Anita Dube


Anita Dube

Born in 1958, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.


1984-89 Involved in the activities of the Indian Radical Painters and Sculptors Association
1982 Master of Arts (Art Criticism), Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
1979 BA in History, University of New Delhi

Selected solo shows

2013 Chance Pieces, Nature Morte, Berlin
Offering, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India

2012 Recent Works, Gallery Marabini, Bologna, Italy

2012 'Anita Dube', Gallery Marabini, Bologna
2011 'Babel: New Works by Anita Dube', Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris
2010 'Kal / Tomorrow', Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 ‘Recent Works’, Bose Pacia, New York
2007 ‘Inside Out’, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 ‘Phantoms of Liberty’, Gallerie Almine Rech, Paris
2005 ‘Illegal’, Nature Morte, New Delhi and Bose Pacia, New York
2003 ‘The Sleep of Reason’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Nature Morte, New Delhi
2000 ‘Via Negative’, Nature Morte, New Delhi
1999 ‘You Tell Me What You Know Down Here’, Girl, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1992 ‘Desire Garden’, Community Hall, Tara Apts., New Delhi


Selected group shows

2013 Lateral, KONA, New Delhi (curated by Heidi Fichtner)
Difficult Loves, The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi
Labyrinths, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai (presented by Lakeeren Gallery)


2012 'Stargazing', Rossi and Rossi, London
2012 'Slipping Through The Cracks', Latitude 28, New Delhi
2011-12 'Back to School: Baroda 1979-89', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2011 'Fragility', Art Alive Gallery, Gurgaon
2011 'Tolstoy Farm: Archive of Utopia', presented by Seven Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2011 'Conundrum', Bose Pacia, New York
2011 'Back to School: Baroda 1979-89', Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Iconoclasts & Iconodules', Religare Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010 'Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference', Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
2010 'Indian (Sub)Way', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2010 'Punctum 1: A Critical Look at The Body in South Asian Photography', Lakeeren, Mumbai
2009 'Asian World Views', Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin
2009 'India 3: New Delhi- Republic of Illusions', Galerie Krinzinger, Wein
2009 Gallery Nature Morte, Berlin
2009 'Indian Summer', Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin
2009 'The Other (Indian) Story: Retrospecting Lakeeren-The Contemporary Art Gallery (1995-2009)', presented by Lakeeren at The Gallery of Modern Art, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai
2009 'Analytical Engine', Bose Pacia, Kolkata
2008-09 'Where In The World', Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
2008 ‘Everywhere Is War (and Rumors of War)’, Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2008 'Contradictions and Complexities: Contemporary Art From India', d.e.n. contemporary art and Western Project, Culver City
2008 'Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture', in association with Bodhi Art, and supported by the British Council, Kunststiftung NRW and the Provence of Antwerp at Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (MuKHA), Belgium
2007 ’Urban Manners: 15 Contemporary Artists from India’, Hangar Bicocca, Milan
2007 ‘New Delhi New Wave’, Marella Gallery, Milan
2007 ‘India-Public Places/ Private Spaces (Contemporary Photography and Video Art), The Newark Museum, Newark
2007 ‘Horn Please’, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2007 ‘New Narratives-Contemporary Art from India’, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago
2007 ‘India: New Installations, Part II’, Mattress Factory, Pittsburg
2006 ‘Bombay Maximum City’, Lille 3000, Lille
2006 ‘Anita Dube, Bharti Kher, Mithu Sen’, Nature Morte, New Delhi
2006 ‘India of the Senses’, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris
2005 ‘Indian Summer (La jeune scene artistique indienne)’, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
2004 ‘Vanitas Vanitatum’, Sakshi Gallery, New Delhi
2004 ‘Androgyne’, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi
2004 ‘After Dark’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2004 ‘Resonance: Anita Dube and Subodh Gupta’, Vancouver International Center for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver
2003 ‘The Tree from the Seed’, Henie Onstand Kunstenter, Oslo
2002 ‘Rest in Space’, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo and Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2002 ‘Home-Street-Shrine-Bazaar-Museum: Contemporary Art from India’, City Art Gallery, Manchester
2002 ‘Alchemy’, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, U.K
2002 ‘Trans-figuration’, Art Inc. Gallery at Visua Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2002 ‘Photo-Transcendent’, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
2002 ‘Wayside Deities’, Art Inc. Gallery, New Delhi
2001 ‘Kalam to Computer/ Room for Improvement’, Crafts Museum, New Delhi
2001 ‘ARS 01’, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki
2001’Context as Content / Museum as Metaphor’, The Museum of Fine Arts, Punjab University, Chandigarh
2001 ‘A Threshold of Spirit’, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York
2000 ‘Vilas’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
2000 ‘Boundlessly various and everything simultaneously’, Bose-Pacia Gallery, New York
2000 ‘Embarkations’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1999 ‘Edge of the Century’, Nature Morte, New Delhi
1999 ‘Surendran Nair/ Jeffery Schiff/ Anita Dube/ Peter Nagy’, Nature Morte, New Delhi
1998 ‘The Bridge: Construction in Process VI’, Melbourne
1998 ‘Telling Times’, The British Council, New Delhi and Bath Festivals Trust's Contemporary Art Program, Bath, U.K
1997 ‘Nirguna / Saguna’, Nature Morte, New Delhi


2012 ‘To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art’, as part of Art Chennai, Edition II at Lalit Kala Regional Centre, Chennai
2012 'Lines of Control', co-organized by Green Cardamom at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca
2011-12 'Shadow Lines: India Meets Indonesia', part of Biennale Jogja XI at Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta
2011 'Crossroads : India Escalate', India Pavilion at Prague Biennale 5
2011 'Red', Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art Of India', Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2011 'Homespun', Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
2011 'Paris-Delhi-Bombay', Centre Pompidou, Paris
2011 'Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2011 'Collectors Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections', Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2010 'Finding India: Art for the New century', presented by Sakshi Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei
2010 'Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh', Whitechapel Gallery, London; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2010 'Urban Manners 2', SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2009 'Failed Plot', part of KIAF 09 at COEX, Seoul
2009 'How Nations are Made', Green Cardamom, London
2009 'Beyond Globalization', Beyond Art Space, Beijing
2009 'Mythologies', Haunch of Venison, London
2009 'Armory Show', New York presented by Bose Pacia / Nature Morte
2009 'Lines of Control', A Green Cardamom Project at The Third Line, Dubai; VM Gallery, Karchi; Green Cardamom, London
2008-09 'The Audience and the Eavesdropper: New Art from India and Pakistan', Phillips de Pury & Company, London and New York
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 'India: Public Places, Private Spaces', Contemporary Photography and Video Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA
2008 'Art Basel', presented by Bose Pacia, New York and Nature Morte, New Delhi
2008 ‘Armory Show’, represented by Bose Pacia, New York
2008 FIAC, represented by Bose Pacia, New York
2005 ‘iCon: India Contemporary’, Venice Biennale, Venice
2001’The Mega Wave: Yokohama Triennale’, Yokohama
2000 ‘7th Havana Biennial’, Havana, Cuba