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Shilpa Gupta (b.1976) lives and works in Mumbai, India where she has studied sculpture at the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts from 1992 to 1997.

Shilpa Gupta's work engages with the defining power of social and psychological borders on public life. Her work makes visible the aporias and incommensurabilities in the emerging national public sphere in India, which include gender and class barriers, religious differences, the power of repressive state apparatuses, and the seductions of social homogeneity and deceptive ideas of public consensus enabled by emerging mediascapes. Her works make obvious the invisible threads that bind various factions of society together, often sensorially challenging her audience to occupy subject-positions of the ‘other’, even if temporarily, to initiate an empathetic understanding. Her works jolt their viewers out of a complacent, assumed, objective distance from the theatre of politics, to show that we are all complicit in the mechanisms of large apparatuses of power.

She has had solo shows at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz and Arnolfini in Bristol and has participated in biennales in Venice, Berlin, Kochi, Lyon, Gwangju, Havana, Yokohama, Liverpool amongst others. Her work has been shown in Moma, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, Devi Art Foundation, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Mori Museum. Her work is in the collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, Mori Museum, M+ Museum, Louisiana Museum, Daimler Chrysler, Louis Vitton Foundation, Astrup Fearnley Museum, KOC Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, FRAC  (France Regional Art Collection), Cincinnati Art Museum, Kiran Nadar Museum amongst others. In 2021, she had solo shows at Muhka in Antwerp, Barbican in London and at Dallas Contemporary.

Her work is in the collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, Mori Museum, M+ Museum, Louisiana Museum, Deutsche Bank, Daimler Chrysler, Bristol Art Museum, Caixa Foundation, Louis Vitton Foundation, Asia Society, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Fonds National d'Art Contemporain - France, KOC Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery, FRAC  (France Regional Art Collection), Art Now, Cincinnati Art Museum, Kiran Nadar Museum and Devi Art Foundation amongst others.

Study and Teaching


BFA, Sculpture, Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai (I)

Selected Solo Exhibitions


I did not tell you what I saw, but only what I dreamt, Amant, Brookyln, NY

Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission, National Gallery of Singapore, Singapore

Marisa Merz Shilpa Gupta. visibileinvisibile, MAXXI, L'Aquila, Italy

Art et Future. Shilpa Gupta, Galleria Continua Les Moulins, France


Shilpa Gupta, Fort Al Jaili, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Shilpa Gupta, Kästner Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany


Shilpa Gupta: For, in your tongue, I cannot fitDallas Contemporary, Dalla, USA

Shilpa Gupta, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

Today Will End, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

Sun at Night, Barbican Center, London, UK


Altered Inheritances: Home is a Foreign Place, two person show, Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai, UAE. Curated by Nada Raza


Where do I Begin, Voorlinden Museum and Gardens, Wassenaar, NH

For, in your tongue, I cannot Fit, Yarat Contemporary Art Center, Baku, AZ. Curated by Bjorn Geldhof

Shilpa Gupta, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT


We Change Each Other,  outdoor project, Carter Road, Mumbai, IN 

Drawing in the Dark, Kiosk, Ghent, BE; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, DE; La synagogue de Delme contemporary art center, Delme, FR

Luther and the Avantgarde, two-person show, Karlskirche church, Kassel, DE


My Est is Your West, outdoor long term project, curated by Massimo Torrigiani, Capo d’Arte cultural association, Gagliano del Capo, IT


My East is Your West, two person show with Rashid Rana
, curated by Natasha Ginwala, Palazzo Benzon, The Gujral Foundation, Venice, IT


Shilpa Gupta, curated by Ida Kierulf, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO

Shilpa Gupta, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT


Will we ever be able to mark enough?, curated by Renee Baert, Galerie im TaxisPalais, Innsbruck, AT

I live under your sky too, outdoor light Installation, Bandra, Mumbai, IN

Shilpa Gupta, curated by Kim Machan, MAAP Space, Brisbane, AU

24:00:01, curated by Lívia Rózsás, Mucsarnok, Kunsthalle, Budapest, HU


Notes, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL

Someone Else, Chemould Prescott Road Gallery, Mumbai, IN

Someone Else, curated by Nav Haq, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Will we ever be able to mark enough?, curated by Renee Baert, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, (NL); Cultuurcentrum, Bruges, BE


Will we ever be able to mark enough?, curated by Renee Baert, Darling Fonderie, Montreal, CA 


