Chitra Ganesh: Protest Fantasies

  • Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco
  • September 10 – October 31

In Chitra’s second solo exhibition with Gallery Wendi Norris, the works in Protest Fantasies act as poetic meditations on images of protest, aligning them with performative actions in contemporary cultures across the globe. This new body of work features richly painted canvases that build upon the mixed media works on paper for which the artist is known. Ganesh’s subjects confront the viewer with their gazes, acting as radiant agents of their own present and future, emerging as powerful allegories of politics, performance and fantasy.

Read more about the show in the SF Gate and at Artnet.com.

Chitra awarded 2015-16 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence at Rutgers University

The endowed positions includes a solo exhibition at Rutgers University’s Douglass Library on view from September 1- December 10, 2015. Ganesh will be a visiting scholar on campus in November, interacting with the Institute of Women in the Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Institute of Women in Leadership, Douglass College’s Women & Creativity House, and giving a public lecture on November 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm. Previous recipients include Renée Cox, Martha Wilson and Grimanesa Amoros.

Chitra Ganesh & Mariam Ghani to participate in Juncture at Yale University Law School’s Robina Foundation Visiting Fellows Program

The program is a yearlong exploration of the rich intersections between art and artistic practices and international human rights that will engage artists, curators, critics, scholars, students, human rights practitioners, and other activists. Ganesh and Ghani, through their 11 year collecboration Index of the Disappeared will develop a project titled “The Afterlives of Black Sites,” a legal, visual, and historical inquiry into former CIA black site prisons.

BODY UTOPIA

  • Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn
  • September 25 - October 30, 2015

BODY UTOPIA creates a visionary space that honors ideas and representations of the nonconforming body. The artists in BODY UTOPIA describe both the jouissance and the challenges of embodiment. BODY UTOPIA is an arena where alternate spaces and inner mythologies can be shared and revealed, thereby exposing points of view that engage and challenge assumptions about the body. Organized by Clarity Hanes, with Chitra Ganesh, Clarity Haynes, Riva Lehrer, Sondra Perry, Pinar Yolaçan, Constantina Zavitsanos.

For more information see The Huffington Post.

A key innovation of JUNCTURE is its collaborations with Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani, artists; Dipika Guha, a playwright; and Amalia Pica, an artist. Supported by yearlong grants, these individuals will engage with small teams of graduate students from multiple disciplines in a flexible, open-ended research process toward the creation of new work.

(Em)power Dynamics

  • The Gateway Center
  • September 9, 2015 – October 23, 2015

Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s flowers and Ana Mendieta’s Untitled (Facial Cosmetic Variations), 1972, the artists in this exhibition explore diversity in modes of feminine representation, & salient topical issues in the larger discourses of feminism in America. Including Renée Cox, Ayana Evans, Chitra Ganesh, Rachel Mason, Marilyn Minter, Jaishri Abichandani, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Michele Pred, and more. See Creator’s Project at Vice.com.

In the Depths of Our Crater Lake, All is Silent…

  • Beirut Exhibition Center
  • September 17 – October 18, 2015

This exhibition explores moments of confrontation and reflection around mental and geographical spaces. The show has been conceived as a dialogue between 18 artists, belonging to different generations and cultural references. Artists include: Sudarshan Shetty, Chitra Ganesh, Manjunath Kamath, Mithu Sen, N Pushpamala, Prabhakar Pachpute, Ravinder Reddy, Sakshi Gupta, Thukral & Tagra, and many more.

Eyes of Time: Chitra Ganesh

  • Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • December 12, 2014–July 12, 2015

Exploring ideas of femininity, empowerment, and multiplicity, Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh draws inspiration from the Museum’s encyclopedic collection, including representations of the goddess Kali, to create a site-specific multimedia installation for the Herstory Gallery. Up through July 12, 2015. For further information please visit The Brooklyn Museum Website, Art Forum, and Hyperallergic. For further documentation of the show, click here.

