EDUCATION

2002
MFA Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY

1996
BA Art-semiotics and Comparative Literature, Brown University, Providence, RI magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2008
Solo Exhibition, Chatterjee and Lal, Mumbai, India (upcoming)

2007
Upon Her Precipice, Thomas Erben, NY Solo Show, Haas & Fischer, Zurich, Switzerland

2005
1 x 1, Artist Commissions, Jersey City Museum, NJ
Written on Wind and Water, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY

2003
Her Secret Missions, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY (catalog)

2001
Myth/Making, Contemporary Constructions. UFMG CentroCultural,Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008
Democracy, Creative Time, Armory, NY
Art and War, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Firewalkers, Steafan Stux Gallery, NY
Group Show, D.E.N.Contemporary Art, Culver City, CA
7 Beauties, Contrasts Gallery, Beijing and Shanghai, curated Lilly Wei
The Other Mainstream II, Arizona State University Art Museum, AZ
Exploding the Lotus, curated by Jaishri Abichandani and Jane Hart, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida
Pandora's Box, curated by Amanda Cachia, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Saskatchewan, Canada
Facing East, Facing West, curated by Amze Emmons and Zoe Charlton, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
The Furious Gaze, curated by Xabier Arakistain and Muara Reilly, Montehermoso Cultural Center,Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Of this Tale I Cannot Guarantee a Word... Royal College of Art, London

2007
SimulAsian, curated by Lilly Wei ad Eric Shiner, Pier 92, NY
Contemporary Indian Art Between Continuity and Transformation, curated by Daniella Palazzoli Spazio Oberdan, Milan
25 Years Later..., Art in General 25th Anniversary Exhibition, at UBS Galleries, NY, curated by Sofia Hernandez
Sex in the City, Dumbo Arts Center, New York, curated by Dean Daderko with Marina Adams
Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves, ZKM Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany, curated by Wonil Rhee
Sultana's Dream: South Asian Women's Creative Collective 10th Anniversary Show, Exit Art, NY curated by Jaishri Abichandani and Jeanette Ingberman
Intersections, Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center, Curated by Martin Dust, NY
Tributaries, curated by Lisa Gill and Purvi Shah, 516 Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Hidden, ABC No Rio, NY
Sufferation, curated by Trisha Lagasso Goldberg, Hotel 39, Honolulu, HI
Spectral Evidence, curated by Steven Lam, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Troubled Waters of Permeability, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY
Group Show, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India
One Way or Another, Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston Traveling to : Berkeley Museum,University of California, CA Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2006
What War? Cur Eleanor Heartney, Larry Litt, and Juan Puntes, White Box, NY
Deuces ex Machina, cur, Momenta Art, Market Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Ex-otica, Vitaminarte, Turin, Italy
Artists' Alliance Residency Exhibition, cur Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Zeina Assaf, Cuchifritos Gallery, NYCOne Way or Another, Cur. Melissa Chiu ,Suzette Min, & Karen Higa, Asia Society NY (catalog)
Subcontingent: the Subcontinent in Contemporary Art Cur. Ilaria Bonacosa & Francesco
Manacorda. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, IT (catalog)
Mural Show, Newman Popiashvili gallery, NY Wild Girls, Exit Art, NY
"If a cat gives birth to kittens in an oven, are they kittens or biscuits?", Cur Dean Daderko, Roebling Hall, NY
E7 Emerge Artist Exhibition, Cur, Franklin Sirmans and Jennifer Moon, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, NJ (catalog)
Papering, Cur. Sofia Hernandez & Holly Block, Deutsche Bank, NY
Nicola Durvasula, Chitra Ganesh, Tejal Shah, Thomas Erben Gallery, NY
Inner Limits, cur. Martin Dust, Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center, NY
No More Drama, cur. Edwin Ramoran, Center for Book Arts, NY (catalog)
Detained!, Asian American Arts Centre, NY

