Autograph is working with The Photographers' Gallery and Ryerson Image Center on a major new exhibition project of Sunil Gupta's work.
Debuting in London in 2020, From Here to Eternity will travel to Toronto, Canada in 2021.
Subversive, whimsical, personal, and political, Gupta’s projects have done much to raise awareness concerning the taboos of homosexual life throughout the modern world.
Born in New Delhi, India, residing for several years in Montreal, Canada, and educated at the Royal College of Art in London, England, Gupta has been using photography as a critical practice since the 1970s, focusing on family, race, migration, and the political realities concerning the fight for international gay rights.
This exhibition project is in development at Autograph. From Here to Eternity will open at The Photographers' Gallery (London) in autumn 2020, and Ryerson Image Center (Toronto) in autumn 2021. We will update this page with our research and progress. Join our mailing list to receive news about Autograph's work.
Sunil Gupta (b. 1953, New Delhi, India/Canada/UK) was educated at the Royal College of Art, London, England, and received a PhD from the University of Westminster, England.
Gupta’s work uses independent photography as a critical practice, focusing on race, migration, and queer issues.
His recent show (with Charan Singh), Dissent and Desire was presented at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India (2018) and his project Christopher Street 1976, published in 2018 (Stanley Barker) was presented at Hales Gallery in New York (2019).
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Banner image: Sunil Gupta, Bikram, Delhi, India. From the series Mr Malhotra's Party, 2007.
Page images, from top left: 1) Sunil Gupta, Gay, Coronet Cinema, Notting Hill Gate, London, UK. From the series Reflections on the Black Experience, 1986. 2) Sunil Gupta, Artist, UK. From the series Reflections on the Black Experience, 1986. 3) Sunil Gupta. Photograph by Mark Sealy, March 2019. 4) Sunil Gupta , Untitled #2 [detail], The New Pre-Raphaelites, 2008. Commissioned by Autograph. 5) Sunil Gupta, Gay [detail], Coronet Cinema, Notting Hill Gate, London, UK. From the series Reflections on the Black Experience, 1986. 6) Ryerson Image Centre, 2018 © Riley Snelling, Ryerson Image Centre. 7) Sunil Gupta, Pupil [detail], 1986. From Reflections on the Black Experience. 8) Sunil Gupta, Babe / Fist, 1999. From the series From Here to Eternity.