Jitish Kallat

Indian, b. 1974

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Jitish Kallat

Indian, b. 1974

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Working in a diverse array of materials, Jitish Kallat makes installations, paintings, and sculptures that take inspiration from the people and paradoxes of his native city of Mumbai. His monumental sculptures, such as Eruda and Annexe (2006), mythologize India’s urban poor, whom he depicts as both disenfranchised and remarkably resilient. He cites a broad range of influences, from Pop art and Dada to Persian miniatures and billboards, coalescing in a distinctive handmade aesthetic. His series of paintings “Dawn Chorus” (2007) feature street children whose heads of hair are depicted as black-and-white city scenes, teeming with people and vehicles.

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Group show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 4 more
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Gwangju Biennale, and 2 more
Biography

Working in a diverse array of materials, Jitish Kallat makes installations, paintings, and sculptures that take inspiration from the people and paradoxes of his native city of Mumbai. His monumental sculptures, such as Eruda and Annexe (2006), mythologize India’s urban poor, whom he depicts as both disenfranchised and remarkably resilient. He cites a broad range of influences, from Pop art and Dada to Persian miniatures and billboards, coalescing in a distinctive handmade aesthetic. His series of paintings “Dawn Chorus” (2007) feature street children whose heads of hair are depicted as black-and-white city scenes, teeming with people and vehicles.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Gwangju Biennale, and 2 more