Ranbir Kaleka Indian, b. 1953
Ranbir Kaleka is a multi-media artist based in New Delhi. Kaleka was trained at the College of Art, Chandigarh, and the Royal College of Art, London. Initially trained as a painter, his work has increasingly animated two-dimensional canvases within experimental film narrative sequences.
Kaleka has been exhibited in a range of major international gallery and museums. In 2007, Dr. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, senior Judaica curator, Spertus Museum, Chicago, commissioned Kaleka to make a Holocaust memorial. The site-specific video installation is titled ‘Consider’, an installation consisting of two projections, a painting and an audio narrative of oral testimony from Auschwitz. In 2005, Kaleka showed at the 51st Venice Biennale in the exhibition ‘iCon - India Contemporary’ co-curated by Julie Evans, Gordon Knox and Peter Nagy. In 2002, Kaleka exhibited at the Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria, in the exhibition ‘Kapital and Karma: Recent Positions in Indian Art’. Kaleka was awarded the National Award by the President of India at the 22nd National Exhibition of Art organized by the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1979 in Delhi.
The artist lives and works in New Delhi.
Erasure | Curated by Susanta MandalD-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi 2 March - 2 April 2021Erasure, curated by artist Susanta Mandal, initiates an exchange of ideas around the thematics of the creative process through an exhibition format, inviting artists Anju Dodiya, Atul Dodiya, Sudhir Patwardhan,...
Ranbir Kaleka | Fear of a New DawnD-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi 8 March - 6 April 2019My memory is again in the way of your History.* Bodies falling, fallen, prone, smouldering, pierced by flying arrows, dissolving, are castaways, debris from refurbished histories. Ranbir Kaleka returns with...
Art Dubai OVR 20208 - 10 October 2020
Frieze New York OVR 2020Material Manifestations 6 - 15 May 2020Possibilities, limits, vulnerabilities and paradoxes of material in the making of an artwork. The inert and extra-discursive conception of matter, and therefore material, comes under...
Art Basel Hong Kong 202018 - 25 March 2020We're proud to present a collection of work by leading Indian contemporary artists, including Atul Dodiya, Anju Dodiya, Shilpa Gupta, Jagannath Panda and Ranbir Kaleka....