Gauri Gill


Gauri Gill (b. 1970) is a Delhi based photographer. She has exhibited within India and internationally. In 2022, her first major survey exhibition opened at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt and continued on to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk in January 2023. Gill’s work has been shown at BAMPFA, Berkeley (2020), the 58th Venice Biennale (2019), National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2019), Chobimela, Dhaka (2019), Chennai Photo Biennale (2021 and 2019), Museum Tinguely, Basel (2018), MoMA PS1, New York (2018), Documenta 14, Athens and Kassel (2017), 7th Moscow Biennale (2017), Prospect 4, New Orleans (2017), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017), Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2016), San Jose Museum of Art (2015), The Wiener Library, London (2014) and Whitechapel Gallery, London (2010), among other places. Gill has recently published two books with Edition Patrick Frey about her collaborations with rural artists, Acts of Appearance (2022) and Fields of Sight (2023).

In 2023, Gill won the 10th Prix Pictet, world’s leading photography and sustainability award. In 2022, Gill was the Inaugural Roberta Denning Visiting Artist at Stanford University, California; in 2018, she was a recipient of an India Today Art Award, New Delhi; in 2013 she was Creative Arts Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio; in 2011 she was awarded the Grange Prize, Canada’s foremost award for photography; and in 2002 she received the Fifty Crows Award (formerly called the Mother Jones) in San Francisco.

Her work is in the collections of prominent institutions worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Museum, London; Smithsonian Institution, Washington and Fotomuseum, Winterthur.