Nishant Shukla   ---   Index
is a visual artist primarily working with photography based in London, UK.

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 with his own journey. 

Nishant co-founded BIND (2015-2020), a platform for contemporary photography based in India, with a specific interest for the photobook.

Selected editorial clients include Architectural Digest, GQ, Monocle, NYMagazine, Vogue, Wallpaper, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine and The Telegraph. 

Selected commercial clients include 11.11, Bhane, Bungalow8, Eka, Indigo Airlines, Itoh, Raw Mango, Roker Atelier and Tiipoi.
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2005-2008  BA (Hons) Photography & Digital Imaging , Thames Valley University, London, UK
2008-2010  PG Dip in Photography, University of West London, London, UK

Curatorial Projects
2017  Pro Helvetia Guest Curator: Platform 2017, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland ︎︎︎
2015-2020  Co-Founded BIND, a platform for photobooks, Mumbai, India ︎︎︎

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

Art Fairs
2017  India Art Fair, Seeking Moksha, Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India
2013  United Art Fair, Brief Encounters, New Delhi, India

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

Selected Exhibitions
2018  Tissuer D’Image, Seeking Moksha, Beaucouze, France
2017  DocFiled Barca, Brief Encounters, Barcelona, Spain
2017  Format International Festival, Seeking Moksha, Derby, UK 
2016  TIFA, Ravers & the Aftermath, Pune, India
2016  Alkazi Grants Preview, Seeking Moksha, Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India
2016  Fotobookfestival, Seeking Moksha, Kassel, Germany
2016  Steild Bookshow, Seeking Moksha, The Deck, Singapore
2016  Zones of Privacy, Seeking Moksha, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, India
2016  Travel Photo Jaipur, Brief Encounters Installation, Jaipur Railway Station, India
2016  Tasveer Journal, Seeking Moksha, Tasveer Gallery, Bangalore, India
2015  GoaPhoto 2015, Ravers & the Aftermath, Blindboys Collateral Exhibition at Casa Xetio, Panjim, Goa, India
2009  Freshfacedandwildeyed09, Brief Encounters, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

2017  Seeking Moksha, published and enabled by the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts: Photography Grant 2016          
88 Pages, 3 inserts, offset Printing, section sewn binding with screen printed hardcover ︎︎︎

Selected Publications
2018  Photography in India : A Visual History from the 1850’s to the Present / Nathanial Gaskell, Diva Gujral, Published by Prestel ︎︎︎
2018  Foam Magazine #50, Water Issue, Interview by Aveek Sen ︎︎︎
2017  Vice Annual Photo Issue, US & UK ︎︎︎
2017  British Journal of Photography #7857, Habitat ︎︎︎
2014  Fisheye Magazine #6 ︎︎︎
Art Residency
2019 Open 19, Live Art & Performance Residency, HH Art Spaces, Goa, India ︎︎︎

Selected Talks
2018  BIND & the photobook in India, Fotobookfestival, Kassel, Germany ︎︎︎
2017   Platform, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland ︎︎︎
2015  The journey of the photobook, in conversation with Dragana Jurisic & Sohrab Hura, Photokathmandu, Nepal ︎︎︎
2014  New Ethnographies: Contemporary Conventions of the Image, PIX, Max Muellar Bhavan, Mumbai, India ︎︎︎

2017-18  History of Printing & Photography, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India ︎︎︎
2015-16  Photography, Shri Aurobindo College of arts & communication, New Delhi, India ︎︎︎
2013-14  Photography & Print Production, Sophia’s College, Mumbai ︎︎︎

Participatory Projects
2011   Head Facilitator, Akanksha Foundation, 6 week workshop, Mumbai, India ︎︎︎
2010  Project Lead, Facilitator & Curator, Cassel Hospital, 6 week workshop & exhibition, Richmond, UK ︎︎︎

Selected Press
Art Tribune ︎︎︎
Art Zealous ︎︎︎
Foam ︎︎︎
Fotoroom  ︎︎︎
Ignant ︎︎︎
Itsnicethat ︎︎︎
Pagina99 ︎︎︎
Photocaptionist ︎︎︎ 
Vice ︎︎︎