Meenakshi Nihalani is an active Visual Artist from India. She has received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts Sculpture from Sir J.J. School of Fine Arts, Mumbai. She recently exhibited her installations in Berlin, Germany. The Works are based on research representing the Agrarian Culture and social and psychological impact of British Colonialism on the Farmers emphasizing the Absurdism of politics and power on mankind. She has received the Scholarship Residency by Fundaziun Nairs in Switzerland (2019). She has also received a Scholarship exhibition by the Honorary Indian consulate in Stuttgart in 2018 and 2019. She has attended her Artist residency in Berlin, Netherlands, Zurich, Belgium, and India. She has also received the 2017 Lord Mayo Memorial Award for her sculpture during the Annual exhibition at Sir J.J School of Art. Her Practice involves sculptural forms and Textile Installations depicting ironical glimpses of situations in our society.
The artist currently works from Mumbai and Baroda, India.
2022 Exhibition in Kochi by Vis a Vis Studio Baroda
2021 IN TRANSIT’ Exhibition at Hutheesing Visual Centre by Gallery RA, Ahmedabad, India
2020 “I am Archiving for Us”, on DISCOVER 05 - Online Exhibition by Prameya Art Foundation, New Delhi
2019 ‘Making Space’, Exhibition at Sakshi Gallery curated by Saloni Doshi, Mumbai, India
Exhibition with Honorary Consulate of the Republic of India at Stuttgart, Germany.
‘Indigo First, Famine Later ’, Exhibition at Under The Mango Tree Gallery - Berlin, Germany
2018 'Indian Encounters', Exhibition at the Honorary Consulate of Republic of INDIA, Stuttgart.
'It's All About Us', ARTLET Studio Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Moving Borders, Exhibition Internationales Begegnungs Zentrum, Germany.
"Crossing Points" Female artist group show in Kunstfabrik, Germany.
2017 Sir J.J School of Art – Annual Exhibition – Lord May Memorial Award Sculpture.
Female art students show – Sculptural Installation.
2016 Bombay art society Monsoon exhibition.
Drawing exhibition – Raheja School of Art Mumbai.
2023 Sculpture Residency Award at Art Ichol, Maihar
2021 SPACE STUDIO BARODA Artist Residency, Vadodara
2019 Artist Residency at Fundaziun Nair’s, Switzerland
2018 Artist in Residence, Warp Artist village, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Artist in Residence at Centre for Substructured Loss, Berlin, Germany.
Artist in Residence at Kunstfabrik, Darmstadt, Germany.
Artist in Residence at SPACE118, Mumbai, India.
2017 Artist Residency at Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Germany.
Awards and grants
2019 Fundaziun Nairs Scholarship, Switzerland
2019 Scholarship grant and Exhibition, Honorary Indian Consulate, Stuttgart, Germany
2018 Scholarship exhibition, Indian Consulate, Stuttgart.
2017 Lord Mayo Memorial Award for Sculpture – Sir J.J School of Fine Art
2016 Merit Award – Bombay Art Society Exhibition
2015 Merit Award – Annual Exhibition, Sir J.J School of Fine Art
2017 Bachelor's degree Fine art, Sculpture, st Class, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai
2011 Diploma certificate in Painting, Sir J.J School of fine art, Mumbai, India
2002 International Trade Diploma – Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
2000 MMK College – Mumbai University