Annu Palakunnathu Matthewnews
A selection from Matthew’s Memories of India series is on view.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Memories of India
October 26, 2017 – February 15, 2018
SFO Museum at the San Francisco International Airport
International Terminal Departures Level,
San Francisco, CA
Part Narratives at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai is curated by Gayatri Sinha. The exhibition features works by Nandita Raman, Atul Bhalla, & Annu Palakunnathu Matthew work alongside many other incredible artists.
“In 2017, the Partition of India is marked by its 70th anniversary. Drawing on the readings of departure and partial histories, the exhibition Part Narratives commemorates this event, and brings the art production that surrounded it within museum and art discourse. At the same time it turns our attention to issues of migration as they beset the world at present, to the long shadow of Partition and its passage through time.”
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13 August – 19 September 2017
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, American Indian with Dot on Face / Indian American with Dot on Face, from An Indian from India, 2001-2007
Annu Palakanathu Matthew’s series An Indian from India juxtaposing her identity as an Indian with that of Native American Indians. The 2017 LightField Festival of Photography and Multimedia Art, JUST THE FACTS exhibits works dealing the subjects of working class and immigrant individuals.
05 August – 30 September 2017
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: An Indian from India
Hudson, New York
Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora, curated by Jaishri Abichandani, will feature Matthew’s Anirudh, a multimedia piece from her 2006 series, The Virtual Immigrant.
27 June – 6 August 2017
Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
sepiaEYE artists Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Atul Bhalla, and Nandita Raman are amongst a dozen artists in a wonderful multi-disciplinary show curated by Gayatri Sinha. Part Narratives will be on view through January 21, 2017 at Bikaner House, New Delhi.
7 – 21 January 2017
Curated by Gayatri Sinha
Bikaner House, New Delhi
Top: Osamu James Nakagawa, End of Day from Ma –between the past, 2003 -2005 Bottom: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Selections from Memories of India, 1998-2012
Images by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and Osamu James Nakagawa have been selected to be a part of Seattle’s 2016 City Panorama. These works will be installed in King County Metro shelters for up to 10 years.
CITY PANORAMA 2016
Various Locations, Seattle
This public art project is now in its sixth year, and has successfully continued to bring beauty and art to public spaces via this partnership with King County Metro and the Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW).
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is one of the 40+ artists and scholars participating in CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.
During Memorial Day weekend, CrossLines will be a creative convening of art installations, performances and dialogues that explore the theme of intersectionality: identities as those formed through artistic, cultural and historic encounters across race, class, gender, sexuality and more.
May 28th-29th, 2016
CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality
Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building
900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, D.C.
Installation View of Annu Palakunnathu Matthew's The Virtual Immigrant. Video projection at Royal Ontario Museum, 2015.
On October 3rd, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew projected photo-animations of The Virtual Immigrant in the Chen Crystal Court at the Royal Ontario Museum as part of the 10th Annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2015. Nuit Blanche is a sunset-to-sunrise-all-night contemporary art event. Over 11,000 people viewed the projections.
Bakirathi Mani, Associate Professor of English Literature at Swarthmore College, wrote an essay for the Journal of Asian American Studies. “Beyond Bollywood: Exhibiting South Asian America” (Journal of Asian American Studies, 18.2 (2015): 192-217) is an analysis of the Smithsonian exhibition “Beyond Bollywood,” and features a key reading of Annu’s work.
The first exhibition to bring together seven bodies of work created by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew between the years of 1996-2015. Generations will consist of still and moving imagery.
1 May – 18 October 2015
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Generations
Royal Ontario Museum
12 June 2015 Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Generations at the Royal Ontario Museum”
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the influential Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts better known as Blue Sky, the Center will be publishing a series of monographs featuring artists they have exhibited. Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s Memories of India body of work has been selected as one of these monographs with an essay by Vicki Goldberg.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Memories of India
With an essay by Vicki Goldberg
Blue Sky Gallery
Now available at the gallery.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, A Fair Maiden, A Dark Maiden, from An Indian from India Series, Portfolio 2, 2001-2003
Annu Palakkunnathu Matthew’s series An Indian From India will be exhibited at Dartmouth University’s Art Gallery, along with a photo booth to document immigrant families for the project To Minority Majority, which will take place on Dec. 11 from 6-8pm.
13 November 2014 – 25 January 2015
An Indian From India
Opening Reception: Thursday 13 November, 6-9 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday 13 November, 7 pm
To Minority Majority
Photo Booth: Thursday 11 December, 6-8 pm
University Art Gallery
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Originally set within the emotionally resonant context of the Foundling Museum, Home Truths explores the theme of loss in the relationship between mother and child. The exhibition is in collaboration with the Photographers’ Gallery and will travel to Belfast in conjunction with their photography festival, Belfast Exposed. Works from both Ishiuchi and Matthew were featured at the Foundling Museum and book, the Belfast venue features Ishiuchi’s works from the series, Mother’s.
23 October – 20 December 2014
Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss
Belfast Exposed Photography
23 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FF, Northern Ireland, U.K
11 October 2013 – 05 January 2014
Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss
The Foundling Museum London
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s An Indian from India is included in this retrospective of the seminal nonprofit photographic space.
