Installation process, September 2020, photo by Elena Hoh.

Surabhi Ghosh is an artist and educator based in Tiohtiá:ke / Montreal, Quebec. She uses textiles, patterning, and site-responsive installations to materialize contradictory narratives which begin and end in her own experiences, while analyzing the tensile relationship between materials, objects, and their contested cultural meanings. Her current work investigates the transmission of cultural identity and nationalist ideology to diasporic people, specifically South Asian immigrants and their descendants in North America.

Recently, her work has been exhibited at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Heaven Gallery in Chicago, FOFA Gallery in Montreal, SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME, Gund Gallery in Gambier, OH, Hawthorn Contemporary in Milwaukee, and Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI. Her most recent solo exhibition was hosted by the Maison des arts de Laval in 2023, titled Le poids de nos mythes [The weight of our myths]. She also curated and directed a web-based special project for the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, titled Intranarration, viewable online from 2023 to 2027.

Ghosh received her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BFA in Fabric Design from the University of Georgia. She previously taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Oregon. Now an Associate Professor in the Fibres & Material Practices program at Concordia University, she is also serving as Chair of the Department of Studio Arts from 2023 to 2026.

Curriculum Vitae 2023: See PDF

Read an interview with the artist from 2018

Read an interview with the artist from 2020

Watch an exhibition overview and interview from 2023, produced by the Maison des arts de Laval (YouTube, 5 minutes)

Purchase a copy of the full-colour catalogue for What’s mine is yours, a 2022 mini-retrospective exhibition at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

Visit the MAC’s project launch page and/or visit Intranarration directly. Best viewed on a computer / tablet. Available online in English and French from 2023 to 2027.