BORN    Calcutta
LIVES    New York, Kolkata

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017    PostWest, v.2a: Ornament and Translation, Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, NY
2013     Switzerland For Movie Stars (from Aziz Petrol Pump to Hazrat Saeen Saheli), University of the Arts, Philadelphia
2012     PostWest, v.1: Switzerland For Movie Stars, solo project, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, The Armory Fair, New York, NY
2011     Kanishka Raja: Drawings, Drive-By, Boston, MA
2010     Against Integration, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
2009     I Have Seen The Enemy And It Is Eye, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinrücke, Mumbai  catalog
2008     Indian Yellow, Envoy, New York, NY
2007     In The Future No One Will Have A Past pt. 1, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
2007     In The Future No One Will Have A Past pt. 2, Envoy, New York, NY
2005     Momentum3: Kanishka Raja, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA  catalog
2005     I.M. Pure, Envoy, New York, NY
2004     Birth Of An Earth, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
2002     Kanishka Raja, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
1999     Embrace The Schmaltz, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA           

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017   -  Lucid Dreams, Distant Visions, Asia Society Museum, New York
2017   -  Transforming Visions: 21st Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
2017   -  Baggage Claim, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York
2017   -  Try To Smoke It, Taymour Grahane Gallery, NY. Holly Coulis, curator.
2015   -  Geometries of Difference: New Approaches To Ornament & Abstraction, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY
              New Paltz, NY. Murtaza Vali, curator.
2014   -  Criminal's Cinema, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY. John O'Connor, curator.
2013   -  Xtra, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York
           -  Nearly Neutral, Sarah Lawrence College, New York
           -  Terra Incognita, University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC. Carly Rokes and Lisa Sanditz, curators.
2012   -  Fact/Fission, curated by Nitin Mukul, Aicon Gallery, New York
           -  Watercolors, Philips de Pury, NY. Kristin Sancken, curator.
           -  Five By Five, D. C. Moore Gallery, New York. Barbara Takenaga, curator.
2011   -  Die Like You Really Mean It, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York. 
           -  Selections 11, Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
           -  Shapeshifters, curated by Laurel Sparks, 443PAS, New York
2010   -  Have I Ever Opposed You? New Art From India and Pakistan, Faye Fleming & Partner, Geneva
2009   -  Master of Reality: Francesca DiMatteo, Angela Dufresne, Chie Fukei, Matthew Day Jackson & 
              Kanishka Raja, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Joe Wardwell, curator.
2008   -  Exploding The Lotus, Arts & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
           -  Imaginary Arsenals, Cuchifrutos Gallery, New York, NY
           -  TAATI: The Appearance And The Thing Itself, Galerie Griesmar-Tamer, Paris
2007   -  Counterparts: Emerging Painters & Their Influences, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia   catalog 
           -  True Faith, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
           -  Fung Wah, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2006   -  Fables: Christopher Myers, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Kanishka Raja, Kara Walker, Institute of
              Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA.  Naomi Beckwith, curator.  catalog
           -  Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s Amanda Lear, Envoy, New York, NY
           -  Paramnesiac Landscapes, New York Center for Arts + Media Studies, New York, NY
2005   -  Seriality, Axel Raben Gallery, New York, NY           
           -  My Perspective, OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
           -  Knock-Offs, Green Street Gallery, Boston, MA
2004   -  The Ludovico Treatment, MüllerDeChiara, Berlin
           -  Masala: Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art, Benton Museum, Univ of Connecticut, Storrs  
2003   -  Pantone, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
           -  Gone Fishin’, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
2002   -  Proper Villain, Untitled Space, New Haven, CT                       
           -  Summer Group Show, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
2001   -  Augusto Arbizo, Mala Iqbal, Kanishka Raja, Bellwether, New York, NY           
           -  Boomerang: Collector’s Choice 2, Exit Art, New York, NY
           -  Hybrid IDs  Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA           
           -  Home? Crosscurrents in South Asian/American Art, Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA           
2000   -  Pure: Morgan Cohen, Kanishka Raja, Joe Wardwell, The Gallery@Green Street, Boston, MA
           -  Snapshots, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD

RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
2016    Public Commission, IS/HS868, Percent For Art Program, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, New York

