press release

Shilpa Gupta is considered one of the most important contemporary artists in India, with work shown internationally. Gupta works in various media including video, photography, sculpture, performance and sound. Her works explore how people and their experiences are formed through places and objects, but also by processes of classification, limitation, censorship and security. Despite this complex enquiry, her work maintains an emotional link to viewers and opens up an intensive dialogue with them. The artist will be showing her most recent body of work for her first solo exhibition staged by a German art institution.

Shilpa Gupta, born in 1976 in Mumbai (IND), lives and works there as well. In the recent years solo exhibitions were shown, among others, in the context of the 56th Venice Biennial (2015, with Rashid Rana), at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Dehli (IND), at the Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo (NO) (both 2014), at Galerie TaxiPalais in Innsbruck (AT, 2013) as well as at the Arnolfini in Bristol (UK, 2012). Furthermore she was represented by works in group exhibitions, among others, at the 12th Havana Biennial (CU), at the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art in Gothenburg (SE), at SALT in Istanbul (TR), at Queens Museum in New York (USA) as well as in the Iranian pavilion during the 56th Venice Biennial (IT) (all 2015).

Curator: Thomas Thiel

To mark the exhibition, a 28-page brochure will be published (German/English).