2005
Time's Arrow, Cur. Janine Cirincione, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Gift: Building a Collection, Cur. Hitomi Iwasaki, Queens Museum of Art, NY
Cities, Art, Recovery, Cur, Erin Donnelly, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NY, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space
Asian Art Festival, Poncheon, Korea 739 feet running wall, Gwangju Contemporary Art Museum, Gwangju, Korea (catalog)
Wear Me Out, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives , Los Angeles
Home and The World, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ
Characters: Scene I and Scene II, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, NJ, Silvermine Guild Arts Institute, CT
Fatal Love, Queens Museum of Art, NY (catalog)

2004
Floorplay, Brooklyn College Art Gallery, NY
Pilot 01, Limehouse Town Hall, London, UK (catalog)
NextNextArt, Cur. Dan Cameron, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Six Feet Under, Cur. Melissa Chiu, White Box, NY
Color Theory, Vitamin Arte, Cur. Franklin Sirmans, Turin, Italy
Summer Selections: Playpen, Cur, Suzette Min and Marissa White, The Drawing Center, NY
Supersalon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Enchantment, Cur. Jennifer Mcgregor, Wave Hill, NY
Treasure Maps, Cur .Janine Antoni, Apex Art, NY
ArtSpace, New Haven, CT
East of the Sun West of the Moon, White Columns, NY
Masala, cur. Sionan Benjamin and Katherine Myers, William Benton Museum, Trinity College, CT (catalog)
Open House, Cur. Charlota Kotik and Tumelo Mousaka, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY (catalog)

2003
Through Customs, Cur. Shamim Momin and Raina Lampkins-Fielder, Bose Pacia, NY
Artists in The Marketplace Annual Exhibition, Bronx Museum of Art, NY (catalog)
Theory of Relative Power, Cur. Franklin Sirmans, Abrons Art Gallery , NY
Group Show, Jack Tilton Gallery, NY
637 Feet of Running Wall, Cur. Valerie Smith and Tom Finkelpearl, Queens Museum of Art, NY

2002
Queer Visualities, Cur Carl Pope and Jonathan Katz, Staller Art Center, Stonybrook Univ, NY
Charlie, Cur Maurizio Cattelan, Ali Subotnik, and Bettina Funcke, PS 1, NY (catalog)
Mango, Talwar Cur Melissa Chiu and Edwin Ramoran, Gallery, NY
Slant, Diverseworks, Houston, TX
Columbia MFA Thesis Show, Curated by Eungie Joo, Mink Building, NY
Homegrown, Commons Gallery, Barney Building, New York University, NY
Culture in a Jar, Longwood Arts Center, Bronx, NY
SAVAC Annual Exhibition, Living Arts Centre, Ontario, Canada

2001
Earthquake Relief International, Lakshana Gallery, Hyderabad, India
Crossing the Line, Cur. Valerie Smith, Queens Museum of Art, NY
Shaken and Stirred, Cur. Rina Banerjee and Barbara Hunt, Bose Pacia Modern Gallery, NY
AlieNation, Quay Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2008
Smack Mellon Studio Residency

2007
Art Omi International Artists' Residency Weir Farm Residency

2006
New York Community Trust

2005
Emerge 7, Aljira Center for Arts
Artists' Alliance Rotating Studio Program Recipient
New York Foundation for the Arts Artist's Fellowship
Gregory Millard Fellow
Headlands Center for the Art Project Space Residency
Center for Book Arts Emerging Artist Workspace Grant

2004
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Grant
Astraea Visual Arts Award

2002
Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace Program Participant
Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center Artist-in-Residence

2001
College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2000
Columbia University Dean's Fellowship

1996
Roberta Jocelyn Award for Excellence in Art
Rosalie Colie Award for Outstanding Work in Comparative

1995
Howard R. Swearer Award for Community and Public Service

1992
Nancy Thorpe Memorial Poetry Award

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2008
"Sex in the City," Barbara Pollack, ARTNews, January 2008
Kunstmarkt: Metzelnde Heldinnen, Bettina Korgmann, Die Welt, p.30, February 23, 2008
"A package from India, the art world's newest Eastern star," Gareth Harris, Timesonline, March 19, 2008
Artists' Dictionary: A survey of Contemporary Indian Art, Flash Art, p.112, Jan/Feb 2008
"The Innovators", Alison Satake, Colorlines Magazine, p. 19-22, , Jan/Feb 2008

