She was awarded the Padmaa Shri for her contribution to Art, by Government of India in ’09.
She taught in the Humanities and Social Sciences department of Iit New Delhi from 1967 to 1973. She has held fellowships at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi. Geeta Kapur is the elder child of Mr. M N Kapur, renowned Principal of Modern School, Bara Khamba Road, New Delhi for 27 yrs from 1947 to 1974. Awarded Padaam Shri, for his contribution to field of education. Geeta Kapur excelled in all fields of Art while studying at Modern School Bara Khamba Road, New Delhi, from 1947 to 1959.
Kapur has an M. A. In Arts from New York University and an other M. A. In Arts from the Royal university of Art, London.
Geeta Kapur is a noted Indian art critic, art historian and curator based in New Delhi. She was one of the pioneers of art critical writing in India, and who as Indian Express noted, has dominated the field of Indian contemporary art theory for 3 decades now. Her spouse is installation artist Vivan Sundaraam, in ’11, Hong Kong-based Asia Art Archive digitized their archive and held an exhibition titled, an other Life at the Jawaharlaal Nehru University, New Delhi in Feb ’11 .