Subodh Gupta


Born in Khagaul, Bihar (India) in 1964.
Lives and works in New Delhi.


1983-88 B.F.A. Painting at the college of Arts & Crafts, Patna

Solo Exhibition:


Everything is Inside, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India

Recent Works, Gallery SKE, Bangalore, India
What does the vessel contain, that the river does not, Hauser & Wirth, London, England
Spirit Eaters, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland
The imaginary order of things, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Malaga, Spain

Line of Control, Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi, India

Subodh Gupta, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
A glass of water, Hauser & Wirth, New York NY
Outdoor Sculpture Southwood Garden, Hauser & Wirth, St. James’s Church, England
Wirth Outdoor Sculpture: Subodh Gupta, Hauser & Wirth, London, England

Subodh Gupta, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
Take off your shoes and wash your hands, TRAMWAY, Glasgow, Scotland
Apocalypse, Preljocaj Ballet & Bolchoi Theatre, Paris, France – Moscow, Russia
Subodh Gupta, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

Subodh Gupta, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Et tu, Duchamp?, Kunsthalle Wien project space Karlsplatz, Wien, Austria
Faith Matters, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraina
Artefici contemporanei e difformità barocche, ARCOS, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sannio, Benevento, Italy (exh. cat.)
School, Hauser &Wirth, London, England

Aam Aadmi (Common Man)
, Hauser &Wirth, London, UK (exh. cat.)

Line of Control
, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
There is always cinema
, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, (
Still, steal, steel
, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA


Thief Idol, In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France

Start.Stop, Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (exh. cat.)
Silk Route, The Baltic, curated by Jerome Sans, Gateshead, UK

Hungry Gods, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India

Jootha, In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France

I Go Home Every Single Day, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA
Jootha, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

I Go Home Every Single Day, The Showroom Gallery, London, UK

Saat Samunder Paar, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India

This Side is the Other Side, Cabinet, Art and Public, Geneva, Switzerlan

Recent works, Nature Morte at Lokayata, New Delhi, India

Recent works, Gallery FIA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bose Pacia Modern, New York, USA

The Way Home, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India (exh. cat.)

Grey Zones, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (exh. cat.)

Grey Zones, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi, India

Recent Paintings, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India (exh. cat.)

Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Belidh Club, Jamshedpur Tata Steel, Calcutta, India

Recent Paintings, Shridhani Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

Recent Paintings, Gandhi Sangharalya, Patna, India

Goup Exhibitions:

The Body in Indian Art, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Art Walk: Water, Musée dÀnsembourg – Féronstrée, Liège, Belgium
BHÁsia – Câmbio Cultural, Praça do Papa, Belo Horizonte, Brasil
Performa 13, New York NY
Adventures of Truth, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Trade Routes, Hauser &Wirth London, London, England

Art in the City, Zurich, Switzerland
Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
Art Talks Sensation: The Island/a Game of Life, MAnarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jing’an International Sculpture Project Biennal, Shanghai, China
In Praise of Doubt, François Pinault Foundation, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
Ashes and Gold. A World’s Journey Museum Schloss Moyland, , Bedburg-Hau, Germany
Indian Highway VI, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Indian Contemporary Art, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Arken, Denmark
Massive/Intensive: Contemporary Art from India, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ash and Gold. A World Tour, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Food, Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland
10 Hands 100 Fingers, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
Camulodunum, Firstsite, Colchester, England
Artzuid 2011, Avenues of Berlage’s Plan-Zuid, , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eating Art. From Goya to Ferran Adrià, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain
Indian Highway V, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Paris Delhi Bombay, Centre Pompidou - Paris, France.
Indian Highway IV, MAC Lyon, France
Time Unfolded, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
One another, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY, USA
In Praise of Doubt, François Pinault Foundation, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy

La Route de la Soie, New Chinese, Indian and middle eastern art from the Saatchi Gallery, Lille 3000, Tri Postal, Lille, France
ART FOR THE WORLD (THE EXPO), Expo 2010 Shanghai, Expo Boulevard, Shanghai, China
Urban Manners II, SECS Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Empire Strikes Back - Indian Art Today
, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Vanities from Caravaggio to Damien Hirst
, Maillol Museum, Paris, France
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum
, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Da sopra
, Castello Svevo di Bari, Bari, Italy
Indian Highway
, Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark
, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China


The Wing Party
, Abu Dhabi, UAE
, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Chatel, France
Re-imagining Asia. A Thousand Years of Separation
, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Wallsall, UK
40th anniversary of the National Museum of Contemporary Art
, Seoul, Korea
The 6th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (exh. cat.)
Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art
, The ESSL Museum, Vienna, Austria
Asian Art Biennial
, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, China
Beyond Limits
, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, U.K.
The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale
, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan (exh. cat.)
Un certain état du monde: Sélection de la collection de la Fondation François Pinault,
The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Indian Narrative in the 21st Century: Between Memory and History
, Casa Asia, Madrid, Spain (exh. cat.)
Pot Luck: Food and Art, curated by Cynthia Morrison-Bell and Anthony Key
, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK (exh. cat.)
, curated by Elisabetta Pozzetti, Triennale of Milan, Milan, Italy
Qui a peur des artistes?
, curated by Caroline Bourgeois and Francesca Zappia, Palais des Arts de Dinard, Dinard, France
Passage to India Part II
, Frank Cohen Collection, Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK
Unreal Asia
, 55th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany (exh. cat.)
Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009
, Tate Britain, Millbank, London, England
India Moderna
, IVAM Museum, Valencia, Spain
Indian Highway
, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Heavy Metal,
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Denmark
Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Where is the world, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India
Chalo! India: A new era of Indian Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Sphères, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Chatel, France
«Can art do more?», Art Focus Jerusalem 2008, curated by Ami Barak and Bernard Blistène, the Talpiot Beit Benit Congress Centre, Jerusalem
Everywhere is war (and rumours of war), curated by Shaheen Merali, BodhiMombai, Mombai, India
Wander Land, Museum De Pont, Tilburg , Holland
God &Goods
, Villa Manin, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea ,Codroipo, Italy

Passage to India, Frank Cohen Collection at Initial Access Wolverhampton,UK CHANEL Mobile Art, curated by Fabrice Bousteau, building conceived by Zaha Hadid, Hong Kong, Tokyo,New York, London, Moscow, Paris (
New Delhi – New Wave, Primo Marella Gallery, Milano, Italy (exh. cat.)

Urban Manners- 15 Contemporary Artists from India, at Hangar Bicocca, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg Milan, Italy (exh. cat.)

India: Public Places/ Private Spaces, The Newark Museum (traveling exhibition), curated by Gayatri Sinha and Paul Sternberger, Newark, USA (exh. cat.)
New-narratives: Contemporary Art from India, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, USA (exh. cat.)
The Rusholme Project, organized by Shisha in collaboration with the Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK
Objects: Making/Unmaking, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India (exh. cat.)
L’Emprise du lieu – L’experience Pommery #4, curated by Daniel Buren, Reims, France (exh. cat.)
Private/Corporate IV, Sammlung Daimler Chrysler- Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collections, Berlin, Germany
Sequence 1, Painting & Sculpture from the Francois Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Venice, Italy (
Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life, Neuberger Museum of Art- Purchase College- State University of New York, curated by Dede Young, New York, USA (exh. cat.)

Venice- Istanbul, at Istanbul Modern, curated by Rosa Martinez, Istanbul, Turkey (exh. cat.)

