Madhvi Subrahmanian

Madhvi's practice, explores the performative intersection between sculpture and installation and is informed by her consistent engagement with the sensuous materiality of clay. Madhvi's focus predicates the possibilities and challenges of meditative multiples and immersive installations, through which she contemplates the everyday rituals, ever-changing concepts of space and place.

She has exhibited in several solo and group shows both locally and internationally. Among the biennales and trienniales, she has been invited to are the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019, Korea, Indian Ceramics Triennale, 2018, Jaipur, India , The First Central China Ceramic Biennale, 2016, Henan Museum, China and 3rd Contemporary Jakarta Biennale, 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Madhvi’s works have been published in international magazines such as Ceramic Art and Perception, Ceramic Review and books such as Contemporary Ceramics by Emmanuel Cooper as well as on the cover of Art India, the premier art journal in India.

She is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics, a UNESCO affiliated organization in Geneva; ArtAxis and NCECA, international professional organisations based in the U.S.; and Singapore Sculpture Society. Madhvi is also one of the founding members and curators of the Indian Ceramics Triennale. Her works are in institutional and private collections in Singapore, India, China, Thailand, Taiwan and USA.


Mumbai, India

Lives & Works



English, Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi

Exhibited at

John Curtin Gallery for IOTA21

Acknowledgements & Funders

Madhvi is represented by Gallery Chemould Prescott Road in Mumbai.