A Curious Blindess

  • Wallach Gallery Columbia University
  • April 22- June 13, 2015

a curious blindness reflects a moment captured by eighteen early- to mid-career artists who engage with the complex climate of race and identity politics. Despite their varied backgrounds and influences, there is a shared consciousness of how people of color are treated and represented in a purportedly post–racial era.

Elia Alba, Firelei Baez, Suzanne Broughel, Ling Chun, SunTek Chung, Amir H. Fallah, Paula Garcia, Girl (Chitra Ganesh + Simone Leigh), Hassan Hajjaj, Nora Howell, Timothy Hyunsoo Lee, Ahmed Mater, Divya Mehra, Jayson Musson, Rashaad Newsome, Sondra Perry, Paul Anthony Smith

False Alternatives

  • Curated by Meenakshi Thirukode
  • March 28 - April 30, 2015
  • Presented by Gallery Veda in collaboration with Park Hyatt Chennai

15 contemporary cultural practices investigate conversations around the theory that inspired its title. The False Alternative postulates that one does not consider all possibilities within a given situation. Instead this exhibition places an argument, thought or our existence within a binary. For more information see The Indian Express. Artists: Alexander Singh, Chitra Ganesh, Chippa Sudhakar, David Antonio Cruz, Haseeb Ahmed, Jaishri Abichandani, Jaret Vadera, Kathleen Granados, Kumaresan Selvaraj, Lekha Washington, Michael Buhler Rose, Nandita Kumar, Parvathi Nayar, Seema Kohli, Sujeeth Kumar Sreekandath

Frames of War

How do we recognize a photograph of war? Is it possible to make an image of the trauma that lingers in its wake? “Frames of War” proposes that picturing war’s reverberations, and not only its sensational moments of acute crisis, is crucial. This exhibition takes its title and its premise from Judith Butler’s eponymous book, in which she argues for the need to widen our range of recognition both of war and of the vulnerable bodies and histories war produces. Curated by Natasha Marie Llorens Artists: Ala Eddine Slim, ismaël and Youssef Chebbi, Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani, Helene Kazan, Chelsea Knight, Jeewi Lee, Lina Selander, SITU Research.

Kirloskar Scholar

The Kirloskar Visiting Scholar Program, a newly endowed position at the Rhode Island School of Design, has selected Ganesh as the inaugural scholar. In the fall of 2014, she will teach a seminar and mount a solo exhibition at RISD’s Memorial Hall Gallery as part of her appointment.

Architects of the Future

Ganesh has completed a new suite of screen and woodblock prints with Durham Press, which form a nonlinear narrative of “unforseen desire and untimely loss” that occur in an alternate world in an imagined past and a distant future. Within this retro-futurist universe, bodies, like time, are fluid.

Drawing from the present

  • Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai
  • On view July 24 September 30, 2014.

An immersive drawing based installation conceived and executed on site at Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai. For more info, please see reviews and articles in Indian Express, Art Radar Asia, Time Out Mumbai, Live Mint & Wall Street Journal, Yahoo News, Mumbai Boss, and ELLE.

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

This groundbreaking exhibition, traveling from Studio Museum of Harlem and Contemporary Art Museum Houston, is the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black artists working from the perspective of the visual arts from the 1960s to the present. ‘My dreams, my works must wait till after hell…’, a collaboration with Simone Leigh, is on view in the show.

The Watertank Project

A 10 x 40 foot digital mural created by the artist will be wrapped around a Water Tank in New York City, as part of a citywide public art ehxhibition promoting water awareness. Other artists include Marcel Dzama, Ed Ruscha, Maya Lin, and Odili Odita to name a few. More information.

Ceci N’est Pas Une Comic: Graphic Novels, Contemporary Art, and The Public

On Paper: Alternate Realities

  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • September 21, 2014 - April 12, 2015

Twenty-six narrative prints never before on view at the Baltimore Museum playfully exaggerate and reimage the visual language of popular culture. Featured are two complete portfolios by Raymond Pettibon and Trenton Doyle Hancock, and acquired works by Wangechi Mutu, Amy Cutler, Chitra Ganesh, Toshio Sasaki, Iona Rozeal Brown, and William Villalongo.

