Shilpa Gupta (born in 1976, Mumbai, Maharashtra) has studied sculpture at the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts from 1992 to 1997. She is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist, who employs interactive video, websites, objects, photographs, sound and public performances in her work to probe the ideas of borderlines, labels, censorship and security.
Selected solo exhibitions: My East is Your West, two-person joint India Pakistan show (2015); Pala- zzo Benzon, The Gujral Foundation, Venice (2015); Shilpa Gupta, Galeria Continua, Sangigimano (2014); Shilpa Gupta, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2014); 24:00:01, MO, Mucsarnok, Kunsthalle, Budapest (2013); Shilpa Gupta, MAAP Space, Brisbane (2013); I live under your sky too, Outdoor Light Installation, Mumbai (2013); Will we ever be able to mark enough?, GalerieimTaxisPalais, Innsbruck (2013); Will we ever be able to mark enough?, Museum voorModerneKunst, Arnhem; Cultuurcentrum, Bruges (2012); Someone Else, Arnolfini, Bristol (2012); Notes, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (2012); Someone Else, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai (2012); Will we ever be able to mark enough?, Darling Fonderie, Montreal (2011); A Bit Closer, Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati (2010); 2652, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (2010); Half a Sky, OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz (2010); Solo Show, Yvon Lambert, Paris (2009); Second Moon, Galeria Continua, Sangigimano (2009); While I Sleep, Le Laboratoire, Paris (2009); Recent Works, Lalit Kala Akademi with Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2009); BlindStars StarsBlind, Galerie Volker Diehl and BodhiBerlin, Berlin (2008); Bodhi Kala Ghodha and Bodhi Wadi Bunder, Mumbai (2008); Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi (2007); Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (2007); Artists’ Studio, London (2007); Bose Pacia Gallery, New York (2006); Provisions Library, Resource Centre for Activism and Arts, Washington D.C. (2005); Your Kidney Supermarket, Oxford Bookstore, Mumbai (2004); Blessed Bandwidth.net, Net art Commission from Tate Online, London (2003).
Shilpa Gupta has participated in numerous group exhibitions all over the world, including Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015; 12th Havana Biennale, Cuba; 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art; Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka; The 4th Auckland Triennale, Auckland; Vancouver Biennale In Transition: New Art from India, Richmond Art Gallery, Vancouver Biennale; 3rd Seville International Biennial of Contemporary Art; Art Moscow (2008); Art Miami (2008); Liverpool Biennale (2006); 9th Havana Biennale; 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale; International Symposium of Electronic Art (2004); 10th Biennial of Moving Images Centre Pour l’ Image Contemporaine, Geneva.
Shilpa Gupta is the recipient of several awards, including YFLO Titan Young Women Achievers Awards 2012-2013, New Delhi (2013); Biennale Award, Bienal De Cuenca, Ecuador; International Artist of the Year, South Asian Visual Artists, Collective, Canada (2004). Her works are kept in public collections of Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo; Bristol Museum and Art Gallery; Louisiana Museum, Denmark; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Asia Society, New York; Art Now, SF, USA; Borusan Art Center, Istanbul; Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi Mori Museum.
She lives and works in Mumbai.