Shubigi Rao is an artist and writer known for her complex and layered installations. Her works has been showed in exhibitions across the world, including at the 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale.
The appointment is in keeping with the Biennale’s tradition of having an artist as the curator. The decision to appoint Shubigi was made by a committee comprising artists, scholars, and collectors, including Amrita Jhaveri, Gayatri Sinha, Jitish Kallat, Sunita Choraria, and Tasneem Mehta, as well as Kochi Biennale Foundation trustees Alex Kuruvila, Bose Krishnamachari and V Sunil.
Rao’s notable exhibitions include The Wood for the Trees (2018), Written in the Margins (2017) The Retrospectacle of S. Raoul (2013), and Useful Fictions (2013). Group shows include About Books at AlbumArte, Rome (2018), the Signature Art Prize finalist exhibition at National Museum Singapore (2018), Ghost on the Wire 2 (2016), Dear Painter (2015), and many others. She was also included in the 10th Taipei Biennial (2016), and the 2nd Singapore Biennale (2008), as well as the fourth Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2018). She’s also the author of many books, including two volumes of Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book (2016 & 2018).