Hema Upadhyay

Hema Upadhyay was born in Baroda, India in 1972. She died in 2015 in Mumbai, India.

Solo exhibitions

2016

  1. Tribute to Hema Upadhyay “Where the bees suck, there suck I”, Studio la Città, Verona

2014

  1. Fish in a Dead Landscape, Chemould Presscott Road, Mumbai
  2. Le Mur (the wall), La Maison Rouge, Paris
  3. Acrobats and their Scenes, curated by Birgid Uccia, St Moritz Art Masters, St Moritz
  4. Loco foco motto, Aesthetic Bind: Floating World, curated by Geeta Kapurat, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
  5. [en]counters 2014 – Is There Love In The Air?, public project with Art Oxygen, Mumbai

2013

  1. Moderniznation, CAC Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
  2. Mute Migration, Art gallery of New south Wales, Sydney
  3. Beyond the Self: Contemporary Self Portraiture from Asia, National Portrait Gallery Canberra, Canberra
  4. McClelland Sculpture Gallery and Sculpture Garden (traveling show), Victoria, Melbourne, Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide,
  5. Hema Hpadhyay, curated by Christine Clark, Museum and Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
  6. The Indian Highway, The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2012

  1. Par Nature, Centquatre, Paris
  2. Beyond the Self, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
  3. Extra Ordinary, Faculty of Fine Arts Baroda & Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  4. Density, Schauraum-b, Basel

2011

  1. The Princesses’ Rusted Belt, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Studio la Città, Verona
  2. Moderniznation, Espace Topographie, Paris

2010

  1. Where the Bees Suck, There Suck I, Studio la Città, Verona

2009

  1. Where the Bees Suck, There Suck I, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Roma

2008

  1. Yours Sincerely, Nature Morte, New Delhi.
  2. Universe revolves on, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
  3. Acrobats and their Scenes, Bodhi art gallery, Singapore

2007

  1. Glass House, Grosvenor Vadehra, London

2004

  1. Made in China, with Chintan Upadhyay, Viart Gallery, New Delhi
  2. Underneath, Gallery Chemould, Bombay

2003

  1. Made in China, collaboration with Chintan Upadhyay, Gallery Chemould, Bombay

2001

  1. The Nymph and the Adult, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
  2. Sweet Sweet Memories, Gallery Chemould, Bombay
  3. The Nymph and the Adult, Art Space, Sidney

Group exhibitions

2020

  1. La Musée, Galerie Italienne, Paris

2018

  1. no place like home, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Studio la Città, Verona
  2. Senza Tema. Carta / Paper, Studio la Città, Verona

2016

  1. ArteFiera, Studio la Città, Bologna
  2. Megacities Asia, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  3. Un racconto in sei stanze, curated by Angela Madesani, Palazzo Barbò, Torre Pallavicina

2015

  1. The Great Game, Iran Pavilion, curated by Marco Meneguzzo e Mazdak Faiznia, 56° Biennale d’Arte di Venezia, Venezia
  2. Villissima Des artistes et des villes, Hotel Des Arts, Tolone
  3. [en] counters 2015 – Spaces in Transition, Mumbai’s public art festival, curated by ArtOxygen, StudioX, Mumbai
  4. Excavation/Eruption, Vadehra art gallery, curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, New Delhi
  5. In Epic “In which the smallest gesture becomes epic”, the Backyard civilization gallery – evento collaterale alla Kochi Biennale e Stiftelsen 3,14 curated by Malin Barth.Director, Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen
  6. My Memory, Your History, curated by Priya pall, The Birla Academy of Arts, Kolkata
  7. Indian Contemporary Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara, Gujarat

2014/15

  1. Silence and it’s Reflection Whorled Explorations, curated by Jitish Kallat, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi
  2. The Eye and The Mind: New Interventions in Indian Art, presentata da National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Delhi Guangzhou, Shanghai e Beijing
  3. Ad Naturam, curated by Angela Madesani, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Verona
  4. Deconstructed Innings, Tenarts in collaboration with National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

2014

  1. Le Mur, La Maison Rouge, Paris
  2. Paper Pushers: Methods & Materials, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
  3. [en]counters – is there love in the air?, annual public art festival, Art Oxygen, Mumbai
  4. Acrobats and their Scenes, curated by Birgid Uccia, St Moritz Art Masters 2014, St Moritz
  5. Aesthetic Bind: Floating World, curated by Geeta Kapoor, Gallery Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

2013

  1. Mute Migration, Art gallery of New south Wales, Sydney
  2. Beyond the Self: Contemporary Self Portraiture from Asia, travelling show: National Portrait Gallery Canberra, McClelland Sculpture Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Victoria, Melbourne; Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide; Museum and Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, curated by Christine Clark
  3. The -Indian Highway, The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
  4. Par Nature, Centquatre, Paris
  5. Imago MundiLuciano Bentton collection, collateral event of the 55th Venice Biennale, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia

