Bharati Kapadia's oeuvre is the result of a constant search to arrive at an idiom capable of containing the sap of her experiences which constitute the backbone of her existential and emotional strength. Through her art, she primarily seeks to invoke the emotional depths of the viewers, which would allow them to receive and respond to the play of multiple resonances in her work. The two catalogue essays, 2000 and 2008, included as separate attachments throw light on the nuances of meaning gleaned through the reading of her work.

Kapadia has exhibited widely, her STAGING THE SETS series was shown in 2008 in Mumbai, Vienna and Munich. She was invited by Transcultural Exchange, Boston to participate in their 2002 and 2004 international art initiatives, THE COASTER PROJECT and THE TILE PROJECT, and was awarded the Apex Art residency, New York, in 2001. She has initiated and created art related projects and presented slide lectures at art institutions and museums in India and abroad. Her work is in several collections in India, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, UK and USA.