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Prof. Latika Katt
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Department of Fine Arts & Art Education,
Faculty of Education,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
New Delhi-110025
Ph. 26981717 Extn. 2173

117 D, Pocket IV, Phase I,
Mayur Vihar, Delhi-91
Ph. 22253822
Date of Joining JMI 1985
Academic Performance
S.No. Year Degree Grade


(i) 1971 B.F.A. I Banaras Hindu University
(ii) 1975 M.F.A. I M.S. University, Gujarat
(iii) 1978 Merit Certificate Satisfaction Certificate Ministry of Education
(iv) 1982 Certificate Scholarship Satisfaction Slade School of Art London University, London
(v) 1991 Creative Work Certificate Career Award, U.G.C., New Delhi
Employment Profile
S.No. From To Position Held Organisation
(i) 1980 1981 Temporary Lecturer Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
(ii) 1981 1985 Lecturer Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
(iii) 1985 1993 Reader Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
(iv) 1993 till date Professor Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
(v) 2000 till date Head of Department Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi


  • Painting

Awards Received

  • Gujrat State Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad, 1973.
  • All India Fine Arts and Crafts, 1974.
  • Society, New Delhi, 1975 and 1976.
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, 1974.
  • Honoured as one of the Five Distinguished Women of Baroda, 1975.
  • International Womens Show at Artists Centre, Bombay, 1975.
  • A.P. Council of Artists, Hyderabad, 1976.
  • National Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 1980.
Research Project Supervised
  • In sculpture it is a different kind of research, Guidence
Administrative Responsibilities
  • Executive Member of the Sculptors Forum of India, 1975-78.
  • Elected from All India Artists Constituency to Lalit Kala Academy Elected as a Garhi Management Committee Member, LKA Elected as a Member of Plan & Project Committee, LKA Member of the Selection Committee of Garhi Research Fellowships, 1979-84.
  • Appointed Member of Examiners Board at Jammu Art College, 1982.
  • Appointed Member of Examiners Board at Jaipur Art College, Rajasthan University, 1984-85.
  • Appointed Member of Examiners Board at Faculty of Visual Arts BHU, Varanasi, 1989.
  • Appointed Member of Examiners Board at Faculty of Fine Arts M.S. University, Baroda, 1989.
  • Did a few stage sets at Dehradun & Baroda, 1975-77.
  • Henry Moore Foundation Sponsorship at London as Guest of Henry Moore Foundation, 1987.
  • Visited Youkshire Sculpture Park, U.K., 1987.
  • Appointed Board of Studies Member at Faculty of Visual Arts B.H.U., Varanasi, 1991-93.
  • Appointed Members of Examination Board of Vishva Bharti, Shantiniketan, West Bengal, 1992.
  • Member Jury, Commonwealth Scholarship, Ministry of Culture, 1993.
  • Member Jury, Australian Scholarship, Ministry of Culture, 1993.
  • Member Jury, Chinese Scholarship, Ministry of Culture, 1995.
  • Member Jury, AIFACS, New Delhi, 1995.
  • Member Jury, Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad, 1995.
  • Member of Examination Board, Rajhastan, University of Jaipur, 1995.
  • Fellow and Member, Arts and Culture Affairs Committee, Institute of African Studies, New Delhi, 1995.
  • Invited to Curate the first exclusive sculpture show at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 1995.
  • Writeup on International Sculpture Symposium by IPCL at Nagothane, Maharastra, 1995.
  • Appointed Advisory Board Member of National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 1995.
  • Appointed Jury, All India Exhibition of Sculpture, South Zone Cultural Centre, 1996.
  • Member, Examination Board, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, 1996.
  • Member, Examination Board, Facutly of Visual Arts, BHU, Varanasi, 1996,
  • Member, Examination Board, Facutly of Visual Arts, BHU, Varanasi, 1997.
  • Member, Expert, Selection Committee, Kalidas Academy, Ujjain, 1997.
  • Member, Examination Board, Facutly of Visual Arts, BHU, Varanasi, 1998.
  • Member, Expert Committee, Gujarat State Academy, Ahmedabad, 1999.
  • Invited Member Examination Board, M.S. University, Baroda, 1999.


