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Biography

 

Meenakshi Nihalani is an active Visual Artist from the city of Mumbai, India. She has received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sculpture from the Sir J.J. School of Fine Arts, Mumbai (2017). She is currently Exhibiting her Solo show in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition represents the social and psychological impact of British Colonialism on the Farmers and the Land in India and emphasizing the Absurdism of politics and power on mankind. She has recently received the Scholarship Residency by Fundaziun Nairs in Switzerland (2019). She has also received a Scholarship exhibition by Honorary Indian consulate in Stuttgart in 2018. She has attended her Artist residency in 2017 and 2018 in Berlin, Germany. She has also received the 2017 Lord Mayo Memorial Award for her sculpture during the Annual exhibition in Sir J.J School of Art.

Her fascination lies in the linearity of three-dimensional forms and large scale works depicting ironical glimpses of situations in our society. Involving Textile and Sculptural forms the concept of the artist is the struggle of mind which lies under the skin of the social image.

 

The artist currently lives and works from Mumbai, India.

 

Exhibitions

 

2019               ‘Making Space’, Exhibition at Sakshi Gallery curated by Saloni Doshi, Mumbai, India 

 

2019               ‘Indigo First, Famine Later ’, Solo Exhibition at Under The Mango Tree Gallery - Berlin, Germany

 

2019               Exhibition with Honorary Consulate of the Republic of India at Stuttgart, Germany.

 

2018               'Indian Encounters', Exhibition at the Honorary Consulate of Republic of INDIA, Stuttgart. 

 

2018               'It's All About Us', ARTLET Studio Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany.

 

2018               Moving Borders, Exhibition Internationales Begegnungs Zentrum, Germany.

 

2018               "Crossing Points" Female artist group show in Kunstfabrik, Germany.

 

2017               Sir J.J School of Art – Annual Exhibition – Lord May Memorial Award Sculpture.  

 

2017               Female art students show – Sculptural Installation.

 

2016               Bombay art society Monsoon exhibition.

 

2016               Drawing exhibition – Raheja School of Art Mumbai.

 

2013               Sir J.J. School of Art- Group Show - Mumbai.

 

Artist Residency

 

2019                 Artist Residency at Fundaziun Nair’s, Switzerland

2018                 Artist in Residence, Warp artist village, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

2018                 Artist in Residence at Centre for Substructured Loss, Berlin, Germany.

2018                 Artist in Residence at Kunstfabrik, Darmstadt, Germany.

2018                 Artist in Residence at SPACE118, Mumbai, India.

2017                 Artist Residency at Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Germany.

 

Awards and grants

 

2019               Fundaziun Nairs Scholarship, Switzerland

2019               Scholarship grant and Exhibition, Honorary Indian Consulate, Stuttgart, Germany

2018               Scholarship exhibition, Indian Consulate, Stuttgart.

2017               Lord Mayo Memorial Award for Sculpture – Sir J.J School of Fine Art

2016               Merit Award – Bombay Art Society Exhibition

2015               Merit Award – Annual Exhibition, Sir J.J School of Fine Art­

 

Education

2017                Bachelor degree Fine art, Sculpture, Ist Class, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai

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