Article in the "Daily News" by Alexis Garrett Stodghill: 
"Harlem artists team up ..." — "Daily News" Article about the Group Show


Interview during a gallery preview: 
"From Motown to Def Jam" — Interview by harleminterviews.com (Video)


Full-page article about Uday in the largest magazine in Bengali (published in Kolkata), by Sovan Tarafder: 
"It is not possible at all to capture the personal presence of Uday K. Dhar from his artwork printed with this interview. The picture included in a recent exhibition of CIMA named “ADBHUTAM” is intense and radiant. It is bright from an explosive and brilliant sarcasm."
Ananda Bazar Patrika (আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা), Dec. 17, 2011 (PDF)English translation here!


This short article about the January 2012 show in Delhi features Uday's painting (at the left) as illustration: 
HTCity, New Delhi, Feb. 01, 2012 (JPG)


National Indian TV station, NDTV's Breakfast News, short TV interview with Uday; see:
"Indian contemporary art: Where is it heading?"
NDTV (India), Dec. 8, 2011 (video, NDTV website)

The Telegraph, in Kolkata (Bhaswati Chakravorty):

"... piquant combination of horror, sinister beauty, consumerism, distortion, excess, frenetic life, showbiz glitter and contemporaneity in Uday K. Dhar’s Masala, Masti and Madness ..."
The Telegraph (Calcutta), Dec. 10, 2011 (PDF)


"... Uday K. Dhar offers a milieu of paintings that weave figurative art with modernism, sometimes tickling a funny bone, at other times delivering a stinging slap on your hypocrisy. Dhar is to the art world, what Arurag Kashyap is to Bollywood. His works are bold and mild at the same time, experimental without flying off the handle, and concealing the message with a packed punch ..."
             Pankaj Molekhi, The Economic Times, Dec. 12, 2010 (JPG)

"... Bold and Beautiful ... Sensationalism is not the point of Dhar's first solo show in India. What is are the many layers of diverse experience that have shaped him in the many places where he has lived ... Collage, thus, is a leitmotif of Dhar's work. He not just sticks things on the canvas and paints over/around them, but also works on them many times over – the image, digitally printed on canvas, is spray-painted with text or enhanced with paint and glitter ... "
             Gargi Gupta, Business Standard, Dec. 12, 2010, (JPG)

"Must See: ... Truly avant-garde and international ..."
             – Mail Today, December 10, 2010 (JPG)

"... Dhar has used everyday images to depict consumerism in his first solo show in the Capital ..." (i.e. New Delhi)
             – Vandana Kalra,
Indian Express, Dec. 14, 2010 (JPG)

"... Beyond Anish ... Collaging also helps Uday K. Dhar see his own world ... Apart from obvious Hindi references among the 16 works he made this year for the show, his Indianness is there in his drawing style..."
             Amitava Sanyal, Hindustan Times, Dec. 4 ,2010 (JPG)

"... He uses kitsch elements such as mobile downloads, fashion advertisement, newspaper articles and flashy web content to highlight the consumerism overdose that afflicts the entire world today ..."
             Jahnavi Sarma, An Indian Journey, January 2011 (PDF)

"The Exquisite Corpse: ... Uday K. Dhar makes his multi-cultural upbringing in a Bihari-Bengali family – that took to Arya Samaji practices and a revolutionary social and political way of life – the inspiration for his works ..."
             – Touch Down Magazine, December 10, 2010 (JPG)


"... Fun intented ... What's buried inside a US-based gay artist's heart comes on canvas with Uday K. Dhar's first solo exhibition in the Capital ... "Everybody Wants to Rule the World: Game on!" refers to the conflict between the West and the East, the friction and sexiness of pop-culture games. In "Twinkle, Twinkle" he refers to the condition of the "hijras", the symbol of genderless cultures and media transformation in the age of Facebook and Twitter ..."
             Swati Kumari, Mid Day, December 8, 2010 (PDF)



See also:
The Curator of the show "The Exquisite Corpse," Alka Pande, discusses mondern Indian art during a lecture at the Krishna Kriti art and culture festival.
             Suvasini Sridharan, The Hindu, January 17, 2011 (PDF)


Shorter articles about the show "The Exquisite Corpse" in:
             – Sunday Guardian, December 12, 2010 (JPG)
             – First City, December, 2010 (JPG)
             – Times City Online, December 9, 2010 (PDF)
             – The Caravan Online, December 9, 2010 (PDF)
             – Lab for Culture Online, December 9, 2010 (PDF)



ERASING BORDERS: IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2011 and 2012...
... Uday participates in the 2011 and 2012 exhibitions of the Indo-American Arts Council. Click here to see Uday's page on the IAAC website, or see the schedule of the exhibitions 2011 and of 2012.

... In 2007, Uday was part of a show that was displayed during a Unesco conference in Bali. His painting "Purva Akash" (60" x 48"; Acrylic, Sand, Pigment, Wax, and Oil on Linen) finally ended up on a Unesco web page. Click here to check it out (scroll down in order to see the image and read the info about Uday).


Inter-Press Service (IPS)...
... This same show resulted in articles in many newspapers and online newsletters. Click here to read an article by IPS in English, or here to read it in Spanish. Uday is mentioned at the end of the third (English) or fourth (Spanish) paragraph. The English version of the article was i.a. also republished by ThruthForce.


Indian Art News / The Hindu...
... The online magazine Indian Art News reprinted an article published first in the daily The Hindu. Click here to read it. The last two paragraphs of this article are dedicated to Uday.


MacDowell Colony (Newsletter article)...
... In 2006, during his stay at the artist colony MacDowell, Uday was featured in its newsletter. Click here to see a PDF version of the newsletter; go to page 27 to read the article about him.


The Drawing Center, New York...
... The Drawing Center in Manhattan has included Uday's portfolio in its Viewing Program. Click here to check it out (come back once in a while, because the content of the portfolio changes from time to time).


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation...
... The Pollock-Krasner Foundation shows a few images of each artist who received a grant. Click here to see 4 abstract paintings Uday created in 2004 and 2005.


SAVAC (Toronto, Canada)...
... SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) in Canada is dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary visual art by South Asian artists. In 2001, Uday took part in a show called AlienNation. Click here to read what SAVAC writes about Uday's paintings shown there.


Asian-American Arts Alliance...
... Uday is a member of the Asian-American Arts Alliance. Click here to see his member page.


Triangle Arts (Brooklyn)...
... The Dumbo-based arts organization showed 4 of Uday's abstract works in 2006. Click here to see a photograph (by Etienne Frossard) of Uday's 4 paintings.


... is a company based in Manhattan, which creates custom rugs and carpets based on designs by artists. Click here to see 6 drawings of Uday's "Haveli Series" that nyingzemo uses for the production of its rugs.