Bharti Kher was born in London in 1969. She studied at the Middlesex Polytechnic, London, 1987–1988 and received a BA Honours in Fine Art, Painting at the Foundation Course in Art & Design at Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle, 1988–1991. She lives and works in New Delhi, India. Kher’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions and was included in scores of group exhibitions at museums and galleries worldwide.Read More
Bharti Kher’s oeuvre, which spans more than two decades and includes paintings, sculptures and ready-made objects, installations, displays an unwavering relationship with surrealism, narrative and the nature of things–inspired by a wide range of sources from Oppenheim to Bourgeois, Bacon and Blake, Kher’s work moves through time using reference as a counterpoint and contradiction as a visual tool. Her chimeras, mythical monsters and allegorical tales combine references that are topical and traditional, political and post-colonial at the same time.
Text courtesy Perrotin.
Ocula Magazine 's editors select their picks from Asia Now's online Viewing Rooms, presented on Ocula until 7 November.
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The fifth Dhaka Art Summit plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South.
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Hauser & Wirth Somerset is pleased to welcome Bharti Kher as artist-in-residence from September–December 2017. Kher has exhibited at numerous museums and institutions internationally, including the Fr