Shilpa Gupta creates artworks that examine the place of subjectivity and human perception in relation to themes of desire, conflict, security, technology and censorship. Her work is multi-faceted, utilising sculpture and text, also displaying a mastery of audio and visual technologies. Considering technology as an extension of body and mind, Gupta possesses a sharp political consciousness towards the role, psychology and aesthetics of different media forms, particularly towards their complicity in the effects of fear. Though her works could be interpreted as being based on the social or political situation in particular cultural contexts, Gupta keeps their specificity decidedly open, allowing their themes to be interpreted differently wherever they are shown.

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Shilpa gupta   flapboard

Shilpa Gupta, UNTITLED, 2008, photo: Shilpa Gupta


Shilpa gupta   singing cloud

Shilpa Gupta, Singing Cloud, 2008 – 2009 Microphones with 48 multi-channel audio 152.4 × 457.2 × 61 cm, audio 9 min 30 sec Courtesy of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark Acquired with the funding from The Augustinus Foundation Photo: Jamie Woodley

Shilpa gupta   someone else library

Shilpa Gupta, SOMEONE ELSE, 2012-2013 (detail), photo: Jamie Woodley

Shilpa gupta   someone else m hka

Shilpa Gupta, SOMEONE ELSE, 2011 (detail), photo: Shilpa Gupta