Akshita Gandhi is a multi-media artist based in Mumbai. By merging social, historical, and mythological concepts her work concentrates on breaking out of stereotypical gender roles, grappling with the history of colonialism, and self-empowerment Her body immersive installations include Le cirque de la liberté(2020), a textured mise-en-scene inspired by the circus and Dare to Break Free (2020), a commission by the Berlin-based music festival Kater Blau. Expanding upon built landscapes, she uses ink and acrylics to alter photographs of villages and cities. In the mixed media painting, lightbox, and poetry series Freedom, I Read Banned Books (2019)- she advocates breaking free from patriarchal structures. Gandhi has collaborated with Frank DeBourge for New York Fashion Week and the Indian menswear brand Kurtees, in addition, she continues to exhibit extensively at galleries and art fairs internationally. 

Education:

MA in Fine Arts from the Lotus Institute, Dubai, UAE

 

Solo Shows:

2020    Le cirque de la liberté, D/Code, Mumbai, India

2020    Dare to Break Free, Kater Blau, Mumbai, India

2019    Let There Be Light, Foley Gallery x D’arte Mart, New York, USA

 

Group Shows:

2020     To Art or Not To Art, Gabriel Fine Arts, Artsy

2020     Women Artists: Evoke or Provoke? Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, USA

2019     Unity in Variety X, Shapero Modern Gallery, London, UK

2019     Colour of Thought, MyMicroGallery, Milan, Italy

2019     La Vie Magique, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, USA

2019     The Onishi Project Gallery, New York, USA

2016     The Index Exhibition, Dubai, UAE   

 

Fairs:

2019     Pulse Art Fair, Now You’re Looking, D’arte Mart, Miami, USA

2019     Asia Contemporary Art Show, D’arte Mart, Hong Kong

2019     Market Art + Design, D’arte Mart, Bridgehampton, USA

2018     Scope Art Fair, D’arte Mart, Miami, USA

2018     World Art Dubai, UAE

2018     The Grand Prix, Formula One, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2017     The International Boat Show, Dubai, UAE

2016     The Executive Women Magazine Fair, Mind of a Winner, Dubai, UAE

2016     World Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE           

2015     World Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE

 

Private Collections include Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum.

 
Gandhi is currently represented by:
• Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York. 
• Gabriel Fine Art, London.