Chitra Ganesh is a Brooklyn based artist currently living and working in New Delhi. Her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations seek to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art. 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 voorModerneKunst (Netherlands), ZKM (Germany), Royal College of Art (London), Prince of Wales Museum (Mumbai), and KunsthalleExnergrasse (Norway). Ganesh has had solo exhibitions at Gallery Espace (New Delhi), Gallery Wendi Norris (San Francisco), Tilton Gallery (New York), Nature Morte Berlin, Chatterjee&Lal (Mumbai), & Thomas Erben Gallery (New York).
Ganesh is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in the Creative Arts. In September of 2014 Ganesh will be the first Kirloskar Visiting Scholar at the Rhode Island School of Design.