Anjum Singh’s works highlight her interest in systems of order, movement, and exchange, from her early works of urban metropolises to her later works that focus on internal structures. Over the course of her career, Singh’s works transitioned from the reflection of the changing urban human condition to the changing of her own condition. Her early works explore themes of how environment shapes and is shaped by its inhabitants. After her cancer diagnosis, Singh’s works shifted to looking internally. Her large scale painting and smaller drawings examine tumor-like structures and blood cell formations, which give her works an autobiographical feel.
Anjum Singh was born in 1967 in New Delhi, India. She passed away in 2020 in New, Delhi, India. As the only child of two artists, Singh was surrounded by art from an early age. In 1989 she earned a BFA at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, before receiving an MFA from College of Art, New Delhi in 1991. Later she continued her education at The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC from 1992 to 1994, and was awarded the Charles Wallace Fellowship to work at Gasworks, London in 2002-2003. Her works have been shown in the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, India; at The San Jose Museum of Art, California; Khoj International Artists Workshop, Modinagar, India (2001); and the 7th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt (1998). Her works are in the collection of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India.