A curtain raiser to "Drawing from the present" an immersive drawing based installation conceived and executed in residence at Lakeeren Gallery by Chitra Ganesh.
Chitra Ganesh is a Brooklyn based artist currently living and working in Delhi. Her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations suggest and excavate buried narratives typically absent from official canons of history, literature, and art. She is widely recognized for her experimental use of the comic and narrative drawing forms to communicate submerged histories and alternative articulations of femininity to a broader public. Ganesh graduated from Brown University with a BA in Comparative Literature and Art-Semiotics, and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2002.Ganesh's work has been widely exhibited, at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai), Devi Art Foundation (New Delhi), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum voor Moderne Kunst (Netherlands), ZKM (Germany), Royal College of Art (London), The Prince of Wales Museum (Mumbai) and Kunsthalle Exnergrasse (Norway). She has had solo museum exhibitions at The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh) and Goteborgs Konsthalle (Sweden). Her work is represented in prominent international collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, Saatchi Collection (London), Burger Collection (Zurich) and Devi Art Foundation (India) amongst others. Ganesh is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a 2012 John Simon Guggenheim memorial foundation Fellowship in the Creative Arts. Upcoming solo exhibitions include a site-specific commission at the Brooklyn Museum opening in December 2014.Read more