Shilpa Gupta Indian, b. 1976


Born in 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Shilpa Gupta completed her BFA in sculpture at the Sir J.J. School of Fine Arts, Mumbai, in 1997. Gupta’s multi-disciplinary practice comprises a wide array of media and processes, focusing on issues of power, identity and expression that occur across spatial and conceptual boundaries.


Gupta opened solo exhibitions at Amant Arts in Brooklyn and Tanya Bonadkar Gallery in New York, as well as participated in a two-person show at MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century, L’Aquila, and completed a commission at the National Gallery Singapore in 2023. Her recent exhibitions include Frith Street Gallery, London (2022); neugerriemschneider, Berlin (2022); Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover (2022); Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (survey show) (2021); Barbican Centre, London (2021); Dallas Contemporary, Texas (2021); and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2021); Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai (two-person show) (2019); Voorlinden Museum and Gardens, Wassenaar (2018); and Yarat Contemporary Art Center, Baku (2018) – as well as the Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; Arnolfini Arts, Bristol; Kiosk, Ghent; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany; La Synagogue de Delme Contemporary Art Center, France; and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, to name a few.


Gupta’s work has also been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Museum, New York; Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, USA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA; and Mori Art Museum, Japan – as well as at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019); Kochi–Muziris Biennale (2018); Berlin Biennale (2014); Sharjah Biennial (2013); and Gwangju Biennale (2008), among many other reputed international venues.


Her work is in the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Centre Georges Pompidou; Mori Art Museum; M+ Museum; Louisiana Museum; Deutsche Bank; Asia Society; Bristol Art Museum; Daimler Chrysler; Louis Vuitton Foundation; Astrup Fearnley Museum; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain – France; KOC Collection; National Gallery of Victoria; National Gallery of Canada; Voorlinden Museum; France Regional Art Collection (FRAC); Cincinnati Art Museum; the Ishara Art Foundation and the Prabhakar Collection, Dubai; Art Now; Devi Art Foundation and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.  


The artist lives and works in Mumbai, India.

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