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Sumakshi Singh

Sumakshi Singh


Singh received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and a BFA from Maharaja Sayajiro University, Baroda, India. She is an artist, curator, writer and educator who has taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and lectured at Oxford University and Columbia University among other institutions. She has mentored residencies for The Victoria and Albert Museum, TheWhyNotPlace 2010 and 2011 and curated for the Devi Art Foundation.

Her interactive installations, paintings, drawings, embroideries and sculptures have been presented in solo and curated, group gallery and museum exhibitions in Australia, India, U.K., China, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Serbia and Switzerland. Exhibition venues include The Gallery of Modern art: Queensland, Saatchi Gallery: London, Kochi Biennale: Kochi, Museum of Contemporary Art: Lyon, MAXXI Museum: Rome, The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art: Pittsburgh, Aicon Contemporary: New York, Museum of Contemporary Art: Chicago, Illinois State Museum: Chicago, Kunsthaus Langenthal: Switzerland and ArtHouse: Texas.

She is the recipient of several awards, including the Asia Arts Future Game Changer award by the Asia Society in 2022 ( to honor artists for their significant contributions to contemporary art),  the YFLO award (from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) for achievement in the arts in 2019, a Zegna Grant in 2009, an Illinois Arts Council Award in 2007 (in recognition of outstanding work and commitment within the arts) and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award in 2005 (to support and encourage excellence, artistry, focus, direction, maturity, and originality in the visual arts).

Her shows have been reviewed in Younger Than Jesusthe New Museum Catalogue, Art in America, the Village Voice, ArtLovers, Austin Chronicle, Chicago tribune, Reader, Chicago Arts Critics Association, Charleston City Paper, New Haven Register, Platform magazine, Art Etc., Take on Art and Andpersand among other journals and papers. Artist residencies include Mac Dowell Colony- USA, Skowhegan – USA, Djerassi Foundation -USA, Fondazione Pistolleto – Italy, Camargo Foundation – France, CAMAC – France and Sculpture Space – USA. She was a finalist for the Rolex Mentor Protege Award 2014 & the Rijksakademie in 2006.