I’m an interdisciplinary artist from Mumbai with roots in Goa, India. My work is informed by a decade-long career as a photojournalist which informs my investigation into the role of documentary photographs in truth-telling and their relevance as a reliable document of our times. I am concerned with questions about representations of violence, power, conflict, and empathy in photography and visual culture. This investigation into the responsibility of images informs my sculptural practice explored through the use of found materials and objects from our everyday lives to question socio-political hierarchies through a lens of feminist intersectionality. Playing with ideas of legibility and obscurity, my work leads the viewer to question their role as a participant, bystander or witness in acts of violence and oppression. Exploring the physical and metaphorical meanings of sight and vision, I see the viewer as actively engaging in decoding my work to find their ideological place in the world. I study the semiotics, icons, emblems and motifs in images and objects to reconstruct and challenge preconceived ideas and meanings. My practice spreads across alternative photographic processes, digital manipulation, printmaking and UV printing  including sculpture, video, text and installation.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 05181046324143141713 (a game), Co-Curator, 25E Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2019 4 Inches Off the Wall, 25E Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2018 Tisseurs d’images Photography Festival, Angers, France
2017 Unsung, Group Exhibition, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, India
2017 Anthropocenic Mindscapes, Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2017 Behind the Portrait, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2016 Chennai Photo Biennale, Chennai, India,
2015 Pondy Photo Festival, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India
2015 MinD (Made in Dubai) Art Festival, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2015 Inside Sajja, Fundraising Exhibition

Organizer and Co-curator, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2009 Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2009 Art for Gaza, Fundraiser for Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC), Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

SELECTED GRANTS, NOMINATIONS, WORKSHOPS, PANELS

2019 Nominee, Prix Pictet Award, France
2019 Grantee, H. Jayadeva Grant for Photography, India
2019 Nominee, Umrao Singh Sher-gil Grant for Photography, India
2018 Selected Participant, National Geographic Out of Eden Walk Slow Journalism Workshop with Paul Salopek, India
2018 Panelist, Gender and Pay Gaps in Creative Industries, WeWork, India
2016 Grantee, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), USA, 2016
2016  Selected Participant, Chennai Photo Biennale Workshop, India,
2013 Finalist, Invisible Photographer Asia Street Photography Asia Award