21 May–12 September 2021
M HKA presents the first mid-career survey exhibition of artworks by Shilpa Gupta, bringing together many of her key works for the first time. As one of the established artists of the Mumbai contemporary art scene to have emerged since the 1990s, this exhibition offers an overview of the practice Gupta has been developing for more than twenty years.
It will consider the evolution of her work over this period, foregrounding the speculative nature of her practice, as well as the depth of her critical engagement with psychology, behaviour, politics and language.
In 2014, works by Gupta were also included in Don’t You Know Who I Am? – Art After Identity Politics, an important research exhibition in the recent history of M HKA in defining a new reading of contemporary art that considers questions of human diversity in relation to new aesthetic and philosophical dimensions.
Together with the new acquisition of her major installation Threat (2008-09) for the museum’s collection, this survey exhibition seeks to consolidate Gupta as a key reference for M HKA.