Dayanita Singh Information

Dayanita Singh

*1961 in New Delhi, IND.

Solo exhibitions:



File Museum, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

Dayanita Singh / The Adventures of a Photographer, Bildmuseet, Umea University, SE

Monuments of Knowledge, Photographs by Dayanita Singh, Kings College London, UK

House of Love, Nature Morte, New Delhi, IND



Adventures of a Photographer, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, JP

House of Love, Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Museum of Art, Bogota, CO



Dayanita Singh, Huis Marseille Museum fotografie, Amsterdam, NL

Dayanita Singh, Mapfre Foundation, Madrid, ES

Dream Villa, Nature Morte, New Delhi, IND



Blue Book, Nature Morte, New Delhi, IND

Blue Book, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Bombay, IND



Let You Go, Nature Morte, Berlin, DE

Dream Villa, Frith Street Gallery, London, IND

Sent a Letter, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi, IND

Sent a Letter, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay, IND

Ladies of Calcutta, Bose Pacia Gallery, Calcutta, IND



Go Away Closer, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, IND

Beds and Chairs, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, IND

Go Away Closer, Kriti Gallery, Benares, IND

Go Away Closer, Rencontres-arles. Arles, FR



Go Away Closer, Nature Morte, India, IND

Beds and Chairs, Valentina Bonomo Gallery, Rome, IT



Chairs, Studio Guenzani, Milan, IT

Chairs, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

Chairs, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA



Privacy, Les Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, FR



Privacy, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE

Myself Mona Ahmed, Museum für Indische Kunst, Berlin, DE

Dayanita Singh: Image/Text (Photographs 1989–2002), Department of Art and Aesthetics Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, IND



I am as I am, Myself Mona Ahmed, Scalo Galerie, Zurich, CH and New York, USA

Parsees at Home, Gallery Chemould, Bombay, IND

Bombay to Goa, Kalaghoda Festival, Bombay, IND

Bombay to Goa, Art House India, Goa, IND



I am as I am, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Empty Spaces, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK



Dayanita Singh, Stockholm, SE

Dayanita Singh, Brussels, BE

Demello Vado, Saligao Institute, Goa, IND



Venice Photo Biennale, Venice, IT

Family Portraits, Studio Guenzani, Milan, IT



Another India, Crealde School of Art Orlando, USA

Family Portraits Nature Morte, New Delhi, IND



Images from the 90′s. Scalo, Zurich, CH

Selected group shows:



German Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT



Street, New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK



Indian Highway, The National Museum of XXI Art, Rome, IT

ILLUMInations, Arsenale, 54th Venice Biennale, IT

Paris – Delhi – Bombay…India through the eyes of Indian and French Artists, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival: Dynamic Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, CDN

Indian Highway, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, FR



Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan, PK

and Bangladesh, Whitechapel Gallery, travelling to Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH



Au Féminin, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris, FR

Vases, Arden and Anstruther, UK

Indian Highway, Astrup Museum, Oslo, NO



Indian Highway Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

The Home and the World, Hermes Store, New York, USA/Paris, FR/Berlin, DE

The photograph, painted posed and of the moment, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, IND

Wedded Bliss: The Marriage of Art and Ceremony, Peabody Essex Museum, USA

Manifesta 7: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, IT

The 7th Gwangju Biennale: A Year in exhibitions, South Korea, KR



Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie, Arles, FR

Private/Corporate , Sammlung Daimler Chrysler, Berlin, DE

Horn Please, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, CH



Summer Exhibition, Frith Street Gallery, London

Das Achte Feld – Geschlechter, Leben und Begehren in der bildenden Kunst seit 1960, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, Fondazione Sandretto Re, Rebaudengo, Turin,

Cities in Transition, NYC, Boston Hartford


2005 – 07

Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India, Queens Museum of Art and the Asia Society, New York, USA; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, MEX; MARCO, Monterrey Mexico, MEX; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, IND; National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, IND



Presence, Sepia International, New York, USA



Summer Show, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

Ten Commandments, Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, DE



Architecture of Homelessness, Pinakotek der Moderne, Munich, DE

The Family, Windsor Gallery, Florida, USA



Red Light, Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, AU

Kapital und Karma. Aktuelle Positionen indischer Kunst, Kunsthalle, Wien, AT

Bollywood – Das indische Kino und die Schweiz, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, CH

Banaras: The Luminous City, Asia Society, New York, USA

Photo Sphere, Nature Morte, New Delhi, IND



CenturyCity Tate Modern, London, UK



Another Girl, Another Planet, New York, USA

Indian Art, Sydney, AU

Dayanita Singh and Manisha Parekh, Milan, IT

Inferno and Paradiso,Umea Museum, Sweden, SE

Worlds of Work – images of the south, Musée d’ethnographie, Geneva, CH



Black and White – 50 Years and the Indian Woman, Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, IND

Canon Top Ten Photographers, Delhi, Bombay, IND

La Filature, Mulhouse France, FR

Another India, Crealdé School of Art, Orlando, Florida, USA



India – a Celebration of Independence: Philadelphia Museum of Art; Virginia, USA

Museum of Fine Arts; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Knoxville, Museum of Art; Chicago Cultural Center; Royal Festival Hall London. NGMA; Delhi, IND

NGMA Bombay, Victoria Memorial Calcutta, Lalit Kala, Madras, IND



India – A Contemporary View, Asian Arts Museum San Francisco, USA

Out of India. Queens Museum of Art. New York, USA



So many worlds – Photographs from DU Magazine, Holderbank, Aargau, CH


Selected awards:


Prince Claus Award, Amsterdam Robert Gardner Fellowship, Harvard University, USA

Another India, Crealdé School of Art, Orlando, Florida, USA


Selected bibliography:

Dayanita Singh: Adventures of a Photographer, Shiseido Corporate CultureDepartment, 2011

Dayanita Singh: House of Love, Peabody Museum Press, 2011

Dayanita Singh: Dream Villa, Steidl, 2010

Dayanita Singh: Blue Book, Steidl, 2009

Dayanita Singh: Sent a Letter, Steidl, 2008

Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer, Steidl, 2007

Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India, published in conjunction with the exhibition

Dayanita Singh: Chairs, Steidl, 2005

Dayanita Singh: Privacy, Steidl, 2003

Dayanita Singh: Myself Mona Ahmed, Scalo Verlag, 2001

Dayanita Singh: Zakir Hussain. Himalayan books, 1986