Nasreen Mohamedi was born in 1937 in Karachi, India. She studied at St. Martins School of Art in London from 1954‐57 and later in Paris from 1961‐63 under a French Government scholarship. Mohamedi joined the M.S. University, Faculty of Fine Arts, in Baroda in 1972 and continued to teach and work there until 1988. She passed away in 1990 in Kihim, India. Mohamedi carved a unique space for herself in the Indian art world, and her contribution is increasingly accepted as essential to International modernism. Her work, on paper and in photographs, resonates with rhythms extracted from her surroundings‐ forms distilled to their essence and converged in a wholly distinctive formal language. At times inhabiting the space between the representational and abstract, the continuous flow and evolution at work across her practice materializes an intrinsic unity that exists beyond the perceptible.
Since her first solo exhibition outside India in 2003 at Talwar Gallery, Mohamediʹs works have been on view in institutions worldwide, including Tate, Liverpool, UK (2014); Drawing Room, London (2014); Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi (2013); Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO (2013); Parasol Unit Foundation, London (2012); The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (2010); Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2010); Milton Keynes Gallery, UK (2009); Documenta, XII, Kassel, Germany (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2007); Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (2006); Drawing Center, New York (2005); and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2003).
The Estate of Nasreen Mohamedi is represented by Talwar Gallery, New York and New Delhi.
Last updated: 24.09.2014