Owais Husain

CV

b. 1967 Mumbai, India

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1989   Apprenticeship with Robert Blackburn, Printmaking Workshop, New York

 

1986   Apprenticeship with Jagdish Swaminathan, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

 

1985 – 90  Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016   Owais Husain: House of Cards. A Collaboration with Students from the Faculties of Fine Arts and Media Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts,

            Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

 

2015   Heart of Silence, Capsule Arts, Dubai

 

2014   My Body, A Fleet of Ships, W. Foundation, Seoul

 

2013   Forest of Lost Languages, Burj Khalifa, Dubai

 

2010   3 Worlds, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

 

2006   Forest of Lost Languages, Aicon Gallery, New York

 

2000   Owais Husain: New Works, Gallery 88, Calcutta

 

1998   The Present is the Source of Presences, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

 

1997   The Present is the Source of Presences, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai

 

1995   Owais Husain: Recent Works, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai

 

1994   Owais Husain: Paintings and Drawings, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

 

1992   Cities and Sky, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology Campus, Ahmedabad (Winning exhibit)

 

1989   That Obscure Object of Desire, Triveni Gallery, New Delhi

 

1987   Photographic installation on North/Central India, Festival of India in Moscow and St Petersburg

 

1986   The Sea that Found a Tree, Site specific installation, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016  Encounters @Bori Bunder Platform 8, public art interventions sponsored by ArtOxygen, Mumabai

 

          PUBLICA 2016, outdoor public sculpture exhibit sponsored by the Floodlight Foundation, New Delhi

 

2011   Contemporary Art, Dunia Media City Financial Centre, Dubai

 

2010   Owais/Tassaduq, Unicorn Gallery, Karachi

 

2008   Keep Drawing, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

 

2007   Double Take, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

 

           Indian Art III/III, curated by Nancy Adajania, Vadehra Grosvenor Gallery, London

 

2004   Husain & Sons, Aicon Gallery, New York

 

2003   A Celebration of Colour, organized by Vadhera Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

 

2001   Century City, curated by Geeta Kapur and Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Tate Modern, London

 

           Excerpts from My Diary Pages, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai

 

2000   Erotica, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai

 

1999   Wallpaper, Kala-Ghoda Festival, Kala-Goda pavements, Mumbai

 

            Legatee: Exhibition of The JJ School Alumni, Fine Art Company, Mumbai 

 

            Icons, organized by Lakeeren Gallery, Sir JJ School of Applied Arts, Mumbai

 

            Contemporary Indian Artists Today, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

 

1998    Wilberding Collection of Contemporary Indian Art, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

 

            Generations: Indian Contemporary Art from Jamini Roy to the Present, A Gallery, New York

 

1997    Indian Contemporary Art – Post Independence, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

 

            A Gift for India, organized by SAHMAT, LKA Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

 

            The Looking Glass Self, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai

 

1996   Cinema Scape: An Artist’s Tribute to 100 Years of Cinema, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

 

1995   A Tree in my Life, organized by The Village Art Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi

 

1993   Four Young Contemporaries, curated by Rekha Rodwittya, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, and  Sakshi Art Gallery, Bangelore

 

 

 

PROJECTS, FILMS & MUSIC

 

2016    The Speaking Tree, workshop and student installation with Dubai College, Dubai

 

           A Wave in My Color Map, workshop with King's School, Dubai

 

           House of Cards, a three day workshop and collaborative sculpture project with the International Institute of Fine Arts, Modi Nagar, India

 

2015    House of Cards, a three day workshop and collaborative sculpture project with LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

 

           A Paper House For My Vocabulary, collaborative light and paper installation with 250 school children, King’s School, Dubai

 

2010   Producer and Director, Letters to My Son About My Father, (16 mins) Documentary on the life and times of M.F.Husain, draft version screened at the Tribeca International Film Festival, Doha (2010), and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2014)

 

2009   Producer, Flight, experimental music track, (6 mins), The Festival of Thinkers, Abu Dhabi

 

2007   Director, Ek Mohabbat, (5 mins) short film on an anthem by A.R.Rahman, Seven Wonders of The World International Campaign (Winner)

 

2004   Writer and co-director, Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities, (130 mins, Hindi) (National Award Winner, India), score and soundtrack by A.R. Rahman, screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival and Filmfest Dusseldorf (2004)

 

2000   Associate Director, Gaja Gamini, (122 mins, Hindi), screened at the London International Film Festival (2000), Berlin Film Biennale (2001), and Marché du Film section, Cannes Film Festival (2004)