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.

Exhibitions

2018 Jaipur Sculpture Park Nahargarh Fort, IN
2018 Sketchbooks and Diaries Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, US
2018 Points de départ, points qui lient DHC/ART, Montreal, CA
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
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Galleries

Hauser & Wirth