1997-2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts, (Painting), College of Art, New Delhi.
2002-2004 Master of Fine Arts, (Painting), College of Art, New Delhi.
Awards and Achievements
2004-5 National Award for Painting, Lalit Kala Akademi, National Academy of Art, India.
2004 National Scholarship, Ministry of Culture, India.
Artist Residencies/ Projects
2011: Art Chennai Artists Residency, India
2006: ‘Identity and Masquerade’, Tate Modern, London. Project Director, Anne Braybone.
2005-2006: Community and Public Art projects, Khoj International Artists Organization, New Delhi.
2004: ‘Moving Image’, video project for ‘CC: Crossing Currents: Video Art & Cultural Identities’, Indo-Dutch video art exhibition, in collaboration with Royal Netherlands Embassy, and Dutch video artists Broersen and Luckacs.
2001: Printmaking residency and studio based practice, Atelier 2221 Print and Edition Studio, New Delhi.
2011: ‘Roots Emerge Upwards’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2011: ‘Metamorphosing Female: Transition –Transfiguration’, Galerie Beck & Eggeling , International Fine Arts, Dusseldorf, Germany.
2008: ‘Urban Biomorphic’, curated by Dr Alka Pande, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Two and Three Person Exhibitions
2008: ‘The Second Sex: India’, Woman artist exhibition based on the writings of Simone De Beauvoir, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hongkong.
2011: “WHAT RULES?”curated by Deeksha Nath , Galerie NATURE MORTE, BERLIN.
2011: ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2011, PROJECT STAGE (CURATED SECTION OF THE ART FAIR), Seven Art Limited, New Delhi.
2011: INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011, BECK & EGGELING, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY.
2010-2011:‘INDIA AWAKENS, UNDER THE BANYAN TREE: RECENT POSITIONS IN CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART,’ curated by Alka Pande, Essl Museum, Kunst der Gegenwart (Museum of Contemporary Art), Klosterneuberg, Vienna, Austria.
2010: ‘GLOBAL/LOCAL: TIME AND SPACE IN CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART’, Henn Galerie, Munchen, Germany.
2009: ‘Lo Real Maravilloso: Marvelous Reality’ Curated by Sunil Mehra, Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
2009: ‘Re-Claim / Re-Cite / Re-Cycle’, curated by Bhavna Kakar, Bose Pacia, Kolkata.
2009: India Art Summit 2009, BECK & EGGELING, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY, Latitude 28, New Delhi.
2009: ‘Labyrinths Urban- Organic’, 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
2009: ART HK O9: Hongkong International Art Fair 2009, BECK & EGGELING, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY.
2008: ‘World One Minutes’, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China.
2008: ‘SH Contemporary 08’, Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai 2008, China.
2008: ‘Trends and Trivia: An Indian Story’, curated by Bhavna Kakar, Visual Arts Centre, Hongkong.
2007: ‘Identity and Masquerade: Staging the Self’, multimedia project, directed by Anne Braybone, Tate Modern, London.
2006: ‘Imaging Materiality-Gesture of the City’, curated by Dr Alka Pande, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
2005: ‘Path/Progression/Digressions’, Air Gallery, London.
2004: ‘CC: Crossing Currents: Video Art & Cultural Identities’, curated by Yohan Pinajjpel, Lalit Kala Galleries, New Delhi. (video project In collaboration with Broersen and Lukacs)
2004: ‘Carry on Drawing: A Growing Exhibit of Marks’, curated by Avantika Bawa at Serpentine Gallery, London, Studio Art Gallery, San Diego, Royal College of Art, London, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai.
2002: ‘The Pedagogic Way’, curated by Veronique Boseret, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi.
2010: Suite of works acquired for the permanent collection of Essl Museum of Comtemporary Arts, Klosterneuberg, Vienna, Austria.
2011: Beck and Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Sonia Mehra Chawla