Chitra Ganesh received her BA from Brown University in 1996 and her MFA from Columbia University in 2002. She participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2001.

Her solo exhibitions include Chitra Ganesh: Time’s Eye, Sackler Galleries, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (2014); Her Nuclear Waters…., Socrates Sculpture Park Billboard Series, New York (2013); Flickering Myths, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco (2012); The Ghost Effect in Real Time, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York (2012); She, the Question, Goteborgs Konsthall, Goteborg, Sweden (2012); Word of God(ess): Chitra Ganesh, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2011); On Site 2: The Silhouette Returns, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY (2009); and Her Secret Missions, Momenta Art, Brooklyn (2003).

Her group exhibitions include On Paper: Alternate Realities, Baltimore Museum of Art (2014); Initial Public Offering: Recent Acquisitions, San Jose Museum of Art (2014); Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2013); Female Power. Matrilineal / Spirituality / Utopia, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, the Netherlands; At a Loss for Words, Art Musings Gallery, Mumbai, India (2012); You Don’t Know Where Her Mouth Has Been & Lift 21, The Kitchen, New York (2012); India Is Now . . . , Kunstverein, Gottingen, Germany (2011); Museum as Hub: Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet!, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2011); Samtidigt: Contemporary Art from India, Helsinki Art Museum Tennis Palace (2011); Divine Horsemen: Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh, Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2010); Malleable Memory, Aicon Gallery, New York (2010); Bunny Redux, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2010); No more bad girls? UNpossessing Femininity, Stemberger, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, and Stiftelsen Bryggen, Bergen, Norway (2010); Transitional Aesthetics, Beijing 798 Biennale, Longmarch Space, Beijing (2009); Democracy in America, Creative Time, Armory, New York (2008); Contemporary Indian Art between Continuity and Transformation, Spazio Oberdan, Milan (2007); One Way or Another, Asia Society, New York (2006); Time’s Arrow, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn (2005); 739 Feet Running Wall, Gwangju Contemporary Art Museum, Gwangju, South Korea (2005); East of the Sun West of the Moon, White Columns, New York (2004); Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum (2004); and Charlie, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY (2002).