b. 1971, in Karnataka, India


Educational Qualification: In 1996, Tallur completed his BFA in Painting, Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA), Mysore University, India followed by MFA in Museology, Maharaja Sayyajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India in 1998. Thereafter, in 2002, he completed his MA in Contemporary Fine Art Practice, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK.


Solo exhibition include 1999: Past Modern Interactive Art Objects, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India; 2000: Past Modern Interactive Art Objects, Bose Pacia Modern, Soho, New York, USA; 2007: Bon Appetite, Arario Seoul, Korea; 2008: Antimatter, Arario New York, New York, USA; 2009: PLACEBO, Chemould Prescott road, Mumbai, India; 2010: Chromatophobia -The fear of Money (part-1), Arario Gallery, Beijing, China; 2011: Chromatophobia -The fear of Money (part-1), Arario Gallery, South Korea; Chromatophobia -The fear of Money (part-2), Nature Morte, New Delhi, India and Quintessential, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai, India; 2012: “Pass word”, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India and Montessori: Lessons in Economics, Nature Morte, Berlin, Germany; 2013: New Yorked, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA and Balancing Act, SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia; 2014: UKAI (Cormorant Fish Hunting) Nature Morte, New Delhi, India; 2015: The Threshold, Arario Gallery, Seoul, South Korea; 2017: Smoke Out, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India; 2018: Coinage, Permanent Public sculpture at UPM Circle Manipal, India; 2019: Interference Fringe, GFS, Hamilton, NJ, USA, curated by Gary Garrido Schneider.


Selected Group Exhibitions include 1997: 37th National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India; 1999: Asian Art Biennial, Dakha, Bangladesh; 2000: Millennium Logo, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, organised by Art India Magazine, Mumbai and Art In The World 2000, organised by Beaux-Art Magazine, Paris, France; 2002: LMU, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds, UK; 2003: Crossing generations: diVERGE, organised by Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani and Eclectic, Total Museum, Seoul, South Korea, Yellow Sea International, South Korea, curated by Dilip Ranade; 2004: Haste Modern, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India; Busan Binnale, Busan, South Korea, curated by Tae-man Choi and Manu D Park and Bifocal Vision:The Near and Far in Contemporary Indian Art, Lisbon, Portugal, curated by Nancy Adajania and Luis Serpa; 2005: Rites and Rewrites: Borders in Asia, World Socialist Forum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Porte Alegre, Brazil and Iconography in Transient Time, Gallery Sumakha, Delhi, India, curated by Marta Jakimowicz; 2004-07: Edge of the Desire: recent art in India, touring internationally from 2004 to 2007, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani; 2006: Hyper Design -6th Shanghai Biennale, curated by Zhang Qing, Shanghai Art Museum, China; 9th Bienal de La Habana, Habana, Cuba; Hungry God; Indian Contemporary Art, Arario, Beijing, China and Beautiful Cynicism, Arario, Beijing, China; 2007: Unholy Truths, Initial Access - Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, UK; Arco 2007, Madrid, Spain; Hungry God, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Subcontingent, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Italy, curated by IIaria Bonacossa and Francesco Manacorda and Hungry God; Indian Contemporary Art, Pusan Museum of Modern Art, Pusan, Korea; 2008: The 3rd Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing, China, curated by Huang Du and Kang Jae Young; Pulse, Soho Studios, Miami, Florida, USA; Passage to India, Initial Access - Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, UK and Mechanism of Motions, Anant Art Center, Delhi, India, curated by Marta Jakimowicz; 2009: The Armory Show, representing Arario, New York, USA and Failed plot, KIAF, Seoul, South Korea, curated by Gayatri Sinha; 2010: Place-Time-Play; India-China Contemporary Art, West Heavens, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani; The Empire Strikes Back - Indian Art Today, Saatchi Gallery, UK; La route de la Soir, Tri Postal, Lille, France and Now Through a Glass Darkly, Arario, New York, USA; 2011: MEDI(T)ATION -2011 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan; Home Spun, Davi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India ‘Collectors Stage’ Singapore Art Museum and Against all Odds, Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi, India; 2012: Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India; The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 7), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia and Critical Mass: Contemporary Art from India, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; 2013: Phantomata, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, curated by Geeta Kapur; Skoda Prize Show, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India and Body being Here, Daegu Art Museum, South Korea; 2014: Mise En Scène, The School, Kinderhook, New York, USA; Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time, The National Academy Museum, New York, USA; By Destiny, Arario Museum, Jeju Island, South Korea; Universal Studio: Seoul, Seoul Art Museum, South Korea and The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia; 2015: Constructs / Constructions, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India, curated by Roobina Karode; After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India 1947/1997, Queens Museum, New York, USA, curated by Dr Arshiya Lokhandwala and Daegu Contemporary Art Festival in Gangjeong, Daegu, South Korea, curated by Okreal Kim; 2016: RAMAKRISHNA BEHERA | L.N TALLUR, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India and The Dream Must Turn Speculative, Nature Morte Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai represented BDL Mumbai City Museum for India Art Fair, New Delhi, India; 2017: India and the World: History in nine stories, CSMVS Museum, Mumbai and National Museum, New Delhi, India, curated by Naman P Ahuja and JD Hill; 10 contemporary art acquisitions, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai, India, curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta; The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, India, curated by Peter Nagy; Sub Plot; Language in the Vernacular Exhibition, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India (in collaboration with Sakshi Gallery), curated by Meena Vaari; Art in Counting House, 21C Durham, Museum Hotel, USA and Persevering Traditions, Sakshi Gallery Mumbai and Art District XIII Delhi, India, curated by Veer Munshi; 2018: The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace - second edition, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, India, curated by Peter Nagy; 2020: The Idea of the Acrobat, Bikaner House, New Delhi, India, curated by Peter Nagy; Erasure, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, India, curated by Gayatri Sinha and Game of Chance, Sunaparanta, Center for Arts, Goa, India, curated by Leandre D' Souza.


In 2001, Tallur received the Commonwealth Scholarship, to study at LMU, Leeds, UK. Tallur has received many awards which include The SKODA Prize, Delhi, India in 2012 and the Sanskriti Award, Sanskriti Foundation, Delhi, India in 2013, amongst others.


The artist shares his time between India and Korea.

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