2004 Post-Graduation in Textile Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Maharaja Sayajii Rao University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda.
Phrase I Frays Solo exhibition at Shrine Empire, New Delhi.
Post Set of 3 works presented by Shrine Empire Gallery at the India Art Fair, New Delhi.
Blanc papier A group show at Anupa Mehta Arts & Advisory during Mumbai Gallery Weekend.
Lines(By)Lines – An Exploration of Linearity in South Asian Art from the 20th century to the present – A group show curated by Manmeet K Walia at Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi.
Shapes of the Amorphous Set of 4 works presented by Shrine Empire Gallery at the India Art Fair,New Delhi.
In the blink of an eye, Group show Curated by Shruti Ramalingaiah, Gallery Dotwalk ,Gurugram.
Crafting the crossroad Group show, Curated by Somdutta Mallik, DHI Artspace, Hyderabad.
Between Brackets In touch: Edition 7 Solo Presentation.
Continuities of Construction Collaborative project with conservation architect Ravindra Gundu Rao presented at Accademia Albertina di Bella Arti during HUB INDIA- Part of Artissima 2021, Turin, Italy curated by Myna Mukherjee and Davide Quadrio.
Continuities of Construction Collaborative project with conservation architect Ravindra Gundu Rao presented at a show titled Spatial Dialogues at Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi.
Allegories of Threads Group show at Dhi Art Space Gallery, Hyderabad curated by Somedutta Mallik.
Nishaan Series of paper works presented by Shrine Empire Gallery at the India Art Fair, New Delhi.
Dastavez- A Series of 25 Letter Books presented by Shrine Empire Gallery at Delhi Contemporary Art Week, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Kushala Vora, Sangita Maity, Shruti Mahajan – Three person show at Shrine Empire Gallery Exhibition text by Anushka Rajendran.
Spirit and Matter Group show at Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
Faltungen Two person show with Alke Reeh (Sculptor), Gallery Maurer, Frankfurt.
Migrating Identities Two person show with Naini Arora at Westwerk Gallerie, Hamburg curated by Anja Ellenberger.
Open Studio Düsseldorf with Artist Alke Reeh.
Seal Solo show at Hamburg Hall, Goethe Zentrum, Hyderabad.
Group Show at Open Eyed Dreams, Kochi.
Sparsh A Group show by Indian artists at Kunst Museum Bochum.
(Into) The Middle of The Stories Group Show at Gallery Open Eyed Dreams, Kochi.
Home/Front Video presented in an exhibition titled Landscapes- A matter of perspectives curated by Bettina Schönfelder and Elisabeth Heine at Kunstverein Pforzheim.
Reflection Galerie Max Mueller, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai
Reflection Museum Siegburg.
Open Studio Höherweg 271 e.V. Düsseldorf.
Kunstverein Xanten Collaborative show with Alke Reeh
Dispatch Städtische Galerie Alte Post, Neuss.
Home/Front Video presented at Galerie Max Mueller, Mumbai with artist initiative nüans for the project OAR or ORE.
Drawings An offsite project of Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai at Sugra Manzil, Colaba,Mumbai.
Roots Gallery White Square, Berlin curated by Sandra Khare
Open studio Kӧlnischer Kunstverein, Cologne.
Nets and other works collaborative show with Alke Reeh at Field Institut Hombroich, Neuss.
Reverie Group Show, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai.
L- machines Gallery Open Eyed Dreams Cochin, Kerala group show curated by Kavitha Balkrishnan.
Studio Practices Group show, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai.
Group show at British Council, New Delhi curated by Mayank Man Singh Kaul and Himanshu Verma.
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presented Film Lakeer during a conversation session -Timelines and Art Lines: Dhoomimal at 2022, Moderated by Dr. Annapurna Garimalla.
Artist Talk Practice I Context I Process I collaboration at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.
Crafting the Crossroad Presentation with Somdutta Mallik and the team of Weavers from Tana Bana Maheshwari Handloom, Maheshwar at Dhi Art Space.
Artist Talk with Sarover Zaidi at Shrine Empire during the show Spatial Dialogues.
Artist Talk with Ravindra Gundu Rao moderated by Mayank Man Singh Kaul for Spatial Dialogues at Shrine Empire Gallery.
Presented works at Kalayog talk Series organized by Kalayog art collective.
Artist Talk at kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut.
Presented works at Dhi Art Space, Hyderabad.
Conducted workshop for the students of Princess Esin women’s educational centre a part of Urban Frames, Visual Practices and Transitions, Krishnakriti Festival, Hyderabad, curated by Abeer Gupta.
Artist talk at Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda.
