Born in Patiala in 1953, Kaleka received a Diploma in pointing from the College of Art, Punjab University, Chandigarh, in 1975 before completing a Master’s degree in the same subject at the Royal College of Art, London, on a Charles Wallace Scholarship in 1987. His solo exhibitions include ‘Fables’ presented by Volte Gallery at Saffronart, New Delhi, in 2011-12; ‘Sweet Unease’ at Volte Gallery, Mumbai, in 2010-2011; ‘Reading Man’ at Nature Morte, New Delhi and Bose Pacia, New York in 2009; and ‘Fables From The House of Ibaan: Stage I’ and ‘Crossings’ at Bose Pacia, New York in 2008 and 2005 respectively. His work has been shown in several group shows including ‘Ideas of the Sublime’ at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, in 2013; Zones of Contact’ at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, in 2013; ‘Window in the wall, India and China imaginary conversations’ at Pearl Lam Fine Arts, Shanghai, in 2011; ‘Tolstory Farm Archive of Utopia’ at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, in 2011; ‘The drawing lab’ at Aicon Gallery, New York, in 2010; ‘Still Moving Image’ at the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, New Delhi, in 2008; New Narratives Contemporary Art from India’ at the Chicago Cultural Institute in 2007; ‘Hungry God: Indian Contemporary Art’ at the Busan Museum of Modern Art, in 2007; and ‘Public Places, Private Spaces’ at the Network Museum in 2007. In 1986, Kaleka was honoured with the Sanskriti Award, New Delhi, and in 1979, he won a National Award from the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.