Sreshta Rit Premnath (b. 1979, Bangalore, India) is a multidisciplinary artist and the founding editor of Shifter. Based in Brooklyn, Premnath is Associate Professor of Art at Williams College.

Solo Shows
2022
Grave/Grove, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Proximity, Rodríguez Gallery, Poznań, Poland
2021
Grave/Grove, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge
Grave/Grove, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
2019
Those Who Wait Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
Below Blue Horizon Rodríguez Gallery, Poznań
2017
Cadere/Rose Nomas Foundation, Rome
Falling Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
2014
Knot Not Nought KANSAS, New York
Plot The Bindery Projects, St. Paul
2013
Plot Gallery SKE, Bangalore
2012
Folding Rulers Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis
The Last Image Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago
2011
Storey’s End Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin
Rhizome Wave Hill, New York
Surrender Alcott Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2010
Leo (procedures in search of an original index), Gallery SKE, Bangalore
Zero Knot Art Statements, Art|41|Basel, Switzerland (with Gallery SKE)
2008
Black Box Gallery SKE, Bangalore
2007
KCAPUT a Spacelab at Spaces Gallery, Cleveland
2006
How To Wave A Flag In A Vacuum Islip Art Museum, Long Island
2004
Site/Seeing Gallery SKE, Bangalore

Editorial Project
2004-2021
Shifter Magazine
Founder, Co-editor with Avram Alpert
Shifter was a platform for public discussion and published a serial print journal. In 2021 the Shifter published its 25th and final issue titled Waiting.
www.shifter-magazine.com
2021
The Protest and the Recuperation
Co-editor with Betti-Sue Hertz
Published by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York

Group Shows
2023
A Gathering in the Making, Someday Gallery, New York
Proposals for a Memorial to Partition, Curated by Murtaza Vali, 12 Gates Arts, Philadelphia
2022
Proposals for a Memorial to Partition, Curated by Murtaza Vali, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai
This Tender, Fragile Thing, The School, Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook
Drawn From Practice, Experimenter Gallery, Kolkata
The Distance from Here, Selections from the Art Jameel Collection, Hayy Jameel, Jeddah
2021
Bodies of Desire, Curated by Tiago de Abreu Pinto, Montoro 12 Gallery, Brussels
The Distance from Here, Selections from the Art Jameel Collection, Art Jameel, Dubai
E/MERGE: Art of the Indian Diaspora, Curated by Shaurya Kumar, National Indo-American Museum, Lombard, IL
2020
The Protest and The Recuperation Curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York
2019
L’Intrus Redux Curated by Natasha Marie Llorens Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
Object Lessons Curated by Jacqueline Mabey, Paul Robeson Gallery, Newark
The Happiness Curriculum Curated by Yulia Tikhonova, Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery, Willimantic
2018
hedge: Sreshta Rit Premnath & Audra Wolowiec Present Company, Brooklyn
Beyond Transnationalism Curated by Arshiya Mansoor Lokhandwala, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
Crónicas de estar y desaparecer Curated by Maricruz Alarcón, Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta and Paz Ortúzar, Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile
2017
Beyond Transnationalism Curated by Arshiya Mansoor Lokhandwala, Raza Foundation, New Delhi
The Socrates Annual Curated by Jess Wilcox, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
Call and Response Curated by Gabriel de Guzman, Wave Hill, New York
Where Do We Stand? Curated by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway, The Drawing Center, New York
Good Printing Curated by Yasmina Reggad, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai
We The Watchers Are Also Bodies Curated by Natasha Marie Llorens, Hercules Art and Studio Program, New York
Kailash Cartographies Aronson Gallery, The New School, New York
It’s a Sign Curated by Maya Schindler, Marquee Projects, Bellport
2016
Cartography of Ghosts Curated by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway, The Drawing Center, New York
Rhetorical Amendments to the [REDACTED] Organized by Hive Voices, The Guild, Mumbai
Commissions 2016, Art Dubai Curated by Yasmina Reggad, Dubai
Recursive States Curated by Present Co., New York
2015
After Midnight Curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, The Queens Museum, New York
So-Called Utopias Curated by Yesomi Umolu, Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago
2014
Common Space Curated by Maria Teresa Annarumma, Molly Everett, Joo Yun Lee, and Kristine Jærn Pilgaard, The Kitchen, New York
2013
Liminal Sites Curated by Kaytie Johnson, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia
Surface Tension Curated by Jakob Korczynski, Oakville Galleries, Toronto
The Hollow Center Curated by Nina Horisaki-Christens, Smack Mellon, New York
Imaginary Friends Curated by Chelsea Haines, Interstate Projects, New York
2012
Contested Territories curated by Miguel Amado, Dorsky Gallery, New York
Its Endless Undoing Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York
== curated by Matt Keegan, Michele Didier, Paris
2011
The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Water, Water Everywhere Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Rotunda Gallery, New York
2010
Before and After Curated by Bill Cournoyer, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris
Spectral Evidence Curated by Steven Lam, 1 A Space, Hong Kong
Other than Beauty Friedman Benda Gallery, New York
Love Letters To a Surrogate Torrance Art Museum, CA
36 Dramatic Situations Louis V. E.S.P., New York
Structures Within an Intervention Curated by Meenakshi Thirukode, The Guild, New York
2009
Beyond The Instance of an Ending curated by Susan Jahoda and Jesal Kapadia, at Herter Gallery, Amherst
The Third Side (studies in radical nostalgia), curated by Bethany Ides, Performance Works NW, Portland
We Must Indeed All Hang Together curated by Beth Capper, Paige Johnson, Ariel Pittman and Kelly Shindler, at SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago
Back, Forth and Round About Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Dear Jabir curated by Gitanjali Dang, Guild Gallery, Mumbai
A Perfect Human Curators Milena Hoegsberg and Megha Ralapati, Dorsch Gallery, Miami
Vision and Society in Contemporary Art Grey Noise Gallery, Lahore
Contemporary Art From India Lawrence Eng Gallery, Vancouver
2008
Mornings in Mexico Book Project Curated by Steven Lam and Tamar Guimaraes, Guangzhou Biennial
Unnamable Name Curated by Todd Ayoung, Københavns Hovdbibliotek, Copenhagen
Current Curated by Nivedita Magar, Gallery SKE, Bangalore
2007
Spectral Evidence Curated by Steven Lam, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn
Between To and From Curated by Veronica Mijelshon and Eleanor Eichenbaum, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
Usufruct, Curated by Seth Nehil Linfield Art Gallery, OR
2006
Yamini Nayar and Sreshta Premnath Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
In The Country of Last Things Forever Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

