Bose Krishnamachari

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Artist and independent curator Bose Krishnamachari lives and works between Mumbai and
Kochi. His diverse artistic and curatorial practice includes contemporary art, design and
Bose Krishnamachari has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions including ‘Bombay
Maximum City’, ‘Lille 3000’, France, curated by Caroline Naphegyi (2006), ‘The Shape That
Is’, Jendela and Concourse, Esplanade, Singapore (2006), Indian Art at the Swarovski
‘Crystal World, Innsbruck, Austria (2007), ‘Gateway Bombay’ at the Peabody Essex Museum
(2007), ‘India Art Now’: Spazio Oberdan, Milan (2007), ‘Indian Highway’ at the Serpentine
Gallery (2009), the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Norway (2009), the Herning Museum of
Contemporary Art, Denmark (2010), the Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, the Fondazione
MAXXI, Rome, 2011 and the ARTZUID Amsterdam-2011, the travelling project, LaVA
(Laboratory of Audio Visual Arts)-2007-2011 and ‘The Mirror Sees Best in the Dark’ at
Emami Art Gallery, Kolkata-2019/20. His curatorial projects include the seminal exhibition
‘Bombayx17 at Kashi Art Gallery, Mattancherry-2004, ‘The Bombay Boys’, New Delhi-2004,
‘Double‐Enders,’ A travelling show – Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi-2005,
‘KaaM’, Aicon Gallery, New York -2005, ‘The ‘MaaRKERS’, Bodhi Art, Mumbai-2006, ‘SPY’
Museum Art Gallery, (organized by The Guild Art Gallery), Mumbai, ‘Soft Spoken’, NCPA,
(organized by Bombay Art Gallery), Mumbai, ‘AF-FAIR,” 1X1 Contemporary and 1X1
Gallery, Dubai-2008. Guest curator of the Indian pavilion, ARCO‐Madrid-2009. In 2009,
Curated ‘Platform’, India Pavilion at ‘ Art Stage, Singapore-2014. Krishnamachari created
Gallery BMB in South Mumbai with a vision to bring the best national and international art to
India. ‘ Her Work is Never Done’, 26 young Indian women artists at Gallery BMB-2010.
He is the co-founder of the Kochi Biennale Foundation and founding President. He was
Artistic Director and Co-Curator of India’s first Biennale – The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012,
Director of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020. Bose Krishnamachari
curated ‘For an Image, Faster than Light’, first edition of the Yinchuan Biennale in Yinchuan,
MOCA, China-2016. He is the curator of ‘Lokame Tharavadu’, a global contemporary art
survey exhibition that features the works of Kerala artists from all around the world. He was
a columnist, ‘Everyone is a Camera’ for The Week magazine for 3 years. He is the recipient
of numerous national and international fellowships and awards, and has also sat on a
number of juries for international and national institutional curatorial and artist awards. Bose
is known for his patronage towards young Indian artists and is also an educator. His current
areas of interest are the intersections of art, design, science and technology.

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

Selected Group Shows
1991 Drawings, Group Show, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1992 Artists against Communalism, JJ School of Art & Shivaji Park, Mumbai (travlled to 15 other cities in India)
1993 Circling the Square, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1995 Bombay – An Artist’s Impression, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
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 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 Highlights, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai
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 ONE, 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
2005-06 KAAM, Gallery ArtsIndia New York and Palo Alto
2006 THE SHAPE THAT IS, Jendela and Concourse, Esplanade, Singapore, organized with Bodhi Art
2006 to 2008 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
2007 India 20, Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi

Curated shows
2004 BOMBAY BOYS, (curated) Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004 BOMBAY X 17, (curated) Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
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

Solo shows at Aicon Gallery, London and Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Group show at Art Amsterdam, 7-12 May, 2008
He is curating a show at Willem Baars Project, Amsterdam, in November.
He is also curating a show every year at Bodhi Space & Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai, beginning January 2009

Bose Krishnamachari lives and works in Mumbai.

Title-Stretched Bodies:
Medium-Acrylic on canvas
Size-48×48 inches|122x122cm

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