Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
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b. 1961, India

Dayanita Singh’s art uses photography to reflect and expand on the ways in which we relate to photographic images. Her recent works, drawn from her extensive photographic oeuvre, are a series of mobile museums that allow her images to be endlessly edited, sequenced, archived and displayed. Stemming from Singh’s interest in the archive, the museums present her photographs as interconnected bodies of work that are replete with both poetic and narrative possibilities. Publishing is also a significant part of the artist’s practice: in her books, often published without text, Singh extends her experiments on alternate forms of producing and viewing photographs.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017 Museum Bhavan, a solo exhibition at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
  • 2016-17 Museum of Shedding, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2016 Museum of Machines: Photographs, Projections, Volumes, a solo exhibition at MAST, Bologna
  • 2016 Suitcase Museum and Kitchen Museum at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia for the 20th Biennale of Sydney
  • 2016 Museum of Chance Book Object, a solo project at the Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh
  • 2016 Museum of Chance Book Object, a solo exhibition at the Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
  • 2015-16 Conversation Chambers Museum Bhavan, a solo exhibition at KNMA, New Delhi
  • 2014 Go Away Closer a solo exhibition at Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
  • 2014 Dayanita Singh a solo exhibition at the Art Institute, Chicago
  • 2013 Go Away Closer a solo exhibition at The Hayward Gallery
  • 2013 Venice Biennale a group exhibition in the German Pavilion, Venice
  • 2012 File Museum a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2012 Monuments of Knowledge, a solo exhibition at King’s India Institute, KCL, London
  • 2012 a solo exhibition at Nature Morte, New Delhi
  • 2011 a group exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale
  • 2010 a touring solo exhibition at Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam; Mapfre Foundation, Madrid
  • 2009 Indian Highway, a touring group exhibition at Serpentine Gallery, London; Astrup Museum, Oslo
  • 2008 Dream Villa, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2005 Chairs, a solo exhibition at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
  • 2003 Privacy, a solo exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art, Berlin
  • 2003 Homelessness, a group exhibition at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

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Image of: Museum of Shedding
  • Museum of Shedding , 2016
  • 1 large structure, 9 small structures: 1 bed, 1 desk, 1 bench, 2 stools, 2 storage units, 1 table, 73 framed photographs
  • 38.3 x 38.3 x 2.1 cm (each photograph, framed), 230 x 80 x 56 cm (large structure)