Solo Shows
  • Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, 1975.
  • British Paint Decor Service, Calcutta, 1976.
  • Max Mueller Bhawan, Calcutta and Kala Mela Lawns, New Delhi, 1978.
  • Chemould Art Gallery, London, 1980.
  • Woodstock Art Gallery, London, 1983.
  • Art Gallery at Bomlitz, West Germany, 1983.
  • Two shows at Tingsryd, Sweden, 1984.
  • Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay, 1984, 89, 96.
  • The Calcutta Art Gallery, Calcutta, 1986.
  • Art Heritage, New Delhi, 1988.
  • Sculptures, drawings, prints at Chicago, 1991.
  • Sculptures, drawings at ABC, Varanasi, 1995.
  • Sculpture, drawings at British Council Gallery, New Delhi, 1998.
  • Sculpture, drawing at Canberra University, Australia, 1999.
Invitees Group Shows
  • Silver Jubliee Show at Lalit Kala Academy, 1980.
  • All India Women's show at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 1987.
  • All India Finance & Crafts Societies Annual shows, New Delhi, 1989, 90.
  • National Award Winning Artists show at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 1990.
  • Various Group shows held in different cities of India in graphics, drawings and sculptures, 1975 to 1990.
  • Centenary  show of Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, 1989.
  • Drawing Show of 'Male Nudes" at Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1989
  • "Heads", Sakshi Gallery, Bombay.
  • Still Life Show at Sakshi Gallery, Bombay, 1993.
  • AIFACS Annual Show, New Delhi, 1995.
  • "Tree", Village Gallery, New Delhi, 1995.
  • "Harmony", Relialce Group, Nehru Centre, Bombay, 1996.
  • "Impressions & Evocations", Women's Show at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 1996.
  • All India Show at Art Indus, Santusti, New Delhi, 1997.
  • 100 Years of Indian Art, A tribute, Chitrakala Parishad, Banglore, 1998.
  • Edge of the Century, British Council, Delhi, 1999.
International Art Exibitions
  • Paris Biennale, Museum of Modern Art, Paris, 1980.
  • Fukoaka Museum, Japan, 1980-86.
  • International Drawing Show at Poland, 1981.
  • Festival of India, Royal Academy of Art, London, 1981.
  • Triennale-India held at New Delhi, 1982.
  • International Biennale at Ankara, Turkey, 1986.
  • International Biennale at Havana, Cuba and Brazil, 1986.
  • Asian Show at Seoul, Korea, 1986.
  • India Festival Show in Russia & Bulgaria, 1987.
  • "STREE" Show at Moscow, Leningrad & Tashkent, 1988.
  • Group Show at West Germany (Ahlden), 1988.
  • Womens show at Bulgaria, Poland, Greece, Cuba, Uganda & Mauritous, Algeria, 1988, 89.
  • International New Art Form show at Chicago U.S.A., 1991
  • International Print show at Boston University U.S.A., 1991.
  • Encountering the others, Non European Art at Kassel University Kassel, West Germany, 1992.
  • Group show at Schoos' Gallery, Amsterdam, 1992.
  • Osaka Trienalle in Osaka, Japan, 1993.
  • International Trienalle, New Delhi, 1994.
  • Asian Show at Dhaka, Bangla Desh, 1997.
  • Five Indian Artist Show at Gothenburgh and Museum of Modern Art Stockholm, Sweden, 1998.
  • Volume & Form, Asia Pacific Show, Singapore, 1999.
Artists Camps
  • All India Sculptors Camp at Guntur, A.P., 1976.
  • Graphic Camp at Santiniketan, 1976.
  • NCERT Seminar at M.S. University, Baroda, 1976.
  • Functional Sculpture Camp at Garhi Studios, New Delhi, 1978.
  • Bronze Casting Camp at Roopankar Museum, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, 1986.
  • Artists Camp at Kasauli, 1978.
  • International Indo-Japanese Sculptors' (Stone Carvers) Camp at I.P.C.L. Baroda (Gujarat), 1988-89.
  • Artists Camp at AIFACS, New Delhi, 1989.
  • International Sculpture Symposium "Marble & Sound" at Yugoslavia, 1990.
