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:
An Indian art platform showcasing renowned and promising Indian artists from around the world. (Virtual Gallery)
2023: “Outstanding merit for Art/Photography,” by the Bombay Art Society. Awarded by Shri Sudhir Mungatiwar (Minister of Forests, Cultural Affairs & Fisheries, Maharashtra State). Bombay, India.
2022: “The Failing Feminist,” by the The Rotaract Club of K.C. College. Bombay, India.
2022 A love letter to my home, The Nehru Centre, London, UK
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
2023 Young Collectors’ Weekend presented by Farah Siddiqui and Teesta Bhandare, IFBE, Mumbai, India.
2023 All India Annual Exhibition presented by the Bombay Art Society, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2023 Terrestrial Grammar, Stefania Carrozzini Gallery, Venice, Italy.
2022 White Noise, Svasa Homes, Bangalore, India.
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 Gaze, Reflect and Gather, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
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
2013 Colours of Life, The Viewing Room Gallery, Mumbai, India.
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