The Filmballad of Mamadada

A collectively-made film organized and edited by Cassandra Guan, with a piece by Ganesh, will be screening at the Elizabeth Foundation this month. More information.

Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture and Solo Exhibition

  • John and June Alcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • October 9 – November 4, 2014
  • Lecture October 28

Public lecture and presentation of a solo exhibition of works at the John and June Alcott Gallery in connection with the University’s Hanes Lecture Series this fall.

Street Corner Secrets

Commissioned cover art for Svati Shah’s monograph, Street Corner Secrets, published by Duke University Press. Street Corner Secrets challenges widespread notions of sex work in India by examining solicitation in three spaces within the city of Mumbai. Shah argues that selling sexual services is one of a number of ways women working as laborers may earn a living, demonstrating that sex work, like day labor, is a part of India's vast informal economy.

Aljira at 30: Dream and Reality

A retrospective exhibition celebrating 30 years of the Newark based artist centered space Aljira's evolution and history. Artists include Renee Green, Dahlia Elsayed, Willie Cole and Jeffrey Gibson.

After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality

This exhibition traces efforts of featured contemporary queer artists within legacies of feminist art, to explore artists’ responses to dominant notions of the body from 1970s -present. Reflecting the field’s growing diversity, works provide a cross-cultural representations of the body, challenging past and present forms of oppression and to envision a queer future. Including Tee Corine, Zanele Mulhole, and Laura Aguilar.

Encounters Lecture Series Speaker

  • San Art, Saigon, Vietnam
  • June, 2014

Through San Art's Conscious Realities program, Chitra was invited to give two lectures at Hoa Sen University as part of the Ecounter Series, the Architecture of Myth, and Visualizing Absence, and conducted a two day workshop for artists, art historians, and writers. Previous speakers include Nalini Malani and Ute Meta Bauer.

Radical Archives Conference

  • New York University
  • April 2014

Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani organized a two-day multidisciplinary conference on archiving as a radical practice at NYUs Cantor Center. The conference program included panels, performances, film screenings, andguided tours of several University archives. Archived podcasts are available at Storify and Creative Time Reports, and video embedded on Pad.ma. Keynotes included Ann Cvetkovich, Shaina Anand, and Lara Baladi.

Initial Public Offering

  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • March 1– August 24, 2014

San Jose Museum of Art goes public with a selection of exciting acquisitions from the last three years. Initial Public Offering marks the debut of various works of our time, signaling a bold, new direction for SJMA’s permanent collection, including Ganesh’s Melencholia.

2013-2014 Artist-in-Residence

  • New York University A/P/A Institute

Index of the Disappeared (Chitra Ganesh + Mariam Ghani) was selected as New York University’s A/P/A Institute 2013-2014 Artists-in-Residence. Residency programming included an artists’ talk/launch event, a series of three multi-site exhibitions at NYU: Secrets Told, Parasitic Archive, and Watch This Space, and Radical Archives, a two day conference held in April 2014.

Hum Gunehgaar Auratein / We Sinful Women

  • Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
  • March 8, 2014

Ganesh speaks about her digital collages as a panelist for a day-long symposium organized in conjunction with International Women’s Day and the 2014 International Asian Women’s Radio and Television Festival.

Reading List

  • Museum of Modern Art Library
  • September 24, 2013 - January 6, 2014

For this exhibition, artists select their favorite publications and texts from within the MoMA library archives, and reflect of the relevance and significance of these works. Participating artists included: Mendi + Keith Obadike, Jaret Vadera, and Paul Ramirez Jonas, and Maira Kalman.

23rd IFPDA Print Fair

  • Park Avenue Armory, New York
  • November 5-9, 2013

Ganesh’s prints were exhibited with Durham Press as the International Fine Art Print Dealers Association’s annual fair in New York City. Select images from Architects of the Future produced by Durham Press, were on view. For more information on this event see the New York Times review.

International Fine Print Dealers Association’s annual Print Fair, now in its 23rd year

  • Lecture and Acquisition, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • October 13, 2013

Ganesh gives a public lecture in conjunction with the recent acquisition and installation of her work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Invited Artist Lecture

  • Swarthmore College, Philadelphia
  • October, 2013

Ganesh presented lecture and had an informal discussion with students on juxtapositions of high/low visual imagery in her drawing based practice.

A Zebra Among Horses

  • Gallery Espace, New Delhi
  • September, 27 – November 15, 2013

Ganesh’s first solo exhibition in Delhi, featuring new works on paper, introducing new site-specific works on paper, and recent digital collages. For detailed information see Indian Express, Tehelka, and Live Mint/Wall Street Journal, among others. Find images and additional press here.

Herstories: 15 years of the South Asian Womens Creative Collective

  • Queens Museum of Art, New York
  • August 11 – October 7, 2012
  • Taubman Museum, Virginia
  • May 28 - August 14, 2013

Organized by founder Jaishri Abichandani with Josheen Oberoi, exhibition surveys 15 years of the South Asian Women's Creative Collective. Artists include: Samira Abbassy, Jaishri Abichandani, Nandini Chirimar, Ruby Chishti, Poulomi Desai, Annu Mathew, Amruta Patil, and Yamini Nayar among others. Read more in the New York Times.

Corona, a novel by Bushra Rehman

  • Release Date: August 8, 2013

Chitra has created the cover art design for Bushra Rehman’s delightfully sharp first novel, published by Sibling Rivalry Press. “There are books that you admire, and books that you love. I fell head over heels for Corona, and I want everyone to read it.” - Karen Russell, Author of Swamplandia!

Faculty in Residence

  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
  • Summer 2013

Chitra served as one of the resident faculty at Skowhegan’s 2013 session, giving a public lecture and conducting studio critiques. She began a term of serving on the Board of Governors in 2014.

Transparent Studio: Chitra Ganesh

  • Bose Pacia, Brooklyn
  • June 18 - July 18, 2013
  • Open Studio and informal talk, Thursday July 11, 5-9 pm

During her month long residency at Transparent Studio, Ganesh developed ideas for upcoming exhibitions by exploring the use of sculptural elements, commercial and fine art printing techniques, and collage ephemera. Transparent Studio (2012-2014) was founded by Bose Pacia in a DUMBO storefront, cultivating an atmosphere of engagement and conversation around the creative process, inviting public interactions with the artist through the course of the residency.

Approximately Infinite Universe

  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego at La Jolla
  • June 10 - September 2, 2013

Approximately Infinite Universe is an exhibition curated by Jill Dawsey loosely inspired by science fiction, with its exploration of other possible worlds, its dislocation of spatial and temporal trajectories, and its challenges to distinctions between self and other, human and alien. The exhibition takes its name from Yoko Ono’s record album of 1973, which marked Ono’s foray into mainstream pop music, as well as her turn toward feminism. The exhibition included a lobby installation and works on paper by Ganesh.

Broadway Billboard: Chitra Ganesh

  • Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
  • May 12 - August 4, 2013
  • Opening Reception: May 12, 2013, 2-6 pm

For the newest installment of the Park’s ongoing Broadway Billboard series, Ganesh's 2013 digital collage "Her Nuclear Waters " has been produced as an 11 x 28 foot image. Previous Broadway Billboard artists include Gregory Crewdson, Robin Rhodes, Catherine Opie, and Douglas Gordon. This is the first billboard scale iteration of Ganesh's work in New York City, and will be on view throughout the summer.

