Jitish Kallat

Born in Mumbai, 1974 and lives in Mumbai, India

Jitish Kallat working on a drawing, 2020. Courtesy of the artist
Jitish Kallat working on a drawing, 2020. Courtesy of the artist

Jitish Kallat is one of the most prominent figures of contemporary Indian Art. Working across a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography and installation, his work reflects a deep involvement with the city of his birth, Mumbai, and derives much of its visual language from his immediate urban environment. His subject matter has been described previously as ‘the dirty, old, recycled and patched-together fabric of urban India’. Wider concerns include India’s attempts to negotiate its entry into a globalised economy, addressing housing and transportation crises, city planning, caste and communal tensions, and government accountability.

Many of Kallat’s works focus on Mumbai’s downtrodden or dispossessed inhabitants, though treating them in a bold, colourful and highly graphic manner. Kallat traditionally mounts his paintings on bronze sculptures that are re-created from the wall adornments found on the 120-year-old Victoria Terminus train station in the centre of Mumbai.

Jitish Kallat: Order of Magnitude
Ishara Art Foundation presents Order of Magnitude by Jitish Kallat, the artist’s first major solo exhibition in West Asia and the Levant.
12 Jan 2022 - 16 Jun 2022
Ishara Art Foundation
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Jitish Kallat: Tmesis
Sperone Westwater presents the second solo exhibition "Tmesis" by Jitish Kallat's.
04 Nov 2021 - 18 Dec 2021
Sperone Westwater
New York
Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter
Jitish Kallat returns to Mumbai with an exhibition of new works titled Sightings at Chemould Prescott...
15 Jan 2016 - 28 Jan 2016
Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation – CSMVS
Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter at Philadelphia Museum of Art
“Covering Letter” is an immersive installation and video projection by Mumbai-based artist...
13 Nov 2016 - 05 Mar 2017
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jitish Kallat: Here After Here
The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi hosts across its 2 venues – the ornate Jaipur House,...
15 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
National Gallery of Modern Art – NGMA
New Delhi
Jitish Kallat: Covariance
After his major show at the National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi), the Indian artist is now having...
07 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
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