Photo by Timothy Palmer

Photo by Timothy Palmer

*Pardon My Hindi, the pseudonym for Chiraag Bhakta, is an American based artist. He received his BFA at the Hartford Art School in Connecticut. His practice starts with collecting ephemera from various times and environments building upon a theme, which primarily relate to identity, history and popular culture. His work varies in medium, including Printmaking, Collage, Photography, and Assemblage. He was raised in an independent motel on a New Jersey freeway with his parents, sister and rotating extended family. 


Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC
February 26, 2014 — August 25, 2015
Beyond Bollywood

Art 15 — London, UK
May 2015

The Gateway Project — Newark, NJ
April 30, 2015 – May 29, 2015
Visualizing our Americana: Color Polmics

Aicon Gallery — New York, NY
February 7, 2015 — March 10, 2015
Eat Pray Thug

Headlands Center for the Arts — Sausalito, CA
January 18, 2015 — February 22, 2015

The Asian Art Museum — San Francisco, CA
March 27 – May 25, 2014
Yoga: The Art of Transformation

Whitney Museum — New York, NY
April 2013
Blues For Smoke

Keynote by Vijay Iyer @ Yale University
Blouin ArtInfo
Smithsonian Magazine
The Bold Italic
Yoga Blog
Chang Tan / Penn State
The Caravan
Kyoorius Magazine
SF Guardian
The Aerogram
The Wall Street Journal
The Picture Professional
BBC News
The Washington Post
Grain Edit
Animal NY (12/14)
Animal NY (02/15)
The Daily Pao

Ashim Ahluwalia
Das Racist
Vijay Iyer
Levi Strauss & Co.
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Sanjay Patel
Himanshu Suri

The Asian Art Museum (video)
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
California College of the Arts