Jitish Kallat

1974 · India

Artist biography

Jitish Kallat is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from India, like other renowned artists such as Monali Meher, Rajaram Jagtap, Pratima Sheth, Pradeep Kumar, and Dheeraj Verma. Jitish Kallat was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jitish Kallat's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, Denmark, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Jitish Kallat's work include Galerie Templon | Brussels in Belgium, Edition Copenhagen in Denmark, as well as Galerie Templon | Paris in France. Jitish Kallat's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Cheating the Constant at Berg Contemporary in Reykjavik, Iceland. The exhibition was open from 20 June 2019 until 01 August 2019.

Jitish Kallat in private collections

Jitish Kallat's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Jimenez -Colon Collection. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Jesús Herrera Martínez, Miriam Tölke, and Sarah Derat.

Further Biographical Context for Jitish Kallat

Born in 1974, Jitish Kallat was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Jitish Kallat

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 2

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