Ranbir Kaleka

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Ranbir Kaleka, born in Patiala in 1953, studied at the College of Art, Chandigarh and the Royal College of Art, London. He taught at the Delhi College of Art from 1980–85. Kaleka has exhibited his paintings in India and abroad since the 1970s, and has now extended his art practice to video installations. Selected group shows include, in 2003: "An apparent calm… " (GrantPirrie, Sydney); in 2002: "Kapital & Karma" (Kunsthalle, Vienna); "Private Mythologies" (Apeejay Media Gallery, Delhi); in 2000: "Images for a Hundred Lamp Posts", Public Art Project (Ealing, London); "Boxwallahs" (The DeEgo-Cube, Indo-Austrian Art Projects in Public Space); in 1999: "Edge of the Century" (British Council, Delhi); in 1998: "public mural for Thames Trains" (Southall Station, London). The artist lives and works in Delhi and London.


Group Exhibitions (Choice)

Exhibition / Installation
2005 "Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India”, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico "Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India2, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico "51. Biennial Venice 2005”, Biennial Venice, Venice, Italy "Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India”, Asia Society and Museum, New York, USA "Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India”, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, USA 2004 "Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India”, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia "LA FREEWAVES: 9th Biennial Festival of Film”, Video and New Media Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel 2003 "Liminal Zones”, Apeejay Media Gallery, Delhi, India "InteractivA 03 Biennial for New Media Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art Merida, Mexico "body.city", House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany 2002 "Capital & Karma“, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria "KHOJ 2002”, International Workshop, Mysore, India 2001 "Rare and Unusual Paintings“, Art Today, New Delhi, India 1999 "Edge of the Century“, British Council, New Delhi, India 1995 "First Sight, West London Artists“, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London, Great Britain 1994 "Drawing 94“, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India 1988 "Seventeen Indian Painters“, Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India 1987 "Coup De Coeur”, Festival of Indian, Geneva, Switzerland "Contemporary Indian Art”, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA 1986 "Contemporary Indian Art”, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Solo Exhibitions (Choice)

Exhibition / Installation
2005 "Crossings“, Bose Pacia, New York, USA 1996 Art Today, New Delhi, India


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New Perspectives from India

(19 September 03 - 16 November 03)