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Latika Gupta

Visiting Faculty, Department of Visual Arts, Ashoka University

M.Phil, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Latika Gupta has an M.Phil. in Visual Studies from the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University and has received fellowships from the India Foundation for the Arts and the Nehru Trust for research on Trans-Himalayan art and rituals. She was a research fellow at SOAS, London (2017) on a Charles Wallace Trust India Fellowship. She has worked as a curator at the NGMA, Delhi, KHOJ International Artists’ Association besides curating exhibitions of South Asian and international contemporary art; she has taught at the V-A-C Foundation’s Moscow Curatorial Summer School, Curatorial Studies at the Dr. BDL Museum’s postgraduate diploma course and was co-mentor for the Curatorial Intensive South Asia Programme (Khoj and Goethe Institut) in 2019, 2021.

From 2016-2020, she was associate editor at Marg publications. She is a part of the editorial collective of the multiformat research and publication project ‘100 Histories of 100 Worlds in 1 Object’ and works as Director, Projects at the Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation in Delhi.

Her research interests focus on the material culture and art history of Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh, with a focus on Tibetan Buddhist monastic art and rituals, as well as museum studies, particularly the shifting registers of value and meaning-making of ritual and everyday objects. She curated the permanent exhibition for a trade-routes artifacts museum in Kargil, Ladakh.

Edited Book/ Magazines:

  • Museum Futures, (co-edited with Leonhard Emmerling, Luiza Proenca, Memory Biwa), Turia+Kant , 2021
  • Art and Ecology, (co-edited with Ravi Agarwal), Marg Magazine, Vol. 71, No.3, March 2020
  • The Draw of the Hills, (editor), Marg Magazine, Vol. 69, No. 4, June 2018
  • Art: Faked, Stolen, Censored, (co-edited with Naman P. Ahuja), Marg Magazine, Vol. 69, No.3, March 2018

Essays:

  • “Visible Cities”, Looking Out Looking In: Delhi, edited by Rahaab Allana, Aperture magazine, Summer 2021
  • “Documenting Spiti: In conversation with Patrick Sutherland”, Marg Magazine, Vol. 69, No. 4, June 2018
  • “Reclaiming National Space, Rejuvenating Local Place: The Cham at the Kye Monastery in Spiti”, Journal of Ritual Studies 30 (1) 2016, Edited by Geoffrey Samuel
  • Essays on eight contemporary Indian artists in ‘Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India’, Edited by Jodi Throckmorton, University of California Press Berkeley in association with San Jose Museum of Art, May 2015
  • “In conversation with Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam”, Marg Magazine, Vol.66, No. 3, March 2015
  • “Amrita Sher-Gil: Two Girls, 1939”, in Framing Women: Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Archive, Edited by Niharika Dinkar, Marg magazine, Volume 62, Number 4, June 2011
  • “Baiju Parthan: Prophecies in Pixels and Paint”, in Voices of Change: 20 Indian Artists , Edited by Gayatri Sinha, Marg, October 2010
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