Deepak Ananth


He is an art historian and critic bases in Paris. He has written on a range of modern and contemporary Western and non-Western artists: Matisse, Bonnard, Vuillard, 19th century Orientalist painting, Anish Kapoor, Sarkis, contemporary French artists. He recently curated “Indian Summer”, an exhibition of young contemporary Indian artists for the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, the first show of its kind in France. He has co-curated exhibitions contemporary French art in India, Surrealism in Rio de Janeiro and was curator of an exhibition of the drawings of Roland Barthes in Tokyo and Kyoto. He is currently preparing an exhibition of contemporary Indian artists for the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. He was one of the selectors of the Artes Mundi prize this year. He has just finished writing a monographic essay on the Indo-Hungarian painter, Amrita Sher-Gil which will appear in a book accompanying an exhibition at the Haus der Kunst in Munich organized by Chris Dercon.