Sreshta Rit Premnath (b. 1979, Bangalore, India; lives in Brooklyn, NY) is an artist and the founding editor of Shifter, an issue-based journal focused on contemporary art, creative writing, and critical theory. His work has been the focus of solo exhibitions at Spaces,
Cleveland (2007); Wave Hill, New York (2011); Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis
(2012); Nomas Foundation, Rome (2017); and the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
(2019), among others. He has participated in group exhibitions including The Matter
Within: New Contemporary Art of India , Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
(2011); The Hollow Center, Smack Mellon, New York (2013); Common Space, The Kitchen,
New York (2014); After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India , 1947/1997,
The Queens Museum, New York; So-Called Utopias , Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago
(both 2015); Cartography of Ghosts , The Drawing Center, New York (2016); The Socrates
Annual ; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2017); L’Intrus Redux, Westf lischer Kunstverein,
Münster (2019), and The Protest and the Recuperation , Wallach Gallery, Columbia
University, New York (2021), among others. He holds a BFA from The Cleveland Institute
of Art (2003) and an MFA from Bard College (2006). Premnath is Assistant Professor of
Fine Art at the Parsons School of Design in New York.
Sreshta Rit Premnath: Grave/Grove
For his solo exhibition at the CAC, Premnath explores how shared spaces of growth and care, such as community gardens or nurseries, can be embedded within dehumanizing spaces of control or discipline.