Photographer / Visual Artist
Co-founder of BIND
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Nishant Shukla is a visual artist and photographer based between London & India.
His personal body of work addresses questions of identity, origins and essence through
an exploration of the margin : peripheral moments, spaces and people, commemorated
with images and objects that are entangled into his own journey.

Nishant is also a co-founder of BIND, a platform for contemporary photography based in India,
with a specific interest for the photobook. While running a public photobook library based in
Bombay, BIND is interested in fostering new narratives, developing original practices and
using inventive forms of engagement with the medium.


Curatorial & Editorial Projects
2017 Pro Helvetia Guest Curator: Platform 2017, Fotomuseum Winterthur
2015 Co-Founder of a platform for contemporary photographers named BIND, dedicated primarily to the photobook.


Grants / Awards / Shortlists
2016 Winner Alkazi Photobook Grant
2016 Shortlisted Steidl Asia Open Call
2016 Shortlisted Fotobookfestival Kassel Dummy Award
2016 Shortlisted Unseen Dummy Award
2008 Vice Chancellors Award for MA Photography, Thames Valley University, London

Solo Exhibition
2017 Centro Fotografico Cagliari: Seeking Moksha / Cagliari, Italy

Selected Exhibitions
2018 Tissuer D’Image: Seeking Moksha / Beaucouze
2017 DocFiled Barca: Brief Encounters/ Barcelona
2017 Format International Festival: Seeking Moksha / Derby
2016 Photobook Week Aarhus: Seeking Moksha - Book / Galleri Image
2016 Unseen Photo Fair & Festival: Seeking Moksha - Book / Amsterdam
2016 Encontros da Imagem: Seeking Moksha - Book / Braga
2016 Ravers & the Aftermath / TIFA / Pune
2016 Organ Vida Festival: Seeking Moksha - Book / Zagreb
2016 Fotogallerie: Seeking Moksha - Book / Oslo
2016 Alkazi Grants Preview: Seeking Moksha / Art Heritage Gallery / New Delhi
2016 PhotoIreland: Seeking Moksha - Book / Dublin
2016 Fotoleggendo: Seeking Moksha - Book / Rome
2016 Fotobookfestival: Seeking Moksha - Book / Kassel / Beijing
2016 Steild Bookshow: Seeking Moksha - Book / The Deck / Singapore
2016 Zones of Privacy: Seeking Moksha - Book / Chatterjee & Lal / Mumbai
2016 Travel Photo Jaipur / Jaipur Railway Station / Jaipur
2016 Tasveer Journal: Seeking Moksha / Tasveer Gallery / Bangalore
2015 Tasveer Journal: Seeking Moksha / Exhibit 320 / New Delhi
2015 GoaPhoto 2015 / Blindboys Collateral Exhibition at Casa Xetio / Panjim
2013 United Art Fair: Brief Encounters / Pragati Maidan / New Delhi
2010 Close to you: Liminal / PM Gallery / London
2010 Enter 2010: Kanwarias / Watermans Art Centre / London
2010 TVU Showcase 2010: Ravers / Thames Valley University / London
2010 Monsoon Chapter 5: Kanwarias / Alliance Francais / Exhibit 320 / New Delhi
2010 Amazing Grace: Liminal / Photomonth / London
2009 Faculty of Arts Showcase / Thames Valley University / London
2009 Monsoon Festival 4 / Max Mueller Bhawan / New Delhi
2009 Freshfacedandwildeyed09: Brief Encounters / The Photographers’ Gallery / London
2008 Nikon Discovery Awards: Ravers / Kensington Olympia / London
2008 First Exposure: Ravers / Shoreditch Town Hall / London
2007 Nikon Discovery Awards: Park Royal / Kensington Olympia / London

Book
2017 Seeking Moksha / Published by Alkazi Foundation / India


Teaching
2017 History of Imaging / National Institute of Design / Ahmedabad
2015-16 Photography / Shri Aurobindo College of arts & communication / Delhi
2013-14 Photography & Print Production / Sophia’s College / Mumbai

Participatory Projects
Head Facilitator, Curator / Cassel Hospital (A centre for people for Emerging & Severe Personality Disorders) / 6 wk. workshop & exhibition in Richmond, UK 2010.
Head Facilitator / Akanksha Foundation (a centre for underprivileged children) / 6 wk. workshop in Mumbai, India 2011.

Education
BA (Hons) Photography & Digital Imaging (2005-2008) / Thames Valley University / London
PG Dip in Photography (2008-2010) / University of West London / London

Clients & Selected Publications
NYMagazine
Foam Magazine
The Financial Times
Fabrica
Museum of Art & Photography Bangalore
Weiden + Kennedy
The New York Times
Vice Magazine
Monocle
The British Journal of Photography
Wallpaper UK
GQ
Vogue
The Sunday Guardian
The Telegraph
Architectural Digest
The Sunday Times Magazine