Gauri Gill (1970–) is an Indian photographer based in New Delhi. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Delhi College of Art (Applied Art 1992) before undertaking a second Bachelor of Fine Art (Photography) at Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1994 and a Master of Fine Art (Art) at Stanford University in California in 2002. Gill has created a number of collaborative series that focus on marginalised and rural communities in India. Her work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows around the world, including at the Venice Biennale (2019), PS1 MoMA in New York City (2018), Centre Pompidou in Paris (2017), documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2017), as well as the International Center of Photography in New York City (2017). In 2011 Gill won Canada’s prestigious Grange Prize for contemporary photography. Her works are included in major international collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum in New York City, National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and Tate in London.
Image: Gauri GILL
from the series Balika Mela
pigment ink-jet print
161.2 x 106.6 cm
courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) (Bengaluru)
Image: Installation view of Visions of India: for the colonial to the contemporary featuring artworks by Gauri Gill, Monash Gallery of Art, 2021