Swati Khurana

Born in New Delhi, India 1975. Emigrated to New York in 1977. Lives and works in New York City.

New York University, Gallatin School, M.A. in Studio Art, Art Criticism {2001}
Instituto Universario Di Architettura, Venice Italy, Summer Studio Art Program {2000}
Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A. in History {1997}

Awards and Residencies
BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Award, Bronx Arts Council, NY {2012}
Winter Workspace Recipient, Wave Hill, NY {2011}
Artist-in-Residence, Cooper Union Outreach Program, NY {2010}
Artist-in-Residence, Dyson College of Art, Pace University, NY  {2009}
Artist-in-Residence, Sandarbh-U.S. International Artist Residency Program, Moultrie, Georgia {2008}
Travel and Study Grant, Jerome Foundation Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund, St. Paul, Minnesota {2007}
BCAT/Rotunda Gallery Joint Multimedia Residency, Brooklyn NY {2007}
Emerge Program, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ {2007}
Artist-in-Residence, Kartong Village Development Committee, The Gambia {2007}
Artist-in-Residence, David and Julia White Colony, Costa Rica {2006}
Artist-in-Residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida {2005}
Travel Research Grant, New Visions, Mexico City, Mexico {2003}
Artists in the Marketplace (A.I.M.) Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts {2002}
Artist-in-Residence, Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, NYC {2001}
Karen Siff Grant for Master’s Thesis, New York University {2001}
Scarampella Prize, Venice, Italy {2000}

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
Swati Khurana,  Chaterjee and Lal, Mumbai, India {2010}
Cost of Living, International Resource Center Gallery, Queens Public Library with Chanika Svetilas {2008}
Longing for Elsewhere, Safari Gardens Gallery, Fajara, The Gambia, solo exhibition {2007}
Engendered, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL, solo exhibition {2007}
Garden of Export Delights, A/P/A Gallery, New York University, M.A. thesis solo show {2001}

Selected Group Exhibitions
“Infinite Mirror” Traveling Exhibition at Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL?James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA; Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntingdon, PA; The Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN {2013-2014}
“Infinite Mirror” Traveling Exhibition at University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN;?The Art Galleries, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL; ?Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA {2012}
“Infinite Mirror” Traveling Exhibition, Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY; Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH {2011}
“Art in Odd Places” Performance Festival on 14th Street, NY, NY {2012}
“Her Stories” SAWCC 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Queens Museum of Art, NY {2012}
“MeLoveYouLongTime” Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark NJ {2012}
“Generation in Transition” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania {2012}
“Generation in Transition” Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland {2011}
“Structures within an Intervention” Guild Gallery {2010}
“Out of the Archive: Process and Progress” at the Asian American Arts Centre in Chinatown, New York NY {2009}
Bangin, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx NY {2009}
\’flo\ : art, text, new media Center for Book Arts, NYCA {2009}
Wonder What the Others Are Up to, Gallery Open Eye Dreams, Cochin, India {2009}
TALENT PReVIEW ’09, WhiteBox, New York City {2009}
Chatterjee & Lal @ ARCO Panorama, Madrid, Spain {2009}
If I Didn’t Care: Generational Artists Discuss Cultural Histories, Park School,
Baltimore, Maryland {2009}
Critical Studio: South Asian Imaginaries Macy Gallery, Columbia University {2008}
Emerge 9 Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ {2008}
Exploding the Lotus Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, FL {2008}
Passage to Jersey: Women Artists of the South Asian Diaspora in our Midst, Brodsky Center Gallery
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ {2008}
Erasing Borders 2008: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora, Tabla Rasa Gallery Brooklyn, NY; The Guild Gallery, NYC; Manhattanville College Art Gallery, Purchase, NY; Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY; Queens Museum of Art, New York  {2008}
The Red Carpet Treatment, Rush Arts @ Art Basel, The Buena Vista Building, Miami {2007}
Neo-Neo-Dada, Rush Arts, New York City {2007}
Feminine Mystique, Jersey City Museum, NJ {2007}
Sultana Dream, SAWCC 10th Anniversary exhibition, Exit Art, NY {2007}
Interstice Society for Photographic Education Exhibition, C.A.S. Gallery, University of Miami, FL. {2007}
Photography and Contemporary Tactics, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, NY {2007}
Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, NYC {2007}
States of Longing, Chashama Gallery, NYC {2007}
Art Off the Main Contemporary African, Caribbean & Latin American Art, Puck Building, NYC {2006}
Groundswell Art Auction, Exit Art, NYC {2006}
Open Studio, David & Julia White Artist Colony, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica {2006}
A Usable Past, Henry Street Settlement Abrons Art Center, NYC {2006}
Print Zero Exchange, Old Inlet Print Co-Op, Homer, Alaska; Basil Hallward Gallery, Portland Oregon; Sev Shoon Arts Center, Seattle Washington; Rainbow Building Gallery @ University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida {2006}
The Pop Art Show 2006, The Kaufmann Arcade (A Taste of Art Gallery) NYC {2006}
No More Drama: The Saga Continues, Center for Book Arts, NYC {2006}
Do You Think I’m Disco, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY {2006}
Art Miami, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami Convention Center, FL {2006}
Out Castes, Art Basel, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL {2005}
Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now, Queens Museum, NY {2005}
Art Off the Main, Contemporary African, Caribbean & Latin American Art, Puck Building, NYC {2005}
Corporate Bodies, Momenta Art, juror: Eric Heist, Project Diversity, Brooklyn, NY {2005}
Love Triangles, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, NY {2005}
SAWCC Earthquake Silent Art Auction, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, NYC {2005}
Benefit 2005, White Columns, NYC and Momenta Art, Brooklyn NY {2005}
t(here), Aquaspace, Savannah, Georgia {2005}
Singular Identities, Habitat Centre, Avantika Bawa, New Delhi, India {2004}
Newark Reads Poetry, Rutgers University at Newark, New Jersey {2004}
Groundswell Art Auction, White Columns, NYC {2004}
Reflections, Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY {2003}
Trilogies, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica {2002}
Artists in the Marketplace, Annual Exhibition, Bronx Museum {2002}
Colors of the Bindu, Fotofest at Mother Dog Studios, Houston, TX {2002}
“Kala Ghoda” Art Festival, video program, Mumbai, India {2002}
Crossing the Line, Queens Museum of Art, NY {2001}
il chiaroscuro, Gallery Aab, Brescia, Italy {2001}
Shaken & Stirred BosePacia Modern, New York City {2001}
Mediums, Atomic Kitchen Design, Chicago {2001}
Works in Progress, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice, Italy {2000}
Sweet Beguile, Shiva Gallery, Joseph Papp Public Theater, NYC {2000}
(Un)Suitable Girls, Paisley Gallery, NYC {2000}
Technological Revolutions, Hamilton Artists, Ontario, Canada {1999}
Birth Mark, exhibition of Diasporadics Festival, Brecht Forum, NYC {1999}

