Shivani Gupta


Shivani Gupta’s practice and primary artistic interest in photography is underscored by performances staged for the camera, as well as by the documentation of live art. These performances have revealed the possibilities of the camera as an agent of personal and cultural myth creation, where photography can be used to excavate the magic of places and their people to explore and present a reality that is not within the framework of the banal. Trained classically in the Indian dance form Mohiniattam, Gupta tends to privilege the visual over the performative, beginning from the interior (the body) and moving to the exterior through the camera. She is currently working from her studio in Goa, India