Artist

Nalini Malani

Born in Karachi, 1946 and lives in Mumbai, India

Malani’s work is influenced by her experiences as a refugee of the Partition of India. She places inherited iconographies and cherished cultural stereotypes under pressure. Her point of view is unwaveringly urban and internationalist, and unsparing in its condemnation of a cynical nationalism that exploits the beliefs of the masses. Hers is an art of excess, going beyond the boundaries of legitimized narrative, exceeding the conventional and initiating dialogue.
Characteristics of her work have been the gradual movement towards new media, international collaboration and expanding dimensions of the pictorial surface into the surrounding space as ephemeral wall drawing, installation, shadow play, multi projection works and theatre.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Nalini Malani: Can You Hear Me?
The first artist's UK commission is unveiled at Whitechapel Gallery
23 Sep 2020 - 31 May 2021
Whitechapel Gallery
London
Exhibitions
Nalini Malani: In Search of Vanished Blood
ICA Boston presents an exhibition by Nalini Malani. Nalini Malani (b. 1946, Karachi) is India’s foremost...
29 Jun 2016 - 13 Oct 2016
ICA Boston
Boston
Exhibitions
Nalini Malani: The Rebellion of the Dead. Retrospective 1969-2018. Part II
The retrospective dedicated to the work of Nalini Malani is divided in two parts, it is the result...
18 Sep 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Castello di Rivoli
Turin
Exhibitions
Rothko in Lampedusa
“Rothko in Lampedusa” is an independent show organised by UNHCR taking place during the 58th...
11 May 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Palazzo Querini
Venice
Exhibitions
Homeless Souls
Gathering together a dozen artistic voices from countries around the world for a conversation about exile...
27 Jun 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Denmark
Exhibitions
The Square: Art and Society in Korea 1900–2019
“The Square: Art and Society in Korea 1900–2019” is a special exhibition celebrating the...
07 Sep 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
Seoul
Art Spaces
Vadehra Art Gallery
Galleries in New Delhi
Arario Gallery Seoul
Galleries in Seoul