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Navjot Altaf

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About Artist

Navjot was born in 1949 in Meerut and moved to Mumbai in 1969. She studied at the Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai, and completed her diploma from there in 1972. An accomplished painter, sculptor, installation artist...

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Navjot was born in 1949 in Meerut and moved to Mumbai in 1969. She studied at the Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai, and completed her diploma from there in 1972. An accomplished painter, sculptor, installation artist and filmmaker, Navjot has constantly pushed the boundaries of material and genre to express her social concerns. Both in their process of creation and in their subject, her sculptural work addresses issues of social injustice and religious violence in India through a unique feminine perspective.

Throughout her career, the artist has been fascinated by the concept of the underdog, particularly in the context of gender and sexuality. Navjot brings to her work, whether painting, photograph, sculpture or video, a sense of social commitment and a need to interrogate existing power structures and expose the injustice practiced against weaker sections of society. “My work has re-tracked the familiar terrain of questioning various frameworks of social injustice and violence, transmuting my concerns to the intimate, often hidden private lives of women. They are sculptures that speak, that address the burning questions of the inequalities that exist in society, especially with relation to the female of the species.”

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  • About Artist

    Navjot was born in 1949 in Meerut and moved to Mumbai in 1969. She studied at the Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai, and completed her diploma from there in 1972. An accomplished painter, sculptor, installation artist and filmmaker, Navjot has constantly pushed the boundaries of material and genre to express her social concerns. Both in their process of creation and in their subject, her sculptural work addresses issues of social injustice and religious violence in India through a unique feminine perspective.

    Throughout her career, the artist has been fascinated by the concept of the underdog, particularly in the context of gender and sexuality. Navjot brings to her work, whether painting, photograph, sculpture or video, a sense of social commitment and a need to interrogate existing power structures and expose the injustice practiced against weaker sections of society. “My work has re-tracked the familiar terrain of questioning various frameworks of social injustice and violence, transmuting my concerns to the intimate, often hidden private lives of women. They are sculptures that speak, that address the burning questions of the inequalities that exist in society, especially with relation to the female of the species.”

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    2003: In Response To, Talwar Gallery, New York;

    2001-2003 Three Halves, Installation with Audio and Video, Collaborative project;

    2003: Displaced Self, (Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai);

    2000-2002: Nalpar, site oriented sculptural structures- (Kondagaon, Bandhapara and Ambalpur. Cooperative project with artists from Bastar, Chattisgarh). (IFAD Grant);

    2001-2002: Between Memory and History, installation with video, audio and text;

    1999-2000 and 2003-04: Collaboration as a Strategy in Indian Contemporary Art, site oriented sculptural structures, Pilla Gudi-(Kondagaon and Kusma village).

    Collaborative project with four artists from Bastar, Chattisgarh. (IFA Grant Award);

    1998-99: Modes of Parallel Practice: Ways of World Making , Sculpture Installation with Video Films; Interactive project with four artists from Bastar (Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan), (IFA Grant Award);

    1994: Links destroyed and rediscovered , an installation with paintings, screen prints, films and music, (Jehangir Art Gallery, Gallery 7, Mumbai);

    1995: Images Redrawn, Sculpture Installation with text.



    Group Exhibitions

    2003: Eighth Havana Biennale, (Cuba); Subterrain Indian Contemporary Art (House of World Culture.Berlin); Ways of Resisting , (Delhi);

    2002: Life In The Time of Cholera, (Delhi);

    2001: Century City, (Tate Modern,London);

    1999: First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, (Japan);

    1998: The Presence Of The Past (Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Mumbai;

    1995-96-97: Women Artists of India, (Middlesbrough Art Gallery U.K);

    1991: VIIth International Triennale, (New Delhi).

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