b. India, 1995

Architect, Photographer, Visual Artist and Independent Filmmaker

based in Mumbai | Pune

Aakriti is a visual artist and photographer whose work spans unique geographies and is embedded in the contexts of her everyday in the landscapes of South Asia. As an architectural graduate, she chose to engage her practice with her photographic journey and thus, 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. A fellow of the International Photography Programme at Pathshala South Asian Median Institute, Dhaka, her most recent work explored the relationship of the built juxtaposed with the emotional landscape in socio-cultural spaces of Nepal. Her work has found its space across various acclaimed print and digital publications such as British Journal of Photography, Financial Times, BBC, Domus India etc. She is devoted to her work and pets, perhaps not as equally as she would like.

 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

Grants | Screenings | Exhibitions

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 

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 'Bun Maska 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

2017- ongoing

CURATION: HERITAGE WALKS

Art Deco stretch along Oval Maidan

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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