Born in 1974, Jitish Kallat is one of the best known and respected artists from India on the international scene. For over twenty years, his wide-ranging and deeply reflective work has drawn an imaginary map connecting the everyday to the cosmic. Phase Transition is Jitish Kallat’s third solo exhibition in Paris and marks the artist's return to painting after close to a five-year hiatus from the medium. For the past five years, Kallat’s long-standing engagement with the ideas of time, transience, sustenance and the cosmological took the form of large elemental drawings, and investigative animation videos, photo-works and sculptures.
Jitish Kallat currently lives and works in Mumbai. Kallat’s work has been exhibited widely across the world ; key solo exhibitions at museums include Philadelphia Museum of Art (2016), CSMVS Museum, Mumbai (2016), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2015), San José Museum of Art (2013), the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2012), Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai (2011), and Art Institute of Chicago (2010).
He has also exhibited in numerous group exhibitions at venues including Tate Modern, London (2001), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2006), ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe (2007); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2007), Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2008), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2008), Museum Tinguely, Basel and Musée national d’art moderne-Centre Pompidou in Paris (2011), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2016). He has participated in a number of international biennale exhibitions including the Havana Biennial (2000) and the Gwangju Biennale (2006).
Jitish Kallat was the curator and artistic director of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014), and participates in its 2018 edition
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