Born in 1963 in Kerala, Bose Krishnamachari studied Painting at the Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai, and received Masters from the Goldsmiths College, University of London. A versatile artist, Krishnamachari has showcased his works in innumerable exhibitions across the world.
His solo works has been exhibited in ‘Maximum Bose’, Gallery 7, Mumbai (2013); ‘No’, 1 x 1 Contemporary, Dubai (2010); ‘Ghost’, Aicon Gallery, London and Bodhi Art, Mumbai (2008); ‘Exist’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Museum Gallery, Mumbai (2005); ‘De Curating (Indian Contemporary Artist’s)’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, Durbar Hall, Cochin, Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore (2003).
Bose’s recent selected group exhibitions include ‘2 + 2 = 5’, The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi (2012); ‘Mapmakers: The Evolution of Contemporary Indian Art’, Aicon Gallery, New York (2012); ‘The Contemporary Sultanate’, presented by Exhibit 320 at One Style Mile, Olive, New Delhi (2012); ‘Reprise 2011’, Aicon Gallery, New York (2011-12); ‘Love is a 4 Letter Word’, Latitude 28, New Delhi (2011); ‘A. SYCO’, The Viewing Room, Mumbai (2010); ‘Godown’, The Guild, Mumbai (2009); ‘In The Mood For Paper’, F2 Gallery, Beijing (2009), to name a few.
His participations also include ‘Art Stage Singapore 2012’, Singapore presented by Exhibit 320, New Delhi (2012); ‘Artzuid 2011’, Avenues of Berlage’s Plan-Zuid, Amsterdam (2011); ‘Master’s Corner’, organized by Indian Contemporary Art Journal at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; India International Art Fair, New Delhi (2010); ‘Roots’, 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai at The Park, Chennai (2010); ‘Indian Highway’, a Traveling Exhibition presented in Collaboration with Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo at Serpentine Gallery, London; Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (HEART), Herning, Denmark; Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon (2008-09,10,11); & ‘Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai (2006,02,01).
Bose actively curates and conceptualizes exhibitions for the young emerging as well as established artists. He opened Gallery BMB in South Mumbai in 2009 with a vision to bring the best national and international art to India. He has been the Artistic Director and Co-Curator of international exhibition of contemporary art Kochi-Muziris Biennale held in Kochi, Kerala in 2012. Bose is currently the President of the Kochi Biennale Foundation, and the Biennale Director of Kochi-Muziris Biennale.
Krishnamachari was awarded by the Kerala Lalit Kala Academy, and also was the first runner up for the Bose Pacia Prize for Modern Art, New York in 2001, besides several other prestigious honours.