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Artist Talk: Chitra Ganesh

March 7, 2022
6 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Chitra Ganesh: Dreaming in Multiverse, artist Chitra Ganesh discusses her multidisciplinary practice of experimental storytelling, intertwining the past, future, and our turbulent present to create speculative worlds that are tethered to culture and history yet unbound by the limitations of contemporary reality.

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by MFA in Visual Art and MFA in Illustration and Visual Culture 

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About the artist

Chitra Ganesh (b. 1975 Brooklyn, New York) earned a BA in art semiotics and comparative literature from Brown University in 1996. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2001 and earned her MFA in visual arts from Columbia University in 2002. Her work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, including solo presentations at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York; The Kitchen, New York; Rubin Museum of Art, New York; MoMA PS 1, New York; Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum; and Gothenburg Konsthall, Sweden. She has also been represented in numerous group exhibitions, including at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California; Hayward Gallery, London; Queens Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Baltimore Museum of Art; MoCA Shanghai; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; and Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany. Her work is widely recognized in South Asia and has been shown in New Delhi (Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Devi Art Foundation,Travancore Palace), Mumbai (Prince of Wales Museum), and Bangladesh (Dhaka Art Summit at Shilpakala Academy).

Ganesh is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including an Anonymous Was A Woman award; Robina Foundation Fellowship, Schell Center for Human Rights, Yale University; Hodder Fellowship, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in the Creative Arts; Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters and Sculptors; and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts; Printed Matter; Art Matters; and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. She is associate professor of art at Hunter College, New York. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Image credit

Chitra Ganesh (American, b. 1975), Cat Meditation and Mirrored Fields, 2021. LightJet print on archival paper, 21 x 31". Image courtesy of the artist; Hales, London and New York; and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco. Copyright Chitra Ganesh.

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