Manisha Gera Baswani (1967) was born in New Delhi. She received her master’s in fine arts from Jamia Millia Islamia University, 1991. She completed bachelors in French language from the Alliance Francaise simultaneously and was then sent on a French Govt. Scholarship to Paris to study art.
Her work has been shown in leading shows in India and abroad. She has been part of some recent group shows including ‘Sightings-Out of the Wild’, Curated by Roobina Karode for Kiran Nader Museum, ‘Hashiya’ by Anant Gallery, Contributors- Salima Hashmi, Dr BN Goswamy and Kavita Singh. Revisiting Beauty curated
by Tunty Chauhan At Threshold in 2016, Painted Almanac 2019 at Threshold, New Delhi. Her sculpture has recently been shown at the 2019 Karachi Biennale.
She has also been working on a photography project ‘Artist through the lens ‘for the last 16 years. The project focuses on photographing the Indian and Pakistani Artists in their studios and creative spaces. This on-going archive has been shown by the Devi Foundation in 2012 as their solo project and at the Kochi Biennale by the Kiran Nadar Museum and supported by Saﬀron Art Foundation in 2014. An extension of the ‘Artist through the lens’ is another project ‘Postcards from Home’. This project that brings together 47 artists, all photographed by Manisha in their creative spaces, from both Pakistan and India. ‘Postcards from Home’ has recently been shown at the Lahore Biennale in March 2018 and was shown at the recent Kochi Biennale 2018 by Kiran Nadar Museum as an invited collateral and at the 2019 India Art fair as a special project…
Manisha has given a TEd X talk on her art practice in 2018.
She has held solo shows of her works across the country like Hope is the thing with feathers, Gallery Espace, New Delhi in 2013; Pallette Art Gallery, New Delhi in 2007; Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai in 2005.