Anju Dodiya (Born 1964, Mumbai) has had 18 solo shows in India and abroad, which include the site-specific...
For many artists, the stimulus for creating their art comes from intensely personal preoccupations. The leap to connection with audiences/viewers happens when those expressions touch something in us, connected to preoccupations with the world and ourselves that we, individually, carry.
Anju Dodiya's work, right from the beginning, has been anchored in self doubt. Being an image-maker, she is obsessed with the idea of erasure and absence - and this tension becomes the space from which she examines creativity and plays with expression. In the process we get works that are evocative, moving and sometimes downright surprising.
We are delighted to invite Anju Dodiya - contemporary painter - to Mumbai Local, to talk about how she constantly revisits and renews her art and expression, while remaining anchored in the space of doubt and questioning. She will share with us her most recent work, and the emotional theatre she strives to create each time she exhibits. In the process, we will get fascinating insights into the joys and pains of creativity, and the provocations that art throws up for us to engage, experience and contemplate on, if we wish.
Do join us on for an immersive experience into this wonderful artist's creative process on the 16th of March and help us spread the word by bringing your family/ friends along who would be interested in this session.
For those of you who absolutely cannot make it to the venue, we will be live on Facebook for you.
Join us on our page at 5:30 pm on Friday, 16 March.
@ MCubed Library, Bandra (W) - 1st Sat, 5 pm
@ Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla (E) - 2nd Sun, 5 pm
@ Kitab Khana, Fort - 3rd Fri, 5:30 pm
Anju Dodiya (Born 1964, Mumbai) has had 18 solo shows in India and abroad, which include the site-specific installation, 'Throne of Frost' at the Lukshmi Villas Palace, Baroda, 2007; 'Imagined Immortals', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2014; 'How to be Brave (in Pictures), Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, 2016 and 'The Air is a Mill of Hooks', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2018.
Her important group participations include 'ARS 01, Unfolding Perspectives', Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland, 2001; 'New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India' (curated by Betty Seid), Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, 2007; 'Making Worlds' (curated by Daniel Birnbaum), 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, 2009; Fifth Beijing International Art Biennale, National Museum of China, Beijing, 2012; Aesthetic Bind | Subject of Death', (curated by Geeta Kapur), Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, 2013; 'The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art', Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, China, 2015; 'Continuing Traditions', Musee de la Toile de Jouy, France, 2015; The Journey is the Destination: The Artist's Journey between Then and Now' Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, Mumbai, 2016; 'No Parsi is an Island', curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Nancy Adajania & Pheroza Godrej, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2016; 'Bhupen's Contemporaries', Grosvenor Vadehra, London, 2016; 'Vision of India', Transforming Vision: 21st century art from The Pitzzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2017.
Represented in several private and public collections in India and abroad, including, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Mumbai; Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, Mumbai; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon; Burger Collection, Hong Kong; RPG Enterprises, Mumbai; TAPI Collection of Shilpa and Praful Shah, India; Art Institute of Chicago.
Lives and works in Mumbai, India.