Atul Bhalla | Department of Art Design & Performing Arts

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Atul
Bhalla
Professor
Department of Art & Performing Art
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)
C320H
Block-C Block, Shiv Nadar University
Shiv Nadar University P.O. NH-91, Tehsil Dadri District Gautam Buddha Nagar Uttar Pradesh-201314 Uttar Pradesh
India
+91 120 2663801
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Profile Summary 

Atul Bhalla has explored the physical, historical, and political significance of water in the urban environment of New Delhi through artworks that incorporate sculpture, painting, installation, video, photography, and performance. His recent solo shows include ‘You always step into the same river' Sepai EYE New York 2015, 'On the edge' and 'Ya ki kuch aur', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi 2011 and 2014 respectively. Water Works, Grossman Gallery. Lafayette College. Easton. PA. USA. Curation- Donna Gustafsson 2011 Recent group exhibitions have brought his work to Sepia International in New York, The Pompidou center, Paris, the IVAM Institute of Modern Art in Valencia, and the Devi Art Foundation in New Delhi. He is has shown his photographic work ‘Yamuna walk’ within 'Other and me' Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah 2014 and  with 'Walk On'  From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 years of art-walking, curated by Cynthia Morrison-Bell, at NGCA Sunderland, UK. More at : www.atulbhalla.com

Educational Qualifications 
1988
MFA
Northern Illinois University .IL.USA
1985
BFA
College of Art . Delhi University
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Physical, historical, and political significance of water in the urban environment through artworks that incorporate sculpture, painting, installation, video, photography, and performance.

The Artists Body, The Photographic Image ,Film and the Photographic Image , Art and Ecology.

Conferences (Select): 

2016- Part of Four member team for first ever External Review Committee for the Department of Visual Art, University of  Chicago. Il. USA.

2016- Artist Talk, Dept of South Asian Studies.  Berkeley. LA. USA.

2016-Artist Talk, Dept of Art Anthropology. University of California, Merced. LA. USA.

2016- CISA Artist Talk .Dept of Art History. UCLA. LA. USA. 

2015- Artist Talk – 1 Shanthi Road. Bangalore. KA. India.

2015- NEGOTIATING ROUTES, 5 year conference .KHOJ. New Delhi India. 

2015- Artist Talk – 1 Shanthi Road. Bangalore. KA India.

2015- Panel, Paper and discussion -“South Asian Art- Global Publics and Politics’ – NYU. USA.

2015- In Conversation with Atul Bhalla- NYU – Urban Democracy Lab. NYU USA.

2015- Artist Talk - Nelson Atkins Museum. Kansas City, Missouri.USA.

2015- Artist Talk - Spencer Museum. Kansas University. Kansas. USA.

2015- Artist Talk –T C Colley lecture series. Rhode Island School of Design. Rhode Island, USA.

2014- Panel Talk and Book Release-“What will be my Defeat?’ - Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi.

2014- Panel Talk and Book Release-“You always step into the same river?’ – Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.

2014- Art - Ecology-Sustainability- Illustrated Talk. Utsah Foundation. Bhubneshawar Orissa.

2014- “Spaces for water” . llustrated Talk as part of Symposium, Nehru Memorial Library and Museum, New Delhi.

2013- Illustrated Talk. Kalabhavan, Shantiniketan. WB. India.

2012- DIVA lecture. WITS University, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2011- Grossman Gallery. Lafayette College. Easton. PA. USA. 

2011- Installation and Artist Talk at The Sackler Museum Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge MA, USA.