Artist

Sheela Gowda

Born in Bhadravati, Karnataka, 1957 and lives in Bangalore, India

Sheela Gowda’s current practice incorporates sculpture, installation, and photography. The subject of Gowda’s photographic series Loss (2008), acquired for the Guggenheim collection, is the region of Kashmir, which is bordered by India, Pakistan, China, and Afghanistan. This area has become fraught with the violence and uncertainty that has accompanied the region’s boundary dispute. With an application of watercolor to the final entry in the six-photo series, Gowda returns to her roots as a painter while retaining the political character found in her previous process-oriented works. Gowda has had numerous solo exhibitions, including at Iniva, London (2011); and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2013). She has participated in such group shows as at Documenta 12 (2007); Making Worlds, Venice Biennale (2009); Provisions, Sharjah Biennial (2009); Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011); and Garden of Learning, Busan Biennial (2012). She is a finalist for the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize.

Exhibitions
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Project Gallery: Sheela Gowda
Sheela Gowda is presenting a new sculptural installation commissioned by Pérez Art Museum Miami for...
01 Dec 2015 - 21 Aug 2016
Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
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Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs
“Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs” is a major traveling and transforming exhibition presented...
06 Sep 2016 - 04 Dec 2016
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
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Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs
Para Site present the traveling and transforming exhibition “Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs” that...
18 Mar 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
Para Site
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Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War
The exhibition is devoted to the global dimension of cultural politics in the Cold War and to the changing...
03 Nov 2017 - 08 Jan 2018
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
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A Beast, a God, and a Line
“A Beast, a God, and a Line” curated by Cosmin Costinas features over 50 artists from South...
16 Mar 2018 - 20 May 2018
Para Site
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Sheela Gowda: Remains
Sheela Gowda (Bhadravati, Karnataka, India, 1957; lives and works in Bangalore) is having her first solo...
04 Apr 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
Pirelli HangarBicocca
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