2007
"It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a ... Hindu Goddess?" Ching-in Chen, Hyphen Magazine, Issue #12, The Transit Issue, Summer 2007
Profile: Artist Chitra Ganesh, Olivia Sand, The Asian Art Newspaper, December 2007
"Sex in the City", Holland Cotter, Art in Review, NY Times, November 23, 2007
"Chitra Ganesh,", Marlyne Sahakian, Artkrush, Issue 68, Oct. 2007
"Chitra Ganesh", Jenseits Von Bollywood, Zueritipp, Kunststuecke, Zurich, September 13, 2007
"Acquiring a piece of the Asian Art Pie," Ingrid Dudek, Art India, Volume XII/Issue II/Quarter II
"Queer Arts," NY Arts Magazine, Sept/Oct 2007
"Defying The Definitive," Daniel Kunitz, NY Sun, September 14, 2007
25 years later: Welcome to Art in General, Benjamin Genocchio August 31, 2007, NY Times
"Troubled Waters of Permeability!", Helianth Bourdeaux Maurin, NY Arts Magazine, March/April 2007
"Feminism looks to the horizons", Suzanne Muchnic. L.A. Times, March 12, 2007
Spring Guide 2007, R.C. Baker, Village Voice, ,p,94, March 7, 2007
"Spectral Evidence", Holland Cotter, New York Times, February 23, 2007
Critics Picks: "Spectral Evidence", Lori Cole, Artforum.Com, February 2007
"Galleries", Art Asia Pacific Almanac, 2007 Volume 2, pp. 91, 94
"Feature: Comic Release", ArtKrush, Issue #49, Art and Comics, January 2007

2006
"Asian Art: Insiders Looking Out", Vibhuti Patel, Newsweek International, October 2, 2006
"Ex-Otica: E L'Arte Di Cindia,", p. 28-29, Exibart on paper, Issue 30, Sept/Oct 2006
"E7", Holland Cotter, New York Times, September 15, 2006
"Defying the Definitive Museums", Daniel Kunitz, New York Sun, September 14, 2007
"Asian Roots, Shifting Identities", Roberta Smith, New York Times, Friday September 8, 2006
"Women on Top", Karin Miller Lewis, Art India, Volume XI Issue II Quarter II, 2006
"Artists on the rise", Dan Bischoff, The Star Ledger, p.1-2, July 30, 2006
"Mondo Oggi", p.28-30, Marie Claire Italy, July 2006
"No More Drama, The Saga Continues", Holland Cotter, New York Times, June 16, 2006
"Down East", Steven Maine, p.55, Art In America, Spring 2006

2005
"The Idea of 'Illegality': Sarai Reader 05: Bare Acts." Nivedita Menon.Economic and Political Weekly, November 26th, 2005
"Artists seek to fill 9/11 Voids", Christine Lagorio, CBSnews.com, September 12, 2005
"This Mural Devours its Viewers," Benjamin Genocchio, New York Times, NJ p.11, July 24, 2005
"A Glimpse of New York from a Magic Carpet," Dorit Cohen, NY Arts, May/June 2005
"Wall-to-Wall Drawings", Christopher Howard, Brooklyn Rail, July 2005
"Fatal Love", Courtney Martin, Flash Art May/June 2005, p. 94
"Telling Tales of History, Myth, Fantasy (and Real Life, Too)", Benjamin Genocchio, New York Times, Connecticut Desk, April 10, 2005
"The Artist's Tale", Benjamin Genocchio, New York Times, NJ April 10, 2005
"The Artist: Chitra Ganesh", Trikone Magazine, p.11, March 2005
"Magical Flight Through Modern India," Holland Cotter, New York Times, Friday March 4, 2005
"Brave New World, " Andrea Scott, Time Out NY, March 17-23, 2005

