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Photographers Talk: Arpita Shah

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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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Coventry

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Photographers talk by Arpita Shah, in partnership with Coventry University Photography Department and The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

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Arpita Shah is a photographic artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She works between photography and film, exploring the fields where culture and identity meet. As an India-born artist, Shah spent an earlier part of her life living between India, Ireland and the Middle East before settling in the UK. This migratory experience is reflected in her practice, which often focuses on the notion of home, belonging and shifting cultural identities. Shah’s work tends to draw from Asian and Eastern mythology, using it both visually and conceptually to explore issues of cultural displacement in the Asian Diaspora.

She graduated from Napier University in Edinburgh in 2006. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography (2013); Tramway in Glasgow (2014); Focus Festival in Mumbai, India (2015); Chobi Mela IX in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2017); Autograph APB in London (2018) and Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow (2019). She is the recipient of the 2019 Light Work + Autograph ABP Artist-in- Residence programme in Syracuse NY and her work is held at the National Galleries of Scotland.

Her previous commissions include Creative Scotland (2014) to develop new work for the Commonwealth Games collaborating with diverse families across Scotland, and An Lanntair (2017) on her project ‘Copan Chai’ which explored the oral histories of Asian Hebrideans in the Isle of Lewis and Harris.

Shah’s project ‘Nalini’ which was shot across India, Kenya and UK and explores the artist’s own maternal lineage was debuted at Street Level Photoworks in 2019 and will be touring to Impressions Gallery, Bradford from 17 th Jan – 28 th March 2020. Shah is currently developing new work across the Midlands exploring British Asian female identity commissioned by Grain Projects.

www.arpitashah.com

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