SHILPA GUPTA’s (India b. 1976) works in various media including video. Gupta’s artwork featured in LANDSEASKY; One Hundred Hand Drawn Maps of India draws us into the complexities of the construction and delineation of space articulated in man-made borders. The video sequence features numerous representations of the Indian map, as drawn from memory by 100 Indian adults. The variety of forms produced throw into question how political borders are created, imagined, and learnt. A highly subjective interpretation of the territory of a nation sees states skipped or incorporated with the attitude of each author. The work is made in times where the identity of the nation state has been emphasized and the relationship between an individual and the imagined state is ambivalent.
Gupta work has been shown at Gallerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, Galleria Continua, Beijing, San Gimignano, Lalit Kala Akademie hosted Vadehra Gallery, New Delhi. She exhibited with MAAP in 2000 and 2002, participated in the Younger Than Jesus Triennale at New Museum, New York; Lyon Biennale ‘09; Gwangju Biennale ‘08; Yokohama Triennale ‘08; Liverpool Biennale ‘06 and biennales at Auckland, Seoul, Havana, Sydney and Shanghai