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 Art, Fitzrovia Gallery, London

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

Online Shows:

2020 Traveling Souls in collaboration with Anukrti Upadhyay, presented by ATO Gallery, Miami

2020 To Art or not to art, Gabriel Fine Art, Artsy

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: