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Thukral & Tagra Biography

Thukral and Tagra have been working collaboratively since 2004. Their inspiration begins with the reality of old values mixed with their ideas of modern times in the Punjabi culture of Northern India. These versatile artists play on the refined symbolism between advertising, branding, and domestic retail through painting, sculpture, installation and video. Thukral & Tagra project the visual culture of young Indian dreams and aspirations today.

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Thukral & Tagra have held solo exhibitions at Art Summit in New Delhi (2011), Singapore Tyler Print Institute (2010), Nature Morte in New Delhi (2005 & 2007), Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai (2008), Bose Pacia, New York (2007) and the Barry Keldoulis Gallery in Sydney (2008). In 2007, Nature Morte and Bose Pacia presented their solo installation entitled Adolescere-Domus in the Art Statements section of Art Basel. They were included in a large exhibition of contemporary art from India at the Mori Museum, Tokyo, which travelled to the Essl Museum in Vienna in 2008. Thukral & Tagra were also represented at the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale and the Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia. In 2011, they were part of the touring exhibition Indian Highway IV at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France as well as Paris-Delhi-Bombay at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. The artists live and work in New Delhi, India. 

Thukral & Tagra Featured Artworks

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Present Continuous by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & TagraPresent Continuous, 2017Film projection (20 min)
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Mythological Induction - Kalki, Study
II (Fig. 10) by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & TagraMythological Induction - Kalki, Study II (Fig. 10), 2019Oil on canvas
101.6 x 76.2 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries Contact Gallery
Mythological Induction - Kalki, Study
II (Fig. 8) by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & TagraMythological Induction - Kalki, Study II (Fig. 8), 2019Oil on canvas
101.6 x 76.2 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries Contact Gallery
Buddha, Study II by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & TagraBuddha, Study II, 2019Oil on canvas
213 x 213 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries Contact Gallery
(Beautiful bosedk) Six days a week by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & Tagra(Beautiful bosedk) Six days a week, 2009Lithography, screen print, collage, hand cut, hand paint, misu paper, air brush, laser cut acrylic constructed on laminated STPI handmade stencil shaped paper, cast paper, pigmented paper pulp, and me
190 x 154 x 15 cm
STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery Contact Gallery
Attractively Awful (b) by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & TagraAttractively Awful (b), 2009Relief print, lithography, screen print, collage, airbrush, hand cut, construction on STPI handmade cotton paper formed on European style mould and deckle.
102 x 76.5 x 1 cm
STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery Contact Gallery
(Home Delivery) Six days a week by Thukral & Tagra contemporary artwork
Thukral & Tagra(Home Delivery) Six days a week, 2009Lithography, screen print, collage, Misu paper, laser cut acrylic constructed on laminated STPi handmade stencil shaped paper, cast paper, pigmented paper pulp and mechanised acrylic structure
190 x 154 x 18 cm
STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery Contact Gallery

Thukral & Tagra Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Alan Kwan, Ni Zhiqi, Peter Peri, Thukral & Tagra, Sara Tse, Alchemist(s) at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
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4 July–16 October 2020 Alan Kwan, Ni Zhiqi, Peter Peri, Thukral & Tagra, Sara Tse Alchemist(s) Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder St, Hong KongPedder Street, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Thukral & Tagra, Double Bounce at Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
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11 April–26 May 2019 Thukral & Tagra Double Bounce Pearl Lam Galleries, Dempsey Hill, SingaporeDempsey Hill, Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Absorption as a Way of Seeing 凝觀 at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
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27 August–10 September 2018 Group Exhibition Absorption as a Way of Seeing 凝觀 Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder St, Hong KongPedder Street, Hong Kong

Thukral & Tagra Represented By

Pearl Lam Galleries contemporary art gallery in Pedder Street, Hong Kong Pearl Lam Galleries Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Thukral & Tagra In Ocula Magazine

Thukral and Tagra Ocula Conversation Thukral and Tagra By Sitara Chowfla, Yorkshire

Over the past 15 years, Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra have developed a collaborative practice of painting, sculpture, design, installation, interactive games, and experimental participatory exercises. Their work spans a range of interests and subject matter: from their early explorations into globalised consumer culture and diasporic Indian...

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Serge Tiroche Ocula Conversation Serge Tiroche By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

With an ultra slick website that enables easy navigation of its 400 plus artworks from many of the leading artists of today, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection is unique in its focus and ownership structure. Established in 2011 by Serge Tiroche and Russ DeLeon, the collection is focused on artworks by both recognised masters, and emerging talent from...

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Thukral & Tagra In Related Press

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Thukral and Tagra: Bread, Circuses and TBD; Kimsooja: To Breathe – review Related Press Thukral and Tagra: Bread, Circuses and TBD; Kimsooja: To Breathe – review 7 April 2019, The Guardian

A new gallery has opened in the rolling green paradise of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Or rather an ace cafe with a space for art. The new Weston building, a visitor centre designed by architects Feilden Fowles, is light-filled, airy and undoubtedly beautiful, its concrete and polished plaster tinted to match the sandstone bedrock of this glorious...

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New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra for India Art Fair Related Press New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra for India Art Fair 1 February 2018, Wallpaper*

New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra explore memory in their installation for India Art Fair. Once art directors in the world of advertising, Indian art duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra - informally known as T&T - have been collaborating since 2000, producing their darkly witty works across a range of mediums including painting, film...

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The Contemporary Canvas Related Press The Contemporary Canvas 4 February 2017, The Indian Express

From being a forum that brings artists from all over the world to one that will focus on South Asia, India Art Fair (IAF) has changed its course over the nine editions since it debuted in 2008. The transformation was obvious when the four-day event opened on February 2 at NSIC grounds in Okhla. Dominated by artwork from India, followed by...

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Critic’s Guide: New Delhi Related Press Critic’s Guide: New Delhi 2 February 2017, Frieze

Visual artist and researcher Sonia Mehra Chawla's artistic practice traverses notions of selfhood, nature, ecology and sustainability. Currently a visiting artist and researcher at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation India, Sonia's ongoing project Critical membrane is on show at Exhibit 320. This exhibition focuses on her artistic enquiry...

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