Jaret Vadera

Jaret Vadera

Born 1976 in Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in New York, USA

Jaret Vadera is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist originally from Toronto, Canada. He received his undergraduate education at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, the Cooper Union in New York, and his MFA from the Yale University School of Art. His work has been exhibited in a number of venues including: the Queens Museum of Art, New York; Project 88, Mumbai; Thomas Erben, New York; Paved Art + New Media, Canada; The Travancore Palace, New Delhi; The Cultural Foundation of Corsica, France; and the New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival, New York.


Master of Fine Arts - Painting & Printmaking – Yale School of Art, 2009
Mobility Program, Fine Art - Cooper Union School of Art, 1999
A.O.C.A.D. in Fine Art – Ontario College of Art and Design, 1999

Selected solo exhibitions:

2012. Solo show, Transparent Studio, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, US
2005. Itʼs not an easy thing to meet the maker…Paved Art + New Media, Saskatoon, CA
2005. Solo show, Archive, Department of Canadian Heritage, Toronto, CA
2002. Erosion, Cultural Foundation of Corsica, Ajaccio, FR
2001. Erosion, A.W.O.L. Gallery, Toronto, CA
2001. Faded, Cedar Ridge Gallery, Toronto, CA
2001. After a Glimpse Over the Top, L'Arte, Toronto, CA
2000. New Works, Cedar Ridge Gallery, Toronto, CA

Selected group exhibitions:

2011. 50 Years of Art: Looking Back at the Future, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, CA
2011. Prolonged Engagements, EFA Project Space, New York, USA
2010. Form & Phenomenon, Project 88, Mumbai, India
2010. Else, Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
2010. Malleable Memory, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA
2010. Ballard Estate, Religare, New Delhi, India
2009. Back, Forth and Round About, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA
2009. Young Curators, New Ideas II, P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, USA
2009. Eye World, Triple Candie, New York, USA
2009. Moment as Monument, Thomas Erben / Seven Art / Travancore Palace, New Delhi, India
2008. Exploding the Lotus, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, USA
2007. Transfixed, New York Arab and South Asian Film Festival, New York, USA
2007. E8, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, USA
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2006. Everything All at Once – Queens International Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
2005. Night Shift, White Box, New York, USA
2005. Fatal Love – South Asian Art Now, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
2004. Re:Construct, PH Gallery, New York, USA
2004. Interscapes, South Asian Visual Artist Centre & Gallery 401, Toronto, Canada
2004. Miraculous, chezTGN, New York, USA
2004. Square Foot II, A.W.O.L. Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2003. ISIMD 2003, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
2003. The Vending Art Project, Nevada, USA
2003. Centre de Diffusion en Art Subversif, Montreal, Canada
2003. Square Foot, A.W.O.L. Gallery, Toronto, Canada
T.O.A.E., Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada
2002 Whole, A.W.O.L. Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2002. Light, Kabat Wrobel Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2002. Masala! Mehndi! Masti!, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2002. T.O.A.E., Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada
2002. Latrinchera, LʼArte, Toronto, Canada
2002. Stir, SOF Art House, Toronto, Canada
2002. Too Much Collaboration, The Rivoli, Toronto, Canada
2001. Pearlessence, A Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2001. Standard, A.W.O.L. Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2001. T.O.A.E., Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada
2001. New Works, 401 Richmond, Toronto, Canada
2001. Evidence of Things Unseen, Tyndale College, Toronto, Canada
2001. Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Canada
2001. Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Canada
2000. Millennium, The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, Canada
2000. T.O.A.E., Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada

Selected bibliography:

Blockgame, Zeenat Nagree, Time Out Mumbai, December 10–23, 2010
Art Review: Else, Holland Cotter, New York Times, September 24, 2010
Public art in Mumbai: Talking Civic Sense, Gitanjali Dang, CNN Go, May 27, 2010
/ Younger Than Jesus / Artist Directory, The New Museum, NY. Phaidon Press, 2009
Review: Young Curators, New Ideas II, Kim Levin, ARTnews, October 2009
Young Curators, New Ideas II, Joseph Wolin, Time Out NY, Aug 20–26, 2009
Once In A Blue Moon, Zehra Jumabhoy, Art India – August 2009
Young Curators on the Art of New Ideas, Teri Duerr, NY Art Beat, August 2009
Diaspora Art, Sharmistha Ray, MW Magazine India, August, 2009
Beyond Boundaries, Ekatmata Sharma, The Pioneer, Tuesday August 25, 2009
Azaad Art, Ishita Sharma, Midday, August 17, 2009
Back, Forth & Round About, David Rothenberg, Evil Monito Magazine, March 2009
Queens International, Kate Lowenstein, Time Out New York, January 2007
Everything All at Once, Queens Biennial Vol. 3, Queens Museum of Art, 2006
Fatal Love – South Asian American Art Today, Queens Museum of Art, 2006
Fatal Love, Priya Malhotra, Asian Art News Magazine, November / December 2005
After a Glimpse Over the Top, Delve Magazine - volume 02, issue 06, January 2004
Metro Morning, Interview with Natasha Ramsahai, CBC Radio Toronto, July 11, 2003
Journal TV, Interview w/ Marie Francoise Stefani, FR3 Mediteranee, August 2, 2002
Un artist en vogue, Emmanuelle Peretti, CORSE-MATIN, July 27, 2002
Visual Voice, Interview with Christine Hirtescu, CIUT 89.5 fm, July 4, 2002
Rising Sun, Robert McNeil, Dojo Magazine, June 2002
After a Glimpse Over the Top, Wegway Magazine, April 2002
Media to Medium, Interview with Lydia Workman, CIUT 89.5 fm, December 13, 2001
Artists draw on spiritual side, Andrea Raymond, North York Mirror, June 11, 2001
Artists bring distinct style…, Olga Herrmann, The Scarborough Mirror, Jan 19, 2001
Contemporary Art 2000, Andrea Raymond, Surface & Symbol, December 1999

Awards and Honors:

2012. Transparent Studio Residency
2009. Alice Kimball English Fellowship
2006. Emerge 8 Fellowship – Aljira Center for Contemporary Art
2002. Toronto Arts Council Artist Grant
2002. Kathryn Minard Mixed Media Award
2001. Tyndale Award
2001. Latcham Gallery Award
1999. Aboveground Drawing and Painting Award