06 Jul 2017 - 05 Aug 2017
Featuring two series: Half Naked Nude and Un-still Life by Mumbai-based photographer Shahid Datawala, the exhibition explores the idea of the uncanny in everyday objects.
Shahid Datawala (b. 1974) has photographed extensively for various publications. His solo exhibitions include: I once was alive, Gallery 7, Mumbai, 2015; Where the city rests, Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai, 2010 as part of FOCUS festival; Shadow Boxing, Tasveer in Bangalore, Calcutta and New Delhi, 2008-2009; A Walk with Pillars, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, 2001; Dress Circle, Tasveer in Bangalore, Calcutta, Mumbai, New Delhi, 2007-2008.
Datawala has also participated in a number of group shows including: Post Visual World, curated by Gitanjali Dang, Priyashri Art gallery, Mumbai 2008; Caturday is Cleaning Day, curated by Gitanjali Dang, The Loft, 2009 and By George curated by Gitanjali Dang, Alliance Française, New Delhi, 2010. He also been a part of international group shows such as - India: Public Places, Private Spaces curated by Gayatri Sinha and Paul Sternberger, The Newark Museum, New Jersey, 2007 and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, 2008 and ; Click, curated by Radhika Singh and Sunil Gupta, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi and Grosvenor Gallery, London, 2008; Where Three Dreams Cross, curated by Sunil Gupta and Radhika Singh, White Chapel Gallery, London, 2010.
Shahid Datawala was also the chief designer for Pallate - a furniture design store in Mumbai, for 7 years. He was awarded the Edida Furniture Category Award in 2009 and the Edida Designer of the Year by Elle Décor in 2010. He also designs clothes and is a jewellery maker.
He is currently working on a number of photography projects that draw up his diverse practice as a designer, photographer and artist.
Datawala lives and works in Mumbai.