Madhvi Subrahmanian

Born 1986
Hometown Mumbai, India
Lives and works in Singapore

About the artist

Madhvi’s practice explores the performative intersection between sculpture and installation and is informed by her consistent engagement with the sensuous materiality of clay.  Madhvi’s focus predicates the possibilities and challenges of meditative multiples and immersive installations, through which she contemplates the ever-changing concepts of space and place.  

She has exhibited in several solo and group shows both locally and internationally. Among the biennales and triennials, she has been invited to are the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019, Korea, Indian Ceramics Triennale, 2018, Jaipur, India, The First Central China Ceramic Biennale, 2016, Henan Museum, China and 3rd Contemporary Jakarta Biennale, 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia.  

Madhvi’s works have been published in international magazines such as Ceramic Art and Perception, Ceramic Review, and books such as Contemporary Ceramics by Emmanuel Cooper as well as on the cover of Art India, the premier art journal in India. 

She is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics, a UNESCO-affiliated organization in Geneva; ArtAxis and NCECA, international professional organisations based in the U.S.; and Singapore Sculpture Society.  Madhvi is also one of the founding members and curators of the Indian Ceramics Triennale. 

Madhvi is represented by Gallery Chemould Prescott Road in Mumbai. Her works are in institutional and private collections in Singapore, India, China, Thailand, Taiwan, and the USA.


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Selected solo exhibitions (2010 to present)

2020 walk and chew gum…, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, NYC, USA

2017 Mapping Memory, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India

        Ode to the Unknown, Special commissioned project for India Heritage Centre, Singapore

2012 Absorbing Japan, Japan Creative Center, Singapore 

2011 , Indigo Blue Art Gallery, Singapore

2010 Organic/Abstract, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA, USA

2010 Organic/Abstract, Chemould Prescott Road Mumbai, India

Selected two-person and group exhibitions (2013 to present)

2021 Singapore Ceramics Now, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

       Bus Stop Art, Public artworks, Gillman walkway and Alexandra Road bus stop

2020 Quartz Inversion, online exhibition- artists response to the pandemic

         Ceramic Sculptures, 079 Stories, Ahmedabad, India

2019 Elements of Mythology, Gallery Ark, Baroda, India

        Architectural Digest Show, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India

       Gyeonggi International Ceramics Beinnale, Icheon, South Korea

       Modus Operandi II: In Situ: an artist studio, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India

       From Lost Roots to Urban Meadows, The Private Museum, Singapore

2018 Breaking Ground, Indian Ceramics Triennale, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

        Architectural Digest Show, represented by Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

       New Orientalia, Yingee Ceramic Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

      Modus Operandi, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

      Printing, Drawings Ceramics, Art Motif Gallery, New Delhi 

     Special Projects Booth, Chemould Prescott Road, India Art Fair, New Delhi

2017 From the Ocean to the Silver City, Australian High Commission, Singapore

        Here Be Dragons and Other Coded landscapes, Curated by Meera Menezes, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2016 Cont(r)act Earth, First Central Ceramic Biennale, Henan Museum, Zhengzhou, China

        Tree of Life, Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines 

        Across the Table, Across the Land, NCECA, Kansas City, USA

       Ceramic View: International Exhibition, National Gallery Bangkok, Thailand

2015 Chawan International Exhibition, Belgium 

         Unfolding Perspective, The Deck, Singapore

         Six By Six, Australia Ceramics Triennale, Canberra, Australia 

         An Artist Inspired Space, Playeum, Affordable Art Fair Singapore

        SingaPlural: Celebrating Design, Singapore

        Indo-Korean Collaboration, Chennai, India

       Raindrops, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

2014 India Art Fair, Chemould Prescott Road, New Delhi, India

        Singapore-Taiwan Shoe Box Sculpture, Singapore

       Chawan International Exhibition, Singapore  

       Bridges, Stainless gallery, New Delhi, India 

       3rd Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia 

       8th Naori Eco- Art Festival, South Korea

2013 Indian Contemporary Ceramics, FuLe International Ceramic Museum, Fuping, China

        The Black Frame Project, Indigo Blue Art Gallery, Singapore 

        Forum Art Gallery, Chennai, India 

       Traditions Evolving, NCECA, Houston TX, USA 

       4th ASNA triennale, Karachi, Pakistan

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