Shilpa Gupta (b.1976) lives and works in Mumbai, India where she has studied sculpture at the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts from 1992 to 1997.
Gupta creates artwork using interactive video, websites, objects, photographs, sound and public performances to probe and examine subversively such themes as desire, religion, notions of security on the street and on the imagined border.
She had her first museum solo show at Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati in 2010 followed by a solo at Castle Blandy in France. Last year, OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz, Austria held a ten year survey show of her practice. She has had gallery solos with Gallerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, and at the public gallery, Lalit Kala Akademie hosted Vadehra Gallery, New Delhi.
Shilpa has been invited to the Younger Than Jesus Triennale at New Museum, New York; Lyon Biennale ‘09 curated by Hou Hanru; Gwangju Biennale ‘08 directed by Okwui Enwezor and curated by Ranjit Hoskote; Yokohama Triennale ‘08 curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist; Liverpool Biennale ‘06 curated by Gerardo Mosquera and biennales at Auckland, Seoul, Havana, Sydney and Shanghai.
Her work has been shown in leading international institutions and museums such as the Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Mori Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, Louisiana Museum and Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon amongst others.
Her work is the collections of Asia Society, Daimler Chrysler, Mori Museum, Fukuoka Museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kramlich Collection, Caixa Foundation, Fonds National d'Art Contemporain - France, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Deutsche Bank, Hauser & Wirth, Jerusalem Museum, Devi Foundation besides other public and private collections in India and abroad.
Shilpa Gupta at transmediale archive
transmediale.04 – Fly Utopia! [exhibition] Your Kidney Supermarket
transmediale.04 – Fly Utopia! [salon] Recent Works