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Joag Tushar

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Tushar Joag

Tushar Joag (born 1966, Bombay,India) Started a project in 2004 called UNICELL Public Works cell. UNICELL is a one person organization that mimics a corporate setup or government bureaucracy. Through UNICELL he suggests absurd solutions to the urban situations around him. Through UNICELL he seeks to make interventions in the urban space, by designing and producing objects that are functional, and aesthetic. The idea is to bring into focus through UNICELL the various concerns of the immediate situation in a satirical way.
Tushar graduated from Sir J.J School of Art , Bombay in 1988 and completed his post graduation from the M.S University, Baroda. He did a two year residency (1998-200) at the Rijks Akademie, The Netherlands, and co founded the Artist’s initiative Open Circle in 1999.
He has exhibited in many group exhibitions including ‘11th Hour’ Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing (2010), Empire Strikes Back, Saatchi Gallery, London (2010), ‘Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art’, The Mori Art Museum, (2008) National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Korea, (2009),Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria, (2009) ‘Under the Surface’, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria, in collaboration with Chemould Prescott Road, ‘Recovering Lives’, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia,(2008), Games and Theory, South London Gallery, London(2008), Destination Asia — Flying Over Stereotypes — Conversations, Elementa Gallerie, Dubai. (2008), Almaty, Kazhakstan (2007), ‘Focus India’ Contemporary Art from India, Rome Film Fest, Rome, (2007),New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Exhibit Hall and Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, U.S.A (2007), Edge Of Desire-Recent Art in India, traveling exhibition, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, (2004), Asia Society and Queens Museum, New York, (2005),Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico(2005), Berkley Art Museum &Pacific Film Archive and Centre for South Asia Studies, CA(2006), National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai(2007)
Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Reconciliation and Truth’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai (2008), ‘Willing Suspension’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai (2005). Tushar lives and works in Bombay.