Bhasha Chakrabarti is interested in exploring how artwork, even when grounded in local materials and symbols, can speak to issues beyond the local by situating her practice within global conversations around race, gender, and power. By crossing many genres, she explores art-making as a mode of discourse and her work generates dialogues between subaltern tropes and feminine forms of labor from the global South and the agendas of resistance movements of marginalized communities in the global North.
Bhasha Chakrabarti (b. 1991, Honolulu) graduated with an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art in 2022. The artist has exhibited in solo and group shows at Jeffery Deitch (New York & Los Angeles), Dhaka Art Summit (Bangladesh), Hales (New York), Experimenter (Kolkata), M+B (Los Angeles), and Hood Museum at Dartmouth (New Hampshire). Chakrabarti is the recipient of the 2023 South Asia Artist Prize (SAAI) awarded by University of California, Berkeley. She was a semi-finalist in the Smithsonian’s 2022 Outwin-Boochever Portrait Competition and was awarded a Beinecke Research Fellowship in 2021 and the Fountainhead Residency in 2020. Bhasha Chakrabarti currently lives and works in New Haven, CT.