Thukral & Tagra

Jiten Thukral

Born 1976, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Lives and works in New Delhi

Education: 1998 BFA, Chandigarh Art College

2000 MFA, New Delhi College of Art

Sumir Tagra

Born 1979, New Delhi, India

Lives and works in New Delhi

Education: 2002 BFA, New Delhi College of Art

2006 PG, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

1999 Shankar’s Academy of Arts, New Delhi

Thukral & Tagra

Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra work collaboratively in a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, installation, video, graphic and product design, websites, music and fashion. 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 -

2013

“Solo Show” – ART PLURAL, Singapore

2012

“Longing for Tomorrow” – Nature Morte, Berlin

“Nosturistic” – Hilgar contemporary, Vienna

2011

“Put It On, Again!” – Nature Morte, New Delhi

“The Beautiful Game – Foundation Thukral & Tagra” – Project Booth, Art Summit, New Delhi

“Science, Mystery and Magic” – BTAP_Tokyo Gallery and Tokyo Art Fair, Tokyo

“German Returned” Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon

2010

“Low-Tech Family Vacations”, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore

“Middle Class Dreams”- “Arario Gallery, Seoul

“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” - Gallery 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 and Bose Pacia

“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” bosedkdesigns.com - Nature Morte, New Delhi

 

Group Exhibitions -

2012

“Indian Highway v” UCCA, Beijing


“ESCAPE: Reset/Resume” – INDIA TODAY, ARKEN Museum for Modern Art, Denmark


2011
“The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India’, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA
“Indian Highway” Maxxi Museum, Roma, Italy
“Paris-Delhi-Bombay” Centre Georges Pompidou – Paris
“Indian Highway IV” Museé d’art contemporain de Lyon

“Maximum India”- Kennedy Center, Washington D.C

“Samtidigt” (Concurrent) – KULTERHUST, Stockholm

“Samtidigt” (Concurrent) - Helsinki Art Museum

2010

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 Akademie, 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 Art 06,

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2008

“The Audience & the Eavesdropper” – Philips 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”- Wedel 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” Brooklyn Gallery, london


25/01/2011 – 29/01/2011

INDIAN ART SUMMIT
PRAGATI MAIDAN
NEW DELHI,
INDIA

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