Curator, Art Historian
Anshuman Das Gupta, born in Kolkata, India; PhD in Curatorial Knowledge from Goldsmiths, London University, Visual Cultures Department, 2017, did his graduation in Art History from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, and Post Graduation in Art History from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S University of Baroda in 1990 and 1992. He did a film appreciation course at FTII, Pune and he was a research fellow at the MSU, Baroda.
He Joined Santiniketan In 1997 (Visva Bharati University), as a lecturer in art History. His recent curatorial ventures include the Ramkinkar Baij Centenary exhibition (2006), Santiniketan, and the Khoj International artists’ workshop exhibition (2006), where he was the curator-critic and the Co – Curator of ‘Santhal Family :Positions around an Indian sculpture’, Bauhaus Imaginista exhibition ( 2019-20) where he was the chief official curator from India. As a writer Anshuman has contributed many essays to journals like Lalit Kala Contemporary ( published by the premier art organization in India); in 1996 ( no. 41) ; in 2000 (n0. 47) and in 2006 ( No. 51).; The Marg volumes ( one in 2001, one in 2012); and Nandan- published by the Department of Art History, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University (between 1997 and 2006) and more recently in the book titled Santhal Family: Positions around an Indian Sculpture , and in Bauhaus Imaginista web journal and the book/ catalogue published on the occasion in 2019 .