Akshita Gandhi (b. 1988, India) is a photographer and multimedia artist based in Mumbai. Gandhi investigates home and belonging while grappling with colonialism and the social and visual ramifications of India’s contradictory capitalist structure. Centering on urban landscapes and spaces, her photographs enhance architectural elements through repetition and distortion resulting in painterly renditions of escapism. Her Pin Code series unfurls the nuances of the “city of dreams,” and extends beyond the cacophony and clangour of Mumbai. In the mixed media painting, lightbox, textile and poetry series Freedom, I Read Banned Books (2019-2021) she advocates breaking free from patriarchal structures. Using light as a guiding principle, Gandhi’s work speaks to the transformative power of artistic practice merging photography, painting, resin, gold leafing, resin and collage. Pushing her boundaries, she has ventured into creating collaborative music and video pieces to give her viewers an immersive experience. Gandhi oscillates between interfaces of obscurity/perceptibility and construction/de-construction pushing the boundaries of visual experience. Gandhi has exhibited widely in India and internationally.

Currently showcasing works with:

https://thecurators.art/

An Indian art platform showcasing renowned and promising Indian artists from around the world. (Virtual Gallery)

Solo Shows

2022 A love letter to my home, The Nehru Centre, London, UK

2021 Journeys, Gabriel Fine Art, London, Virtual

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

2022 Terrestrial Grammar, MyMicro Gallery, Milan, Italy

2022 Mind Medium Material, 079 Stories Gallery, Ahmedabad, India.

2022 The Human Touch, The Naeil Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

2022 The Agony and Ecstasy of Being, Koppal X Gallery, London, UK.

2021 City vs Nature, The Gallery by Alex Baxter, Gabriel Fine Arts, London, UK

2021 Architect of the Elsewhere, Gallery Perchée, New York, USA (Virtual Show)

2021 Gaze, Reflect, and Gather, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

2020 Traveling Souls: Akshita Gandhi and Anukrti Upadhyay, ATO Gallery and Cultbytes, Virtual

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, Vogelsang Gallery, 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