18 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
Portland Museum of Art
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s Open Wound will be shown at the University of Rhode Island as a solo show, showing the work from her 2012 Fulbright Fellowship.
8 October – 7 November, 2014
Opening Reception: 8 October 2014, 3-4:30 pm
Artist Talk: 21 October 2014, 13-4:30 pm
The University of Rhode Island
Public Radio International and NBC News have recently written about Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s current project, entitled To Majority Minority.
September 14, 2014
How one photographer captures changing immigrant families
by Monica Campbell
July 30, 2014
Multi-Generational Photos of America’s Future Majority Minority
by Monica Luhar
Atul Bhalla’s Submerged Again and Yamuna Walk and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s ongoing series, Spatial Memories: Freshly-Cut Houses will be on view as part of the Sharjah Art Museum’s photography exhibit, “The Other and Me.”
21 May – 21 June 2014
The Other and Me
Sharjah Art Museum
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Parker Caucasian, from An Indian from India Series,
Portfolio 2, 2001-2003
Matthew’s series, An Indian from India, has been featured in The New York Times’ blog on photography called, Lens, the CNN Photo blog, and Buzzfeed.
11 February 2014
Portraits challenge cultural perceptions
11 March 2014
Which Indian are You?
21 April 2014
An Indian From India Photographs Both
The New York Times, Lens blog
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation a year-long exhibition on the history and contemporary experiences of Indian Americans opens at the National Museum of Natural History on February 26th. Selected works from Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s An Indian from India will be on view.
26 February 2014 – early 2015
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
National Museum of Natural History
Anirudh a work from Matthew’s Virtual Immigrant series is featured and discussed In Valentina Lusini’s exploration of “otherness” in contemporary art in her book, “Destinazione Mondo.”
Published by Ombre Corte, Verona, Italy (January 2014)
The Society for Photographic Education has awarded its inaugural SPE Future Focus Project Support Grant to Annu Palakunnathu Matthew for her project, From Immigrant to Native: Imaging the New American. The professional award is given to a SPE member in recognition of their creative work and in support towards completion of a project to be unveiled at a future SPE conference.
Published to accompany the exhibition Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss, the book examines contemporary interpretations of one of the most enduring subjects in the history of picture-making: the image of the mother. Focusing on the work of 12 international photographers, it challenges the stereotypical or sentimental views of motherhood handed down by traditional depictions, and explores how photography can be used to address changing conditions of power, gender, domesticity, the maternal body and female identity.
Published by The Photographers’ Gallery, the book features Ishiuchi’s photographs from Mother’s and Matthew’s works from Re-generation and Open Wound.
The biennial Delhi Photo Festival is an initiative of the India Habitat Centre & Nazar Foundation to bring photography, the real democratic art form, into the public space, thereby creating awareness of photo- graphic arts and initiating dialogue amongst its many practitioners and lovers.
The festival will feature Matthew’s video from Re-generations.
September 27 to October 11, 2013
Delhi Photo Festival
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Daughter/ Step Daughter, from An India from India series,
Portfolio 1, 2001
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and Sunil Gupta in Convergence: Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora
Convergence brings together fifteen contemporary artists who, through diverse creative approaches, explore issues of identity and the continued power of place in our global world.
The exhibition, curated by Kathryn Myers, will feature Matthew’s photographs from
An Indian from India and Bollywood Satirized and Sunil Gupta’s work from Trespass 2.
22 October 2013 – 15 December 2013
Convergence: Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora
Radiate: Art of the South Asian Diaspora represents the work of eleven artists currently residing in the Northeast United States who share origins and connections in South Asia. The artists featured in Radiate articulate a variety of different questions centered around their identities and experiences within the South Asian diaspora. Three bodies of work by Matthew will be featured in this exhibition curated by Kathryn Myers.
2 November – 15 December 2012
Radiate: Art of the South Asian Diaspora
University of Illinois at Chicago, Gallery 400
Photo Center NW’s Autumn exhibition, Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan features five contemporary women artists whose work explore the role of women in the context of cultural constructs, religion, censorship and the media. The exhibition will feature Matthew’s orotones from the series, An Indian from India.
26 October – 15 December 2012
Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan
Photo Center Northwest
Matthew’s work is featured in the first comprehensive showing of some of the 700 works in the En Foco collection, and “Holga Inspire,” featuring a selection from her “Memories of India,” has now traveled to The Center for Fine Art Photography.
September 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012
EN FOCO/IN FOCUS: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection
Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse University
September 30, 2011 – January 14, 2012
The Center For Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, CO
A selection of images from Matthew’s large-scale lenticular photograph series, The Virtual Immigrant, which focused on call center employees in India, will be on view as part of a group exhibition, “Transcultural Identities” at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, Georgia State University.
February 17 – March 18, 2011
Welch School Galleries, Georgia State University
Matthew’s new video work, Re-Generation, will be on view in the exhibition Transience, part of The Rome Festival of Photography.
September 16 – October 30, 2010
Z20 Galleria Sara Zanin
Via Dei Querceti 6 00184, Rome
Matthew’s work appears in the two upcoming titles, The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age by Sylvia Wolf (Prestel, 2010) and Auto Focus; The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography by Susan Bright (Monacelli, 2010).
May 7 – June 6, 2010
The Gallery at Hallmark