Blurring the boundaries between the fine and applied arts.
Shilpa Gupta lives and works in Mumbai, India. Her work is situated in a wide range of artistic expression: video and performance, netart, installations and actions in public space diversifying in approaches and materials. Her work has been shown in solo exhibition in Toronto, Auckland, Sydney, Aix en Provence as well as in numerous group exhibitions in Germany, India, Canada, the Netherlands, the USA, Australia, Mexico, etc. Shilpa Gupta has created a number of on-line art works. For her, the net is a habitual part of a conceptual world as television was for an earlier generation. Gupta explores religion, globalisation and the complex cultural and political dynamics of the internet. Many of Gupta’s early works, from her untitled video pieces in the late 1990s to her websites such as, Sentiment Express, 2001 and xeno-bio-lab.com, 2003 demonstrate her commitment to interactivity, her interest in cultural and political divides and a comprehensive understanding of international cultural politics and commerce, and how these politics and economies are shaped.