid IDs Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston (catalogue)

                        Robin Reisenfeld, curator

2000                 Pure: Morgan Cohen, Kanishka Raja, Joe Wardwell

                        The Gallery@Green Street , Boston

                        James Hull, curator

Snapshots Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD


2006                 International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York

Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide, Italy

2005                Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Workspace

                        Program: 120 Broadway, New York

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