Half A Sky, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, AT

Shilpa Gupta, Chateau de Blandy, Blandy, FR

2652, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL

A Bit Closer, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, US


Recent Works, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, IN

While I Sleep, Le Laboratoire, Paris, FR 

Second Moon, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

Solo Show, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, FR


BlindStars StarsBlind, Galerie Volker Diehl and BodhiBerlin, Berlin, DE; Bodhi Kala Ghodha and Bodhi Wadi Bunder, Mumbai, IN 


Shilpa Gupta, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, IN

Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi, IN


Shilpa Gupta, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, US


Provisions Library, Resource Center for Activism and Arts, Washington DC, US


Your Kidney Supermarket, Oxford Bookstore, Mumbai, IN


Blessed, Net art Commission from Tate Online, London, UK


Sentiment Express, Loftus Loyld Café:  Mercer Union and SAVAC, Toronto, CA


Shilpa Gupta, Artspace, Sydney, AU

Shilpa Gupta, Galerie de l'école Supérieure d'Art d'Aix en Provence, Aix en Provence, FR

Shilpa Gupta, Gallery 4A, Sydney, AU 

Shilpa Gupta, Moving Image Center, Auckland, NZ

Selected Group Exhibitions


I've got a feeling. Les 5 sense dans l'art contemporain, Musees d'Angers, Angers, France

MANAR  ABU DHABI, a publich light exhibiton, different locations in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Enter the Mirror, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

Hangar Y, Meudon Park, Paris, France


Kinetismus: 100 Years of Electricity in Art, Kunsthalle Praha, Havranek, Prague, Czech Republic

Enter the Mirror, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

Art at Qiaoshan - Artfield Nanhai,  Ruxi Village, Foshan, Guangdong, China

Philippe Austruy Collection, Galerie Commanderie de Peyrassol, Flassans-surIssole, France

Lenin Was A Mushroom -Moving Images in the 1990s, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Empowerment, Kunstmusuem Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

In Our Times, Lycée Condorcet, Belfort, France

From the museum collection, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden

Works from the Faurschou Collection, Faurschou Foundation, Brooklyn

What is the Proper Way to Display a Flag?, Weserburg Museum fr Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany

Museum in Motion, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium

BAKSTEEN | BRICK, KAdE, Kunsthal, Amersfoort, Netherlands

The Distance from Here, KSA — Hayy Jameel, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Progetto Genesi. Arte e diritti umani, curated by Ilaria Bernardi , Various Venues in Milan, Varese, Assisi, Matera and Agrigento

Enter the Mirror, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

Woman Is As Woman Does, Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, Mumbai, India

Proposals for a Memorial to Partition, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai

LA PISTA 500, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino, Italy

Behold the Man, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden

À mains nues, Val-De-Marne Contemporary Art Museum, Vitry-sur-Seine, France 


Portals, former Public Tobacco Factory – Hellenic Parliament Library and Printing House, a collaboration between the Hellenic Parliament and ΝΕΟΝ, Athens, Greece

Deep Listening for Longing, Boras Art Biennial, Boros, Sweden

La SuiteCollection of Frac Franche-Comté, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

HandsADKDW - Academy of the Arts of the World / Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne, Germany

The Distance from HereJameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE

Progetto Genesi. Arte e diritti umani, Collezione Genesi, various venues around Italy


My East is Your West,  Rosemary Square Art Program, Miami. USA. Curated by Culture Corps (long term outdoor light installation)

Measure Your Existence, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, USA. Curated by Christine Starkman

Le Monde À Plat,  Villa Empain, Brussels, BE. Curated by Alfred Pacquement

Unhomed, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, SE. Curated by Rebecka Abrahamsson Wigh

Rising Waters: The Indian Ocean in the Twenty first Century,  McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, USA. Curated by Prasannan Parthasarathi and Salim Currimjee

The Spirit of Cartographies, Artista x Artista, Madrid, SP. Curated by Carlos Garaicoa

The Artist Collector’s Dream (A Nice ThingCollector’s Dream (A Nice Thing), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT. Curated by Nedko Solakov

The Idea of the Acrobat and Terranum Nuncius, Bikaner House, New Delhi, IN. Curated by Nature Morte


May You Live in Interesting Times, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT. Curated by Ralph Rugoff 

The Strangers from beyond the Mountain and the Sea-2019, Asian ArtBiennial National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, TW. Curated by Hsu Chia-Wei and Ho Tzu Nyen

ÜberMauer Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Palermo, IT. Curated by Beatrice Merz (outdoor installation)

Tarrawarra International2019: The Tangible TraceTarrawarra, Museum of Art, Healesville, AU. Curated by Victoria Lynn

