Chitra Ganesh


Born 1975, lives and works New York.

MFA Visual Arts Columbia University New York
BA, Art-Semiotics an Comparative Literature, Brown University

Exhibitions (Selection)

The Living Room, HAAS & FISCHER, Zurich
FIAC, Paris (Solo presentation)
PS1/MOMA, New York, Mural Project (curated by Klaus Biesenbach)
Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, Beyond Appearances
Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem Postcards
OED Gallery, Cochin, India, Have we moved away from what hotter than curry yet?
Travancore Palace, New Delhi, Moment As Monument
The Loft, Mumbai, Pixel Power (curated by Georgina Maddox)
MoCA Shanghai, INDIA XIANZAI: Contemporary Indian Art (curated by Diana Freundl)
Rossi & Rossi, London, Anomalies: From Nature to the Future (curated by Jaishri Abichandani)
Black & Wihite Gallery, New York, Commune
Plug in Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Pandora's Box (curated by Amanda Cachia)
Travancore Palace Delhi and Bose Pacia Kolkata, Re-Claim/Re-Cite/Re-Cycle
Marella Gallery Beijing, My Little India
Yale University Art Gallery, Shifting Shapes, Unstable Signs (curated ba Jaret Vadera and Robert Storr)
Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, Apocalyptic Pop (curated by Kathy Goncharov)
Chatterjee & Lal Gallery, Mumbai, The Ocean Beneath (Solo Exhibition)
Thomas Erben Gallery, NYC, with Hadassah Emmerich, Dona Nelson and Haeri Yoo
Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, Thales of Wonder and Woe:Fable and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Art (curated by Susan M. Canning)
Bard CCS/Hessel Museum, CCS, NY, CCS/White Columns Bulletin Board Project
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Art and War
Contrast Gallery, Beijing and Shanghai, 7 Beauties (curated by Lilly Wei)
Arizona State University Art Museum, USA. The Other Mainstream II
Art and Culture Centre of Hollywood, Florida, USA, Exploding the Lotus (curated by Jaishri Abichandani and Jane Hart)
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Saskatchewan, Canada, Pandora's Box (curated by Amanda Cachia)
Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allenwtown, USA, Facing East, Facing West (curated by Amze Emmons and Zoe Charlton)
Montehemorso Cultural Center, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, The Furious Gaze (curated by Xabier Arakistain and Muara Reilly)
Royal College of Art, London, Of this Tale I Cannot Guarantee a Word...
Pier 92, NY, SimulAsian (curated by Lilly Wei and Eric Shiner)
Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Contemporary Indian Art Between Continuity and Transformation (curated by Daniella Palazzoli)
UBS Art Gallery, New York, 25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General
Dumbo Arts Center, New York, Sex in the City (curated by Dean Daderko with Marina Adams)
ZKM Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany, Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves /curated by Woni Rhee)
HAAS & FISCHER, Zuerich (Solo Exhibition)
Exit Art, New York, SULTANA'S DREAM, SAWCC's 10th Anniversary Exhibition
Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center, NY, Intersection (curated by Martin Dust)
ABC No Rio, NY, Hidden
Hotel 39, Honolulu, Sufferation (curated by Trisha Lagasso Goldberg)
Rotunda Gallery Brooklyn, New York
Thomas Erben Gallery, New York (Solo Exhibition)
Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India, Group Show
Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, One Way or Another
Nature Morte New Delhi, India
Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Zeina Assaf Cuchifritos Gallery, New York
