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Nalini Malani

Painter - Video maker

Nalini Malani was born in 1946 in Karachi (Undivided India, now Pakistan). She lives and works in Bombay.

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You Don't Hear Me Malani Nalini
Solo show
Nalini Malani
20 June - 29 November 2020
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Nalini Malani: Can You Hear Me? Malani Nalini
Solo show
Nalini Malani
23 September 2020 - 06 June 2021
Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Biography

Born in 1946 in Karachi. She lives and works in Bombay. With the help of female icons from mythology, both Indian (Radha, Sita) or Western (Medea, Cassandra), or fictional characters such as Alice from Lewis Carroll, she explores her personal history and the feminine condition of yesterday and today. In 2007, she was chosen by Robert Storr for the 52nd Venice Biennale and created a series of ‘reverse paintings,’ a technique inspired by the tradition of painting the underside of glass. That same summer, the IMMA in Dublin dedicated a retrospective show and catalogue to the artist, including paintings, drawings, videos and projections. Her work has also been exhibited at the Kiran Nadar Foundation in New Delhi and at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (2017). Two major retrospectives have been organised in 2018, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Castello di Rivoli in Turin. The MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the Tate Gallery and the MNAM-Centre Pompidou have recently acquired key works by Nalini Malani.

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