5 Art Exhibitions to Catch in Mumbai


Amsterdam’s photography museum, Foam, opens its first ever show in Mumbai. The exhibition is focused on still life by contemporary Dutch photographers, who are inspired by 16th and 17th Century masters. The artists reimagine inanimate objects in a wholly new form, which is balanced and considered.

November 30 onwards, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya


Lush Strokes, Phantom Forms

The Fourth Investigator (Rapture), 2018 by Matthias Bitzer

Silver, 2013 by Wolfgang Tillmans

Galerie Isa puts together a group show with marquee names: Matthias Bitzer, Andreas Eriksson, Secundino Hernández, Rachel Howard, Paul Fägerskiöld, and of course Wolfgang Tillmans. The show curated by Pujan Gandhi puts the spotlight on abstract works by these artists.

November 24 to January 9, 2019, Galerie Isa


Lands, Waters & Skies

Vagator, 2018 by Nikhil Chopra

Artist Nikhil Chopra’s first solo in Mumbai in eight years features new drawings. The landscapes took shape as Chopra prepared for a live performance, a practice he’s known for. The “meditations on the natural world” are a nod to the Sublime movement of the 18th and 19th Century.

November 15 to January 5, Chatterjee & Lal


Rekha@Sixty: Transient Worlds of Belonging

Artist Rekha Rodwittiya’s solo exhibition at Mumbai’s Sakshi Gallery presents a new series of works on paper. The Baroda-based artist mines her life and career to revisit her childhood in Bangalore, her teenage years influenced by ’70s icons such as Peter Blake, The Beatles, Mary Quant and recent travels.

Ongoing till 30 November, Sakshi Gallery


Abhaya, in the Palm of Our Hand

Artist and architect Bijoy Jain closes the year for Chemould Prescott Road. Art informs Jain’s architecture and vice versa. This show is an attempt to articulate his approach, especially towards space, construction and materiality.

December 4 to January 3, Chemould Prescott Road