Established in 1994, Bose Pacia was the first gallery in the West specializing exclusively in contemporary South Asian art. Over the past two decade, Bose Pacia has held over 80 exhibitions and is internationally regarded for promoting the South Asian avant-garde. The gallery fosters an active discourse between contemporary South Asian artists and the international art community by featuring exhibitions that contextualize contemporary art from this geographic region within its rich artist traditions and current social tensions.
In December of 2003, Nature Morte partnered with Bose Pacia and opened a new 2500-square-foot gallery space in the heart of New Delhi. Nature Morte was founded in 1982 by Peter Nagy. It had been a fixture in New York's East Village art scene throughout the 1980s. Having received both critical and commercial success, the partnership between Bose Pacia and Nature Morte continues to grow; in 2006 Bose Pacia Kolkata opened its doors (now closed) and in November 2008 Nature Morte Berlin opened in the Mitte art district, marking the latest collaboration between these two galleries who remain committed to promoting and exhibiting the most current and cutting-edge art works coming out of South Asia today.
Many of the artists represented by Nature Morte / Bose Pacia have exhibited at such prestigious venues as the Tate Modern, Museum of Modern Art, Queens Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Walker Art Center, Vienna Kunsthalle, Bern Kunstmuseum, Museo Reina Sofia, Victoria and Albert Museum, House of World Cultures Berlin, Japan Foundation and Asia Society. Several of these artists have also been included in important survey exhibitions such as the Sydney Biennial, the Sao Paulo Biennial, the Havana Biennial, the Asia Pacific Triennial, the Venice Biennale and Documenta, and they have received significant critical acclaim in such publications as The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, Art India, Art Review, Frieze, and many others.
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