OTHER PROJECTS
2013    Invisible Corps  Live screenprint by KayRock Screenprinting with Matthew Brannon, Ernesto Caivano, Chie Fukei,
            Kanishka Raja, Fred Tomaselli & Wendy White, Artists/Editions Print Fair, New York 
2009    Curator: Whitey On The Moon, Gallery 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY
2006    Art Director: Mike Ladd: Domestica, The Kitchen, New York
2000    Curator: Alien: Art From and About Elsewhere, Gallery@Green Street, Boston

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017
- Julian A. Jimarez Howard, “Nationalism Is A Messy Business”, Whitehot Magazine, July 2017
- Bansie Vasvani, “New York’s Long Overdue Homage To South Asian Art…”, Cobo, July 2017
- Hrag Vartanian, “What Does It Mean To Make Art in The South Asian Diaspora, Hyperallergic, Aug 4
- Sarah Rose Sharp, “A Spectacular Cross-Section of Contemporary Indian Art”, Hyperallergic, April 28

2016
- Rakhee Balaram, Partha Mitter and Parul Dave Mukherji eds., Twentieth Century Indian Art, SKIRA, Milan

2015
- Faheem Haider, "Politics Camouflaged as Ornamental Abstraction", Hyperallergic, April 9

2014
- Gerard Goodrow and Julia Ritterskamp, Passages: Indian Art Today, DAAB Media, Cologne

2012
-  Mary Jones, "Post Impressions: Switzerland For Movie Stars", BOMB Magazine interview, March

2011
-  Olivia Sand, “Artist Profile: Kanishka Raja”, Asian Art Newspaper, March issue  reproduction

2010
-  Alpesh Kanitilal Patel, "Critic's Pick: Kanishka Raja," Artforum, Oct 1  reproduction
-  staff writer, "Goings On About Town: Kanishka Raja," The New Yorker, Oct 11   
-  Joseph R. Wolin, "Kanishka Raja: Against Integration," Time Out New York, Oct 7-13  reproduction
 
2009
-  Beth Citron, Artforum, “Kanishka Raja”, review, pg. 258, May issue, reproduction
-  Zehrah Jumabhoy, Art Asia Pacific, “Kanishka Raja”, review, May/June issue, pg. 152  reproduction
-  Alan Gilbert, “Terminal Present”, catalog essay, I Have Seen The Enemy And It Is Eye
-  Deepanjana Pal, Time Out Mumbai, “Flying Returns”, Jan 23 – Feb 5  reproduction
-  Aarti Dua, The Telegraph, “Artists of the Diaspora”, Sunday Magazine, Feb 15  reproduction
-  Georgina Maddox, The Indian Express (Mumbai edition), “Cabin Fever”, Feb 02  reproduction
-  Sitanshi Talati-Parikh, Verve, “Visual Maverick”, Feb issue  reproduction
-  Premankur Biswas, The Indian Express (Kolkata edition), “Disjointed Frames”, Feb 04  reproduction
 
2008
-  Meenakshi Thirukode, The Hindu, “Subtle Significance”, Sunday Magazine, May 11  reproduction
 
2007
-  Holland Cotter, The New York Times, review, Nov 9
-  Alan Gilbert, The Village Voice, "Kanishka Raja Boards At The Gate Marked 'Dislocation'", review, Nov. 7  
-  R.C. Baker, The Village Voice, "Best In Show", Nov. 14 – 20
-  Ann Toebbe, Beautiful Decay, online exhibition review
-  staff writer, The New Yorker, "Goings On About Town: Galleries - Uptown", review, Aug 20
-  Joseph R. Wolin, Time Out New York, "True Faith", review, Aug. 9 – 15
-  Cindy Stockton Moore, The New York Sun, "Gallerists Ready For Fall Shows And Moving Days", Aug 6
-  Betsy Dijulio, Portfolio Weekly, "Inspiration Elucidation", review, Jul 31
-  Edward Epstein, Art Papers, "Philadelphia: Fables", review, Jan/Feb 2007
 