  • Invite to International Artists workshop at Lakeside Studio at Michigan, U.S.A., 1991.
  • Ceramic Camp at the Doon School, Dehra Dun, by Shivalik Art Society, 1992.
  • Sculpture and Painting Camp, Mussorie, by Aurobindo Gallery, 1993.
  • Sculpture Camp at Kud, by J & K, Academy of Culture, 1994.
  • Marble Carving, CCMB, Hyderabad, 1995.
  • Haridwar Camp, Lalit Kala Akademy (could not attend), 1996.
  • Ten Artist Camp at Puri, 1998.
  • Surajkund Artists Camp, Faridabad, Haryana, 1999.
  • Film by Bombay T.V. on My Sculptures, 1975.
  • Birmingham T.V. Makes a film on Me While at Work, 1983.
  • Presented a paper in Indo-British Symposium on Henry Moore and Contermorary Sculpture, New Delhi, 1987.
  • Talk on "My visit to the Henry Moore Foundation' held at India International Centre, New Delhi, 1987.
  • Talk on "Henry Moore" at College of Art, Delhi, 1987.
  • Published an Article on Henry Moore in Special Catalogue for Travelling Exhibition of Henry Moore in India, 1987.
  • Slide Show at Belgrade Art Centre, Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 1990.
  • Slide Show at Slade School of Art London University, London Slide Show & Days Teaching at Ruskin School Art at Oxford, 1990.
  • Slide lecture at College of Fine Arts William Port U.S.A., 1991.
  • Panel Discussion, Contempory art in the last decade, FICCI Hall, New Delhi, 1993.
  • Slide Show at NGMA Bat School of Art, Harare, Zimbabwae, 1994.
  • Slide show at Polytechnic College, Harare, Zimbabwae, 1994.
  • Slide show at Delta Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwae, 1994.
  • Article on Art in Marquee, Sunday Times of India, 1994.
  • Slide Talk at Seminar on International Fallacy at Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, 1995.
  • Contributed an article for Lalit Kala Academy special issue on Sculpture, 1995.
  • Film on my work screen on Doordarshan-I, title "Colour Composition", 1995.
  • On air with Mallika, Short Film by Mallika Sarabhai, "No Children by Choice", 1996.
  • Invited to participate in seminar during Trianalle at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 1997.
  • Slide lecture, Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore, 1998.
  • Slide Presentation, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU, Varanasi, 1998.
  • Slide Lectures at Varyakka Island, Finland, 1998.
  • Slide Lectre, Aswan Museum, Aswan, Egypt, 1999.
  • The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
  • The National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay
  • Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
  • U.P. Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow
  • Fine Arts Museum, Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • Govt. Museum of Art Chandigarh
  • Air India
  • College of Art, New Delhi
  • CMC Gallery, New Delhi
  • Bharat Bhavan Museum, Bhopal
  • HUDCO, New Delhi
  • Tata Tea, Bombay
  • Commissioned Pandit Nehru Bust for
  • Australia, Zambia, Belgrade (Yugoslavia), Mauritius, Pretoria, Netherland, Great Britain, Combodia
  • Private Collection in U.K., Canada, U.S.A., Sweden, Germany, Venezuela, Israel, Hongkong & in India
  • Commission Pt. Nehru, 20' feet high for Jawaharlal Bhavan, installed 1997
  • Late Rajiv Gandhi bust for Amethi, 1994
  • Late Rajiv Gandhi 12' statue for Tamil Nadu, 1995
  • Chitra Kala Parishad, Banaglore
  • Godrej Ltd
  • Dhoomi Mal Art Gallery
  • Mrs. Renu Modi, Espace Gallery
Visits Abroad
Travelled widely in Europe, East Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, U.S.A. & Middle-East and executed some commission sculptures in these countries. Some parts of Africa, Zimbabwe, Nairobi, Finland, Egypt.


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