Bombay, b.1969

Jaishri Abichandani

Jaishri Abichandani was born in 1969 in Bombay, India and immigrated to New York City in 1984. She received her MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and then founded the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (http://www.sawcc.org) in New York (1997) and London (2004). Abichandani has exhibited her work internationally at places such as MoMA PS1, the Queens Museum, the IVAM Valencia, House of World Cultures in Berlin, and the Guangzhou Triennial.

Jaishri served as the Founding Director of Public Events and Projects from 2003-2006 at the Queens Museum of Art, setting its current trajectory for community engagement. She organized exhibitions such as ‘Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now’, ‘Queens International 2006: Everything All at Once’ and curated ‘Her Stories: Fifteen Years of SAWCC’. Abichandani has curated a trilogy...

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Biography

Jaishri Abichandani was born in 1969 in Bombay, India and immigrated to New York City in 1984. She received her MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and then founded the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (http://www.sawcc.org) in New York (1997) and London (2004). Abichandani has exhibited her work internationally at places such as MoMA PS1, the Queens Museum, the IVAM Valencia, House of World Cultures in Berlin, and the Guangzhou Triennial.

Jaishri served as the Founding Director of Public Events and Projects from 2003-2006 at the Queens Museum of Art, setting its current trajectory for community engagement. She organized exhibitions such as ‘Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now’, ‘Queens International 2006: Everything All at Once’ and curated ‘Her Stories: Fifteen Years of SAWCC’. Abichandani has curated a trilogy of feminist science fiction based exhibitions at Rossi and Rossi in London along with several other projects.

In 2017 Abichandani engineered collaborations between the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Asia Society, and the Queens Museum to organize a three-day national convening of South Asian American artists, academics and curators; along with the exhibition “Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions”

Abichandani‘s work is in the Burger Collection and the Asia Art Archive Collection. She has been a resident of LMCC’s Process Space residency and honored by the Brooklyn Arts Council.

Artworks

2

End Game, 2018

RELATED CATEGORIES

Feminism / Feminist Science Fiction / Identity / Immigration / India / Migration / New York / Painting / Queer / Rasa Theory / SAWCC / Sculpture / South Asian Art

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2005

    MFA, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London

  • 2003

    PgD Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020

    MID CAREER RETROSPECTIVE, Folk and Craft Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2010

    DIRTY JEWELS, Rossi and Rossi, London, UK

  • 2008

    RECONCILIATIONS, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    TRANSFIGURED, Curated by David C Terry, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

  • BETWEEN SPIRIT AND MAGIC, Rossi and Rossi, Hong Kong, China

  • BRIC OPEN, Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, BRIC Gallery, New York, NY

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Education

  • 2005

    MFA, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London

  • 2003

    PgD Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020

    MID CAREER RETROSPECTIVE, Folk and Craft Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2010

    DIRTY JEWELS, Rossi and Rossi, London, UK

  • 2008

    RECONCILIATIONS, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India

  • BIJLI: HEART OF A DRAG QUEEN, Kran Film Collective Space, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2007

    RECONCILIATIONS, Queens Museum of Art, New York City, NY

  • SIGNS OF THE TIMES, Williams College, Massachusetts

  • 2004

    THE ENCHANTED LIFE OF…, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India

  • 2002

    MIND’S DESIRE, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India and NYU Asian Pacific American Studies Institute Gallery, New York City, NY

  • UNDER WESTERN SKIES, Capetown MOP, Castle of Good Hope, Capetown, South Africa

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    TRANSFIGURED, Curated by David C Terry, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

  • BETWEEN SPIRIT AND MAGIC, Rossi and Rossi, Hong Kong, China

  • BRIC OPEN, Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, BRIC Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    BEYOND TRANSNATIONALISM, Curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, AIFACS gallery, Delhi, India

  • HYPERREAL, Aicon Gallery, New York, NY

  • THEN AND NOW, Curated by Alexander Chang, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

  • AS WE COME, Curated by Meenakshi Thirukode, Gallery 320, New Delhi, India

  • 2017

    VULVACULAR, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

  • ART ON THE FRONT LINES, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY

  • OUTCASTS: WOMEN IN THE WILDERNESS, Curated by Deborah Frizzell, Jennifer McGregor, Gabriel DeGuzman, and Harry Weil, Wave HIll, Bronx, NY

