Shilpa Gupta (b.1976) lives and works in Mumbai, India where she studied at the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts.
Gupta creates artwork using interactive video, websites, photographs, objects, gallery environments and public performances to probe and examine subversively such themes as consumer culture, desire, notions of security, militarism and human rights abuse.
In 2008 she had her first monograph show in Germany at Gallery Bodhi Berlin and Gallery Volker Diehl. She has been invited to participate in Gwangju Biennale, directed by Okwui Enwezor and curated by Ranjit Hoskote; and the Yokohama Triennale, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Since 2006, she has had solo shows at Saskhi Gallery, Mumbai, APJ New Media Gallery, New Delhi and Bose Pacia Gallery, New York. Her work has been shown at the 'Lyon Biennale 07', ‘Zones of Contact – Biennale of Sydney’ curated by Charles Merewether; ‘Liverpool Biennale’ curated by Gerardo Mosquera; ‘Hyper Design – 6th Shanghai Biennale’ curated by Wonil Rhee; ‘Media City Seoul Biennale’ curated by Johan Pijnappel. She has also shown in Asian Art Triennales in Manchester and Fukuoka and the 9th Havana Biennale.
Her internet works include Blessed-Bandwidth.net commissioned by the Tate, London in 2004 and Sentiment- Expess.com which was shown at 'Century Cities' curated by Geeta Kapur at the Tate Modern, 2001.
Her work has been shown at the Artspace in Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and Delhi, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Torino, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary in Berlin, ACME in Melbourne, NTT-ICC in Tokyo, Queens Museum in New York, Tamayo Museum in Mexico City and Chicago Cultural Center. In 2007 she was commissioned new work for the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Val De Marne in France.
She has received the Transmediale 2004 Award, Berlin and Sanskriti Prathisthan Award, New Delhi.
She has initiated the Aar Paar - a public art exchange project between India and Pakistan and the Video Art Road Show, screenings of video art on streets in Mumbai and Delhi. In 2005, she is co-facilitated Crossovers & Rewrites: Borders over Asia for the ‘World Social Forum’ in Porto Alegre, Brazil and in 2008 initiated ‘Making Art Public’ in which prints by artists, graphic novelists and photographers were distributed in Timeout Mumbai