In Conversation with Mithu Sen
9 May 2014
6:00PM - 8:00PM
|Where||Asian American Writers Workshop
112 West 27th St #600
New York, NY 10001
Please join Plus 91 Foundation and the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective for an artist talk with Mithu Sen followed by a Q&A with the artist.
Mithu Sen is an internationally recognized multi-media artist who uses unconventional materials in her drawings, sculpture and site and time specific installations. Her manipulation of found materials combined with her morbidly playful work generates unusual and provocative associations around the subjects of gender, domesticity, sexuality, and kitsch.
Sen’s first solo US museum exhibition, Mithu Sen: Border Unseen is on display at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (April 25-Aug 21, 2014) curated by Karin Zitzewitz.
Born in 1971 in West Bengal, Mithu Sen obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in painting from Kala Bhavan at Santiniketan, and later, completed a postgraduate program at the Glasgow School of Art in the United Kingdom on the prestigious Charles Wallace India Trust Award for 2000-2001. Sen has had several solo shows including the Devoid at Gallery Nathalie Obadia, Paris (2012), In Transit at Espace Louis Vuitton, Taipei (2011), BLACK CANDY (iforgotmypenisathome), Chemould, Bombay (2010), I Dig, I Look Down, Albion Gallery, London (2008), Half Full, Bose Pacia, New York (2007), It’s Good to be Queen, Bose Pacia Artist Space, New York, and Drawing room, Nature Morte (2006). She has also had several exhibitions at prestigious international museums, biennales, galleries, and art festivals, such as Tate Modern (UK), Mediations Biennale (Poland), Incheon Korean Women’s Biennale (Korea), Daimler Chrysler Collection (Germany), Goethe Institute, (Brazil), Gallery Continua (France). Sen is the recipient of the The ŠKODA Prize for Indian Contemporary Art in 2010 for her show BLACK CANDY (iforgotmypenisathome). Her website is an experimental project (freemithu) where she invites people to send a letter of love in an exchange of an original work of her. Mithu Sen lives and works in New Delhi.
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