Navjot Altaf studied at the J.J. School of Art, Mumbai and graduated from there in 1972. She
works with painting, sculpture, installation and videography. Her work is primarily focused on
societal distress, discrimination, religious agitation, male gaze, female sexuality, gender
disparity and the position of women in rural India. Her work is largely dedicated towards the
empowerment of socio-economically marginalized areas of India. Her multimedia interactive
installations have earned her a significant place in the contemporary art scene of India. Her
selected solo exhibitions include ‘How Perfect Perfection Can Be’ Chemould Prescott
Road, Mumbai in collaboration with The Guild (2016); ‘Horn in the Head’, Talwar Gallery,
New Delhi (2013); ‘A place in New York’, Photomontage, The Guild, Mumbai, India and New
York, U.S.A. (2010); ‘Lacuna in Testimony’, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida.
U.S.A. (2009); 'Bapu', Berkeley Square, London (2009); 'Shifting Terrains Altered Realities'
at The Arts House of The Old Parliament, Singapore (2008); ‘India Art Now’, Province of
Milan, Italy (2007-08); ‘Public Places, Private Spaces’, Newark Museum, NY (2007);
‘Bombay Maximum City’, Lille, France (2006).