2011

  1. Spheres 4, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin
  2. Beyond the self – Contemporary self portraiture from Asia, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
  3. Paris-Delhi-Bombai, Centre Pompidou, Parigi
  4. Indian Highway, MAXXI, Roma
  5. Maravee Fàbrica, Castello di Susans di Majano, Majano
  6. Contemporary Art from India, Helsinki Art Museum – The Tennis Palace, Helsinki

2010

  1. West Heavens, Shanghai
  2. At the same time, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
  3. Midnight’s Children, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Studio la Città, Verona
  4. Arts and Cities, Aichi Triennial 2010, Nagoya
  5. Indian Highway, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Stinna Toft, Herning Museum Of Contemporary Art, Oslo
  6. Midnight’s Children, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Studio la Città, Verona
  7. The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, The Saatchi Gallery, London
  8. HomeLessHome, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem

2009

  1. India2: Mumbai – Under the surface, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
  2. The Power of Ornamentation, curated by Sabine B Vogel, Orangery Lower Belvedere, Vienna

2008

  1. India Moderna, curated by Juan Guardiola, IVAM, Valencia
  2. The Audience and the Eavesdropper – New Art from Indian and Pakistan, Phillips de Purry, London
  3. Chalo! India – The New Era of Indian Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
  4. Six degrees of separation: chaos, congruence and collaboration in South Asia, Khoj International Artist association, curated by Pooja Sood, Anant art centre, Delhi
  5. Everywhere is war & rumours of war, a cura di/curated by Shaheen Merali, Bodhi art gallery, Mumbai
  6. Eurasia – Geographic Cross-overs in Art, MaRT Rovereto
  7. Indian Focus, Espace Claude Berri, Paris
  8. Indi Genius, Sakshi Gallery and Soka Contemporary Art Centre, Taipei
  9. Fire Walkers, Stux Gallery, New York, USA
  10. AF FAIR, curated by Bose Krishnamachari, Gallery 1 x 1, Dubai
  11. India Crossing, in collaboration with Bodhi Art Gallery, Studio la Città, Verona
  12. New Narrative, curated by Betty Seid, The Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey

2007

  1. Urban Manners, curated by Adelina Von Fustenberg, Hangar Bicocca, Milano
  2. India: New Installations Part II, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
  3. New Narratives, curated by Betty Seid, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago

2006

  1. Here and Now: Contemporary voices from India, Grosvenor Vadhera, London
  2. Bombay: Maximum City, curated by Caroline Naphegyi, Tri postal, Lille
  3. Shadow Lines, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  4. Long Happy Hours Thereby Happiness and Other Stories, The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
  5. Parallel Realities – Asian Art Now, 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Blackburn Museum

2005

  1. Indian Summer, curated by Henry-Claude Cousseaus and co-curated by Deepak Anant and Jany Lauga, Ecole nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris
  2. Parallel Realities – Asian Art Now, 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka
  3. Present-Future, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay
  4. Indian Contemporary Art, Chelsea college of Art, London
  5. Are we like this only?, Rabindra Bhavan, Vadhera art Gallery, New Delhi

2004

  1. Have we met? Japan Foundation, Tokyo
  2. Separate Identities, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  3. Concepts and Ideas, Cima Art Gallery Pvt. Ltd., Kolkatta
  4. Gallery 27, Oslo

2003

  1. Crossing Generations: Diverge, 40 years of Gallery Chemould, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani, NGMA, Bombay
  2. Portraits of a Decade, Cima Gallery Kolkatta & Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  3. Loco-foco-motto, produced during the Vasl Residency, V.M. Gallery, Karachi
  4. Parthenogenesis, curated by Gary Carsley, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
  5. The Tree from the Seed, curated by Gavin Jantjes, Henie Onstad Kunssenter, Oslo

2002

  1. Brahma to Bapu (Icons & Symbols in Indian Art), Cima Gallery, Calcutta & India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  2. Trans-figuration, Art Inc, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi

2001

  1. 10th International Triennale – India, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  2. Exchanging Territories, Shridharni Art Gallery, New Delhi
  3. 10th International Triennale – India, NGMA, Bombay

2000

  1. Memos for the New Millennium from Artists of a Moulting World, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Bombay
  2. Sic. An Audiovisual Installation, Fine Art Company, Bombay
  3. Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Bombay
  4. Secret Life of Objects, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Bombay

1998

  1. Group Show (Two Artists), Prithvi Art Gallery, Bombay

1997

  1. 4th International Print Biennial, Bhopal