  • LUCID DREAMS AND DISTANT VISIONS, Curated by Boon Hui Tan, Lawrence Minh Bui Davis, and Jaishri Abichandani, Asia Society, New York, NY

  • 2016

    MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, Curated by Raul Zamudio, White Box, New York, NY

  • THE ENEMY WITHIN, Curated by Raul Zamudio, Area Lugar, De Proyecto, Puerto Rico

  • 2015

    REQUIM (FOR VT), Curated by Raul Zamudio, Virgilo 7, Mexico City, Mexico

  • FALSE ALTERNATIVES, Curated by Meenakshi Thirukode, Gallery Veda, Chennai, India

  • (EM)POWER DYNAMICS, Curated by Rebecca Jampol, The Gateway Project, NJ

  • FABULOUS, Curated by Jasmine Wahi, Shirin Gallery, New York, NY

  • SHAPE SHIFTERS, Curated by Raul Zamudio, Bulart Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria

  • 2014

    A BOMB WITH RIBOON AROUND IT, Curated by Raul Zamudio, Queens Museum, New York, NY

  • DOUBLEBIND, Curated by Kristen Evangelista, William Paterson Universtiy Galleries, NJ

  • 2013

    EMPIRE, Curated by Natika Soward, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • THE NAME, THE NOSE, Curated by Raul Zamudio, MuseoLaboratorio, Citta Sant'Angelo, Italy

  • BE/LONGING, Curated by Monica Jahan, Bose Smith Center for the Arts, Washington D.C

  • SALAAM BOMBAY, Curated by Jasmine Wahi, Art Asia Miami, Twelve Gales Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

  • YOUR BODY IS A BATTLEGROUND, Curated by Raul Zamudio, Pristine Gallery, Monterray, Mexico

  • CROSSING BOUNDARIES, Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • HER STORIES, Taubmann Museum of the Arts, VA

  • 2012

    ENFOCO/ IN FOCUS: SELECTED WORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION, Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C and Aljira Center for the Arts, NJ

  • VICTORY, Rossi and Rossi, London, UK

  • AFTER FOREVER, Curated by Raul Zamudio, Other Gallery, Beijing, China

  • 2011

    GENERATION IN TRANSITION, Curated by Magda Kardasz Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland and Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Lithuania

  • OPEN/CLOSE, Curated by Maymanah Farhat, Chuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY

  • FLUIDITY, LAYERING AND VEILING, Curated by Deborah Frizzell, Gallery of Contemporary Art at Sacred Heart University, CT

  • EN FOCO/IN FOCUS: SELECTED WORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION, Curated by Hilary Thorsen, Lightworks, Syracuse, NY

  • PICTURING PARRALAX, Curated by Santhi Kavuri Bauer, San Francisco State University Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalog)

  • FRAGILITYCurated by Rakhee Balram, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi, India

  • WHAT'S SO FUNNY ABOUT PEACE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING?, Rossi and Rossi, London, UK

  • THE PILL, Curator Avni Doshi, Latitude 28 Gallery, New Delhi, India (catalog)

  • 2010

    THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (catalog)

  • HEARTLAND Rossi and Rossi, Art Hong Kong, Hong Kong (catalog)

  • MALLEABLE MEMORY, Curated by Nitin Mukl, Aicon Gallery, New York, NY

  • THE WASTE LAND, Curated by Raul Zamudio, White Box Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)

  • BRING ME A LION, Curated by Jeffrey Hughes and Dana Turkovic, Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, MO

  • UNTITLED PROJECT:THINGAMAJIGS, Curated by Meenakshi Thirukode Gallery OED, Kochi, India (catalog)

  • FRICTIVE FAMILIARITIES, Curated by Diana Kaur, Biografteatern Rio, Stockholm, Sweden

  • OF FILMI LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS, Curated by Shelly Bahl, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

  • BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY, Rossi and Rossi, London, UK

  • 2009

    FRONTIERS OF TIME, Curated by Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaulo, IVAM, Valencia, Spain (catalog)

  • CONFLICTING TALES, Curated by Daniel Kurjakovic, Burger Collection, Berlin, Germany (catalog)

