Visiting Artist's Talk — Sunil Gupta

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk (VAT), we welcome Sunil Gupta.

Sunil Gupta was born in New Dehli and is a Canadian citizen. Since the 1970s his critical practice has used photography to explore issues of race, migration and queer culture.

He was Lead Curator for the Houston Fotofest 2018 and his many books include Queer: Sunil Gupta (Prestel/Vadehra Art Gallery, 2011), Wish You Were Here: Memories of a Gay Life (Yoda Press, New Delhi, 2008), and Pictures From Here (Chris Boot Ltd., New York, 2003).

His work has featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Paris, Bombay, Delhi…’at the Pompidou Centre (Paris, 2011) and Masculinities at
Barbican (London, 2020). A retrospective of his work has opens this autumn at The Photographers’ Gallery in London (2020) and tours to Ryerson Image Center in Toronto, 2021.

His work is held in numerous public and private collections and is represented by Hales Gallery (New York and London), Stephen Bulger Gallery (Toronto) and Vadehra Art Gallery (New Delhi).

The Visiting Artists' Talks (VAT) series for 2020/21 welcomes eighteen guests across two semesters to join us live via Teams every Monday afternoon during teaching weeks.

Each session brings an arts professional to talk with us (as a community) about what they do and why, and to chat with the student body honestly about their career journey and interests.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

To request a link for this talk, please email Nick Thurston by 1pm on 30 November.


Untitled, from the series Christopher Street (1976). © Sunil Gupta. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2020.