2000-04 Post Graduate Diploma in Textile Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
1996-2000 Bachelor Degree in Painting, Maharaja Sayajii Rao University, Baroda
India Art Fair 2022
Dhoomimal Art Gallery | New Delhi |’Line (by) Line’| Curated by Manmeet Kaur Walia | February 2022
Red Fort | New Delhi | ‘Nettle Yarn incubation’| An initiative of IGNCA Delhi, in collaboration with a master craftsman Phirturam Devangan and a team of artisans from Uttarakhand.
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
Continuities of Construction Collaborative project with conservation architect Ravindra Gundu Rao presented at a group show titled Spatial Dialogues at Shrine Empire Gallery,New Delhi.
Allegories Of Threads Group show at DhiArtspace Gallery, Hyderabad | Curated by Somedutta Mallik
Exhibited Nishaan Series of paper works at the India Art Fair 2020 with Gallery Shrine Empire, Delhi
India Art Fair, Shrine Empire, New Delhi
Three Person Show at Gallery Shrine Empire, Delhi
‘Dastavez’- a series of 25 Letter Books presented by Gallery Shrine Empire at Delhi Contemporary Art Week
‘Spirit and Matter’- A group show at Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
‘Faltungen’- A collaborative show with Alke Reeh (Sculptor), Gallery Maurer, Frankfurt
‘Migrating Identities’-A curated show by Anja Ellenberger at Westwerk, Hamburg
Open Studio, Düsseldorf
‘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, Bochum
(Into) the middle of the stories, Group Show at Gallery Open Eyed Dreams, Kochi
‘Home/Front’ Video presented at Kunstverein Pforzheim
‘Reflection’ Galerie Max Mueller, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai
‘Reflection’ Museum Siegburg
Open Studio Höherweg e.V. Düsseldorf
Two person show at Kunstverein Xanten, Xanten
‘Dispatch’ Städtische Galerie Alte Post, Neuss
‘Home/Front’ Video presented at Galerie Max Mueller, Mumbai, with artist initiative nüans in an exhibition titled ‘OAR or ORE’
‘Drawings’ a group show at Sugra Manzil, Colaba, An offsite project of Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
‘Open studio’-Kӧlnischer Kunstverein, Kӧln
‘Reverie’- a group show at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
Nets and other works- A collaboration show with Alke Reeh (Düsseldorf), Field Institut Hombroich, Neuss
‘Roots- Young Indian Art’, curated by Sandra Khare (Mumbai), Gallery White Square, Berlin
L- machines, a group show curated by Kavitha Balkrishnan, Gallery Open Eyed Dreams Cochin, Kerala
Studio Practices, a group show at Gallery Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
1×1 India, a group show curated by Anupa Mehta and Sapna Kar, Mumbai
Group show at British Council, New Delhi
Group show at Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda
‘Still Life’ curated by Jaydev Thakur at Gallery Son’ et Lumiere, Mumbai
Grants and Residencies
Artist in Residence, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (KHI), Max-Planck-Institut, Florenz, Italy
Artist in Residence, Künstlerhaus FRISE, India Week, Hamburg
Artist in Residence, Höherweg 271e.V Düsseldorf, Germany
Artist in Residence, Kӧlnischer Kunstverein, Kӧln supported by Kunststiftung NRW Düsseldorf, Germany
Received Nasreen Mohammadi Scholarship, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda
Teaching and Presentations
Visiting faculty at the National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad
Visiting faculty at NIFT Mumbai
2019 Presented works at kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut
2019 Presented works at DHI Art Space, Hyderabad
2019 Conducted workshop for the students of Princess Esin Women’s Educational Centre, Hyderabad (as part of Krishnakriti Festival)
2018 Artist talk at Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda
2017 Artist talk with Naini Arora and Anja Ellenberger at Westwerk, Hamburg
2017 Artist talk with Alke Reeh and Nadia Ismail at Galerie Maurer, Frankfurt
2017 Kunstforum Goethe Zentrum Hyderabad
2017 Presented work at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
2017 Artist talk at Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, Hyderabad
2014 Presentation for students of design at Hochschule Niederrhein, Krefeld Germany
2013 Artist talk at Museum Ostwall, Dortmund
2012 Artist talk at Staedtische Galerie Altepost, Neuss
2011 Presented work at Pecha Kucha Night, Mumbai
2010 Presented works at Indian Embassy, Berlin
Projects and Collaborations
Collaborative book cover design projects with Gunjan Ahlawat (Creative Head Penguin Random House, Delhi)
The project Includes cover designs for Anita Desai, Anees Salim, Kushwant Singh, Partition Box set, Premchand (series of books translated in English) are among the few.
Designed textiles for Bindu Juneja (eminent Odissi dancer) for her production Narmada Parikrama staged during Serindipity Arts Festival, Goa,2016.
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, 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 recently 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 2020, at Shrine Empire Gallery, participated in Delhi Contemporary Art Week, shown at Chemould Prescott Road ,Mumbai ,British Council Delhi, Gallery Open Eyed Dreams, Kochi, Gallery White Square, Berlin, Open studios at Koelnischer Kunstverein, Open studios at Höherweg 271 ,Galerie Altepost Neuss, Kunstverein Xanten, Kunstverein Pforzheim ,Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, Kunst Museum Bochum, Galerie Maurer Frankfurt and at GalerieWestwerk in Hamburg .
Shruti Mahajan currently lives in Hyderabad.