2004
"Mapping South Asian Art", Karin Zizewitz, Art India, p.29, Volume 9 Issue 2, Summer 2004
From the Romantic to the Edgy, Works that Compel", D. Dominick Lombardi, New York Times Art Review, Westchester, July 25, 2004
"From Foreign Shores", Rachel Kalpana James, Art India, Volume 9 Issue 1, Winter 2004
"Masala", Holland Cotter, New York Times Art in Review, April 9, 2004
"Educating Chitra", Julia Westerbeke, TimeOut New York, April 2004
"Treasure Maps," TimeOut New York, Laura Auriccho, March 2004
"Through Customs", Art Asia Pacific Reviews, Peter Nagy, Winter 2004

2003
"100 Gay Success Stories", OUT Magazine, December 2003
"Artist in Residence: Chitra Ganesh", Velvet Park Magazine Anniversary Issue 2003

2002
"Looking at Those Images, Again and Again", Phyllis Braff, New York Times, November 24,
2002
"Mango", Holland Cotter, New York Times Art in Review, July 19, 2002

2001
"Art Expresses Cultural identities", Judy Stoffman, Toronto Star, August 16, 2001
"Floating Islands", Art India, Winter Spring 2001 2000
"The Women Speak Out", Lawina Melwani, India Today International, May 1, 2000
"Unsuitable Girls", Lawina Melwani, Little India, May 15, 2000

 

CATALOGUES AND PUBLICATIONS

2007
Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, Jasbir Puar, Duke University Press, 2007 (cover)
Thermocline of Art, New Asain Waves, Catalog, 2007, Hatje Cantz P Press, ZKM Publications, Essays by Nancy Adjania, Huang Du, Gregor Jansen, Wonil Rhee, Yukie Kamiya, Eugene Tan, Nicole Wong
"Awaaz", South Asian Literary Journal, Brown University , Providence , Rhode Island
"How Amnesia Remembered Roxanne", pp., Juicy Mother 2, Manic D Press, Ed. Jennifer Camper, Fall 2007
"Seeing the Disappeared," with Mariam Ghani. Pavilion Issue 10. Bucharest: January 2007.
A Gathering of the Tribes, Issue 11, p.43, Ed. Steve Cannon, Kathy Price, Lacy Austin Chitra Ganesh in Conversation with Robin Coste Lewis, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Duke University Press, Spring 2008

2006
WHO CARES?, Creative Time, with essays by Anne Pasternak and Doug Ashford, D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers, 2006
One Way or Another, Asian American Art Now, Catalog. Ed. Melissa Chiu, Karen Higa, Suzette Min, with essays by Margo Michida and Helen Zia, Yale University Press, 2006.
Subcontingent: The subcontinent in Contemporary Art, Mandadori Electa, Milano, 2006 With essays by Ilaria Bonacosa, Franesco Monicorda, Suketu Mehta and Moshin Hamid
Art for Healing: Mushroom Arts and Korea Village, Catalog, 2006
"Home and the World: South Asia in Transition", Ed: Helen Asquine Fazio, Atreyee Phukan, V.G. Julie Rajan and Shreerekha Subramanian, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2006.

2005
"Fatal Love", Catalog. With Essays by Jaishri Abichandani and Prerana Reddy, 2005
Uovo, Special Issue, "DRAWING Volume 1," The Bookmakers Ed., 2005
"Index of the Disappeared: Catalogue .100". 'zine co-edited & produced with Mariam Ghani, distributed by LMCC during the "Cities, Art & Recovery" conference on the fourth anniversary of 9/11. Black and white, run of 150, 8.5" x 7", 2005.
"Seeing the Disappeared," with Mariam Ghani. Samar Issue 19: Spring/Summer 2005.Dirty Pop, Issue 3, p.2, Spring 2005
"How Do You See the Disappeared?" Journal of Aesthetics & Protest #4. Los Angeles: AK Press, 2005.
"Towards a Visual Language of Resistance: Notes on the Disappeared," with Chitra Ganesh.
Bare Acts: The Sarai Reader 05. Edited by Raqs Media Collective. New Delhi: Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 2005.
St. Ann's Review, 5th Anniversary Edition, 2005, Ed. Beth Bosworth

