Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta Selected as Lead Curator for FotoFest 2018 Biennial

Sunil Gupta, Lead Curator, FOTOFEST 2018 BIENNIAL.
Courtesy of Charan Singh.
  
The FotoFest 2018 Biennial takes place March 10 – April 22, 2018, in Houston, Texas, and will focus on contemporary photography and new media art from INDIA, a nation of over 1.3 billion people, and the world’s largest democracy. The Biennial draws over 275,000 visitors during the course of its six-week run. It attracts visitors and participants from over 35 countries, and is one of the world’s longest-running, largest, and most respected international contemporary photographic art events.

India and its society are at the forefront of a changing world. The Indian subcontinent has been a center of culture for millennia, and is widely known for its relics and antiquities. Its history over the last seven decades, since independence from Great Britain, reflects India’s complicated society and emergence as a world economic and cultural power. As one of the five BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), it is acknowledged as an advanced, growing economy - currently the seventh largest in the world.

The FotoFest 2018 Biennial will focus on this emerging powerhouse, and the artists that live and work there, as well as the Indian diaspora. Lead Curator Sunil Gupta is organizing the INDIA: Contemporary Photography and New Media Art exhibition program. Gupta, a Delhi-born artist and curator, splits his time between India and the U.K., and has curated over 30 exhibitions in four countries.


For more information please visit: www.home.fotofest.org

Sunil Gupta's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

 

No comments: