Nalini Treebhoobun, lives and works in Mauritius. After graduating from the Sorbonne university in Paris she obtained a Phd at the Delhi university in India with a thesis on the heritage and the evolution of different artistic forms brought by Indian immigrants to Mauritius.
Nalini Treebhoobun has participated in several international events. She has exhibited at the salon d’Automne in Paris and the Biennal Art Exhibition in the Seychelles in 1994. She has exhibited in Amsterdam in 1998 for the 400th anniversary of the first Dutch arrivals in Mauritius.
In 2000 she participated in the Biennale Art Exhibition in Cairo in Egypt. She organized and took part in the exhibition entitled Reconstructing Our History Through The Eyes Of The Artist for the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund. She also participated in the 11th Trienniale art exhibition in Delhi and the East African Bienniale in 2005 and 2007.
In 2011 she participated with four other Mauritian artists in the Johannesburg Art Fair. She participated in an exhibition in Reunion island, where the theme was ‘Origins of a new world tour, Made in India’, in 2013.
Solo exhibitions in Mauritius, Reunion island, Paris, Geneva.
Write up on Nalini Treebhoobun by Dr. Hans Ramduth, Art Critic
‘A number of themes, such as ‘borders’, or ‘cyclical time’ are at the core of Nalini Treebhoobun aesthetics, underlying this epic vision of time, there is a voice which finds the right pitch – playful yet intense, sober and yet unpretentious, and, above all, humane and feminine. Nalini’s is a sensibility which does not seek uniqueness as such, but rather to interrogate the world through the means at her disposal-thus surrealism, abstraction, figuration and other modern idioms and fused together to affirm a highly personal and contemporary discourse.’