Index of the Disappeared: The Guantanamo Effect

  • An ongoing project launched April 2013

In this commissioned web project for Creative Time Reports, the experimental archive Index of the Disappeared—our collaborative, ongoing exploration of the costs of post-9/11 detention, secrecy and disappearance—provides a portal into some of its current research around Guantanamo the place, and as an idea in circulation. Like the Index’s physical archive, The Guantanamo Effect uses idiosyncratic categories and descriptors to trace new relationships between existing documents, with close attention to linguistic slippage, rupture and oddity in official record. From graffiti to graves, the project, featured in progressive news source Alternet, probes logistics and haunting implications behind open secrets hiding in plain sight.

Chitra receives a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts

Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Fellowships to a diverse group of 181 scholars, artists, and scientists in its eighty-eighth annual competition for the United States and Canada. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

The Emo Show

  • Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York
  • March 29 - May 11, 2013

The Emo Show brings together a diverse group of New York City based curators to apply the principles of the Rasa theory to their selections of the contemporary art in this exhibition. Rasa is a sanskrit word that means "juice or essence" - in the world of Indian aesthetics, every artwork had a dominant emotion that was evoked upon encountering the work, in order to find the resonance between divergent works grouped shared affective landscapes.

Female Power

  • Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands
  • On view March 2 - May 9, 2013
  • Organized by Mirjam Westen

Female Power brings together works that visualize and/ or imagine a society from a matrilineal point of view. Interest in a matri-focal society stems from a wide variety of motives: the interconnectedness of spirit and matter, of politics and art, of feminism and imagination, to mention just a few. The exhibition and accompanying catalog are embedded within a larger ‘herstory’ of women’s historical critique of patriarchy. Works on view refer to still existing matrilineal societies, intergenerational (ancestor) aspects, and to utopian models and fantasies. Participating artists: Louise Bourgeois, Betsy Damon, Mary Beth Edelson, Chitra Ganesh, Vidya Gastaldon, Mathilde ter Heijne, Cuny Janssen, Shakuntala Kulkarni , Ana Mendieta, Almagul Menlibayeva, Nandipha Mntambo, Tsholofelo Monare, Mai-Thu Perret, Lea Porsager, Nina Poppe, Pinaree Sanpitak, Nancy Spero, Niki de St Phalle, and Miwa Yanagi

Salaam Bombay: Beauty & Chaos in the Urban Environment

  • ArtASIA Miami
  • December 5-9, 2012

Conceived by independent curator Jasmine Wahi, exhibition offers an exploration of the city's physical nature to its social, collective human element, and individual navigations of urban space. Artists include: Hamra Abbas, Shelly Bahl, Anjali Bhargava, Ruby Chisti, Chitra Ganesh, Sadia Jamal, Ayesha Kamal, Huma Mulji, Sadia Rehman, William Pope.L, Robert Pruitt, Hiba Shabazz

Flickering Myths

Flickering Myths, Ganesh's first solo West Coast exhibition, will feature works across the media of drawing, prints and site-specific installation. This exhibition will include selections culled from a recently executed 2012 series of comic works commissioned by the Gothenburg Kunsthalle in Sweden, now on view for the first time in the United States at Gallery Wendi Norris.

Re-Picturing the Feminine

  • Gallery OED, Kochi
  • December 14, 2012 – January 10, 2013

A satellite exhibition to the Kochi Muziris Biennial surveys celebrated contemporary artists from Australia and India. Participating artists share a cultural milieu and feminist framework with initial points of contact in matriarchal spaces of India and Australia ancient past of ‘Gondwana’, to the impact of post-colonialism, hybridity and new forms of communication.

Art Basel 2012

  • Art Basel: Miami Beach, Florida, Tilton Gallery, Booth A8
  • December 6 - 9, 2012

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Queer of Color Genealogies: UCLA Queer Studies Conference 2012

  • UCLA
  • October 19, 2012, 3:40 - 5:15 pm

Ganesh presents a paper on her work in relation to Transnational Aesthetics/Erotics at the annual LGBT Studies conference with Vanessa Agard-Jones, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, Roy Perez, and Uri McMillan.

