Anita Dube is an art historian and critic turned artist. She works with a conceptual language that valorizes the sculptural fragment as a bearer of personal and social memory, history, mythology, and phenomenological experience. Employing a variety of material drawn from the realms of the industrial (foam, plastic, wire), craft (thread, beads, velvet), the body (dentures, bone), and the readymade (ceramic eyes), Dube investigates a very human concern with both personal and societal loss and regeneration. Marked by her early engagement with the Indian Radical Painters and Sculptors Association, a self-styled political grouping of artists in the late 80s. She has since attempted to work with both ‘erotics’ and ‘politics’ that investigates the resistance of individuals and women, against the over-arching idea of ‘power’. She has exhibited internationally at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki), the Yokohama Triennale, the VII Havana Biennale, the Stephen Lawrence Gallery (London), Nature Morte (New Delhi) and Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai).
Anita Dube lives and works in New Delhi.