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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.


2023              “Which Sky do Birds Fly” At LATITUDE28 Gallery , New Delhi, Curated by Manan Shah.

                       "Collective Impact: Diverse Perspectives." At Exhibit 320 Gallery, New Delhi, curated by Prayag Chakradhar

                       [Tender buttons, and a] Bellyache Curated by: Shristi Sainani , at Apre Art House, Mumbai.

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.

Artist Residency

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

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