Anita Dube

Born in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, in 1958, Anita Dube did her B.A. (honors) History at University of Delhi, 1975-79, and then completed M.A. in Art Criticism from the faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda (1979-82). She was involved in the activities of the Indian Radical Painters and Sculptors Association until 1989. Among her prominent solo exhibitions are ‘Inside Out’, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai (2007); ‘Phantoms of Liberty’, Gallerie Almine Rech, Paris (2007); ‘Illegal’, Nature Morte, New Delhi and Bose Pacia, New York (2005); ‘The Sleep of Reason’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Nature Morte, New Delhi (2003); ‘Via Negative’, Nature Morte, New Delhi (2009) ‘You Tell Me What You Know down Here, Girl’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (1999). She has been a founding member and participant in the Khoj International Art Workshop. Her oeuvre brings together experiences of mortality, desire, pain and pleasure. Over the years she has developed an aesthetic language that privileges sculptural fragment as a cultural bearer of personal and social memories, history, mythologies, etc. ;