b. 1959, Mumbai, India. Lives and works in Mumbai, India.

Atul Dodiya is one of the most prominent figures of contemporary Indian art. He draws on politics, art history and folklore for his work, as well as Indian and North American popular culture in the form of installation and painting. He works on subjects that layer and combine the traditions of his native land with art historical clichés including paying homage to famous artists. His series of dual imagery shutter doors is an important genre that he began in 1999 for his exhibition at the Tate Modern entitled Century City.

Born 1959, lives and works in Bombay, India.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy School of Art, Mumbai, India


7000 Museums: A Project For The Republic of India, Dr. Bhau daji lad Museum, Mumbai, India

Duplicator’s Dilemna, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Retrospective of Atul Dodiya, Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Atul Dodiya, Contemporary Art Centre, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Scribes from Timbuktu, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

If It Rains Fire, Nature Morte, Berlin, Germany
Malevich Matters and Other Shutters, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

Pale Ancestors, Bodhi Art, Mumbai, India

Saptapadi – scenes from marriage, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi Museum Gallery, Mumbai, India

The Wet Sleeves of My Paper Robe, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, Mumbai, India and New York, USA
Bodhi Art, New Delhi and Mumbai, India; New York, USA

Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara, Presented by Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India (2004 – 2005)
Bose Pacia, New York, USA (2003 – 2005)

Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid, Spain
Sakshi Gallery, Bombay, India

The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo, Japan
The Fine Art Resource, Berlin, Germany
Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India

Herwitz Gallery, Ahmedabad, India
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India

CIMA Gallery, Calcutta, India
Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India

Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India

Gallery Apunto, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India

Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India


Post-Picasso: contemporary Reactions, Curated by Michael FitzGerald, Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain

Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, From the Peabody Essex Museum’s Herwitz collection, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989’, Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
‘Ideas of the Sublime’, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Lalit Kala Akademi and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
, India
‘The Drawing Wall’, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Lalit Kala Akademi and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
, India

Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kerala, India
7th Asia Pacific Triennial (APT7), Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
India : Art Now, ARKEN, musée d'art contemporain, Ishøj, Danemark
Project CINEMA CITY, Research Art & Documentary Practices, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India

Indian Rainbow, Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy
Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting, and Museums in India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
Of Humour, Wit & Satire, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, India

A Collection, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
Monumental, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USAInside India, Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin, India
Freedom to March: Rediscovering Gandhi through Dandi, presented by Ojas Art at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India
Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference, Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, India
Symbols and Metaphors, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata, India

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: Indian Contemporary Art in Global Times, Lakeeren, Mumbai, India
Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art, Grosvenor Gallery, London, UK
Divagations: Spaces of Possibility, Raza Foundation Awardees Show, Art Alive, New Delhi, India
Life is A Stage, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai, India

Body Chatter: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
Where In The World, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India
Material/Im-mmaterial, Gallery Collection, Bodhi Art, Gurgaon, India
Anxious, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India
Modern and Contemporary Indian Art, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban, BodhiBerlin, Berlin, Germany
Portrait of a Place, Rob Dean Art Gallery, London, UK

India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy
Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Young Guns, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai, India
Private / Corporate IV, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Hungry God : Indian Contemporary Art, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea
Fashioning The Divine, Auckland Art Museum, New Zealand
Here and Now : Young Voices from India, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, UK
Gateway Bombay, The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, USA
After Shock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution in Contemporary India, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
New Narratives: Contemporary Art form India, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, USA
Urban Manners: Contemporary Artists from India, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai, India
India Express: Sacred and Popular, The Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
Hungry God: Indian Contemporary Art, Arario Beijing, China
El Filo del Deseo - Arte Reciente en India, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Mexico
Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India, curated by Chaitanya Sambarani, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Asia Society Museum, New York; Tamayo Museum, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) Monterry, Mexico; Asian Aret Museum, San Fransisco; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (2004 – 2006)

ICon: India Contemporary, Collateral event, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice
Bhupen Among Friends, Museum Gallery, Bombay. Presented by Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India

Androgene, curated by Alka Pande, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India
The Search: Paintings from National Gallery of Modern Art, curated by Dr. Saryu Doshi, Omi Society of Fine Arts, Muscat, Sultanet of Oman, Oman
ZOOM! (Art in Contemporary India), curated by Nancy Adajania and Luis Serpa, Museo Temporario / Culturgest, Lisbon, India
Masala Diversity and Democracy in South Asian Art, Willliam Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut Storrs, USA
South Asian Masters at Alhamra, curated by Salima Hashmi, Alhamra Center, Lahore, Pakistan

New Art India: Home-Street-Shrine-Bazeer-museum, curated by Gulammohammed Sheikh and Jyotindra Jain, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Tree from the Seed: Contemporary Art from India, Curated by Gavin Jantjes, Henie Onstad Center, Oslo
Under the Skin of Simulation: Three Contemporary Painters From India, with Shibu Natesan and Surendran Nair, Fine Art Resource, Berlin, Germany
Sub Terrain: Artworks in the Cityfold, curated by Geeta Kapur, Haus Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Crossing Generations: diVERGE: Celebrating Forty Years of Gallery Chemould an exhibition spanning four generations of Indian arts, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambarani, The  National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay, India

Secular Practice: Recent Art From India, Hoopoe curatorial, Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), Vancouver, India
Capital and Karma: Recent Position in Indian Art, guest Curators Angelika Fitz and Michael Worgotter, Kunsthallr, Vienna

Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Curated by Geeta Kapur and Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Tate Modern, London, UK
Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
Moving Ideas: A Contemporary Dialogue With India, Hoopoe curatorial, OBORO, Montreal, Canada