Selected Screenings
Stories We Tellç New York South Asian/Arab American Film Festival Art-in-General, NYC {2008}
Mashup Worldwide, An International Video Mixtape Journey, Exit Art, NYC {2008}
New York South Asian/Arab American Film Festival, Alwan Center for the Arts, NYC {2007}
Kadjinol, Dakar, Senegal {2007}
Close Connections, Rijksakadamie, Art Amsterdam, The Netherlands {2006}
Malaprops Book Store Asheville, NC {2006}
InsideOut, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL {2005}
t(here), Aquaspace, Savannah, Georgia {2005}
Off the Page, Traveling Installation with Witness Tree, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council {2003}
Friends of Siddharta, Film Festival New Delhi, India {2002}
AsianCinevision, Asia Society, NYC {2002}
Fledgling Film Festival, Barnet, Vermont {2002}
Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta GA {2001}
Asian American Showcase, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago {2001}
ArtWallah, Art Share, Los Angeles {2001}
Coded Bodies, Exit Art, NYC {2000}
Not Still Art,Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY {2000}
Close-up: Asian Pacific America, American Museum of Natural History, NYC {2000}
ArtWallah, Art Share, Los Angeles {2000}
Olakh Feminist Film Festival, Baroda, India {1999}
Himal International Film & Video Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal {1999}
Darpana Academy Ahemdabad, India {1999}
CelebrAsians, Asian-American Multi-Arts Festival, Chicago {1999}
Videocapes, Asian Cinevision Video Festival, NYC {1999}
Saheli Film Festival, Austin, Texas {1999}
First International Transgender Film & Video Festival London {1998}
New Festival: International Gay and Lesbian Film & Video Festival NYC {1997}
Chingari VideoFest, Madison, Wisconsin {1997}
Visual Communications, Asian-American Film & Video Festival, Los Angeles, CA {1997}

