Vikram Divecha
b. 1977, Beirut, Lebanon
Lives and works in New York and Dubai

Education:
2019 / MFA, Columbia University, New York

Solo Exhibitions:
2017 / Minor Work, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, UAE
2016 / Portrait Sessions, Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE
2012 / Urban Epidermis, Traffic, Dubai, UAE

Group Exhibitions:
2018 / Who Are We Now?, Land Art Mongolia 5th Biennial, Mongolia
2018 / Feel the other day running underneath this one, Times Sq. Space, New York
2018 / First Year MFA Exhibition, Wallach Art Gallery, New York
2018 / (Un)conscious: A series of small serendipities, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai
2018 / Untold Stories Retold, Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi

2017 / Co-Lab: Contemporary Art and Savoir-Faire, Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE
2017 / Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play, National Pavilion of UAE, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy
2017 / Tamawuj, Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE

2016 / Binary States: India – UAE, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India
2016 / March Project 2016, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE
2016 / Domestic Affairs: Reshaped, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, UAE
2016 / What is it?, 1x1 Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2016 / White Cube... Literally, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, UAE

2015 / Art: Process and Practice, Warehouse 411, Abu Dhabi
2015 / Dust, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowsku Castle, Warsaw
2015 / A Public Privacy, DUCTAC, Dubai
2015 / Accented, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE Art Dubai Radio, Art Dubai, UAE

2014 / Turning Point, Tashkeel, Dubai
2014 / Urban Reflections, Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Dubai
2014 / SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai
2014 / In the Absence of Script, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah

2013 / SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai
2013 / Art Nights @ Gate Village, DIFC, Cuadro Fine Art Gallery
2013 / Dubai Here Today – A Record of Urban Impermanence, Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Dubai

Art Fairs:
2018 / Frieze New York, New York
2017 / Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi
2017 / Art Dubai, Dubai

Residency:
2018 / Land Art Mongolia 5th Biennial, Khentii Province, Mongolia
2014 / T.A.P. (Temporary Art Platform), Miziara, Lebanon

Performance:
2018 / Tease 2, Prentis Hall, New York

Commissions:
2017 / Train to Rouen, Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi and institut français
2017 / Bathing Boulders, National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
2017 / Beej, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
2016 / Sweeping, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
2016 / Warehouse Project, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
2015 / Negative heaps (of designated waste), H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan
2014 / Differed Cross Section, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority
2013 / Reclaimed Void, DUCTAC, Dubai
2013 / Degenerative Disarrangement, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority

Public Grants:
2017 / Beej, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
2016 / Sweeping, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
2015 / Shaping Resistance, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah
2014 / Boulder Plot, The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Dubai

Awards:
2014 / Middle East Emergent Artist Prize

Talks and Panels:
2018 / Gulf Arts and Culture Symposium, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC
2017 / Cultivating Opportunity within the UAE's Expanding Ecology of Contemporary Art, NYUAD, New York
2017 / Book Launch, Warehouse Project, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
2016 / Binary States, Greenix, Kochi, Kerala
2016 / Co-Lab, Emirati-French Cultural Programme, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
2016 / Binary States, Khazzan, Al Khazzan Park, Dubai
2016 / Warehouse Project Talks, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
2016 / Campus Art Dubai 5.0, Dubai
2016 / Negotiating Spaces, American University of Dubai, Dubai
2016 / Artist Talk, New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
2015 / A Public Privacy, Mashreq Lounge, Art Dubai
2014 / Artist Panel, InVisible, Al Jalila Cultural Center, Dubai
2013 / Artist Panel, Art Forum 1, DUCTAC, Dubai
2012 / Pecha Kucha Night, Dubai

Programmes:
2016 / Tashkeel, Critical Practice Programme, Dubai
2015 / Campus Art Dubai 4.0, Dubai
2014 / The Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship, Abu Dhabi
2014 / Campus Art Dubai 3.0, Dubai
2013 / Campus Art Dubai 2.0, Dubai
2013 / Campus Art Dubai 1.0, Dubai

