N.S. Harsha Indian, b. 1969


N.S. Harsha was a recipient of the prestigious DAAD Scholarship in 2012, and was awarded the Artes Mundi Prize in 2008. A major survey of his work took place at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, in 2017. He has also featured in solo exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art (2015–16); DAAD, as part of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program (2012–13); INIVA, London (2009); and at the Maison Hermes Tokyo (2008). His noteworthy group exhibitions include the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India (2014); the Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art (2013); the Dojima Biennial, Osaka (2013); the Adelaide International Biennial (2012); the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2012); the Yokohama Triennial (2011); and the Bienal de Sao Paulo (2010), among others. He also held solo exhibitions at the Institute of International Visual Arts (INIVA), London, in 2009, and Ginza Maison Hermès Le Forum, Tokyo, in 2008. He was also a participant in the major international touring exhibition “Indian Highway” at the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 2008 (followed by five major museums all over the world through 2012), and “Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art” at the Mori Art Museum in 2008 (touring to Seoul and Vienna in 2009).


The artist lives and works in Mysore, India.