Surekha (b.1965), a visual artist, has been exploring artistic forms through installations, video and photography for the last two decades. Her works investigate how visuality can engage with ecology and socio-political aesthetics, negotiating public and private spaces.
Surekha studied painting at the Ken School of Art, Bangalore, and is a post-graduate in visual arts from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan.
Her work has been shown in Indian and international galleries and museums, like Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin; San Jose Museum of Art and Ulrich Museum of Art, USA; Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland; The Guimet Museum, Paris; EAWAG, Zurich; Devi Art Foundation and Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi; Chemould Prescott Road and Lakeeren art gallery, Mumbai; Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Copenhagen; Herbert J. Museum of Art, Cornell University, USA; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; Fundacio la Caixa, Barcelona; Bucharest Biennale, Pleasure Dome, Toronto; Loveland Museum Gallery, USA; New Media Festival, Dhaka, Alhamra Art Centre, Lahore; Minneapolis Institute of Art and Newark Museum, USA; IVAM, Spain; Videonale-Malmo Museum, Stockholm; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Jerusalem Show- The Al Ma’mal Foundation, Asia Triennial, Manchester; Royal Academy of Arts, London; FLUSS, Austria; Kunstmuseum, Bern; École des Beaux-Arts, Paris; DakshinaChitra and Boros Museum, Sweden; Ethnographic Museum of Geneva; Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Lappeenranta Museum, Finland; and Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane.
Surekha has been to international art residencies and also taught in art universities. She has presented talks at Malmo Art Academy, Tate Modern, etc. She has been involved in visual art collectives like BAR1, Khoj, VAG Forum, and was a founder-curator of Rangoli Metro Art Center, Bangalore.