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Anita Dube

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Anita Dube

Anita Dube is an Indian contemporary artist and sculptor known for her thought-provoking and unconventional works that explore themes of identity, memory, and socio-political issues. Born in 1958 in Lucknow, India, Dube received her education at the M.S. University of Baroda and later at the Royal College of Art in London. Her artistic practice encompasses a wide range of media, including sculpture, installation, photography, and video art. Dube's works often incorporate found objects, organic materials, and everyday items, which she transforms into powerful visual metaphors. Her installations frequently engage with the viewer's sensory experiences, creating immersive environments that challenge traditional notions of art and its presentation. Dube's early works, such as Silence (Blood Wedding) (1997) and River Disease (1999), addressed issues of violence, gender, and the human body. In later years, her practice has expanded to explore broader themes of memory, history, and the human condition. Notable works include Ah (a sigh) (2008), an installation of velvet-covered sculptures resembling human bones, and Chance Pieces (2005), a series of photographs documenting the artist's interactions with strangers in public spaces. Dube has exhibited extensively in India and internationally, with solo shows at prestigious institutions such as the Frith Street Gallery in London and the Bose Pacia Gallery in New York. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the 51st Venice Biennale (2005) and the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008). Dube's contributions to contemporary art have been recognized with several awards, including the Sanskriti Award (1993) and the Sotheby's Prize for Contemporary Art (1998). Her works are held in major public and private collections worldwide, cementing her position as one of India's most influential and innovative contemporary artists.

Anita Dube, Indian contemporary artist, sculptor, installation art, found objects, memory, socio-political issues

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