Nalini Malani

Arts and Philosophy
Arts and Philosophy
Nilani Malani

Nalini Malani is an international artist specialising in a broad range of visual genres including video, projection, painting and drawing installations. Her work is influenced by her experiences as a refugee of the Partition of India. She places inherited iconographies and cherished cultural stereotypes under pressure. Her point of view is unwaveringly urban and internationalist, and unsparing in its condemnation of a cynical nationalism that exploits the beliefs of the masses. Hers is an art of excess, going beyond the boundaries of legitimised narrative, exceeding the conventional and initiating dialogue. 

Her works have been shown worldwide, most recently in a solo exhibition that concluded 11 June 2023 at The National Gallery, London. Malani received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute (2010) and was the first non-Western artist to receive the prestigious Joan Miró Prize (2019).