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.