2016 – The State of Architecture

The State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India

National Gallery of Modern Art

January 6 – March 20, 2016

Mumbai, India

curated by Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote & Kaiwan Mehta

A project by Urban Design Research Institute


2016 – Ephemeral Urbanism at Venice Bienalle

Ephemeral Urbanism: Cities in Constant Flux

Venice Bienalle of Architecture, “Reporting from the Front”

May 28 – November 27, 2016

Venice, Italy

co-curated by Rahul Mehrotra and Felipe Vera

photographs by Laurian Ghinitoiu


2015 Ephemeral Urbanism

Ephemeral Urbanism

Shenzhen Public Art Center

Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture

December 4, 2015 – March 4, 2016

Shenzhen, China


Exhibition by RMA Research

see website for more information


2015 – MAXXI: FOOD dal cucchiaio al mondo

RMA Research contributed a research project with text and an installation for this exhibition on the architectural issues surrounding food. Presented by the MAXXI museum in Rome, the exhibition is curated by Pippo Ciorra together with Giulia Ferracci, Alessio Rosati and Alessandra Spagnoli. RMA’s research project is titled, ‘The Dabbawallas of Mumbai’.

From the museum:

“Over 50 works by different artists and architects, in a presentation that ranges from the dimension of the human body to that of the planet, from the kitchen to the home, from the city to the region and the world, tackle the global political, social, urban and economic effects that the production, distribution, consumption and disposal of food have on communities and territories.”


Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo

May 29 – November 8, 2015

Rome, Italy


2013 – Kinetic City

British School at Rome

5-26 February 2013

Rome, Italy


Exhibition by RMA Research


Rahul Mehrotra lectures at the AA

Architectural Association School of Architecture, London UK

Rahul Mehrotra – Working In Mumbai
Date: 7/2/2013
Time: 18:00:00
Venue: Lecture Hall


WHAT WE CALL WINTER: A Production Set for Ideas

(Bombay: 5-8 December 2012)

Convenors: Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote, Kaiwan Mehta

‘WWCW is a constellation of events that is designed to open up various directions of cultural and historical inquiry while eluding fixed institutional or disciplinary mandates. It will act as a stage for new relationships to emerge among initiatives in the arts, architecture, urbanism and culture at large. WWCW is presented as a production set for ideas that will, we hope, circulate into the cultural bloodstream of Bombay. It is a prototype for a full-scale festival of ideas, which is intended to take place in 2013.’


Kinetic City Exhibition and Lecture

Rahul will deliver a lecture in Rome, Italy on Monday, February 5, 2013 to launch the ‘Kinetic City’ Exhibition at the British School at Rome.


Lecture at ETH Zürich

Rahul will be speaking at the ETH Zürich this Monday at 3:45pm as part of the ‘Urban Mutations on the Edge’ Lecture series.


2011 – Water – Curse or Blessing?

Aedes Gallery

Berlin, Germany

September 9 – October 21, 2011

Exhibition featuring Hathigoan, Village for a hundred elephants


Green House Talk

Rahul Mehrotra along with Wang Shu and Francine Houben talks in the GREEN HOUSE TALK‘, on 28 August from 9am to 11am in the Serra dei Giardini, Venice.


Lecture – DensCity

Lecture by Rahul Mehrotra on ‘Density Mumbai‘ at Schauraum, Basel


2009 – Working in Mumbai

Wolk Gallery, MIT, Cambridge, USA

February 12 – April 17


Exhibition on the works of RMA Architects


2000 – Memories in Asbestos

Mumbai, India
An installation on interpretations of the Kala Ghoda Art District at Chemould Art Gallery in Mumbai. Installation designed in collaboration with artist Atul Dodiya.