Based in New Delhi, India, since 1993, Bharti Kher was born in 1969 in London to parents who had migrated from India to the United Kingdom as adults. She studied painting, graduating in 1991 from Newcastle Polytechnic. In 1992 she traveled to India, deciding to live there permanently. Kher's practice is radically heterogeneous, encompassing painting, sculpture and installation. Overarching themes within her work include the notion of the self as a multiple and culture's openness to misinterpretation. She exploits the drama inherent in objects, tapping into mythologies and the numerous diverse associations a thing can bring. Kher's work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions and was included in scores of group exhibitions at museums and galleries throughout India, Europe and the United States.

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Exhibitions

2013
Anomalies
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR
2013
Bind the Dream State to your Waking Life
Nature Morte, New Delhi, IN
2012
Bharti Kher
Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK
2012
The Hot Winds that Blow from the West
Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA
2012
Reveal the Secrets that You Seek
Savannah College for Art and Design, Savannah, USA
2012
Bharti Kher
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Hong Kong, HK
2011
Leave Your Smell
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, FR
2010
inevitable undeniable necessary
Hauser & Wirth London, London, UK
2010
Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture: Bharti Kher
Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture Southwood Garden, St.James's Church, London, UK
2010
disturbia, utopia, house beautiful
Gallery SKE, Bangalore, IN
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