  • GENDER AND PERFORMATIVITY, Curated by Lasse Lau Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Alexandria, Egypt

  • ANOMALIES, Curated by Jaishri Abichandani, Rossi and Rossi London, UK (catalog)

  • INDIAN POPULAR CULTURE, AND BEYOND: THE UNTOLD(THE RISE OF) SCHISMS, Curated by Shaheen Merali, Sala Alcalá, Madrid, Spain (catalog)

  • TRANSITIONAL AESTHETICS, Co- curated with Alexandra Hungerbuhler, Beijing 798 Biennale Dashanzi Arts District, Beijing, China (catalog)

  • ARTISTS IN EXILE, Co-curated with Thorsten Albertz, Arario Gallery, New York, NY

  • RE- IMAGINING ASIA, Curated by Shaheen Merali, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK

  • CONTEMPORARY INDIA, Curated by Kathryn Myers, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

  • SHIFTING SHAPES, UNSTABLE SIGNS, Curated by Robert Storr and Jaret Vadera, Yale School of Art, CT

  • HAVE WE MOVED AWAY FROM WHATS HOTTER THAN CURRY YET, Curated by Meenakshi Thirukode, Gallery Open Eyed Dreams, Kochi, India (Catalog)

  • GEN NEXT IV, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkotta, India (Catalog)

  • 2008

    RE IMAGINING ASIA, Curated by Shaheen Merali, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany (Catalog)

  • THE TEA PAVILLION, Curated by Sarat Maharaj and Dorothee Albrecht, Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

  • EVERYWHERE IS WAR (AND RUMORS OF WAR), Curated by Shaheen Merali, Bodhi Art, Mumbai, India (Catalog)

  • KOREA INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, Avanthay Contemporary, Seoul, Korea

  • STORIES WE TELL, Curated by Swati Khurana, NYSAFF, Art in General, New York, NY (Catalog)

  • GLOBAL HONKING GROUND, Curated by Jesal Kapadia, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

  • THE B SIDES, Curated by Edwin Ramoran Al Jira Center for Contemporary Art, NJ

  • EMERGING DISCOURSE…OF THE DIASPORA, Curated by Shaheen Merali, Bodhi Art, New York, NY

  • THE EGO, THE PERSONA, THE SHADOW AND THE OLD MAN, Curated by Ombretta Argo, The Guild Art Gallery, New York, NY

  • DECLARATION OF IMMIGRATION, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  • FIRE WALKERS, Stephen Stux Gallery, New York, NY

  • EXPLODING THE LOTUS, Co- curated with Jane Hart, Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

  • RECENT ACQUISIONS TO MOMENTA ART'S VIDEO LIBRARY, Momenta Art Gallery, New York, NY

  • MOVING BEYOND THE FRAME, Curated by Rina Banerjee, Gallery Espace, Delhi, India

  • CRITICAL STUDIO, Curated by Razia Sadik, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

  • A WRINKLE IN TIME, Curated by Baseera Khan, Rotunda Gallery, New York, NY

  • REAL FICTION, Curated by Raul Zamudio, Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

  • KUNST 08, Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2007

    EMERGENCY ROOM, Curated by Eugenie Tsa, P.S.1/ MOMA, New York, NY

  • HOBBY HORSE, Curated by Elaine Ng, Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland

  • ARTE NUEVO INTERACTIVA 07, Curated by Raul Ferrarra Balanquet, Galleria del Teatro Peon Contreras, Merida, Mexico

  • PHOTOIMAGEN 07, Curated by Patricia Pou, French Embassy Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • AS IF I HAD SEEN IT WITH MY OWN EYES AND SAID IT WITH MY OWN VOICE, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands

  • FEMME FANTASTIQUE, Curated by Xochi Solis, Volitant Gallery, Austin, TX

  • ENFOCO NEW WORKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Longwood Art Gallery, New York, NY

  • TRANSFIXED, Curated by Yamini Nayar, NYSAFF, Alwan for the Arts, New York, NY

  • MOMENTA ART AUCTION 2007, Momenta Art Gallery and White Columns Gallery, New York, NY

  • SULTANA'S DREAM, Exit Art, New York, NY (Catalog)