Print Catalogs and Essays
2022
Sreshta Rit Premnath: Grave/Grove, Monograph with essays by Amara Antilla, Natalie Bell, Natasha Marie Llorens and interviews with Guusje Sanders, Ajay Kurian, and Cris Juarez, ICA San Diego, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati
2021
Zone of Nonbeing, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Catalog essay for The Protest and the Recuperation, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, NY
E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora, Exhibition catalog, National Indo-American Museum, Lombard, IL.
2019
Sreshta Rit Premnath: Those Who Wait, Monograph with essays by Kimberly Phillips, Avram Alpert and Tiago de Abreu Pinto, Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, Canada
2014
Public Space: A Generative Conflict, by Kristine Jaern Pilgaard. Catalog for Common Spaces, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
2011
Sreshta Rit Premnath, by Georgina Maddox, Catalog essay for The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art from India, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2009
Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory, The New Museum, NY

Authored Essays
2021
Art and Efficacy, Catalog essay for The Protest and the Recuperation, Wallach Art Gallery, New York
2019
Must I be a POC, A Symposium on Asad Haider’s Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump, Edited by Avram Alpert, ASAP/J
2018
The Chronotopography of Mountains, Anywhere and Elsewhere, Edited by Simone Douglas and Sean Lowry
2016
Critique as Unlearning, Eflux Conversations
A Crisis of Context, 2016 Queens International Catalog, Queens Museum
Nominal Real(i)ty, Silicone Plateau, Tara Kelton and Maria Laura Ghidini Eds.
The Morning After, M/E/A/N/I/N/G: The Final Issue, Mira Schor and Susan Bee Eds.
2014
Capricious Sky, Collaborative text with Liz Park, ICA Philadelphia (www.icaphila.org)
Letter to I, Collaborative text with Avram Alpert, I scarcely have the right to use this ghostly verb
Iilyn Wong, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Mari Cruz Alarcon eds.
2008
K(C)APUT, Mornings in Mexico, Edited by Steven Lam and Tamar Guimaraes, Guangzhou Biennial

