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Lakshmi Madhavan is an independent, contemporary artist residing in Mumbai. She has been drawing, painting, and colouring, since she can remember. Art was her escape as a child and this childhood passion was brought to the forefront a few years ago after Lakshmi gave up her successful marketing career to pursue art.


She recently concluded her training under the German artist, Bernhard Martin at the Summer Academy in Salzburg.  She is also mentored by the Indian contemporary artist, Jitish Kallat in Mumbai. She assisted him with the production and planning of his first career retrospective “Here After Here” curated by Catherine David. Another stint with the French artist Nicolas Menard at the Louvre in Paris, helped her understand the varied perspectives around the representation of the human body through the ages. 





2023: Artist in Residence, India Art Fair, Delhi

2022: Hanging by a Thread III, Fine Count, Craft Museum, Delhi

2022: Hanging by a Thread II, Sutr Santati, National Museum, Delhi

2022: Hanging by a Thread I, Extremely South, Art District XIII, Delhi

2021: SEE.SAW.SEEN, Kochi Art Week, Kochi, India

2021: Hanging by a Thread (Ammammayude Mundu Veshti, Lokame Tharavadu, Alleppey, India

2019: Solo Exhibition as part of a custom brand collaboration with Rémy Martin, Bungalow 9, Mumbai, India

2018: The Body Dialogues, Kochi Muziris Biennale Collateral, Fort Kochi, India

2018: TIE(D) TIE(S), Kashi Art Residency, Fort Kochi, India

2018: i need some air, Installation at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai, India

2017: What is a Picture? Group Exhibition, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria

2017: Transitions Project, a found object collaboration project with artists from across Copenhagen, Canada, Texas, Paris, Switzerland, India

2017: Residency, Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria

2016: Group Exhibition, International Artists Collective, Copenhagen 


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Delve into the history of Kasavu with artist Lakshmi Madhavan in Bandra, "City-based artiste Lakshmi Madhavan will host a studio visit this Sunday and explain her homecoming to Malayali roots through the 200-year-old textile called Kasavu", August 2023

Working with Traditions, "India Art Fair Artist-in-Residence Lakshmi Madhavan Revisits The Textile Traditions of Kerala To Act  As A Thread Connecting The Past To The Future. Peek Into The  World of The Conceptual Artist And Download A Special Artist Poster", October 2022

Architectural Digest, Artist, "Lakshmi Madhavan's undying love for the dying craft of kasavu", Jan 2023

The Stir World, "Does the India Art Fair 2023 mark a cultural rebirth for the Indian art scene?", Jan 2023

The Hindu, "New Delhi | 1,000 ways to oneness at the India Art Fair", Feb 2023

The Hindustan Times, "India Art Fair gives space to diverse art practices", Feb 2023

The Financial Express, "‘Indian art market is on course to have its best performing year ever", Feb 23

The Sunday Guardian, "India Art Fair Returns to Delhi",

 Feb 2023

The Indian Express, "A glimpse into the intersection of technology and art at India Art Fair ", Feb 2023


The Economic Times, "Indian Art Fair 2023: Art extravaganza showcase intersection of tech and art", Feb 2023

The Ideas Lab, " Recommends-India Art Fair, Feb 2023

The Voice of Fashion, "Lakshmi Madhavan: Telling Personal Stories with the Kasavu", Feb 2023

The Citizen, "An Art Fair To Remember", Feb 2023

The Print, "Modern, contemporary and Digital: India Art Fair gives space to diverse art practices", Feb 23

The Times of India, "Weaving a new story through Indian textiles", Feb 2023

Stir World, "Does the India Art Fair 2023 mark a cultural rebirth for the Indian art scene?", Jan 2023

Firstpost, "What's in store for the Indian Art Fair 2023!", Jan 2023

The Statesman, "India Art Fair 2023 is set to include some of India’s most important contemporary art galleries presenting established names and promising young talents.", Jan 2023

India Cultural Hub, "India Art Fair-Stand Out Installations", Feb 2023

The East Mojo, "India Art Fair to start from Feb 9 with focus on contemporary, digital art', Dec 2022

The Hindu, "The Age of X: How Collaborations are helping brands", Dec 2019

Times of India, "A space for the fearless expression", Dec 2018

Grihalakshmi, Dec 2018

Times of India, "Red Parrot, Green Parrot show at Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Dec 2018

Asianet News, Nov 2018

Times of India, "Exploring culture and identity via coir", April 2018

The Hindu, Priyadershini S,"Fibres of Identity", April 2018

The New Indian Express, Jose Joy, "Knot the Statement", April 2018

Deccan Chronicle, Elizabeth Thomas, "Homecoming via Art"April 2018

Asianet News, April 2018

Manorama News, April 2018

Mathrubhumi News, April 2018

Hindustan Times. Razvin Namdarian, "Visual Delight", Feb 2018, Kala Ghoda, Feb 2018

Asianet News, Feb 2018

Mathrubhumi News, Feb 2018




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