Atelier Calder, Saché, France
September 2010 – January 2011
Hema Upadhyay (Indian, b. 1972) works in various media: painting, drawing, photography and installations of collected objects. Her process constitutes a sort of accounting of individual and collective experience, portraying migration and forced displacement. Upadhyay’s work frequently refers to domestic space, in which she evokes the contradictions and signs of dislocation of bodies and souls, as provoked by displacement.
During her residence at the Atelier Calder, Hema Upadhyay will undertake research for new projects that will be visually distinct from the work she has made up until the present. These works will be larger-scale installations that call upon the viewer; some will be inspired by the natural environment of Touraine, and others by those of the artist’s home.
Read Selina Ting’s interview with Hema Upadhyay in initiArt Magazine here.