'Manipulating Realities' was part of the series leading up to 'Old Arguments' [...] which had portraits of Frida Kahlo, Amrita Sher-Gil and myself with the one iconic image that characterizes our individual works. 'Manipulating Realities' was a fore runner to this work. This painting addresses the angst of being a woman artist in India and trying to find recourse through the language of Frida and Amrita.' (In conversation with the artist)
Nalini Malani's works have been exhibited at a number of important museums and biennales. A retrospective of her work recently took place at the Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne (2010). Other seminal exhibitions include Sydney Biennale (2008); a solo exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2007); Venice Biennale (2005); Istanbul Biennale (2003) and a solo show at The New Museum in New York (2002).