Born 1976 Mumbai, India
Lives and works in
Since the early 2000s, Shilpa Gupta has developed an engaging practice working with a broad range of materials and media. Text, language and poetry feature prominently in Gupta’s work. She experiments with the way language operates through a variety of means, slowly unravelling narratives through the use of various technologies, or exploring relationships between author/speaker and reader/listener. By employing simple phrases translated into several languages, she prompts viewers to think about relationships involving the self and communities. Although she prefers the term ‘everyday’ art to political art, Gupta’s practice often reflects on political and social histories and their ongoing effects, from imposed geographies and borders, to the jailing of political dissidents.