N.S. Harsha Indian, b. 1969


Born in 1969, N.S. Harsha completed a bachelor’s of fine arts in painting from the Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA), Mysore, and a master’s of fine arts in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.


His recent solo exhibitions and projects have taken place at international venues, including  Stomach Studio, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India (2022); Recent Life, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India (2020);  Gathering Delights, CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile), Hong Kong, China (2019); NS Harsha, Victoria Miro, London, UK (2019); Facing, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK (2018); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2017); the Dallas Museum of Art (2015–2016); DAAD, as part of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program (2012–2013); INIVA, London (2009); and at Maison Hermes Tokyo (2008), among other noteworthy participations. Harsha’s work has featured in group exhibitions including the Kochi–Muziris Biennale, India (2014); Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art (2013); Dojima Biennial, Osaka (2013); Adelaide International Biennial (2012); Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2012); the Yokohama Triennial (2011) and the Bienal de São Paulo (2010). He was also a participant in the major touring exhibition Indian Highway, which was staged at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2008); Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2009); Herning Art Museum, Denmark (2010); Musée d’ Art Contemporain, Lyon (2011); and MAXXI, Rome (2011–12).


Harsha received the prestigious DAAD Scholarship in 2012, and was awarded the Artes Mundi Prize in 2008.


The artist lives and works in Mysore, India.


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