2006
-  Edward J. Sozanski, The Philadelphia Inquirer, exhibition review, Fables, ICA, Philadelphia, Sep 24
-  staff writer  artdaily.com, "Fables, A Group Show of Artists at Philadelphia's ICA", review, Nov 28
-  staff writer  Art Knowledge News, "Fables at the ICA"  Sep 18
-  Roberta Fallon, artblog, "ICA Fall Shows Connect the Dots, Artists at the ICA See Spots". pg.4, Sep 20
-  Rachel Frankford  Philadelphia City Paper,  "Last Chance: ICA Fall Show", Dec 14 - Dec 21
-  Heather Schwedel  34th Street, "Give Me 5 (The top five from the week): "Fables for Grown-Ups", Sep 28
-  Holland Cotter  The New York Times,  review.  May 26
 
2005                        
-  Merrily Kerr, Time Out New York, "I.M. Pure", review, Nov 10 – 16 issue  reproduction
-  Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, “In A Group Show, Artists Embrace A Faux Naive Style” July 29
-  staff writer, The New York Times, pg. B22
-  Bennett Simpson, "Kanishka Raja: Many Places Become You", Exhibition Catalog: Momentum 3, ICA, Boston      reproduction
-  Joanne Silver, The Boston Herald, “ICA Gives ‘Birth’ To Raja's Bizarre Work”, Feb 4  reproduction
-  Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, “Pattern and Perspective: Kanishka Raja's ICA Installation Bends
   Time and Space”, Jan 28  reproduction
-  Christopher Millis, The Boston Phoenix, review, Jan 27 reproduction
-  Matthew Nash, Big, Red & Shiny, online magazine, exhibition review, Apr. 23
 
2004
-  Ann Wilson Lloyd, Art In America, “Kanishka Raja at Allston Skirt” review, Nov issue  reproduction
-  Francine Koslow Miller, Art US, review, September/October issue  reproduction
-  C. Sean Horton, Art Papers, review, July/August issue  reproduction
-  Geoff Edgers, The Boston Globe, "Indian-born Artist Raja Garners ICA Digitas Prize", May 6  reproduction
-  staff writer, Big, Red & Shiny, “Kanishka Raja Awarded ICA Prize”, May 20
-  Holland Cotter, The New York Times, Art In Review, April 9
-  Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, “Raja Successfully Navigates…Time and Space”, April 16  reproduction
-  Thomas Garvey, Bay Windows, “Lost In the Funhouse”, April 22  reproduction
 
2002
-  Gilbert Vicario, Contemporary Magazine, “Focus Boston”, November issue  reproduction
-  David Hunt, Proper Villains, exhibition catalog, “Proper Villains”
-  Francine Koslow Miller, Tema Celeste, review, March/April issue  reproduction
-  Jeet Thayil, India Abroad, "Cowboy or Indian?", Feb 22 issue  reproduction
-  Cate McQuaid  The Boston Globe, "An 'Outsider' Interprets Interior Vistas", Jan. 12  reproduction
-  Christopher Muther, The Boston Globe, "The Insiders (Go! Wednesday)", Jan. 9
-  Paul Parcellin, retro-rocket.com, "Art Around Town", Jan 5
-  staff writer, Stuff@Night, "What's Hot After 5: Fri. Jan 4th", Jan 1 – 13 issue
-  staff writer, Boston Magazine, "The Short List: Our Top Picks for January", January issue
-  Steve Zevitas, editor, New American Paintings  Issue # 38  reproduction
 
2001
-  Roberta Smith, The New York Times, Art In Review, Dec. 14
-  Robin Reisenfeld, “Contested Identitites”, catalog essay, Hybrid IDs  reproduction
-  Christopher Millis, The Boston Phoenix, “Groups du Jour”, June 8
-  Mary Sherman, The Boston Herald, “Show Loses Something In Translation”, June 3
-  Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, “In Lowell Exhibition, A Fusion of…Cultures”, March 29
-  Amy Leccese, The Lowell Sun, “Lowell Show Unveils Asian Indians Culture Clash”, March 26

AWARDS
2011  Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant
2004  ICA Artist Prize, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

RESIDENCIES
2006  International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
2006  Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide, Italy
2005  Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Workspace Program, New York

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS           
Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
Department of Cultural Affairs, City of New York, NY
Meadows Art Museum, Dallas, TX                       
 
 
 
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