Lectures and Artist Talks
Jersey City Museum panelist on Artist Professional Development Series {2009}
Columbia University, Teacher College participant in Critical Studio: South Asian Imaginaries symposium {2008}
Rich Mix, London visiting artist talk with SAWCC (South Asian Women Creative Collective) {2008}
Queens Museum of Art slide slam participant for Queens Arts Council {2008}
Rutgers University presentation on Passage to Jersey Artists panel {2008}
Jersey City Museum presentation on Feminine Mystique Artists panel {2008}
Rush Arts presentation on NeoNeoDada Artists panel {2007}
Exit Art presentation on Sultana Dream Artists panel {2007}
University of The Gambia visiting artist lecture {2007}
New York University, NYC guest speaker in South Asian Popular Culture class {2007}
Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL gallery talk with solo exhibition {2007}
South Asian Women Creative Collective slide slam presentation {2007}
Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville, NC screening and artist lecture {2006}
Diaspora Artists Biennale, Popop Studios, Nassau, Bahamas artist presentation {2006}
Louis Brandeis High School, NYC visiting artist talk {2005}
Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL gallery talk with Art Basel exhibition {2005}
Queens Museum of the Arts presentation with museum visitors {2005}
Manhattan International High School, NYC panel discussion presentation {2004}
Yale University, CT visiting artist lecture {2002}
Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC panel discussion presentation {2001}
New York University, NY panel discussion presentation {2001}
Vassar College, NY visiting artist lecture {2001}
Princeton University, NJ visiting artist lecture {2001}
Columbia University, NY visiting artist lecture {2001}
Beijing 2000 Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, NY panel discussion presentation {2000}
Harvard University, MA visiting artist lecture {2000}
Third World Newsreel, NYC panel discussion presentation {2000}
Village Community School, NYC guest speaker in Multimedia Projects class {2000}
Asian American Writers Workshop, NYC guest speaker in CreateNow writing workshop {1999}
Columbia University, NYC screening and artist lecture {1998}
Emory University, GA conference panel discussion presentation, screening and lecture {1998}
Bryn Mawr College, PA screening and artist lecture {1998}
Oberlin College, OH screening and artist lecture {1997}
University of Pennsylvania, PA conference panel presentation, screening and lecture {1998}
Columbia University. NYC screening and lecture {1996}
CUNY Queens College, NYC screening and lecture {1996}

Selected Publications

*Himali Singh Soin “It’s Always Capitalized. Like Madonna.  And God!” – Artslant {2011}

