Bhupen Khakar (Mumbai/India, 1934)


Bhupen Khakar (Mumbay-India, 1934/Baroda 2003) es uno de los artistas indios más reconocidos internacionalmente, con obras en los fondos de grandes museos de arte contemporáneo. Su obra es figurativa y mezcla líneas muy actuales con líneas de tradición hindú. Nos gustan mucho sus pinturas, pero también son emocionantes los trabajos que conocemos de él en obra gráfica, con una representación figurativa muy narrativa y sutilmente erótica.

© Luis Artés – Galería Bambara (Cartagena-España)


Bhupen Khakar (Mumbay-India, 1934/Baroda 2003) is one of the most internationally renowned Indian artists, with works in the collections of the greatest museums of contemporary art. His work is figurative and mixes very up-to-date lines with others from the Hindu tradition. We really like his paintings, but his known graphic work are also exciting, with a higly narrative and subtly erotic figurative representation.

© Luis Artés – Galería Bambara (Cartagena-España)



2016 ‘Bhupen Khakhar: You can’t please all”, Tate Modern, London
2016 ‘many facets of an Artist: Collections from the Bhupen Khakhar Estate’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
2015 ‘Remembering Bhupen’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara
2014 ‘Bhupen Khakhar: From the Archive Paintings and Prints’, Swaraj Art Archive, New Delhi
2013 Grosvenor Gallery, London
2012 ‘Aqua’, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
2012 ‘The Calendar Project: Iconography in the 20th Century’, part of Project CINEMA CITY: Research Art & Documentary Practices presented by National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and Ministry of Culture, Government of India at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
2012 ‘Crossings: Time Unfolded, Part 2’, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2011-12 ‘Modernist Art from India: The Body Unbound’, Rubin Museum of Art, New York
2011 ‘Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
2011 ‘Masters Ltd: Limited Editions’, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai
2011 ‘Anecdotes’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2011 ‘Watermark II’, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
2011 ‘High-Light’, presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon
2011 ‘Manifestations V’, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 ‘Narrations, Quotations & Commentaries’, Grosvenor Gallery, London
2011 ‘Time Unfolded’, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2011 ‘Of Humour, Wit & Satire’, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
2010 ‘Orientations: Trajectories in Indian Art’, Foundation ‘De 11 Lijnen’, Oudenburg, Belgium
2010 ‘Summer Show 2010’, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2009 ‘Lo Real Maravilloso: Marvelous Reality’, 20 Years Celebration of Gallery Espace at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2009 ‘Long Gone & Living Now’, Gallerie Mirchandani + Steinreucke, Mumbai
2009 ‘Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art’, Grosvenor Gallery, London
2009 ‘Kalpana: Figurative Art in India’, presented by The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) at Aicon Gallery, London; The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
2009 ‘Shifting Shapes, Unstable Signs’, Yale School of Art, Connecticut, USA
2008-09 ‘Body Chatter: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art’, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
2008-09 ”Modern India’, organized by Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture at Valencia, Spain
2008-09 ‘Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Indian Art’, Traveling Exhibition presented by Bodhi Art at Ravinder Natya Mandir, P.L.Despande Kala Academy Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sant Dyaneshwar Natya Sankul Art Gallery, Amravati; Platinum Jubilee Hall, Nagpur; Tapadia Natya Mandir Sports Hall, Aurangabad; Hirachand Nemchand Vachanalay’s, Solapur; Acharya Vidyanand Sanskrutik Bhavan, Kolhapur; PGSR Sabhagriha, SNDT, Pune; Sarvajanik Vachanalaya Hall, Nasik
2008 ‘Moderns’, Royal Cultural Centre, Amman, Jordan organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in collaboration with Embassy of India, Amman, Jordan
2008 ‘Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005’, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
2007-08 ‘India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation’, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy
2007 ‘Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art’, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
2006-07 ‘Inventing / Inverting Traditions’, Grosvenor Vadehra, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2003 ‘A Retrospective’, organized by The Fine Art Resource, Mumbai at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
2003 Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
2002 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2002 ‘Bhupen Khakhar’, Reina Sofia, Madrid; toured to The Lowry, Manchester.
2001-02 Optica Gallery, Montreal/ Charles H.Scott Gallery, Vancouver
1998 The Fine Art Resource, Berlin; The Gate Foundation, Amsterdam
1997 Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
1995 Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London
1993 Gallery Ka-Eins, Frankfurt
1993 ‘The Spirit of India’, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag
1992 Galerie Schoo, Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam
1991 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1986 Gallery Watari, Tokyo
1985 Kanoria Centre for Arts/ Hutheesingh Visual Arts Centre, Ahmedabad
1983 Knoedler Gallery, London
1983 Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
1983 Urja Art Gallery, Baroda
1979 Anthony Stokes Gallery, London
1979 Hester van Royen Gallery, London
1972,81 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1967,70 Kunika Chemould Art Centre, New Delhi
1965 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai