RITHIKA MERCHANT

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Rithika Merchant est une artiste visuelle originaire de Bombay en Inde, où elle est née en 1986. Elle a obtenu un Master en Fine Arts à la Parsons School of Design, New York, en 2008. Au carrefour de l’Orient et de l’Occident, son œuvre reflète son parcours de citoyenne du monde. Après avoir grandi à Bombay, Merchant est partie étudier à New York, puis a effectue plusieurs résidences en Europe (Portugal, Grèce, Roumanie) avant de s’installer à Barcelone, où elle a vécu une dizaine d’années. Elle est enfin revenue s’installer à Bombay fin 2022, où elle vit de nouveau, et partage son temps entre l’Inde et la Belgique.
Rithika Merchant explore le fil conducteur qui traverse les différentes cultures et religions du monde. Des mythes, des histoires et des idées similaires sont en effet partagés par les peuples du monde entier. Ses oeuvres peintes sur papier, parfois savamment plié, explorent cette réalité tout en mettant en scène des créatures et des symboles qui font partie de son vocabulaire visuel personnel, comprenant notamment de nombreuses références aux oiseaux. Merchant crée une mosaïque de mythes, un syncrétisme de récits traditionnels, qu’elle confronte à l’actualité politique et environnementale, telles que les migrations ou les conséquences du changement climatique. La nature joue d’ailleurs un rôle prépondérant dans son travail : elle est soulignée par l’utilisation de formes organiques et de couleurs non saturées, de nombreux éléments végétaux.
Dans son travail le plus récent, Rithika Merchant propose une vision holistique de l’univers : elle examine la raison pour laquelle l’humanité a besoin de croire et de vénérer les forces qui la dépassent, et cherche à comprendre pourquoi nous avons infligé tant de destruction à notre planète. Loin d’y voir une fatalité, elle propose une vision optimiste de notre futur, où l’humain est réconcilié avec la planète, en harmonie avec les traditions ancestrales, et où les femmes, puissantes, jouent un rôle majeur.
Entre 2018 et 2020 Rithika Merchant a collaboré avec la maison de couture française Chloé sur plusieurs collections, pour lesquelles elle a reçu le prix Vogue India Young Achiever of the Year Award, lors des Women of the Year Awards 2018, et elle a été nommée l’une des 100 voix créatives du magazine Vogue World. Elle est également lauréate du Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2021 – Vogue Hong Kong Women’s Art Prize, pour son oeuvre «Saudade», et le Prix DDessin Paris ‘21 lui a permis de réaliser une résidence d’un mois à l’Institut Français de Saint-Louis du Sénégal fin 2022.
Ses oeuvres font partie de collections publiques telles que les archives Chloé, le Palais Galliera, le Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris, la Samdani Art Foundation, la Sarmaya Arts Foundation et le Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, ou privées telles que la collection De Bueil & Ract-Madoux (Paris) et la Collection Aarti Lohia (Londres).
Son travail a fait l’objet d’une première monographie, The Eye, The Sky, The Altar, publiée fin 2022 par Galerie LJ et Tarq Mumbai, avec un texte de Fariha Róisín. 

[ENG]

Rithika Merchant is a visual artist from Mumbai, India, where she was born in 1986. She received a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, New York. At the crossroads of the East and the West, Merchant’s work reflects her journey as a global citizen. After growing up in Mumbai, she left to study in New York and graduated a Master in Fine Arts from Parsons in 2008, then pursued several residencies in Europe (Portugal, Greece, Romania) before settling in Barcelona, where she lived for more than a decade, to eventually go back to Mumbai in 2022, where she currently lives again. She now shares her time between India and Belgium.
Rithika Merchant explores the common thread that runs through different cultures and religions. Similar myths, stories and ideas are shared by cultures all around the world: her paintings on paper, sometimes folded, explore this reality while also featuring creatures and symbolism that are part of her personal visual vocabulary, including many references to birds. She creates a mosaic of myths, a syncretism of traditional narratives, which she confronts with contemporary political and environmental issues, such as migrations and the consequences of climate change. Nature actually plays a pivotal role in her work and is emphasised by the use of organic shapes and non saturated colours.
In her most recent work, Rithika Merchant proposes a holistic view of the universe: she examines why humanity needs to believe in and worship the forces beyond itself, and seeks to understand why we have inflicted so much destruction on our planet. Far from seeing it as a fatality, she proposes an optimistic vision of our future, where humans are reconciled with the planet, in harmony with ancestral traditions, and where powerful women play a major role.
Between 2018 and 2020 Rithika Merchant collaborated with French fashion label Chloé on several collections, for which she received the Vogue India Young Achiever of the Year Award, at the 2018 Women of the Year Awards, and was named one of Vogue World magazine’s 100 creative voices. She is also the winner of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2021 – Vogue Hong Kong Women’s Art Prize, for her work «Saudade», and the DDessin Paris ‘21 Prize gave her the opportunity to carry out a month-long residency at the French Institute in Saint-Louis, Senegal, in 2022.

Her work is part of public collections such as the Chloé archives, the Palais Galliera, the Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris, the Samdani Art Foundation, the Sarmaya Arts Foundation and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, or private collections such as the De Bueil & Ract-Madoux collection (Paris) and the Aarti Lohia Collection (London).
Her work is the subject of a first monograph book, The Eye, The Sky, The Altar, published in 2022 by Galerie LJ and Tarq Mumbai, with a text by Fariha Róisín.

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SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Chloé Archives, Paris
Elisabeth and Hartwig Ochsenfeld, Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana, Romania
Palais Galliéra | Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai
School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Fashion Resource Centre, Chicago
Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Sarmaya Arts Foundation, Mumbai
Collection De Bueil & Ract-Madoux, Paris
Collection Aarti Lohia, London
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Dehli
The Bunker Artspace – Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, Palm Beach, US

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PRIX & RÉSIDENCES

2022
Institut Français – Villa Ndar, Saint-Louis, Senegal
The Artsy Vanguard 2022

2021
The 2021 Sovereign Asian Art Prize – Vogue Hong Kong Women’s Art Prize
Prix DDdessinParis – Ddessin21

2018
Vogue Women Of The Year 2018 Prize – Vogue Young Achiever Of The Year

2016
Résidence à Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana Garana, Roumanie

2012 
Résidence à Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana Garana, Roumanie

2008
Résidence à Convento São Francsico De Mertola Mertola, Portugal

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SOLO SHOWS

2023
‘Terraformation’, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (septembre)

2022
Festival of the Phoenix Sun‘, Galerie LJ, Paris

2021
Birth of a New World‘, TARQ, Mumbai

2019
Mirror of the Mind‘, Galerie LJ, Paris

2017 
‘Where The Water Takes Us’, TARQ, Mumbai
‘Ancestral Home’, Galeria Bien Cuadrado, Barcelone (cur. Diana Di Nuzzo)

2016
‘Intersections’, Galeria Combustion Espontanea, Madrid

2015  
‘Luna Tabulatorum’, Stephen Romano Gallery, New York.
‘Reliquaries: The Remembered Self’, TARQ, Mumbai (avec Suruchi Choksi)

2014 
‘Encyclopedia Of The Strange’, Tiny Griffon Gallery, Nuremberg

2013
‘Mythography’, Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai

2012
‘Mitología Comparada’, Swab Art Fair (représentée par Galeria Espai b), Barcelone

2011 
‘Origin of Species’, Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai

2009
‘Worlds Within Words’, Fabrica do Braço de Prata, Lisbonne
‘Conversations With Myself’, Pois.Cafe, Lisbonne

2008 
‘Collection of Dreams’, Convento São Francisco De Mertola, Mertola, Portugal 

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GROUP SHOWS

2024
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane – 11th Asia Pacific Triennal of Contemporary Art – Group show

2023

Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh – ‘Bonna’ – Curated by Diana Campbell
KIAF, Seoul – Represented by Galerie LJ

2022
Asia Now, Paris – Represented by Galerie LJ
Kristin Hjellegjerde, Schloss Görne (Germany) – ‘Uprising
Art India, New Dehli – Represented by Tarq Mumbai
AD Museum, Mumbai – ‘AD Design Show 2022’

2021
CFHILL, Stockhom – ‘Mentors’ – Curated by Sandra Weil, also with Olafur Eliasson, The Gee’s Bend, Marie-Louise Eckman, Miki Krastman, Anne Samat and Barbara Kruger
Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong – Finalists Exhibition
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin – ‘Rachel Garrard and Rithika Merchant‘ – Two-person show
DDESSIN art fair, Paris – Represented by Galerie LJ
Galerie Dys, Brussels – ‘Metamorphosis’ – Two-person show with Benoît Huot

2020
TARQ, Mumbai – ‘Inherited Memory’

2019

‘Fata In Fata/ Face To Face’, Fortified Church, Cincsor, Romania (Cur. Elisabeth Ochsenfeld, Arthouse Wolfsberg/ Garana)
Chloe Couture, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
Tarq, Mumbai – ‘Osmosis : Rithika Merchant, Samanta Batra Mehta, and Savia Mahajan’
Galerie LJ, Paris – ‘Spring!‘ – 3-person show with Howie Tsui and Jason Jägel
Kolkata Centre For Creativity, Emami Art, Calcutta – ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam/ The World Is One Family’
The Royal Opera House, Mumbai – ‘The Dot that went for a walk’

2018
‘We See You, We Hear You’, The Hospital Club Gallery, Londres (Presented by Subject Matter)
‘Homo Faber / Fashion Inside and Out’, The Michelangelo Foundation, Venise (cur. Judith Clark)
‘Portal’, October Gallery, Londres
‘Sensorium / The End Is Only The Beginning’, Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, Goa
India Art Fair (représentée par TARQ), New Delhi

2017
‘State of Art’, Mazda Space, Barcelone (Presented by Galeria Bien Cuadrado and Barcelona Young Gallery Weekend)
‘This Burning Land Belongs To You’, Swiss Cottage Gallery, Londres (Presented by TARQ for Camden Kala, UK/India Year of Culture)
‘To talk to the worms and the stars’, The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada (cur. Natasha Chaykowski)
‘G/rove’, Latitude 28, New Delhi (cur. Bhavna Kakar and Adwait Singh)
‘Roots to Healing’, Northrup Gallery, Goldstein Museum of Design, Minneapolis (cur. Lisa Aston Philander)

2016
‘Hortus Deliciarum’, Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana, Garana, Romania
‘Statim Finis’, Stephen Romano Gallery, New York
‘The Creepy Room’, Stephen Romano Gallery, New York
‘Language of the Birds: Occult and Art’, 80WSE Gallery, New York (cur. Pam Grossman)

2015
‘Hieroglyphica’, Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
‘Magica Sexualis’, Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
‘Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular”, The Morbid Anatomy Museum, New York
‘Rite of Passage’, Art*ry Gallery, Fort Cochin, Kerala (cur. Kanchi Mehta)
‘Not Man The Less But Nature More’, Summerhall, Edinburgh (cur. Michela D’Acquisto & Holly Knox Yeoman)
Metro Curates Art Fair (représentée par Stephen Romano Gallery), The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

2014
Diplomatic Art – Expozitia Retrospectiva, Galeria Calpe Timisoara, Roumanie
Abundantia Cornu Copiae, Stephen Romano Gallery, New York
Diplomatic Art, Helios Gallery, Timisoara, Roumanie
In Missa Interfectionis, Stephen Romano Gallery, New York
Collectiva de Petit Format, Galeria Espai b, Barcelone

2013
India Art Festival (représentée par Gallery Art & Soul), Bombay
Crest of the Strawberry Moon, Gospel Flat Farm, Bolinas, California
Of The Hand Madder, Moon Gallery, Singapour
Inventari, Galeria Espai b, Barcelone

2012
Xmas 12/ The Big Group Show, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen
O Fim, Espaço Santo Antonio, Rio de Janeiro
Sobre El Paper, Galeria Espai b, Barcelone
Tristesia – Paraphernalia – Memorabilia Fundatia Interart Triade, Timisoara, Roumanie
Tristesia – Paraphernalia – Memorabilia Arthouse Wolfsberg/Garana, Garana, Roumanie
Collectiva d’Estiu, Galeria Espai b, Barcelone

2011
Barcelona Showcase, Casa Batllo, Barcelone
Art de Mercat X-L-XL, Galeria Espai b, Barcelone
Exhibition Room, Who Galeria, Lisbonne
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Bombay
Snowball, Articule Gallery, Montréal

2010
Collectiva Nadal Galeria Espai b, Barcelone
De Sanguine, Guardia Sanframondi, Benevento, Italie
Chic and Cheap Galerie Vivell, Liège
New Mirror Illustration, Who Galeria, Lisbonne
New Mirror Illustration, Muuda, Porto

2009
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Bombay

2008
Senior Citizens, Gallery MC, New York,
I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours, Parsons Fine Arts Gallery, New York

2007
City Symphonies/Urban Muck, Parsons Fine Arts Gallery, New York
Mentor/Meteor, Parsons Fine Arts Gallery, New York

2006
HISA Final Show, The Hellenic International Studies In The Arts, Paros, Grèce

2004  
The Armature Project, Grand Central Station, New York

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EXHIBITIONS CATALOGUES

2019
Osmosis
Essay by Shaleen Wadhwana
TARQ , Mumbai, India. Print Edition

The Dot that went for a walk
Caterpillar Wings LLP; First Edition, 2019

2017  
Where The Water Takes Us
Essay by Skye Arundhati Thomas
TARQ , Mumbai, India. Print Edition

2016  
Timber Journal
Vol. 6.2, Summer 2016
Literary Journal, University of Colorado Boulder, U.S.A Print Edition

2015 
Luna Tabulatorum
Essays by Decadence Darling, Allison C. Meier and Randall Morris
Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Print Edition
Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular
Essay by Decadence Darling
Stephen Romano Gallery/ The Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Print Edition
Reliquaries: The Remembered Self
Essay by Arshia Sattar
TARQ, Mumbai, India. Print Edition
Not Man The Less, But Nature More
Introduction by Holly Knox Yeoman and Michela D’Acquisto
Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland. Print Edition

2014 
Einblattdruck Nr. 97”
Palm Art Press, Berlin, Germany. Print Edition
Diplomatic Art Exhibition Catalogue
Timisoara, Romania, December 2014. Print Edition

2013  
Mythography
Essay by Sumesh Sharma, Edited by Zasha Colah
Gallery Art & Soul and Clark House Initiative, Mumbai, India. Print Edition
Limited edition of 500, Artist Book.

2012  
Swab Art Fair Exhibition Catalogue
Barcelona, Spain, May, 2012. Print Edition
Healing The Blue Planet, An Informed Consent by Bane Singh
Wordizen Books, Mumbai, India. Print Edition.
Cover Image

2011 
Snowball
Articule Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Print Edition
Limited edition Art Book.
Barcelona Showcase Exhibition Catalogue
Barcelona, Spain. Print Edition
Origin Of Species Exhibition Catalogue
Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, India. Print Edition

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PRESS

2023
Artension, Hors-série spécial dessin, décembre 2023
Marie Claire Korea, 갤러리 엘제이 GALERIE LJ: 리티카 머천트 Rithika Merchant, 9 septembre 2023
Hankyung, Kiaf 2023 하이라이트- 갤러리 LJ의 리티카 머션트, 30 août 2023
AD India, “Rithika Merchant’s monograph commentates on the evolution of myths across the world“, 3 janvier 2023
FTC Mag, “Rithika Merchant transforma mitos e rituais compartilhados por diferentes culturas, em obras intrínsecas“, 15 février 2023

2022
Colossal, Through Mystical Mixed-Media Narratives, Artist Rithika Merchant Explores Intrinsic Connection, 9 novembre 2022
Connaissance des Arts, L’empire du Soleil : les mythologies contemporaines de l’artiste Rithika Merchant, 5 septembre 2022
Our Choices, “Rithika Merchant – Festival of the Phoenix Sun“, September 1, 2022
Monsoon Malabar
 Iyengar, Radhika “The Magnificent World of Surrealism” Web. July 2, 2022.  view
STIR Kumar, Rahul “India Art Fair presents its 13th edition with over 500 participating artists” Web. May 4, 2022. view
Beaux Arts Magazine Lavrador, Judicaël “Nouvelles tendances: les mondes parallèles du dessin contemporain”, n°455 – mai 2022. Print Edition.
Architectural Digest “The Mood” The Art Issue, January – February, 2022. Print Edition.

2021
Elephant, “Re-Making Myths for the Modern Age“, June 28 2021
The Hindu, “Where winged women fly away: The art of Rithika Merchant“, June 18 2021
Le Quotidien de l’Art, “Le prix Ddessin à Rithika Merchant“, June 14, 2021
Ocula Magazine, “Hong Kong Lowdown: Shows To See. 2021 Asian Sovereigh Art Prize”, May 5, 2021 (view)
Tavan Studio Podcast, “Rithika Merchant”, May 2021 (listen)

2020

Firstpost Dhar, Arshia “How the pandemic has urged three Indian artists to reexamine personal, collective identities through their art” Web, September 9, 2020. (view)
Vogue India “Ways of Seeing: The Experimenter” June 2020, Print Edition. (view)
Art Fervour “Gaia as my muse: Art that inspires environmental action” Web. June 10, 2020. (view)
Artnet Brara, Noor “‘Creativity Has to Drive Every Decision’: Chloé Creative Director Natacha Ramsay-Levi on How the Values of Art Guide Her Design Philosophy” Web, May 18, 2020. (view)
Harpers Bazaar Samaha, Barry “Fashion Brands Bringing You the Best in Music and Culture on Social Media” Web. April 15, 2020. (view)
V Magazine Kelly, Dylan “ Chloé launches uplifting Instagram live program amidst Coronavirus” Web. April 14, 2020. (view)
Amica Magazine Rossi, Benedetta “ Eyes On: Le Pittrici Body Conscious” April 2020, Print Edition.
Mumbai Mirror Gehi, Reema “ Young artists to watch out for” March 22, 2020, Print Edition. (view)
India Art Fair Magazine “The wonderful world of Rithika Merchant” 2020, Print Edition.
Artisera Jain, Lisa “19 Artworks We Loved at the 2020 India Art Fair” Web. February 3, 2020. (view)
Lifestyle Asia Uppal, Megha “From Andy Warhol to Amrita Shergill, the must-sees at India Art Fair 2020” Web. January 29, 2020. (view)
Arteviste, “A Review of Rithika Merchant: Mirror of the Mind at Galerie LJ, Paris“, Maya Asha, 10 janvier 2020
Clove Magazine of South Asian Culture, Rithika Merchant Mirror of the Mind, 10 janvier 2020

2019
ELLE, “Merchant de Rêve“, 20 décembre 2019
Version Fémina (le JDD), Icônes hindoues, 9 décembre 2019
Marie Claire Maison, “Oeil protecteur“, novembre 2019
L’Officiel, “Mythes et Légendes“, septembre 2019
Design Pataki India Pereira, Beverly “Navigating Rithika Merchant’s Fantastical Worlds Steeped In Modern Myth” Web. July 8, 2019
DNA After Hours
Kumar, Rinky “The circle of life and death” June 17, 2019. Print Edition. (view)
The Mumbai Mirror

Chanda – Vaz, Urmi “The art-life continuum” June 10, 2019.  Print Edition. (view)
The Hindu
Amiruddin, Zahra “Reflections on ‘osmotic’ ideas” June 7, 2019. Print Edition. (view)
Newfound Journal
Simchak, Courtney “Ancestral Home” Web.  Volume no. 10, Issue 1 “The Fools Journey”, 2019. (view)Vogue India
Chakraborty, Rohit “Kolkata’s latest exhibit is all about unity in diversity” Web.  January 30, 2019. (view)Architectural Digest
Bhuyan, Avantika “ This art exhibition in Kolkata looks at the creative thought that binds humanity” Web. January 25, 2019. (view)
Verve
Shaikh, Sadaf “ Millennials love surrealist art and these 8 artists show us why” Web.  January 10, 2019. (view)
Vogue China “Chloé 2019 中国新年特别系列”  Web. January 8, 2019. (view)
Elle China “Chloé发布2019中国新年特别系列”  Web. January 8, 2019. (view)

