Chandra earned an Honors BA from St. Stephen’s College of Delhi University, a BFA from Lesley University’s Art Institute of Boston and an MFA from Hunter College. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States and abroad, including The Whitney Houston Biennial, New York, NY; Momenta Art and Bogart Salon, Brooklyn, NY; Project 88, Mumbai, India; Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi, India; and Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata, India. She has been awarded a Cisneros Scholarship, a BRIC Media Arts Fellowship and a Women’s Edge Award, among other prizes. Residencies include SOMA Summer International Program, Mexico City, Mexico; Studio Arts Center, Florence, Italy; and The Cooper Union’s Summer Art Intensive, New York, NY. Chandra is the co-founder of Temporary Agency, an artist-run, alternative space. 

Kiran Chandra



2013    MFA Hunter College, New York, NY

2002    BFA Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University, Boston, MA

1998    BA (Honors) English St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, Delhi, India 


2014    Invitational Residency from The Project Group at Västra Göttaland and Halland, Sweden 

2104    BetterArts Residency, Redwood, NY

2013    SOMA Summer International Program, Mexico City

2006    Rose Sahkinovsky and Claire Garvonsky, Florence, Italy 

2004    Cooper Union Summer, New York, NY

2002    Studio Arts Center, International, Florence, Italy

Selected Exhibitions

2015     Demystifying Feminism, Women Make Art, City College of New York, NY

2014     Games People Play, Brooklyn, NY

2014     The Whitney Houston Biennial, New York, NY

2013     SOMA Resident Open Studios, Mexico City, MX

2012     100 Prints Celebrating 100 Years, AIB Centennial Alumni Exhibition, Boston, MA

2012     City Drift Bushwick, Momenta and Bogart Salon, Brooklyn, NY

2011     That Sense of Magic Lost, CAC, Hunter College, NY, NY

2011     Crown Heights Gold, Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011     Faces of the Economy, Art for Change Gallery, New York, NY

2011     The Billboard Art Project, Nashville, TN

2010     Sharing Art: 33rd Film Festival of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden 

2009     Le Flash: A Very Loud Silence, Curated by Avantika Bawa,Cathy Byrd, Stuart Keeler, Atlanta, GA

2009     This Place That Place, Long Island University: Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009     Choice, 303 Grand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

2009     Sasia, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ. Juried show by Zette Emmons

2008     Word Bookstore, Windows Gallery , Brooklyn, NY 

2008     Body Shop, Karin Kohlberg Studio, New York, NY

2008     Urban Similies:Transforming the Cities, Project 88, Mumbai, India. Curated by Subhalaxmi Shukla 

2007     First Look, Project 88, Mumbai, India

2007     Virtual Residency: Faux Movement,  Metz, France

2006     In a State of Emergency, Women, War and the Politics of Urban Survival. Alwan for the Arts, NY

2004     Passport to Contemporary Indian Art,  New York, NY.Curated by Sundaram Tagore

2004     Territories, Gallery Artsindia, New York, NY 

2004     Cooper Union Summer Residency, 41 Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Solo Projects

2015     Interpenetrations - Wave Hill Sun Room Project, Bronx, NY

2014      Temporary Agency,  co -founder, Brooklyn, NY 

2013    ‘Tell me the time you say,’ and what you really say is ‘tell me a story’, Hunter College

2012     This Place, That Place, Displace, Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi, India

2009       T(HERE), and the space between, Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata, India


2013     Cisneros Scholarship for SOMA Summer in Mexico City

2012     Bric Media Arts Fellowship 

2003     Women’s Edge Award, one of six artist’s works’ chosen to be awarded to Members of Congress

2002     SACI/CMYK scholarship recipient for study abroad program in Florence, Italy 

2002     Deans List, Art Institute of Boston

2000     Merit Scholarship, Art Institute of Boston

1998     Rajpal Memorial Award Literature Prize, St. Stephen’s College

Artist’s Talks

2013     A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2012     Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees,  New York, NY

2009     Abu Dhabi Women’s College and Dubai Women’s College, UAE

2007     Abu Dhabi Women’s College, UAE

2006     Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata, India


2013     Contribution in Mnemosyne Atlas, compiled by Freya Powell

2013     Photo essay - Sarai Reader 09: Projections, Edited by Raqs Media Collective and Sarai,


Art India Magazine 

2006 / Volume XI | Issue IV | Quarter IV

Down to Earth Magazine December 2007

The Hindu, Feb 12, 2012

Tehelka, Jan. 31, 2012

Sunday Guardian, Feb 19, 2012

New York Times, August 26, 2011