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 fascination lies in the linearity of three-dimensional forms and large-scale works depicting ironical glimpses of situations in our society. Involving Textile and Sculptural forms with Sound effects the medium reflects the absurd Psychology of mankind which lies under the skin of the social image. The artist currently lives and works in Mumbai, India.
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
2019 ‘Indigo First, Famine Later ’, Exhibition at Under The Mango Tree Gallery - Berlin, Germany
2019 Exhibition with Honorary Consulate of the Republic of India at Stuttgart, Germany.
2018 'Indian Encounters', Exhibition at the Honorary Consulate of Republic of INDIA, Stuttgart.
2018 'It's All About Us', ARTLET Studio Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany.
2018 Moving Borders, Exhibition Internationales Begegnungs Zentrum, Germany.
2018 "Crossing Points" Female artist group show in Kunstfabrik, Germany.
2017 Sir J.J School of Art – Annual Exhibition – Lord May Memorial Award Sculpture.
2017 Female art students show – Sculptural Installation.
2016 Bombay art society Monsoon exhibition.
2016 Drawing exhibition – Raheja School of Art Mumbai.
2013 Sir J.J. School of Art- Group Show - Mumbai.
2021 SPACE STUDIO Artist Residency, Vadodara
2019 Artist Residency at Fundaziun Nair’s, Switzerland
2018 Artist in Residence, Warp Artist village, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
2018 Artist in Residence at Centre for Substructured Loss, Berlin, Germany.
2018 Artist in Residence at Kunstfabrik, Darmstadt, Germany.
2018 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, Ist Class, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai