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Open Studio: Gauri Gill, Denning Visiting Artist

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Stanford Department of Art & Art History presents

Open Studio: Gauri Gill
Roberta Bowman Denning Visiting Artist

Stanford Art Gallery Building, Lower Level
Thursday and Friday, May 26 and 27, 11am - 5 pm PT
Reception: Friday, May 27, 3 - 5 pm PT

The artist has requested that attendees watch this talk before coming by:

Gauri Gill is at Stanford this quarter as the inaugural fellow for the Stanford Visiting Artist Fund in Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning. Her residency is supported by the Department of Art & Art History and the Center for South Asia.

Gauri Gill’s (MFA ’02) work sits at the intersection of documentary photography, fine art and theatrical performance. Grounded upon collaboration and long temporal duration, Gill’s photographic projects are intimate portrayals of local communities and material traces that speak to collective experiences in an increasingly individualized and globalized world. While at Stanford, Gill is conducting reviews with senior students in photography, as well as working on book projects on her series, “Acts of Appearance,” and “Fields of Sight,” which comprise multi-year engagements with indigenous, rural artists. At her Open Studio, she will share the working process behind her practice, while also discussing living archival projects such as the 1984 notebooks.

Gauri Gill (b. 1970 Chandigarh, India) is a Delhi-based photographer. She has exhibited within India and internationally including at the 58th Venice Biennale, 2019; MoMA PS1, New York, 2018; Documenta 14, Athens and Kassel, 2017; Kochi Biennale, 2016 and Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 2016. Her work is in the collections of prominent institutions worldwide, and in 2011, she was awarded the Grange Prize, Canada’s foremost award for photography. Various ongoing projects highlight her sustained belief in collaboration and ‘active listening’, and in using photography as a memory practice. Gill’s work addresses the Indian identity markers of caste, class and community as determinants of mobility and social behaviour; in it there is empathy, surprise, and a human concern over issues of survival. Additional information can be found at