Bindi Vora

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ABOUT

Bindi Vora is a contemporary photographic artist. Her practice utilizes various analogue processes, often taking inspiration from her everyday surroundings, which include her personal archive. Vora’s work teases out subtle marks and pigments within the materials she uses, such as negatives and photographic paper; the results often create vast spaces of colour, light and subtle detail that contemplate ideas of perception and representation of the photographic print. She is interested in the way materials or ephemera can be reused or recycled to create new narratives but can be traced back to other works, almost like interconnected tissues.

 

In 2013, Vora graduated from University of Westminster with a BA (Hons) in Photographic Arts. Her works have been exhibited in a number of group exhibitions in the United Kingdom and across the world including The Photographers’ Gallery, UK; Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, UK; 180 The Strand, UK; Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood, UK; Phoenix Gallery, Exeter; Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia; Benaki Museum, Athens; Art Stage, Singapore; amongst others.Her works have been published in PYLOT, Capricious Magazine and Loose Associations, and has appeared on various websites including I Heart Women, Hyperallergic, A Corner With; being named as one to watch by Art Fetch. In 2020 her ongoing series Mountain of Salt will be exhibited as part of the Singapore International Photography Festival.

 

Vora self-published artist book In the blue light we failed. (2014), which has been acquired by The Women’s Art Library at Goldsmith’s University (UK), Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection / Museum of Modern Art (US), Self- Publish Be Happy at Maison Européenne de la Photographie (FR), amongst others. In 2019, she was commissioned by the Hospital Rooms on behalf of the NHS Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in Exeter. Her works are held in public and private collections across Europe. She lives and works in London.

 

COLLECTIONS

Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection / Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Pratt Institute, New York, USA

Self Publish Be Happy Collection at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

The Hellenic Center for Photography, Athens, Greece

Indie Photobook Library at The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, Connecticut, USA

On Landscape Project, UK

The Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University, London

University of Arts, London, UK

University of Westminster, London UK

Norwich University, UK

Tate Library, UK

 

EDUCATION
2010-2013 First Class Honours, BA (Hons) Photographic Arts, University of Westminster
2009-2010 Distinction, Art & Design, London College of Fashion, University of Arts London

 

AWARDS 
2020 – Shortlisted for the 7th Singapore International Photography Festival
2020 – Shortlisted for FORMAT21, Format International Photography Festival
2019 – Shortlisted for Denton’s Art Prize 2019
2015 – Shortlisted for PDN’s 30 2015: New and Emerging Photographer’s to Watch

 

COMMISSIONS
2019 – Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) – Hospital Rooms Commission, Exeter, Devon
2010 – Bling! Jewellery Stories from the East End – University of Arts London / Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood

 

ARTIST PUBLICATIONS
2014 – In the blue light we failed.- Artist book, unique photographic print on cover 14.5 x 20 cm; Edition of 100

2012 – Ex-Libris – Set of two hand made artist books, encased in hand made slip case 13.7 x 15 cm; Edition of 1

2011 – Journeying a non-place -Artist book, series of postcards encased in hand made slip case 14.4 x 19.7 cm, Edition of 7

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2020 – ‘Arriving & Departing’, 7th Singapore International Photography Festival (Nov 20 – Jan 21)
2020 – Hospital Rooms Auction, Hauser & Wirth, London (24 September 2020)
2019 – Denton’s Art Prize Exhibition, Denton’s Law Firm, London, (June – December 2019)
2019 – Hospital Rooms Auction, Hauser & Wirth, London (17 June 2019)
2019 – The Junipers & Jasmine Lodge Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter (3-30 May 2019)
2018 – ‘A Shade of Pale’, 180 The Strand, London (16 May – 3 June 2018)
2017 – ‘Hyperanalogue’ Geekender, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
2016 – Uncertain States, London Alternative Photography Collective, Mile End Arts Pavilion
2016 – On Landscape #3, Lower Hewood Farm, Dorset
2015 – Business as Usual: Self Publish, Be Happy in Residence at The Photographers’ Gallery, London
2015 – Material Light, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Serbia
2015 – Athens Photo Festival 2015, Photobook Show – shortlisted , Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2014 – On Landscape #1, Guest Projects, Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Road, London
2014 – Capricious presents ‘The Louder’, Kulturhaus Palazzo, Switzerland
2014 – Atlas of Places do not Exist, Villa del Arte Galleries @ Art Stage Singapore
2013 – enter13, Waterman’s Gallery, London
2013 – Material Light, London Gallery West, London
2013 – Making Home: The Ugandan Asian Story, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London
2013 – The Laying of the Hands, 5th Base Gallery, London
2013 – University of Westminster Degree Show @ Free Range, T1 Truman Brewery, London
2012 – Scratch the Surface, East Gallery, London
2012 – Wall Page & Screen, London Gallery West, London
2010 – BLING! Jewellery Stories from the East End, Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood, London
2010 – London College of Fashion, Art & Design Show, Mare Street, London

 

PUBLISHED WORKS & SELECTED REVIEWS
2020 – Interview: Womxan Don’t Really Faint (forthcoming)
2020 – Feature: Phases Magazine (forthcoming)
2020 – Interview: Design India, Issue 122 – The Asian Curator, Page 60-63
2020 – Interview: Affordable Art Fair
2020 – A Corner With…
2018 – I Heart Women , Sept 2018
2018 – Eric David for Yatzer.com, May 2018
2016 – Loose Associations Vol. 2, Issue II, April 2016
2014 – A Journal for Emerging Photography Endures in Print, Hyperallergic, Allison Meier, April 2014
2014 – Capricious Issue 15: Boundaries, January 2014
2014 – PYLOT, Issue 0, January 2014

2013 – Top 10 Emerging Photographers featured on Art Fetch, Charlie Levine, October 2013
2013 – A Story Behind a Photograph, The Photographers’ Gallery, September 2013
2013 – Free Range 2013 Review, Andrew Revell Photography, July 2013
2013 – Online portfolio’s are Essential by Bridget Coaker, Troika Editions

 

TEACHING 
University of the Arts, London
University of Westminster, London
Hendon School, London

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS, TALKS & WRITING
2020 – Bindi Vora in conversation with Poulomi Basu, The Photographers’ Gallery
2020 – Panel Speaker – London Alternative Photography Collective – The Sustainable Darkroom residency at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects
2020 – Judge for 2020 Firecracker Grant
2019 – Panel speaker – University of East London with Pauline Desouza
2019 – Panel speaker – “Family Photography Now and Then”, London Art Fair
2019 – Bindi Vora in conversation with Vanley Burke (GUAP Residency), The Photographers’ Gallery
2017 – Curatorial Contributor, Hemera Photographic Collective
2016 – Mentor – Brighton Photo Fringe for Emerging Curators programme
2016 – Panel speaker at London Alternative Photography Collective
2016 – Contributor to Loose Associations publication, The Photographers’ Gallery
2014 – Contributor to ‘PYLOT’ magazine
2013 – Curator of ‘The Laying of Hands’, 5th Base Gallery, London
2012 – Curator of ‘Scratch the Surface’, East Gallery, London

 

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