A Conversation with Suchitra Mattai

Cerebral Women Podcast, January 11, 2023



Ep. 135 features Suchitra Mattai (b.1973 Georgetown, Guyana), a multi-disciplinary artist of Indo-Caribbean descent. Her work explores how collective and individual memory and the space of myth and folklore allow us to unravel and re-imagine colonial histories and narratives. Using both her own family’s history and her research of colonial indentured labor during the 19th century, Mattai seeks to expand our sense of “history.” Suchitra received an MFA in painting and drawing and an MA in South Asian art from the University of Pennsylvania. Recent and upcoming projects include a commission for the Sharjah Biennial 14, solo exhibitions at the ICA San Francisco and Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago) and group exhibitions at the MCA Chicago, Crystal Bridges Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Sarasota Museum of Art and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Her works are represented in collections which include Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, and the Tampa Museum of Art. Suchitra is represented by Kavi Gupta Gallery.



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