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.
had solo shows at Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Arnolfini
in Bristol, OK in Linz, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem and Lalit
Kala Akademi in New Delhi. She presented a solo project at ‘My
East is Your West’, a two-person joint India-Pakistan exhibition,
by the Gujral Foundation in Venice in 2015.
Gupta's work has been shown in leading international institutions
and museums such as Tate Modern, Louisiana Museum, Centre Pompidou,
Museum of Modern Art, Serpentine Gallery, Fondazione Sandretto
Re Rebaudengo, Mori Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Kiran
Nadar Museum and Devi Art Foundation amongst other.
Shilpa Gupta has participated in Berlin Biennale (2014), Younger
Than Jesus Triennial (2009) at New Museum, New York, Sharjah Biennial
2013 curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Lyon Biennale 2009 curated by Hou
Hanrou, Gwangju Biennale 2008 directed by Okwui Enwezor and curated
by Ranjit Hoskote, Yokohama Triennale 2008 curated by Hans Ulrich
Obrist and Liverpool Biennial 2006 curated by Gerardo Mosquera.
She has shown in biennales at Auckland, Seoul, Havana, Sydney,
Kochi, Yogyakarta, Melbourne, Echigo-Tsumari, Shanghai and so
forth. In 2017, she participated in Gothenburg Biennial curated
by Nav Haq which was titled after her light work 'WheredoIendandyoubegin'.
She designed the book ‘dates.sites: Project Cinema City
Bombay/Mumbai’, edited by Madhusree Dutta, in 2012. Gupta
has co-curated ‘Crossovers & Rewrites: Borders over
Asia’ at World Social Forum, Porto Alegre in 2005 and ‘Aar
Paar’, a public art exchange project between India and Pakistan
In 2018, she installed 'We change each other', an outdoor light
work in her neighbourhood on Carter Road and had solo shows at
YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku and Voorlinden Museum and Gardens,