Nuit Blanche, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud and Jerome Sans, Paris, France
Lille3000, curated by Caroline Naphegyi, Lille, France (exh. cat.)
Hungry Gods, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China (exh. cat.)
Bronze, Gallery Espace, curated by Madan Lall, New Delhi, India (exh. cat.)
Made by Indians, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Art on the beach, commune de Ramatuelle, France (exh. cat.)
The Showroom Gallery, London, UK
L’Inde dans tous les sens, Louis Vuitton Showroom, curated by Herve Mikaloff, Paris, France


Always a little Further, Arsenal, 51st Venice Biennale, curated by Rosa Martinez, Venice, Italy

Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye, curated by Francesco Bonami, MCA, Chicago; Hayward Gallery, London (exh. cat.)
Balance and Power: Performance and surveillance in Video Art,  curated by Michael Rush at Krannart Museum, Illinois, USA
Weigtless Space, The Herzliya museum Of Contemporary Art, Israel
Dialectics of Hope, The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, curated by Joseph Backstein, Daniel Birnbaum, Lara Boubnova, Nicolas Bourriaud, Roza Martinez and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Moscow, Russia (exh. cat.)

Edge Of Desire, The Art Gallery Of Western Australia, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, Perth, Australia and The Asia Society, New York, USA (exh. cat.)

Indian Video Art: History in Motion, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Two-man show, Centre A - Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Art, curated by Keith Wallace, Vancouver, Canada
Another Passage to India, Saisons indiennes a Geneve, Switzerland
Vanitas Vanitatum, Sakshi Gallery, curated by Peter Nagy, Mumbai, India
Drawings, The Eagle Gallery, London, UK
The SNEEZE, a Featured Film by 80 artists x 80 seconds 106 minutes, curated by Natash Makowski and Peter Lloyd Lewis, Athens, Greece

The Havanna Biennale, curated by Hilda Rodriques, Cuba (exh. cat.)

Crossing Generations: di VERGE, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani for 40 Years of Gallery Chemould (exh. cat.)
Body City Siting contemporary culture in India, sub Terrain: artists dig the contemporary, the House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany (exh. cat.)
An apparent calm which is in fact a perfectly balanced tension, Grantpirrie Gallery, curated by Peter Nagy, Sydney, Australia
HEAT, Bose Pacia Modern, curated by Ram Rahman, New York, USA
The Tree from the Seed, Contemporary art from India, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, curated by Gavin Janties, Norway (exh. cat.)
Bad Taste, Apparao Galleries at the Apeejay New Media Centre, New Delhi, India

Under Construction, Japan Foundation and Tokyo Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (exh. cat.)

Private Mythologies of the Personal and the Political, Apeejay Media Gallery, curated by Pooja Sood, Faridabad, India (exh. cat.)
Creative Space, Sakshi Gallery at Habitat Centre, New Delhi (exh. cat.)
Multi Media Art Asia Pacific, curated by Johan Pijnappel, Beijing, China (exh. cat.)
Busan Biennale, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, South Korea (exh. cat.)
Self: Contemporary Indian Indian Videao Art, IMA Institute of Modern Art, curated by Johan Pijnappel, Brisbane, Australia
Indian Art: Home-Street-Shrine-Bazaar-Museum, Manchester City Art Gallery, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Manchester, UK (exh. cat.)
Cinema Stills, Apparao Galleries at India Habitat Centre, curated by Gayatri Sinha, New Delhi,India
Kapital and Karma, KunstWein, curated by Angelika Fitz and Michael Wortenger, Vienna, Austria(exh. cat.)
Sorry for the inconvenience, Project 304, curated by Gridthya Gaweewong, Bangkok Thailand
Under Construction, Japan Foundation Project, Tokyo, Japan (exh. cat.)

Palais de Tokyo inaugural show, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud and Bernard Macade, Paris, France
Sidewinder, CIMA Gallery, curated by Gerard Hemsworth, Kolkata; India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; Coomarswamy Hall, The Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Mumbai, India (

National Gallery Of Modern Art, Post Residency Show- Jindal Foundation, Mumbai, India

Bollywood has arrived, Passenger Terminal, curated by Jim Beard Gallery and FIA, Amsterdam, Netherland
Post Production (Sampling, Programming & Displaying), Galleria Continua, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, San Gimignano, Italy
Context as content- Museum as Metaphor- Museum of Fine Art, curated by Peter Nagy,Chandigarh, India (exh. cat.)

