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mould the wing to match the photograph: The Mrinalini Mukherjee Archive

20 September 2023 - 29 February 2024



Asia Art Archive (AAA) presents a new exhibition on Mrinalini Mukherjee (1949– 2015), one of the most prominent sculptors in India known for her experimentation with form and materiality over her forty-year practice. Titled “mould the wing to match the photograph,” the exhibition stages an encounter between her hemp fibre sculpture, Pari (1986), and materials from her personal archive, showcased for the first time in Hong Kong. The exhibition is open to the public at Asia Art Archive’s CCG Library from 20 September 2023 to 29 February 2024. In conjunction with the exhibition, a series of programmes, including curator-led guided tours, talks, workshops, and performances, will be available to the public free of charge.


Mrinalini Mukherjee (1949–2015) was a prolific sculptor based in New Delhi, India. Best known for her monumental sculptures in fibre, ceramic, and bronze, Mukherjee was trained in painting and mural design at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda, India (1965–72), and studied sculpture at the West Surrey College of Art and Design, UK (1978). Mukherjee received a fellowship from the Government of India in 1981 to practice at Garhi Studios in Delhi, where she worked recurrently till the early 2000s.

She participated in various residencies, most notably at European Ceramic Work Centre, Netherlands, in 1996 and 2000. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia (2022); Met Breuer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2019); Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerala (2018); Dhaka Art Summit (2018); Camden Art Centre (2016); National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (2015); 10th Gwangju Biennale (2014); Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane (1996); and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (1994). Mukherjee’s work is collected by public institutions including British Museum, London; Cleveland Museum of Art; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate, London, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


20 September
29 February 2024
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