Jaishri Abichandani


Born in Bombay, India, Jaishri Abichandani immigrated to New York City in 1984. She received her MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London and has continued to intertwine art and activism in her career, founding the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective,, in New York and London. She has exhibited her work internationally at various venues including P.S.1/MOMA, the Queens Museum of Art, and Exit Art in New York, the 798 Beijing Biennial and the Guangzhou Triennial in China, Nature Morte, & Gallery Chemould in India, the IVAM in Valencia, Spain and the House of World Cultures in Berlin, Germany. Jaishri served as the Founding Director of Public Events and Projects from 2003-6 at the Queens Museum of Art where she co- curatedFatal Love: South Asian American Art Now and Queens International 2006 Everything All at Once and Her Stories:Fifteen Years of SAWCC. Other curatorial projects include Sultana’s Dream, Exploding the Lotus, Artists in Exile, Shapeshifters and Aliens, Anomalies and Transitional Aesthetics. The Emo Show, Stargazing and Roses By Other Names Her work is included in various international collections including the Peabody Essex Museum Collection, Burger Collection, the Asia Art Archive Collection and the Saatchi Collection.


  • 2005 Master of Fine Arts. Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
  • 2003 Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts. Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
  • 1991 Bachelor of Arts. Queens College, City University of New York, USA

Exibiciones Individuales

  • 2010 'Dirty Jewels' Rossi and Rossi, London, UK
  • 2008 'Reconciliations' Gallery Sumukha. Bangalore, India
  • 'Bijli: Heart of a Drag Queen' Kran Film Collective Space. Brussels, Belgium
  • 2007 'Reconciliations' Queens Museum of Art. New York City, USA
  • 2007 'Signs of the Times' Williams College. Massachusetts, USA
  • 2004 ‘The Enchanted Life of...” Nature Morte Gallery. New Delhi, India
  • 2002 ‘Mind’s Desire’ Gallery Chemould. Mumbai, India
  • 2002 ‘Mind’s Desire’ NYU Asian Pacific American Studies Institute Gallery. New York City, USA

Exibiciones Colectivas

  • 2013 'Empire' Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn USA Curator Natika Soward
  • 2013 'The Name, The Nose' MuseoLaboratorio, Citta Sant'Angelo, Italy Curator: Raul Zamu- dio
  • 2013 'Be/Longing' Smith Center for the Arts Washington D.C, USA Curator: Monica Jahan Bose
  • 2013 'Salaam Bombay' Art Asia Miami and Twelve Gales Gallery, Philadelphia USA Curator Jasmine Wahi
  • 'Your Body is a Battleground' Pristine Gallery, Monterray Mexico. Curator Raul Zamudio
  • 'Crossing Boundaries' Rotunda Gallery Brooklyn USA Curator Elizabeth Ferrer
  • 'Her Stories' Taubmann Museum of the Arts, Virginia USA.

Lugar de nacimiento

Nacido en Bombay India

Residencia Actual

Nacido en Bombay India