Gieve Patel Indian, b. 1940
Born in Mumbai in 1940, Gieve Patel is a renowned playwright, poet, artist and a practicing physician. He completed his medical degree from Grant Medical College, Mumbai, and embarked on his writing career with the publication of Poems, launched by Nissim Ezekiel in 1966. That same year Patel also held his first exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Patel has participated in numerous major exhibitions in India and abroad. Some of his major exhibitions include a solo show of paintings at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2004); ‘The Startling View from the Studio’ – Recent Paintings by Gieve Patel and Sudhir Patwardhan, Bose Pacia, New York (2006); Gateaway Bombay, a group show curated by Susan S. Bean with Beth Citron at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts (2007); ‘No Parsi is an Island’, a group exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, (2016); and ‘Footboard Rider’, a solo exhibition at the Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai (2017).
He has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in 1984; the Rockefeller Fellowship in 1992, and been the C.R. Parekh Writer-in-Residence, Norman Foundation Grant at the University of Pennsylvania, in 2003.
The artist lives and works in Mumbai.
Call Me By Your Name | Conceptualised by Udit BhambriD-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi 21 July - 13 August 2021The puzzles of love involve two master components: the self and the other, which are a kind of couple. It’s in our nature to acknowledge ourselves in or with some kind of other-hood, so much so that companionship, even when experienced alone, becomes a kind of love. The truth of...
Delhi: Why you need to check out Call Me By Your Name, the star-studded art exhibition at Vadehra GalleryBy Shikha Sethi | GQ India 24 November 2021At the newest exhibition at Vadehra Gallery in Delhi, it’s a star-studded lineup: Atul and Anju Dodiya, Arpita Singh, Gieve Patel, Sudhir Patwardhan, NS Harsha,...