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b. India, 1995
Architect, Curator, Designer and Visual Artist 

based in India

Aakriti is a visual artist whose work spans unique geographies and is embedded in the contexts of her everyday in the landscapes of South Asia. As an architectural graduate, the roots of her practice emerge from her keen interest in the historicities of the built environment and relevant debates around the discourse on their conservation. She is devoted to her work and pets, perhaps not as equally as she would like.

A Girl Called Yellow is a space created to advocate what she stands for through various projects undertaken with like-minded individuals and establishments.

 Academic Education

2019-2020

International Photography Programme

Pathshala South Asian Media Institute

University of Sunderland

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Photo Circle

Kathmandu, Nepal

2019

Film Appreciation Course

Film and Television Institute of India

National Film Archive of India

Pune, India

2012-2017

Bachelors in Architecture

Sir J J College of Architecture

Mumbai, India

Grant | Screening | Exhibition | Project | Award

2022 

VISUAL DESIGNER

BANGALORE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL 2022

Website Documentation, Design and Development

Bangalore, India

2022 

EXHIBITION DESIGNER

KUNTS MUSEUM

for Sandbox Collective Exhibit

Wolsberg,Germany

2022 

CURATOR

LATE ECHO, PART OF CURATORIAL INTENSIVE SOUTH ASIA (CISA) 2021-22

Exhibiting Arists: Anupam Diwan, Vinita Barretto and Rohit Saha

Delhi, India

2022 

SPATIAL EXHIBITION DESIGNER

CISA EXHIBITION AT IIC, DELHI

Design and Development for spatial needs of 12 exhibits

Delhi, India

2021 

VISUAL DESIGNER

SEE-SAW 

Website Documentation, Design and Development

Bangalore, India

2021 

AWARD: SHORTLIST

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021

The Royal Photographic Society

Bristol, UK

2021 

EXHIBITION 

WOMEN IN FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY 2021

After Eden part of the the sixth edition of WIFP by Objectifs’ Centre

Singapore

2021 

PARTICIPANT

Activating our Archives: Protest and Play

Curated by Sunil Shah

Modern Art Oxford and Fusion Arts

London, UK

2021 

AWARD: LONGLIST

of the works titled 'On Princple'

for TOTO Funds the Arts for Photography 2022

Bangalore, India

2021 

VISUAL DESIGNER

THE DRAMA LIBRARY

Website Design and Development

Bhasha Centre

Bangalore, India

2021 

AWARD WINNER: THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 

BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE

The Fineman New Photography Award 2021

for the work titled 'After Eden'

Ballarat, Australia 

2021 

FELLOWSHIP

CURATORIAL INTENSIVE SOUTH ASIA (CISA) 2021-22

2 week Curatorial Residency + Exhibition

KHOJ International Artists' Association

Delhi, India

2021 

VISUAL DESIGNER

SANDBOX COLLECTIVE 

Website Design and Development

Bangalore, India

2021 

EXHIBITION

BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE

Core Program

At Post Office Gallery for the work titled 'After Eden'

The Fineman New Photography Award 2021

Ballarat, Australia 

2021 

AWARD: FINALIST 

BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE

The Fineman New Photography Award 2021

for the work titled 'After Eden'

Ballarat, Australia 

2021 

AWARD: RUNNER UP

ALPINE FELLOWSHIP

Visual Art Prize 2021

Exhibition of the work titled 'After Eden'

at three day symposium, Fjällnäs, Sweden

London, UK

2021

SCREENING

SLIDESHOW: RETHINKING NATURE

Mois européen de la photographie Luxembourg 
31 MAY - 6 JUNE 2021

IMAGO Lisboa 
1 - 31 OCTOBER 2021

Festival Center FOTO WIEN
9 - 27 MARCH 2022

Vienna, Austria

Luxembourg

Lisbon, Portugal

2021 

CURATION: HERITAGE GRANT BY BRITISH COUNCIL

Museum of Memories

a Sandbox Collective Initiative

funded by British Council Heritage Grant for Youth in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Bangalore, India

2020 

WORLD PRESS PHOTO INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER

of the work titled 'After Eden'

as part of 2021 Contestant Outreach Campaign

curated by Photo Kathmandu

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2020 

AWARD: LONGLIST

of the works titled 'After Eden' and 'Maska Bun and Migration: Irani Cafés of Bombay'

for TOTO Funds the Arts for Photography 2021

Bangalore, India

2020 

SCREENING

At Angkor Photo Festival

of the work titled 'After Eden'

curated by Denesse Victoria and Swastik Pal

Siem Reap, Cambodia

2020 

PUBLICATION

for the issue on climate change

of the work titled 'After Eden'

British Journal of Photography

edited by Isabela Radwanska Zhang

written by Alice Zoo

1854 Media

London, UK

2020 

SCREENING

selection for 'Alumni Curates'

of the work titled 'After Eden'

curated by Okky Ardya

Siem Reap, Cambodia

2020 

SCREENING

at Yalamaya Kendra

of the work titled 'After Eden'

curated by Sarker Protick

Kathmandu, Nepal

2019

GRANT WINNER

Sahapedia Frames Grant 

for the Photoessay titled 'Maska Bun and Migration: Irani Cafés of Bombay'

Mumbai, India

2017

CURATION: EXHIBITION

at Eros Cinema

for students of Columbia University, New York by Art Deco Mumbai

Mumbai, India

2015

EXHIBITION

Photography, Research and Merchandise Design

'Deco on the Oval' at Sir J J College of Architecture

Curated by Mustansir Dalvi

Mumbai, India

MOVIE

'Deco on the Oval: The Residents Speak'

Mumbai, India

2015

SCREENING

at Studio X

of movie titled 'From Monumental to Transitory: The Grand Concourse'

collaboration of Barnard + Columbia Architecture and Sir J J College of Architecture

Mumbai, India

Publications

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