Reviews and Interviews
2023
Sreshta Rit Premnath: Grave/Grove, Review by Elizabeth Rooklidge, CAA Reviews
2022
Sreshta Rit Premnath on finding hope at the margins, Interview by Murtaza Vali, Artforum
Sreshta Rit Premnath’s Meditations on Makeshift Sites, Review by Jackson Davidow, Frieze
Sreshta Rit Premnath, Review by by Suzanne Volmer, Sculpture Magazine
Being, Becoming, Belonging, Review by Pia Singh, Art India
2021
At MIT List, a sculptor finds resilience in inhospitable place, Pamela Reynolds, WBUR Boston
The Marginalization of Weeds, Victoria Dzieciol, The Tech, Cambridge
A Subtle Metaphor for Dubai: ‘The Distance from Here,’ Rahel Aima, Art Review
Twelve Shows to Know About That Open This October, Art in America
5 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now, Aruna D’Souza, New York Times
2019
Contingent Encounter, Interview by Sohrab Mohebbi, BOMB Magazine
2018
The Chronotopography of Mountains, Anywhere and Elsewhere Edited by Simone Douglas and Sean Lowry
2017
Sreshta Rit Premnath on Identity and Space, Review by Emily Nimptsch, Alphasixty
2016
Art Dubai: Happiness and Human Rights, Review by Rachel Spence, Financial Times
Interview by Anabelle de Gersigny, Art Asia Pacific
2014
Sreshta Premnath, Artforum Critics Pick by Murtaza Vali
Art After the End of Philosophy, By Abbra Kotlarczyk, Carets and Sticks
2013
Straying Around, Preview by Akihila Seetharaman, Time Out Bangalore
Plot, Platform Magazine Online
2012
Sreshta Rit Premnath and Matthew Metzger, Artforum Critics Pick by Julia Langbein
New Currents, Art Asia Pacific
2011
Sreshta Rit Premnath at Galerie Nordenhake, Contemporary Art Daily
Sreshta Rit Premnath, Thom Donovan, Platform Magazine
5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Sreshta Rit Premnath, Thom Donovan, Art 21 Blog
La Ricerca di Sreshta Rit Premnath, Georgia Salerno, Exibart.com
Almanac, Art Asia Pacific
2010
Lion’s Share, Marta Jakimowicz, Art India
Ambiguities of The Symbol, Marta Jakimowicz, The Deccan Herald
Beast a Man Can Get, Jaideep Sen, Time Out Bangalore
Aspect Blindness: Arnold Kemp and Sreshta Rit Premnath, Thom Donovan, Art 21 Blog
Between Forgetting and Remembering, Koon Yee-wan, Muse Magazine
Spectral Evidence, Artforum Critic’s Pick Doretta Lau
Spectral Narrative in Hong Kong, Robin Peckham, Art Slant
The Spectacle of Power, Nalini S Malaviya, The Bangalore Mirror
2009
Once in a Blue Moon, Zehra Jumabhoy, Art India
Contemporary Art from India, Canadian Art
Back, Forth and Round About, David Rothenberg, Evil Monito
To Err is Perfect, David Rohn, Artlurker
2008
Black Box, Heidi Fichtner, Flash Art
Collapse of Certainty, Marta Jakimovicz, The Deccan Herald
Conceptual Ithaca, Warren Greenwood, The Ithaca Times
2007
Spectral Evidence, Holland Cotter, New York Times
Spectral Evidence, Artforum Critic’s Pick by Lori Cole

Selected Collections
+91 Foundation, New York
Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
Fondazione Memmo, Rome
Nomas Foundation, Rome
Zabludowicz Collection, London
Jameel Art Foundation, Dubai
Servais Family Collection, Brussels

Residencies
2016 Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
2013 Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
2013 TAJ, Bangalore, India
2011 Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbria, Italy
2009 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2008 The Whitney Museum of Art, Independent Study Program, New York, NY
2002 Yale-Norfolk Painting Residency, Norfolk, CT

Education
2006 MFA, Studio Art , The Milton Avery Graduate School of Fine Arts, Bard College, Annandale, NY
2003 BFA, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2002 Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland