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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.

She had solo shows at Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Arnofini in Bristol, OK Centrum in Linz, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Lalit Kala Akademie with Vadehra Art Gallery in New Delh, and Gallerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, Galleria Continua, San gimignano and Gallery Chemould Prescott Road in Mumbai. In 2015, she presented a solo project at ‘My East is Your West’ a two person joint India Pakistan exhibition, by the Gujral Foundation in Venice.

Gupta has participated in the 8th Berlin Biennale, Sharjah Biennale ‘13, 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, Echigo- Tsumari and Shanghai.

Gupta's 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.

In 2012 she designed the book ‘dates.sites: Project Cinema City Bombay/Mumbai’, edited by Madhusree Dutta. She has co-facilitated ‘Crossovers & Rewrites: Borders over Asia Museum of Contemporary Art, World Social Forum, Porto Alegre’ in 2005 and ‘Aar Paar, a public art exchange project between India and Pakistan alongwith Huma Mulji from 2002 – 2006.

Her solo show 'Drawing in the Dark’ traveled to three European institutions in 2017, starting from Kiosk in Ghent. In the same year she showed a site specific project in a church in Kassel and participated at the NGV Triennale, Melbourne and the Gotemberg biennale which was titled after her lightwork 'WheredoIendandyoubegin'.

In 2018, she will show 'We change each other', an outdoor light installation in her neighbourhood on Carter Road and will have solo shows at Yaarat in Baku and at Parasol Unit in London.

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Shilpa Gupta: Will We Ever Be Able to Mark Enough, 2011-2012
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Contemporary Art in Asia, 2011
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My East is Your West
Published by: Harper Collins and Gujral Foundation

Texts by:
Natasha Ginwala, Iftikhar Dadi, Lawrence Liang & others

Shilpa Gupta

Will We Ever Be Able To Mark Enough

Texts by:
Renee Baert, Caroline Andrieux, Mirjam Westen

Shilpa Gupta

Published by: Prestel and Vadehra Art Gallery
ISBN 978-3-7913-5017-2

Texts by:
Nancy Adajani
a, Peter Weibel, Shanay Jhaveri & Quddus Mirza

BlindStars StarsBlind

Published by: KEHRER

ISBN 978-3-86828-018-0

Texts by:
Nancy Adajania, Shaheen Merali, Hans Ulrich Obirist & Julie Peyton- Jones

While I Sleep

Published by: Le Laboratoire
ISBN 9782953058710

Mahzarin Banaji, Noam Chomsky, Shilpa Gupta
Kaushik Bhowmick, Sandhini Poddar, Caroline Naphegyi

Shilpa Gupta 02|07

Solo Show, Sakshi Gallery & Apeejay Media Gallery

Text by:

Nancy Adajania

Shilpa Gupta 2006

Solo Show, Bose Pacia

Texts by:
Shuddhabrata Sengupta,
Axel Roch
Johan Pijnappel Nancy Adajania

Shilpa Gupta
Solo Show, APJ Media Gallery

Shilpa Gupta

Solo Show, Art School of Aix en Provence

Shilpa Gupta

Group Show, Altered Altar Exhibition

Text by:
Ranjit Hoskote




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