Asian Society New York, One Way or Another
(curated by Melissa Chiu and Suzette Min)
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin, Italy
(curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Francesco Manacorda)
Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, Mural Show
Exit Art, New York, Wild Girls
Roebling Hall, New York, If a cat gives birth to kittens in an oven, are they kittens or biscuits?
(curated by Dean Daderko)
Aljira Center for Contemporary Art NJ E7 Emerging Artist Exhibition
(curated by Jennifer Chapek and Franklin Sirman)
Deutsche Bank, New York, Papering
(curated by Sofia Hernandez and Holly Block)
Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center, Inner Limits
(curated by Martin Dust)
Center for Book Arts, New York, No More Drama
(curated by Edwin Ramoran)
Asian American Centre, New York, Detained!
Rotunda Gallery Brooklyn, New York, Time's Arrow
Queens Museum of Art New York, The Gift: Building a Collection
Artissima 05 Vitamin Arte, Italy
Tribeca Performing Arts Center Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, Cities, Art, Recovery
Asian Art Festival Poncheon, Korea
Gwangju Contemporary Art Museum Gwangju, Korea, 739 Feet Running Wall
Mason Gross School of the Arts Rutgers University, NJ, Home and The World
Shore Institute of Contemporary Art NJ, Characters: Scene I and Scene II
Silvermine Guild Arts Institute CT
Queens Museum of Art NY "Fatal Love"
Jersey City Museum, 1 x 1 (curated by Rocio Aranda)
Goliath Visual Space Brooklyn, New York, Written on Wind and Water
Limehouse Town Hall London, UK
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NextNextArt (curated by Dan Cameron)
White Box, New York, Six Feet Under (curated by Melissa Chiu)
Vitamin Arte Turin, Italy, Color Theory (curated by Franklin Sirmans)
The Drawing Center. New York, Summer Selections: Playpen (curated by Suzette Min and Marissa White)
Supersalon, New York, Enchantment (curated by Jennifer McGregor)
Apex Art, New York, Treasure Maps (curated by Janine Antoni)
ArtSpace New Haven, CT
White Columns, New York, East of the Sun, West of the Moon
William Benton Museum Trinity College, Masala (curated by Siona Benjamin and Kathryn Myers)
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, Open House (curated by Charlota Kotik and Tumelo Mousaka)
Art Basel Miami Momenta Art, New York
Bose Pacia, New York, Through Customs (curated by Shamim Momin and Raina Lampkins-Fielder)
Bronx Museum of Art, New York, Artists in The Marketplace Annual Exhibition
Abrons Art Gallery, New York, Theory of Relative Power (curated by Franklin Sirmans)
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
Momenta Art Brooklyn, New York, Her Secret Missions
Egizio's Project, New York, Words
Queens Museum of Art, New York, 637 Feet of Running Wall (curated by Valerie Smith and Tom Finkelpearl
Staller Art Center Stonybrook University, New York, Queer Visualities (curated by Carl Pope and Jonathan Katz)
P.S. 1, New York, Charlie (curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Ali Subotnik, and Bettina Funcke)
Edwin Ramoran Gallery, New York, Mango, Talwar (curated by Melissa Chiu)
Diverseworks Houston, Texas, Slant
Longwood Arts Center Bronx, New York, Culture in a Jar
Living Arts Centre Ontario, Canada , SAVAC Annual Exhibition
Lakshana Gallery Hyderabad, India Earthquake Relief International
Queens Museum of Art NY, Crossing the Line (curated by Valerie Smith)
Bose Pacia, New York, Shaken and Stirred (curated by Rina Banerjee and Barbara Hunt)
UFMG Centro Cultural Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Myth/Making: Contemporary Constructions
Quay Gallery Toronto, Canada, AlieNation

