Jitish Kallat’s works has often been described as distilled, poetic chronicles of the cycle of life, interlacing several autobiographical, art-historical, political and celestial references. Animated by a few recurrent themes such as time, birth, death, survival, and mortality, his works take form in a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, the site-specific installation, the animation video and photography.
Kallat’s work has been exhibited at Tate Modern, London, UK; Martin Gorpius Bau, Berlin, DE; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU; Kunst Museum, Bern, CH; , Serpentine Gallery, London, UK; Mori Art Museum,Tokyo, JP; Busan Museum of Modern Art, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art &, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, both Oslo, NO, ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, DE; Arken Museum of Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen, DK; among many others. Jitish Kallat’s works has also been presented in several solo exhibitions; at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, IN; Haunch of Venison, both in Zurich and London, CH and UK; Arario Gallery, Beijing and Seoul, CN and KR, Arndt, Berlin, DE; Nature Morte, Delhi, IN; Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, IN; the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne, AU, and the Art Institute of Chicago, US. His most recent solo exhibition titled ‘Epilogue’ is currently on view at the San Jose Museum of Art, CA, US (6th Sept 2013 – 20th April 2014).
Jitish Kallat (b. 1974, Mumbai, India) lives and works in Mumbai.