Bindi Vora



Bindi Vora is an interdisciplinary photographic artist of Kenyan-Indian heritage, associate lecturer at LCC and curator at Autograph, London. She is interested in how ideas of resistance and resilience are influenced by our everyday surroundings. Her practice often combines collage, linguistics, analogue processes, and an archive of found photography procured over the last decade.


Her works have been exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery (UK); Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects (UK); 180 The Strand (UK); Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood (UK); Phoenix Gallery (UK); Cultural Centre of Belgrade (RS); Benaki Museum (GR); Art Stage, (SG); amongst others. Vora has been commissioned by the Hospital Rooms an arts and mental health charity to create new artworks for Devon Partnership NHS Foundation (2019) and Southwest London and St George’s Mental Health Trust (2023); additionally she was commissioned by FT Weekend Magazine ‘My London’ supplement (2023). In 2023 her first major photobook Mountain of Salt was published by Perimeter Books which has been shortlisted for the Aperture Foundation x Paris Photo First Book Award 2023.


Her works are part of collections including the Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection / MoMA (US); Guy’s and St Thomas Foundation (UK); Imperial Health Charity (UK), SPBH at Maison Européene de la Photographie (FR); The Women’s Art Library (UK) amongst others.


Vora is currently the artist-in-residency at the National Museum Northern Ireland as part of the 20/20 programme led by the UAL Decolonising Arts Institute. She lives and works in London.


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


Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection at the Pratt Institute, New York, USA
Self Publish Be Happy Collection at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation (UK)
The Hellenic Center for Photography, Athens, Greece
The Hyman Collection (UK)
Indie Photobook Library at The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, Connecticut, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Art Collection at Imperial Health Charity (UK)
On Landscape Project, UK
The Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University, London
Camberwell College of Arts Special collections at University of Arts, London, UK
University of Westminster, London UK
Norwich University, UK
State Library of Victoria, Australia
Tate Library, UK
and private collections across Europe


2023 – Financial Times (FT) Weekend Magazine ‘My London’
2022 – Southwest London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust at Springfield Hospital, London with the Hospital Rooms
2019 – The Junipers, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) / Hospital Rooms x Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Exeter, Devon
2010 – Bling! Jewellery Stories from the East End – University of Arts London / Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood


2023 – Mountain of Salt, 15 x 19 cm; First Edition of 800 | Published by Perimeter Editions | ISBN 978-1-922545-19-0 | Printed by Wilco Art Books, Netherlands
2014 – In the blue light we failed.- Artist book, unique photographic print on cover 14.5 x 20 cm; Edition of 100 – Self Published
2012 – Ex-Libris – Set of two hand made artist books, encased in hand made slip case 13.7 x 15 cm; Edition of 1 – Self Published
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 – Self-Published


2023 – Paris Photo x Aperture First Book Award, Paris Photo, November 2023
2023 – Writing her own Script. Women Photographers from the Hyman Collection, Photo London, May 2023
2023 – Held in Hope: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and COVID-19, St Mary’s, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals, London, from February 2023
2022 – ‘No Place Is An Island’, Photo50, London Art Fair, 19-23 January 2022
2022 – Exposure Photography Festival in Calgary, Alberta at Contemporary Calgary, Canada (February 2022)
2022 – ‘Visual Politics: Recent Acquisitions by the Hyman Collection’, 10 January – 1 April 2022
2021 – ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward’, St Mary’s Hospital (UK), Imperial Health Charity
2021 – A Different Mirror. Photographs from the Hyman Collection, Photo Oxford, St Johns College (15 Oct – 15 Nov 2021)
2021 – Der Greif Guest Room curated by Gem Fletcher & Carmen Winant (Sept 2021)
2021 – ‘I didn’t lick it’, Bruton Correspondence School x Bruton Museum, UK (24 July – 24 September 2021)
2021 – ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward’, Charing Cross Hospital (UK), Imperial Health Charity
2021 – ‘A Deeper Shade Of Green’, Saolta Arts, University Hospital, Galway (IE) Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture (March – April 2021)
2021 – ‘Control’, Format21 International Photography Festival (March 2021)
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


2023 – A Look Inside the Titles Shortlisted for the 2023 PhotoBook Awards, Aperture, November 2023
2023 – Things To Do at Paris Photo 2023 and Beyond, PH Museum, November 2023
2023 – Discover Der Greif’s Community of Artists at Paris Photo, November 2023
2023 – Announcing the 2023 Photobook Awards Shortlist, Aperture (October 2023)
2023 – Note 11: A dictionary suggests itself, August 2023
2023 – Mountain of Salt – Bindi Vora in Conversation with Raquel Villar-Pérez, May 2023
2023 – Human skulls and grass bums! Pioneering female photographers – in pictures, Guardian, May 2023
2023 – Looking at London through the eyes of three contemporary photographers, FT Weekend magazine, May 2023
2022 – Interview with Rachel Seegal Hamilton:’Layers of Rhetoric’, Aesthetica Magazine (July 2022)
2021 – Feature: Firecracker – Mountain of Salt’ (November 2021)
2021 – Feature: Trigger: Issue 3 ‘Call for Care’ by FOMU, Antwerp ‘Sara Knelman on Bindi Vora’s Mountain of Salt‘ (November 2021)
2021 – Feature: Over Journal: Issue 2 ‘Sue Rainsford on Bindi Vora’s Mountain of Salt‘ – July 2021
2021 – BuzzFeed News ‘9 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World’ – July 2021
2021 – Guardian ‘Mountain of Salt: a Covid commentary from found images – in pictures’, July 2021
2021 – Feature: The Wick Culture – ‘Spotlight Series’, March 2021
2021 – Le Quotidien de l’Art, February 2021
2021 – Feature: British Journal of Photography
2020 – Feature: Womxan Don’t Really Faint
2020 – Feature: Phases Magazine
2020 – Interview: Design India, Issue 122 – The Asian Curator, Page 60-63
2020 – Interview: Affordable Art Fair – Meet the artist, Bindi Vora – January 2021
2020 – A Corner With…
2018 – I Heart Women , Sept 2018
2018 – Eric David for, May 2018
2016 – Loose Associations Vol. 2, Issue II, April 2016
2015 – Review: ‘In the blue light we failed’ by Anika Sabin
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


2022 – Shortlisted for Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary, Canada
2021 – Shortlisted for FORMAT21, Format International Photography Festival
2020 – Shortlisted for the 7th Singapore International Photography Festival
2019 – Shortlisted for Denton’s Art Prize
2015 – Shortlisted for Athen’s Photo Festival
2015 – Shortlisted for PDN’s 30 2015: New and Emerging Photographer’s to Watch


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