Biraaj Dodiya Indian, b. 1993


Born in 1993, Biraaj Dodiya is a Mumbai-based visual artist. She received her MFA from New York University in 2018, and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015.


Forms and language around absence, uncertainty and impermanence influence Dodiya’s work. Working within abstraction, her paintings are built through processes of repair and erasure, often evoking the nocturnal landscape and bringing up questions of distance and temporality. Dodiya’s sculptural works often combine discarded objects, industrial material, personal relics and studio detritus.


Her selected exhibitions include Transitory Forms, Art Basel (2021); The (Pro)Found Object, Vadehra Art Gallery (2021); (ME)(MORY), Vadehra Art Gallery (2021); Do You Know How To Start A Fire?, Experimenter at Bikaner House, New Delhi (2021);and solo exhibitions Stone is a Forehead, Experimenter, Kolkata (2020); Burn Your Finger, and Kiss it Yourself, 80WSE, New York (2017).


Her writing has been published in Art India Magazine, the Punch Magazine, and Experimenter Books (edited by Aveek Sen).

Dodiya is the recipient of the 2021 Civitella Ranieri Visual Arts Fellowship, the 2018 Jack Goodman Scholarship in Art and Technology, the 2018 Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture nomination, and the 2015 Vermont Studio Center residency.


The artist lives and works in Mumbai.


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