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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. 




2017: International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria

2016: Mentorship with artist Jitish Kallat in Mumbai, India

2016: Mentorship with artist Nicolas Menard in Paris, France




2018/19: 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: Residency, Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria 


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

Times of India, "A space for 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 208

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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