Nataraj Sharma

(b. 1958) Born in Mysore, Nataraj Sharma has lived in Egypt, England and Zambia. He studied Applied Art at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, graduating in 1982. Sharma’s solo exhibitions include ‘Airshow’ at Bodhi Art, Singapore in 2008-09; ‘Work in Progress’ at Bodhi Space, Mumbai, in 2008; ‘Stretch’ at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute and Bodhi Art, Singapore, Mumbai and New York, in 2007; ‘Flight’ at Art and Public, Geneva and Bodhi Art, Mumbai, in 2007; and ‘Natraj Sharma: Vapi Horse and other Stories’ at Nature Morte, New Delhi in 2005. His work has been a part of several group shows including ‘Living of the Grid’ at Anand Art Centre, New Delhi, in 2009; ‘Zip Files’ at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2009; ‘Frame Figure Field: 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Indian Art’ at Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2008; ‘Edge of Desire’ which travelled to several cities across the world from 2005 unto 2007; and ‘Kitsch Kitsch Hota Hai’ presented by Gallery Espace at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, in 2001. Sharma was awarded the Sotheby’s Award for Best Emerging Artist in 1993, and participated in an artist residency program at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (SPTI), Singapore, in 2006.