Amar Kanwar



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Amar Kanwar

(b. 1964, New Delhi, India. Lives and works in New Delhi.)

Amar Kanwar has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Best Public Service Short Film Award at the Vatavaran International Environment Film Festival, New Delhi, India (2012), an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine (2006), the Edvard Munch Award for Contemporary Art, Norway (2005), the MacArthur Fellowship in India (2000), and the Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival (1999). Amar Kanwar has exhibited internationally at such institutions as the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich (2012), the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2008), the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2007), the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (2006), the Fotogallerie, Oslo (2005), and the Renaissance Society, Chicago (2004). Kanwar has participated in Documenta 13,12, and 11 (2013, 2007, 2002), and has had retrospectives at numerous film festivals including the 5th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, Kerala State (2012), the Documentary Dream Show, Tokyo (2010), the Parallel Perspectives Film Festival, Hyderabad (2008), and the 9th International Short Film Festival, Bangladesh (2005).


RECENT SOLO SHOWS AND SCREENINGS

2012
Amar Kanwar: Evidence, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland
2011
Amar Kanwar: A Love Story + Henningsvaer, Babel Art Space, Trondheim, Norway
2010
The Artists Cinema 2010, LUX and the Independent Cinema Office (ICO), London, UK | special preview evening at Tate Modern
Amar Kanwar, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
2009
Amar Kanwar Film Huis Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands. (Selection from ‘The Torn First Pages’) In collaboration with ‘Movies that Matter Amnesty International Film Festival’

RECENT GROUP SHOWS

2013
No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
No Borders, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Sharjah Biennale 11: Re:emerge – Towards a New Cultural Cartography, United Arab Emirates
2012
Documenta (13), Kassel, Germany
Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Newtopia, The State of Human Rights, Visual Arts Flanders, Belgium
Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1st Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerala, India
Being Singular Plural: Moving Images from India, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
2011
Paris-Delhi-Bombay: India Through the Eyes of Indian and French Artists, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah. (‘The Torn First Pages Part I, II, III’)
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York (‘A Season Outside’)
Against All Odds: A Contemporary response to the Historiography of Archiving, Collecting and Museums in India. Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi (Selection from ‘The Torn First Pages + Henningsvaer + A Love Story’)
Indian Highway, MAC-Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon (France) (‘The Lightning Testimonies’); Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
October Salon, Belgrade, Serbia (The Lightning Testimonies)
29th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brasil (‘The Lightning Testimonies’)
India 2011, Babel Art Space, Trondheim, Norway
1st Equator Biennial, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
You Have Been There, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
2010
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Indian Highway, HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
Being Singular Plural: Moving Images from India, Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin, Germany
Signs of Life, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
2009
Göteborgs Internatinella Konstbiennal, Göteborg, Sweden (‘The Lightning Testimonies’)
The symbolic efficiency of the frame, Tirana Biennale, Tirana, Albania (‘The Smile’)
Significant and Insignificant Events, Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey, (‘A Season Outside’)
Indian Highway,Astrup Fernley Museum, Oslo, Norway (‘The Lightning Testimonies’)

Amar Kanwar Exhibitions

Amar Kanwar
Amar Kanwar

March 16 - April 24, 2010
New York


Trouble at the Front (TROUBLES AUX FRONTIÈRES)
Trouble at the Front (TROUBLES AUX FRONTIÈRES)

in collaboration with Caroline Bourgeois
March 14 - April 18, 2009
Paris


Amar Kanwar
Amar Kanwar

March 8 - April 12, 2008
Paris



Marian Goodman Gallery
24 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Telephone 212-977-7160
Fax 212-581-5187


Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10AM - 6PM


Galerie Marian Goodman
79 Rue Du Temple
75003 Paris

Telephone 33-1-48-04 7052
Fax 33-1-40-27-8137

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 11AM - 7PM
Saturday by appointment only

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