In Conversation: Mithu Sen

Friday, May 9th 6:30-9pm

@ Asian American Writers Workshop
112 W 27th St #600, New York, NY 10001

Please join Plus 91 Foundation and the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective for an artist talk with Mithu Sen followed by a Q&A with the artist.

Mithu Sen is an internationally recognized multi-media artist who uses unconventional materials in her drawings, sculpture and site and time specific installations. Her manipulation of found materials combined with her morbidly playful work generates unusual and provocative associations around the subjects of gender, domesticity, sexuality, and kitsch.

Sen’s first solo US museum exhibition, Mithu Sen: Border Unseen is on display at the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum (April 25-Aug 21, 2014) curated by Karin Zitzewitz.

Born in 1971 in West Bengal, Mithu Sen obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in painting from Kala Bhavan at Santiniketan, and later, completed a postgraduate program at the Glasgow School of Art in the United Kingdom on the prestigious Charles Wallace India Trust Award for 2000-2001. 

Sen has had several solo shows including the Devoid at Gallery Nathalie Obadia, Paris (2012), In Transit at Espace Louis Vuitton, Taipei (2011), BLACK CANDY (iforgotmypenisathome), Chemould, Bombay (2010), I Dig, I Look Down, Albion Gallery, London (2008),  Half Full, Bose Pacia, New York (2007), It’s Good to be Queen, Bose Pacia Artist Space, New York, and Drawing room, Nature Morte (2006). She has also had several exhibitions at prestigious international museums, biennales, galleries, and art festivals, such as Tate Modern (UK), Mediations Biennale (Poland), Incheon Korean Women’s Biennale (Korea), Daimler Chrysler Collection (Germany), Goethe Institute, (Brazil), Gallery Continua (France). Sen is the recipient of the The Å KODA Prize for Indian Contemporary Art in 2010 for her show BLACK CANDY (iforgotmypenisathome).  Her website is an experimental project (freemithu) where she invites people to send a letter of love in an exchange of an original work of her.

Mithu Sen lives and works in New Delhi.

Space for this event is limited. Please RSVP at this link.


It is the mission of +91 Foundation to support the ongoing discourse between the South Asian avant-garde, the global art world and the general public. +91 Foundation provides platforms highlighting contemporary art practice from South Asia and its diasporic communities to the public domain. Through multiple interrelated programs, +91 Foundation strives to document, archive and critically analyze the contemporary art practice of South Asia. We facilitate innovative, experimental work and mediate creative risks taken by South Asian artists and the global art world.

Image: Mithu Sen, I Chew, I Bite, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Galleria