Chinar Shah


2016 – ongoing

The portraits have been manipulated with the healing tool in Photoshop over a period of time, as the artist thinks of the subject in an imagined attempt to heal them.

The work alludes to the supposed intimacy of digital technologies and its promise to unite people over large distances.

About the Artist

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Chinar Shah is a Bangalore based artist and teaches visual arts at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She is co-editor of the Bloomsbury-published (2018) book Photography in India: From Archives to Contemporary Practice with Aileen Blaney. She also runs an alternative gallery space, Home Sweet Home. Chinar has shown her work extensively including at Tate Liverpool, Art Bengaluru, Serendipity Arts festival and Kochi Muziris Biennale collateral. She has received grants from AHRC for the multiple partner project on Articulating Women (2018 -19), Göteborgs Stad Kultur – Pronto, Gothenburg (2018) and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation (2017).