Artist Talk with Naini Arora and Anja Ellenberger at Westwerk, Hamburg.
Artist Talk with Alke Reeh and Nadia Ismail at Galerie Maurer, Frankfurt.
Kunstforum Goethe Zentrum, Hyderabad.
Artist Talk at Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, Hyderabad Central University.
Presented work at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
Presentation at Hochschule Niederrhein, Krefeld Germany.
Artist Talk at Museum Ostwall, Dortmund.
Artist Talk at Städtische Galerie Alte Post, Neuss.
Presented works at Pecha Kucha Night curated by Kaiwan Mehta, Mumbai.
Presented works at Indian Embassy, Berlin.
PROJECTS AND OTHER COLLABORATIONS
Project Head Incubation of Nettle Yarn at RED FORT, New Delhi.
Co-curated Exhibition with Abeer Gupta, Notes, Documents, Processes – impressions from a school, for the Hyderabad Literary Festival.
Worked as one of the coordinators of the International conference on Anchoring Innovations in Handloom weaving in India at Chirala (Andhra Pradesh) along with Dr. Annapurna Mamidipudi (MPIWG-Berlin), Prof. Wiebe Bijker (University of Maastricht), Uzramma (Handloom Futures Trust) and Macharla Mohan Rao (National Federation for Handloom and Handicrafts).
Textile design for Narmada Parikrama- A production conceptualized and presented by Odissi Dancer Bindu Juneja for Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa.
Worked with Ahlawat Gunjan (Creative Head Penguin Random House, Delhi)- The project Includes cover art for Anita Desai, Anees Salim, Kushwant Singh, Partition Box set, Premchand (series of books translated in English), Binodini The Princess and the Political Agent.
RESIDENCIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Artist in Residence,Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (KHI), Max-Planck-Institut.
Artist in Residence, Künstlerhaus FRISE, India Week, Hamburg.
Artist in Residence Höherweg 271e.V Düsseldorf, Germany.
Artist in Residence at Kӧlnischer Kunstverein-invited by Kunststiftung NRW Düsseldorf, Germany.
Nasreen Mohammadi Scholarship, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda.
Works as a guest faculty at the National Institute of Design (NID) Paldi, Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada, NID Kurukshetra
WEBSITE AND OTHER LINKS
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
Shruti Mahajan’s work responds to complexities of identity, the ambiguous nature of belonging, thinking about memory and nostalgia. Taking various forms, it is a collage of presence and absence, of what is lost and gained, and has filmed the mappable along with indiscernible acts of faith, defiance, and hope. She works between mediums of paper, stationery, cloth, found objects and layered narratives.
In 2019 she was invited as an artist in residence at Kunsthistorisches Institut(KHI) Florenz, the Max Planck Institut (2019). The time spent at the Photothek, KHI, Florence strengthened her ongoing practice that looks at synthesizing the fragments of the architectural collage through drawing /photography/cutting/ stitching and weaving (quite literally) translating them into making works of art.
In 2012, Shruti lived in Düsseldorf as artist in residence at -Studio Höherweg 271, e.V. During her stay she presented her works at Museum Ostwall in Dortmund and at Galerie Alte Post Neuss. In the span of six months in Rhineland she did travelling shows along with Alke Reeh (artist based in Düsseldorf) in three cities- Neuss, Xanten, and Siegburg. These shows were supported by IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Stuttgart and Kunststiftung NRW.
In 2010, she was invited for a six-month residency program by Kunststiftung NRW, an Art Foundation based in Düsseldorf. She lived and worked at Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne.
In 2021, Shruti collaborated with conservation architect Ravindra Gundu Rao for an Exhibition titled Spatial Dialogues at Shrine Empire where they presented a multimedia project called Continuities of Construction. This project was also exhibited at Accademia Albertina di Bella Arti during HUB INDIA- Part of Artissima 2021, Turin, Italy.
Shruti has exhibited her works at the India art fair with Shrine Empire in 2023, 2022 and 2020, participated in Delhi Contemporary Art Week, shown at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, British Council Delhi, Dhoomimal Art Gallery New Delhi,Gallery Open Eyed Dreams, Kochi, Gallery White Square, Berlin, Open studios at Koelnischer Kunstverein, Open studios at Höherweg 271, Städtische Galerie Altepost Neuss, Field Institut Hombroich, Neuss, Kunstverein Xanten, Kunstverein Pforzheim, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, Kunst Museum Bochum,Goethe Zentrum Hyderabad,Dhi Art Space Hyderabad, Galerie Maurer Frankfurt and at Galerie Westwerk in Hamburg.
Shruti Mahajan lives between Hyderabad and Delhi.