Sutapa Biswas

b. 1962, India

Indian artist, 1962-

Born in Santiniketan, India and growing up in Britain, Sutapa Biswas is a conceptual artist working with drawing, photography, performance, film, and installation. Her work explores both the challenging legacies of colonialism and the postcolonial renegotiation of the unrecognised dialogues between European and Indian art and culture. A major figure in Black Arts Movement of the 1980s, Biswas was selected for the exhibition, The Thin Black Line, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London in 1985 curated by Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid. Biswas’s work has been regularly exhibited internationally and in Britain most recently in the Tate Liverpool and a double retrospective at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge in 2022-23. Her works are part of the Cartwright Hall Collection of British Asian Art, Tate Britain, London and the University of Leeds Gallery. 



Medium and Memory

HackelBury Fine Art
7 Sep-21 Nov 2023


Sutapa Biswas: Lumen
The New Art Gallery Walsall
23 Jul-30 Oct 2022