Hemali Bhuta

Born in 1978 in Mumbai, India
Lives and works in Goa, India


2010 Selected for an exchange program at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-¬‐Arts, Paris

2009 M.V. A. (post diploma, Painting) with first class, M.S. University of Baroda

2006 Certificate course in Weaving, Dyeing and Printing at Weavers’ Service Centre, Mumbai, India
2003 Diploma (G.D. ART) in Fine Arts (Painting), L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai, India

1997 Diploma in Interior Designing and Decorations from Sophia College, Mumbai, India


2010 Finalist, The Rolex Mentor Protege Arts Initiative, Visual Arts, under the British artist Anish Kapoor

FICA award for emerging contemporary artist of India

2009 INLAKS Scholarship

2008 Nasreen Mohamedi Scholarship

2004 Senior Scholarship, Lalit Kala Akademi

2003 AIFACS Society Prize, Student Category, Bombay Art Society


2017 The Centre International d'Art et du Paysage de l'Île de Vassivière, France

2012 Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, UK

2010 Montalvo Arts Centre, Saratoga, California, USA

2009 Writers workshop, Guild art gallery, Mumbai, India

2007 Sandarbh, Partapur, Rajasthan

Hemali Bhuta Karle co-founded and is the director of CONA, a non-profit artist run initiative in Mumbai

Hemali Bhuta (b. 1978, Mumbai) creates site-responsive sculptural interventions that embrace entropy, using materials and processes susceptible to decay and disintegration to challenge the conventional material and temporal conditions of a work of art. Stressing process over form, her materials and gestures of making reflect an engagement with the domestic and the everyday, the sacred and the magical. She has an ongoing engagement with nature, as both a material source and artistic tool, using strategies like sedimentation and excavation, aging and curing, as ways of introducing an intangible quality like time into a recalcitrantly present sculptural entity. *Mutarza Vali for Artist’s Rooms: Hemali Bhuta, Art Jameel, 2019


Bhuta has a diploma in painting from the L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai (2003), and a postgraduate diploma from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara (2009). She has had several solo exhibitions: Artist’s Rooms: Hemali Bhuta curated by Murtaza Vali at Jameel Art centre (2019) and Subarnarekha at the Centre international d’art et du paysage, île de Vassivière, France (2017). She has participated in numerous international exhibitions including: October Salon, Belgrade (2018), the 5th Singapore Biennale (2016), Darat Al Funun, Amman (2013-14), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2012), the 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012).

Bhuta is also the co-founder of CONA Foundation, an artist-run space in Goa, and is represented by Project 88, Mumbai

Solo shows at Ceysson Gallery
Hemali Bhuta, New York
September 08 - October 30, 2021

Solo Shows


Artist’s Rooms: Hemali Bhuta , curated by Murtaza Vali, Jameel Art Centre, Dubai, UAE


Subarnarekha, The Centre International d'art et du Paysage de l'Île de Vassivière, France


Measure of a foot, Project 88, Mumbai, India


Point, Shift and Quoted Objects Project 88, Mumbai, India
The Column in Transit and The Wall Piece, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, India


The Hangover of Agarlum Project 88, Mumbai, India

Group Shows


Shadow Lines: Experiments with Light, Line and Liminality, curated by Meera Menezes, Shrine Empire, New Delhi, India


Belgrade Biennial- Marvellous Cacophony Curated by Gunnar and Danielle Kvaran, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia

Imitating Atmosphere,curated by Shreyas Karle Jaipur Sculpture Park, Jaipur, India
My Color on Your Plate , curated by Subodh Gupta, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, India
Frieze Art Fair, New York & London
Le Qui Des Choses, Fondation Thalie, Brussels, Belgium


Frieze Art Fair, London, UK


An Atlas of Mirrors, 5th Singapore Biennale, Singapore
Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures, Curated by Murtuza Vali, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA
Other’s other, Curated by Shreyas Karle, Art District XIII, New Delhi, India
Diary Entries, Curated by Gayatri Sinha, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India


Textile languages, , curated by Nathalie Guiot at Thalie Art Project, Brussels, Belgium
Citizens of Time, curated by Veeranganakumari Solanki, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh


HIWAR –Conversations in Amman, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Darat al Funun, Jordan
Take me Elsewhere, Vanity Projects, New York, USA
India Art Fair, New Delhi


Energy Plus, curated by Diana Campbell and Susan Hapgood, 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Frieze London, Sculpture Park, London, UK
India Today, ARKEN Museum, Denmark
Line of Thought, Parasol Unit, London, UK


Indian Highway V, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy
Indian Highway IV, MAC Lyon, France
Form and Phenomenon, curated by Heidi Fichtner, Project 88, Mumbai, India
Notes on the Disappearance of Real, curated by MeenaVariand Arvind Lodaya, The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, India


Tracing Reality, curated by Nicole Rampa, Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland
Ballard Estate, curated by Gitanjali Dang, Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi, India


Revisioning Materiality,Part II, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
Moment As Monument,Tranvancore Gallery for Thomas Erben Gallery (New York) and Gallery Seven (Delhi), part of the Art Summit, New Delhi, India
Video Lounge, India Art Summit, New Delhi, India
First Look 2009, Project 88, Mumbai, India


Parables of Thread, curated by Jayaram Poduval, The Loft, Mumbai, India
Recent Works of six artists, Project 88, Mumbai, India
Video Wednesdays, curated by Johny ML, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Visuals of a post‐visual world,curated by Gitanjali Dang,Priyasri Gallery, Mumbay, India


Recent works of four artists, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai


Canvas For A Cause, N.G.M.A., Mumbai, India


The Harmony Show,Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India
Exhibition of two, curated by Gallery Beyond at Artists Centre, Mumbai, India


Kal Aaj aur Kal, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Monsoon Show,Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Amurt, Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, India


Women’s Show Shakti, Hacienda Gallery, Mumbai, India


Maddox, Georgina. “ART: Walking the Line: Group Show at Shrine Empire, Delhi: AD India,” Architectural Digest India, April 26, 2019. 

Perrot, Catherine. “Centre D'art De Vassivière - Hemali Bhuta, Une Artiste En Quête D’aur(or)Es,” La Montagne, October 8, 2019. 


Micucci, Marjorie. “Hemali Bhuta, or the Exhibition as an Open-Air Landscape,” Archive of Women Artists Research and Exhibitions, January 30, 2018. 


Chattopadhyay, Pallavi. “Beneath the Surface,” The Indian Express, August 8, 2017. 


Brittney. “Measuring the Human Impact on the Land: Mumbai Artist Hemali Bhuta - interview,” ArtRadar Journal, May 2, 2016. 

Zachariah, Preeti, and Elizabeth  Kuruvilla. “23 Young Artists You Should Know,” mint, December 19, 2016.


Shah, Gayatri Rangachari. “New Indian Art Star Evokes Space With Sculpture,” The New York Times, October 10, 2012