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Kapur Geeta

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Geeta Kapur

Geeta Kapur is a Delhi-based critic and curator. Her essays are extensively anthologized; her books include Contemporary Indian Artists (1978); K.G Subramanyan (monograph, 1985); When Was Modernism: Essays on Contemporary Cultural Practice in India (2000); Critic’s Compass: Navigating Practice (forthcoming). She was a founder-editor, Journal of Arts & Ideas; member, advisory council, Third Text. She is advisory editor (and trustee) of Marg, and ARTMargins. Her curatorial projects include survey exhibitions of modern and contemporary Indian art at Lalit Kala Akademi, National Gallery of Modern Art (Delhi and Mumbai), Royal Academy of Arts (London). Thematic exhibitions include: ‘Dispossession’, Johannesburg Biennale (1995); ‘Bombay/Mumbai’, Century City, Tate Modern (co-curation, 2001); ‘subTerrain’, House of World Cultures, Berlin (2003); ‘Aesthetic Bind’, Chemould, Mumbai (2013-14). She was Jury member for the Biennales of Venice (2005), Dakar (2006), Sharjah (2007). She was advisory member Asian Art Council, Guggenheim Museum, New York; and is now advisory board member of Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; Tate Research Centre: Asia, London. She lectures internationally and has held Visiting Fellowships at the Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla; Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Delhi; Clare Hall, University of Cambridge; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2009.