Artist of the Day | Reena Saini Kallat
Saline Notations (Echoes)
Digital print on Hahnemuhle photorag archival paper + DIBOND
42 x 29 in. l 107 x 74 cms each
Reena Saini Kallat’s (b. 1973, Delhi, India) practice spanning drawing, photography, sculpture and video engages diverse materials, imbued with conceptual underpinnings. She is interested in the role that memory plays, in not only what we choose to remember but how we think of the past. Using the motif of the rubberstamp both as object and imprint, signifying the bureaucratic apparatus, Kallat has worked with officially recorded or registered names of people, objects, and monuments that are lost or have disappeared without a trace, only to get listed as anonymous and forgotten statistics. In her works made with electrical cables, wires usually serving as conduits of contact that transmit ideas and information, become painstakingly woven entanglements that morph into barbed wires like barriers. Her ongoing series using salt as a medium explores the tenuous yet intrinsic relationship between the body and the oceans, highlighting the fragility and unpredictability of existence.
She has widely exhibited at Institutions across the world such as Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Tate Modern, London; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Manchester Museum, UK; Kennedy Centre, Washington; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Saatchi Gallery, London; SESC Pompeia and SESC Belenzino in Sao Paulo; Goteborgs Konsthall, Sweden; Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; Casa Asia, Madrid and Barcelona; ZKM Karlsruhe in Germany; Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney; Hangar Bicocca, Milan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai; IVAM Museum, Spain; Busan MOMA; Kulturhuset, Stockholm; Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland; Chicago Cultural Centre amongst many others.
Her works are part of several public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Initial Access (Frank Cohen Collection), UK; Fondazione Golinelli, Italy; Norrtalje Konsthall, Sweden; Bhaudaji Lad Museum, Mumbai; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi; Saatchi Gallery, London; Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Israel; Pizzuti Collection, Ohio; Ermenegildo Zegna Group, Italy; JSW Foundation, Mumbai, Burger Collection, Hongkong; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi amongst others.
She lives and works in Mumbai, India
Courtesy of reenakallat.com