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Chitra Ganesh graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in with a BA in Comparative Literature and Art-Semiotics, and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2002. For over a decade, Ganesh’s work has been widely exhibited both locally and internationally, including at the Queens Museum, Museum of San Diego LA Jolla, Berkeley Art Museum, Bronx Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Baltimore Museum. International venues include Fondazione Sandretto (Turin), the Saatchi Museum (London), MOCA Shanghai, Kunsthalle Exnergrasse (Vienna), and Kunstverein Gottingen (Germany) with solo presentations at PS 1/MOMA, the Andy Warhol Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Gothenburg Kunsthalle (Sweden). Ganesh’s work is widely recognized in South Asia, and has been shown at The Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (New Delhi), Princes of Wales Museum (Mumbai), Devi Art Foundation (New Delhi), Travancore Palace (New Delhi) and the Dhaka Art Summit at Shilpakala Academy (Bangladesh). She has been named Robina Foundation Fellow for Arts and Human rights at Yale University Law School (2015-16), US Art in Embassies Program resident in NIROX, South Africa (2015), Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist (2015); Kirloskar Visiting Scholar at RISD (2014), and Artist-in-Residence at New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program (2013-14). She has also has held residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Headlands Center for the Arts, Smack Mellon Studios, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Ganesh has received numerous grants including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts (2012), and awards from the Art Matters Foundation (2010), Joan Mitchell Foundation (2010), New York Foundation for the Arts (2009), and New York Community Trust (2006), among others. Her works are held in prominent public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum, the Whitney Museum, and Museum of Modern Art. Ganesh has most recently been awarded a Hodder Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.

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