Born in 1956, Bangalore, India, Pushpamala N. has been called “the most entertaining artist-iconoclast of contemporary Indian art”. In her sharp and witty work as a photo- and video-performance artist, sculptor, writer, and curator, she seeks to subvert the dominant cultural discourse. Her work is exhibited widely in India and internationally in important museums, biennales and festivals. She is the recipient of many honours, such as the National Award for Sculpture (1984), Gold Medal in the VI Triennale, India (1986), Charles Wallace India Fellowship (1992-93), Fire and Life Australia-India project (1996-97), IFA Arts Collaboration Grant (2000), French Embassy residency in Paris, France (2005), residency at Bellagio Study Centre, Italy (2006) and Centre Pompidou residency in Paris, France (2009). She lives and works in Bangalore.