Publications:
2017 / Warehouse Project, 2017, Alserkal Avenue

Collections:
Art Jameel, Dubai
Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah
Private Collection of HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi

Press:
2018 / March/April, Canvas, Hanna Orlowski, Timekeepers
2018 / February, The National, Melissa Gronlund, Stories of collaboration at Louvre Abu Dhabi
2018 / February, Bidoun, Rahel Aima, Louvre Me Tender

2017 / December, Frieze, Melissa Gronlund, The View From the Gulf
2017 / September, Nafas, Pat Binder & Gerhard Haupt, Vikram Divecha: Beej
2017 / May, Harper’s Bazaar Art, Patrick Martin Lichty, Feathers on the water
2017 / May, Gulf News, Jyoti Kalsi, Art, play and playfulness
2017 / May, The National, David D’Arcy, UAE National Pavilion is an artists’ playground
2017 / April, The National, Anna Seaman, Artist Vikram Divecha turns the daily toil of UAE labourers into works of art
2017 / March, The Art Newspaper, Kevin Jones, A Bigger Stage
2017 / March, The National, Anna Seaman, Sharjah Biennial 13: how the seeds of a project took root among Sharjah’s city gardeners
2017 / January, The National, Nick Leech, Five diverse artists from the UAE to take part in Venice Biennale

2016 / December, Art in America, Rahel Aima, Atlas Dubai: Consumed Culture
2016 / October, Ibraaz, Murtaza Vali, Vikram Divecha at Tashkeel
2016 / October, The National, Anna Seaman, Artist Vikram Divecha puts new spin on phrase ‘time is money
2016 / March, Art Asia Pacific, Suzy Sikorski, White Cube… Literally
2016 / March, Financial Times, Gareth Harris, The rise of Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue
2016 / ArtReview Asia vol 4, no 2, Kevin Jones, White Cube… Literally: On form and convention of display

2015 / May / June, Art Asia Pacific, Kevin Jones, Beyond safe
2015 / April, Nafas, Cristiana De Marchi, A Public Privacy: Drawing Lines between Segmented Thoughts
2015 / March, Flash Art, Kevin Jones, InVisible AFAC / Dubai
2015 / Nafas, Murtaza Vali, Searching for the Voice of Difference

2014 / December, Nafas, InVisible: Public art commissions, Dubai
2014 / November, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, AFAC presents public art commission
2014 / August, The Daily Star, Jim Quilty, Artists out of place in Meziara
2014 / June, The National, Anna Seaman, Found: Vikram Divecha’s new work at Cuadro Gallery
2014 / May/June, Brownbook, Sophie Chamas, Issue 45, Degenerative Disarrangement
2014 / May, Gulf News, Jyoti Kalsi, Reflections on changing cities
2014 / Buro 24/7, Middle East Emergent Artist Prize
2014 / The National, Interview
2014 / February, The National, Anna Seaman, A show of few words
2014 / January, Islamic Arts Magazine, In the Absence of Script
2014 / January, Gulf News, Jyoti Kalsi, Installations that relate to Dubai at Ductac

2013 / NOV/DEC, Art Asia Pacific, HG Masters, ISSUE 86, New Current – Excavated Gestures
2013 / November, The National, Anna Seaman Moving art Beyond the Gallery walls
2013 / October / November, Time Out, Peter Feely, The Commissioners
2013 / The National, Anna Seaman, In the Public Eye
2013 / August, The National, Anna Seaman, Getting under the city's skin through art
2013 / February, The National, Anna Seaman, Cuadro Gallery's show of crumbling truths

2012 / August, Time Out Dubai, Jenny Hewett, Road art in Dubai
2012 / July, The National, Christopher Lord, Art hits the road in Dubai at Traffic

2011 / Quint Magazine, Issue 12, Gayatri Krishnan, The man who makes