Kiran has 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 Bronx Museum of Art, Wave Hill, 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 founder of Temporary Agency, an artist-run alternative space, that ran for 9 months out of a Chashama granted space in Ridgewood, Queens.


Kiran Chandra  



2013    MFA Hunter College, New York, NY

2002    Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy

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

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



2018    Apex Art Fellowship

2017    Residency - Studios at Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

2017    AIM Program, Bronx Museum, NY

2015    Wave Hill Sunroom Fellowship, NY

2014    Fellowship from The Project Group at Vastra Gottaland and Halland, Sweden

2013    SOMA Summer International Program, Mexico City

2012    Bric Media Arts Fellowship

2004    Cooper Union Summer Residency, NY


Solo Projects

2016      Mother of Intentions, The Chimney NY

2015      Interpenetrations Sun Room Project at Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY

2014      Temporary Agency, 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

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


Selected Exhibitions

2017     Archipelago, The Chimney NY

2017     Call and Response, Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY

2017     First Look: AIM Bronx Biennial, Bronx Museum, NY

2017     Whitney Houston Biennial, NY

2016     Sister Outsider, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016     Onion by the Ocean, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015     The Sublime of the Mundane, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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

2014     Games People Play, Temporary Agency, Brooklyn, NY

2014     The Whitney Houston Biennial, New York, NY

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     Choice, 303 Grand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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

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

2008     Urban Similies: Transforming the Cities, Project 88, Mumbai, India - 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, Curated by Sundaram Tagore

2004     Territories, Gallery Artsindia, New York, NY



2013     Cisneros Scholarship for study in Latin America

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     An Essay in Sarai Reader 09: Projections, Edited by Raqs Media Collective and Sarai,


Teaching Assignments

Graduate Programs: New York University (NYU) Lecturer, School Arts, Brooklyn College -Lecturer, Visual Culture

Undergraduate Programs: New York University (NYU) Lecturer, Global Histories of Art, Hunter College - Lecturer, Asian American Art in Asian American Studies Program (AASP), City College of New York - Lecturer, Art Education, Brooklyn College - Lecturer, Visual Culture

Museum Educator at Museum of Modern Art, MoMA and Whitney Museum of American Art