On Myth, Icons, Gender, and Comics

  • Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
  • October 28, 2012

Chitra Ganesh in conversation with Qamar Adamjee Curator of South Asian art for an in-gallery talk using the museum's collection as a platform to explores the role of narrative from myth to comics, and layering image and text, which animate Chitra's practice.

She: The Question

  • Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden
  • June 15, - September 30, 2012

Curated by Stina Edblom, the exhibition surveyed over a decade of Chitra's works across media. For the show, Ganesh created a 6 x 9 meter public billboard installed on the Kunsthalle façade and conduct a zine-making workshop for Book on the Fritz #3, a conceptual platform concurrent to Ganesh's exhibition and summer Queer Arts Festival.

Pose/Re-pose: Figurative Works Then and Now

  • SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
  • July 23 - November 18, 2012

Works from the collection in conversation with contemporary artists, including Elizabeth Catlett, Eldzier Cortor, Aaron Douglas, Clementine Hunter and Marion Perkins, Radcliffe Bailey, Simone Leigh & Chitra Ganesh, Wardell Milan, Aïda Ruilova, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. More information.

Stargazing

  • Rossi & Rossi, London
  • June 19 - July 20, 2012

Curated by Jaishri Abichandani, this show examines intersection of feminist and science fictional themes. Nina Abidi, Jaishri Abichandani, Anita Dube, Chitra Ganesh, & Mithu Sen. Read more about the show in Art Asia Pacific.

The Phenomenal World

  • Otto Zoo Gallery, Milan
  • May 30 - July 27, 2012

Curated by Peter Nagy at Otto Zoo Gallery, participating artists' works reveal a logical circularity between figuration and abstraction: bodies merge via biological processes, combine with objects and other bodies, undergo socialized rituals and psychic transformation, ultimately approaching disease and decay.

The Ghost Effect in Real Time

  • Tilton Gallery New York
  • May 1 - July 13, 2012

Ganesh exhibits large scale charcoal drawings and a mixed media photographic collaboration between Chitra Ganesh and Christopher Myers. Inspired by the early silent cinema productions of India, Germany, and the U.S., drawings at Tilton Gallery explore intertwined threads of science fiction, epic myth, and Orientalism as iconic moments of a lost silent cinema world.

Twisted Sisters

  • Dodge Gallery, New York
  • May 19 - June 23, 2012

Twisted Sisters is an exhibition inspired by 1960's performance works where women turned to the body as the site of creation and content. Twisting cultural expectations, these works’ depictionsof the female form unsettle, invert, and challenge. Including Particia Cronin, Ana Mendieta, Lauren Kelley, Dana Schutz, and others.

Timehri Award for Leadership

  • Aljira a Center for Art, Newark
  • May 19, 2012

Aljira presented Timehri Awards for Leadership to artists honorees Derrick Adams, John Ahearn and Chitra Ganesh.

Asia Society Featured Interview

In this interview on Asiablog, learn more about Chitra's drawing practice from her 2006 site-specific work at the Asia Society to themes explored in a new suite of charcoal drawings at a solo exhibition in the Tilton Gallery.

Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art

  • New York
  • March 23, 2012 - May 19, 2012

Will explore the rich history of Exit Art, from its founding in a loft apartment on Canal Street in 1982 to its third decade in Hell's Kitchen. The retrospective featured extensive documentation from Exit Art's archives and a selection of works by artists who have exhibited at Exit Art.

Transformation & Transgression, Michael Berger Gallery

  • Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • January 14 - March 3, 2012

In a solo exhibition at MBG, Ganesh will exhibit a selection of newer works on paper, and works from from the print suite A Delicate Line: Corpse She was Holding.

Fine Arts Work Center

  • New York
  • Spring 2012

Visiting Artist Lecture. Chitra will give lecture for the Visual Arts Residency.