2018
Vogue India
Siganporia, Shahnaz “Meet the 40 artists under the age of 40 you need to know about ” December 2018, Print Edition. (view)
Grazia India
Mehta, Tanya “Art Beyond Borders” December 2018, Print Edition.
Vogue India
Bhuyan, Avantika  “An exhibition of unique horse sculptures hopes to empower women” November 27, 2018 (view)
Vogue India
Khanna, Priyanka “Rithika Merchant’s work explores the commonality between cultures” November 2018, Print Edition. (view)
Harpers Bazaar India “Bazaar Style: 6 Artisans of Luxury” October 2018, Print Edition.
Vogue India “Presenting the winners: Vogue Women Of The Year 2018”  Web.  October 28, 2018. (view)
Verve
Thomas, Skye Arundhati “Behind the Brush” July – August 2018. Print Edition (Cover Story) (view)
The Earth Issue “Artist Highlight: Rithika Merchant” Web. May 2018. (view)
Elle India
Bhandara, Neville “Elle Radar Art: We Are The World” May 2018. Print Edition
Vogue India
Mahindru, Megha “The New Order” May 2018. Print Edition (view)
Arts Illustrated
Kumar, Rahul “Stories that Speak in Colour” April – May 2018. Print Edition
Marie Claire France
Mahler, Lily “Phénomène : la mode dessine”  Web. April 27, 2018. (view)
Wall Street International Magazine “Portal” Web. April 16, 2018. (view)
Platform Magazine
Jacob,Tony “Rithika Merchant On breaking all mythical boundaries” Web. April 16, 2018 (view)
Harpers Bazaar India “Fashion News: Indian in Paris” April 2018, Print Edition.
Homegrown
Sachdeva, Maanya “Exploring Rithika Merchant’s Unique Brand Of Mythical & Fantastical Art” Web. April 5, 2018. (view)
Blouin ArtInfo “Group Exhibition ‘Portal’ at October Gallery, London” Web. March 20, 2018. (view)
Vogue
Taylor, Elise “VogueWorld 100: Artist Rithika Merchant Gives a Whirlwind Tour of Her Favorite Cities, From Barcelona to Mumbai” Web. February 27, 2018. (view)
Vogue “Introducing VogueWorld 100: These Are the People Who Are Inspiring Us Right Now”  Web. February 27, 2018. (view)
Elle
Hyland, Veronique “Natacha Ramsay-Levi Begins Her Journey at Chloé by Looking Back” Web. February 15, 2018. (view)
CNN Style
Jagpal, Jagdip “India Art Fair: The female artists leading the country’s art renaissance” Web. February 10, 2018. (view)
DSSC
Kaur, Sumeet “India Art Fair 2018:What to expect at the subcontinents biggest art fair” Web. February 6, 2018. (view)
The New Indian Express, Indulge
Sen, Jaideep ““It’s an urgent time”: Rithika Merchant on making art in response to social issues” Web. February 5, 2018.  (view)
The New Indian Express, Indulge
Sen, Jaideep “Politics of art and the real artpolitik: Artists in discussion for India Art Fair 2018” February 1, 2018. Print Edition  (view)
Vogue India
Chaudhri, Shweta “Meet the Indian artist behind Chloé’s folklore-inspired collection” Web. January 29, 2018. (view)
Architectural Digest
Bhuyan, Avantika “Here’s what to expect at the 10th edition of the India Art Fair” Web. January 16, 2018. (view)
WWD
Diderich, Joelle “Chloé Pre – Fall 2018”  Web. January 10, 2018. (view)
The Hindu
Amiruddin, Zahra “Poetic mosaic of myths” January 10, 2018. Print Edition (view)
Art Radar
Kini – Singh, Amita “Where the Water Takes Us”: weaving histories through time and space with Rithika Merchant in Mumbai – in conversation” Web. January 5, 2018 (view)

2017
Verve
Tata, Huzan “ Why you must catch Rithika Merchant ‘Where The Water Takes Us’ exhibition” Web. December 28, 2017. (view)

Kerosene Digital “Rithika Merchant’s art: bizarre, beautiful and brilliant” Web. December 18, 2017. (view)

Mumbai Mirror “The articulate list” December 4, 2017. Print Edition. (view)

Art a un Click
Abadia, Mila “III Young Gallery Weekend despide el año en el Mazda Space Bcn” Web. December 4, 2017. (view)

Art Radar
Jamieson, Anna “3 young Indian artists to know” Web. December 3, 2017. (view)

Architectural Digest “Tarq’s This Burning Land Belongs To You comes to London” Web. November 2,2017. (view)

New York Times
Friedman, Vanessa “Instead of Changing the Woman, Change the Standard” September 28, 2017. Print Edition (view)

L’Officiel “A quoi ressemble la nouvelle femme Chloé?” Web. September 28, 2017. (view)

Mid Day “Mumbai Diary” Wednesday Dossier, September 20, 2017, Print Edition (view)

Verve Magazine
Tata, Huzan “Explore Questions of Geology at G/rove” Web. February 16, 2017. (view)

Visual Melt “Rithika Merchant” Web. January 25, 2017. (view)

2016
Verve Magazine “ A Day in the Life of Artist Rithika Merchant” Web. November 14, 2016. (view)

Elle Decor India
Tolia, Raisa “15 young Indian artists to follow right now” Web. July 26, 2016. (view)

