Chitra Ganesh was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she currently lives and works. She graduated from Brown University in 1996 with a BA in Comparative Literature and Art Semiotics. In 2001 Ganesh attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2002. Her work as been has been widely exhibited locally and internationally including: the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum of Art, The Asia Society, Bronx Museum of Art, White Columns, Momenta Art, and Apex Art, PS1/MOMA (NY), and internationally at the ZKM (Germany), MOCA Shanghai, Saatchi Museum (London), Kunsthalle Exnergrasse (Vienna), Fondazione Sandretto re Rebaudengo (Turin), Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (Spain), Spazio Oberdan (Milan), Gwangju Contemporary Arts Centre, & in 2011 at the Prince of Wales Museum (Mumbai). Ganesh is the recipient of numerous grants and residencies, including awards in 2009 from New York Foundation for the Arts and Printed Matter, and in 2010 from the Art Matters Foundation, Lower East Side Printshop Special Editions Residency, and the Joan Mitchell Award for Painters & Sculptors. Her work is represented in collections of Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Devi Art Foundation, Deutsche Bank, the Saatchi Collection, and Burger Collections. For the past several years, her work across media seeks to excavate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art.


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