*Namya Sinha “The Pill comes to Town” Hindustan Times {2011}
*Satarupa Paul “50 Years of Pill that took Stork out of Sex” – The Sunday Guardian {2011}
*Avni Doshi “The Pill or the Hardest Thing to Swallow” Latitude 28 curatorial essay {2011}
*”Interventions explore art industry relationships in curator Meenakshi Thirukode’s Guild Art Gallery show: interview”-  Art Radar Asia {2010}
*Riddhi Doshi “Matrimonial Art” – DNA  (Daily News & Analysis-Mumbai) {2010}
*Deepanjana Pal “Easy Exotic” -TimeOut Mumbai (interview) {2010}
*SPAN50 Calendar-US Embassy of New Delhi {2010}
*Uzma Z. Rizvi “Seducing Structures and Stitches: Reappropriating Love, Desire and the Image”- Chatterjee & Lal catalogue essay {2010}
*Rocio Aranda-Alvarado “Simulataneous Realities and the Effects of Domestic Policy” – TheGuild Gallery catalogue essay {2009}
*Sarita Echavez See “How To Make Thick Thin: The Vertical Seamlessness of Swati Khurana’s Collages” – Asian American Arts Center catalogue essay {2009}
*Shruti Kapur “Snapshots: Forecast” – Platform {2009}
*Natasha Bissonauth “A Grassroots Sisterhood” – Art India  {2008}
*Benjamin Genocchio  “Beguiled by Fresh Talent” – The New York Times {2008}
*Leah Oates “CONVERSATIONS: Revisualizations of Feminism” (interview) – NYArts {2008}
*”Sports & Adventure” Divide: Journal of Literature, Arts & Ideas – University of Colorado at Boulder {2008} 
*Adelia Ladson “Artists in Residence’ Gets a More Literal Meaning” – Moultrie Observor {2008}
*Chris Zawistowski “Exhibit Showcases Indian Art Steeped in Tradition” – The Daily Targum, Rutgers Univeristy {2008}
*Michael Mills “East Wind A’ Blowin”- NewTimes-Broward-Palm Beach {2008}
*Dan Bischoff “Jersey City Exhibit Showcases ‘Thoughtful’ Reaction to Feminism” – Star-Ledger {2007}
*Edwin Ramoran, “Love Drunk” – Diaspora Vibe Gallery catalogue essay {2007}
*Dr. Rosamond S. King “You Can’t Have One without the Other Engendered”- Diaspora Vibe Gallery catalogue essay {2007}
*AsiaPacificForum “Talking Shop: Conversations with Feminist Asian-American Artists” – WBAI 99.5 FM,
http://www.asiapacificforum.org/show-detail.php?show_id=63 {2007}
*Holland Cotter “Art in Review; No More Drama: The Saga Continues” – The New York Times {2006}
*Holland Cotter “Art in Review; Do You Think I’m Disco” – The New York Times {2006}
*Dean Daderko “A Mirrorball to Liberation” – Gay City News {2006}
*Erica Wells “Tapping into the Country Artistic Intellectual Resources” – The Bahama Journal {2006}
*Jacqueline Charles “Art Basel: Art on the Cultural Divide” – Miami Herald {2005}
*Marissa D. Clarke “Snow-made Holiday in Miami” Beach – MiamiHerald.com {2005}
*Rosie-Gordon Wallace “Outcastes” – Diaspora Vibe Gallery catalogue essay {2005}
*Jaishri Abichandani & Prerana Reddy “Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now” – Queens Museum catalogue essay {2005}
*Ronak Kapadia “Desi Drags, Disidentifications and Activist Film”- Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal {2005}
*Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof “Soapy Bubbles” - artblog.com {2005}
*”Fatal Love” -egothemag.com {2005}
*Holland Cotter “Art in Review; Artist in the Marketplace” – The New York Times {2002}
*Lydia Yee & Edwin Ramoran “AIM 22″ – Bronx Museum exhibition catalogue {2002}
*Franklin Sirmans “Open Studio” – Henry Street Settlement exhibition essay {2002}
*Shaista Hussain “Colors of the Bindu”- Bibi Magazine {2002}
*Rolando Barahona-Sotela “Trilogias” – catalogue essay {2002}
*”Urban Renewal” – Museums of New York {2001}
*Fausto Lorenzi “il chiaroscuro” – Gallery Aab exhibition catalogue essay {2001} 
*Sonia Chopra “My Daughter Made Me a Better Parent” – Rediff.com {2001}
*Riccardo Petito “Giovani di New York Espongono a Venezia” – il Gazzettino{2000}
*Karin Miller-Lewis “No Place Like Home” – Art News Magazine of India {2000}
*Sunaina Maira “Henna and Hip Hop: The Politics of Cultural Production and the Work of Cultural Studies” Journal of Asian American Studies {2000}
*Gayatri Gopinath “Queering Bollywood: Alternative Sexualities in Popular Indian Cinema” Journal of Homosexuality {2000}
*Lavina Melwani “The Women Speak Out” -  India Today InternationaI {2000}
*Neyda Martinez “Sweet Beguile: Private and Public Performative Acts Re-imagined” – curatorial essay {2000}
*Lavina Melwani “A Space for Unsuitable Girls” – Little India {2000}
*Leela Jacinto “Culture Complex” – Art News Magazine of India {2000}
*Sunaina Maira “Identity Dub: The Paradoxes of an Indian American Youth Subculture” – Cultural Anthrolopology {1999}
*Chanchal Dadlani & Madhu Kaza “Birth Mark” catalogue essay {1999}
*”Diasporadics: A Festival” – India in New York  {1999}
*Neena Arora “Technological Revolutions” curatorial essay {1999}

Selected Community Involvement
South Asian Women Creative Collective, Board Member {1997-2001, 2007-present}
Center for Book Arts, Education Outreach Committee {2006-2007}
Prep for Prep, Volunteer Classroom Teacher {2004-present}
International High School @ Prospect Heights, Planning Committee {2003-2004}
Bronx Museum of Arts, Bronx International High School Liaison {2002-2004}
Asia Society, Audience Development Advisory Committee {2000-2002}
Asian American Writer Workshop, CreateNow youth video workshop facilitator {1999-2001}
Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute, New York University, Events Coordinator {1997-1999}
South Asian Youth Action, Working Committee Member {1996-1998}

Art Association of Brescia, Italy
Himal Documentary Archive, Nepal
University of California, Berkeley
Kartong Village Development Committee, The Gambia
Whitman College
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Columbia University
New York University
Print Zero Exchange
Private Collections