Homeless Souls, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek; DK

Where We Now Stand -In Order to Map the Future, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JPN. Curated by Hiromi Kurosawa

The Center Will Not Hold, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, PH. Curated by Ian Carlos Jaucian

Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK. Curated by Devika Singh

Negative Space, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE

Ways of Seeing, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, KR. Curated by Bo Bae Lee

Choreographies of the Sociallogåsrdstrappan, Stockholm, SE. Curated by Edi Muka (outdoor light installation)

A Forest Dark Mofo, Hobart, AU. Curated by Jarrod Rawlins and Hannah Fox

Solarised 10th Edition of Chobi Mela, Dhaka, BD. Curated by Sabih Ahmed

Fabric(ated) Fractures Concrete, Dubai, UAE. Curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt

Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India, to Canada Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Toronto. Winnipeg Art Gallery,Winnipeg, CA. Curated by Catherine Crowston and Jonathan Shaughnessy

Who Writes? A Monologic Verb, OMR gallery, Mexico City, MX. Curated by Jo Ying Peng

Distilled Blueprints , Space Studio, Vadodara, IN. Curated by Veeranganakumari Solanki


Possibilities for a non-alienated life, Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India

Being: New Photography 2018, MOMA, New York, US

Sounds lines of Contemporary Art, curated by Marina Hakobian, Mazdak Faiznia, ICAE 2018 - International Contemporary Art Exhibition, AM

Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, CA

Facing Phantom Borders, curated by Gridthiya Gaweewong; Fault Lines - Everyday Borders, curated by Yeon Shim Chung and Yeewan Koon, Gwangju Biennale 2018 : Imagined Borders, Gwangju, KR

BRIC-à-brac. The Jumble of Growth, curated by Gerardo Mosquera and Huang Du, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, IT

L’Atlas des nuages, curated by Marie Terrieux, Fondation François Schneider, Wattwiller, FR

Fearless - contemporary South Asian art, curated by Natalie Seiz , Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AU

Les ÉquivalentsGalleria Continua, Le Moulins, FR

KEDEM—KODEM—KADIMA, curated by Nicola Trezzi, CCA, Tel Aviv, IL

Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, UK

On Sleep, the Vogele Kultur Zentrum, CH

Vision Exchange: Perspective from India to Canada, Art Gallery of Alberta, CA

The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (Apt8), QAG & Goma, Brisbane, AU


Habit-co-Habit, Pune Biennale, Pune, IN

The Open Hand, Gujral Foundation, New Dheli, IN

Kathmandu Triennale, various locations, Kathmandu, Nepal, NP

Folds of Belonging, outdoor project, BrisAsia Festival, Brisbane, (AU)

MAM Collection 004: Imagining the Unknown Stories,  curated by Kondo Kenichi, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP

WheredoIendandyoubegin - On Secularity,  Curated by Nav Haq, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA), Göteborg, SE


Sains et Saufs, MUDAC Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, CH

The Measure of our Traveling Feet, Marres - House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, NL

Come In,
 Organised by Max Mueller Bhavan
 National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India

Aurora Prelude
, Curated by Justine Ludwig,
 AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, US

Given Time : The Gift & Its Offerings, Curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala 
Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai, IN

Enactments and each passing day: South Asian moving imageCurated by Roobina Karode and Akanksha Rastogi, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida, JP

Culture City of East Asia 2016, 
Outdoor project
, Yakushiji Temple, Nara, JP


The Great Gamecurated by Marco Meneguzzo, Iranian Pavilion, Organized by FFF Faiznia Family Foundation and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Venice, IT

Walking Sculpture - 1967-2015, organized by Lexi Lee Sullivande, Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, US

River to River, Florence Indian Film Festival, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, IT

States of Uncertainty, curated by Emilia Layden, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Wiscosin, US

Collecting the future- a Sinopale exhibition, curated by T. Melih Görgün and Dimitrina Sevova, The Corner College, Zurich, CH 

After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India 1947/1997, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Queens Museum, New York, US

The Naked Singularity, Carlos Garaicoa Estudio, Madrid, ES

LANDSEASKY: Revisiting Spatiality in Video, curated by Kim Machan, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, (CN)

States of Uncertainty, curated by Emilia Layden, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Wiscosin, US

Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence, curated by  Josef Helfenstein, in consultation with Amar Kanwar, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva, CH

A Century of Centuries, curated by November Paynter, SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, TR

Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA), curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose, Gothenburg, SE

