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Gauri Gill

Born 1970 in Chandigarh, India.

Lives and works in New Delhi, India. 

Gauri Gill studied applied art at the College of Art, New Delhi, after which she pursued a BFA in Photography at Parsons School of Design, The New School in New York, followed by an MFA in Art Practice at Stanford University. Over the years, her pursuit of photography has come to transcend the limitations of genre or geography, which makes her standpoint vary between photographer, social activist and anthropologist. Her work has been exhibited at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, MoMA PS1, New York; Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC and the Whitechapel Gallery, London. Her work is in various prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Museum, London; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington and Fotomuseum, Winterthur. In 2011 she was awarded the Grange Prize, Canada’s foremost award for photography.