Artist and researcher Garima Gupta’s field of interest and study stretches from ornithology, topographical alterations and nuances of behaviour patterns between man and wild, primarily in the Southeast Asian archipelago. Gupta’s ongoing studies of the wildlife hunters in the rainforests of New Guinea, wildlife bazaars in various Indonesian islands and taxidermy related trade in Thailand draws a layered image of concerns such as environmental catastrophe and large scale loss of wildlife. Her drawings and documentaries trace patterns of destruction from different historical periods, ruminating the connection between imperialist iconographies concerning wildlife and it's mirror images lurking in the psyche of modern day east.
Gupta presented an intermediate stage solo show, Minutes of the Meeting at Clark House Initiative in 2017 from her ongoing research in New Guinea. The show is currently travelling and will be at Dhaka Art Summit (Bangladesh), Para Site (Hong Kong) and Museum of Modern Art (Poland) in the year 2019. Her 5-year long research project from New Guinea and Southeast Asian archipelago will culminate into a show at Tarq , Mumbai in 2020.