In The Making

  • Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles
  • February 25 - March 31, 2012

This exhibition, including After Hell… by Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh, brings together a group of artists whose strategies harness multidisciplinary practice that derives from conceptual thought, pushing the envelope as it were between genres. The gallery itself becomes an added dimension in this process, the way the work is installed and situated within the space creating yet another layered dialectic.

Loss for Words

  • Art Musings Gallery
  • India, January 15 – February 15, 2012
  • Participating artists include Nalini Malani, KK Raghava, and Sarnath Banerjee.

The exhibition Loss for Words emerges from a passage in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude', where the author describes a bout of amnesia that besets an imaginary village. The curator Avni Doshi worked with the artists in this show to draw out how remembering and forgetting are implicit within their different practices. Download catalog here.

'And the falchion passed through his neck...'

  • Latitude 28, New Delhi
  • December 14, 2011 - January 15, 2012

Inspired by the work of Gentileschi, the exhibition at Latitude 28 curated by Jasmine Wahi probes feminist reinterpretation through the use of historical and religious iconography. Participating artists: Hamra Abbas, Anjali Bhargava, Samira Abassy, Chitra Ganesh. Read more in the Deccan Herald.

Museum as Hub: Alpha's Bet Is Not Over Yet

  • New Museum, New York
  • October 12 - December 4, 2011

This exhibition, reading room, and discussion space is inspired by the energy and politics of radical, independent Black periodicals published during the first half of the twentieth century. For this show, Jemison and Cyrus have invited Chitra and 10 other artists to create posters inspired by the American Library Association's READ campaign as part of the installation.

What About the Gaze? Queer Lens and Visibility in Art History

  • Cornell University
  • November, 2011

Ganesh shares her work in a keynote address Cornell University's Department of History of Art & Visual Studies Annual Graduate Symposium.

The Word of God(ess): Chitra Ganesh

  • Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
  • July 9 – September 4, 2011

Word of God(ess) is the third exhibition in The Word of God series, which examines major religions, mythologies, and their texts through contemporary art, feature two galleries of Ganesh's work across media: new comic based digital collage works, large scale drawing based installation, and a suite of prints produced by the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions.

FUTURE OF THE PAST: New Narratives in Art from India and Pakistan

  • Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, India
  • August, 2011

Co-curated by Gayatri Sinha & Quddus Mirza, comprising of works by Pakistani and Indian artists whose works draws upon and reworks the miniature tradition,. Supported by Harmony Art Foundation.

The Strangling Power of Dust and Stars

  • June 11 – July 30, 2011

Nature Morte Berlin presents “The Strangling Power of Dust and Stars”, a solo exhibition by Chitra Ganesh featuring a large-scale multimedia installation created on-site, new works on canvas and digital collage.

“Introduction to An Index” in Radical History Review

For Radical History Review's 25th Anniversary, Ganesh and Ghani contribute a visual essay chronicling texts critical to their ongoing collaboration Index of the Disappeared. “Through extracts from and comments on documents that represent both productive ruptures and particular phases of our research – on special interest detention and special registration; on the laws and legal terms that enable and double disappearances in the detention system.”(Mariam Ghani)

Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education

Chitra's essay Futures for the American Classroom will be published in Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education (New Museum/Routledge, 2011). The much-anticipatedRethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education continues to provide an accessible and practical tool for teachers, while offering new art, essays, and content to account for transitions and changes in both the fields of art and education.

Chitra awarded 2010 Joan Mitchell Award for Painters & Sculptors

The Joan Mitchell Foundation annual Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to assist individual artists. The $25,000 grants are given to acknowledge nominated painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality.

Divine Horsemen

Curated by Latoya Frazier for Project Space

Divine Horsemen, a two-person collaboration between Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh is on view at Project Space at Rutgers University. Read art historian and museologist Homa Nasab's interview with Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh on her blog Museum Views

Ganesh awarded travel & research grant from Art Matters Foundation

The Art Matters Foundation will support Chitra's trip to Tokyo and Kyoto, for six weeks in the summer of 2011, to research alternative graphic storytelling forms of erotic mange and Kamishibai.