Shilpa Gupta lives and works in Mumbai, India where she has studied sculpture at the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts from 1992 to 1997.
She had solo shows at Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Arnolfini in Bristol, OK in Linz, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem and Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi. She presented a solo project at ‘My East is Your West’, a two-person joint India-Pakistan exhibition, by the Gujral Foundation in Venice in 2015.
Gupta’s work has been shown in leading international institutions and museums such as Tate Modern, Louisiana Museum, Centre Pompidou, Museum of Modern Art, Serpentine Gallery, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Mori Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Kiran Nadar Museum and Devi Art Foundation amongst other.
Shilpa Gupta has participated in Berlin Biennale (2014), Younger Than Jesus Triennial (2009) at New Museum, New York, Sharjah Biennial 2013 curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Lyon Biennale 2009 curated by Hou Hanrou, Gwangju Biennale 2008 directed by Okwui Enwezor and curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Yokohama Triennale 2008 curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Liverpool Biennial 2006 curated by Gerardo Mosquera. She has shown in biennales at Auckland, Seoul, Havana, Sydney, Kochi, Yogyakarta, Melbourne, Echigo-Tsumari, Shanghai and so forth. In 2017, she participated in Gothenburg Biennial curated by Nav Haq which was titled after her light work ‘WheredoIendandyoubegin’.
She designed the book ‘dates.sites: Project Cinema City Bombay/Mumbai’, edited by Madhusree Dutta, in 2012. Gupta has co-curated ‘Crossovers & Rewrites: Borders over Asia’ at World Social Forum, Porto Alegre in 2005 and ‘Aar Paar’, a public art exchange project between India and Pakistan from 2002-2006.
In 2018, she installed ‘We change each other’, an outdoor light work in her neighbourhood on Carter Road and had solo shows at YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku and Voorlinden Museum and Gardens, Wassenaar.