ABOUT
Visual Artist & Educator

In an image-driven world, Anuja situates her practice in the elementary aspects of image-making. Her work takes shape from the vantage point of Ladakh, located in the remote Indian Himalayas. Ladakh as a lived experienceits history, geomorphology and ecology underpin her camera-less and analog photography, bookmaking, and mixed-media works.

Anuja’s learnings in and from Ladakh have enabled her understanding of the world as one that does not exist of its own accord, but one that is dependent on causes and conditions. The lingering uncertainties of the mountain communities against the planet’s ailing health, which will soon send stronger ripples across the world profoundly inform her practice.

Having transitioned into visual arts from photography, Anuja’s creative arc has been threaded by the wonders of light. She now endeavours to consolidate her experiences, working with photographic prints as visual notes of the unpronounced rhythms of nature.

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EXHIBTIONS
2022

• ‘Political Statement’, LoosenArt, Rome, Italy
• ‘Women in Photography’ (photobook by Katerina Kouzmitcheva), BWA Wroclaw, Poland

2019

• Ladakh Literature Festival, Leh
• The Art Book Exhibition (shortlist display), Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

2018

• Kochi-Muziris Students’ Biennale
• Confluence & Mega Losar, New Delhi
• Head On Photo Festival, Australia

2017

• Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad
• Odesa-Batumi Photo Days, Georgia
• Delhi Art Slam, New Delhi
• Deep Listening, New Delhi

2016

• Contemporary Arts Week, New Delhi

2015

• Pukaar : Artists at Work Productions, New Delhi

AWARDS & GRANTS
2021

Prince Claus Seed Award, Prince Claus Fund

2019

Shortlist: Photobook Grant, Alkazi Foundation

2018

Designate Research Fellow, Sahapedia-UNESCO

2017

Winner: Portrait Prize, Indian Photo Festival

PAPER PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
2020

‘Itsy-Bitsy Writer’
What can writing do for you?–A conversation with writing faculty from across India;
Anant Fellowship, Anant National University, Ahmedabad

2019

‘Abounaddara and the Syrian Spectacle’ Safarnama–Young Scholars’ Conference;
Ambedkar University Delhi

2017

‘Through the Looking-Glass of the Viewfinder’ IP College for Women, University of Delhi
&
Jabberwock: Journal of the Department of English, Lady Shri Ram College for Women,
University of Delhi

Get In Touch
contact@anujadasgupta.com
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