Remains of the Day

About the exhibition
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.

About the artist
Shahid Datawala

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 -  IndiaPublic 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.