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Department of Art Design and Performing Arts
Atul Bhalla
Associate Professor,
Department of Art Design and Performing Arts,
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Education Details
Masters in Fine Arts, (M.F.A.) School of Art, Northern Illinois University , USA
Bachelor in Fine Arts, (B.F.A.) College of Art, Delhi University, New Delhi
Professional Experience
Select Solo Exhibitions

2011
On the Edge
Solo show of works from 2009 -11.Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (Oct 2011)


Water Works
Grossman Gallery. Lafayette College. Easton. PA. USA
Curation- Donna Gustafsson ( Sept-Oct 2011)


INSTALLATION OF ‘I WAS NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING-II’ AT
Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge MA.USA. DECEMBER 2010-APRIL 2011


2009
...IN ANOTHER SWEAT, Project 88, Mumbai, India (Dec ’09)
...IN ANOTHER SWEAT, Anant Art Centre, NOIDA, India (Aug ’09)

2008
WITHIN / WITHOUT. AICON Gallery, London, U.K.

2007
REMARKING THE RIVER, Project 88, Mumbai, India
REMARKING THE RIVER, Anant Art Centre, NOIDA, India

2005
IMMERSIONS, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Monographic exhibition of recent works, KHOJ-International Artists Association, New Delhi, India

Publications

YAMUNA WALK - ATUL BHALLA
SEPIAEYE PUBLICATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS, SEATTLE AND LONDON
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2012
What will be my defeat? - ATUL BHALLA
Published by - GFLK Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg, Germany.2013

Research Interests
Water, Art as Intervention; The Performative: and The photograph.
National and International Recognition
2013
“What will be my Defeat?” Performance at VARC, HighGreen, Hexham, UK. Curation-Cynthia Morrison Bell. 2013
“The Artist Will Be Defeated By The Art World”: Performance/Intervention. Sarai-Reader 09. With Meera Menezes-“Room for failure”. Devi Art Foundation. NCR, India
“Peak-Shift-Effect” Curated by Gayatri Sinha. Vadehra Art Gallery. New Delhi 2013
TOWARDS A NEW WORLD –Four artists from 'India between memory and globalization. Curation –Rita Usro. Milan, Italy.


2012
URBAN MYTHS AND REALITIES, Curation-Oindrilla Maity. Empire Shrine Gallery. New Delhi. Dec 2012
CRITICAL MASS, Contemporary Art from India, Tel Aviv Museum Of Art, Curated by Tami Katz-Frieman and Rotem Ruff.


2011
-BEYOND THE SELF: Contemporary Portraiture from Asia. Curated by Christine Clarke. NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY. CANBERRA. AUSRALIA.
PARIS –DELHI –BOMBAY: INDIA THROUGH THE EYES OF INDIAN AND FRENCH ARTISTS-Centre Pompidou, Paris . France.
Curated by Sophie Duplaix and Fabrice Bosteau. May 22 –September 19 2011
HOME SPUN, Curation –Girish Shahane, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India.
God, Goddesses, Cinema and Cricket, Curation –Arshiya Lokhandwala, Jehangir Art Galleries, Mumbai India.


2010
WEST HEAVENS, PLACE –TIME- PLAY: INDIA CHINA CONTEMPORARY ART, Curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, Shanghai China.
WATER, Curated by Donna Gustafson, Andrew W. Mellon, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, USA.
ID/ENTITY: Curated by Vidya Shivdas, Vadehra Art Gallery. New Delhi
A MONUMENTAL TOUR: Curated by Cho Seong Ryeong , Coreana Art Museum . Seoul, Korea.
INDIAN (SUB) WAY: Curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, Grosvenor, Vadehra, New Delhi, London


2009
FOURTH ASIAN ART TRIENNALE, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
LIVING OFF THE GRID, curated by Meera Menezes, Anant Art Centre, NOIDA, India
IMMERSIONS curated by Deeksha Nath, Anant Art Centre, NOIDA, India

2008
INDIA MODERNA curated by JUAN GUARDIOLA, IVAM Institute of Modern Art, Valencia, Spain
VIDEO ZONE-4 curated by Sergio Edelsztein and Rotem Ruff, 4th International Video Art Biennial, Israel
WHERE IN WORLD? Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India
MUTANT BEAUTIES curated by Gayatri Sinha, Anant Art Centre, NOIDA, India
CREATIVE EMERGENCIES curated by Maria Livia Brunelli and Silvia Cirelli, Mar Museo D’ Arte Della Citta Di Ravenna, Italy
STILL MOVING IMAGE curated by Deeksha Nath, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India
COURSE, Sepia International, New York, USA

2007
PUBLIC PLACES / PRIVATE SPACES - Contemporary Indian Photography & Video, Newark Museum, New Jersey, USA
RELOCATING MASCULINITIES, School of Art and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Executive Summary
I have been trying to explore the physical, historical, spiritual, and political significance of water to the urban environment through artworks that incorporate sculpture, painting, installation, video, photography, and performance. I have been trying to push the boundaries of the “per formative” and the “photograph”.
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