Born in Mumbai, India in 1976. Lives and works in Mumbai.
Shilpa Gupta graduated from the Sir J.J. School of Fine Arts in Mumbai in 1997. Her media ranges across manipulated found objects, photography, video, interactive computer-based installation and performance. The removal of individual identity and the obscuring of violence inherent in the notion of borders and boundaries figure heavily in her work, which is informed by events she observes in her native India. She examines the influences of politics and culture on the construction of identity, and questions perception through her work. Gupta has participated in the 8th Berlin Biennale, Sharjah Biennale 2013, Younger Than Jesus Triennale at New Museum in New York (2009); Lyon Biennale (2009); Gwangju Biennale (2008); Yokohama Triennale (2008); Liverpool Biennale (2006) and biennials at Auckland, Seoul, Havana, Sydney, Echigo-Tsumari and Shanghai. Gupta's work has been presented in leading international institutions and museums such as, amongst others, the Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Mori Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, Louisiana Museum and Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon.