Latika Gupta completed 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 rituals and material culture. She was a research fellow at SOAS, London (2017) on a Charles Wallace Trust India Fellowship. She has worked as a curator at the National Gallery of Modern Art, 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. Bhau Daji Lad Museum’s postgraduate diploma course and was co-mentor for the Curatorial Intensive South Asia Programme (Khoj and Goethe Institut) in 2019, 2021, 2023. She currently works as Director, Projects at the Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation.
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 an associate editor of South Asian Studies journal.
Her research is on the material culture and art history of Western Tibet, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh, with a focus on 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 in 2015.