Anita Dube began her career as an art historian and critic. Her photographs, sculptures and installations are imbued with concepts as diverse as memory, social history and mythology. Her approach to art leads her to go beyond normative barriers and to question the boundaries of territory. Working with found objects, Dube embodies the idiosyncratic nature of recycling in Indian culture. "In India, we keep everything, we keep everything to reuse it. The logic of capitalism is to always have more, the excess then creates waste," says the artist.


Born in Lucknow in 1958, Anita Dube graduated in History in 1979 from the University of Delhi and specialized in art criticism at MSU University of Fine Arts, Baroda in 1982. Since 1992, she has had solo exhibitions including: Bose Pacia, New York in 2008; Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2007; Galerie Almine Rech, Paris in 2007 and Nature Morte, New Delhi in 2005.


She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including: Santhal Family (positions around one Indian sculpture), Antwerp, 2008; Urban Manners, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 2007; New Delhi - New Wave, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, 2007; India-Public Places/Private Spa- ces, the Newark Museum, 2007; Horn Please' Kunstmuseum, Bern, 2007; New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Chicago Cultural Centre, 2007; Bombay Maximum City, Lille 3000, 2006; and India of the Senses at Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2006.