Sheela Gowda
Indian, born 1957
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Selected exhibitions
2016
New Tate Modern Switch House: Extension and Installation,
Tate Modern
2015
After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India, 1947/1997,
Queens Museum
2014
No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative,
Guggenheim Museum

Bangalore-based Sheela Gowda creates sculptures and installations from cow dung, metal barrels, found wood, incense, and human hair—all materials that are charged with the culture and politics of her native India. Gowda’s work often addresses the fraught experience of oppressed minorities like women, migrant workers, …

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