Valay Shende

Valay Shende is an Indian sculptor and artist. His life-size sculptural installations question the maladies afflicting urban society, especially in his home country of India. Concerned with the common-man’s tribulations of everyday life, Valay’s keen observations reveal themselves through skillfully rendered objects, profiles and symbols.  Superbly crafted and intensely articulate, Valay’s sculptures reveal an artistic, social and moral vision wrought with physical and metaphysical presence.


Valay received his Diploma in Art Education in Nagpur in 2000 before graduating with a BFA in sculpture in 2004 from the Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai. His work has been exhibited widely in India and internationally. Notable solo shows include ‘Still Moving Image’ at the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, in 2008, ‘New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India’ at the Jane Voorhees Zimemrli Art Museum, New Brunswick, the Salina Art Center, Saline, and the Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, in 2007 and 200 and ‘Between Myth and History: Indian Video Art’ at the Tate Modern, London in 2006.  Among Valay’s honours are the 2004 K.K. Hebbar Foundation Award; First Prize at the India Sabka Festival, Mumbai in 2002; and the Best Sculpture Award from the All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, in 2002. 



  • Gold



    October 05, 2017 - October 19, 2017

  • Giving back to Nature

    Giving back to Nature


    May 17, 2017 - June 03, 2017

  • Candyland


    Hong Kong

    June 19, 2015 - July 09, 2015

  • Valay Shende - From Day to Day

    Valay Shende - From Day to Day


    June 19, 2015 - July 11, 2015