Dipali Gupta

Dipali Gupta,  The Little Death  (2018), Digital video, 16:9 aspect ratio, colour.

Dipali Gupta, The Little Death (2018), Digital video, 16:9 aspect ratio, colour.

Dipali Gupta’s (b. 1977, India) current practice deliberates on the perception of female sexual pleasure and its place in an individualistic and controlled society. The notion of female sexual pleasure is a product of historical and religious habituations, their socio-political constructs and its psychosomatic effects - the workings of bio-political mechanisms that have far-reaching vectors in today’s societies. Through the assemblage of sex toys (vibrators), domestic objects and also her body, she attempts to subvert politically influenced myths of reproduction, denaturalise societal constructs of domestication and revive female desires that challenge the male-female binary.

Her creative process involves various mediums and materials that allow her to explore this nexus of the pleasure objects and female sexuality in its constant state of becoming, regeneration and experimentation. Currently, she focuses on video works based on the concept of the moving image, which allows her to explore the materiality of the vibrators through sounds and movements.

Dipali graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore in 2018 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Selected exhibitions include MeshMinds 1.0 (2018) at the ArtScience Museum, Singapore and ASEAN Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at the High Commission of India, Singapore.