Chitra Ganesh, b. 1975, Brooklyn, NY
Chitra Ganesh is a Brooklyn-based artist who works—often collaboratively—in many disciplines, including drawing, painting, film, and text. She holds her BA in Comparative Literature and Art Semiotics from Brown University and an MFA from Columbia University. She is also an alumnus of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and a 2012 recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in the Creative Arts.
She has completed an Artist-in-Residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Concil, New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute, Headlands Center for the Arts, Smack Mellon Studios, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has also been spending much of her time in India, where she has been extensively studying Indian comics and visual culture.
Ganesh’s work has been exhibited at venues such as the Brooklyn Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, the Asia Society, Bronx Museum of Art, Jack Tulton Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, White Columns, Momenta Art, and Apex Art in New York. International venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai), Devi Art Foundation (New Delhi), EVAM (Spain), Gallery Espace (New Delhi), Nature Morte (Berlin), Museum voor Moderne Kunst (Netherlands), ZKM (Germany), Lakereen Gallery (Mumbai), and the Prince of Wales Museum (Mumbai). She has displayed recent solo projects at the Gothenburg Kunsthalle, MoMA PS1, and The Andy Warhol Museum, and has shown her latest film at the Center for Asian American Media’s CAAM Fest.
Her work is represented in prominent international collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Burger Collection (Zurich), Devi Art Foundation (New Delhi), and the Saatchi Collection (London). She is represented by Wendi Norris Gallery in San Francisco. Architects of the Future is Ganesh’s first project at Durham Press.
Architects of the Future | 2014
Artsy Editorial | 2014