Gauri Gill is a Delhi based photographer. She has exhibited within India and internationally, including the Venice Biennale; MoMA PS1, New York; Documenta 14, Athens and Kassel; Kochi Biennale; Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Wiener Library, London; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and National Gallery of Art, Warsaw. Her work is in the collections of prominent institutions worldwide, and in 2011 she was awarded the Grange Prize, Canada’s foremost award for photography. Various ongoing projects highlight her sustained belief in collaboration and ‘active listening’, and in using photography as a memory practice. Gill’s work addresses the caste, Indian identity markers of class and community as determinants of mobility and social behavior; in it, there is empathy, surprise, and a human concern over issues of survival.
Sikhs protesting against the Nanavati Commission Report in New Delhi, 2005. Copyright Gauri Gill 2005.