Yorokobu
Mendoza, Virginia “Ilustraciones que reclaman el espacio de la mujer en la mitología” Web. July 14, 2016. (view)

Madrid Art Process “Rithika Merchant : Intersections” Web. June 7, 2016. (view)

Tendencias del Mercado del Arte
Paredes, Tomas “Rithika Merchant, fusion” nº 93, May 2016, Print Edition

Goldworld
Di Nuzzo,
 Diana “Rithika Merchant: Dall’India con amore” Web. April 26, 2016. (view)

La Vanguardia
Paredes
, Tomas “Rithika Merchant, fusion y exotismo” April 10, 2016, Print Edition

Las Cosas Del Querer
Dubcovsky, Bettina “Rithika Merchant: Intersections” Web. March 28, 2016 (view)

Cultura
Feten
 Garrido, Isabel “La galería Combustión Espontánea presenta “Intersections” Web. March 27. 2016. (view)

Ladder and Key
Priority, Christopher “ 10 Point Profile: Rithika Merchant” Web. March 21, 2016. (view)

O Studio Barcelona
Calvo, Javier “Cosmogonia Lunar” Web. February 22, 2016. 
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The Huffington Post
Frank, Priscilla “Delving Into The Shadowy World Of Occult Art” Web. January 27, 2016. (view)

2015
Manifesto of Decadence
Darling, Decadence “Modern Myth: An Interview with Rithika Merchant” Web. December 26, 2015. (view)

The Huffington Post
Frank, Priscilla “Magica Sexualis: Your Quick And Dirty Guide To The Erotic Occult”  Web. November 10, 2015. (view)

Hyperallergic
Steinhauer, Jillian “ArtRx NYC” Web. October 13, 2015. (view)

Quantum Art Review
Power, Kim “Lexicon Infernali at Stephen Romano Gallery” Web. October 11, 2015. (view)

The Huffington Post
Frank, Priscilla “Exploring The Moon-Centric Mythology Of The Feminine Occult” Web. October 9, 2015. (view)

Blopop Magazine
Martinez, Luciano “ Blopop Magazine, Features Artist” Web. September 28, 2015. (view)

Savant Garde
Scher, Robin “The Thin Line Between Nightmares and Reality” Web. September 11, 2015. (view)

Cultartes Magazine
Baldovin, Nicolae “Cultartes Presents Luna Tabulatorum by Rithika Merchant” September 8, 2015. (view)

Phantasmaphile
Grossman, Pam “Rithika Merchant show and more”  Web. September 2, 2015. (view)

Disinformation “Rithika Merchant: At The Dusk of Identity by Decadence Darling” Web. September 2, 2015. (view)

Charivari “Pinturas Esotericas Exploram a Espiritulidade da lua e as Mitologias da Feminilidade” Web. September 2, 2015. (view)

Beautiful/Decay
Evans, Hayley “Rithika Merchant’s Mysterious And Symbolic Paintings Explore The Mythologies Of The Moon” Web. September 1, 2015. (view)

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
Triebsee, Kim “Rithika Merchant ‘Luna Tabulatorum’ at Stephen Romano Gallery” Web. August 30, 2015. (view)

High Fructose
Caro “OPUS HYPNAGOGIA” Presents Surreal New Works by Kris Kuksi, Martin Wittfooth, and More” Web. July 16, 2015. (view)

Widewalls
D. Anika “Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular presented by Stephen Romano” Web. July 16, 2015. (view)

The Hindu “Capturing on canvas the passages of life” June 15, 2015, Print Edition (view)

The Times of India M. Neelima. “Of internal journeys, shifting perception” June 15, 2015, Print Edition (view)

Disinformation “Rithika Mrchant – Mosaics of Myths” Web. May 19, 2015. (view)

Art Tehelka  Sabnis, Sushma.“The Memory Crucible” Web. April 9, 2015. (view)

 TARQ blog “When Memories Become Myths” Web. April 4, 2015. (view)

TARQ blog “An Interview with Rithika Merchant” Web. March 25, 2015. (view)

The Indian Express Lakhe, Amruta. “Remember The Time” March 23, 2015, Print Edition. (view)

Brown Paper Bag Mumbai “Easel Money: The Beginners Guide to Buying Art” Web. March 19, 2015. (view)

Sunday Mid Day “The past is here” March 8, 2015, Print Edition.

Asian in NY Ng, Alison. “4th Annual Metro Curates Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion” Web. January 24, 2015. (view)

2014
Tiny Griffon Gallery blog Simion, Cristina. “Master of the Imaginary” Web. November 6, 2014. (view)

The Economic Times Balapurwala, Tasneem.“3 easy steps to buy affordable art: Artists you can invest in” July 10, 2014, Print Edition

Artium Oxide “Art of Rithika Merchant : Myths, Rituals, and Folklore” Web. July 4, 2014. (view)

Platform Magazine Malhotra, Shruti Kapur. “Forecast: Exploring The Arts” January/February 2014, Print Edition

2013
Art & Deal Magazine Sabnis, Sushma. “Her Myths To Graph”December 2013, Print Edition

Better Interiors Mehemdabadwala, Alifiya. “Art Walk: Rithika Merchant” December 2013, Print Edition.

The Morning News Rabarison, Karolle. “The Origin of New Species” Web. November 11, 2013. (view)

Blouin ArtInfo D’Mello, Rosalyn. “3 Emerging Indian Female Artists to Follow and Collect” Web. October 31, 2013. (view)

DNA After Hours Gupta, Boski. “Woman as a hero” October 4, 2013, Print Edition.

 The Indian Express Lakhe, Amruta. “Of Myths & Legends” October 3, 2013, Print Edition. (view)

Homegrown Menon, Mandovi. “Rithika Merchant’s Mythography” Web. October 1,  2013. (view)

Sunday Mid Day Dalal, Phorum. “She’s the real hero” September 29, 2013, Print Edition.

Boy Magia Oliveira, Edu. “Inspiracao Art Parte II” Web. September 5, 2013. (view)

The Review Review Hoffman, Emily, “New Online Mag Cuts Sharply Through the Din – Review of Cleaver Magazine” Web. July 14, 2013. (view)

Cleaver Magazine Rile, Karen. (Editor) “Works on Paper: Comparative Mythology” Issue no. 2,June 2013. (view)

Drowning Dogs “Hand written Interview with Rithika Merchant”February 22, 2013. (view)

2012
Arte Manifesto Magazine “La Energia Natural y Geometrica de Rithika Merchant” Web. December 5, 2012.

Anormal Magazine Escobar, Felipe. Rithika Merchant: “Creo en la energía de la naturaleza y el universo” Web. November 25, 2012. (view)

One Giant Arm Williams, Joe. “Rithika Merchant” Web. November, 3, 2012.

Modernism Romania Nasui, Cosmin. “Tristesia-Paraphernalia-Memorabilia” Web. August 13, 2012. (view)

Observator Cultural Plamadeala, Michael. “Tristesse – Paraphernalia – Memorabilia, creative camp in the summer heat”Web. August 2012. (view)

Zupi Magazine “Mitologia Comparada de Rithika Merchant” Web. August 10, 2012. (view)

Art and Science Journal Jones, Lee. “Origin of Species” Web. August 7, 2012. (view)

Reteaua Literara Ionita, Adrian. “A Woman For all Seasons” Web. July 3, 2012 (view)

The Montreal Review Tung, Robin. “Rithika Merchant” Web. July 2012. (view)

Juxtapoz Magazine “Drawings by Rithika Merchant” Web. March 11, 2012. (view)

Daily Serving Dailey, Celie. “Rithika Merchant”Web. February 25, 2012. (view)

2011
Metropolitan Barcelona “An Inside Look” October 2011. Print Edition.

DNA After Hours Mazumder, Jayeeta. “Bringing Folklore To Canvas” August 30, 2011. Print Edition.

Danadoias “Lo Folclorico de Rithika Merchant” Web. May 15, 2011. (view)

HAND Drawing Pryor, Kimi. “Artist Focus: Rithika Merchant” Web. May 3, 2011 (view)

Megamagro“Rithika Merchant” Web. April 7, 2011.

Art Sponge Caire, Patrick. “Magnificent Works on Paper by Rithika Merchant” Web. March 17, 2011 (view)

2010
Of Indian Origin Rao, Nisha John. “Mixing It All Up” Web. Nov 2, 2010. (view)
Doodlers Anonymous Okat “Dream Are Necessary” Web. April 21, 2010. (view)

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