Ranbir Kaleka was born in 1953 in Patiala in Punjab. He has held several group and solo exhibitions across the globe. He has received the National Award from the Lalit Kala Akademi and Sanskriti Award.
Hiss paintings are vibrant. He does not clinch the simple juxtaposition, superimposition in order to achieve a pluralizing effect.
Some of his group Exhibitions:
- KHOJ, International Workshop in Mysore, India
- Kunsthalle Wien, 'Kapital & Karma', Vienna
- Apeeyay Media Gallery, 'Private Mythologies - Sound and video works of the personal and the political', New Delhi
- Nature Morte, 'PhotoSphere', New Delhi
- Art Today, 'Rare and Unusual Paintings', New Delhi
- Alliance Francaise, 'Silen TV video lounge', (with Michel Mallard, Olivier Reneau & Denis Chevalier), New Delhi
- Public Art Project, 'Images for a Hundred Lamp Posts', Ealing, London
- Indo-Austrian Art Projects in Public Space, 'Boxwallahs', The DeEgo-Cube, Gurgaon, Haryana
- Sakshi Gallery, 'Embarkations-The Millennium Show', Mumbai
- Max Mueller, 'Art and Technology', Mumbai
His paintings are surrealist in their treatment of scenes from everyday life. His recent solo and group shows include Chalo India at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, in 2008; a multi-media installation commissioned to the permanent collection of the Spertus Museum, Chicago, in 2007; the Sydney Biennale, 2008; Urban Manners at Hangar Bicocca, Milan, in 2007; New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2007 and many more. Kaleka currently lives and works in Britain.
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