Jimenez - Colon Collection
Raqib Shaw
Shaw, Raqib

1974 Born in Calcutta, India
Lives and works in London


2001-2002 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

1998-2001 BA (Honors) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

Solo Exhibitions


'Paradise Lost', White Cube, London


‘Absence of God’, Karlsplatz Project Space, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien
‘Absence of God’, White Cube Hoxton, London


‘Raqib Shaw’, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
‘Art Now: Raqib Shaw’, Tate Britain, London


‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, Deitch Projects, New York


‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, Victoria Miro Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions


‘Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections’, Singapore Art Museum
‘A Dream of Eternity’, Villa Empain, Brussels
'Painting Between the Lines' CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
'East ex East', Brand New Gallery, Milan


'Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action', White Cube, London
'The Beauty of Distance: 17th Biennale of Sydney’, Sydney


‘Nightmare Full of Unspeakable Things’, Concept V, New York
'Taswir: Pictorial Mappings of Islam & Modernity', Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin
‘The Power of Ornament’, Belvedere (Orangery, Lower Belvedere), Vienna


‘Panic Room – Works from The Dakis Joannous Collection’, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens


‘6th Gwangju Biennale’, Gwangju, South Korea
‘Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking’, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
‘Around the World in Eighty Days’, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
‘Passion for Paint’, The National Gallery, London
‘Passion for Paint’, Bristol City and Art Gallery, Avon
‘Passion for Paint’, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle


‘Expanded Painting’, Prague Biennale, Prague

‘Plantmania! Art and the World of Plants’, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens


‘Nation and Nature; Vaster than Empires’, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
‘Nation and Nature; Vaster than Empires’, Worcester City Art Gallery
‘Nation and Nature; Vaster than Empires’, The Yard Gallery, Nottingham
‘Nation and Nature; Vaster than Empires’, Lethaby Gallery, London


‘Direction 2002’, The London Institute Gallery, London
‘Chancellor’s Forum’, London College of Fashion, London


‘Future Map 2001’, Lethaby Gallery, London



Daftari , Fereshteh and David Lomas, Raqib Shaw: Paradise Lost, White Cube, 2011
Bhabha, Homi K, Absence of God, White Cube, London, 2009
David Rimanelli, Raqib Shaw – Garden of Earthly Delights, Deitch Projects, New York, 2005

Holzwarth, Hans Werner (Ed.), 100 Contemporary Artists, Taschen, Cologne 2009
Giancarlo Politi, Editor, Expanded Painting, Prague Biennale 2, Prague, 2005

Grosenick, Uta. ART NOW, Taschen, 2000


Unknown, ‘Raqib Shaw: Absence of God at Kunsthalle Wien’, Artdaily.org, 19 November 2009
Jumabhoy, Zehra, ‘Raqub Shaw: Absence of God’, artasiapacific, September & October 2009, p.156
Unknown, ‘Cricits’ choice galleries’, Time Out, 2-8 July 2009, p.50
Guner, Fisun, ‘London Lowdown: Art Review: Raqub Shaw – Absence of God’, Metrolife, 26 May 2009, p.29
Unknown, ‘Critics’ choice galleries’, Time Out, 21-27 May 2009, p.56
Lewis, Ben, ‘An Orgy of Animal Spirits’, The Evening Standard, 21 May 2009, p.37
Rosenthal, Norman, ‘The World’s most magical artist’, The Telegraph Review, 16 May 2009, pp.4-5
Unknown, ‘Critics’ choice’, Time Out, 14-20 May 2009 p.43-46
Unknown, ‘In the Studio: Raqib Shaw’, Time Out, 14-20 May 2009, p.43-46
Rosenberg, Karen. ‘Starting from Holbein, Then Taking Flight’, The New York Times, 2 January 2009, p.31
Various Contributors. ‘Power 2008’, Art & Auction, December 2008, p.116-137
Cornwell,Tim.‘Market Frieze? More like slow cooling’, The Scotsman, 17 October 2008, p.3
Holmes, Pernilla. ‘Is Art having an Indian Summer?’, The Financial Times –How to Spend it?, 2 August 2008, p.6-10
Raqib Shaw, Quintessentially Art, Autumn 2007
Amanda Couslon, Art & Market, Tema Celeste, January-February 2007
Martin Herbert, Against Nature, Modern Painters, September 2006
David Galloway, Fantastic, Aquatic, Orgiastic, ARTnews, September 2006
Paul Laster, In the Garden of Eden, Art Asia Pacific, Issue no. 47, Winter 2006
Glenn D. Lowry, Gained in Translation, ARTnews, Volume 105, Number 3, March 2006
Holland Cotter, What Does Islam Look Like, New York Times , February 26 2006
Bridget L. Goodbody, Raqib Shaw, Time Out New York, September 22-28 2005
Holland Cotter, Raqib Shaw, The New York Times, Friday 30th September 2005
Richard Dyer, Raqib Shaw in conversation, Wasafiri, Issue no.42, Summer 2005
Dean Rhys Morgan, Freize Frame Interviews, AXM Magazine, October 2004
Eliza Williams, Raqib Shaw, Tema Celeste, June 2004
Rox Exley, Raqib Shaw, Flash Art, No. 236, May – June 2004
Colin Gleadell, Contemporary Market, Daily Telegraph, 29 March 2004
Laura Cumming, Lost in the Small Print, The Observer Review, 14th March 2004
Rebecca Geland, Review: Raqib Shaw – Victoria Miro Gallery, Time Out, 3 March 2004
Jessica Lack, Garden Of Earthly Delights, The Guardian, 1 March 2004
Raqib Shaw, AXM Magazine, March 2004
Sebastian Preuss, AD Magazine, issue 47, 3 March 2004
Riki Simons, Elsevier, Issue 9, 28 February 2004
Massimo Torrigiani, We Are Animals, Boiler Magazine, Issue.4, 2004
Fisun Guner, Dazzled By the Sight, Metro London, 20 February 2004
Morgan Falconer, Pleasure Gardens, What’s On, 18 February 2004
Richard Dyer, London News, Contemporary Magazine, Issue 60, 2004
Alex Poulson, Raqib Shaw, Dazed + Confused, 2004