Sreshta Rit Premnath (b. 1979, Bangalore, India) is a multidisciplinary artist and the founding editor of Shifter. Based in Brooklyn, Premnath teaches at Parsons School of Design, New York.

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

Editorial Project
Founding Editor, Shifter Magazine
Coedited by Avi Alpert, Shifter is a discursive platform and serial publication that illuminates the intersection between contemporary art, politics and philosophy. Shifter’s 25th issue, Waiting, is hosted by the MIT List Visual Art Center and Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati.

Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust
Arthur Levitt Jr. ’52 Fellowship, Williams College
Art Matters Foundation Grant
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship

Group Shows
Bodies of Desire Curated by Tiago de Abreu Pinto, Montoro 12 Gallery, Brussels
This Tender, Fragile Thing, The School, Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook
The Protest and The Recuperation Curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York
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
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
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
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
After Midnight Curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, The Queens Museum, New York
So-Called Utopias Curated by Yesomi Umolu, Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago
Common Space Curated by Maria Teresa Annarumma, Molly Everett, Joo Yun Lee, and Kristine Jærn Pilgaard, The Kitchen, New York
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yamini Nayar and Sreshta Premnath Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
In The Country of Last Things Forever Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

At MIT List, a sculptor finds resilience in inhospitable places, Pamela Reynolds, WBUR Boston
The marginalization of weeds, Victoria Dzieciol, The Tech, Cambridge
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
A Subtle Metaphor for Dubai: ‘The Distance from Here’, Rahel Aima, Art Review
Flopping, Slumping Figures Suggest Migrants Caught Between World, Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun
Contingent Encounter, Interview by Sohrab Mohebbi, BOMB Magazine
Must I be a POC, Race and Class in the Age of Trump Edited by Avram Alpert, ASAP/J
The Chronotopography of Mountains, Anywhere and Elsewhere, Edited by Simone Douglas and Sean Lowry
Sreshta Rit Premnath on Identity and Space Alphasixty review by Emily Nimptsch
Critique as Unlearning Eflux Conversations
A Crisis of Context 2016 Queens International Catalog, Queens Museum
Art Dubai: happiness and human rights Financial Times review by Rachel Spence
Interview with Artists of Art Dubai Commissions 2016 Art Asia Pacific interview by Anabelle de Gersigny
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.
After Midnight Holland Cotter, New York Times
After Midnight Michael Fitzgerald, Wall Street Journal
Sreshta Premnath Murtaza Vali, Artforum Critic’s Picks
Art After the End of Philosophy Part II: Abbra Kotlarczyk, Carets and Sticks (, August 2014
Capricious Sky Collaborative text with Liz Park, ICA Philadelphia (
Public Space: A Generative Conflict Kristine Jaern Pilgaard, In the catalog for Common Spaces, Whitney Museum of American
Art, NY
Letter to I Collaborative text with Avi Alpert included in I scarcely have the right to use this ghostly verb Iilyn Wong, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Mari Cruz Alarcon eds.
Straying Around Akihila Seetharaman, Time Out Bangalore
Plot Platform Magazine Online
Sreshta Rit Premnath and Matthew Metzger Julia Langbein,
New Currents Art Asia Pacific, April 2012
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,
The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art from India Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (catalog)
2011 Almanac, Art Asia Pacific
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 by Thom Donovan, Art 21 Blog
Between Forgetting and Remembering by Koon Yee-wan, Muse Issue
Spectral Evidence by Doretta Lau,
Spectral Narrative in Hong Kong by Robin Peckham, Art Slant
The Spectacle of Power by Nalini S Malaviya, The Bangalore Mirror
Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory The New Museum, New York
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,
Black Box Heidi Fichtner, Flash Art
Collapse of Certainty Marta Jakimovicz, The Deccan Herald
Conceptual Ithaca Warren Greenwood, The Ithaca Times
Spectral Evidence Holland Cotter, New York Times
Spectral Evidence 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

Curatorial Projects
On Certainty Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, NY: A project curated by me consisting of a show, a series of lectures and a new issue of the magazine Shifter.
Project for an Archive of the Future Anterior
An ongoing collaboration with Thom Donovan in which we interview artists, writers, scientists, and colleagues from various disciplines and discuss unrealized social and/or personal projects. By producing an archive of futures which have yet to come to pass perhaps it is possible to alter the course of the future, as well as change the way we narrate and remember the past.

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
2002 Yale-Norfolk Painting Residency, Norfolk, CT

2008 The Whitney Museum of Art, Independent Study Program, New York, NY
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