Thukral & Tagra

Jiten Thukral
Born 1976, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Education:1998 BFA, Chandigarh Art College
2000 MFA, New Delhi College of Art

Sumir Tagra
Born 1979, New Delhi, India
Education: 1999 Shankar’s Academy of Arts, New Delhi
2002 BFA, New Delhi College of Art
2006 PG, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

The artists live and work in Gurgaon, Haryana (a suburb of New Delhi).

Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra work collaboratively in a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, Installation, film and design.
Thukral & Tagra blur the lines between Fine Art and Popular Culture, product placement and exhibition design, artistic inspiration and media hype. Their works comment on the globalization of consumer culture and the repercussions of this as it is being experienced in India today. While both playful and humorous, their works express thoughtful questions about the nature of Indian identity as it is articulated by Indians themselves and projected on to India by the rest of the world.

Solo Exhibitions
2015
“Q : The Lighthouse”- Nature Morte, New Delhi
“Games People Play” – Bau Daji Lad Museum, Bombay, April – July
“Thukral & Tagra Foundation”- #letsdyetogether – Indian Design, New Delhi

2013
“Q”- Famous Studios, Nature Morte, Mumbai
“Mirabilia Collection” – Etro, London
“Longing for Tomorrow-II- Meissen porcelain”-Residence of the German Ambassador to India, New Delhi
“Windows of Opportunity” – Art Plural, Singapore

2012
“Longing for Tomorrow”- Nature Morte, Berlin
“Nosturistic”- Hilger Contemporary, Vienna

2011
“German Return”- Nature Morte, Gurgaon
“Put It On, Again!”- Nature Morte, New Delhi
“Thukral & Tagra Foundation”- Project Booth, Art Summit, New Delhi
“Science Mystery Magic”- BTAP Gallery and Tokyo Art Fair, Tokyo

2010
“Middle Class Dreams”- Arario Gallery, Seoul
“Low-Tech Family Vacations”- Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
“Match Fixed/Fixed Match”- Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2009
“Nouveau Riche”- Nature Morte, Berlin
“Thukral & Tagra, 315 Sector 23, Opp Bosedk Mall”- Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney

2008
“New Improved Bosedk”- Chatterjee and Lal, Mumbai
“Somnium Genero 02” – Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
“Somnium Genero Cafe”- Tokyo Art Fair, Tokyo

2007
“Adolescere-Domus”- Art Statements, Art Basel 38, Nature Morte
“Put it On”- Bose Pacia, New York
“Everyday Bosedk”- Nature Morte, New Delhi

2006
“Vector Classics”- Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, NCPA, Mumbai
“Vector Classics”- Alliance Francaise, New Delhi

2005
“Iconography”- Nature Morte, New Delhi

Group Exhibitions
2014
“Sparsha -Touching the Senses. Ritual and Contemporary Indian Art”- Kunstmuseum Bochum
“Ethereal,” curated by Dr. Amin Jaffer, Leila Heller Gallery, New York Oct 23 – Dec 13, 2014
“All Well & Good?!”, Herbert Gerisch Stiftung, Neumunster, Germany Nov 2, 2014 – April 12, 2015
“Art Guild House” T&T sports, Phoenix Market city, Kurla Bombay – May 2014

2013
“Island” – Dairy Art Centre, London
“Panoplism”- Nature Morte, New Delhi

2012
“Indian Highway”- UCCA, Beijing
“Escape”(pinball -Airlines”- India Today Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
“India- Lado A Lado”- SESC Belezinho, Brazil

2011
“The Matter Within”- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
“Indian Highway”- Maxxi Museum, Rome
“Paris Delhi Bombay”- Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“Asianart: Sustain”- Nature Morte, Berlin
“Maximum India”- Kennedy Center, Washington DC
“Concurrent India”- Helsinki Art Museum Tennis Palace, Finland
“Vernacular Cultures: Contemporary Art from Australia, India and the Philippines”- LaTrobe
University Museum of Art, Melbourne
“Indian Highway IV”- Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, France
“Avant Premiere”- Art Plural Gallery, Singapore
“Future Pass”- Venice Biennale and Wereld Museum, Rotterdam

2010
“Finding India”- Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
“SAMDIGIT”- Gallery 5, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
“Bosedk Project”- Richmond Art Gallery, Vancouver
“Urban Matters 2”- SESC Pompie, Sao Paulo
“Khoj-in-Context”- Public Art.Ecology, New Delhi
“11th Hour”- Tang Contemporary, Beijing
“Inside India”- Palazzo Saluzzo di Paesana, Turin
Commonwealth Games Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2009
“Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art”- National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul;
Essl Museum, Vienna
“Escape for the Dream Land”- Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Arts 06,
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2008
“The Audience & the Eavesdropper”- Phillips de Pury, London and New York
“Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art”- Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
“Make Art Stop AIDS”- UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles
“Imaginery Realities”- Max Wigram Gallery, London
“Face East”- Weidel Fine Art, London

2007
“Animamix Biennial”- The Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
“New Delhi New Wave”- Marella Gallery, Milan
“Size Matters”- Art Consult, New Delhi
Galerie Mirchandani & Steinruecke, Mumbai

2006
“Global Edit 06”- Armani Casa with Wallpaper Magazine, Milan

2005
“New Paintings”- Nature Morte, New Delhi

2004
“Visual Dialogue”- Hype Gallery, London

Commissioned Projects
Etro
Absolut
Conde Nast India
Ogilvy & Mather
Pepsi
Globo