Shilpa Gupta

October 27th, 2014 New York City

Mumbai-born artist Shilpa Gupta spoke about influences of politics and culture on the construction of identities and how her works question perception spectatorship. Through use of videos, performances, objects, photographs, installations or digital art, often interactive and concerned by what we are looking at and how, Shilpa’s artistic research is oriented towards ways of interpreting information and the misunderstandings brought about by a highly mediated world.


Bio – Shilpa Gupta (Mumbai)
Shilpa Gupta (b. 1976, India) lives and works in Mumbai. Gupta creates artwork using interactive video, websites, objects, photographs, sound and public performances. She had solo shows at Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Arnofini in Bristol, Museum voo Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Lalit Kala Akademie in New Delhi and Gallerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, Gallery Chemould Prescott Road in Mumbai. Gupta has participated in ‘Younger than Jesus Triennial’ at New Museum, Lyon Biennal Gwangju Biennale ’08, Yokohama Triennial, Liverpool Biennale at Moscow, Auckland, Seoul, Havana, Sydney and Shanghai. Her work has been shown in Tate Modern and Serpentine Gallery in London, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary in Berlin, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Mori Museum in Tokyo, Chicago Cultural Center, Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon amongst others.


Shilpa Gupta’s participation in FIELD MEETING was supported by Vadehra Art Gallery

Shilpa Gupta, In Our Times, Singing Mobile Microphones, 2008. 4min 36sec audio loop,76x57x24 in | 193×144.8×61 cm. Speeches of Jinnah and Nehru at the time of Independence of India and Pakistan, August 1947. Courtesy of Shilpa Gupta