Manish Nai

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b. 1980 Gujarat, India Lives and works in Mumbai

Born 1980 in Gujarat, India, Manish Nai attained a Diploma in Drawing and Painting from the L.S. Raheja School of Art in Mumbai. He has held solo exhibitions at Kavi Gupta ElizabethSt.; Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris; Galerie Karsten Greve, St. Mortiz; Galerie Mirchan-dani + Steinruecke, Mumbai; Galerie KarstenGreve, Cologne; and Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin, among others. In 2014, Nai was selected for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

 

Using material that was both modest and quintessentially Indian, like jute and newspaper, Nai’s pieces were and are studies in tedious complexities that, once completed, are presented as a tightly organized unit. The media that Nai uses are usually cheap and ubiquitous, alluding to both hierarchies of artistic media and Indian social structures.

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Het Noordbrabants Museum, Netherlands

 

2017

Expo Chicago, Curated by Florence Derieux, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, USA

 

Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis, France

2016

Matter as Medium, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2015Manish Nai, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA

2014

Manish Nai, Galerie Karsten Greve, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2013Sculpting in Time, presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke at Art Basel, Hong Kong

2012
COMPACT, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin, Germany

2010
Extramural, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, Catalogue essay by Girish Shahane

2009
Manish Nai – New Works, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany, Curated by Julia Ritterskamp

2007

Minimal Structures, Apparao Galleries, Delhi and Chennai

2005

Threading A Coded Path, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai

2004
The Museum Gallery, Curated by Pinakin Patel

Group Exhibitions

2018

Turn of the Tide, KHOJ International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, India

 

Trees of Life — Knowledge in Material, NTU Center for Contemporary Art Singapore, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

 

 

A beast, a god and a line, curated by Cosmic Costinas, Museum of  Modern Art in Warsaw, Dhaka Art Summit, Para Site, Hong Kong

2017

The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace curated by Peter Nagy, Nahargrah Fort, Jaipur, India

 

Asymmetrical Objects, curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, DR. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India

 

DWELLING – 10th Anniversary Show (Part II), curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India

2016
Gallerists as Interventionists: Collaboration as Strategy, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India

 

 

Abstract Chronicles, curated by Girish Shahane, Gallery OED, Kochi, India

2015Prudential Eye Award Exhibition, Art Science Museum, Singapore

2014
Ethereal, curated by Dr. Amin Jaffer, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, USA

 

Midnight’s Grandchildren, curated by Girish Shahane, Studio X, Mumbai, India

 

The Material Point: Reconsidering the Medium in the (Post)modern Moment’, curated by Kathleen Wyma, Gallery OED, Kochi, India

2012 The Indian Parallax or the Doubling of Happiness, curated by Shaheen Merali, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India

 

9th Shanghai Biennale – Mumbai Pavilion, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt and Susan Hapgood, Shanghai, China

 

news, with Eberhard Havekost, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India

 

Art HK12, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke

 

The Skoda Prize Show, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

examples to follow!, curated by Adrienne Goehler, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, India

2011
Abstract Articulations, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

Home Spun, curated by Girish Shahane, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India

 

India Inclusive: Contemporary Art from India, curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

2009
PANORAMA: INDIA, ARCO_Madrid, Madrid, presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke

 

Relative Visa, curated by Bose Krishnamachari, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

2008
Gallery Weekend presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinrueckeat the Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

2007
1st Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India

2005
Present-Future, curated by Dr. Saryu Doshi, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India

 

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