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Justin Ponmany



Education  1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J. J School of Art, Mumbai  Exhibitions  2008 Gallery Loop, Hongdae, Seoul 2007 ‘Whose Keeping Score’, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York 2006 ‘Procreation’, Nature Morte, Milan 2005 ‘Salt (Plastic Memory-Part II)’, Nature Morte, New Delhi 2004 ‘Non-biodegradable Memory’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai  Selected Group Exhibitions 2014 'And I laid traps for troubadours who get killed before they reached Bombay', Clark House Initiative, Mumbai 2012 'The Conscious Stream', Nature Morte, New Delhi 2012 'Mapmakers: The Evolution of Contemporary Indian Art', Aicon Gallery, New York 2011 'Indian Rainbow', Luce Gallery, Torino 2010 'Odd Place', Gallery Artside, Seoul 2010 'Inside India', Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin 2009-10 'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: Indian Contemporary Art in Global Times', Lakeeren, Mumbai 2009 'Living of the Grid', Anant Art Centre, New Delhi 2009 'Dear Jabir', The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2009 'Indian Summer', Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin 2009 'Multitudes', Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore in collaboration with Zen Studio Gallery and Artflute.com 2009 'Re-Claim/ Re-Cite/ Re-Cycle', presented by Latitude 28 at Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi; Bose Pacia, Kolkata 2009 'Shapeshifter', Aicon Gallery, London 2009 'The Other (Indian) Story: Retrospecting Lakeeren-The Contemporary Art Gallery (1995-2009)', presented by Lakeeren at The Gallery of Modern Art, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai 2009 'Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art', Aicon Gallery, New York 2009 'Material Texts', Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi 2008-09 'Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan', Aicon Gallery, London 2008 'November', 1x1 Contemporary, Al Quoz, Dubai 2008 Indian Art at Swarovski ‘Crystal World’ Show, 2nd Exhibition, Tirol – Österreich, Austria 2008 'Indi Genius', presented by Sakshi Gallery and Soka Contemporary Space, Taipei at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai 2007 ‘Thermocline of Art ‘, New Asian Waves, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany 2007 Swarovski Crystal World Show, Austria 2007 ‘Photography, Video, Mixed Media III’, Daimler Contemporary, Daimler Chrysler, Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany 2007 ‘Private /Corporate IV-A’, The Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection in dialogue with the Daimler Art Collection; Daimler Chrysler, Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany 2006 ‘Indian Contemporaries’, Arario Gallery, Beijing 2006 'Inaugural Show', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai 2005 ‘Three Persons Show’, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 ‘Outside Europe’, from the Daimler Chrysler Collection, Galerie Der Stadt, Sindelfingen (Stuttgart), Germany 2005 ‘The Artist Lives and Works in Baroda/ Bombay/ Calcutta/ Mysore/ Rotterdam/ Trivandrum’, House of World culture, Berlin 2005 ‘Whose Space Is It Anyway?’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi 2005 ‘We Are Like This Only’, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi 2005 ‘Summer Show’, Nature Morte, New Delhi 2005 ‘Present Future’, National Gallery of Modern Art (N.G.M.A.), Mumbai 2005 ‘Identity Alienation Amity’, , Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 ‘Span’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai 2005 ‘Double Enders’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2004 ‘Bombay x 17’, Kashi Art Gallery, Cochin 2004 ‘Metallic’, The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi 2004 ‘Ideas and Images’, National Gallery of Modern Art (N.G.M.A.), Mumbai 2004 ‘Bombay Boys’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi 2003 ‘Awardees’, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York 2003’Highlights’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai 2003 ‘Ideas and Images’, National Gallery of Modern Art (N.G.M.A.), Mumbai 2003 ‘Camp Show’, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2003 ‘Inaugural Show’, The Indian Habitat Centre, Viart Gallery, New Delhi 2003 ‘4 Artists’, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore 2003 ‘Art for Art’, an Indo-Swedish Project on “Bench Art’, Kalaghoda, Mumbai 2002 ‘Words and Images’, Guild Art Gallery and National Gallery of Modern Art (N.G.M.A.), Mumbai 2002 ‘Cutting Edge Contemporary’, Art Edge, National Gallery of Modern Art (N.G.M.A.), Mumbai and Interiors Espania, New Delhi 2002 ‘Tenth Anniversary Exhibition’ of Sakshi Gallery at The Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi 2002 ‘Crosscurrents’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002 ‘The New Paradigms’, the Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi 2002 ‘Debt’, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2000 ‘Embarkations’, (The Millennium Show), Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai 2000 ‘The Mumbai Metaphor, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2000 ‘Exile and Longing’, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai 2000 ‘Memos for the New Millennium From Artists of the Moulting World’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai 1999’ Legatee’, Sir J. J. School of Art Fine Art Company Gallery, Mumbai 1999 ‘Inaugural Show’, Fine Art Company Gallery, Mumbai 1999 ‘Icons of the Millennium’, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai 1998 ‘Windows to the Soul’, Auction in Aid of NAB conducted by Sotheby’s, Mumbai 1998 ‘Indian Contemporary Art’, the RPG Collection, Germany Participations 2012-13 Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012, Kochi 2011 'Crossroads : India Escalate', India Pavilion at Prague Biennale 5 2011 'Red', Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi 2011 'Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2010 'The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today', The Saatchi Gallery, London 2010 'Evolve: 10th Anniversary Show', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2009 'Beyond Globalization', Beyond Art Space, Beijing 2009 'India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art', Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai 2009 ‘Art Basel’, Switzerland presented by Nature Morte / Bose Pacia 2009 'Contemporary Indian Art: Open Your Third Eye', National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul 2009 'ARCOmadrid', Spain presented by curator Bose Krishnamachari for 'Panoroma: India' 2008-09 'The Audience and the Eavesdropper: New Art from India and Pakistan', Phillips de Pury & Company, London and New York 2008 'Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art', 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Mori Art Museum, Japan 2008 'Pulse Miami', represented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai 2008 'Art Basel', represented by Bose Pacia, New York and Nature Morte, New Delhi 2008 'Harvest 2008', organized by Arushi Arts at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi 2008 'Destination Asia: Flying Over Stereotypes', Conversations 1, a Traveling Exhibition, Central Asia, Pakistan and India at Elementa Gallery, Dubai 2007 'Hybrid Trend Contemporary Art Exhibition India and Korea', Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2007 ‘The Armory Show’, represented by Nature Morte, New York 2006 ‘Art Basel’, Switzerland represented by Nature Morte and Bose Pacia 2006 FIAC Art Fair, Paris represented by Nature Morte and Bose Pacia 2005 ‘Arad Biennale’, Romania 2002 ‘The 7- Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai 1999 ‘Wall Paper Kala Ghoda Art Fair’, Mumbai represented by Lakeeran Gallery, Mumbai Honours and Awards 2005 Artist of the Future Award, National Gallery of Modern Art (N.G.M.A.), Mumbai 2003 1st runners up, 4- Biennial Bose Pacia Prize for Contemporary Art 2000 Western Railway Centenary Prize, National Gallery of Modern Art (N.G.M.A.), Mumbai 1997-98 Fellowship at Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai 1993 Karnik Prize at the Annual Exhibition at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai   Justin draws his influences from this city whose landscape is constantly under construction. The domain he deals with ranges from the material "plastic" to a state of mind that is unfortunately plastic; what he would like to term as "Plastic Memory".

Justin Ponmany

    • Lives and Works :
    • Mumbai
    • Education :
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J. J School of Art, Mumbai


Artist Statement

Justin draws his influences from this city whose landscape is constantly under construction. The domain he deals with ranges from the material "plastic" to a state of mind that is unfortunately plastic; what he would like to term as "Plastic Memory".
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Artist Biography

Education  1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Sir J. J School of Art, Mumbai  Exhibitions  2008 Gallery Loop, Hongdae, Seoul 2007 ‘Whose Keeping Score’, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York 2006 ‘Procreation’, Nature Morte, Milan 2005 ‘Salt (Plastic Memory-Part II)’, Nature Morte, New Delhi 2004 ‘Non-biodegradable Memory’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai  Selected Group Exhibitions 2014 'And I laid traps for troubadours who get killed before
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