SITE art space, Foundation B & G and The Collective Studio Baroda are co-hosting an excerpt from Ranjit Hoskote’s curation of Veer Munshi’s exhibition Shrapnel, in Baroda. The exhibition opens of February 14th, 2014 at SITE art space and will continue till the 27th February, 2014. The complete version of the curated exhibition was previously shown at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2009, Birla Academy of Art, Kolkata in 2010 and at Latitude 28, New Delhi in 2012. One of the primary objectives of bringing this exhibition to Baroda is to expand the viewership of contemporary art beyond the metropolises and to create alternative spaces for dialogue and engagement with art. Baroda has built a legacy of nurturing many of the country’s leading artists over the last 60 years, and is continuously redefining its role in providing opportunities for artists to collaborate and share their work in the city.
Veer Munshi was born in Srinagar, 1955 and currently lives and works in Gurgaon, Delhi. He acquired his BA from Kashmir University in 1976 and BFA in Painting from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1981. His solo exhibitions include Shrapnel: The Chamber + Pandit Houses at Latitude 28 gallery, New Delhi and Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai- 2009, Encounter at Art Alive Gallery in collaboration with the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi- 2006, Zodiac at Gallery Espace, New Delhi- 2003, United Nations Geneva 1996, Gallery Burswood, Perth Australia 1996. His work has also been shown at several group exhibitions in Chicago, Adelaide, Seoul and at the 11th Asian Art Biennale in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Veer Munshi has been awarded for the best designed tableaux for the republic day parade in 1997. Some of his other awards include Krishan Ju Razdan Puraskar by Vichar Manch, New Delhi-2003, National Award from the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi-2002, Jammu and Kashmir State Award for painting in 2001, Government of India Junior Fellowship from 1996-98 and the Research Grant Fellowship from the Lalitkala Akademi, New Delhi.