Shatabdi: Reflections on a Century Past, CIMA, Calcutta, India
Embarkations: The Millennium Show, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay, India
Kala Ghoda: A Meeting Place, collaborative installation with Architect Rahul Mehrotra, Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India
Family Resemblance a show, curated by Ranjit Hoskote for Birla Century Gallery, Bombay, India

Watercolour And Contemporary Painting, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, India
Icon of the Millennium, organized by Lakeeren Gallery at Nehre Center, Bombay, India
Ideas and Images – Mumbai Magazine, curated by Saryu Doshi, NGMA, Bombay, India
Humour on Line Group show with Amit Ambalal, Arpita Singh & Bhupen Khakhar, curated by Abhishek Poddar, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay, India
Watermark, watercolour show, organized by the Fine Art Resource, at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, India
As You Like It, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, India

Recent Works: Six Artists, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
Summer Show, organized by CIMA, Academy of Art & Literature, New Delhi, India
Artists For A Sustainable World, Gallery Chemould, Bombay. India
Contemporary Indian Art, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir, Art Gallery, Bombay
SPIN, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay, India
Wilberding Collection Of Contemporary Indian Art, NGMA, Bombay, India
Cryptograms, Lakeeren Gallery, Bombay, India
Multimedia: Art Of The 90’s, CIMA, Calcutta, India

Indian Contemporary Art: Post Independence, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, NGMA, New Delhi, India
50 Years Of Freedom Of Expression, Sponsored by RPG Enterprises, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, India
50 Years Of Art In Bombay, 1947-1997, NGMA, Bombay, India
Gift For India, organized by SAHMAT, LKA Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, India
Tryst With Destiny: Art From Modern India, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
The Looking Glass Self, Lakeeren Gallery, Bombay, India
9th Triennale – India, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India
Indian Contemporary Art: An Overview, The Fine Art Resource, Berlin
Epic Reality: Contemporary Narrative Painting From India, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas, USA
Out Of India: Contemporary Art Of The South Asian Diaspora, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA

Cinemascape: An Artist’s Tribute To 100 Years Of Cinema, Lakeeren Gallery, Bombay, India

Bombay: An Artist’s Impression, sponsored by RPG Enterprises, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, India

Indian Eclectics, sponsored by French Embassy and Sanskriti Pratishthan, New Delhi, India

Seventeen Indian Painters, Gallery Chemould Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, India


Gorduren, Petra, and Dirk Luckow. Dopplereffekt: Bilder in Kunst und Wissenschaft, Kunsthalle zu Kiel: Kiel, Germany 2010

Philbin, Ann, Chris Miles, and James Elaine. Hammer Projects 1999-2009 Hammer Museum: Los Angeles, 2009
Karavani, Laina. "Christine Nguyen: The Nature of Art" NotesOnDesign. 25 Nov. 2009
Eternity, Max. “C Nguyen’s C Prints” ArtDigitalMagazine. Ed. Eternity ,Max 1 Dec. 2009     

Pagel, David. L.A. Now Catalog, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas NV. Bright City Books
Thi, Quang. “Ba trien lam song dong”,  Thanh Nien Newspaper, 14 April 2008: pg.15
Lang, My. “Mot the gioi vi mo song dong”,  Tuoi Tre, 13 April 2008
Satorius, Katherine. “Christine Nguyen at Michael Kohn Gallery”, Artweek, April 2008: pg.18-19
Miles, Chris. “Darkness Fall Abstraction Illuminates’, LA Weekly,  22-28 Feb.2008:pg 58
Pagel, David. “Murals enhance visions of reality”, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2008: E27

Chattopadhyay, Collette. “‘Nature (Interrupted)’ at 18th Street Arts Center”, Artweek, Nov. 2007: pg.18
Myers, Holly. “Messing with Mother Nature”,  Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2007: E25
Ollman, Leah. “ All is not as it seems”, Los Angeles Times,14 April 2007: E8
Young, Paul. “20th Century Fox”, Artnews, Jul.2007
Goss, Shannon. “A Different World”, Audrey , June /July 2007:pg.83

Bedford, Christopher, “Christine Nguyen”
Dea, Cynthia. “Artist crosses many media”, Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug.2006
Newhouse, Kristina. Hammer Project: Christine Nguyen, UCLA Hammer Museum (brochure)

Scarborough, James. “Mythology, Visual Allure Create Imagine Nation”, Grunion Gazette, 20 October 2005, Gazette  Lifestyle edition, vol.28. no.42
Willette, Jeanne S.M. “After the ‘American War’ :  Post Vietnamese Art”,  Out of Context Catalog , 2005.  pg.11.

2004    New American Paintings: M.F.A. Annual 2004. Boston MA. Open Studio Press
Postik, Diana. “Christine Nguyen.” , Supersonic Catalog, 2004. pg.54
Deegan, Patrick W.  “Super California.” Magazine Review16 August 2004

Gant, Michael S. “A new show at Works samples the art of California MFA grads.”
Metro, April 7-14, 2004, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper

Schoenkopf, Rebecca. “Sci-Fi Dada: The fabulous worlds of Christine Nguyen.” OC Weekly, October 2003

Littlefield, Kinney. “Tilting and Teasing Reality in Four From the Floor.” Los Angeles Times, 8 January 2002, Orange County edition, Sec. p. F5
Saitowitz, Paul. “Light Works.” Huntington Beach Independent, 27 December 2002, local edition, Sec. p. 9, 14


Raza Award, Raza Foundation

Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Italy
Sotheby’s Prize

Sanskriti Award

French Government Scholarship

The Fellowship At Sir J.J. School of Art
Government of Maharashtra Gold Medal

1st Prize, Diamond Jubilee Exhibition, Art Society of India