2004
St. Ann's Review. Volume 5 Number 1, (cover), Winter/Spring 2004, Ed. Beth Bosworth
"Momenta Art 1999 to 2004", With essays by Eric Heist/Michael Waugh and Calvin Reid
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Catalog. With essay by Charlotta Kotik & Tumelo Mosaka. New York: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.
AIM 23. With essay by Lydia Yee & Amy Rosenblum-Martín. New York: Bronx Museum of Art, 2004

2003
Mango. New York: South Asian Women's Creative Collective, 2003
Charley 01, Ed. Maurizio Cattelan, Ali Subotnik, Bettina Funcke, Massimiliano Gioni, D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers, 2002
"Tales of Amnesia", self published Comic book, Edition of 150, 2002

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES AND PANELS

2008
Law and Visual Resistance:Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Politics, South Asian Bar Association, NY
Impossible Archives, Kevorkian Center for middle Eestern Studies, New York University
riDYKEulous: The Odds Are Against Us, PS1MOMA, NY
Gelman Studio Lecture, Columbia University, NY
"Visual Ignition", Visiting Artist Lecture, American University, Washington, DC
California College of Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture, San Francisco, CA

2007
Juicy Mother II artist and Contributors' Panel, Bluestocking Bookstore, NY
Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Lecture, Brooklyn Museum, NY
Bloomfield College Visiting Artist Lecture, New Jersey
Artists Talk on Art, Rubin Museum of Art, New York
South Asian Women's Creative Collective Slide Slam, Asian American Writers' Workshop, NY
Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions: Feminist Art Symposium, CalArts, CA
New York Studio School, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture

2006
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture
Mass Art, Boston, MA, Visiting Artist Lecture
Pratt University, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture
Gods, Monsters, and Divas Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, NY
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, Guest Artist Lecture
Fuel for the Fire: Intersections of Arts and Activism, Amnesty International family Project, NY
Meeting Artists' Needs: The Elevator Speech, CUE Art Foundation, NY
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Visiting Artist Lecture
Columbia University Asian American Studies, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture

2005
Who Cares? Creative Time Artists' Roundtable Dialogue, NY
Chitra Ganesh and Raissa Venables: Artists' Dialogue, Jersey City Museum, NJ
And so Forth: Creative alliances for effective activism, Office Opps, Brooklyn, NY
Oberlin University, OH, Visiting Artist Lecture
Empire State College, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture
Fatal Love Panel Discussion, Queens Museum and Asia Society, NY
Rutgers University, Home and the World Conference, NJ

2004
Sexuality in Art, Connecticut College AAPA History Month Speaker, CT
Treasure Maps: A Roundtable, Yale University, CT, Artists' Talk, Apex Art, NY
WBAI Asia Pacific Forum Featured Artist Interview
Youth Solidarity Summer: Activism and Public Art, Brecht Forum, NY, 2003

2003
AIM 2003: Selected artists speak on their work, Bronx Museum, NY, 2003
Curator, "The Broken Mirror", LeRoy Neiman Gallery, NY, 2003
Panelist, BRIO awards (Bronx Recognizes its Own)
Wings Academy, Bronx, NY, Visiting Artist

2002
SLAAAP!, In the Country of My Imagination, Asia Society
Bennington College, VT, Visiting Artist Lecture

2001
AccessZone 0.2 for Emerging Artists, Bronx Museum of Art, NY
HIV and Arts Activism, Audre Lorde Project, Brooklyn, NY
(Un)Suitable Girls in Texas, University of Texas at Austin, TX
Arts and Politics, East Coast Asian Students' Union Conference, NY
Under Western Skies, Jindal Center for Contemporary Art, Mumbai, India
International Women Artists' Conference, W.E.R.I.S.E., Barnard College, New York, NY

2000
Youth Speak Out through Art, Museum of Natural History, NY

1999
Gen X Conference, Arts and Activism, Brown University, Providence RI
Activism in South Asian Communities, Asia Pacific Forum, WBAI Radio, NY
Exoticize This: Femininity and South Asian Identification, Bryn Mawr College, PA