Soumya Sankar Bose


Soumya Sankar Bose (b. 1990) is an artist based in Kolkata, India. He reconstructs archival material and oral histories into photography, films, alternative archives and artist books. Bose’s hybrid mode of practice interweaves long-term research and engagement with local communities including his own family history. Bose was awarded Magnum Foundation’s Social Justice Fellowship for ‘Full Moon on a Dark Night’ and received Magnum Foundation’s Migration and Religion Grant in 2018. He is the recipient of the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art’s Amol Vadehra Art Grant, The Agroecology Fund, Murthy Nayak Foundation Photobook Grant, Henry Luce Foundation grant and India Foundation for the Arts grant. His books and works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York (New York), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and the Ishara Art Foundation and the Prabhakar Collection (Dubai).