Geeta Kapur

Geeta Kapur (born in New Delhi in 1943) is a critic, cultural theoretician, and exhibition curator, based in Delhi. Her essays deal with forms of alternative modernism, postcolonial paradigms and issues of representation in India and in the southern hemisphere. Her writings include Contemporary Indian Artists (1978), When Was Modernism: Essays on Contemporary Cultural Practice in India (2000) and Critic’s Compass: Navigating Practice (forthcoming). She curated the exhibitions ‘Festival of India, Contemporary Indian Art’, Royal Academy of Arts, London (1982), ‘Dispossession’ with Indian artists  at the first Johannesburg Biennial (1995), ‘Bombay/Mumbai’ as part of ‘Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis’, Tate Modern, London (2001), and ‘subTerrain: artworks in the cityfold’, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2003). She has contributed to numerous magazines and cultural platforms. She was awarded the Padmashri prize in 2009.