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Artist, Curator, Writer

Sunil Gupta

  • CountryIndia
  • Born1953


Sunil Gupta is an Indian photographer, artist, educator, curator, activist, and scholar. In his work he focuses on race, migration and queer issues, critiquing attitudes toward same-sex relationships in India and raises awareness not only of homophobia but also of issues around the life of HIV-positive people.

Gupta is a founding member of Autograph ABP and set up the Organisation for Visual Arts (OVA), to promote a greater understanding of culturally diverse practices in the visual arts, as an Iniva franchise. In 2006, the OVA archive was donated to The Stuart Hall Library. He has contributed to Iniva’s Research Networks both in 2013 and 2017.

His works have been shown extensively. Solo exhibitions include: Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto (2018), Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2018), SepiaEye, New York (2017), Whitney Humanities Centre, Yale (2015), Alliance Francaise Gallery, New Delhi (2012), Grosvenor Vadehra, London (2010), Sepia Gallery, New York (2009) amongst others.

He obtained a Diploma in Photography from the West Surrey College of Art & Design in 1981, an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 1983, and enrolled at the University of Westminster in 2018 for his PhD.

He is also the Lead Curator for the Houston Fotofest, India (2018).

Gupta lives in London.

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