Between the Idea and Experience, 12th Havana Biennial, La Habana, CU

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015Echigo-Tsumari, JP

Continua! Les 25 ans de Galleria Continua, Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Paris, FR


quartier21 INTERNATIONAL, curated by Georg WeckwerthWien, AT

Waiting for the Wind, Experimeter Gallery, Kolkatta, IN

Identity Control, curated by Julia Villaseñor Bell, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, IN

St. Moritz Art Masters Outdoor project at Castell Hotel, curated by Birgid Uccia, Zuoz, CH

Infinite Challenge, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, ROK

Krobylos, un groviglio di segni, curated by Marinella Paderni, Biennale of Design, Rimini, IT 

I Look at Things…, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, DK

Where do I end and you begin, curated Vidya ShivadasCity Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK

From Speaker to Receiver, curated by Gilbert Vicario, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, US

My Voice Reach You: Nine Contemporary Artists from Asia Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Rice University, US

Made: Quotidian Practices and Everyday Rituals, curated by Livia Alexander & Nat Muller, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE

LANDSEASKY: Revisiting Spatiality in Video Seoul, curated by Kim Machan, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, CN

Solo Projects, curated by Diana Campbell, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, BD

Where do I end and you begin, curated Vidya Shivadas, outdoor project and City Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK

Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence, The Menil Collection, Houston, US

Aesthetic Blind: Cabinet Closet Wunderkammer, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, IN

Don't You Know Who I Am?, curated by Nav HaqMhka and Site specific project at Permeke Library, Antwerp, BE

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, curated by June Yap Guggenheim-USB Collaboration, Singapore’s Centre for Contemporary Art, SG 

8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, curated by Juan A. Gaitán, Berlin, DE


Peak Shift Effect, curated by Gayatri SinhaVadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, IN

The Collectors Show: Weight of History, Singapore Art Museum, SG

Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomya, Tochigi, (JP); Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu, JP

Uncomfortably Numb, curated by Arshiya LokhandwalaLakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, IN

Langages : Entre le dire et le faire, curated by Filipa Oliveira Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, FR

Imagined Communities, curated by Miguel AmadoGolden Thread Gallery, IE

A Stone Left Unturned, Gallerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR

Every Day Matters, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, DK

All You Need Is LOVE, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP

My Third Country, curated by Caroyln Drake and Nathanja van DijkFrankendael, Amsterdam, NL

Citizen-Artist, Chemould Prescott Road Gallery, Mumbai, IN

The Presence of Sound Villa Iris Artspace, Fundación Botín, Santander, ES

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, curated by June Yap Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US

Re:emerge, curated by Yuko 
HasegawaTowards a New Cultural Cartography, Sharjah Biennale, UAE

A Journey through Art and Technology in Asian Contemporary Art Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, HK 


Of Places and Journeys, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, IN

Incredible India, curated by Tereza de Arruda, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, BR

India Today, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, DK

But a pit stop on a long journey, Wanås Foundation, SE

Face Contact, curated by Gerardo MosqueraIberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, CN

To Let The World In: Narrative And Beyond In Indian Contemporary Art, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani Lalit Kala Regional Centre, Chennai, (IN)

Digital Life 2012- Human Connections, MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, IT

Energy Plus - Inter-city Pavilion, curated by Diana Campbell and Susan Hapgood, 9th Shanghai Biennale, CN

Mixed Bathing World, curated by Fumihiko Sumitomo, Beppu, JP

Repeat to Fade, curated by Carolyn Drake & Carly McGoldrick, Mendes Wood Gallery, Sao Paulo, BZ

Wisdom of Shadow: Art in the Era of Corrupted Information, curated by Aslı Çetinkaya, Işın Önol International Sinop Biennial, Sinopale, Sinop, TR

Indian Highway, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, CN

Pink Caviar: New acquisitions 2009–2011, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, DK

Open Space 2012, NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, JP

Vivement Demian, Museum of Contemporary Art – Val De Marne, FR

What a Wonderful World, curated by Naoko Sumi, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, JP 

Descriptive Acts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US

Artists against AFSPA supporting Irom Sharmila, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, IN 

Unrest, Apex Art, New York, US

Violence - Double Spread, curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay, School of Art and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi, IN

You Are Now Entering _____, Centre for Contemporary Art Derry, Londonderry, UK

Critical Mass Contemporary Art from India, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, IL

Global to Local: Histories, curated by Tom Trevor and Julia Carver, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, UK

Beyond Memory, curated by Raphie Etgar, Museum On The Seam, Jerusalem, IL

Blind Stars Stars Blind, MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome, IT 

Apo-calypse, Béard Factory, Clarens / Montreux, FR

Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, JP; Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, JP