  • 2006

    DEUCES EX MACHINA, Curated by Eric Heist Market Gallery, Glasgow, UK

  • DANGLING BETWEEN THE REAL THING AND THE SIGN IN THE WINDOW, Curated by James Wagner and Barry Hoggard, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, New York, NY

  • BELIEVE, Curated by Derrick Adams and Jaret Vadera, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

  • WILD GIRLS, Curated by Jeanette Ingberman, Exit Art, New York, NY

  • THE LOVE SHOW, Hans Weiss New Space Art Gallery, CT

  • DEVIANT BODIES, Curated by Lawrence Brose, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

  • MOMENTA ART AUCTION 2006, Momenta Art Gallery and White Columns Gallery, New York, NY

  • 60 SECONDS OF PLAY, Curated by Avantika Bawa, Saltworks Gallery & Forum Gallery of Cranbrook Academy of Arts, GA

  • MONITOR 2: CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN FILM AND VIDEO, National Film Board of Canada, Toronto, Canada

  • 2005

    POST GRADUATE EXHIBITION, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

  • BROOKLYN SHAKERS, Curated by Kathleen Smith, Wooster Arts Space, New York, NY

  • 2004

    THE CRYSTAL LAND, Curated by Raul Zamudio, Al Jira Center for Contemporary Art, NJ

  • COMING SOON…, Siskil Film Center, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • MASALA: DIVERSITY AND DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH ASIAN ART, Curated by Kathryn Myers, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, CT

  • 2003

    ONLY SKIN DEEP: A NATIONAL SURVEY, Curated by Coco Fusco, International Center for Photography, New York, NY (Catalog)

  • BQE, Curated by Raul Zamudio, White Box Gallery, New York City, USA

  • THROUGH CUSTOMS, Curated by Shamim Momin and Raina Lampkins Fielder, Bose Pacia Modern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2002

    QUEENS INTERNATIONAL, Curated by Valerie Smith and Tom Finkelpearl, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY (Catalog)

  • AAR PAAR, Curated by Shilpa Gupta, Public Art exhibit in Mumbai & Karachi, India and Pakistan

  • MANGO, Curated by Mellisa Chiu and Edwin Ramoran, Talwar Gallery, New York, NY

  • BORDERLESS TERRAIN’S, Curated by Alka Pande, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India

  • 2001

    CROSSING THE LINE, Curated by Valerie Smith Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY

  • THE REBELLION OF SPACE, Curated by Waqas Wajahat, DUMBO Arts Center, New York, NY

  • ENFOCO NEW WORKS 2001, Bronx River Arts Center, New York, NY

Projects

  • 2019

    Lead Curator ‘Utopian Imagination’ Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, New York, NY

  • Curator ‘Between Spirit and Magic’, Rossi and Rossi, Hong Kong, China

  • 2017

    Lead Curator ‘Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions’ Smithsonian APAC / Asia Society, New York, NY

  • Curator ‘Loving Blackness’ Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2016

    Curator ‘Sheherzade’s Gift: Subversive Narratives’ Center for Book Arts, New York

  • City and Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2015

    Curator ‘Sheherzade’s Gift’ Local Project, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Curator 'Her Stories' Taubmann Museum of Art, VA

  • Lead Curator 'The Emo Show' Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

  • 2012

    Curator 'Her Stories' Queens Museum, New York, NY

  • Curator 'Stargazing' Rossi and Rossi, London, UK

  • 2011

    Curator 'Shapeshifters and Aliens' Rossi and Rossi, London, UK

  • 2009

    Curator 'Anomolies' Rossi & Rossi, London, UK

  • Co- Curator 'Artists in Exile' Arario Gallery, New York, NY

  • Co- Curator 'Transitional Aesthetics' Beijing 798 Biennial, Beijing, China

  • 2008

    Co-Curator 'Exploding the Lotus' Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

  • 2007

    Curator 'Sultana's Dream' Exit Art, New York, NY

  • 2006

    Co- Curator 'Queens International 2006' Queens Museum, Queens, NY

  • 2005

    Co- Curator 'Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now' Queens Museum, Queens, NY

Grants & Awards

  • BRIC Artist Honoree, Brooklyn, NY

  • En Foco 2000 New Works Photography Award, New York, NY

  • LMCC Process Space Residency, New York, NY

  • Urban Artist's Initiative Award, New York, NY