Born 1957 in India, Sheela Gowda, a trained painter, works with a variety of media and material, which are often presented as installations. Not only at the level of imagery but also while testing her own conceptions and pre-conceptions, work by work, Sheela is enquiring into cultural, societal materials and what they could be saying beyond their everyday presence and function. Selected exhibitions include Africus, Johannesburg, 1995; Documenta 12, 2007; Sharjah Biennale 2008 and 53rd Venice Biennale 2009. Solo exhibitions include, Vanabbe Museum, Eindhoven, INiVA, London; OCA, Oslo. Sheela Gowda lives and works in Bangalore.