Founded in New York's East Village in 1982 and closed in 1988, Peter Nagy revived Nature Morte in New Delhi in 1997 as a commercial gallery and a curatorial experiment. Since then, Nature Morte has become synonymous in India with challenging and experimental forms of art; championing conceptual, lens-based, and installation genres and representing a generation of Indian artists who have gone on to international exposure. Nature Morte has also organized projects and exhibitions with international artists coming to India and combining their works with those of Indian artists to foster cross-cultural communications. In addition to its own programming, Nature Morte has collaborated with institutions in India such as the British Council, the Alliance Francais, the Sanskriti Foundation, the India International Centre, the India Habitat Centre, Max Mueller Bhavan, Khoj International Artists Association, the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, and the National Gallery of Modern Art. The gallery has been located in its multi-level space in Neeti Bagh, central south Delhi, since December 2003. Nature Morte was the first gallery from India to be included in the most important international art fairs (staring with The Armory Show in New York in 2005) and has been participating in Art Basel since 2006. In November 2008 Nature Morte Berlin opened to exhibit both Indian and international contemporary art which has a relevance to the globalized discourse.
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