“ Vilas”, Birla Academy, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Mumbai, India

I Love video Art, curated by Le Milton Theatre de Strasbourg et le Forum itinerant, Strasbourg,France
Print, Max Muller Bhawan, curated by Amit Mukopadaya, New Delhi, India
Invisible Boundary: Metamorphosed Asian Art, Traveling Exhibition: Asian Section of the Kwangju Biennale, Niigata City Prefectural Civil Centre Gallery, Curated by Tani Arata and Ueda Yuzo, Niigata, Japan and Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Utsunomiya City, Japan (exh. cat.)
The Kwangju Biennale 2000, Asian Section, curated by Tani Arata and Ueda Yuzo, Kwangju,South Korea (exh. cat.)
Negociations, C.R.A.C., curated by Nicolas Bourriaud & Bernard Marcade, Sete, France

The First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, curated by Kuroda Raiji (exh. cat.)

Of Based on or obtained, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
Impact, Jim Beard Gallery at CCA, curated by Kimberley Lewis and Derk Bulthuis
Indian Artists, Nature Morte, curated by Peter Nagy, Syndney, Australia
Edge of Century, Art India, curated by Amit Mukopadaya, New Delhi, India (exh. cat.)

New Millenium, New Media, Jehangir Art Gallery, curated by Anupa Mehta, Mumbai, India

Kendal Wallah – Through Indian Eyes, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, UK (exh. cat)

UNESCO-ASHBERG Bursaries for Artists hosted by InIVA, Gasworks Studios, London, UK Khoj International Artists Exhibition, British Council, New Delhi, India (exh. cat.)

Points of Contact, Shirley Fiterman Gallery, New York, USA

Indo- Austrian Artists’ Workshop, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India (exh. cat.)

Indo-Cuban Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India

Nessuno Tocchi Caino (Hands Off Cain), Rome and the Venice Biennale, Italy

Young Generation from Bihar, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Baroda, India

Young Contemporary Artists, Birla Academy, Calcutta, India
Drawings ’94, Gallery Escape of AIFACS Gallery, curated by Priag Shukla, New Delhi, India ( exh. cat.)

Contemporary Indian Artists, Gallery Escape, Dubai (exh. cat.)

Husain Ki Sarai, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India (exh. cat.) Research Grant Scholars Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, Lucknow, Madras, India

Imprints of Our Time, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

All India Painting Exhibition, Vadehra Art Gallery, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi, India

Contemporary Artists of Bihar, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi, India

Young Painters of Bihar, Patna, India

Group of AB Exhibition, Patna, Bihar

All India Drawing and Craft Exhibition, Patna, India

Workshops, residencies:

Wasla Workshop, Cairo, Egypt

JACIC Residency, Vasind, Pune, India

Pipe Dreams Workshop, Kosi Kalan, India

Khoj International Artists’ Workshop, Modi Nagar, India
The First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Art Exchange Program, Japan

UNESCO-ASHBERG Bursaries for Artists, at Gasworks Studio, London, UK

Khoj International Artists’ Workshop, Modi Nagar, India
Triangle Artists’ Workshop, New York, USA

Indo-Austrian Artists Workshop, Sanskrit Kendra, New Delhi, India

All India Artists Workshop, Lalit Kala Academy, Bhuwaneshwar, India

Artists Workshop, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Awards and scholarships:

French Government residency in Paris, Visiting Professor at L’Ecole des Beaux-arts, Paris, France

UNESCO-ASHBERG Bursaries for Artists, at Gasworks Studio, London, UK

Emerging Artist Award, Bose Pacia Modern, New York, USA

All India Painting Exhibition, 1st Prize by M.F. Husain at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

1 Research Grant Scholarship, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India

8  Students grant scholarship, Govt. of Bihar, Patna, India

All India Festival, Dhanbad, India

State Level Art Exhibition of Bihar, India

All India Youth Festival, Madras, India

Public collections:

Francois Pinault Collection
Charles Saatchi Collection
Eugenio Lopez Jumex Collection
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka
Devi Art Foundation
Centre Pompidou
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain Corse
Fondation Louis Vuitton