We are excited to announce that Anjali Gupta, who many of you know as the Director of Sala Diaz and residency program Casa Chuck, will be the Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM’s 2018 – 2019 Featured Curator!
Anjali Gupta is a critic, curator, editor and video producer based in San Antonio. Gupta became Director/Curator of Sala Diaz in January 2015, and continues to run the organization’s residency program Casa Chuck (2011- ). Prior to this, she was Executive Director (2008-2010) and Editor-in-Chief (2003-2010) of Art Lies, a contemporary art quarterly published in Houston. Her writing has appeared in numerous print periodicals such as Art Asia Pacific, Art Papers, artUS, Punk Planet and tema celeste, in online publications Glasstire, …might be good and uber.com, as well as in catalogues including Blanton Museum of Art: American Art Since 1900 (2007), Beers, Steers & Queers: The Texas Biennial (2007), Chuck Ramirez: Minimally Baroque (2011), America’s Finest: Recent Works by Vincent Valdez (David Shelton Gallery, 2013) and Sara Frantz: In Search of the Vernacular (Women & Their Work, 2015). Book editing projects include the AMA award-winning monograph Thomas Glassford: CADÁVER EXQUISITO (UNAM, 2007), Silvia Gruner: Un Chant d’Amour (Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, 2008), Colin de Land/American Fine Arts Co. (co-edited with Dennis Balk, powerHouse Books, 2008), Unpacking the Collection (Museum of Contemporary Craft, 2008), Chuck Ramirez: Minimally Baroque and Manuel Espinosa (Colección Espinosa, 2013).
Gupta’s video credits include producing and/or editing projects for Edgar Arceneaux, Candice Breitz, Kendell Geers, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Christian Jankowski, Jorge Macchi, Susan Philipsz, Paul Pfeiffer, Shahzia Sikander, Yutaka Sone, Andre Stitt, Survival Research Labs and Jeremy Deller’s Turner Prize-winning Memory Bucket (2004). She has curated many exhibitions and interdisciplinary events in her own art spaces (The Wong Spot 1 & 2, Ellis Bean, 811 Lounge, The Honey Factory and the Wiggle Room) as well as in other venues including Jason Singleton (test site, Austin, TX, 2004), Roy Stanfield: Armacell (The Lab, NYC, 2004), Critics Select (The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (Long Branch, NJ, 2005), Michele Monseau: Gone Again (Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX, 2007) and Ballad of the Non-specific Object (David Shelton Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 2011).
In 2004 & 2005, she was Assistant Director of Contemporary Art Month San Antonio, an annual, month-long, citywide celebration of contemporary art. Additionally, she has worked as a Lecturer in the Graduate Studio Art Department at the University of Texas at Austin, was a panelist and final round juror for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Creative Capital Arts Writers Program (2008/2010) and served on the planning committee for the 2011 Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers Convening. She has also served on multiple panels at College Art Association, public art panels in Houston and San Antonio and nominee committees for Artpace San Antonio, Art in General, Blue Star Contemporary’s Berlin Residency and the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts.