Artist Mithu Sen speaks about her solo exhibition ‘mOTHERTONGUE’

Watch our artist interview with Mithu Sen, discussing her major solo exhibition ‘mOTHERTONGUE’ showing at ACCA until 18 June 2023.

‘mOTHERTONGUE’ surveys the past two decades of Mithu Sen’s compelling art practice, including a series of major new installations. As a constellation of image and word associations which move between visible surfaces and interior states, ‘mOTHERTONGUE’ charts the ways in which language is channelled into forms as diverse as drawing, sculpture, media and performance to create complex artworks which elude definitional categories, institutional power structures and imposed identities related to race, gender, ethnicity and location.

Read more about the exhibition here.


One of India’s most renowned contemporary artists, Mithu Sen was born in 1971 in West Bengal, and lives and works in New Delhi. Sen has exhibited and performed in major international forums including Sharjah Biennale 15, UAE (2023); sonsbeek 20-24, Arnhem, the Netherlands (2021); APT9-9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2018); Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg (2018); Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai (2018); Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi (2017); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2016); Unlimited: Art Basel (2016); Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan, USA (2014); Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014); Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (2014); Dhaka Art Summit (2014); Tate Modern Project Space, London (2013); Zacheta Museum, Warsaw (2011); and National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (2008), among other forums and institutions. She was awarded the Skoda Prize in 2010 and the Prudential Eye Award for Contemporary Asian Art – Drawing in 2015.

Curator: Max Delany

Video produced by Gatherer Media