Published On 2013
Sheba Chhachi is a long time chronicler of women’s rights movements in India, photoghapher, filmmaker and installation artist. She brings together photographs, found or 'sculpted' objects, sound, light, and video. Her works address ongoing concerns the question of transformation, retrieving the marginal and the play between the mythic and social in the context of gender, body, representation, urban ecologies, violence and visual culture. She has participated in various group and solo shows over the years including, ‘Mermaid’s Mirror’, India Art Fair Project Space, New Delhi, India in 2014; ‘Ganga’s Daughters’, Europalia, Belgium in 2014; 'Evoking the Pause' at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India in 2011; Against Exclusion, 3rd Moscow Biennale, Russian Federation in 2009; Where Three Dreams Cross - 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK & FotoMuseum Winterthur, Switzerland in 2010. She was awarded the Signature Art Prize in 2011 by the Singapore Art Museum for her installation ‘The Water Diviner’. She has published writings, given talks and conducted workshops, research and projects relating to women, conflict, urban ecologies, visual culture and contemporary art practice in India and South Asia. She lives and works in Delhi.