Geeta Kapur

Geeta Kapur

Geeta Kapur is a Delhi-based art critic and curator. Her essays on alternative modernisms, contemporary art practice and curatorial interventions in India and the global South are widely anthologized. Her books include Contemporary Indian Artists (1978); When Was Modernism: Essays on Contemporary Cultural Practice in India (2000); and Critic’s Compass: navigating practice (2021). A founder-editor of Journal of Arts & Ideas, she was on the advisory council of Third Text, an editorial advisor and Trustee of Marg and is now on the advisory board of Art Margin. She is a Trustee of the Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation. Her curatorial projects include survey exhibitions at the Lalit Kala Akademi and the National Gallery of Modern Art (Delhi and Mumbai). She co-curated the Festival of India exhibition, Contemporary Indian Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London (1982);  curated Dispossession, Indian artists at the First Johannesburg Biennale (1995); co-curated Bombay/Mumbai for the multi-part exhibition, Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern, London (2001);  curated subTerrain for the body.city project, House of World Cultures, Berlin (2003); co-curated DiVerge: Crossing Generations, Chemould 40, Mumbai (2003); and curated Aesthetic Bind, five exhibitions, Chemould 50, Mumbai ( 2013–14).