Awards and Residencies

Smack Mellon Studion Residency
Art Omi International Artists' Residency
Weir Farm Residency
New York Community Trust
Pennies From Heaven Fund
Alkira Center for the Arts Emerge 7
Artists' Alliance Rotating Studio Program Recipient
New York Foundation for the Arts Artist's Fellowship
Gregory Millard Fellow
Headlands Center for the Art Project Space Residency
Center for Book Arts Emerging Artist Workspace Grant
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Grant
Astraea Visual Arts Award
Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace Program Participant
Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center, Artist-in-Residence
College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Roberta Jocelyn Award for Excellence in Art
Rosalie Colie Award for Outstanding Work in Comparative Literature
Howard R. Swearer Award for Community and Public Service
Nancy Thorpe Memorial Poetry Award

Bibliography (Selection)

"Kunstmarkt: Metzelnde Heldinnen", Bettina Krogemann, Die Welt, February 23, 2008
"Sex in the City," Barbara Pollack, ARTNews, January 2008
"It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a ... Hindu Goddess?" Ching-in Chen, Hyphen Magazine,
Issue #12, The Transit Issue
Profile: Artist Chitra Ganesh, Olivia Sand, The Asian Art Newspaper, December 2007
"Sex in the City", Holland Cotter, Art in Review, NY Times, November 23, 2007
"Chitra Ganesh", Marlyne Sahakian, Artkrush, Issue 68, Oct. 2007
"Chitra Ganesh", Jenseits Von Bollywood, Zueritipp, Kunststuecke, Zurich, September 13, 2007
"Acquiring a piece of the Asian Art Pie," Ingrid Dudek, Art India, Volume XII/Issue II/Quarter II
"Queer Arts," NY Arts Magazine, Sept/Oct 2007
"Defying The Definitive," Daniel Kunitz, NY Sun, September 14, 2007
25 years later: Welcome to Art in General, Benjamin Genocchio August 31, 2007, NY Times
"Troubled Waters of Permeability!", Helianth Bourdeaux Maurin, NY Arts Magazine,
March/April 2007
"Feminism looks to the horizons", Suzanne Muchnic. L.A. Times, March 12, 2007
Spring Guide 2007, R.C. Baker, Village Voice, ,p,94, March 7, 2007
"Spectral Evidence", Holland Cotter, New York Times, February 23, 2007
Critics Picks: “Spectral Evidence”, Lori Cole, Artforum.Com, February 2007
"Galleries", Art Asia Pacific Almanac, 2007 Volume 2, pp. 91, 94
"Feature: Comic Release", ArtKrush, Issue #49, Art and Comics, January 2007
New York Times Holland Cotter "E7" September 15, 2006
New York Sun Daniel Kunitz "Defying the Definitive Museums" Sunday, September 14, 2006
New York Times Roberta Smith "Asian Roots, Shifting Identities" Friday, September 8, 2006
Art India Karin Miller-Lewis "Women on Top" Quarter 11, 2006
The Star Ledger Dan Bischoff "Artists on the Rise" July 30, 2006 p. 1-2
Marie Claire "Mondo Oggi" July 2006 p.28-30
New York Times Holland Cotter "No More Drama, The Saga Continues" June 16, 2006
Art in America Stephen Maine "Down East" Spring 1006 p.55
New York Times Genocchio, Benjamin "This Mural Devours its Viewers" NJ, p.11, July 24, 2005
NY Arts Dorit Cohen "A Glimpse of New York from a Magic Carpet" May/June, 2005
Brooklyn Rail Christopher Howard "Wall-to-Wall Drawings" July, 2005
Flash Art Courtney Martin "Fatal Love" May/June, 2005 p. 94
New York Times Benjamin Genocchio "Telling Tales of History, Myth, Fantasy (and Real Life, Too)" Connecticut Desk, April 10, 2005
New York Times Benjamin Genocchio "The Artist's Tale" NJ Section, April 10, 2005
Trikone Magazine"The Artist: Chitra Ganesh" p.11, March, 2005
New York Times Holland Cotter "Magical Flight Through Modern India" Friday March 4, 2005
Time Out Andrea Scott "Brave New World" NY March 17-23, 2005
Art India Karin Zizewitz "Mapping South Asian Art" p.29, Volume 9, Issue 2, Summer 2004
"From the Romantic to the Edgy, Works that Compel" D. Dominick Lombardi
New York Times Art Review, Westchester, July 25, 2004
Art India Rachel Kalpana James "From Foreign Shores" Volume 9, Issue 1, Winter 2004
New York Times Holland Cotter "Masala" April 9, 2004
Time Out Julia Westerbeke "Educating Chitra" New York April, 2004
Time Out Laura Auriccho "Treasure Maps" March, 2004
Art Asia Pacific Peter Nagy "Through Customs" Winter 2004
OUT Magazine "100 Gay Success Stories" December, 2003
Velvet Park Magazine "Artist in Residence: Chitra Ganesh" Anniversary Issue 2003
New York Times Phyllis Braff "Looking at Those Images, Again and Again" November 24, 2002
New York Times Holland Cotter "Mango" July 19, 2002
Toronto Star Judy Stoffman "Art Expresses Cultural identities" August 16, 2001
Art India "Floating Islands" Winter/Spring 2001
India Today International Lawina Melwani "The Women Speak Out" May 1, 2000
Little India Lawina Melwani "Unsuitable Girls" May 15, 2000

Tales Of Amnesia (Godzilla), 2002/2007