Sound Art: Sound as Medium of Fine Art, curated by Peter Weibel and Julia Gerlach, ZKM Media Museum, Karlsruhe, DE

Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US


Generation in Transition. New Art from India, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, LT

The Walls That Divide Us, Apex Art, New York, US

XI Bienal de Cuenca: In-Between: Openings, Contacts and Urban wanderings in Today’s Art, Museo de Arte Modernos, Cuenca, EC

The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, US

Incredible India, curated by 
Tereza de Arruda, Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Sao Paulo, BR

Generation in Transition: New Art from India, Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warszaw, PL

Evento, artistic director Michelangelo Pistoletto, The Urbain Art Biennale Bordeaux, FR

Contemporary Punjabi Exhibition, The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, CA

Formally Speaking- Lines Made By Walking, curated by Ruth Direktor, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, IL

Hohenrausch.2, OK Centrum, Linz, AU

Artworks, Deutsche Bank Collection, Group Head Office, Frankfurt, DE

At the Gates of Jerusalem, A Black Sun is Alight (Osip Mandelstam), Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv, IL

Ak7- Contemporary Design by Contemporary Artists, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, AU

Right to Dissent, curated by Tushar Joag, The Clark House, Mumbai, IN

To The Arts, Citizens!, curated by Oscar Faria and Joao Fernandes, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, (PT) 

True Faith, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenaghen, DE

Nevermore, Museum of Contemporary Art-Val De Marne, FR

Rewriting Worlds, curated by Peter Weibel & Joseph Backste, 4th Moscow Biennale,  Moscow, RU

Inner Voices, curated by Hiromi Kurosawa, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, (JP)

Art & Stars & Cars, Mercedes-Benz Museum, Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart, (DE) 

Face Contact, curated by Gerardo Mosquera, PhotoEspana 2011, Teatro Fernán Gómez, Centro de Arte, Madrid, ES

Paris, Mumbai, New Delhi, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR)

Samtidigt / Concurrent India, Helsinki Art Museum, Tennis Palace, FI

Indian Highway,  curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran and Giulia Ferracci, MAXXI, Rome, IT

Indian Highway, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran and Thierry Raspai,Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, FR


Nevermore, Museum of Contemporary Art – Val De Marne, FR

To The Arts, Citizens!, curated by Óscar Faria and João Fernandes, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, PG 

Art Celebrates! 2010, curated by Rupika Chawla, Vadehra Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, IN

Wish List of a Young Collector, Gallery Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR

The Armory Show, Yvon Lambert Paris, New York, FR

Practicing Memory - Every Moment in an All-Embracing Present, curated by Matteo Lucchetti, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT

The 11th hour, curated by Shaheen Merali, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, CN

Languages and Experimentations: Young artists in a contemporary collection, curated by Giorgio Verzotti, MART contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto, IT

Vancouver Biennale In Transition: New Art from India, Richmond Art Gallery, Vancouver Biennale, CA

Kismet and Karma, organised by Shisha, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

Indian Highway, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran and Stinna Toft, Herning Museum Of Contemporary Art, DE

Experimenta Utopia Now, International Biennial of Media Art, The Arts Center, Black Box, Melbourne, AU

Roots, Park Hotel, Sakshi Art Gallery, Chennai, IN

Asia In Motion- Video Art and Beyond, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, JP

Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Rotunda, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, JP

The Tradition of the New, curated by Andre Lee, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, IN

Last Ride In A Hot Air Balloon : The 4th Auckland Triennale, curated by Natasha Conland, Auckland, AU


Void of Memory, Platform 2009 at Defense Security Command, Seoul, KR

Indian Highway, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B Kvaran, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, NO

Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, KR; Essl Museum, Vienna, AT

Everyday Miracles Extended, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, US; curated by Hou Hanru, REDCAT, Los Angeles, US

Rotating Views # 1, Museum Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, NO 

Inside Job-Curated by, curated by Dan Cameron and Maria de Corral, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AT

Freedom in Notional, (three person show) Experimenter, Calcutta, IN

The World Is Yours, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, DK

Everyday Miracles, curated by Hou Hanru, 10th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, FR

Biennale Cuvee - World Selection of Contemporary Art, curated by Manray Hsu and Martin Sturm, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, AT

Younger than Jesus, Triennial New Museum, New York, US


Art Miami, Bodhi Gallery, Miami, US

Where in the World, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, IN

Affair, curated by Bose Krishnamachari, 1x1 Gallery, Dubai, AE

Art Moscow 2008, Galerie Volker Diehl, Moscow, RU

New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, curated by Johan Pijnappel, The Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ

GlobalEurAsia, curated by  Renate Goldmann, Art Cologne, Koelnmesse, Cologne, DE

India Time, curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, Paolo Curti /AnnaMaria Gambuzzi & Co, Milan, IT

Look Around, Artericambi, Verona, IT

Still Moving Image, Curated by Deeksha Nath, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, IN

Click! Contemporary Photography in India, curated by Sunil Gupta and Radhika Singh, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, IT

Tiger by the Tail! Contemporary Women of India Transforming Culture, curated by Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, Mabel Douglass Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ, US; Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US; Katzen Arts Center Museum, American University, Washington, US; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami, US

India: Public Places, Private Spaces - Contemporary Photography and Video Art, curated by Zette Emmons, Gayatri Sinha and Paul Sternberger, The Newark Museum, NJ, (US) and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis US

Wie du mir, Minoriten Kultur, Graz, AT

India Moderna, IVAM, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, ES

Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP

3rd Seville International Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Peter Weibel, Wonil Rhee and Marie-Ange Brayer, Seville, ES

India Crossing, Studio la Città, Verona, IT. In Collaboration with Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai, IN

What do you want?, curated by Kathy Rae Huffman, Corner House, Manchester Asian Art Triennial, UK

Where in the World, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi. Curated by faculty and students from the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU

I have a Dream – Kuandu Biennale 2008,  Solo exhibitions by 10 Asian artists, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, TW

Indian Highway, Curated by Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar Kvaran, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

The 7th Gwangju Biennale, directed by Okwui Enwezor, curated by Hyunjin Kim and Ranjit Hoskote, Gwangju, KR

Yokohama 2008: International Triennale of Contemporary Art, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum, Hu Fang, Akiko Miyake and Beatrix Ruf, Yokohama, JP


Tiger by the Tail! Contemporary Women of India Transforming Culture, curated by Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, US

India Arte Oggi, curated by Daniela Palazzoli, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, IT

Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, DE

Asia Europe Mediations, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, (DE); IF Museum Inner Spaces, Poland, (PL); Zendai MoMA, Shanghai, CN

What Wears Me, Matthieu Foss at C&L Gallery, Mumbai, IN

New Delhi/ New Wave, curated by Jerome Nuetres, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, IN

Border Jam, curated by Gerardo Mosquera, Montevideo, UY

New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, curated by Johan Pijnappel, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago US

Fashion Accidentally, Curated by Sean Hu, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, TW

The Armory, Gallery Bose Pacia, New York, (US) and Nature Morte, New Delhi, IN

Objects: Making Unmaking, curated by Vidya Shivadas, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, IN

AfterShock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution in Contemporary Art, curated by Yasmin Canvin, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and University of Hertfordshire Galleries, UK

Edge of Desire, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, IN 

Private/ Corporate IV, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, DE

Frame/Grid/Room/Cell, curated By Gayatri Sinha, Bodhi Art, Mumbai, IN

The Thermocline of Art- New Asian Waves, curated by Wonil Rhee, ZKM - Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, DE

Lyon Biennalecurated by Stephanie Moisdon and Hans Ulrich Obrist and Pooja Sood, Lyon, FR

Politics of Fear, Albion Gallery, London, UK

New Commissions, Museum of Contemporary Art – Val De Marne, France, FR


Estrecho Dudoso (Doubtful Strait) bold, curated by Virginia Pérez-Ratton and Tamara Díaz Bringas, TEOR/éTica, San Jose, US

Hyper Design Shanghai Biennale, curated by Huang Du, Shu-Min Lin, Wonil Rhee, Gianfranco Maraniello and Jonathan Watkins, Shanghai, CN

Avatars of the Object: Sculptural Projections, curated by Nancy Adajania, Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, IN

Hyper-links for Dead links, curated by Candy Factory @, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, JP

Moving Spirits, Francke Foundation and Werkleitz, Halle/Saale, DE

Photography, Video, Mixed Media III, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, DE

Zones of Contact, curated by Charles Merewether, Biennale of Sydney, AU

Subcontingente, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Francesco Manacorda, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, IT

Lille 3000 Lille, curated by Caroline Naphegyi, Lille, FR

9th Havana Biennial, Havana CU

Contemporary Commonwealth, Curated by Mike Stubbs and Alessio Cavallaro, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, AU

Solo Show - The Blackbox @ ARCO ‘06, curated by Karin Ohlenschläher, Christiane Paul and Jemima Rellie.Madrid, ES

Liverpool Biennial, curated by Man Ray and Gerardo Mosquera, Liverpool, UK

Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, US


Aar-Paar 3, Public art exchange project between India and Pakistan. Facilitated by Shilpa Gupta and Huma Mulji

Indian Summer, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris, FR

On Leaving and Arriving, Street Container, g39, Cardiff, UK

Festival HTMlles, Biennale Internationale De Cyberart, STUDIO XX, Montreal, CA

The Artist Lives and Works in…, House of World Culture, Berlin, DE

Edge of Desire,  curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, Asia Society and Queens Museum, New York, (US); Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, MX

Disobedience, curated by Zanny Begg and David McNeill, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, AU

Crossovers & Rewrites: Borders over Asia, Museum of Contemporary Art, World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, BZ. Facilitated by Shilpa Gupta and Mamta Murthy

3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka City, JP

Lak-ka-pid, Lak-ka-perd: The Bangkok Invisible Landscapes, curated by Miya Yoshida and Sopawan Boonnimitra, Cafe at House Rama Theatre, Bangkok, TH

Wayward Economy, curated by Manray Hsu and  Maren Richter, bold Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, TW

Art meets Media- Adventures in Perception, curated by Sumitomo Fumihiko and Yukiko Shikata, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, JP


Exploring Memory and Self, Jendela, The Esplanade, Singapore

Video Art Road in Delhi,  In collaboration with Johan Pijnappel, Crossing Currents exhibition. Facilitated by Shilpa Gupta

Crossing Currents: Video Art and Cultural Identity, Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries, New Delhi, IN. Curated by Johan Pijnappel

Viper Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, CH

Aar-Paar 3, Public art exchange project of between India and Pakistan. Facilitated by Shilpa Gupta and Huma Mulji

Asian Traffic, Asia-Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Sydney, AU

Another Passage to India, Curated by Pooja SoodMusée d'ethnographie, Genève, CH

I love my India, curated by Johan Pijnappel, Total Museum, Seoul, KP

Zoom! Art in Contemporary India, curated by Nancy Adajania and Luis Serpa, Culturgest, Lisbon, PG

Edge of Desire, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, AU

Dorf in die Metroplol – Rohkunstbau in Berlin, Kunstlerhauses Bethanien, Berlin, DE

Rohkunstbau XI, Curated by Mark Gisbourne, Groß Leuthen

Wonderful Travel Agency, curated by Young Chul Lee, Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR

International Symposium of Electronic Art 2004, The Elion Home, Tallinn, EE

Indian Video Art-History in Motion , curated by Johan Pijnappel, Fukuoka Asian Art Musuem, Fukuoka City, JP

Media City Seoul Biennale, curated by Johan Pijnappel, Liz Hughes, Hans D Christ and Yoon Jin-Sup, Seoul, KR

Transmediale The House of World Cultures, Berlin, DE (Received Interaction Award)

The 10 Commandments, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, DE


10th Biennial of Moving Images, Centre Pour l’ Image Contemoraine, Geneva, CH

Video Art Road Show 1 & 2, Carter Road, Mumbai, IN. Facilitated by Shilpa Gupta

Diverge, Curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani, NGMA, Mumbai, IN

Peace Taxi,  Curated by SAVAC, Public Mobile Installation in Taxi’s, Toronto, CA

Video Brasil, Sao Paulo, BZ

OK, Video Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta, ID

Learning from*,  NGBK, Berlin, DE, and Kunsthalle Exnerqasse WUK, Vienna, AT

Body.City, Curated by Geeta Kapur, The House of World Cultures, Berlin, DE


India Sabka, Y B Chavan Centre, Mumbai, IN

Aar-Paar 2 Public art exchange project of between India and Pakistan. Facilitated by Shilpa Gupta and Huma Mulji

Life in the time of Cholera,  curated by Pooja Sood, APJ New Media Gallery, New Delhi, IN

Cross Currents, curated by Anupa Mehta, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, IN

Moist, curated by Kim Machan, Multimedia Arts Asia Pacific, Beijing, CN 

Self, Curated by Johan Pijnappel, Institute of Modern art, Brisbane, AU

MangoSouth Asian Women’s Creative Collective, The Talwar Gallery, New York, US

New Indian Art : Home Street Shrine Bazaar Museum, curated by Gulam Mohammed Sheikh and Jyotinder Jain, Manchester City Gallery, Manchester, UK

Site + Sight, Curated by BingHui HuangFu, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore, SG

New Territories, curated by Nikki Mcclian, The Arches, Glasgow, IE

Wayside Deity, (Two person show) Art Inc Gallery, New Delhi, IN

Upstream, curated by Marjolijn Hessing and Helga Lasschuijt, Hoorn and Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam, NL


Vdor21/Break21, IV International Festival of Independent Young Artists, SI

Interactiva 01, curated by Raul Balanquet, Museum of Contemporary Art, Merida, MX

TrashExperimenta Media Arts: BlackBox, Victoria Arts Centre, Melbourne, AU

Century City : Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, curated by Geeta Kapur and Ashish Rajadhaksha, Tate Modern, London, UK


The Mumbai Metaphor, Curated by Anupa Mehta, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, IN 

Aar-Paar, Public art exchange project of between India and Pakistan. Facilitated by Shilpa Gupta and Huma Mulji

Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, IN

Kala Ghoda - A Meeting Place, Collaborative installation with Architect Abha Narain Lamba, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, IN

Embarkations, curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, Sakshi Gallery. Mumbai, IN


Art on the Pavement, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, IN

The Edge of the Century, curated by Amit Mukhapadhya, Arpana Gallery, New Delhi, IN

Legatee, The Fine Arts Company, Mumbai, IN

Young Artists, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, IN

Brief Experience (Part II),  Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, IN


Altered Altars (three person show), Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, IN


Jagruti- 50 Years of Independence Outdoor Installation, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, IN

Group Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, IN

Sans, Tache Gallery, Mumbai, IN

Gift / Flag / Stamp, for India A SAHMAT Exhibition, IN


Miniature Format Show, Sans Tache Gallery, Mumbai, IN



YFLO Titan Young Women Achievers Awards 2012-2013, New Delhi, IN


Bienal Award, Bienal De Cuenca, EC


Leonardo Global Crossings Award, Runner-up


International Artist of the Year, South Asian Visual Artists Collective – Canada

Sanskriti Prathisthan Award, New Delhi, IN

Transmediale 2004 Award, Berlin, DE

Solo catalogues


Shilpa Gupta

Published by Phaidon

ISBN: 978-1-83866-325-4

Alexandra Munroe, Nav Haq, Elvira Dyangani Ose


Shilpa Gupta: Drawing in the DarkPublished by: Hatze CantzISBN: 978-3-7757-4721-9Sunil Khilnani, Anushka Rajendran and Thomas Thiel

Shilpa Gupta: Sun at NightEdited by Chris Bayley,Hilary Floe,Shilpa GuptaPublished by: Riding House and BarbicanISBN: 978-1909932654Urvashi Butalia, Hilary Floe, Shilpa Gupta

2019Shilpa Gupta: For, in your tongue, I cannot fitPublished by: Yarat Contemporary Art SpaceISBN: 9789952827545Anuj Daga

2016My East is Your WestPublished by: Harper Collins and Gujral FoundationISBN: 9351361829Natasha Ginwala, Iftikhar Dadi, Lawrence Liang & others

2012Shilpa GuptaWill We Ever Be Able To Mark EnoughRenee Baert, Caroline Andrieux, Mirjam Westen

2010Shilpa GuptaPublished by: Prestel and Vadehra Art GalleryISBN: 978-3-7913-5017-2Nancy Adajania, Peter Weibel, Shanay Jhaveri & Quddus Mirza

2009BlindStars StarsBlindPublished by: KEHRERISBN: 978-3-86828-018-0Nancy Adajania, Shaheen Merali, Hans Ulrich Obirist & Julie Peyton- Jones

While I SleepPublished by: Le LaboratoireISBN: 9782953058710Particpants: Mahzarin Banaji, Noam Chomsky, Shilpa GuptaKaushik Bhowmik, Sandhini Poddar, Caroline Naphegyi

2007Shilpa Gupta 02|07Solo Show, Sakshi Gallery & Apeejay Media GalleryNancy Adajania

2006Shilpa Gupta 2006Solo Show, Bose PaciaShuddhabrata Sengupta, Axel Roch, Johan Pijnappel, Nancy Adajania

2004Shilpa GuptaSolo Show, APJ Media Gallery

2001Shilpa GuptaSolo Show, Art School of Aix en Provence

1998Shilpa GuptaGroup Show, Altered Altar ExhibitionRanjit Hoskote



Unesco-Aschberg residency at CYPRES, Aix en Provence, FR

Public collections


ART NOW, San Francisco 



BONNEFANTEN MUSEUM, Maastricht, Netherlands




















M+ MUSEUM, Hong Kong






MUSEUM VOORLINDEN, Wassenaar, Netherlands






TATE, London