Sandip Kuriakose, Interested, 2017. From the series “NPNR”.

FotoFest Announces Details for 2018 Edition Focusing on India

FotoFest International has announced the forty-eight artists to be featured in the central exhibition of its upcoming biennial, which returns to Houston on March 10 and will run through April 22, 2018. The participating artists in “INDIA: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art” are all from India and the global Indian diaspora. Organized by lead curator Sunil Gupta and FotoFest executive director and cocurator Steven Evans, FotoFest 2018 will be one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary photography by artists of Indian origin to be presented in the United States.

The upcoming show will be the first in which FotoFest has focused directly on South Asia. Recent editions have directed attention to artists from Latin America (1992), Korea (2000), China (2008), Russia (2012), and the Arab world (2014). “INDIA: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art” will be presented at three adjacent arts spaces in Houston’s Washington Avenue Arts District, as well as in the galleries of the Asia Society Texas Center in Houston’s museum district.

The FotoFest 20018 biennial will also feature a number of related programs, including a two-day symposium on the subject of India, presented in partnership with Asia Society Texas Center and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; a film program, presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; artist talks and tours; and family, literary, and culinary events.

The full list of exhibiting artists is as follows:

Indu Antony (Bangalore, India)
Pablo Bartholomew (New Delhi, India)
Atul Bhalla (New Delhi, India)
Mohini Chandra (Fiji/UK/Australia)
Sheba Chhachhi (Ethiopia/New Delhi, India)
Serena Chopra (New Delhi, India)
Tenzing Dakpa (New Delhi, India)
Sarindar Dhaliwal (Canada/Mumbai, India)
Anita Dube (New Delhi, India)
Gauri Gill (New Delhi, India)
Chandan Gomes (New Delhi, India)
Shilpa Gupta (Mumbai, India)
Shivani Gupta (Goa, India)
Vinit Gupta (New Delhi, India)
Apoorva Guptay (Mumbai, India)
Abhishek Hazra (Bangalore, India)
Sohrab Hura (New Delhi, India)
Manoj Kumar Jain (New Delhi, India)
Samar Singh Jodha (Dubai, UAE)
Ranbir Kaleka (New Delhi, India)
Rashmi Kaleka (New Delhi, India)
Jitish Kallat (Mumbai, India)
Max Kandhola (Birmingham, UK)
Roshini Kempadoo (UK/Guyana)
Asif Khan (New Delhi, India)
Anita Khemka and Imran B. Kokiloo (New Delhi, India)
Sandip Kuriakose (New Delhi, India)
Dhruv Malhotra (New Delhi, India)
Arun Vijai Mathavan (Ahmedabad, India)
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew (UK/USA)
Uzma Mohsin (New Delhi, India)
Nandini Valli Muthiah (Chennai, India)
Pushpamala N. (Bangalore, India)
Dileep Prakash (New Delhi, India)
Ram Rahman (New Delhi, India)
Raqs Media Collective (New Delhi, India)
Anoop Ray (New Delhi, India)
Vicky Roy (New Delhi, India)
Vidisha Saini (New Delhi, India)
Hemant Sareen (New Delhi, India)
Gigi Scaria (New Delhi, India)
Mithu Sen (New Delhi, India)
Rishi Singhal (Gandhinagar, India)
Leila Sujir (Montreal, Canada)
Ishan Tankha (New Delhi, India)