NS Harsha lives and works in Mysore, India.
He studied for a BFA in Painting at C.A.V.A. Mysore (1992) and Masters in Painting from Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda (1995).
NS Harsha received the Sanskriti Award, Sankriti Pratishthan, New Delhi (2003). He was the recipient of the 3rd Artes Mundi Prize awarded in 2008.
NS Harsha worked with Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) in the 1990s.
NS Harsha's international exhibitions include:
2008 Sharjah Biennale, UAE; Santhal Family, Muhka Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium; Leftovers, (Solo), Maison Hermes, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; Come give us a speech, (Solo) Bodhi Art New York; Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London; India Moderna, IVAM Valencia, Spain.
2007 Prospects, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy; Horn Please, Museum of fine arts, Berne, Switzerland; New Narratives, Chicago Cultural Centre, USA; Private / Corporate IV, Daimler Chrysler Collection, Berlin, Germany; New Space, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
2006 Belief, 1st Singapore Biennale, Singapore; Charming Nation, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai (Solo).
2005 Mural, Project Art Space, Dublin, Ireland; Indian Summer, École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.
2004 Another Passage to India, Ethnography Museum, Geneva, Switzerland; Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, the Asia Society, Queens Museum, New York, and travelling.
2003 Crossing Generations: diVERGE, 40 years of Gallery Chemould, NGMA, Mumbai.
2002 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial, Fukuoka, Japan; Drawing Space, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
In 1999 NS Harsha participated in apt3, The Third Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane, Australia.
Harsha was Visiting Artist at VAFA (Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2001) and at Shantou University, Cheung Kong School of Arts & Design, China (2005).
NS Harsha: Picking Through the Rubble
10 Oct - 14 Nov 2009