Bose Krishnamachari (b. 1962, Kerala, India)
Qualifications :
Bachelors in Fine Arts from Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai, before doing a Masters from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Solo Shows :
1989 Kerala Kala Peetom, 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
2008 GHOST, AICON Gallery, London
2009 Only One. To Let – White Ghost, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
2009-10 LaVA [Laboratory of Visual Arts], revisited at Gallery BMB, Mumbai
2010 “NO” Bose Krishnamachari, 1×1 Contemporary, Dubai
Selected Group Shows
1991 Drawings, 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 and CCA , New Delhi
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 1999 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
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 2000 Exile Longings, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
2001 Mutations – Rumor City, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tokyo 2001 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
2002 Tribute to Picasso, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
2003 IDEAS AND IMAGES, NGMA, Bombay 2003 Highlights, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 Remembering Bhupen… Homage to late Bhupen Khakkar, Kashi ArtCafe, Fort – Kochi 2003 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
2004 VANITAS VANITATUM (preview), Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi 2004 VANITAS VANITATUM, curated by Peter Nagy, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2004 ANTICIPATIONS, Jehangir Art Gallery and The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2004 A New Mediatic Realism, Bayer ABS Gallery, Baroda 2004 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
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, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi
2005 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
2005-06 KAAM, Gallery ArtsIndia New York and Palo Alto
2006 THE SHAPE THAT IS, Jendela and Concourse, Esplanade, Singapore, organized with Bodhi Art 2006 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
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 Mark Lathamy, Dubai
2007 Swarovski Crystal Museum, Innsbruck, Austria
2007 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
2008 Pastiche – exhibition of paintings, Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi
2008 10 YEARS CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART Galerie Muller & Plate, Germany
2008 EVERYWHERE IS WAR (and Rumours of war) Curated by Shaheen Merali, Bodhi Space, Mumbai
2008-09 Mutant Beauty, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, Curated by Gayatri Sinha
2008 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
2009 GODOWN, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, Curated by Gitanjali Dang
2009 ZIP- File, edited by Ranjit Hoskote, Mumbai and Delhi 2009 Harvest 2009, curated by Amit Kumar Jain, Arushi Arts, New Delhi
2009 THE SUMMER SHOW, Triva Contemporary, Trivandram
2009 Expressions at Tihar, A Tihar Jail Project, IGNCA, Curated by Anubav R Nath and Johny ML, New Delhi
2009 Living Art Expanse, curated by Sushma K Bahl, Gallery De Arte, New Delhi.
2009 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
2009-10 Indian Highway a traveling art project, Curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran at Serpentine gallery, London, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway, Herning Kunst Museum, Denmark.
2009-10 Master’s Corner, Indian Contemporary Art Journal at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2010 Beyond Objecthood, Gandhara Art Gallery, Nandalal Bose Hall, Kolkata.
2010 A Syco, The Viewing Room, Elysium Mansion, Mumbai.
2010 Dakshin Paschim, Emami Chisel Art, Kolkata.
2010 “Harvest”, Arushi Arts, New Delhi. Invited Project
2010 “Looking Glass”, 1/1 solo show, curated by Gayatri Sinha, New Delhi.
2010 “Exclamations”, Common Wealth games project, New Delhi.
2010 “Miniscule Marvel”, A Contemplate project, Delhi and Mumbai.
2010 “Fly Your Own carpet to Your Walls”, A Contemplate project, Delhi and Mumbai.
2011 ”Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket – The New Cultural Icons of India” curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Mumbai.
2011 Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting, and Museums in India, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, New Delhi.
2011 “Indian Highway a traveling art project, Curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, France Curated shows and Projects
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
2007 Mumbai Metronormes, Consulting Curator, 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 ‘Indian Panorama” ARCO-09.
2009-10 INDIAN HIGHWAY (Show within Show Co-Curator), for serpentinegallery, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway, Herning Kunst Museum, Denmark.
2009 Curator for TANK magazine on Bombay artists for their April issue
2009 Video Wednesday Curated by Johny ML and show within show for Espace gallery, New Delhi
2010 Her Work Is Never Done (26 young women artists) at Gallery BMB, Mumbai
2010 SHOT TILT (Edited by Bose Krishnamachari) at Gallery BMB, Mumbai Residency & Awards:
1993 “FACE OF 93” voted as most promising young artist by THE ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY
1996 MID AMERICA ARTS ALLIANCE AWARD for extensive travel and residency
2009 Manzoni-FHM Style Icon
2009 [artist and serious art and style]
2009 Kerala Lalalitha Kala Academy Fellowship
2010 Angamaly Fest-09/10 felicitated for achievements in the field of Art.
2010 Rachana Sansad Golden Jubilee Year 2010 felicitated, for contributions in the field of Art. Bose Krishnamachari lives and works in Mumbai.

Bose Krishnamachari, Streched Bodies, Acrylic on Canvas, 36×36 Inches

Bose Krishnamachari, Acrylic on Canvas, 48×48 Inches, 2010

Bose Krishnamachari, Acrylic on Canvas, 48×48 Inches, 2010.