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Shubha Taparia


Shubha Taparia (b.1975, Ahmedabad, India) is a multidisciplinary artist and curator, based in London since 2001. She is a postgraduate from Central Saint Martins, London, 2007.

Exploring the material force in her own compilations of ‘the everyday’ and the urban environment, representations of history, transition and power are brought to the forefront in all their irony and precariousness. Her practice spans photography, performance, film, mixed media, sound, installation and participatory art. With references to older texts and art forms, she tries to find a sense of universality, crossing cultures and localities, exploring the duality of loss and impermanence.

Taparia’s most recent exhibitions include: Gilded: States of Impermanence (solo), UNIT 7, London (2023-2024); Silent Rhythm: Shubha Taparia | Mohamed Monaiseer, UNIT 7, London (2022-23); Crescent (solo), UNIT 7, London (2021-2022), accompanied by a publication by UNIT 7 with the artist’s works of the past 5 years; Britannia–Pallas: The Twilight of the Idols, Contemporary Art Museum of Chania, Chania (2021); Spirit in the Inanimate (solo), Prahlad Bubbar, London (2019); Memories and Might, collateral project of Kochi–Muziris Biennale at Kashi Gallery, Kochi (2018); Silhouette of an Unknown Landscape (solo, site-specific installation), UNIT 7, London (2018); “Performance” (solo), Slate Projects, London (2018); Prossalendi’s Britannia, Ionian Academy, Corfu (2018); Point of Apoapsis (curated by Shubha Taparia), Prahlad Bubbar, London (2017); Landscape and Silence, collateral project of Kochi–Murziris Biennale at Kashi Gallery, Kochi (2016); Averard Hotel, Slate Projects, London (2016); See In Your Mind’s Eye (solo), Kashi Gallery, Kochi (2015).

In 2022 she was shortlisted for the Gladstone Park public art commission. She was a finalist of The Creekside Open 2013, selected by Paul Noble and hosted by APT Galleries, London (2013), as well as a finalist of the Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale, Venice (2013), and the Mostyn Open at Mostyn Galleries, Llandudno (2011). Her work Transitional Weaves 1 (Illumination series) (2022) was acquired by the Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Asian Art Museum) - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin at the Humboldt Forum, Berlin. Her works are also held in various private and institutional collections in the UK, Italy, Portugal, India, Canada and Greece.


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